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sxmmartini
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NAf. 661,482 funds approved Jan. 8, 2018 election
      #1751401 - 11/08/17 03:32 PM (24.47.166.190)

NAf. 661,482 funds approved for January 8, 2018 elections. "Democracy of a Nation comes with a price." PM William Marlin
https://www.thedailyherald.sx/islands/70798-naf-661-482-approved-for-january-8-elections


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MrWhiskerssammy
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Re: NAf. 661,482 funds approved Jan. 8, 2018 election [Re: sxmmartini]
      #1751403 - 11/08/17 03:56 PM (97.96.31.128)

I for one am totally outraged that the govt. is willing to spend that kind of money on elections. Just think of how better that money could be used for the country and the people. I own a condo and am there approx. 6 months each year. Not a resident--no voting rights, but if I did have those rights, I would be so mad at how all of this is being handled. Possibly, I am missing something?

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Re: NAf. 661,482 funds approved Jan. 8, 2018 election [Re: sxmmartini]
      #1751404 - 11/08/17 03:57 PM (131.161.86.146)

Total waste of much needed funds from the people.

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Carol_HillAdministrator
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Re: NAf. 661,482 funds approved Jan. 8, 2018 election [Re: sxmmartini]
      #1751408 - 11/08/17 07:59 PM (173.221.6.130)

OK I have been offline all day, but I thought the elections were off?? And they are going to spend like $400,000 on it??? Wow.

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Re: NAf. 661,482 funds approved Jan. 8, 2018 election [Re: Carol_Hill]
      #1751410 - 11/09/17 12:04 AM (170.250.49.21)

im sorry....400K for an election sounds like a bargain. How much do you think it costs for a special election in the states?? This is a COUNTRY wide vote to set up a new government on the island. Yes...the Country is in deep need of money for repairs....but obviously with the current government in place, refusing to follow terms from the Netherlands to get money for repairs...etc. This price seems like a bargain for the Country.

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Maria_and_Steve
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Re: NAf. 661,482 funds approved Jan. 8, 2018 election [Re: EdB]
      #1751414 - 11/09/17 07:06 AM (69.57.228.114)

Sure the cost for Sint Maarten elections is low but the population is small too. BUT any money like this could be used to repair the island, so necessary to lure the cruise ships back into port in order to support the country.

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Re: NAf. 661,482 funds approved Jan. 8, 2018 election [Re: EdB]
      #1751416 - 11/09/17 07:29 AM (173.221.6.130)

Regardless, they should NOT be having an election in January.. That's ridiculous.

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soualigacapt
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Re: NAf. 661,482 funds approved Jan. 8, 2018 election [Re: Carol_Hill]
      #1751418 - 11/09/17 10:10 AM (71.167.60.237)

Considering only about 5000 people vote in the elections it seems like a lot.

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Bluesfan
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Re: NAf. 661,482 funds approved Jan. 8, 2018 election [Re: soualigacapt]
      #1751428 - 11/09/17 12:10 PM (108.12.201.228)

Have to print all those phony voter cards that Marlin's people will stuff the ballot boxes with. Conditions on SXM are perfect for massive fraud.

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Re: NAf. 661,482 funds approved Jan. 8, 2018 election [Re: soualigacapt]
      #1751446 - 11/09/17 03:51 PM (24.209.195.61)

I would also think the amount of plywood and lumber could be put to much better use. If anything like past elections, the billboards are over the top.

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