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Sint Maarten Government Falls Again #69811
10/01/2015 06:59 AM
10/01/2015 06:59 AM
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New England (home), St. Maarte...
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The government of St. Maarten has fallen again. We're hearing there will be a new government (again) in about three weeks. As usual there will be no effect on tourists, other than not knowing who the Prime Minister will be for a while. We'll let you know more when we do.

Coalition governments among a dozen or so political parties are tricky, especially when members of parliament change affiliations and majorities or pluralities or coalitions fall apart. That has happened what, four times in SXM in the last few years?


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Re: Sint Maarten Government Falls Again [Re: jmbcomms] #69812
10/01/2015 08:36 AM
10/01/2015 08:36 AM
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Wow ...same old , same old .....SXM continues to struggle with managing this country .

Re: Sint Maarten Government Falls Again [Re: jmbcomms] #69813
10/01/2015 09:31 AM
10/01/2015 09:31 AM
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Central Florida!
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Daily Herald story

Daily Herald story

Link to governing accord

I don't understand much of anything about the SXM government, but I definitely disagree that this has no effect on tourists. From what I can see, there has been absolutely ZERO done by the government to address crime issues since Officer Benji's death. Maybe if they could figure out this other stuff, they could move on to doing things to help locals and tourists alike deal with crime, which affects every local person's life AND threatens to destroy the whole livelihood of the country.

Last edited by Carol_Hill; 10/01/2015 09:38 AM.

Carol Hill
Re: Sint Maarten Government Falls Again [Re: Carol_Hill] #69814
10/01/2015 09:41 AM
10/01/2015 09:41 AM
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St. Maarten
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Carol_Hill said:
Daily Herald story

Daily Herald story

Link to governing accord

I don't understand much of anything about the SXM government, but I definitely disagree that this has no effect on tourists. From what I can see, there has been absolutely ZERO done by the government to address crime issues since Officer Benji's death. Maybe if they could figure out this other stuff, they could move on to doing things to help locals and tourists alike deal with crime, which affects every local person's life AND threatens to destroy the whole livelihood of the country.


exactly. it has an effect on everyone..nothing gets done or fixed while they play musical chairs.

Re: Sint Maarten Government Falls Again [Re: Barbara] #69815
10/01/2015 09:47 AM
10/01/2015 09:47 AM
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Yes, musical chairs is a very apt description, in so many ways.


Carol Hill
Re: Sint Maarten Government Falls Again [Re: jmbcomms] #69816
10/02/2015 09:19 AM
10/02/2015 09:19 AM
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Carol Hill
Re: Sint Maarten Government Falls Again [Re: Carol_Hill] #69817
10/02/2015 02:59 PM
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I'm glad to see that 10-10-10 solved all the Dutch sides problems.


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