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Something to hide during elections? #210685
12/06/2019 07:05 PM
12/06/2019 07:05 PM
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Here's an article about SXM not wanting observers during their elections. It makes it look like they have something to hide and based upon the many corruption scandals there, I'd have to agree. When will they learn that if they have nothing to hide and embrace outside observers, maybe their reputation will change. I doubt it based on the fact that it's been more than 2 years since Irma nd they still haven't got the airport money for lack of instituting the integrity chamber. This is just ridiculous, IMO.

https://www.thedailyherald.sx/islands/93044-st-maarten-refuses-election-observers-the-hague-critical



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Re: Something to hide during elections? [Re: deputydog1157] #210686
12/06/2019 07:27 PM
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No surprise.They don't want any over site. They can't even bring themselves to sign off on an integrity commission.

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Re: Something to hide during elections? [Re: deputydog1157] #210687
12/06/2019 07:29 PM
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The airport issue is just one what many I’m sure would say is a national disgrace. You would think also an embarrassment for the SXM government. It just seems to me that airport should have been long ago fixed and open but you got a bunch of the same old ego filled seemingly corrupt politicians fighting over control of the money so nothing happens. So they delay delay delay issue after issue all while crapping on their own countrys future. Shocking that the locals don't speak up more to this outranges behavior and lack of real action or results. The Dutch must be totally disgusted with what seems to be greed or is it just Gov incompetence...or both. Lets hope someone is really able or cares to get this done soon. SXM is a lovely island and people and. they deserve a lot better.

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Re: Something to hide during elections? [Re: deputydog1157] #210734
12/07/2019 09:58 AM
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The PM says they don't object to the observers, just the cost, stating that SXM can't afford the cost of the observers. Says they would welcome the observers if SXM did not have to pay the cost for it. Link

That is probably BS, that they would welcome the observers, but it's a good reason to not agree to it.


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Re: Something to hide during elections? [Re: Carol_Hill] #210749
12/07/2019 12:09 PM
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