THE NEW IMF ISSUES IN ST MAARTEN A.A. LOURENS

I read in the newspaper that the IMF officials came to St. Maarten and concluded that we should add a VAT(duh) and that the high salaries should go down…… (pause)

I have concluded that the St. Maarten Government obviously took the IMF officials to St. Barths….. GTFOHWTBS!
#onlyinsxm

      • Arlette van GurpWhat effin high salaries????? grrrrrrrrrrrrrr

        7 hours ago ·
      • Alston Alvarino Lourensthat’s wht im saying dushi, they must have carried those officials to St. barths and fooled them that they were in St. Maarten

        7 hours ago ·
      • Gregory RichardsonActually there is ONE section of the job force that has seen a significant increase in salary recently…maybe the IMF was referring to them?

        7 hours ago ·
      • Arlette van GurpI know babe…. its just the audacity of the thought!

        7 hours ago ·
      • Arlette van GurpLOL Greg

        7 hours ago ·
      • Stevenson PinderSt.Maarten is growing so as its people but a majouraty still within the minimum wage , Dutch Quarter middle Regioun and suckerGarden excluding st peters just start to look a little better but is only appearance, People really suffering and ashame to go next to KFC in philipsburg for free food to feed there kids, So the Government should reconsider and keep doing things thar the people of st maarten will really benifit more not just a salary.

        7 hours ago ·
      • Nelson Els this was meant for all the civil servants, assistants(technical)
        and those holding the highest office…..

        St maarten simply can not afford this govt. apparatus….
        it is too big & too expensive

        we cannot afford not even the rent or the mortgage on that white elephant on the pond.

        and to at insult to the injury they are not even working…
        no staff,under staff, no office,no chair,no car,no money.

        but maybe,maybe coming form the IMF, i hope the ordinary people
        are taking note.

        6 hours ago ·
      • Nelson ElsOne thing is for sure…..This party will not last 5 years!

        6 hours ago ·
      • Nelson ElsThe dutch will stop it before that!

        6 hours ago ·
      • Arlette van GurpFINGERS AND TOES CROSSED THAT THE DUTCH STEP IN!!!!

        6 hours ago ·
      • Stevenson Pinderso what is stopping them from doing that if they are not there already

        6 hours ago ·
      • Lazette BrowneThis party will last more than 5 years because in its previous form it lasted for 50. This is not a new situation we are in. Mismanagement, corruption and greed has been the standard in our government for a very long time. But so long as the people of this island keep selling their votes for handouts there will be no change. Our government will continue to rape this island.

        6 hours ago ·
      • Lionel WoodlyYou can flag and criticize my opinion on this matter and that is, that  it’s a shame that it has gotten this far and for the people of St.Maarten to NOW actually wanting the Dutch to step in. This fiasco could have been avoided if everyone *besides the politicians and the very few* were much more informed on the pro’s and cons of that election determining St.Maartens fate.  Hell we would’ve been much better off becoming a part/municipality of the Netherlands as Saba, Statia and Bonaire did.

        6 hours ago ·
      • Lazette Browne The last thing our politicians want is Dutch involvement in thge day to day affairs of the island Lionel Woodly

        6 hours ago ·
      • Lionel Woodly‎@ Lazette: I know hence why I stated what I wrote and I also don’t care who may hate/despise/find my post ignorant because guess what….IT’S MY OPINION 😉

        6 hours ago ·
      • Alston Alvarino LourensBring the Dutch! life will be hard but at least it will be fair

        6 hours ago ·
      • Umesh Nandwani Every ones argument here is good. What sense it makes if no one is listneing. Katia Lakecreated a group that says U know u r from St.Martin when. If we create a group and have “Honorable”(I meant horrible) dignitaries and politicians involved, then there would be heated arguments and all our points broght forward.

        6 hours ago ·
      • Umesh Nandwanii said it to a particular politician that has the lowest attendance record, ” Do not try and be heroes by getting independent. All u guys want is your leader to be the first P.M.. That party claimed to get it but no one is P.M.. their fate. I simply said fight to keep the N.A alive on SXM terms and conditions, but it was ego for them

        6 hours ago ·
      • Arlette van Gurp The Dutch are ignorant people you know,… they are basically telling/watching/showing us to wallow in our own “referendumized shit”….. cuz that’s what we asked for…

        I hope the eventually get off their horse and step in though… been saying if for a year now… I agree with Lionel Woodly.

        6 hours ago ·
      • Stevenson Pinderthis is time now to remake history. the future of the people of st maarten is in whose hands, look to unite the little group of people and stand for a cause worth fighting for and that is our kids, they disurve better they disurve a fair chance too, ST maarten is one of the most blessed islands in the Caribbean, I just hope we are the only one who is not seeing the big picture.

        5 hours ago ·
      • Alston Alvarino Lourens no that won’t help Umesh Nandwani, the only way is to join an organization that knows how to table actual suggestions to parliament… the right way… Such a group does exist and will be launching soon… because the facebook is not mandatory the politicians will simply not join the group, or say they dont have the time… we have a constitution that clearly makes provisions for all citizens to table stuff to parliament that MUST be discussed in a parliamentary meeting… stay tuned we will launch soon…

        5 hours ago ·
      • Stevenson Pinderand is there any other organization befoore yours that atempted the same as you all right now. on the french side there are many cryes but the right people were not there to hear in Fleming days over here we are not only faced with constitutional isues , Our People are challenged by the policies and a lot of questions on the stake holders, Are you sure you are ready to stand soon

        5 hours ago ·
      • Alston Alvarino Lourensyes im sure, its not me alone but a team of residents who have had enough, and are devising a plan to keep them on their toes.. credibility and accountability is everything… i dont know of any other organization like that before, we are grounded in bettering the experience of society and all that encompasses that idea…

        5 hours ago ·
      • Edward A. de Cubai would just like to say alston, this has been long awaited (keep me posted) and to the people who doubt, Thomas Jefferson once said “When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty. ”

        about an hour ago ·
      • Arlette van Gurp Awesome quote Edward

        about an hour ago ·

    NEW POLITICAL PARTY: Dr. Neville Labega de Weever

    Dear Editor,

    Many citizens of this country are extremely dissatisfied with the manner in which our present
    government is taking care of the business of the people. We are a democratic country, so we
    do have an opposition in parliament. The one and only opposition party that we have, the
    National Alliance, is even the party that won the last elections, obtaining 7 of the 15 seats in
    parliament. However, during the first year of existence of our new country, this party has been
    slowly but surely disintegrating, for whatever reason(s). Two of their parliament members have
    left the party and are now independent members of parliament.
    We all realize that we are living in economically difficult times and that our government faces
    gigantic problems. It is very easy to sit in one’s armchair and critisize as we all do at one time
    or another. Nevertheless, many of us feel that our government is  not addressing the problems in
    the way that they should. I really had hopes that things would change as time passed by
    and that our government would slowly but surely start getting things right. Regretfully, I am
    becoming more and more convinced that this is not the case! So what are we going to do?
    I envision forming a new political party. The people of Sint Maarten is one the highest educated
    peoples in the  world! It must be possible to get a number of these people together to form a
    new party and to come up with plans to govern this country in a way that each and every citizen
    will feel that their interests are genuinely being taken care of. If we can get this party together
    and if our voters agree with our plans I would urge them to become members of the party. In
    that way representatives can be chosen by the members, the voters of this country, and they can
    be removed when they are not acting in the best interest of the people.
    As I mentioned it is very easy to lay back and critisize. Well, let us stop doing that! Let us get
    together, form a new party and start making feasable plans for our country before it is too late!
    Dr. Neville H. de Weever LaBega
    Phone: 581 6620

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