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Ombudsman meets with SG of Ministry VROMI to discuss concerns

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - Ombudsman Gwendolien Mossel held a meeting with the Secretary General of the Ministry of VROMI, Mr. Louis Brown, acting head of the Inspectorate department, Mr. John Davis and Acting head of the Permits department, Mr. Charlon Pompier, regarding several pending cases concerning the Ministry.

The Ombudsman expressed serious concerns about the lack of responses to requests of the public and the investigations of the Ombudsman, despite several reminders. Currently the majority of cases concern the departments of Domain Affairs, Inspectorate and Permits.

Government is required to adhere to investigations of the Ombudsman, not doing so is in violation of the National Ordinance of the Ombudsman.

In the extensive meeting, Mr. Brown expounded on the structural deficiencies within several departments pertaining to staffing and budgetary constraints. Despite the departments best efforts, they are unable to respond timely to requests/queries of the public mostly due to these shortcomings.

A prioritizing of these structural issues is necessary for the departments to keep up with the demand. The Ombudsman emphasized that the public is not being properly serviced by the Ministry as persons are left in uncertainty.

The constant change in Ministers and occasionally the conflicting decisions of same, also severely challenges the continuity in government. This also requires attention. The Ombudsman made it clear that these challenges in no way exempts the Ministry from its duty to respond.

A meeting with the Secretary General of the Ministry of Justice is scheduled within short to address similar concerns.

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Port to Launch its New Tech PCS Single Window Next Month

PORT ST. MAARTEN – More than 300 delegates including representatives from Port St. Maarten attended the Caribbean Shipping Association (CSA) 49th Annual General Meeting Conference & Exhibition (AGM) that recently took place in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. The CSA is considered the voice of the Caribbean shipping industry.

The AGM was an opportunity to share expertise and ideas and to promote the latest developments and innovations from across the world of shipping.

CSA AGM brought together a specialist audience of shipping experts from academia, industry, government, and service providers of shipping and maritime products and services.

One of the top conference topics was digitalization and cybersecurity. Delegates explored how digitalization will define the future of the shipping industry; issues related to workforce transformation and the combination of new technical skills that will be required by maritime workers were touched upon.

Port St. Maarten plans to introduce its own Port Community System (PCS) next month that would enhance cargo handling for stakeholders and customers. The PCS involves data-sharing among stakeholders and third parties covering cargo and cruise operations at the country’s seaport of entry.

“The first phase of PCS will be launched, and St. Maarten is at the forefront of digitalization. At this year’s CSA AGM, we learnt that more advanced digitalization of the maritime industry is underway, and this reassures the port’s long-term strategic planning in digitization and more inclusive data center platforms is the way to go.

“Over the past months we had very productive sessions with various stakeholders who are all very excited to see PCS be launched in the coming month. We gave a live demo of the whole workflow for an arriving vessel and emphasized on the focus for each stakeholder. After the session the feedback was very positive that we received from cargo agents, Immigration, Customs, and Maritime Affairs.

“The port’s soon to come online PCS is also in line with the International Maritime Organization (IMO) Facilitation of International Maritime Traffic (FAL) which allows the shipping process to move more quickly, more easily and more efficiently. According to the IMO, statistics show that countries with more efficient FAL infrastructure have better import and export figures. This again reassures us that we are heading in the right direction with PCS and making the right investment calls.

“Port St. Maarten’s Cargo Division is also looking to close the year with double digit growth on transshipments and similar numbers in local cargo movements. Next year we are expected to have above normal cargo activities with projected increases in the double digits for cruise and cargo,” Port St. Maarten Management said on Thursday.

PCS is an extension of Port St. Maarten’s Terminal Operating System that would further enhance the port’s operational excellence platform linking for example cargo/container manifest to an incoming/outgoing vessel to warehouse/storage handling and receiver pick-up.    

During the CSA AGM, delegates were informed about sustainability seen as the future of the shipping industry. This was brought forward in the session, ‘Oceanic Awakening: Sustainability and Stewardship Actions’ and ‘Climate Change: Game Changer for Caribbean Ports.’ In addition to building more resilient infrastructure, this effort also calls for the bolstering of institutions, systems and regulations to adequately address vulnerabilities.

The 49th CSA AGM three-day took place from October 7-9. This year the host was the Asociacion de Navieros de la Republica Dominicana.

CSA was established in 1971 to facilitate development of an efficient, viable Caribbean shipping industry. Since then, the Association has become the voice of the region's shipping industry and a major regional forum in which matters relevant to the growth and development of Caribbean shipping are discussed.

The CSA represents its membership in relevant regional hemispheric groupings, associations and organizations - governmental, multilateral and private sector; and maintains Observer status with leading Caribbean multilateral bodies CARICOM and the Association of Caribbean States.

Caribbean Shipping Association represents private and public sector interests across the entire Caribbean area, including South, Central and North American ports; in all four major language groups - English, French, Spanish, and Dutch. The CSA uses English as its official language.

CSA membership includes 12 national shipping associations and over 100 individual member entities, including port authorities, terminal operators, shipping agents, shipping lines, tug and salvage companies, consultants, freight forwarders, leasing companies and others.

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FLO RIDA to bring the party for the 40th St. Maarten Heineken Regatta!

SINT MAARTEN (SIMPSON BAY) - The organizers of the Caribbean’s largest sailing event, the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta, are proud to announce the musical superstar, Flo Rida to headline the upcoming 40th edition of the international event to be held on the Caribbean island of St. Maarten, March 8, 2020.

Every year thousands of sailors and party goers make their way to the beautiful island of St. Maarten to be part of the “Serious Fun” that the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta brings to the island. “For those who haven’t booked their trip yet, we invite you to join us in the celebrations of this special 40th edition of the Regatta. With increased hotel room capacity, extra flights and a wide selection of beautiful villas to stay in, the island has never been more ready to welcome you! We are thrilled to announce such a fabulous headliner early in the preparation stages, it helps immensely for our visitors to start planning their trip. It will be a party to always remember”, stated Michele Korteweg, Regatta Director.

Tramar Lacel Dillard (born September 16, 1979) known professionally as Flo Rida is an American rapper, singer, songwriter and composer from Carol City, Florida. His breakout single "Low" was number one for 10 weeks in the United States and broke the record for digital download sales at the time of its release. Flo Rida, has sold over 100 million records worldwide, making him one of the best-selling music artists of all time. His catalog includes the international hit singles "Right Round", "Club Can't Handle Me", "Good Feeling", "Wild Ones", "Whistle", "I Cry", "G.D.F.R." and "My House". Flo Rida’s musical collaboration include tracks with T-Pain, Kesha, Akon, Jennifer Lopez, Pitbull, David Guetta, and Lady Gaga, among other notable musical artists. His performances are full of energy, and world class music.

John Leone, Onshore Production Director adds, “We are super excited to bring Flo Rida to the regatta in St. Maarten. He will bring an awesome mix of energy and fun to our already lively event. The island of St. Maarten invites you to join our event for sailing or to party or both! There has never been a better time to visit the island, and we look forward to hosting you on our beautiful island!”

The St. Maarten Heineken Regatta combines world-class racing with amazing concerts in a festival atmosphere, creating the “Serious Fun” for which the event has become famous. With 30 teams already signed up, the number of entries is looking promising for the 2020 St. Maarten Heineken Regatta. “We are pleased to welcome back a number of regular Regatta Competitors, such as Whistler, Touch 2 Play, Taz, Liquid, KHS&S Contractors and several others. The Regatta wouldn’t be the same without them! Of course we always love seeing new faces and there are some great names on the list already. Team Brunel a Volvo 65, Argo a MOD 70 and Green Dragon a Volvo 65 will bring the racing to a top notch level again, putting the Serious in “Serious Fun”, continues Korteweg.

The St. Maarten Heineken Regatta has been featuring incredible entertainment for four decades. Past performers have been The Black Eyed Peas, Wyclef Jean, Damian Marley, Shaggy, UB40 and Kool and the Gang to name a few. Flo Rida can now be added to the prestigious list of performers gracing the main stage on the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta Sunday, taking place on March 8th 2020.

More musicians and entertainment are to be announced in the coming weeks, follow us on Instagram and Facebook to stay up to date!

St. Maarten Heineken Regatta

Celebrating its 40th anniversary next year, this Regatta just keeps getting better. Four days of world-class racing with some of the world's most seasoned sailors, hailing from over 35 countries. This is truly a Regatta for everyone including professional teams sailing Maxis, Monohulls and Performance Multihulls to holiday-makers on chartered Bareboats to live-aboard families cruising the Caribbean. Crystal clear waters and cooling northeast trade winds give the pristine conditions for spectacular racing just off the coast of St. Maarten. And with Heineken as title sponsor, the racing days blend seamlessly into four nights of exceptional parties. This event is your bucket list must-do! Come and enjoy life in the Caribbean, come for some Serious Fun from March 5 - 8, 2020!

For full information on the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta, including results, photos, videos, party and band information, and much, much more, visit: www.heinekenregatta.com

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LOEKIE MORALES nominated for CERTIFICATION OF HONOR

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - This year, nice things are happening to Loekie Morales. Aruban Department of Education, Culture, Youth and Sports has translated her ‘Overseas Bloodline’ story into Papiamento ‘Sanger ta Yama’ and her ‘Magic Wedding Cake’ is also translated to ‘E Bolo di Batrei Magico’ and spread to all Aruban schools as educational reading material.

This time around Loekie Morales is nominated to get a certificate of honor, for ‘GREAT WORKS’ done for the communities of Sint Maarten and Curaçao. The recognition will be issued by THE PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE COMMISSIONED CORPS, a humanitarian organization for the defense and protection of life in cooperation with thinkers – founders- builders in Brazil.

Morales is INVITED to the AWARD CEREMONY to receive a CERTIFICATE OF HONOR, because she is considered to be a thinker, founder and builder especially for those communities. The celebration and hand over of certificates will take place on Sunday, October 27th in Curacao.

Beyond Kultura Events Foundation is proud of its president, Loekie Morales, who is not only a well-known author in the Dutch Caribbean, but also an environmentalist and a humanitarian. When it comes to helping other organizations achieving their goals, she is there to put her shoulder under the works to be done.

With her programs via Beyond Kultura Events Foundation, she has managed to invent and organize storytelling and story reading programs, where many adults were trained in reading and telling stories to the youth.

These adults have executed the reading and storytelling to thousands of children on Sint Maarten. Enhancing the youth’s vocabulary and broadening their world and vision, is one of the objectives of this program, next to getting fun in reading.

Thousands of books of the author were donated to schools in the Dutch Caribbean over the last 19 years. Zonnesproetjes, Tropisch Nestje, Papito and the Story Telling Tree, Bonte Boel, Mina Marina, The Magic Wedding Cake and Chella and the Weird Woman went to primary schools, while Overseas Bloodline and now La Sangre Llama were distributed among high schools.

With the distribution of Mina Marina, a musical with same name has been conducted by Imbali, again subsidized back then in 2008 and 2009 by Beyond Writing Foundation.

Loekie Morales was in charge of getting subsidies, so every child of the primary schools on Sint Maarten could enjoy the musical of Mina Marina for free in the Philipsburg, Cultural and Community Center. With this musical they could learn how to respect our nature and keep ponds, ocean and all waters of our planet clean.

Morales is also responsible for making documentaries like ‘10 years of Beyond Writing Foundation’, ‘The Caribbean Living Statues Festival’, ‘Overseas Bloodline comes to live’ and she is now busy making a documentary on ’50 years of Casa Manita’, an orphanage in Curaçao that is responsible for shaping the lives of thousands of women in Curaçao between 1969 and now.

Morales was the inventor of ‘The Caribbean Living Statues Festivals (CLSF)’ conducted between 2011 and 2015 in Sint Maarten. This is a price winning festival of performing arts, where a culmination takes place of creative thinking and performing, in combining the several Arts forms with the culture and history of country Sint Maarten. The CLSF is a one of a kind in the Caribbean and happened on Sint Maarten. BKE has published a book with the first two editions of the Caribbean Living Statues Festival.

Loekie Morales: “I am most honored by this recognition. It motivates me more, to keep on doing what is best for the communities I am part of.”

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MP William Marlin Constitution Day 2019 Message

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) – President of Parliament Hon. Member of Parliament (MP) William Marlin on Monday released his Constitution Day 2019 message.  “People of Sint Maarten, today we celebrate Constitution Day amid ironically a constitutional crisis caused by a political upheaval created by and within the ranks of the now former ruling coalition of 8.

“I am certain that not one of us envisaged that we would be where we are now, struggling with a document that we all signed on to nine years ago, a document we saw as the harbinger of our autonomy as a nation following about 400 years of being governed by others. October 10, 2010 represented, at least for me, the culmination of a decade of a relentless struggle for St. Maarten to begin its journey towards the realization of our self-determination.

“Looking back at the difficult negotiations at the Round Table Conference and the great optimism and sense of pride and accomplishment with which we ushered in the new autonomous country of Sint Maarten within the Kingdom of the Netherlands, the question we must ask ourselves nine years after is: where are we today?

“Have we become more autonomous than we were before 10-10-10 or have we given up more and more of our autonomy to The Hague? Is this what the people voted for in the referendum of June 23, 2000? Is the current state of affairs what we envisioned then? Is this what we really want? Nine governments in nine years and four elections in the same period? Is our Constitution the problem, or are politicians to blame for its being dysfunctional?

“All these questions in themselves are indicative that something is fundamentally wrong with the current state of our constitutional structure. And maybe we don’t need to look far to begin to see some of its weaknesses.

“The very Preamble of our Constitution begins like this: “WE, THE PEOPLE OF SINT MAARTEN”. However, we know that as many commentators have pointed out, this was a cut and paste job, based on the Constitutions of the now defunct Netherlands Antilles and of Aruba, with a dash of St. Maarten originality here and there. “We, the People of Sint Maarten” was inspired in the Constitution of the United States of America, a sovereign power, whose laws are not subordinate to those of any other nation. Alas, we are not yet sovereign.

“In the same Preamble, we “DECLARE that we are a people that believe in the principle of democracy, the rule of law, the principle of the segregation of powers, the dignity and value of the individual, the entitlement of all persons to the fundamental rights and freedoms.” However, how do those beliefs match up with the reality of our daily lives? How do we actually practice “the principle of the segregation of powers” or the TriasPolitica? Does it really exist in our system of government?

“Much has also been said and written about the oath of office members of Parliament and of the Council of Ministers take on assuming office. We swear allegiance first to the King, then to the Charter of the Kingdom of the Netherlands (or the so-called Statuut) and then to “always help to uphold the Constitution of Sint Maarten and support the welfare of Sint Maarten”. How is this “help” defined? Is “help” not a voluntary moral concept?

“It is not my intention to analyze the fault lines in our Constitution, I’ll leave that to the experts; rather, I wish to draw attention to the fact that we cannot be doing the same thing over and over again, using the same legal tools, and expecting a different result each time. I believe that is Albert Einstein’s definition of insanity.

“In an atmosphere in which we have voices from beyond the ocean proposing that the Kingdom Charter should be relegated to the garbage bin, (and there is “instability” in their government too), do we want to wait until indeed this becomes the case before we wake up and realize that to get back on track, we have to do things differently; that we have to grow up and put St. Maarten first, as only we can do?

“We have our work cut out for us as we enter the 10th year of an autonomous status in which we find ourselves very uncomfortable. Can our Constitution be improved? Absolutely, yes! Can we do the job ourselves? Again, absolutely yes! Do we want to remain a colony for eternity? Absolutely, not!

“It’s time for reflection, St. Maarten. It’s time for us to refocus and allow the true patriots to arise and make this country work for each and every one of us. Happy Constitution Day!”  

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Second murder in two weeks. Person shot by unknown assailant dies at the scene

DUTCH QUARTER - The detective department is investigating it’s second murder in the last two weeks, police announced in a report on Saturday evening.

The police dispatch received several calls concerning shots being fired on the block in Dutch Quarter around 00.55 am on Saturday morning. Several police patrols, paramedics and the forensic department was sent to the location to investigate what had taken place.

On the scene the police encountered two cars, one a Gray Hyundai I-10 and a white Hyundai Accent.

Next to one of the cars the police located a man bleeding from gunshot wounds, who was not showing any signs of life. The area was immediately closed off by the police patrols and a crime scene established.

The forensic department started collecting evidence at the location and the detective department was speaking to potential witnesses.

After a short investigation the detectives identified the victim as C. W. who was shot and killed by an unknown assailant and was declared dead at the scene.

The two cars that where on the scene and the body of the victim was confiscated. The detective department is investigating this case and asking anyone who has information to share by contacting the police department or calling the tip line on 9300. (Sint Maarten Police Force)  

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Recall of Ranitidine containing medications

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - The Inspectorate of Public Health, Social Development and Labor informs the public that there is a recall for medications containing the active ingredient ranitidine.

This recall has been issued following indications of the possible presence of an undesirable substance N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) in the medicines containing ranitidine. As a precautionary measure the ranitidine containing medicines are recalled on a pharmacy and patient level.

Pharmacies and pharmaceutical distributors were therefore instructed to remove the affected medications from their stock and quarantine them. In addition pharmacies were instructed to contact all known patients currently using ranitidine.

Patients taking ranitidine medication affected by this recall are advised to return the affected medicines to the pharmacy and contact their doctor or healthcare professional who can advise on an alternative treatment.

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Muyale Appointed as New General Manager at CATC-HCC

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - CATC-HCC is excited to announce the promotion of Camille Muyale to General Manager of the St. Maarten office. Camille brings twenty-four years of experience from sixteen years in the Aruba office and eight years with Deloitte Aruba.

Her Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Finance has allowed her to focus on Administrative Business Support to small and medium-sized businesses, Government Institutions, Medical Institutions, the Hospitality Sector, Wholesale & Retail channels, the Yachting Industry, as well as Construction and Real Estate companies.

Norman Henriquez, Managing Partner, was quoted saying, “We are proud to be the oldest independent accounting firm in St. Maarten having been established since 1972. I am delighted to welcome Camille as the General Manager of St. Maarten. Her promotion is as a result of continued growth of our St. Maarten office and all of CATC-HCC, the demand for additional services in the accounting field and our commitment to provide our people with the best training and experience.”

In addition, Mrs. Muyale and the St. Maarten team are pleased to announce a new service. Administrative Business Support (ABS) services including, accounting operations setup and maintenance at a client’s location. With this new service, CATC-HCC continues to help businesses of all sizes grow and succeed in St. Maarten and throughout the Caribbean.

For any additional questions, the team in St. Maarten may be reached by dialing +1-721-542-2481, visiting the office located at Frontstreet 49, Philipsburg, or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

ABOUT CATC-HCC

CATC-HCC provides services to small and medium enterprises (SME) with offices in Aruba, Bonaire, Curaçao, and St. Maarten. Two leading accounting firms merged from Henriquez, Croes & Co. (HCC), established since 1968 and Caribbean Accounting & Tax Consultants N.V. (CATC), established since 1994 and is engaged in the administration of accounts, annual accounts, audit, corporate finance, payroll administrations, as well as providing tax and business advice.

CATC-HCC is proud to be affiliated with NOVAK, the Dutch Bar Association (www.novak.nl), as well as PrimeGlobal, one of the world’s largest associations of independent accountancy firms (www.primeglobal.net), and with the International Fiscal Association (www.ifa.org). 

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NA MP Jacobs Humbly Accepts task of Formateur

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - On Monday September 30 after several meetings, discussions held with His Excellency Governor Eugene Holiday and the new coalition, Member of Parliament (MP) Silveria Jacobs, leader of the National Alliance (NA) and largest party in Parliament, and in the coalition of 9, humbly accepted to carry the role and responsibility to form the next interim government of St. Maarten, a press statement from the NA parliamentary faction said on Sunday.

“The formation agreement was thoroughly discussed and encompasses points that this coalition deems necessary to be able to move St. Maarten forward. 

“Contrary to the political rhetoric being touted by the former Chairlady, she has had ample time to put forward legislation, proposals and motions related to electoral reform, which has not been done. Four years as Prime Minister and another 4 as Chair of Parliament and has achieved what in regards to Electoral Reform?

“When the public hears the words coming out of the mouth of the good lady, they should remember and take into account the following:

“MP Wescot Williams was Commissioner of Constitutional Affairs from 2000 - 2009 and simply couldn’t realize St. Maarten leaving the Netherlands Antilles. In June 2009, William Marlin was appointed Constitutional Affairs Commissioner and went into action mode and promised separate status for St. Maarten by October 10, 2010 and we can all recall her immediate reaction; that was unattainable, she said.

“Also, as a matter of fact, MP Wescott Williams is historically the longest serving PM since 10.10.10 in charge of Constitutional Affairs and has never tackled any of the issues related to the discrepancies between the Constitution, the Electoral Ordinance and the registration of political parties or brought forward any changes to create true electoral reform. One should ask how many times the party she supports has benefited from these discrepancies and the numerous changes in government over the years.

“Recently in her 4 plus years as Chair of Parliament, and recently as Chair of the Adhoc committee for electoral reform, she has not tackled this situation, and has held not one meeting, but can boldly state on October 3rd that there are 3 pieces of legislation related to electoral reform, which the secretariat must make available to us ... however during her tenure.... nada!!!” 

“As a result of the year and a half long infighting in the former coalition confirmed by the members of the UD/SMCP coalition, the current demissionaire government lost its majority support in Parliament. The heir apparent leader of the UD, since the suspension of MP Heyliger, former Chairlady Wescott Williams was unable to keep her government and majority in Parliament in sync. This is the failure or short coming of the aforementioned Member of Parliament and not the current leader of the new coalition leader in Parliament, the undersigned MP Silveria Jacobs. 

“As a first time formateur, I have taken up the challenge to form the next interim government given the conditions and concerns as laid down in the formation document. As the 9 now forming a majority, we stepped up after it was apparent that no reconciliation could be brokered by the 6-1 and 1 which now made up the reality of the former coalition, a truly fragmented group of individuals without a clear leader. 

“The 9 had hoped by salvaging this floundering Parliament and it's minority we could have avoided a political and constitutional crisis allowing for effective day to day governing. This because the current caretaker government clearly had no true direction, leadership or collaboration to get needed legislation and strong decisions that weren't apparently directed by "outside influences" executed.

“As elected representatives of the people we brought awareness of serious ills as well as solutions from the opposition benches and are therefore ready and willing to bring these forward as we form the interim government now, and cemented with the public's support on January 9th, will remain in government for the next 4 years.

“The proven stability of the National Alliance party over the years, the recognition of new leadership, innovative and progressive young candidates, especially in the last election, is all that is needed to remind persons who are swayed by the rhetoric of the former chair.

"In cooperation with our partners in the new coalition in Parliament and the incoming interim government, I pledge to do my utmost to continue to lead and function with the utmost integrity and passion; to do what is right for St. Maarten and her people.

“Due to the unnecessary move by the outgoing PM to call for elections, we have a short time to do so, but I have no doubt that we can achieve what we set out to, without fear, without feeling the obvious intimidation that is being proliferated by those who have connived to get us exactly where we are today. In the end, it is the people who will decide St. Maarten's fate," MP Jacobs stated.

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OCTOBER 9 IS DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION REGISTRATION NEW POLITICAL PARTIES

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - The Electoral Council hereby wishes to inform prospective political parties desirous of participating in the upcoming elections on 9 January 2020 that:

In view of the fact that postulation date has been set by National Decree (LB-19/0675) on 21 November 2019, new political parties would have to submit a written application to register with the Electoral Council no later than Wednesday, 9 October 2019 at 6 p.m.

Together with the application for registration of the political party, the following documents should be submitted:

  1. Notarial deed containing the Articles of Association of the party;
  2. Excerpt from the Chamber of Commerce and Industry;
  3. Statement containing the appointment of the party’s authorized representative and authorized deputy representative to the Electoral Council;
  4. Application for registration of the reference which is to be placed above the list of candidates.

Equally, any party that lost its reference and wishes to re-apply for its reference to be placed above its list, can do so before the deadline on Wednesday, 9 October 2019 at 6 p.m. This is also the case with a party wishing to apply for a change of its reference above its list.

Failure to submit an application for party registration by the deadline, will result in the party not being able to contest the upcoming elections.

In order to accommodate the registration of the new political parties and registration of references of parties, the office hours of the Electoral Council are as follow: 

Monday:         October 7, 2019 from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Tuesday:         October 8, 2019 from  1 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Wednesday :   October 9, 2019 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

For more information on the National Ordinance on Registration and Finances of Political Parties, please contact the Electoral Council on 543 9888 or visit the website of the Electoral Council : www.ecsxm.org, or send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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