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All political parties and candidates must submit a register of donations by February deadlines Philipsburg: The Electoral Council would like to congratulate all political parties and candidates on their results in the parliamentary elections and hereby reminds all registered political parties that in accordance with article 37 paragraph 1 of the National Ordinance on Registration and Finances of Political Parties, they are required to submit to the Electoral Council a chronological register of donations of all donations received throughout the year 2023, be it in cash, by check or in kind, before February 1st, 2024. All political parties that did not receive any donations in
2023 must also submit a signed register. All parties that did not participate in the 2024 parliamentary elections must also maintain and submit a register of donations.
In addition and most importantly with regard to the parliamentary elections, the Electoral Council hereby notifies all candidates that pursuant to Article 33 Paragraph 2 of the National Ordinance on Registration and Finances of Political Parties, all candidates must maintain a register of all donations received from the moment that they have been designated as a candidate by their political party. Further, pursuant to Article 37 paragraph 2 all candidates must submit a copy of their register of donations, be it monetary or in kind, within one month after election day, provided with a declaration signed by the candidate.
The registers of donations can be submitted to the Electoral Council at the office address of the Electoral Council mentioned below during office hours between 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM and between 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. The Electoral Council is hereby announcing that parties and candidates may also submit their register of donations via an online database that the Electoral Council has established for this purpose.
Within short, each party and candidate will receive an email with a username, password, and instructions on how to access the database in order to complete the registration digitally.
The Electoral Council advises all party boards to carefully monitor donations received by their candidates and – when necessary - to assist their candidates with the accurate registration of donations. Each candidate is required to date and sign his/her donations register and to certify that this is completed accurately and truthfully. Non-compliance with or violation of the National Ordinance on Registration and Finances of Political Parties is subject to penalty. 

For more information, Or visit the Electoral Council Office Location:
contact the Electoral Council via: Joeliva Building,
Phone: 543 9888 or 5225154 Charles Voges Street #7
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Philipsburg, Sint Maarten
Visit the official website of the Electoral Council:



Central Voting Bureau Public Notice.

Pursuant to the provisions of Article 30 of the Election Ordinance, the Chairlady of the Central Voting Bureau for the January 11th, 2024 election of the members of
Parliament of Sint Maarten hereby announces the following:
On Monday, December 4th, 2023, the Central Voting Bureau will hold a session at 14.00hrs in the Legislative Hall of the House of Parliament, located at the
Wilhelminastraat 1 in Philipsburg. During this session, the Central Voting Bureau will decide on the validity of the lists of candidates submitted by political parties to
the Chairlady on November 22nd, 2023, on the maintenance of the candidates appearing thereon and on the maintenance of the designation above.
The session is open to eligible voters.
Pursuant to article 33 of the Election Ordinance, any eligible voter can lodge an appeal within two (2) days at the Court in First Instance of Sint Maarten against
decisions that were taken by the Central Voting Bureau during said session. 


Chairlady of the Central Voting Bureau,
Nathalie M. Tackling, LL.M.


Willemstad/Philipsburg – The Centrale Bank van Curaçao en Sint Maarten (CBCS) hereby warns the public about the company Openways, operating websites with the name Openways, of which the latest known is The website states that Openways B.V. is a securities intermediary registered in Curaçao with registration number 148698 and is authorized by CBCS with license number 0003LSI. However, Openways is not supervised by the CBCS and the aforementioned license number does not pertain to this institution.
All institutions supervised by the CBCS can be found on our website For licensed and registered securities intermediaries, the option Securities Intermediaries & Asset Management Companies under Supervised Institutions should be selected.
According to Article 4, paragraph 6 of the National Ordinance on the Supervision of Securities Intermediaries and Asset Managers (“NOSSIAM”), licenses, permissions, and dispensations, issued pursuant to the NOSSIAM are not transferable.
We draw your attention to the fact that Openways is in no way authorized by the CBCS to act as a securities intermediary. Because Openways does not fall under the supervision of the CBCS or under any other regulator in Curaçao and/or Sint Maarten, consumers are not legally protected and may be at a higher risk of losing their money.
The CBCS will continue to take preventive and repressive measures in its efforts to prevent violation of its rules and regulations within the jurisdictions of Curaçao and Sint Maarten. Therefore, if you suspect or are aware of any activity that appears to be fraudulent in Curaçao or Sint Maarten, we urge you to contact the CBCS on telephone number +5999 434 5500 or by email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. CBCS also recommends the public to consult its website for a complete overview of issued investors’ education information and warning notices.
Willemstad, November 1, 2023


The Chairperson of the Central Voting Bureau of Sint Maarten hereby announces that in connection with the Parliamentary Elections of Sint Maarten the voter register will be closed on October 23, 2023. This closure is in accordance with Article 2, read in conjunction with Article 39, of the Electoral Ordinance.

Eligible voters for the election on January 11, 2024, are those who:

A. are residents as of October 23, 2023;
B. hold Dutch nationality;
C. will have reached the age of 18 on the day of the election.

For verification of voter registration status, individuals may consult the Civil Registry Department to confirm their own listing or that of another person, provided they have the authorization to do so.

Any individual may petition for amendments or corrections to the voter register. Such requests can be submitted to the Court of First Instance and are guided by Article 9 of the Electoral Ordinance. Forms for this purpose are available at no cost at the Civil Registry Department.

Sint Maarten, October 19, 2023.

Nathalie M. Tackling, LL.M.
Chairperson, Central Voting Bureau




De voorzitter van het Centraal Stembureau te Sint Maarten maakt hierbij bekend, dat in verband met de op 11 januari 2024 te houden verkiezingen van de leden van de Staten van Sint Maarten, het kiezersregister krachtens artikel 2 juncto artikel 39 van de Kiesverordening op 23 oktober 2023 zal worden afgesloten.

Kiezers voor de stemming op 11 januari 2024 zijn, die:

  1. op 23 oktober 2023 ingezetenen zijn;
  2. de Nederlandse nationaliteit bezitten;
  3. op de dag van de stemming de leeftijd van 18 jaar zullen hebben bereikt.

Een ieder kan bij de Dienst Burgerzaken inlichtingen uit het kiezersregister inwinnen, waaruit deze kan opmaken of hij zelf of een ander, mits daartoe gemachtigd, daarin al dan niet juist is opgenomen.

Een ieder kan op grond van artikel 9 van de Kiesverordening te allen tijde bij de Rechter in Eerste Aanleg aanvulling of verbetering van het kiezersregister verzoeken. Voor dit verzoek wordt gebruik gemaakt van een formulier dat kosteloos bij de Dienst Burgerzaken verkrijgbaar is.

Sint Maarten, 19 oktober 2023.

Nathalie M. Tackling, LL.M.

De Voorzitter



The Court of Guardianship of St. Maarten hereby wishes to inform the public of the following.


The Court of Guardianship’s office will be closed to the public for relocation purposes from:

- Monday September 11th until September 22nd 2023
- Regular operation will resume as of Monday September 25th 2023 at regular opening hours from 8.00 am to 4.30 pm.


For emergencies and inquiries please contact 1-721-520-1473 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Thank you for your attention and understanding.


Management of the Court of Guardianship




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