SMCP buckles to MP van Raak – MP Peterson playing both sides. | SMN News

SMCP side with Dutch MP van Raak

PHILIPSBURG:— St. Maarten Christian Party (SMCP) reiterated its stance to bring down the salary of Members of Parliament (MPs). The coalition party’s initial reduction proposal was 15 percent; now it is at 10 percent because SMCP believes the goal of aiding the country’s financial state would be achieved with that level of cut for both the salaries of MPs and ministers. The party’s MP Claude Peterson and Minister Wycliffe Smith have already taken voluntary pay cuts amounting to 10 percent each. However, the reaction from SMCP MP Peterson again is a

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