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A typical St. Maarten drama

By Hilbert Haar All the ingredients for a typical St. Maarten drama are there: a minister, a president of parliament and his driver and a businessman with a questionable reputation. Related article: The questionable background of the owner of District 721 District 721, a $1.2 million investment according to its owner Mario di Palma Jr., is in trouble More...

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By The Publisher On Thursday, January 21st, 2021
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The questionable background of the owner of District 721

~ Who is Mario di Palma Jr.? ~ PHILIPSBURG — To say that Mario di Palma Jr., the apparent owner of the District 721 project in Simpson Bay is a controversial figure seems to be quite an understatement given More...

By The Publisher On Sunday, October 18th, 2020
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Distinction between natural and unnatural death remains unclear

PHILIPSBURG – The jury is still out on the cause of death of 43-year old psychiatric patient Caulette Julien. Dr. Kitty Pelswijk, the interim director of the Mental Health Foundation claims that Julien died of More...

By The Publisher On Friday, October 9th, 2020
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Three months in solitary confinement, then deported

CAY HILL — Before the late Caulette Julien was locked up in the isolation cell of the Mental Health Foundation, another woman was in this cell. 29-year old F.L. was released on April 6th this year after three More...

By The Publisher On Monday, October 5th, 2020
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The ENNIA-saga: How Ansary fought the Central Bank every step of the way

PHILIPSBURG – After ignoring instructions from the Central Bank of Curacao and St. Maarten for years, the court in Curacao placed insurance company ENNIA under the rules of the emergency measure in July 2018. More...

By The Publisher On Monday, October 5th, 2020
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Former Minister Gibson among recipients of excessive payments from ENNIA

PHILIPSBURG – The petition attorneys Karina Keizer and Sabine Altena submitted to the court in Curacao on behalf of insurance company ENNIA alleges that three St. Maarteners benefited excessively from questionable More...

By The Publisher On Friday, October 2nd, 2020
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The ENNIA-saga and the crucial role of Mullet Bay

PHILIPSBURG – When Hurricane Luis hit St. Maarten in 1995 its flagship resort Mullet Bay was destroyed. Owner Sun Resorts and its controlling shareholder Hushang Ansary did not do anything with the property in More...

By The Publisher On Friday, October 2nd, 2020
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Video images of Caulette Julien still not released

CAY HILL — Nothing is known about an investigation into the death of 43-year-old Caulette Julien, who suffered from bipolar disorder, and was found lifeless in isolation at the Mental Health Foundation (MHF) More...

By The Publisher On Wednesday, September 30th, 2020
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Central Bank response to recent media coverage of ENNIA

Willemstad/Philipsburg – Following recent media coverage, the Centrale Bank van Curaçao en Sint Maarten (CBCS) reports as follows. In early July 2018, at the request of the CBCS, the Court of First Instance More...

By The Publisher On Wednesday, September 30th, 2020
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The ENNIA-debacle: How Ansary ignored all red flags

PHILIPSBURG – It took until July 4, 2018, before the court in Curacao imposed an emergency measure on insurance company ENNIA. In doing so, the court put managers and directors of ENNIA on ice and transferred More...






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