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Mismanagement at MHF continues

CAY HILL — During a presentation in Parliament on Monday, November 17, 2020, Dr. Kitty Pelswijk described how psychiatric care in St. Maarten is rather uncertain. “One psychiatrist is currently at home and I am the only other psychiatrist. If I fall ill, St. Maarten is done.” Pelswijk stated. This dramatic statement corroborates the More...

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By The Publisher On Tuesday, November 17th, 2020
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Worrisome trend in mental health issues

PHILIPSBURG – Monday’s meeting of the parliamentary committee for Public Health, Social Affairs and Labor about mental health did not pay a lot of attention to the relationship between the Mental Health Foundation More...

By The Publisher On Monday, October 19th, 2020
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Mental health patient dies due to possible overdose of medication

CAY HILL - For the second time in two months, a patient of psychiatrist Dr. Kitty Amarello-Pelswijk, interim director of the Mental Health Foundation, died of unnatural causes. The second victim is an elderly More...

By The Publisher On Sunday, October 18th, 2020
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Mental Health Law not being applied

PHILIPSBURG – In the supervision of mental health care in St. Maarten, the Minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labor (VSA), the Health Inspectorate and the Public Prosecution Office do not comply 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 Thursday, October 8th, 2020
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An audit at Mental Health, but no death investigation

PHILIPSBURG — Health Inspectors from the Inspectorate of Public Health, Social Development and Labor (VSA) performed an audit at the Mental Health Foundation yesterday, and will continue to audit personnel More...

By The Publisher On Wednesday, October 7th, 2020
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MP Akeem Arrindell meets with Mental Health Foundation

PHILIPSBURG — United St Maarten Party (USP) Member of Parliament (MP) Akeem Arrindell met on Monday with representatives of the Mental Health Foundation (MHF) to discuss the way forward his party wants to More...

By The Publisher On Friday, October 2nd, 2020
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NAGICO Insurances head offices to reopen on Monday

PHILIPSBURG – The Management of NAGICO Insurances advises the general public in a press release issued on Friday, October 2, 2020, that the company intends to reopen its head offices on the Cannegieterstreet More...

By The Publisher On Friday, October 2nd, 2020
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MHF explains hiring process non-BIG Medical Professionals

CAY HILL — In a press release to the general public issued on September 29, 2020, the management of the Mental Health Foundation, MHF, gives an elucidation on the hiring process of non-BIG medical professionals More...