Smear campaign comes from fear and jealousy, Minister Lee says

Minister Emil Lee with Andrew Dick 20190712

PHILIPSBURG – “The Ministry of VSA rocks and I am very proud of my staff,” caretaker Minister Emil Lee said at the end of his candid interview with Andrew Dick. Lee dismissed allegations made against him and others on Bibi Shaw’s notorious blog SMN-News as ‘nonsense.’ The stories that appeared on the blog seem to be part of an orchestrated More...

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Dr. Michel Petit during live interview Fernando Clark radio show - 20190705
By The Publisher On Friday, July 5th, 2019

Petit repeats old accusations against Minister Lee

PHILIPSBURG – Dr. Michel Petit, the former chairman of the supervisory board of Social and Health Insurance SZV, launched what can be considered an unprecedented attack against caretaker Public Health Minister More...

St. Maarten Medical Center SMMC facade
By The Publisher On Monday, July 1st, 2019

SMMC requests no interference

~Current wording used in Motion of No Confidence could cost St. Maarten over USD 30 million~ CAY HILL – The Board of Directors and the Supervisory Council of St. Maarten Medical Center (SMMC) has taken note of More...

MP Luc Mercelina - Budget Presentation 24 June 2019
By The Publisher On Tuesday, June 25th, 2019

MP Mercelina tackles national health insurance plan again

PHILIPSBURG – MP Luc Mercelina (United Democrats) repeated his objections against the introduction of a National Health Insurance (NHI) plan during the handling of the draft 2019 budget in parliament on Monday. More...

Minister of Health Emil Lee - 27 March 2019
By The Publisher On Thursday, March 28th, 2019

General Health Insurance (GHI) may solve major health care problems

PHILIPSBURG — The introduction of a general health insurance policy seems to be the solution to all the health care woes facing the government. Minister responsible for health affairs Emil Lee said at Wednesday’s More...

Minister Emil Lee - 13 March 2019
By The Publisher On Wednesday, March 27th, 2019

Minister Lee: Too many residents cannot access health insurance with our current system

POND ISLAND — During the council of Ministers’ press briefing of Wednesday March 27th, Minister Lee outlined several examples of groups of persons who fall in between the cracks of the current health insurance More...

Minister Emil Lee - 13 Mar 2019
By The Publisher On Wednesday, March 13th, 2019

Ministry VSA and PAHO discuss General Health Insurance with local medical professionals

PHILIPSBURG — On Monday March 11 the Ministry of VSA hosted an interactive stakeholder consultation session for local medical professionals facilitated by representatives of the Pan-American Health Organization More...

Minister of Health Emil Lee - 6 Mar 2019
By The Publisher On Thursday, March 7th, 2019

Health Minister defends tariffs increase at SMMC

PHILIPSBURG — The Minister of Health Emil Lee is defending the increase for procedures at the St. Maarten Medical Center (SMMC). Minister Lee, speaking at the Council of Ministers press conference on Wednesday, More...

MP Luc Mercelina - 4 Mar 2019
By The Publisher On Tuesday, March 5th, 2019

MP Mercelina remains critical of hospital plan and general health insurance

PHILIPSBURG — United Democrats MP Luc Mercelina remains highly critical of the plan for the new hospital and of the intention to introduce a general health insurance scheme. “It is a fundamental error to More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, March 5th, 2019

New hospital-tender a real possibility

PHILIPSBURG – A new tender for the construction of St. Maarten’s General Hospital is a real possibility it appeared during Monday’s meeting of Parliament about the financing of this prestigious project. More...