Government stonewalls questions about responsibility for Hurricane Irma looting

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PHILIPSBURG – The White and Yellow Cross Foundation’s attempts to get answers from the government about who is to blame for the large-scale looting that occurred in the wake of Hurricane Irma in September 2017 have been stonewalled by the government with non-disclosure arguments. The foundation posed 84 questions in three separate letters – sent More...

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StMaartenNews Editorial
By The Publisher On Tuesday, October 1st, 2019

The thing with article 59

Is there a cure for the seemingly never-ending battle between an obstinate parliament – that sends the government home – and an evenly stubborn Council of Ministers that reacts by invoking Article 59 of the More...

Henry Lynch with Cindy Marica
By The Publisher On Sunday, September 29th, 2019

Lynch wins case outright against housing foundation

~ Happy to be moving on with life ~ PHILIPBURG — Former Managing Director of the St. Maarten Housing Development Foundation (SMHDF) Henry Lynch on September 27, 2019, was finally able to close a challenging More...

Min Plenipotentiary Jorien Wuite
By The Publisher On Friday, September 27th, 2019

Minister Plenipotentiary Wuite: Recruitment Opens November for tailor-made Legislation Writing Program

GREAT BAY – The Minister Plenipotentiary of Sint Maarten in The Hague, Jorien Wuite, together with the support of her Cabinet, have over the past couple of months explored various avenues to contribute to building More...

Sarah Wescot-Williams - U 2 Can Move founder
By The Publisher On Thursday, September 19th, 2019

President of Parliament awaiting the views of the Court, the Bar Association, and the Public Prosecutor on proposed changes to St. Maarten Codes

PHILIPSBURG — In my deliberations on the changes to the three Codes (Civil, Criminal and Criminal Procedure) with the Minister of Justice, I have repeatedly voiced my concerns with the ambivalent responses More...

MP Rolando Brison in Parliament
By The Publisher On Wednesday, August 28th, 2019

Ownership Mullet Bay property may be illegal

PHILIPSBURG — “The ‘ownership’ of the property may already be illegal.” says MP Rolando Brison in response to an opinion piece by independent journalist Hilbert Haar published on Haar’s More...

MP Rolando Brison in Parliament
By The Publisher On Sunday, August 18th, 2019

MP Rolando Brison refutes legal review of his inquiry-proposal by Dutch attorney

PHILIPSBURG – In response to the criticism expressed by Dutch attorney Wim van Sambeek in an article titled “Mullet Bay Parliamentary Inquiry-proposal fully misses the point”, member of Parliament Rolando More...

Wim van Sambeek - Dutch civil attorney
By The Publisher On Sunday, August 18th, 2019

“Inquiry-proposal fully misses the point” says Dutch civil law attorney

PHILIPSBURG – There is no justification for spending half a million guilders on a parliamentary inquiry into Mullet Bay of which the outcome will be that the beach is public. That is the opinion of civil law More...

By The Publisher On Saturday, July 27th, 2019

Court sets deadline for solution to dump nuisance

PHILIPSBURG – The Court in First Instance put the Ministry of Public Housing, Urban Planning, Environment and Infrastructure (VROMI) with its back against the proverbial wall on Friday with a ruling that orders More...

BZSE Law - Citizen Take Government to Court about Dump
By The Publisher On Saturday, July 13th, 2019

Dump lawsuit set for ruling on July 26

PHILIPSBURG – The court case against country St. Maarten and the manager of the landfill, Robelto&Son is near its conclusion. The plaintiffs, Barbara Cannegieter, attorney Camiel Koster and his law office More...