Prime Minister Jacobs meets with CCSU on Pension Reform legislation & Function Book of the Fire Department

PM Jacobs inspects Fire Department - Dec 2019

PHILIPSBURG—Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs in her capacity as Minister of General Affairs, met with the Members of the Committee of Civil Servants Unions (CCSU) on Friday, February 7th, 2020. The purpose of this meeting was to discuss the draft Pension Reform Legislation and the Function Book of the Sint Maarten Fire Department. During this meeting, More...

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By The Publisher On Monday, February 17th, 2020
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SZV wins million-dollar court case in appeal, or did it?

PHILIPSBURG – The court of appeals has ordered E’s Solutions, a company owned and managed by Eunicio Martina, to repay Social and Health Insurances SZV an amount of 1,757,550 guilders. The implications are More...

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By The Publisher On Thursday, February 13th, 2020
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How Frans lost his building and his seat in Parliament

PHILIPSBURG – Port de Plaisance Boutique is the rightful owner of the Sunset Building in Simpson Bay. Attempts by its previous owners – United St. Maarten party leader Frans Richardson and Bureau Telecommunication More...

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By The Publisher On Thursday, January 30th, 2020
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Prison time looms for parliamentarian Frans Richardson

PHILIPSBURG – The Court in First Instance sentenced Member of Parliament Frans Richardson, leader of the United St. Maarten party (USp) on Wednesday to 36 months of imprisonment for accepting $370,000 in bribes More...

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By The Publisher On Thursday, January 23rd, 2020
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Embezzling former courthouse branch manager has to pay back more than $1 million

PHILIPSBURG – The suspension and subsequent dismissal of the former branch manager of the courthouse in St. Maarten, Maritsa James-Christina, is justified, the Common Court of Justice said in a ruling dated January More...

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By The Publisher On Friday, January 17th, 2020
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The Conspiracy to Rehabilitate Christophe Emmanuel

By Hilbert Haar An anonymous letter writer has posted several installments on the 721news website under the headline The conspiracy to ruin MP Christophe Emmanuel. The stories come across as exhaustively researched More...

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By The Publisher On Friday, January 17th, 2020
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Rent Committee: Evictions without permission is a criminal offense

PHILIPSBURG — The waning economy is responsible for more people being unable to pay the rent and being evicted from their home. Only a few of them are aware that they have rights as a tenant, says Leyton More...

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By The Publisher On Sunday, January 12th, 2020
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Matser’s conviction for tax fraud stands

PHILIPSBURG – Former Member of Parliament Silvio Matser has found no reprieve at the Supreme Court in The Hague where he contested his 2017 conviction for tax fraud. The Supreme Court judges – Willem van Schendel, More...

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By The Publisher On Wednesday, January 1st, 2020
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Ten years no supervision of notaries on St. Maarten

By Harriot Voncken PHILIPSBURG — Citizens who believe a notary has not complied with the rules and therefore wish to submit a complaint cannot turn to the Chamber of Notaries. This professional body in charge More...

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By The Publisher On Sunday, December 29th, 2019
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Amendments bring election ordinance in line with the Constitution

PHILIPSBURG – Rather than come up with a comprehensive package for electoral reform, MP Wycliffe Smith, in his role as caretaker prime minister, already suggested amendments to the Election Ordinance and the More...