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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 lady who collapsed after a possible overdose of medication that she received on prescription from the psychiatrist. Related article: Mental More...

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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 Saturday, October 17th, 2020
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Back to school: Education (almost) returns to normal

PHILIPSBURG – Education is about to return, at least partially, to normal on Monday, October 19, it appears from two press releases issued by Minister of Education Drs. Rodolphe Samuel. “Some schools are in More...

By The Publisher On Saturday, October 17th, 2020
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BTP paid nothing to government since 2017

PHILIPSBURG – The report Retrospective – Ten years of the General Audit Chamber – revisits the state of affairs at the Bureau Telecommunication and Post (BTP), five years after it first took a closer look More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, October 15th, 2020
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Minister Irion contests Cft’s take on article 16

PHILIPSBURG – Finance Minister Ardwell Irion disagrees with financial supervisor Cft about its opinion that, by floating a 75 million guilders bond with the Central Bank, St. Maarten violates article 16 of the More...

By The Publisher On Wednesday, October 14th, 2020
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UD: Minister Doran out of touch with reality

PHILIPSBURG — “The unveiling of a multi-million dollar project by the current Minister of VROMI demostrates the depth of how out of touch with reality this coalition Government is.” Thus states More...

By The Publisher On Wednesday, October 14th, 2020
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Cft objects to intended 75 million bond issue

PHILIPSBURG – Unless Finance Minister Ardwell Irion makes a U-turn, there will be a 75 million guilders bond issue for St. Maarten on October 21. It is an expensive attempt to get the country out of its financial More...

By The Publisher On Monday, October 12th, 2020
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10-10-10: Setting the record straight

~ Dr. Lloyd J. Richardson was the first chairperson of the Parliament of Sint Maarten ~ PHILIPSBURG – Looking back on ten years of autonomy within the Kingdom of the Netherlands reveals how fast memories fade. More...

By The Publisher On Sunday, October 11th, 2020
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Audit Chamber report reveals abuse of public funds

PHILIPSBURG –- Successive governments since 10-10-10 have been epic failures. That’s not an opinion, but a statement based on findings of the General Audit Chamber that are published in its report Retrospective More...