Almost 150 critical vacancies at justice ministry

Minister Cornelius De Weever - 21 Mar 2019

PHILIPSBURG — The Ministry of Justice has 144 critical vacancies, Minister Cornelius de Weever told the Central Committee of Parliament on Wednesday evening. The majority of those vacancies are at the police force (60), customs (29) and the prison (28). The ministry was most recently involved in twelve court cases, winning two and losing five More...

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Minister of Finance Perry Geerlings - 19 March 2019
By The Publisher On Wednesday, March 20th, 2019

Minister Geerlings: “Time for drastic measures”

PHILIPSBURG - “We are close to one billion guilders in debt without having a good idea about how to pay it back if we look at our budget over the past almost ten years,” Finance Minister Perry Geerlings told More...

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By The Publisher On Saturday, March 9th, 2019

Parliament silently accepts Heyliger’s suspension

PHILIPSBURG — Chief Prosecutor Mirjam Mol informed Minister of Justice Cornelius de Weever already on March 1 in writing about the beginning of United Democrats leader Theo Heyliger’s pretrial detention. More...

Minister Cornelius De Weever - 6 Mar 2019
By The Publisher On Thursday, March 7th, 2019

Minister De Weever: “We don’t need pressure from the Netherlands”

PHILIPSBURG — The debate in the Central Committee on Wednesday about the situation at the Pointe Blanche Prison and the Police Force turned into a frontal attack on the Dutch government, the Progress Committee More...

Minister VSA Emil Lee with SMMC Management & Board in Parliament 4 Mar 2019
By The Publisher On Tuesday, March 5th, 2019

Hospital-director Klarenbeek explains tariff increase

PHILIPSBURG – The new general hospital is a non-profit organization that aims to realize just 1.5 percent profit on top of costs to enable future investments, St. Maarten Medical Center director Kees Klarenbeek More...

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By The Publisher On Sunday, March 3rd, 2019

Parliament to discuss police and prison in Central Committee meeting on Wednesday

PHILIPSBURG — On Wednesday, March 6th, 2019, at 10am Parliament is scheduled to discuss the Progress Committee St. Maarten’s report on the police department and the prison and the proposed measures More...

Philipsburg Parliament of Sint Maarten
By The Publisher On Sunday, March 3rd, 2019

Week of meetings scheduled in Parliament for March 4-8, 2019

Parliament of Sint Maarten Monday, March 4, 2019 – OV 23 – 12:00PM The agenda point is: Ontwerp van Landsverordening tot wijziging van de Landsverordening op het notarisambt ten behoeve van de uitoefening van More...

MP Franklin Meyers on FATF regulation in Parliament - 27 Feb 2019
By The Publisher On Thursday, February 28th, 2019

Resistance against money laundering ordinance

PHILIPSBURG – National Alliance MP Christophe Emmanuel and United Democrats MP Franklin Meyers are not in favor of a national ordinance that aims to regulate the fight against money laundering and the financing More...

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By The Publisher On Tuesday, February 26th, 2019

Knops puts Van Raak at ease about parliament building

PHILIPSBURG – There is no proposal at the parliament in St. Maarten to use money earmarked for the reconstruction after Hurricane Irma for “a new expensive parliament, a futuristic project for a salt-crystal More...

Minister of TEATT Stuart Johnson & Prime Minister Leona Marlin-Romeo in Parliament 22 Feb 2019
By The Publisher On Friday, February 22nd, 2019

Motions of no confidence defeated

PHILIPSBURG – Two motions of no confidence – one against Prime Minister Leona Romeo-Marlin and one against Tourism and Economic Affairs Minister Stuart Johnson – failed to get majority support More...