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“Barking up the wrong tree”, says MP Wescot-Williams

~ Prime Minister Jacobs cautions Parliament about Decolonization chatter ~ PHILIPSBURG — In a letter dated November 17, the Prime Minister of St. Maarten apprised Parliament of her most recent contact with State Secretary Knops regarding the continued liquidity support in the form of a third tranche. This interaction took place on November 11, More...

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By The Publisher On Wednesday, November 18th, 2020
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Eileen Healy: “Not enough money for mental health care and lack of legislation”

PHILIPSBURG — The 2020 budget for the Mental Health Foundation from SZV is Naf 5,455,424. During the meeting with Parliament on Monday morning, November 17, former interim director of MHF Eileen Healy stated More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, November 17th, 2020
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Worrisome trend in mental health issues

PHILIPSBURG – Monday’s meeting of the parliamentary committee for Public Health, Social Affairs and Labor about mental health did not pay a lot of attention to the relationship between the Mental Health Foundation More...

By The Publisher On Sunday, November 8th, 2020
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Parliament torpedoes its own committee before it even gets to work

~ Statements by MP André Bosman have now become our frame of reference ~ PHILIPSBURG – With all the pressing matters before us, such as the financial position of Government, the state of our Government agencies More...

By The Publisher On Friday, November 6th, 2020
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Parliament hops on the de-colonization bandwagon

PHILIPSBURG – Members of Parliament approved a motion on Thursday that instructs the government to complete the de-colonization process by hiring lawyers that should also pursue reparations for Dutch violations More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, November 5th, 2020
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Parliament establish historic Permanent Constitutional and Decolonization Committee

~ Motion to finalize decolonization, organize RTC by July 2021 ~ PHILIPSBURG — A joint proposal by MP’s Solange Ludmila Duncan (NA) and Grisha HeyligerMarten (UPP) to establish a Permanent Committee for More...

By The Publisher On Friday, October 30th, 2020
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MP Heyliger-Marten congratulates Emanuel

~ Says, “screening process must be screened” ~ PHILIPBURG — The true essence of democracy must include resecting the rights of the people of the Country to elect whom they wish to serve as their leaders More...

By The Publisher On Wednesday, October 21st, 2020
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Therapy via the internet proposed as a solution for mental health care on St. Maarten

PHILIPSBURG — “Bringing mental health problems up for discussion is the best way to break the taboo surrounding mental illness,” says Fredericka Ford, CEO of Ethegrity Healthcare Consulting. Yesterday More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, October 13th, 2020
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PFP Member of Parliament Melissa Gumbs’ Remarks – Constitution Day 2020

Good morning Mr. Chairman, Griffiers, my colleagues in Parliament, and those joining us online and via radio, both here and abroad. Mr. Chairman, like my colleagues before me, I do believe that this is a time for More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, October 8th, 2020
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MP Buncamper questions the whereabout of the Time Share ordinance

PHILIPSBURG — A report in the daily media of a verdict from the Supreme Court that referred to the Time Share Ordinance of St. Maarten has prompted United St. Maarten Party (USP) Member of Parliament (MP) More...