PHILIPSBURG:— Well known detective and now staff member of the Prime Minister’s cabinet Jerry Gerardus has been detained by authorities as they investigate the looting of jewelry.
SMN News understands that Gerardus was detained on Monday morning. At the moment Chief of Police Carl John said he is not aware of the case or the arrest while the Prosecutor handling the case has refused to confirm or deny the arrest of the well-known detective. ….Read More
PHILIPSBURG:— SMN News learned that the Interim Minister of Justice Cornelius de Weever has dismissed the Chief Operations Officer (COO) Fernando Clark from his position at the Pointe Blanche Prison effective April 1st, 2018.
Information reaching SMN News states that Clark had a dispute on Facebook with a former UPP candidate who is now a stronger supporter of the UD. SMN News further learned that the supporter Amand Meda asked Clark via Facebook what are his credentials to hold the COO position at the prison then he later accused Clark of having drugs smuggled into the prison under his nose…..READ MORE
Carty and Felicie made payments without the approval of Board of Directors.
PHILIPSBURG:— Minister of VSA Emil Lee approved NAF. 25,000.00 as remuneration for the Director of SZV Glen Carty which was recently paid to Carty without the approval of the Board of Directors of SZV.
Information reaching SMN News states that Glen Carty and the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Elton Felicie signed off on the payment which was made last week to Carty while the members of the board of directors sat back and allowed the management team to continue draining the accounts of SZV. SZV has lost a substantial amount of revenue since the passing of hurricane Irma which caused a number of hotels and other businesses to close their doors…..Read More
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~ Man of Integrity and Transparency fleeced government to keep his hotel open ~
PHILIPSBURG:— The Minister of VSA Emil Lee who refused to take responsibility for not providing assistance to the people of St. Maarten after the passing of hurricane Irma has to explain the people of St. Maarten how it was possible for him to take off the MR.4 license plate from government vehicle and place it on his private pick-up truck that he used along with government bonds to purchase diesel at the Bush Road Gas station on September 12th, 2017.
Minister Lee was caught at the gas station where he filled two large drums almost every day with government bonds and he took the much-needed fuel to his Princess Heights hotel to run his generator.
Diesel was supposed to be used for government operations and for the vehicles that were busy providing emergency operations as well as cleaning up the debris left behind by Irma.
SMN News managed to secure photographs with the Minister in his pick-up truc
PHILIPSBURG:— Father of Baby Pilanco Oliver Vincent Arrindell told SMN News in an exclusive interview on Thursday that he has had enough with SZV and its employees whom he said is refusing to grant his disabled infant proper care.
Arrindell has been in this predicament since the birth of his son in April 2015. He said that his child is supposed to be undergoing therapy in order for him to live a normal life but since November 2016 his son has not gotten one therapy treatment…Read More
PHILIPSBURG:— The UP/DP/Brownbill government submitted the following names of persons who have to undergo the necessary screening in order for them to fill the positions as Prime Minister and Ministers in the interim.
According to well-placed sources, the following names of persons were submitted to Governor Holiday on Friday by formateur MP Franklin Meyers.
Franklin Meyers — Prime Minister
Joireen Wuite — Minister of Education
George Willems — Minister of Finance
Leona Marlin — Minister of Justice…….Read More