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MP Christopher Emmanuel calls on Council of Ministers to appointing locals in top positions

June 24, 2016
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PHILIPSBURG:— Member of Parliament Christopher Emmanuel did not mingle with words on Thursday in an interview with SMN News when he called on the Council of Ministers especially the Minister of Finance Richard Gibson Sr to appoint locals to top positions that are yet to be filled.
MP Emmanuel said that the Council of Ministers should appoint the acting head of the Cadaster Office Marcia Peterson as head of the department since she has been carrying out the day to day task of that office. Further to that he said Peterson is fully qualified for the position.
Emmanuel said that Minister Gibson said some weeks ago that locals must be placed in top positions through evolution or revolution, therefore he feels that the Council of Ministers should not only be talking for the sake of talking or to gain mileage instead the Council of Ministers should act, since actions speaks louder than voice and talk is cheap.

Source: smn-news.com

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Suspect in roof top murder held by police

January 20, 2015
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PHILIPSBURG–A twenty-four-year-old man with the initials L.A.D. has recently been arrested on suspicion of being involved in the murder of Junior Bertin-Maurice, who was shot dead outside the Rooftop Bar on A. Th. Illidge Road on August 16, 2014.

Spokeswoman for the Prosecutors Office Tineke Kamps confirmed this on Monday. She said that the suspect in the case, which is known as the Calabash Investigation, was arrested in Pointe Blanche Prison, where he was serving a prison sentence for an unrelated case.

The man is now also in pre-trial detention for the murder. He will today be brought before the Judge of Instruction, who will test the legalities of the arrest before the pre-trial detention is confirmed. For the suspect, it will not make much of a difference as he is already serving a sentence.

In an invited comment, Kamps stated that the investigation team has carefully examined any potential links between the murder of Bertin-Maurice and a second murder, on September 1, 2014, in which Liscania Maduro was found murdered in the trunk of her own car, however, so far, no evidence has been found to suggest that the two cases were linked.

Rumours on the island suggested the two cases may be linked, as Bertin-Maurice, who had been inside the nightclub, had been called to come outside by a young woman shortly before he was shot.

Anyone with any information about the murder of Maduro, or about any other murder case, is asked to contact Philipsburg Police Station or call the anonymous tip-line on tel. 9300. The Daily Herald

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