Miscellaneous

Ombudsman concludes Systemic Investigation into the tendering and awarding process of the Solid Waste Collection 2021-2026

PHILIPSBURG, Ombudsman Gwendolien Mossel recently concluded the Systemic Investigation intothe tendering and awarding process of the Solid Waste Collection 2021-2026.After providing a Preliminary Findings Report (PFR) on 11 April 2022, the Final Report (FR) was submitted on 27 June 2022 to the Minister of Public Housing, Spatial Planning, Environment, and Infrastructure (VROMI). Shortly after the awarding … Read more

Ombudsman attends IOI Board of Directors meeting

Philipsburg; The Ombudsman of Sint Maarten, Ms. Gwendolien Mossel, recently attended the International Ombudsman Institute’s (IOI) Board of Directors meeting, which was held from May 10-12, 2022 in New York. Ms. Mossel was recently elected to the IOI Board in February of this year. The current Regional President of the Caribbean & Latin American Region is … Read more

Ombudsman elected as IOI Regional Director

PHILIPSBURG, The Ombudsman of Sint Maarten, Gwendolien Mossel was recently elected with overwhelming support as a Director of the Caribbean & Latin American Region of the International Ombudsman Institute (IOI). With her election, Ms. Mossel joins her colleague, the Ombudsman of Curaçao Mr. Keursly Concincion, on the Board of Directors of the IOI. Established in 1978 … Read more

Ombudsman concludes Systemic Investigation into Glucometers

PHILIPSBURG, Ombudsman Gwendolien Mossel recently concluded the Systemic Investigation into the procurement procedure of SZV for the selection of medical aid equipment (glucometers).After providing a Preliminary Findings Report, the Final Report was submitted on 30 December 2021 to the Director of SZV, Mr. Glen Carty. The Minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labor (VSA), Mr. … Read more

Ombudsman pleased to have submitted national ordinances for review

PHILIPSBURG, The Ombudsman hereby highlights some important observations made by the decision of the Constitutional Court regarding the three national ordinances in connection with cuts to the employment benefits of civil servants, (semi) public sector workers and political authorities. Understandable The Court established that it was understandable that the Ombudsman referred the case to the Court … Read more

Constitutional Court hearing on Friday, 20 August 2021

PHILIPSBURG, The public is reminded of the session scheduled by the Constitutional Court for a hearing regarding the case brought before the Court by the Ombudsman pertaining to the cuts to the employment benefits of all (semi) public sector workers. The three national ordinances that have been submitted for review to the Court are: (the) Temporary … Read more

Ombudsman submits National Ordinances regarding cuts to employment benefits to the Constitutional Court for review

PHILIPSBURG, On April 26th, 2021 the Ombudsman of Sint Maarten, Gwendolien Mossel, after careful consideration, submitted the three national ordinances, in connection with cuts to the employment benefits of all (semi) public sector workers, to the Constitutional Court for review. The three national ordinances are: the Temporary National Ordinance Covid-19 cuts, Temporary National Ordinance to amend … Read more