Brownbill moves TBO interview

PHILIPSBURG–Member of Parliament (MP) Chanel Brownbill of United St. Maarten Party (US Party) has rescheduled his appointment with members of the Anti-Corruption Taskforce TBO to this week. He originally made the appointment with them for last week Thursday, but had to reschedule because of the 2017 budget debate in Parliament on that day.

Brownbill was approached in Parliament last week Monday by officers who wanted to make an appointment with him to discuss an ongoing investigation. The incident caused quite a stir among the other MPs, because investigators have to follow a procedure when it comes to questioning an MP.

Brownbill told The Daily Herald he plans to meet with the investigators this week and does not know what the investigation is all about.

The two men, dressed in T-shirts and carrying backpacks, did not identify themselves as from TBO or the Kingdom Detective Cooperation Team RST, nor did they produce any form of identification when they came into Parliament House.  

They only asked the security officer to see Brownbill, who was in a session of Parliament at the time. Another MP notified him that men wanted to see him. The two men shook hands with Brownbill, who asked for their names and these were given. They followed up with a request to ask him some questions as a witness in an ongoing case.

The officers were informed of the busy Parliament schedule.

Source: The Daily Herald