Interview with the departing Interim Chief Prosecutor Jeroen Steenbrink

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~ Invisible yet driven and focused behind the scenes ~ It seems much longer but Interim Chief Prosecutor Jeroen Steenbrink has only been serving in St. Maarten for little over a year. Steenbrink started last year December 1. He was clear from the beginning: his time on St. Maarten would be short-lived as interim head of the Prosecutor’s Office until More...

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By The Publisher On Thursday, November 29th, 2018
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Supreme Court upholds Schotte’s conviction

THE HAGUE – In a 65-page ruling containing 169 articles the Supreme Court has confirmed the conviction of Curacao’s former Prime Minister Gerrit Schotte to 3 years of imprisonment and a 5-year ban from More...

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By The Publisher On Thursday, November 29th, 2018
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Curtain

By Hilbert Haar The title of this opinion – Curtain – may not mean a lot to younger readers, so let me explain it briefly. It was the title of the British detective-writer Agatha Christie’s book More...

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By The Publisher On Tuesday, November 13th, 2018
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FAVE board has to pay big for wrongful dismissal guidance counselor

PHILIPSBURG – The board of the Foundation for Academic and Vocational Education (FAVE) has to pay 94,000 guilders gross ($52,514) to guidance counselor and job training coordinator Zeynep Sabahoglu for firing More...

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By The Publisher On Friday, November 9th, 2018
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Heyliger’s name surfaces in massive bribery case

PHILIPSBURG – When current Member of Parliament Theo Heyliger (United Democrats) was minister of Public Housing, Urban Planning, Environment and Infrastructure he accepted $300,000 in bribes from the Dutch More...

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By The Publisher On Wednesday, November 7th, 2018
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Public Prosecutor’s Office calls on Government to provide a juvenile detention centre for boys and girls

~ Public Prosecutor’s Office concern about escalating school fights ~ PHILIPSBURG — The Public Prosecutor’s Office is concerned about the rise in school fights this year. Not only has an increase in violent More...

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By The Publisher On Thursday, October 18th, 2018
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Court missing $1.148.160 US Dollars from 3rd parties account

PHILIPSBURG — The Joint Court of Justice branch in Philipsburg is missing $1.148.160 US Dollars from its third parties bank account. Court documents in the appeal case of the dismissed court manager Maritsa More...

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By The Publisher On Wednesday, October 17th, 2018
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3 years requested for police officer suspected of theft and embezzlement

Philipsburg — The Public Prosecutor’s Office has requested a 3 year prison sentence for police officer J.V.G. The Public Prosecutor’s Office has also requested the Court of First Instance to prohibit More...

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By The Publisher On Tuesday, October 16th, 2018
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Many acquittals but Buncampers found guilty of tax fraud

PHILIPSBURG – The Common Court of Justice has sentenced former Public Health Minister Maria Buncamper-Molanus and her husband Claudius to a 25,000-guilders fine and 240 hours of community service each for tax More...

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By The Publisher On Tuesday, October 16th, 2018
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Court reopens Casablanca-investigation

PHILIPSBURG – The Common Court of Justice has reopened the investigation in the so-called Casablanca-case about the exploitation of prostitutes and depriving these women of their freedom. The Court in First Instance More...