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Jamaloodin gets on appeal 30 years for ordering Wiels-liquidation

WILLEMSTAD – The Common Court of Justice sentenced former Minister of Finance George Jamaloodin on Friday on appeal to 30 years of imprisonment. The court found the defendant guilty of ordering the assassination of Pueblo Soberano founder Helmin Wiels on May 5, 2013, and of forgery. The time the ex-minister spent in extradition detention in Venezuela More...

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By The Publisher On Tuesday, February 23rd, 2021
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Prosecutors end investigation against MP Ottley

PHILIPSBURG — On February 23rd the Prosecutor’s Office notified lawyer S. R. Bommel that based on the investigation carried out by the National Detectives there is no need to continue an investigation against More...

By The Publisher On Wednesday, February 17th, 2021
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MP Buncamper balks at decision to prosecute him

PHILIPSBURG — The Common Court of Justice has ordered the Public Prosecutor’s Office to prosecute MP Claudius Buncamper for crimes he allegedly committed when he was heading the Infrastructure Department More...

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By The Publisher On Wednesday, January 6th, 2021
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Unfair incarceration

Dear Editor, The practice of locking people up for questioning has got to stop. Taking innocent people out of their beds at all hours and locking them up is inhumane and should be unlawful. Everyone is presumed More...

By The Publisher On Friday, December 18th, 2020
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Attorney stands up for victims of violent crimes – UPDATED

PHILIPSBURG – The position of victims of violent crimes in St. Maarten is weak compared to that of the criminals who harmed them. Attorney Geert Hatzmann, who has represented many of these victims over the course More...

By The Publisher On Sunday, December 13th, 2020
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Integrity Chamber continues introductory meetings with government-owned companies

PHILIPSBURG – The Integrity Chamber Sint Maarten has wrapped up introductory meetings with the supervisory boards and management of the “big four” government-owned companies. These virtual meetings were aimed More...

By The Publisher On Wednesday, November 11th, 2020
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Prosecutor’s Office considering consequences court verdict

PHILIPSBURG — The Common Court of Justice (Hof), on Thursday, October 29th, ruled against the claim of the Attorney General (PG) to prosecute MP Mr. C.T. Emmanuel for among other accusation, abuse of function More...

By The Publisher On Sunday, November 8th, 2020
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Serial killer Fortune finally sentenced for Chauviré-murder

PHILIPSBURG – The Court in Basse-Terre (Guadeloupe) sentenced Grenada-born Kathron Fortune in October to 30 years of imprisonment for the rape and murder of Angélique Chauviré in 2006. Fortune is currently More...

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By The Publisher On Monday, October 19th, 2020
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‘New prison will accommodate treatment of mentally ill convicts’

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By The Publisher On Sunday, October 18th, 2020
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Distinction between natural and unnatural death remains unclear

PHILIPSBURG – The jury is still out on the cause of death of 43-year old psychiatric patient Caulette Julien. Dr. Kitty Pelswijk, the interim director of the Mental Health Foundation claims that Julien died of More...







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