Extra judge for Sint Maarten due to workload after Irma

Courthouse Rooftop

PHILIPSBURG/THE NETHERLANDS — Mrs. M.Th. Hoogland becomes a deputy member of the Common Court of Justice of Aruba, Curaçao, Sint Maarten and Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba. She is being deployed for three months as a judge on Sint Maarten to help with the removal of the backlog in cases that have arisen because of the temporary absence of court More...

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life sentences in jail
By webadmin On Friday, February 16th, 2018
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Richardson detained for eight more days

PHILIPSBURG – The Judge of Instruction ruled on Friday that the arrests of USp-leader Frans Richardson and Windward Roads director Janhendrik Boekhaar are legitimate. The public prosecutor extended the detention More...

Judge's Gavel
By webadmin On Thursday, February 15th, 2018
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Addict to jail for 242 days

PHILIPSBURG – Oswald Dwayne Sherwood had a prominent presence on the docket of Wednesday’s court session. His name appeared nine times – four times for petty crimes like theft, ill-treatment and trespassing, More...

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By webadmin On Wednesday, February 14th, 2018
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MP Frans Richardson arrested

PHILIPSBURG – The anti-corruption unit (TBO) arrested member of Parliament and leader of the United St. Maarten party (USp), Frans Richardson, on Tuesday on suspicion of membership of a criminal organization, More...

Hilbert Haar
By webadmin On Wednesday, February 14th, 2018
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Raised eyebrows

By Hilbert Haar Will we now have to go through a parliamentary elections whereby the leader of one of the participating parties is in jail? Tuesday’s arrest of Member of Parliament Frans Richardson makes this More...

Public Prosecutor's Office entrance
By webadmin On Wednesday, February 14th, 2018
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Two arrests on Sint Maarten, one home seized

Philipsburg — The anti-corruption team TBO executed two searches in homes and one in a company on Sint Maarten. Arrests were made. Two suspects were arrested. One home was seized. The arrest of F.G.R. (1968) More...

Emsley Tromp - former CBCS president
By webadmin On Wednesday, February 14th, 2018
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Tromp loses court battle for his salary

WILLEMSTAD – Dr. Emsley Tromp made a failed attempt to recoup his salary for the months of December and January from  the Central Bank of Curacao and St. Maarten where he worked for more than 25 years as its More...

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By webadmin On Wednesday, February 14th, 2018
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Fortune in court for double murder

PHILIPSBURG – Kathron Fortune seemed at ease when his image appeared on a video link to the courthouse is in Philipsburg on Wednesday morning. Dressed in a black Nike training jacket he calmly followed the More...

Ourt Court House by Alphonso Nestor-Hubert
By webadmin On Wednesday, February 14th, 2018
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Brunache murder court trial set for June 6

PHILIPSBURG – The Court in First Instance will handle the Widmor Brunache murder trial on June 13. Two suspects have been charged with killing Brunache on January 24 of last year in front of his house in More...

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By webadmin On Thursday, February 8th, 2018
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Checkmate director behind questionable harbor-invoices

PHILIPSBURG – The trial of Keith F. – one of the suspects in the so-called Emerald-investigation – offered a candid insight in the way fraud was committed with inflated invoices at the Harbor Group of More...