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Council of Advice declines handling questions about Buncamper’s suspension

PHILIPSBURG — The Council of Advice will not be drawn into a political discussion about the suspension of independent Member of Parliament Claudius Buncamper. This appears from the Council’s reaction to an advice-request from the parliament. On June 3 Buncamper sent a letter to parliament with the request to ask the Council of Advice for an More...

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By The Publisher On Friday, October 14th, 2022
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Tax Office cannot find judge who has been living in St. Maarten for more than three years (UPDATED)

PHILIPSBURG — A publication by the tax inspectorate in the National Gazette of September 30 has caused some confusion about the status of one of the judges that works at the Court in First Instance in Philipsburg. The More...

By The Publisher On Wednesday, September 28th, 2022
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Chief Prosecutor Buist: “We need more interpreters”

PHILIPSBURG — There is a shortage of court interpreters, especially in the Spanish language, Chief Prosecutor Hieke Buist said last week during the installation of Judge Gert Jan Wouters and the reinstallation More...

By The Publisher On Wednesday, August 31st, 2022
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Details of Schotte’s agreement with Prosecutor’s Office remain confidential

PHILIPSBURG — The Public Prosecutor’s Office has made an agreement with Curacao’s former Prime Minister Gerrit Schotte about the payment of 1.8 million guilders (a bit more than $1 million). The payment More...

By The Publisher On Wednesday, June 22nd, 2022
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Mark Mingo acquitted of all charges

PHILIPSBURG — The Common Court of Justice acquitted Mark Mingo, the former Chief Executive Officer of the Harbor Group of Companies of all charges on Tuesday, June 21, 2022. More than two years ago, on January More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, June 9th, 2022
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Supreme Court confirms Jamaloodin’s conviction

THE HAGUE — Curacao’s former Minister of Finance George Jamaloodin’s conviction to 30 years of imprisonment for ordering the murder of Pueblo Soberano-leader Helmin Wiels on May 5, 2013, has become irrevocable, More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, May 24th, 2022
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OM confiscates some US$359,513 over four years; to focus on collecting more criminal funds

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten (23 May 2022) – Fighting and preventing further crimes in the community are not only dependent on putting (suspected) criminals behind bars; it is also essential to cut off the ill-acquired More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, April 7th, 2022
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Court orders conditional release of Amy Velasquez-killer Ashton Lake

  PHILIPSBURG — After more than 38 years of imprisonment, Ashton Lake will become a free man again on July 1. On May 9, 1984, the Court in First Instance sentenced Lake, who turned 59 on January 18, to life More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, March 10th, 2022
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Appeals court confirms life sentence for serial killer Kathron Fortune

PHILIPSBURG — Serial killer Kathron Fortune won’t see the outside of a prison for a very long time (and most likely never), after the Common Court of Justice sentence the 45-year old on appeal to a life More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, February 10th, 2022
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How suspended MP Buncamper played the system and enriched himself

Publisher's note: StMaartenNews.com brings you a 3-parts series of articles on the Buncamper court case after careful analysis of the court verdict. In order to read the complete series, you will have to have a More...