Treatment of criminal cases behind closed doors

Court Room St. Maarten

PHILIPSBURG — The handling of a large number of lawsuits has been postponed due to COVID-19. Criminal cases that will continue in the coming week are no longer public. “The treatment takes place behind closed doors, without an audience,” said criminal judge Jorgen Snitker. Snitker is one of five judges on St. Maarten. The Court of More...

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By The Publisher On Friday, March 20th, 2020
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Tourist-killer Samedi sentenced to 18 years

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By The Publisher On Sunday, March 15th, 2020
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‘The Public Prosecution Service on St. Maarten has known what was going on for years’

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By The Publisher On Friday, March 13th, 2020
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Request for double acquittal in LARIMAR case

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By The Publisher On Friday, March 13th, 2020
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Reporting error?

Dear Editor, In your reporting of the Larimar case, in which Mr. Theo Heyliger is accused of corruption by accepting bribes pertaining to various government projects on Sint Maarten. These bribes netted an amount More...

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By The Publisher On Thursday, March 12th, 2020
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Sulvaran: “The public prosecutor has trampled on the rights of Heyliger”

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By The Publisher On Wednesday, March 11th, 2020
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TBO releases press statement and video explaining LARIMAR case

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By The Publisher On Wednesday, March 11th, 2020
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Public Prosecutor’s Office demands Heyliger be immediately imprisoned

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By The Publisher On Wednesday, March 11th, 2020
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Heyliger denies everything

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By The Publisher On Tuesday, March 10th, 2020
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“Don’t pay Theo? That question did not arise.” – COURT REPORT UPDATED

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