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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. More than two years ago, on January 29, 2020, the Court in First Instance sentenced Mingo to 46 months in prison and a 6-year ban on holding a management position at any government-owned More...

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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...

By The Publisher On Friday, February 4th, 2022
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Velasquez-family fiercely opposes early release for Amy’s killer Ashton Lake

PHILIPSBURG — August 27, 1983, was supposed to be just another hot and dry day in paradise. Temperatures peaked at 32 Celsius at noon and did not go lower than 28 during the evening. St. Maarten was a peaceful More...

By The Publisher On Saturday, January 15th, 2022
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Court orders former MP Frans Richardson and former Harbor-CEO Mark Mingo to pay

PHILIPSBURG — The Court in First Instance has ordered former parliamentarian Frans Richardson and the former director of the Harbor Group of Companies Mark Mingo in separate rulings to pay the country large More...

By The Publisher On Sunday, November 28th, 2021
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Collecting more taxes does not require reform; it requires enforcement

PHILIPSBURG — Tax reform. Tax compliance. Tax evasion. Tax fraud. These are all well-known terms in St. Maarten where fooling the tax inspectorate is seen by quite some citizens and companies as a national More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, November 16th, 2021
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MP Buncamper faces three years in prison

PHILIPSBURG — The public prosecutor demanded on Monday a 3-year prison sentence against Member of Parliament Claudius Buncamper and a 12-month sentence against his wife, former Public Health Minister Maria More...