Heyliger’s name surfaces in massive bribery case


PHILIPSBURG – When current Member of Parliament Theo Heyliger (United Democrats) was minister of Public Housing, Urban Planning, Environment and Infrastructure he accepted $300,000 in bribes from the Dutch consultant Ronald Maasdam, who is currently detained for this matter in the Netherlands. This appears from the summons against Maasdam, who More...

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Public Prosecutor's Office entrance
By The Publisher On Wednesday, November 7th, 2018

Public Prosecutor’s Office calls on Government to provide a juvenile detention centre for boys and girls

~ Public Prosecutor’s Office concern about escalating school fights ~ PHILIPSBURG — The Public Prosecutor’s Office is concerned about the rise in school fights this year. Not only has an increase in violent More...

Court Room St. Maarten
By The Publisher On Thursday, October 18th, 2018

Court missing $1.148.160 US Dollars from 3rd parties account

PHILIPSBURG — The Joint Court of Justice branch in Philipsburg is missing $1.148.160 US Dollars from its third parties bank account. Court documents in the appeal case of the dismissed court manager Maritsa More...

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By The Publisher On Wednesday, October 17th, 2018

3 years requested for police officer suspected of theft and embezzlement

Philipsburg — The Public Prosecutor’s Office has requested a 3 year prison sentence for police officer J.V.G. The Public Prosecutor’s Office has also requested the Court of First Instance to prohibit More...

Claudius and Maria Buncamper - MP
By The Publisher On Tuesday, October 16th, 2018

Many acquittals but Buncampers found guilty of tax fraud

PHILIPSBURG – The Common Court of Justice has sentenced former Public Health Minister Maria Buncamper-Molanus and her husband Claudius to a 25,000-guilders fine and 240 hours of community service each for tax More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, October 16th, 2018

Court reopens Casablanca-investigation

PHILIPSBURG – The Common Court of Justice has reopened the investigation in the so-called Casablanca-case about the exploitation of prostitutes and depriving these women of their freedom. The Court in First Instance More...

Collage Chief Prosecutor accepting petition from Elton Jones - 20180829
By The Publisher On Sunday, September 23rd, 2018

Special Report: Public Prosecutor’s Office shares views on ‘Statute of Limitations’

~ Public Prosecutor’s Office seeking to implement various instruments such as JASAP, Justice As Soon As Possible ~ PHILIPSBURG — On the morning of Wednesday, August 29th, 2018, Chief Prosecutor, Jeroen More...

Illegal parking in Front Street
By The Publisher On Sunday, September 23rd, 2018

Police and Public Prosecutor to tackle illegal parking

PHILIPSBURG — The Police Department in discussion with the Public Prosecutor in charge of traffic have come to the decision to tackle the illegal parking situation in the Philipsburg area which has become More...

Joint Police control unit 18092018
By The Publisher On Thursday, September 20th, 2018

Large Scale Joint Control

PHILIPSBURG — The KPSM Alpha Team consisting of members of the Police Force, the Immigration Department the Royal Marechaussee and Customs Department as of late has been very successful in intercepting persons More...

Judge visiting damaged homes Belvedere - 20180911 BS
By The Publisher On Tuesday, September 11th, 2018

Judge visits SMHDF homes in Belvedere to assess damages

BELVEDERE — Not many court cases end with a judge personally visiting the site of a case in question. However, on the afternoon of Tuesday, September 11, 2018, a walkthrough of the homes of tenants fighting More...