Court permits prosecution of Theo Heyliger in LARIMAR case


PHILIPSBURG — Communication’s Officer of the of the Anti-Corruption Taskforce TBO, Roderick Gouverneur, informed that today the court has granted the Prosecutor’s Office permission in order to prosecute Theo Heyliger in the LARIMAR investigation. In a closed door session on Thursday afternoon, the Prosecutor’s More...

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By The Publisher On Monday, February 25th, 2019

Judge extends pre-trial detention for MP Theo Heyliger

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten – The pre-trial detention of Member of Parliament and leader of the United Democrats, Theo Heyliger has been extended to eight days. Mr. Heyliger, who was arrested on Tuesday morning More...

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By The Publisher On Tuesday, February 19th, 2019

Theo Heyliger arrested in Larimar investigation

GREAT BAY — Suspect T.H. (48) was arrested by the Anti corruption Taskforce (TBO) this morning, February 19, 2019. The suspect has been placed in pre-trial detention. More information will provided later More...

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By The Publisher On Wednesday, February 13th, 2019

Court allows prosecutor to sell Corallo’s boats

PHILIPSBURG – The Court in First Instance denied casino owner Francesco Corallo’s request to stop the sale of three boats he owns in a ruling dated January 10 that was recently published on More...

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By The Publisher On Wednesday, January 30th, 2019

TBO arrests two in Larimar-investigation

In interest of the ongoing “Larimar” criminal investigation, the Anti-Corruption Taskforce (TBO) of the National Detectives (RST), conducted several house and office searches on St. Maarten and Curaçao. As More...

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By The Publisher On Monday, December 10th, 2018

Interview with the departing Interim Chief Prosecutor Jeroen Steenbrink

~ Invisible yet driven and focused behind the scenes ~ It seems much longer but Interim Chief Prosecutor Jeroen Steenbrink has only been serving in St. Maarten for little over a year. Steenbrink started last year More...

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By The Publisher On Thursday, November 29th, 2018

Supreme Court upholds Schotte’s conviction

THE HAGUE – In a 65-page ruling containing 169 articles the Supreme Court has confirmed the conviction of Curacao’s former Prime Minister Gerrit Schotte to 3 years of imprisonment and a 5-year ban from More...

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By The Publisher On Thursday, November 29th, 2018


By Hilbert Haar The title of this opinion – Curtain – may not mean a lot to younger readers, so let me explain it briefly. It was the title of the British detective-writer Agatha Christie’s book More...

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By The Publisher On Tuesday, November 13th, 2018

FAVE board has to pay big for wrongful dismissal guidance counselor

PHILIPSBURG – The board of the Foundation for Academic and Vocational Education (FAVE) has to pay 94,000 guilders gross ($52,514) to guidance counselor and job training coordinator Zeynep Sabahoglu for firing More...

By The Publisher On Friday, November 9th, 2018

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 More...