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Schoop succeeds Maan as Attorney-General

WILLEMSTAD — Leomar ‘Guillano’ Schoop succeeds Ton Maan per February 1, 2024, as Attorney-General. The Kingdom Council of Ministers approved Schoop’s nomination by the ministers of justice of Curacao and St. Maarten. According to a press release from the prosecutor’s office Schoop appeared as “the most solid candidate” during More...

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By The Publisher On Saturday, September 30th, 2023
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Eva Bos appointed as Solicitor-General

WILLEMSTAD — Eva Bos has been appointed as the Solicitor-General at the Office of the Attorney-General for Curacao, St. Maarten, Bonaire, Statia and Saba. She succeeds Leomar Angela per October 15. Bos’ More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, September 26th, 2023
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Prosecution demands prison sentences in Deldevert bankruptcy case

MARIGOT — Mario di  Palma, owner of the defunct District 721 project in Simpson Bay and the bankrupted French-side construction company Deldevert is facing 1-year prison sentence, a €75,000 ($79,500) fine More...

By The Publisher On Saturday, September 9th, 2023
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Lacking new Code of Criminal Procedures is worrisome, Chief Prosecutor Buist says

PHILIPSBURG — It is worrisome that after five years there still is no new Code of Criminal Procedure, Chief Prosecutor Hieke Buist said during the installation of Judge Gerben Drenth. She also addressed domestic More...

By The Publisher On Saturday, September 9th, 2023
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Attorney pleads for using English language in the courtroom

PHILIPSBURG — Using the English language more prominently in the courtroom will promote equitable access to justice, attorney Caroline van Hees, the Dean of the Bar Association, pointed out in a speech during More...

By The Publisher On Saturday, September 9th, 2023
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Judge De Kort urges St. Maarten to update legislation

PHILIPSBURG — Judge Mauritsz de Kort has urged St. Maarten to update its legislation during the installation of St. Maarten’s new judge Gerben Drenth. De Kort mentioned in particular the Bailiff’s Ordinance, More...

By Online Editor On Wednesday, August 9th, 2023
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Windward Roads to complete sewage system in Dutch Quarter

PHILIPSBURG – Wndward Roads deal with the public prosecution in the Larimar corruption case is finally coming to fruition. The Larimar-trial examined the activities of several companies, among them Windward More...

By The Publisher On Sunday, July 23rd, 2023
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Windward Roads to complete sewage system in Dutch Quarter

PHILIPSBURG — Wndward Roads deal with the Public Prosecution in the Larimar corruption case is finally coming to fruition. The Larimar-trial examined the activities of several companies, among them Windward More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, June 1st, 2023
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Common Court of Justice reports surplus in 2022

PHILIPSBURG — The Common Court of Justice closed 2022 with a positive balance of 1,330,000 guilders (around $743,000); this amount will be added to the court’s general reserves. During the past five years More...

By The Publisher On Saturday, May 13th, 2023
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Retribution or Sinister Agenda

Dear Editor, Again and again, prosecutors operating in this territory are embarrassing our judicial system. They went on a house searching rampage, again, under the pretext of “fraud, forgery and taking bribery”, More...