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MP Buncamper balks at decision to prosecute him

PHILIPSBURG — The Common Court of Justice has ordered the Public Prosecutor’s Office to prosecute MP Claudius Buncamper for crimes he allegedly committed when he was heading the Infrastructure Department at the Ministry of Public Housing, Urban Planning, Environment and Infrastructure (VROMI). While the press release from the anti corruption More...

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By The Publisher On Friday, February 5th, 2021
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Who is paying SMN-News?

~ Amateur hour with Bibi Shaw ~ By Hilbert Haar Freedom of the press and freedom of the right of expression are valuable to me. They are the cornerstones of professional journalism, but these rights are not absolute. More...

By The Publisher On Monday, February 1st, 2021
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Supreme Court sends Buncampers case back to the appeals court

PHILIPSBURG — Member of Parliament Claudius Buncamper will have to go back to court for a replay of his appeal against his conviction for tax fraud. That is the conclusion of the Supreme Court’s Attorney-General More...

By The Publisher On Saturday, January 30th, 2021
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Supreme Court’s attorney-general confirms verdict against former Minister Buncamper-Molanus

THE HAGUE — The Supreme Court’s Attorney-General D.J.M.W. Parideans has concluded that the verdict against former Minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labor Maria Buncamper-Molanus for tax More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, January 28th, 2021
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Financial Intelligence Unit’s powers are regulated by law

PHILIPSBURG — In the first quarter of 2025 St. Maarten will be evaluated by the Caribbean Financial Action Task Force (CFATF). “We should have started with the preparations last year but unfortunately we More...

By The Publisher On Friday, January 22nd, 2021
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Sales clerk loses court case over salary-reduction

PHILIPSBURG- – A 22-year sales clerk of a local cheese shop lost her job due an argument with her now former employer over a 50 percent salary reduction. The Court in First Instance admittedly awarded the More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, January 19th, 2021
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Pro Soualiga twists old study to fit its agenda

PHILIPSBUG — In an attempt to revive its decolonization claims the Pro Soualiga Foundation sent out a press release about the promotion of Steven Hillebrink at Leiden University on the thesis The Right to More...

By The Publisher On Friday, January 15th, 2021
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Justice ministers agree to train local candidate-prosecutors

PHILIPSBURG — The Kingdom’s ministers of justice have agreed on a system whereby local Caribbean candidates will be trained for the function of public prosecutor every year. They took this decision during More...

By The Publisher On Wednesday, January 13th, 2021
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Supreme Court makes Brownbill’s conviction irrevocable

PHILIPSBURG — Former parliamentarian Chanel Brownbill has lost his appeal at the Supreme Court against his conviction for tax fraud. The sentence handed down by the Common Court of Justice on March 5, 2020, More...

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By The Publisher On Wednesday, January 6th, 2021
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Unfair incarceration

Dear Editor, The practice of locking people up for questioning has got to stop. Taking innocent people out of their beds at all hours and locking them up is inhumane and should be unlawful. Everyone is presumed More...







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