Court denies Smartplay right to text message lottery

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Philipsburg — Telecom provider UTS does not have to offer services for phone lotteries to Smartplay, the company doing business as Robbie’s Lottery in St. Maarten. The Common Court of Justice rejected Smartplay’s appeal against an earlier court ruling in a decision that was published last week. More than ten years ago, on March 8, 2008, Smartplay More...

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By The Publisher On Monday, December 10th, 2018
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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
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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 Friday, November 23rd, 2018
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Insurance matters

By Hilbert Haar Anybody who has ever insured a car on our island on the French side knows one thing for sure: those insurances are much more expensive than the ones on the Dutch side. The reason for this price More...

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By The Publisher On Friday, November 23rd, 2018
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Limited insurance coverage invalid on the French side, court rules

PHILIPSBURG – The Common Court of Justice has ordered insurance company Nagico to pay close to $499,000 to a local company for a traffic accident that took place in 2000 on the French side. The court ruled More...

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By The Publisher On Wednesday, November 21st, 2018
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Clyde van Putten c.s. presented 11-page document to the court to justify arguments

STATIA/ PHILIPSBURG—The judge in the Court of First Instance will hand out a decision in the hearing of the two cases presented by the people of St. Eustatius on December 11, 2018. According to reports on the More...

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By The Publisher On Wednesday, November 14th, 2018
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No scheduled meeting with Van Putten as Dutch State Secretary visits St. Eustatius this weekend

PHILIPSBURG/ST. EUSTATIUS—The visit of the Dutch State Secretary of Kingdom Relations Raymond Knops is not expected to include a meet with the Leader of the Progressive Labor Party Clyde van Putten during his More...

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By The Publisher On Tuesday, November 13th, 2018
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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...

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By The Publisher On Friday, November 9th, 2018
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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...

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By The Publisher On Monday, November 5th, 2018
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Van Putten: Court set date injunction case for November 20

PHILIPSBURG — The leader of the Progressive Labor Party Clyde van Putten informed StMaartenNews.com that the injunction case he filed last week Wednesday, October 31, 2018, at the Court of First Instance in More...