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Dr. Richardson presents book for Mother Tongue Language Day

~ More and more English is now being used  in court to support language rights ~ Great Bay, Sint Maarten – On Monday, February 19, Dr. Linda Richardson officially presented her book “Trilingual Terminology in Criminal Proceedings” to the Prime Minister of Sint Maarten, Honourable Silveria Jacobs. This book is a reference tool, ideal for those More...

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By The Publisher On Thursday, February 8th, 2024
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Court orders release of undocumented person in landmark decision

PHILIPSBURG — In a significant ruling on February 1, 2024, the Court of First Instance of Sint Maarten ordered the immediate release of Mr. R.J., a Haitian national residing in St. Maarten, marking a pivotal More...

By The Publisher On Sunday, January 7th, 2024
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Court orders Commissioner Abraham to repay Mariadal Foundation

KRALENDIJK — The Court in First Instance has ordered Clark Abraham, the political leader of PDB (Partido Demokrátiko Boneriano) to pay $17,984 plus interest to the Mariadal Foundation, dossierkoninkrijksrelaties.nl More...

By The Publisher On Friday, December 29th, 2023
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Supreme Court likely to dismiss appeals against same-sex marriages

THE HAGUE — Aruba and Curacao have to allow marriages between same-sex partners. Both countries appealed the decision by the Common Court of Justice that ordered both countries to recognize these marriages More...

By The Publisher On Sunday, December 10th, 2023
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Government faces compensation claim for patient’s solitary confinement death, no response given

PHILIPSBURG — The Government of St. Maarten is under legal scrutiny as it has been mandated to compensate the family of Caulette Julien, who tragically died in August 2020 while in solitary confinement at More...

By The Publisher On Sunday, December 3rd, 2023
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KSA fines gambling operator Betent more than $3 million

THE HAGUE – The Dutch gaming authority KSA has fined online gambling company Betent $3 million ($3.27 million) for violating a string of requirements. Betent operates in The Netherlands under a sub-license More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, November 30th, 2023
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Heavy fine for Canadian businessman Di Palma

MARIGOT — The court in Marigot holds Canadian businessman Mario di Palma responsible for the bankruptcy of the French-side construction company Deldevert. The court sentenced him to a 6 months conditional More...

By The Publisher On Saturday, November 25th, 2023
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Olivier Arrindell has to rectify incorrect allegations against Ministers Jacob and Ottley

PHILIPSBURG -- The Court in First Instance had ordered Olivier Arrindell to rectify slanderous statements he made since the beginning of September about Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs and Minister Omar Ottley. More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, November 16th, 2023
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Amended Kingdom Charter limits authority Kingdom Council of Ministers

PHILIPSBURG — A kingdom law that amends two articles in the Kingdom Charter limits the authority of the Kingdom Council of Ministers to issue General Measures of Kingdom Governance (Algemene Maatregelen van More...

By The Publisher On Saturday, November 11th, 2023
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Same sex marriage debate continues at the Supreme Court

WILLEMSTAD — The debate about the right to same sex marriage in Curacao and Aruba is in full swing, after the Common Court of Justice ruled that banning such marriages violates the constitutional right to More...