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PHILIPSBURG – The meeting of parliament about establishing amendments to the Penal Procedure Code was reportedly driven by the need to tweak an amendment proposed by parliament-chair Rolando Brison and MP Claudius Buncamper. While the approval of this legislation drags on, the risk that St. Maarten will be blacklisted increases. Closer inspection More...

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Court Room St. Maarten
By The Publisher On Friday, March 20th, 2020

Treatment of criminal cases behind closed doors

PHILIPSBURG — The handling of a large number of lawsuits has been postponed due to COVID-19. Criminal cases that will continue in the coming week are no longer public. “The treatment takes place behind More...

Belair Community Center - Venue Larimar Court Case 2020030901 JH
By The Publisher On Wednesday, March 11th, 2020

TBO releases press statement and video explaining LARIMAR case

~ Prosecutor demands prison time in ‘LARIMAR’ investigation ~ PHILIPSBURG — The Anti-Corruption Team (TBO, Team Bestrijding Ondermijning) has issued a public statement via the office of the Public More...

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By The Publisher On Wednesday, March 11th, 2020

Theo Heyliger: ‘I never accepted money from Maasdam’

PHILIPSBURG – Defendant in the Larimar case Theo Heyliger remembers that building consultant Ronald Maasdam brought stroopwafels for him from the Netherlands. But envelopes with banknotes, no, he never received More...

Theo Heyliger at Belair Center for Larimar Court Case 2020030902 JH
By The Publisher On Wednesday, March 11th, 2020

Heyliger denies everything

PHILIPSBURG – Bribery-suspect Theo Heyliger denied any wrongdoing during the second day of the Larimar-trial at the Belair Community Center. The denials of the former politician and founder of the United People’s More...

Theo Heyliger at Belair Center for Larimar Court Case 20200309 JH
By The Publisher On Tuesday, March 10th, 2020

“Don’t pay Theo? That question did not arise.” – COURT REPORT UPDATED

PHILIPSBURG — “A deal was a deal,” says Ronald Maasdam, crown witness in the Larimar case, about paying bribes to Theo Heyliger and the late Roy Marlin. For years, the Dutch building consultant More...

Theo Heyliger frisked at Belair Center for Larimar Court Case 20200309 JH
By The Publisher On Monday, March 9th, 2020

UP Board: Prosecutor presents no physical evidence against Theo Heyliger

PHILIPSBURG — The board of the United People (UP) party on Monday said that despite months of creating negative and false impressions about its founder Theo Heyliger, the prosecutor’s office did not present More...

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By The Publisher On Sunday, March 8th, 2020

Court protects St. Joseph School against unexpected sale

PHILIPSBURG – The Foundation for Catholic Education in St. Maarten (SKOS) has survived an attempt by the St. Catharina Foundation to kick it off the property where the St. Joseph School is located. The Court More...

WIB bank Philipsburg main branch - 20200220 JH
By The Publisher On Friday, March 6th, 2020

WIB wins license fee dispute against Travel Planners

PHILIPSBURG – De Windward Islands Bank (WIB) has prevailed in a lengthy legal battle against travel agency Travel Planners over the payment of the 1 percent foreign exchange license fee for bank transfers to More...

Curacao Isla Refinery met insert Roderick van Kwartel
By The Publisher On Tuesday, February 25th, 2020

3-year sentence for former Curaçao refinery manager

PHILIPSBURG — A former general manager of Curaçao’s Isla refinery asked 5 million dollars in bribes from a Dutch company that wanted to become the new operator of the state-owned plant. The money was never More...