Payday for jeweler’s former employee

Milano Diamond Gallery

PHILIPSBURG – KRK Corporation, the entity that operates Milano Diamond Gallery and Diamonds Are Forever in Philipsburg is on the ropes for a hefty payment to a former employee after the Common Court of Justice threw out its appeal against an earlier court decision. KRK has to pay the former employee $34,970 for arrears in black payments and for cessantia More...

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Bada Bing
By The Publisher On Friday, July 3rd, 2020
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Airport Inn loses lawsuit against Bada Bing company

PHILIPSBURG – Lunteren, the company of former Bada Bing-owner Jaap van den Heuvel does not have to pay Airport Inn Hotel $875,000 in rent arrears, for a disappeared generator and for reconstruction costs for More...

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By The Publisher On Wednesday, July 1st, 2020
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Audit Chamber: cut in vacation allowance is unlawful

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By The Publisher On Wednesday, July 1st, 2020
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Dean Bar Association welcomes Dutch intervention at Pointe Blanche prison

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Unified unions of St. Maarten
By The Publisher On Monday, June 29th, 2020
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Unions file complaint against salary cuts

PHILIPSBURG – The Windward Islands Chamber of Labor Unions (WICLU) has filed a complaint with the Attorney General about what it labels as “punishable acts of racial discrimination, embezzlement and theft.” More...

SER St. Maarten
By The Publisher On Friday, June 26th, 2020
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A coup at the Social Economic Council (SER)

By Hilbert Haar When any government announces the “restructuring” of a board or of any organization that is supposed to be independent from the political decision makers, I always become a bit suspicious. The More...

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By The Publisher On Tuesday, June 23rd, 2020
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Attorneys threaten Minister Richardson with new lawsuit over prison conditions

PHILIPSBURG — The attorneys representing thirty inmates of the Pointe Blanche prison have put the feet of Justice Minister Anna Richardson to the fire with a demand to improve the conditions in the detention More...

Court House Philipsburg square
By The Publisher On Friday, June 19th, 2020
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Court denies demand for transfer of inmates to the Netherlands

PHILIPSBURG – The Court in First Instance has declared inadmissible the demand by a group of Pointe Blanche inmates that the country transfers them to safer prisons, either in the Netherlands or Bonaire. The More...

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By The Publisher On Tuesday, June 16th, 2020
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PFP questions immigration-initiative Minister Richardson

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Court House Philipsburg square
By The Publisher On Tuesday, May 19th, 2020
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Court holds attorney liable for Fralexia debacle

PHILIPSBURG – The Court in First Instance has ordered HBN Holding to compensate its client Alexandre Bourbon for damages caused through the negligent actions of one of its attorneys. The amount of compensation More...