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How Heyliger delivered a near monopoly to Tropical Shipping (Part 1)

PHILIPSBURG — Accusations leveled against the business practices of Tropical Shipping under the whistleblower provision of the American Securities and Exchange Commission Act of 1934 strongly suggest the existence of a corrupt scheme to establish a stevedoring and transshipment monopoly on St. Maarten. Together with Tropical Shipping, former More...

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By The Publisher On Monday, June 27th, 2022
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Factsheet: “Only a small minority prefers complete independence”

PHILIPSBURG — Is St. Maarten completely decolonized or is there still work to be done? That is the central question in a factsheet three experts put together for the Dutch Second Chamber. The answer remains More...

By The Publisher On Wednesday, June 22nd, 2022
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Mark Mingo acquitted of all charges

PHILIPSBURG — The Common Court of Justice acquitted Mark Mingo, the former Chief Executive Officer of the Harbor Group of Companies of all charges on Tuesday. More than two years ago, on January 29, 2020, More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, June 9th, 2022
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Supreme Court confirms Jamaloodin’s conviction

THE HAGUE — Curacao’s former Minister of Finance George Jamaloodin’s conviction to 30 years of imprisonment for ordering the murder of Pueblo Soberano-leader Helmin Wiels on May 5, 2013, has become irrevocable, More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, May 31st, 2022
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Appeals Court acquits Buncamper of tax fraud

PHILIPSBURG — The Court of Appeals acquitted suspended Member of Parliament Claudius Buncamper in a ruling dated May 30 of tax fraud related to the Eco Green case. His wife, former Minister of Public health More...

By The Publisher On Monday, May 30th, 2022
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Court rulings put immigration-policy under pressure

PHILIPSBURG -- The Ministry of Justice suffered two defeats in the Court in First Instance at the hands of attorney Edwin Maduro, who represented two plaintiffs from the Dominican Republic. The court rulings have More...

By The Publisher On Monday, May 16th, 2022
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Supreme Court-ruling sheds more light on prescriptive rights

PHILIPSBURG — A five-year-old ruling from the Supreme Court about a land dispute between a family and the municipality of Heusden sheds some more light on the intricacies of prescriptive rights. The ruling, More...

By The Publisher On Monday, May 9th, 2022
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Zebec’s attorney reveals Theo Heyliger’s “criminal conspiracy”

PHILIPSBURG — Project developer Zebec intends to take St. Maarten Harbor Cruise Facilities (SMH Cruise) and others to court in an attempt to claim close to $100 million in damages it suffered after the port More...

By The Publisher On Wednesday, April 20th, 2022
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St. Maarten Academy had to rehire unjustly fired teacher – or pay

PHILIPSBURG — The St. Maarten Academy has to reinstate a teacher French or otherwise pay compensation of 84,000 guilders ($46,927), the Court in First Instance ruled on February 23. The school dismissed the More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, April 14th, 2022
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Round table debate about Kingdom Charter: “Not correct to state that we are still a colony of the Netherlands”

PHILIPSBURG — Next week Tuesday, April 19, the parliamentary committee for Constitutional Affairs and Decolonization organizes a round table panel discussion with four experts about the Kingdom Charter, its More...