Dutch prison system also struggles with staff shortages

PHILIPSBURG — The Pointe Blanche prison is not the only facility in the Kingdom’s justice chain that struggles with staff shortages it appears from a letter Minister Franc Weerwind (Legal Protection) sent to the Dutch Second Chamber. The minister wrote that not all criminals with a verdict to their name can be put in prison immediately. He More...

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By The Publisher On Friday, December 1st, 2023

Artist Deborah Jack creates a map of St. Maarten’s memory

PHILIPSBURG — Artist Deborah Jack took some time out of her busy schedule to speak with StMaartenNews.com about the Open Society Foundations 2023 Soros Arts Fellowship: Art, Land and Public Memory, that came More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, November 30th, 2023

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 Thursday, November 30th, 2023

Dutch St. Maarten Taxi Association Announces Election Results

Philipsburg, St. Maarten –- November 29, 2023 – The Dutch St. Maarten Taxi Association is pleased to announce the results of its recent executive board elections. The election was held at the John Larmonie More...

By The Publisher On Saturday, November 25th, 2023

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 23rd, 2023

Potential voting power puts National Alliance ahead of the rest

PHILIPSBURG — Eight parties will contest the January 11 elections. Together they are fielding 131 candidates of whom 42 also took part in the 2020 elections, bringing the total of new faces in the political More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, November 21st, 2023

Investigative journalism consortium dives into the ENNIA-saga

PHILIPSBURG — The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) has published an article about the dispute between ENNIA’s majority shareholder Hushang Ansary and the Central Bank of Curacao More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, November 16th, 2023

Aruban parliament delayed establishment kingdom law for years

THE HAGUE — The parliament of Aruba caused the seven-year delay in the establishment of the kingdom law that limits the authority of the Kingdom Council of Ministers, DossierKoninkijksrelaties.nl reports. More...

By The Publisher On Saturday, November 11th, 2023

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...

By The Publisher On Friday, November 10th, 2023

It pays to go into elections with the maximum number of candidates

PHILIPSBURG — It is worthwhile to enter elections with a full list of 23 candidates. This appears from our analysis of the 2020-elections. Generally, the top five vote getters on a list are good for around More...