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Acting Governor Groeneveldt unexpectedly passes away

PHILIPSBURG — Acting Governor Reynold Groeneveldt unexpectedly passed away on Tuesday, May 24, 2022. News of his passing soon spread quickly throughout the legal community on the island. “With his passing, St. Maarten has suffered a great loss,” Governor Drs. Eugène Holiday said in a press statement. Groeneveldt started his career as a teacher, More...

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By The Publisher On Tuesday, May 24th, 2022
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OM confiscates some US$359,513 over four years; to focus on collecting more criminal funds

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten (23 May 2022) – Fighting and preventing further crimes in the community are not only dependent on putting (suspected) criminals behind bars; it is also essential to cut off the ill-acquired More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, May 19th, 2022
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The Hague is concerned about undermining criminality; St. Maarten isn’t

  PHILIPSBURG — “There are many indications that the underworld and legitimate society in St. Maarten are structurally intertwined.” On September 11, 2015, this statement by Attorney-General Guus Schram More...

By The Publisher On Wednesday, May 18th, 2022
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Mark Mingo: “I have done nothing wrong”

PHILIPSBURG — “I have done nothing wrong,” former harbor CEO Mark Mingo said in an interview with Billy D on SOS radio station 95.9 FM. In January, the Court in First Instance sentenced Mingo to 46 months 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 Wednesday, May 11th, 2022
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Follow the money

By Hilbert Haar What more is there to say about the conflict between real estate developer Zebec and the harbor? What more is there to say about the role former politician Theo Heyliger played in this sordid story? 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 replaced More...

By The Publisher On Friday, May 6th, 2022
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Doing a Good Thing Wrong Is No Good

~ Op-Ed on Media Policy by Ralph Cantave ~ On Tuesday, May 3, the world celebrated International Press Freedom Day, which inspired this article along with the recent press developments on our island. It is an honor More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, May 5th, 2022
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Draft COHO-law encounters fierce criticism; PFP proposes alternative

PHILIPSBURG — Party for Progress MPs Melissa Gumbs and Raeyhon Peterson, as well as MP Sarah Wescot-Williams (United Democrats) have made their positions about the draft COHO-law clear ahead of the Inter-Parliamentary More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, April 28th, 2022
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Journalists demand postponement of accreditation policy

PHILIPSBURG -- Seven journalists affiliated with The Daily Herald and five other media workers have signed a letter addressed to Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs in which they express their concerns about the media More...