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Chief Prosecutor Buist: “We need more interpreters”

PHILIPSBURG — There is a shortage of court interpreters, especially in the Spanish language, Chief Prosecutor Hieke Buist said last week during the installation of Judge Gert Jan Wouters and the reinstallation of judges Ineke Eskes and Thea Lautenbach. “A suspect, but also the victims and relatives of the victim, should be heard in their mother More...

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By The Publisher On Monday, September 26th, 2022
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An eventful week: Governor’s Cup, royal decoration and traffic accident

Great Bay — After remaining undefeated in the preliminary matches, Teddy Berry emerged as the undisputed champion when the curtains went down on the 2022 Governor’s Cup Table Tennis competition Friday evening More...

By The Publisher On Saturday, September 24th, 2022
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Mark Mingo prepares multi-million dollar claim for damages

PHILIPSBURG -- Former Port-director Mark Mingo and his attorney Cor Merx are preparing a multi-million dollar claim for damages against the Government, the Prosecutor’s Office and the Harbor Group of Companies. LOGIN More...

By The Publisher On Wednesday, September 21st, 2022
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Infighting in UP causes crack in coalition

PHILIPSBURG — President of Parliament MP Grisha Heyliger-Marten no longer sees eye to eye with the leader of the United People’s party (UP), MP Rolando Brison. “If he is elected as the party leader for More...

By The Publisher On Sunday, September 18th, 2022
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Mark Mingo suggests introduction of Co2-tax

PHILIPSBURG — Mark Mingo is back and he wants everybody to know that he is not going anywhere. Despite his trials leading up to his acquittal for complicity in robbing the port of millions of dollars, Mingo More...

By The Publisher On Friday, September 16th, 2022
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Dutch Marines requested to provide military assistance during passing storm Fiona

PHILIPSBURG –Just as Hurricane Exercise 2022 (HUREX 2022) kicked off today, Friday, September 16, and is scheduled to last until September 26, the local authorities of Saba and St. Eustatius have made a request More...

By The Publisher On Wednesday, September 14th, 2022
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Ansary puts ownership Mullet Bay into question

PHILIPSBURG — Who owns Sun Resorts and, by extension, Mullet Bay? That question was the cornerstone of a dispute in court between Hushang Ansary and the Central Bank of Curacao and St. Maarten. Mullet Bay More...

By The Publisher On Sunday, September 11th, 2022
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Government maintains majority support in Parliament

~ Two new MP’s support the coalition~ PHILIPSBURG — In a joint statement issued by the leadership of the National Alliance (NA) and United People’s (UP) Party it has been confirmed, that it was a success; More...

By The Publisher On Saturday, September 10th, 2022
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MP Angelique Romou promoting Literacy with her ‘Reading Is LIT!’ program

PHILIPSBURG — MP Angelique Romou on Wednesday issued a press statement in time for the commemoration of International Literacy Day on Thursday, September 8th, 2022, announcing the launch of her “Reading More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, September 8th, 2022
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Minister Irion: St. Maarten is the most compliant country with SSRP execution

~ Gives special recognition to SZV, ATS, and SMDF ~ PHILIPSBURG — The Minister of Finance, Mr. Ardwell Irion, recently presented the teams of Social & Health Insurances (SZV) and Audit Team St. Maarten More...