Published On: Mon, Nov 5th, 2018

Van Putten: Court set date injunction case for November 20

Clyde van Putten - Denicio Bryson - Court House St. Maarten 20181031 ABPHILIPSBURG — The leader of the Progressive Labor Party Clyde van Putten informed StMaartenNews.com that the injunction case he filed last week Wednesday, October 31, 2018, at the Court of First Instance in Philipsburg has been scheduled by the court for Tuesday, November 20th, at 11am at the courthouse in Philipsburg.

This injunction case is intended to have the administrators who were appointed by the Dutch Government immediately removed from office and to restore the democracy on the island of St. Eustatius.

Coincidentally, the date set for the regular court procedure in the regards to the petition filed by Van Putten c.s. against the Kingdom-imposed Dutch government rule over the island of St. Eustatius  is also set for Tuesday, November 20, at which time the the Dutch government – via their legal representatives – will give their rebuttal to the petition filed by the ousted Statia government officials led by Island Councilmember Van Putten (Reuben Merkman, Richeline Leerdam, Derrick Simmons and Charles Woodley).

It should be noted that the legal counsel for the Dutch government has the right to request an extension of another four weeks before they are obliged to present their rebuttal. The first extension was granted on October 23, 2018.


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