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Unfair incarceration

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Dear Editor, The practice of locking people up for questioning has got to stop. Taking innocent people out of their beds at all hours and locking them up is inhumane and should be unlawful. Everyone is presumed innocent and by locking someone up you have already assumed the person guilty and have executed a partial sentence. We are not living under More...

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By The Publisher On Friday, December 18th, 2020
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Attorney stands up for victims of violent crimes – UPDATED

PHILIPSBURG – The position of victims of violent crimes in St. Maarten is weak compared to that of the criminals who harmed them. Attorney Geert Hatzmann, who has represented many of these victims over the course More...

By The Publisher On Sunday, December 13th, 2020
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Integrity Chamber continues introductory meetings with government-owned companies

PHILIPSBURG – The Integrity Chamber Sint Maarten has wrapped up introductory meetings with the supervisory boards and management of the “big four” government-owned companies. These virtual meetings were aimed More...

By The Publisher On Wednesday, November 11th, 2020
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Prosecutor’s Office considering consequences court verdict

PHILIPSBURG — The Common Court of Justice (Hof), on Thursday, October 29th, ruled against the claim of the Attorney General (PG) to prosecute MP Mr. C.T. Emmanuel for among other accusation, abuse of function More...

By The Publisher On Sunday, November 8th, 2020
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Serial killer Fortune finally sentenced for Chauviré-murder

PHILIPSBURG – The Court in Basse-Terre (Guadeloupe) sentenced Grenada-born Kathron Fortune in October to 30 years of imprisonment for the rape and murder of Angélique Chauviré in 2006. Fortune is currently More...

life sentences in jail
By The Publisher On Monday, October 19th, 2020
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‘New prison will accommodate treatment of mentally ill convicts’

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By The Publisher On Sunday, October 18th, 2020
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Distinction between natural and unnatural death remains unclear

PHILIPSBURG – The jury is still out on the cause of death of 43-year old psychiatric patient Caulette Julien. Dr. Kitty Pelswijk, the interim director of the Mental Health Foundation claims that Julien died of More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, October 8th, 2020
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Local businessman sentenced for selling SZV doctor cards

~ Public Prosecutor: Nothing but an “ordinary fraudster” ~ PHILIPSBURG – The Court in First Instance sentenced Danny Wigley last week to 15 months of imprisonment, with 10 months suspended, for forgery and More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, October 8th, 2020
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An audit at Mental Health, but no death investigation

PHILIPSBURG — Health Inspectors from the Inspectorate of Public Health, Social Development and Labor (VSA) performed an audit at the Mental Health Foundation yesterday, and will continue to audit personnel More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, August 13th, 2020
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Dutch intervention in Aruba with RST and National Detective Agency raises eyebrows

PHILIPSBURG – Alarm bells ought to go off in the Council of Ministers after learning of the Dutch demand that Aruba gives the RST (Detective Cooperation Team) and the National Detective Agency the authority to More...





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