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Former branch manager courthouse gets 27 months for embezzlement

PHILIPSBURG — The Court in First Instance sentenced the former branch manager of the courthouse in Philipsburg, Maritsa James-Christina (63) to 27 months in prison for embezzling more than $1.1 million from the court and for forgery. She also has to pay the Constitutional Court 50,000 guilders. Her husband Reginald James (67) was sentenced to More...

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By The Publisher On Sunday, May 9th, 2021
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Attorney Merx obtains right to hear witnesses in Pompeii-trial

PHILIPSBURG — The Common Court of Justice has set December 9 as the date for the continuation of the appeal in the Pompeii-trial against Etienne ‘Toochie’ Meyers, Dulcea Felomina Florentina and More...

By The Publisher On Sunday, May 2nd, 2021
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Sewage system to be updated via Windward Roads $2M USD fine

FOGA, Sucker Garden – The construction of a new sewerage pumping station at Foga with a pressure line to the A. Th. Illidge Road wastewater treatment plant is one of three major projects to directly benefit the More...

By The Publisher On Saturday, March 6th, 2021
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Jamaloodin gets on appeal 30 years for ordering Wiels-liquidation

WILLEMSTAD – The Common Court of Justice sentenced former Minister of Finance George Jamaloodin on Friday on appeal to 30 years of imprisonment. The court found the defendant guilty of ordering the assassination More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, February 23rd, 2021
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Prosecutors end investigation against MP Ottley

PHILIPSBURG — On February 23rd the Prosecutor’s Office notified lawyer S. R. Bommel that based on the investigation carried out by the National Detectives there is no need to continue an investigation against More...

By The Publisher On Wednesday, February 17th, 2021
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MP Buncamper balks at decision to prosecute him

PHILIPSBURG — The Common Court of Justice has ordered the Public Prosecutor’s Office to prosecute MP Claudius Buncamper for crimes he allegedly committed when he was heading the Infrastructure Department More...

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By The Publisher On Wednesday, January 6th, 2021
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Unfair incarceration

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 More...

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...






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