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Aruba’s former Minister Sevinger sent to prison

WILLEMSTAD — The Common Court of Justice sentenced Benny Sevinger, a former Minister of Urban Planning, Infrastructure and Environment (and later of Urban Planning, Integration and Infrastructure) in Aruba to a 48-month prison sentence with three years of probation and a 6-year ban on working as a civil servant or to be elected as a member of More...

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By The Publisher On Saturday, April 27th, 2024
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Government ignores recommendations to update its prostitution-policy

PHILIPSBURG — St. Maarten structurally ignores recommendation from the Law Enforcement Council. In 2016, the Council issued six recommendation to improve the country’s policies towards prostitution. Seven More...

By The Publisher On Wednesday, February 21st, 2024
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Dr. Richardson presents book for Mother Tongue Language Day

~ More and more English is now being used  in court to support language rights ~ Great Bay, Sint Maarten – On Monday, February 19, Dr. Linda Richardson officially presented her book “Trilingual Terminology More...

By The Publisher On Saturday, January 27th, 2024
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Court bans Frans Richardson from politics for five years

PHILIPSBURG -- Former parliamentarian and founder of the United St. Maarten party (USp) Frans Richardson was sentenced by the Court of Appeal to 19 months of imprisonment and ordered to pay 192,690 guilders ($666,307) More...

By The Publisher On Saturday, December 2nd, 2023
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Dutch prison system also struggles with staff shortages

PHILIPSBURG — The Pointe Blanche prison is not the only facility in the Kingdom’s justice chain that struggles with staff shortages it appears from a letter Minister Franc Weerwind (Legal Protection) sent More...

By The Publisher On Saturday, October 28th, 2023
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Bank settles dollar-swiping case for 25 million

WILLEMSTAD — Maduro & Curiel’s Bank (MCB) settled the so-called dollar-swiping case with the Public Prosecutor’s Office for 25 million guilders (close to $14 million). Because of the settlement, the More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, October 26th, 2023
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Heyliger pays $5 million and goes to prison for five years

PHILIPSBURG -- Former politician and founder of the United People’s party (UP) Theo Heyliger will pay the Public Prosecutor’s Office $5 million and await a summons to start serving a 5-year prison sentence, More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, October 19th, 2023
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PAR wants to force Ennia-prosecution with Article-15 procedure

WILLEMSTAD — Opposition party Partido Alternativa Real (PAR) wants to start an Article-15 procedure to force the Prosecutor’s Office to prosecute those who are responsible for the damages inflicted on insurance More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, October 19th, 2023
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Van der Sloot finally confesses to killing Natalee Holloway

BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA — More than eighteen years after her disappearance, Joran van der Sloot confessed to an American judge that he killed 18-year old Natalee Holloway on May 30, 2005 on a beach in Aruba. More...

By The Publisher On Monday, October 2nd, 2023
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Counterfeiting

By Hilbert Haar Tee shirts, watches, booze, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics. There is hardly a product for which consumers cannot find cheaper (and therefore counterfeited) alternatives. Stores in St. Maarten are stuffed More...