Prosecution settles with accountants in card-swipe fraud

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WILLEMSTAD – KPMG Meijburg & Co Caribbean has accepted a settlement of 140,000 guilders ($78,212) from the Public Prosecutor’s Office to prevent criminal prosecution. A manager of the company pays 65,000 guilders ($36,313). The settlements follow on the heels of the Troja and Cymbal investigations into dollar-tourism in Curacao. Tourists, mostly More...

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Gavel & scales
By The Publisher On Saturday, May 16th, 2020
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Lower prison sentence for Theo Heyliger due to violation of standards

PHILIPSBURG — The judge acknowledges that former Member of Parliament Theo Heyliger has been brutally treated by holding him first in a filthy Philipsburg police cell and then in Bonaire, violating his right More...

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By The Publisher On Saturday, May 16th, 2020
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Judgements in LARIMAR case

WILLEMSTAD/PHILIPSBURG — In the so-called Larimar case, the St. Maarten Court of First Instance sentenced politician T.H. to a 60-month prison sentence for accepting nearly $4 million in bribes and money More...

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By The Publisher On Saturday, May 16th, 2020
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Stand by your man

By Hilbert Haar The verdict is in and former parliamentarian Theo Heyliger is facing a 5-year prison sentence for accepting bribes and for money laundering. It is a given that Heyliger will appeal the verdict; More...

Theo Heyliger frisked at Belair Center for Larimar Court Case 20200309 JH
By The Publisher On Saturday, May 16th, 2020
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UP Board: Hearsay trial produces hearsay verdict

PHILIPSBURG — The board of the United People (UP) party on Friday said that the hearsay trial of party founder Theo Heyliger resulted in a hearsay verdict, and hopes Heyliger’s legal team appeal the More...

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By The Publisher On Sunday, April 5th, 2020
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The far-reaching consequences of the state of emergency

PHILIPSBURG – The state of emergency has far-reaching consequences for the civil rights of St. Maarten’s inhabitants. The national decree that declared the state of emergency refers rather casually to article More...

Court Room St. Maarten
By The Publisher On Friday, March 20th, 2020
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Treatment of criminal cases behind closed doors

PHILIPSBURG — The handling of a large number of lawsuits has been postponed due to COVID-19. Criminal cases that will continue in the coming week are no longer public. “The treatment takes place behind More...

Roofs - Courthouse
By The Publisher On Friday, March 20th, 2020
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Tourist-killer Samedi sentenced to 18 years

PHILIPSBURG – Less than a year after Canadian tourist Sylvain Valade (see photo) died during an armed robbery near the Drift Wood Bar on Beacon Hill Road, the Court in First Instance sentenced his killer, 19-year More...

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By The Publisher On Sunday, March 15th, 2020
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‘The Public Prosecution Service on St. Maarten has known what was going on for years’

PHILIPSBURG — “Those who end up in the mill can be ground through it.” That is the view of lawyer Robbert de Bree, who points out that his client JanHendrik Boekaar, dismissed director of Windward More...

Belair Community Center - Venue Larimar Court Case - Arrival Lawyers 2020030902 JH
By The Publisher On Friday, March 13th, 2020
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Request for double acquittal in LARIMAR case

PHILIPSBURG — The ten days he spent in the police cell were “horrible,” said Ron Elferink, CFO of shipping company Intermar. Along with Intermar owner and CEO George Pelgrim, he is suspected of More...