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Justice ministers agree to train local candidate-prosecutors

PHILIPSBURG — The Kingdom’s ministers of justice have agreed on a system whereby local Caribbean candidates will be trained for the function of public prosecutor every year. They took this decision during the half-yearly Judicial Four Countries Consultation (JVO), a digital meeting that was chaired by Aruba’s Minister of Justice Bikker. The More...

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By The Publisher On Wednesday, January 13th, 2021
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Supreme Court makes Brownbill’s conviction irrevocable

PHILIPSBURG — Former parliamentarian Chanel Brownbill has lost his appeal at the Supreme Court against his conviction for tax fraud. The sentence handed down by the Common Court of Justice on March 5, 2020, 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 Friday, December 18th, 2020
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Pro Soualiga Response To “Decolonization Was Completed In 1955”

Dear Editor, In February of 2018, the Kingdom of the Netherlands submitted a Written Statement  to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) where they declared in paragraph 2.5 that “the right to self-determination More...

By The Publisher On Friday, December 18th, 2020
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Foundation maintains incorrect claim that United Nations rejected Kingdom Charter

PHILIPSBURG – The Pro Soualiga Foundation is apparently not happy with the conclusion that the decolonization process for the Netherlands Antilles and Suriname was already completed in 1955. Therefore, the foundation More...

By The Publisher On Friday, December 11th, 2020
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Auction Pasanggrahan hotel rescheduled for March 4, 2021 – UPDATED

PHILIPSBURG – The auction of the Pasanggrahan Royal Guest House on Front Street is not off the books yet. OBNA, the Development Bank of the Netherlands Antilles (Ontwikkelings Bank Nederlandse Antillen), announced More...

By The Publisher On Friday, December 11th, 2020
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Anti-Corruption Day 2020: whistleblower protection program needed

Wednesday, December 9th, was International Anti-Corruption Day. The difficulty of exposing corruption makes a mechanism to support whistleblowers essential. In St. Maarten, the Integrity Chamber was established More...

By The Publisher On Friday, December 4th, 2020
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Brison questions Governor about screening process

PHILIPSBURG – Under the guise of “considering the position of minister in Country St. Maarten” Denicio Brison has asked Governor Drs. Eugène Holiday 24 questions regarding the screening process of ministers. More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, December 3rd, 2020
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Ombudsman: “There is no proper towing policy”

PHILIPSBURG – The government’s towing and parking policy is a mess, and in parts nonexistent, and the public prosecutor’s office has failed to collect approximately 1.3 million guilders ($758,855) in More...





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