Tag archive for ‘conviction’
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 Thursday, January 30th, 2020
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Prison time looms for parliamentarian Frans Richardson

PHILIPSBURG – The Court in First Instance sentenced Member of Parliament Frans Richardson, leader of the United St. Maarten party (USp) on Wednesday to 36 months of imprisonment for accepting $370,000 in bribes More...

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By The Publisher On Sunday, January 12th, 2020
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Matser’s conviction for tax fraud stands

PHILIPSBURG – Former Member of Parliament Silvio Matser has found no reprieve at the Supreme Court in The Hague where he contested his 2017 conviction for tax fraud. The Supreme Court judges – Willem van Schendel, More...

Same dog - different hat - Hilbert Haar - 20180912 MJGH
By The Publisher On Wednesday, June 19th, 2019
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Fake historian?

Published June 19, 2019, in The Daily Herald: Dear editor, In April I wrote an article under the headline ‘Heyliger’s bribery allegations have a long (family) history.’ It appeared on the independent news More...

Hilbert Haar
By The Publisher On Thursday, November 29th, 2018
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Useful lesson

By Hilbert Haar Boom! Gerrit Schotte to jail for three years, banned from politics for five years. It is not unexpected, but the Supreme Court ruling has sealed it. The implications of this ruling also spread to More...

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By The Publisher On Thursday, November 29th, 2018
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Supreme Court upholds Schotte’s conviction

THE HAGUE – In a 65-page ruling containing 169 articles the Supreme Court has confirmed the conviction of Curacao’s former Prime Minister Gerrit Schotte to 3 years of imprisonment and a 5-year ban from More...

Hilbert Haar
By The Publisher On Thursday, November 29th, 2018
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Curtain

By Hilbert Haar The title of this opinion – Curtain – may not mean a lot to younger readers, so let me explain it briefly. It was the title of the British detective-writer Agatha Christie’s book More...

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By The Publisher On Saturday, August 4th, 2018
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Mafia profiling

For years the Dutch media has described St. Maarten's own businessman and casino owner, Francesco Corallo, as a 'mafia boss'. Now the press in The Netherlands and in both Curacao and St. Maarten are going a step More...

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By The Publisher On Wednesday, April 18th, 2018
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Jail time for illegally employing prostitutes

PHILIPSBURG – The Court in First Instance sentenced Juan Linzey on Wednesday morning to 36 months of imprisonment for ill-treatment, human smuggling, promoting prostitution and employing people who were without More...

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By The Publisher On Saturday, December 16th, 2017
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Van den Heuvel relieved with acquittal of trafficking in women

PHILIPSBURG – What bothered Bada Bing owner Jaap van den Heuvel most about his conviction in the Court in First Instance was the charge of trafficking in women. The appeals court acquitted Van den Heuvel, Lunteren More...