Tag archive for ‘Corruption’
Theo Heyliger in Island Council meeting - crca 1998
By The Publisher On Thursday, May 30th, 2019
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Heyliger pays the price “for years of suspicious dealings”

PHILIPSBURG – The downfall of the Golden Boy cannot have come as a surprise to anybody. It cannot have been easy to go through life as Claude Wathey’s grandson, as the man who had to step into the ole’ man’s More...

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By The Publisher On Tuesday, May 28th, 2019
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Indictment: Heyliger took bribes worth almost ten million guilders

PHILIPSBURG – Between 2004 and 2014 United Democrats politician Theo Heyliger allegedly accepted bribes worth more than $5.5 million (9.9 million guilders) from Windward Roads, dredging company Devcon and Volker More...

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By The Publisher On Monday, March 11th, 2019
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Whistleblowers need plenty of guts

By Hilbert Haar PHILIPSBURG -- The suspicions of bribery and money laundering leveled against United Democrats-leader and now former Member of Parliament Theo Heyliger reveal that there is at least an aura of corruption More...

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By The Publisher On Tuesday, February 19th, 2019
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Theo Heyliger arrested in Larimar investigation

GREAT BAY — Suspect T.H. (48) was arrested by the Anti corruption Taskforce (TBO) this morning, February 19, 2019. The suspect has been placed in pre-trial detention. More information will provided later More...

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By The Publisher On Wednesday, January 30th, 2019
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TBO arrests two in Larimar-investigation

In interest of the ongoing “Larimar” criminal investigation, the Anti-Corruption Taskforce (TBO) of the National Detectives (RST), conducted several house and office searches on St. Maarten and Curaçao. As More...

Integrity Directions
By The Publisher On Tuesday, August 28th, 2018
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With the many institutions we already have, do we really need the Integrity Chamber?

Dear Editor, It might be nothing new for us, but it is embarrassing to be constantly reading and hearing about members of the highest governing body on our island being corrupt. Yes, there is corruption worldwide, More...

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By The Publisher On Thursday, March 15th, 2018
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Administration of justice is effective, judge says

TILBURG – The administration of justice in the Caribbean part of the Kingdom is just as efficient as it is in the Netherlands, Judge Frank Spreuwenberg says in an interview with Rik Haverman on Caribisch Netwerk. More...

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By Online Editor On Friday, July 28th, 2017
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Corruption is still rampant in government

Sint Maarten has probably made it in the Guinness Book of world records for having four integrity reports, within a period of fifteen months, written about the rampant corruption in government. These reports led More...

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By The Publisher On Thursday, April 6th, 2017
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Pirates of Caribbean politics

The situation in Curacao is going from bad to worse after the election blooper of the interim cabinet led by Gerrit Schotte’s puppet Gilmar Pisas. Now the already convicted MFK-leader himself is once again in More...

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By The Publisher On Wednesday, November 30th, 2016
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Checkmate drama

Now that the focus of corruption busters is on the ties between politics, private sector and the underworld it is a pity that under current legislation companies are still able to protect the identity of their shareholders. The More...