Tag archive for ‘court cases’
By The Publisher On Friday, March 20th, 2020

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...

By The Publisher On Wednesday, November 14th, 2018

No scheduled meeting with Van Putten as Dutch State Secretary visits St. Eustatius this weekend

PHILIPSBURG/ST. EUSTATIUS—The visit of the Dutch State Secretary of Kingdom Relations Raymond Knops is not expected to include a meet with the Leader of the Progressive Labor Party Clyde van Putten during his More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, November 13th, 2018

The responsibility of school boards

By Hilbert Haar The case of the dismissed guidance counselor Zeynep Sabahoglu by the Foundation for Academic and Vocational Education (FAVE) shows once more how irresponsible the board members of such organizations More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, September 25th, 2018

Gestapo tactics

By Hilbert Haar Oh oh; the justice system is doing what it is supposed to do and politicians start to feel the heat. Don’t let their cries of Gestapo-tactics, denationalization and Dutch takeover fool you. Nor More...

By The Publisher On Friday, June 8th, 2018

Court gets around absence of pro bono laywers

PHILIPSBURG – In the absence of the pro bono lawyers who went on strike over a payment conflict with the government three weeks ago, the Court in First Instance blustered through a handful of criminal cases on More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, February 20th, 2018

Departure policy rules could void long lease contracts

By Hilbert Haar PHILIPSBURG –There is a distinct possibility that the land former VROMI-Minister Christophe Emmanuel granted in long lease to some of his close associates will be taken back by the government. More...

By The Publisher On Saturday, February 17th, 2018

Extra judge for Sint Maarten due to workload after Irma

PHILIPSBURG/THE NETHERLANDS — Mrs. M.Th. Hoogland becomes a deputy member of the Common Court of Justice of Aruba, Curaçao, Sint Maarten and Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba. She is being deployed for three More...

By The Publisher On Saturday, December 9th, 2017

Deep pockets

When you have deep pockets, you can use your money to pester anyone and everyone with court cases, because even if you lose the court case, the financial and psychological impact on your opponent is great enough More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, December 7th, 2017

A world of unhappiness

By Hilbert Haar For those who have no clue why the Caravanserai Beach Resort was rechristened as the Alegría resort – and what the hell that name means, here is a pointer. The resort’s name is displayed above More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, September 14th, 2017

Exceeding time limits suspects St. Maarten covered

GREAT BAY — The Court of First Instance on St. Maarten, at the request of the Public Prosecutor’s Office (OM) of St. Maarten, agreed with the exceeding time limits for suspects currently detained pending More...

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