Tag archive for ‘court’
By The Publisher On Tuesday, June 23rd, 2020
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Attorneys threaten Minister Richardson with new lawsuit over prison conditions

PHILIPSBURG — The attorneys representing thirty inmates of the Pointe Blanche prison have put the feet of Justice Minister Anna Richardson to the fire with a demand to improve the conditions in the detention More...

By The Publisher On Friday, May 8th, 2020
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Former court branch manager remains liable

PHILIPSBURG – The former branch manager of the court in St. Maarten, Maritsa James-Christina, still has to repay the court more than a million dollars, even though the court for civil servants declared a higher More...

By Online Editor On Wednesday, November 20th, 2019
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Child Friendly Court in Sint Maarten

Philipsburg – November the 20th is the International Day of the Rights of the Child. The Sint Maarten branch of the Common Court of Justice also puts emphasis on the importance of this day. As part of the Day More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, April 25th, 2019
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The wrong message

By Hilbert Haar Think about this a bit. The court in Philipsburg decided against sending the suspects in the Pompeii-investigation to prison because, according to local reports, “the insufficient condition of More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, January 17th, 2019
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Insel Air on the verge of bankruptcy

PHILIPSBURG – Troubled airline Insel Air came one step closer to bankruptcy this week after the Court in First Instance withheld its approval of the so-called homologation agreement with its creditors. Intercaribbean, More...

By The Publisher On Sunday, October 28th, 2018
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Statia heads for injunction against the Netherlands; ultimatum expires Monday at 4pm

ORANJESTAD – Statian politicians spearheaded by Island Council member Clyde van Putten are heading to court in an attempt to regain control of their island. There is not even a remote chance that the Netherlands More...

By The Publisher On Sunday, October 21st, 2018
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When opportunity knocks

By Hilbert Haar The end of the sad story about Maritsa James-Christina, the disgraced registrar of the court in St. Maarten, is not in sight yet. After almost a lifetime of service to the court, James-Christina More...

By The Publisher On Sunday, August 26th, 2018
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Guilty Until Proven Innocent

By Fabian Badejo Just recently, my daughter told me, “on St. Martin, you are guilty until proven innocent and even then, you still remain guilty.” Her statement jolted my memory and then it came back to me: More...

By The Publisher On Friday, August 24th, 2018
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Citizens take Government to Court regarding the dump

On August 24, 2018, Mrs B. Cannegieter, Mr C. Koster and the law firm BZSE Attorneys at Law/Tax Lawyers filed a petition for an injunction against Country Sint Maarten and the operator of the dump. The plaintiffs More...

By Desk Editor On Thursday, June 14th, 2018
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Port St. Maarten Management pleased with Court Ruling

PORT ST. MAARTEN — June 14, 2018, the Joint Court of Justice rendered a provisional judgment with regard to the Public Prosecutor’s request for a civil inquiry and several injunctive measures. The Court More...