Tag archive for ‘Emerald-investigation’
By The Publisher On Thursday, May 24th, 2018

Court handles request to investigate mismanagement at the port

PHILIPSBURG – The court will hear arguments on Thursday morning from the public prosecutor’s office and defense attorneys for the harbor about a request by the attorney-general to initiate an investigation More...

By The Publisher On Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018

MP Richardson to court on June 11

PHILIPSBURG – On Monday June 11, MP Frans Richardson (United St. Maarten party – USp) will appear in court as a suspect in the Emerald and Squid investigations. Together with Richardson, former port director More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, March 29th, 2018

Tougher demand against MP Brownbill for tax fraud

PHILIPSBURG – The public prosecutor demanded a higher sentence against Member of Parliament Chanel Brownbill on Thursday than he did against other suspects in the Emerald-investigation: 18 instead of 15 months More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, March 27th, 2018

Emerald-suspects ducked 4 million in taxes

PHILIPSBURG – The Court in First Instance handled the cases of four suspects in the Emerald-investigation on Tuesday and the demands from the prosecution against all four were identical to those issued in February More...

By The Publisher On Wednesday, February 14th, 2018

MP Frans Richardson arrested

PHILIPSBURG – The anti-corruption unit (TBO) arrested member of Parliament and leader of the United St. Maarten party (USp), Frans Richardson, on Tuesday on suspicion of membership of a criminal organization, More...

By The Publisher On Wednesday, February 14th, 2018

Two arrests on Sint Maarten, one home seized

Philipsburg — The anti-corruption team TBO executed two searches in homes and one in a company on Sint Maarten. Arrests were made. Two suspects were arrested. One home was seized. The arrest of F.G.R. (1968) More...

By The Publisher On Wednesday, February 7th, 2018

Court postpones Brownbill’s tax fraud trial

PHILIPSBURG – Police officer Akeem A. and MP Chanel Brownbill were expected to be the highlights of the second day of the trials against seven suspects in the so-called emerald investigation on Wednesday. But More...

By The Publisher On Sunday, February 4th, 2018

“Emerald” case in court on February 6 and 7

Philipsburg — Seven owners of one-man businesses (sole proprietorships) on Sint Maarten will appear in the Court of First Instance of Sint Maarten on 6 and 7 February 2018. It is the “Emerald-case” regarding More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, March 16th, 2017

MP Brownbill arrested

GREAT BAY – Law enforcement is having a field day this week with the arrest of Unites St. Maarten party MP Chanel Brownbill (see photo) and police officer Akeem A. in connection with the Emerald-investigation More...

By The Publisher On Friday, December 2nd, 2016


On one thing we agree with MP Frans Richardson: it is unfortunate that his name has been linked to the Emerald-investigation in the sense that he has been portrayed as a friend of the director of Checkmate Security. But More...