Tag archive for ‘ruling’
By The Publisher On Monday, November 21st, 2022

Supreme Court puts civil inquiry at harbor companies to rest

PHILIPSBURG — The Supreme Court has firmly closed the door on a request from the Public Prosecutor’s Office to order a civil inquiry into the St. Maarten Harbor Holding company and twelve associated businesses. More...

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By The Publisher On Saturday, January 29th, 2022

Court freezes Over the Bank long lease decisions

PHILIPSBURG -- The Court in First Instance criticized successive ministers of Public Housing, Urban Planning, Environment and Infrastructure VROMI) for the way they deal with the issuance of rights of long lease More...

By The Publisher On Wednesday, January 19th, 2022

Court justifies dismissal of VROMI’s Secretary-General Louis Brown

PHILIPSBURG — The Court for Civil Servants Affairs confirms in a ruling dated January 17 that the dismissal of Louis Brown as the Secretary-General of the Ministry of Public Housing, Urban Planning, Environment More...

By The Publisher On Saturday, September 26th, 2020

Supreme Court sends Alegria/TOCA timeshare case back to the Court of Appeals for a new ruling

PHILIPSBURG – The Supreme Court of the Netherlands ruled on Friday that Alegria Real Estate does not have to honor the rights of timeshare-owners at the former Caravanserai Beach Resort. The timeshare-owners, More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, May 14th, 2020

Building permit for Planet Hollywood ruled unlawful

PHILIPSBURG – In August 2019, less than two years after Hurricane Irma, the VROMI Ministry eagerly approved a permit to allow Sunwing’s plan to build Planet Hollywood St. Maarten Beach Resort on the location More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, May 5th, 2020

Black payments come to haunt local jeweler

PHILIPSBURG – KRK Corporation, a company, doing business as Diamonds Forever and Milano Diamond Gallery, is on the ropes because it paid two former employees black ('zwart') on top of their regular income. The More...

By The Publisher On Sunday, January 12th, 2020

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...

By The Publisher On Wednesday, April 18th, 2018

Court subjects MP Brownbill to public humiliation

PHILIPSBURG – The Court in First Instance subjected parliamentarian Chanel Brownbill to  public  humiliation in its blistering ruling on Tuesday that sentenced the defendant to 18 months of imprisonment, with More...

By The Publisher On Saturday, January 13th, 2018

Court blocks return of forged ID-papers

PHILIPSBURG – A man with two aliases who is currently detained in the Pointe Blanche prison saw an attempt to regain possession of items the prosecutor’s office confiscated twice, strand in the Court in First More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, December 7th, 2017

Ombudsman rules complaint of the marketplace vendors against the removal of kiosks founded

Philipsburg — In the case filed by a group of thirty marketplace vendors, the Ombudsman considered the complaint founded, and ruled that the standards of Reason, Active and Adequate Information Provision, More...