Joint Court convicts man of ecstasy pill possession

PHILIPSBURG--The Joint Court of Justice on Wednesday sentenced Anthonie J. Horst to 16 months in jail, eight months of which were suspended, on three years’ probation, for the possession of 2,904 ecstasy pills.

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Menam-case suspects get higher sentences on appeal

PHILIPSBURG--The Joint Court of Justice on Wednesday afternoon sentenced the two main suspects in the so-called Menam case involving the armed robbery of Oro Diamanté jewellery store in Front Street and the subsequent shooting of Police Officer Gamali Benjamin to prison sentences of 25 and 15 years.

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Parliament St. Maarten adopts timeshare protection via first initiative law

PHILIPSBURG--History was made on Wednesday afternoon on two accounts. For the first time extensive protection has been given to timeshare buyers, offering safety and comfort to one of the largest money-generating sectors of the country,

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Attorney Brenda Brooks arrested in connection with Ostrich case

PHILIPSBURG--Brenda Brooks was detained on Wednesday at her home in Saunders by detectives in connection with the Border Protection Services officers who were arrested for human smuggling, bribery and abuse of their function.

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Ontbindingsbesluit/nieuwe verkiezingen niet in strijd met internationaal recht volgens Frielink

WILLEMSTAD - Op grond van internationale verdragen bestaat het recht op vrije, betrouwbare, periodieke verkiezingen. Aan elk land (elke Staat) wordt een ruime mate van vrijheid gelaten wat betreft de wettelijke vormgeving van verkiezingen voor het parlement (de Staten, of hoe de wetgevende macht ook wordt genoemd).

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Mexican Company Shelling Out Over US$86 Million for Shares in Cement Plants in Three Caribbean Countries

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Monday February 20, 2017 – Mexican cement manufacturer Cemex is paying US$86.36 million for Trinidad Cement Ltd (TCL) and its three cement plants in Barbados, Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago, the company has said.

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Directrice Rozenhout van de SMS ontheven uit functie

PARAMARIBO - De Ware Tijd meldt dat de directrice de Scheepvaartmaatschappij Suriname (SMS), Joyce Rozenhout, vandaag tijdens een algemene vergadering van aandeelhouders door minister Jerry Miranda van Openbare Werken, Toerisme en Communicatie is ontheven uit haar functie als directrice bij voornoemd staatsbedrijf. 

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Groningen student association Diephuis visits VanEps Kunneman VanDoorne Curaçao

WILLEMSTAD - On Thursday 16 February, law firm VanEps Kunneman VanDoorne played host to twenty-three students of the civil law student association Diephuis from Groningen.

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Corallo Sr: Prosecutor stalling criminal case

PHILIPSBURG--Gaetano Corallo, father of detained casino boss Francesco Corallo, wants the Prosecutor’s Office to stop dragging its feet when it comes to the criminal case filed against his son for fraud and embezzlement in November last year.

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Weer bootje met illegale Venezolanen onderschept bij Curacao

WILLEMSTAD - De Kustwacht Caribisch Gebied (KWCARIB) heeft zaterdag tweeëntwintig personen aangehouden die illegaal Curaçao probeerden binnen te komen.

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Governor initiates formation process

WILLEMSTAD—Curaçao’s Governor Lucille George-Wout starts consultations on forming an interim cabinet today, Monday, after the “new majority” in Parliament adopted motions of no confidence against Ministers Eugene Rhuggenaath (PAR), Suzanne Camelia-Römer (PNP), Kenneth Gijsbertha (MAN) and Zita Jesus-Leito (PAR), as well as plenipotentiary Minister in The Hague Eunice Eisden (MAN).

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Wereldwijde drugshandel via ‘narcostaat’ Nederland

THE NETHERLANDS - Nederland kan zich Europees kampioen drugshandel noemen, zo blijkt uit een rapport van de EU. Drugs uit alle hoeken van de wereld lopen via Nederland, vooral via de haven van Rotterdam. Ook handelaren van alle continenten zoeken elkaar op via Nederlandse contacten.

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Veiling in beslag genomen goederen

PHILIPSBURG - In de maand maart gaat het Openbaar Ministerie over tot veiling van in beslag genomen goederen van de politie, Afpakteam Curaçao en Openbaar Ministerie.

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Two Customs officers among 11 held in coke investigation Suriname

PARAMARIBO--Police say they have arrested two Customs officers in connection with the 978 kilograms of cocaine that was caught last week at Nieuwe Haven, the harbour complex in the capital of Paramaribo.

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Two Carnival Village booth-holders take SCDF to court over Festival Village slots

PHILIPSBURG--Two former Carnival Village booth-holders and St. Maarten Carnival Development Foundation (SCDF) squared off at the Courthouse on Friday afternoon.

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Group of eleven in Curacao chooses chair and passes motions

WILLEMSTAD--The so-called Group of Eleven in Curaçao's Parliament adopted motions of no-confidence against five ministers of the caretaker Cabinet headed by Prime Minister Hensley Koeiman (MAN) and plenipotentiary Minister in The Hague Eunice Eisden.

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Praise for Helberg at farewell reception

THE HAGUE--Someone who connects people, who makes everyone feel appreciated, who fights against injustice, breaks taboos and says things in a candid manner.

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SZV and government St. Maarten sign lease accord for new building

PHILIPSBURG -- Social Health Insurances SZV and Prime Minister William Marlin on Friday signed a 30-year lease agreement to enable government to rent the new Administration Building on Pond Island for the next three decades.

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Farley Elshot gets community service

PHILIPSBURG--Farley R. Elshot (35) was sentenced Thursday to fifty hours of community service. During a brief session, the Court of First Instance found it legally and convincingly proven that he had seriously threatened one of his neighbours on December 4, 2016.

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Police continue to search for witnesses in Mars case

PHILIPSBURG--The Detective Department has been engaged in the investigation of the disappearance of the two men S.L. Sarante-Diaz and E. Rosario.

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