Former owner trust office St. Maarten arrested in corruption investigation

PHILIPSBURG - Corinne de T, the54-year-old Aruba-born owner of a former trust office in St Maarten, was arrested in Philipsburg on Sunday, December 10, in an ongoing investigation into corruption with building projects in the country.

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Acquittel for suspect S.C., sentenced for child pornography

KRALENDIJK - The man S.C. (Bosnia, 1985) was acquitted today by the Court in Bonaire of unintentional manslaughter of a 24-year old student on April 15, 2015 on Saba.

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Vervolg rechtszaak "Magnus/Maximus"

WILLEMSTAD - Het Hof heeft donderdagmorgen, in de zaak “Magnus/Maximus” tegen verdachte B. "Nini" F. (Curaçao, 1971), het volgende besloten.

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Colade case regarding fraud at St. Maarten Tourist Bureau to be heard early 2018

PHILIPSBURG--The Colade case, which involves alleged embezzlement, theft and forgery committed at the St. Maarten Tourist Bureau (STB) and East Caribbean Destination (ECD) Management Company several years ago, will be dealt with next year, according to Prosecutor’s Office spokesman Norman Serphos.

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Questions in Parliament about Aruba child abuse

THE HAGUE--Reports in the media throughout the Kingdom about last week’s death due to violence of a five-year-old boy in Aruba have raised concerns about child abuse on the island in the Second Chamber of the Dutch Parliament.

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Ex-Bosnian chief shocks court and dies after taking poison

The final hearing at a United Nations war crimes tribunal was dramatically halted Wednesday when a former Bosnian Croat military chief claimed to have taken poison.

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Women’s Desk St. Maarten: Relational violence spiked since Irma

PHILIPSBURG--Safe Haven, St. Maarten’s only shelter for battered women, has recorded a spike in calls from women seeking refuge from relational violence since the passing of Hurricane Irma.

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Five-year-old boy killed in Aruba

ARUBA--The community of Aruba is shocked over the death of five-year-old Rishandro Anastacia, who was apparently killed using brute force.

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Bada Bing suspects inform Court about their circumstances after Irma

PHILIPSBURG--Before rendering the verdicts on the appeals in the Bada Bing case, the Court of Appeals on Wednesday gave the four suspects the opportunity to update the Court on their personal circumstances after Hurricane Irma struck St. Maarten on September 6.

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Man convicted for rape and fornication of minor on Statia

KRALENDIJK - Today the Court on Bonaire, convicted the man A.S. (St. Eustatius, 22 years) to a prison sentence of 50 months of which 20 months conditional and a probation period of 3 years.

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Busy 2 months for the Public Prosecutors Office Sint Maarten

PHILIPSBURG - The Public Prosecutor's Office (OM) Sint Maarten handled a total of 155 cases since the passage of hurricane "Irma" on September 6 till today, October 6 2017.

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Diensthoofden betrokken bij Afpakteam Curaçao

WILLEMSTAD - De Procureur-generaal (PG) Roger Bos heeft vanmorgen 16 november 2017 met alle diensthoofden, verenigd in het Integraal Afpakteam Curaçao, vergaderd.

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Instructie “Interpol Signalering Hato” van kracht

WILLEMSTAD – Per 1 oktober 2017 is door de Procureur-generaal (PG) de instructie “Interpol Signalering Hato” van kracht. Hiermee kunnen gesignaleerde personen bij Interpol op Hato worden aangehouden.

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Four convictions and two acquittals in looting cases St. Maarten

PHILIPSBURG--The police arrested some seventy to eighty looters in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, attorney-at-law Geert Hatzmann said during Thursday’s criminal sitting of the Court of First Instance.

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59 inmates transported off St. Maarten

PHILIPSBURG - Chief of Police Carl John is "very proud" of the successful transport of 59 inmates from the Pointe Blanche Prison to detention centres in Curaçao and the Netherlands.

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Detainees St. Maarten transferred to Curacao and Netherlands

PHILIPSBURG--The transfer of prisoners from the Pointe Blanche prison to the Netherlands and Curaçao was carried out without issue on Thursday and Friday.

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Lawyer files injunction over damage payments

PHILIPSBURG--Attorney-at-law Geert Hatzmann has filed an injunction against Country St. Maarten and the Minister of Justice to obtain payment of damages awarded by the Court to two victims of crimes, who have been awarded damages in the framework of a criminal case.

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Huiszoeking in wijken Kibrahacha en Mexico op Bonaire

KRALENDIJK - Vanmorgen hebben op Bonaire twee huiszoekingen plaatsgevonden. De eerste in een woning in de wijk Kibrahacha en een tweede op een knoek in de wijk Mexico.

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6 aanhoudingen in Nederland in verband met "slingshot" uit Curaçao

Het Cargo Harc Team Schiphol, een samenwerkingsverband tussen de Koninklijke Marechaussee, Douane en FIOD heeft vorige maand 6 verdachten aangehouden in een onderzoek naar internationale handel in cocaïne. Het onderzoek staat onder leiding van het Openbaar Ministerie Noord-Holland.

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Prisoners from Sint Maarten to Curaçao and Netherlands

PHILIPSBURG - Prisoners from the prison Point Blanche (Sint Maarten) and the Sentro di Detenshon i Korekshon Kòrsou (Curaçao) will be temporarily redistributed within the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

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