Detained police officer transported to hospital

PHILIPSBURG--Suspect J.G. (42) was transported to hospital on Friday evening after suffering a massive stroke while in pre-trial detention.
 
On advice of his doctor, he was transported for further medical treatment to Louis Constant Fleming Hospital on the French side. In a statement to the media, the Prosecutor's Office said it would not comment on his medical condition due to confidentiality.
 
The suspect, a police officer, was arrested earlier this month in connection with the Whale investigation. He was visited earlier this week by the Probation Services and his doctor. He is suspected of bribery, forgery, and breach of confidentiality.
 
The man will remain in pre-trial detention, according to the Prosecutor’s Office spokesman over the weekend.

NAGICO respects arbitrators’ decision

PHILIPSBURG--NAGICO Insurances Chairman Imran McSood said on Thursday that the company accepts the decision of the arbitrators in the case involving Princess Juliana International Airport (PJIA).

Dutch Princess Christina, sister of Beatrix, dies at age 72

THE HAGUE--Princess Christina, youngest sister of former Dutch queen Beatrix, has died of cancer at the age of 72. The announcement was made on Friday morning by the Government Information Service RVD.

Negotiations on Oyster Pond border to commence late 2019

THE HAGUE--The actual negotiations regarding the St. Maarten/St. Martin border, including the Oyster Pond area, are expected to start at the end of 2019, confirmed Dutch Kingdom Minister of Foreign Affairs Stef Blok on Thursday.