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Court to handle extradition case soon

Written by Wednesday, 29 January 2014 16:45

WILLEMSTAD, Curacao - A panel of three (3) judges of the appellate court of Aruba, Curacao, the BES islands and St. Maarten are expected to hand down a verdict on February 6th for the extradition of three individuals to the United States for their alleged involvement in illegal activities.

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - The authorities are now investigating a fatal robbery in Oyster Pond Tuesday afternoon just minutes after three (3pm).

WILLEMSTAD, Curacao - Corruption will be his priority, when the new Attorney General takes up his post on Saturday, February 1st.

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic - The Plenary of the Supreme Court has sentenced Mr. Aristipo Vidal a leader of the Dominican Liberation Party (PLD) and the country's consul general in St. Maarten, to six months in prison after finding him guilty of issuing bad checks worth six million pesos (about US$143,000) in violation of the existing law #62-00 on the subject.

Harbour View, St. Maarten – His Excellency Governor Eugene B. Holiday administered the oath of the members and substitute members of the Electoral Council, on Thursday morning January 23, 2014 during an official ceremony at the Cabinet of the Governor.

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - On Thursday the morning the court of first instance on St. Maarten approved the prosecutor's request to extend the detention of the Honorable MP Patrick Illidge for eight (8) days.

HARBOUR VIEW, Sint Maarten – On December 20, 2013, Governor Holiday sent invitations to tender to four New York based accounting firms, inviting them to participate in the tender which is to result in the engagement of one of the firms to conduct the integrity inquiry.

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - The Permanent Committee for Justice of the House of Parliament met on Monday.

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - SXMIslandtime.com is now following information which indicates that MP the Honorable Patrick Illidge has been detained.

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - The case brought against the government of Curacao by the Chief of Police for being suspended in light of the alleged suicide by way of hanging in a prison cell of one of the main suspects in the murder of Helmin Wiels has been postponed.