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PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - Edward Dest who is now suffering with medical issues after being under investigation by the office of the Public Prosecutor for a number of years, is now considering to partially appeal the sentence handed down to him this week.

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten – Representatives of the Council on Law Enforcement on Monday presented its report "the security and the safety in the detentions facilities of Sint Maarten" to St. Maarten's Minister of Justice, Dennis Richardson.

SMHDF Finance Manager

Written by Thursday, 12 March 2015 22:38

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - On March 11, 2015 an article was published by attorney Jairo Bloem entitled "SMHDF dumps Lynch for financial mismanagement". From December 12th, 2014 I have remained silent pending a so called forensic audit of alleged allegations. However, since attorney Jairo Bloem decided to go public prior to a court hearing, many persons have been contacting me and my siblings asking the questions: why I did not pick up on these so called irregularities within the foundation, how could I leave such happen under my watch, or asking if I had a role to play in this affair? Because of these questions from the public, I decided to break my silence to clear the air just a bit as the reasoning for all this fiasco is more personal than anything else.

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - Sint Maarten Housing Development Foundation ("SMHDF") wants to hereby inform the general public that the service agreement with Mr. Henry Lynch has been dissolved as per February 4, 2015, with immediate effect.

Sentences handed down in ORCA trial Friday

Written by Friday, 06 March 2015 11:47

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten – It's a year in jail for former independent Member of Parliament (MP) Patrick Illidge.

Young man shot in Belvedere Wednesday night

Written by Wednesday, 04 March 2015 19:58

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - Another life was violently removed from the face pf the earth Wednesday night.

Treatment of court case "Babel"

Written by Monday, 02 March 2015 19:41

WILLEMSTAD, Curacao - In a press release of the Public Prosecutor (OM) Curaçao dated January 22, 2015 it has been reported that the date March 20, 2015 has been set aside to begin the proceedings in the court case "Babel."

ORANJESTAD, St. Eustatius – The Island Governor of St. Eustatius has been reported to the Public Prosecutor for his order to illegally demolish the first protected monument of the island.

Official guidelines Criminal Prosecution

Written by Monday, 23 February 2015 19:36

WILLEMSTAD, Curacao - It is the desire of the Attorney-General that the prosecution policy in and between the Prosecutor's Offices of Curaçao, Sint Maarten and Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba are, as far as possible, unambiguous.

BES Islands - The State Secretary of Security and Justice, Fred Teeven, visited Bonaire from the 18th until the 20th of February as part of an introductory visit to the Caribbean Netherlands.