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Court busy with high profile cases

Written by Wednesday, 07 January 2015 20:12

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - The Tax evasion case brought against former Minister Maria Buncamper Molanus has been postponed.

MP Silvio Matser sentenced Tuesday

Written by Wednesday, 07 January 2015 18:55

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - Member of Parliament of the United People's Party, Silvio Matser was sentenced in the court of first instance on Wednesday to 24 months imprisonment of which 18 is conditional.

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - Former Minister of Justice, attorney Rolland Duncan has refuted news paper reports that he received a salary for two years, after he stepped down from the position on May 18th 2013.

HOLLAND - Anti-Islam politician Geert Wilders last year tried to claim between €500,000 and €600,000 as parliamentary expenses for legal fees incurred during a trial for inciting hatred, the Volkskrant said on Saturday.

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - More that 27,5 tonnes of drugs have been seized in Operation Lionfish 2, an Interpol-led initiative targeting the illicit trafficking of drugs and firearms by organized crime groups across Central America and the Caribbean.

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - In light of alarming recent findings with regard to the –administrative- management of Sint Maarten Housing Development ("SMHDF") and Sint Maarten Housing Finance Foundation ("SMHFF"), a foundation managed by SMHDF, the Supervisory Board of SMHDF commissioned an independent forensic investigation by SOAB into certain business and management activities of SMHDF and SMHFF, starting on December 12th, 2014.

GREAT BAY, Sint Maarten (DCOMM) – On December 3rd four detectives took the oath to join the National Detective Service of country Sint Maarten's Police Force.

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - Ton Moon is the new Chief Public Prosecutor (HOvJ) of St. Maarten.

BES Islands - The concept Law Electricity and Drinking water BES was sent Tuesday November 25th to the Second Chamber.

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - The residence of businessman Franchesco Coralo was searched by the RST authorities early Friday morning.