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BES Islands - On Friday, June 5th, mrs. mr. M. Boheur was sworn in as Prosecutor at the Public Prosecution Office BES on Saba. With the swearing a Royal Decree comes in force with which she is temporarily appointed to that job.

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - Chief prosecutor on Aruba Eric Olthof who visited St. Maarten this week, is maintaining that there is no new credible evidence in the Nathalie Holloway case that warrants any further investigation.

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - Dutch prosecutors and their colleges in the Dutch Caribbean, held a meeting on St. Maarten this week.

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - New President of The Caribbean Ombudsman Association (CAROA) Dr. Nilda Lynch Arduin is grateful that the work of St. Maarten is being recognized and expressed through the confidence expressed in the St. Maarten Ombudsman with her appointment as President of CAROA.

PHILIPSBURG - On June 1, 2015 the new Penal Code (AB 2013, no. 2) came into effect in country Sint Maarten. As of that date the outdated Penal Code of the Netherlands Antilles has been revoked and thus is no longer valid.

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - The high profile case against former Minister Hiro Shigimoto and businessman Roberto Gibbs came to an end in court Thursday when the Judge handed down her verdict.

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - The Court of Guardianship is better equipped to handle its daily tasks, stated director of the institution, Richelda Rodriguez- Emanuel, who recently made a presentation to Members of Parliament of the Permanent Justice Committee of the House.

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - Justice Minister the Honorable Dennis Richardson is still talking with members of Parliament about the integrity Chamber agreement that was signed with the Dutch Government last Saturday.

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - The instruction handed down to the Governor of St. Maarten by the Dutch Government has no legal basis.

New guideline for robbery with violence

Written by Tuesday, 19 May 2015 21:55

WILLEMSTAD, Curacao - The Attorney-general has issued a new guideline to the Public Prosecutor of Curaçao, Sint Maarten and the BES islands regarding "robbery with violence". It will be in effect as of June 1st 2015.