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PBC | Interview SXM Today’s chiefeditor Hilbert Haar met Francesco Corallo

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Interview SXM Today’s chiefeditor Hilbert Haar met Francesco Corallo. Morgen opnieuw verzoek tot vrijlating door advocaat Peppie Sulvaran…
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Opinion | Vote of no confidence

97.7 percent do not trust the country’s legislator | Editorial SXM Today

Slechts 2.3 % heeft vertrouwen in Curacaose politici | Persbureau Curacao

Slechts 2.3 % heeft vertrouwen in Curacaose politici | Persbureau Curacao

Research by the Central Bureau of Statistics in Curacao returned a near fatal blow for the country’s politicians. Only 2.3 percent of the respondents among 2,620 households said that they trust their politicians. Verder lezen

Opinion | The checkered past of AVA Airways chairman Arrindell

Hallucination airline or the next big thing? | Opinion Hilbert Haar

Aangifte tegen Ava wegens vervalsing

Business man Micheal Ferrier questioned AVA Airways’s CEO Olivier Arrindell’s claim of 10 years of experience in aviation and called AVA ‘a hallucination airline’

St. Maarten News / By Hilbert Haar – Is Olivier Arrindell at it again? The controversy about his ghost airline AVA Airways is gaining momentum with the bitter exchange of opinions with businessman Michael Ferrier. Verder lezen

SXMToday | Dollarization would free up 250 million for investments

Gibson:Dollarization would free up 250 million for investments

Gibson:Dollarization would free up 250 million for investments

St. Maarten News – Dutch preparedness to assist St. Maarten with the strengthening of the tax inspectorate went only that far and dollarization would free up 250 million guilders for capital investments, Finance Minister Richard Gibson said yesterday during the meeting of the central committee of parliament about the handling of the draft 2016 budget. Verder lezen

SXMToday | Bouman persona non grata in St. Maarten

Dutch police chief offends Justice Minister Richardson

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Police Chief Gerard Bouman is no longer welcome at the justice ministry

St. Maarten – Gerard Bouman, the chief of the national police in the Netherlands is no longer welcome at the ministry of justice in St. Maarten. “I won’t let him in,” Justice Minister Dennis Richardson told this newspaper yesterday after the first press briefing the Council of Ministers held since taking office on December 19 of last year. Verder lezen

SXMToday | Emotional PM Marcel Gumbs: “Don’t destroy our country. If you’re suicidal do it; jump off a plane or something”

The Council of Ministers during yesterday’s press briefing. From left Ministers Connor, Gumbs, Richardson, Hassink and Bourne-Gumbs | Photo Today / Hilbert Haar

The Council of Ministers during yesterday’s press briefing. From left Ministers Connor, Gumbs, Richardson, Hassink and Bourne-Gumbs | Photo Today / Hilbert Haar

St. Maarten – It was supposed to be a solemn press briefing by the Council of Ministers yesterday morning but in the end, Prime Minister Marcel Gumbs turned up the heat and let all his frustrations fly. “I got a bit carried away, but I feel good about it,” he said at the end of his tirade. Verder lezen

SXMToday | No Limit Soldiers gang leader acquitted of membership criminal organization

Appeals court gives Wawoe much lighter sentence

Urvin Wawoe, leader of No Limit Soldiers in Curacao is detained behind one of these doors at the Karelskamp prison in Almelo

Urvin Wawoe, leader of No Limit Soldiers in Curacao is detained behind one of these doors at the Karelskamp prison in Almelo

St. Maarten – Urvin Wawoe, leader of the No Limit Soldiers gang in Curacao, does not have to serve 6 years in prison for drugs and weapons possession and for membership of a criminal organization. Verder lezen

SXMToday | Royal Netherlands Marines commander suspended

Commander of the Netherlands Royal Marines in St. Maarten Patrick Wokke was suspended after what a source referred to as a “bullying campaign” against Wokke led to a complaint by subordinates.

Patrick Wokke

Patrick Wokke

POINTE BLANCHE–Commander of the Netherlands Royal Marines in St. Maarten Major Patrick Wokke has been suspended from his post with immediate effect after what a source referred to as “a bullying campaign to have the major removed from his position.” The suspension happened some three weeks ago. Verder lezen

SXM Today | Second Customs officer in court for drugs smuggling

Second Customs officer in court for drugs smuggling

St. Maarten – The Court in First Instance adjourned the trial of Customs officer Alexander Maximilliano Ernesto L. yesterday until February 25 to give the defense the opportunity to present documentation to substantiate the defendant’s medical condition. Verder lezen

SXMToday | Transparency International integrity report ready in March

“What you need are engaged citizens”

The Transparency International team in St. Maarten, From left Max Heywood, Natalie Baharav and Zoë Reiter | Photo Today / Hilbert Haar

The Transparency International team in St. Maarten, From left Max Heywood, Natalie Baharav and Zoë Reiter | Photo Today / Hilbert Haar

St. Maarten – “We will leave St. Maarten with a set of benchmarks as a basis for calling officials to account,” says Zoë Reiter, the regional program manager for the Americas Department of corruption watchdog Transparency International (TI). Verder lezen

SXMToday | Transparency International integrity report ready in March

“What you need are engaged citizens”

The Transparency International team in St. Maarten, From left Max Heywood, Natalie Baharav and Zoë Reiter | Photo Today / Hilbert Haar

The Transparency International team in St. Maarten, From left Max Heywood, Natalie Baharav and Zoë Reiter | Photo Today / Hilbert Haar

St. Maarten – “We will leave St. Maarten with a set of benchmarks as a basis for calling officials to account,” says Zoë Reiter, the regional program manager for the Americas Department of corruption watchdog Transparency International (TI). Verder lezen

Opinion | A matter of time (before we’ll see another shift in St. Maarten politics)

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St. Martin politics

Somehow, we already knew this of course but to hear ex-formateur William Marlin confirm it, gives even more food to the thought that Country Sint Maarten will remain politically unstable for the foreseeable future. Verder lezen

Opinion | Independistas

Onafhankelijkheid

Onafhankelijkheid

The question whether the Netherlands is still the colonial master of St. Maarten (and by extension of Curaçao and the other islands that formerly belonged to the Netherlands Antilles) is one about perception. Verder lezen

Opinion | Ethnic discrimination

Lars de Vries, kandidaat-notaris op Sint Maarten nam afgelopen week zijn eigen leven.

Lars de Vries, kandidaat-notaris op Sint Maarten.

The recent death of notary candidate Lars de Vries caused considerable turmoil in Sint Maarten society. Primarily because of the nature of his death, which was self imposed. His family and many friends were shocked and surprised after hearing what had happened.

Lars de Vries was a well appreciated and gifted candidate notary with a gentle character and a special smart dry-wit kind of humor.

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SXMToday | A brief history of Gerrit Schotte

De detentie van oud-premier Gerrit Schotte van Curaçao op 20 mei 2014

De detentie van oud-premier Gerrit Schotte van Curaçao op 20 mei 2014. Bron: Nobo

The arrest of Gerrit Schotte, leader of the political party MFK – Movementu Futuro Kòrsou – and his girlfriend Cicely van der Dijs was reason for the Antilliaans Dagblad to revisit Curaçao’s history since Schotte became the country’s prime minister.

The review reads like a bad crime novel, but it is still a worthy read, and maybe also a warning to other politicians that are tempted to bend the law. How did Curaçao arrive at the point where it is today?  Verder lezen

Opinion | Intimidation

Gevolmachtide Minister Marvelyne Wiels

Gevolmachtide Minister Marvelyne Wiels

Marvelyne Wiels showed last week that there is nothing wrong with her medium-term memory when she confronted journalist Dick Drayer during an event at a school in Willemstad. Drayer revealed last year how Wiels manipulated her curriculum.

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To this day, Curaçao’s Minister Plenipotentiary has not presented any proof that Drayer’s story was incorrect.

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SXMToday | Possible link to Snowflake drug investigation – Money laundering suspect remains in custody

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Possible link to Snowflake drug investigation – Money laundering suspect remains in custody

St. Maarten – The remarkable story of Fernando Jose M.-M. continued in the Court in First Instance yesterday with more tantalizing details about the way he ended up with $690,000 in cash, partly stashed in his washing machine. The prosecution charges the defendant with money laundering and firearm possession, while the defense maintains that the 44-year-old Venezuelan legally made his large pile of cash. Verder lezen

SXMToday | ‘Snowflake’ case closed, detective to stand trial

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‘Snowflake’ case closed, detective to stand trial

PHILIPSBURG–The Prosecutor’s Office has decided not to appeal the August 24 decision of the Court of First Instance, in which the cases against the suspects in the so-called “Snowflake” investigation were declared inadmissible.

It has also been decided that a detective who was involved in the case will be prosecuted. Verder lezen

SXMToday | Court drops prosecution Snowflake-suspects

Judge declares prosecution inadmissible

Consensrijkswetten regelen de financiële en juridische samenwerking tussen de Landen van het Koninkrijk

Consensrijkswetten regelen de financiële en juridische samenwerking tussen de Landen van het Koninkrijk

St. Maarten / By Hilbert Haar – The surviving suspects in the snowflake cocaine smuggling investigation will not be prosecuted. After considering the arguments of defense attorneys and the public prosecutor for three quarters of an hour in chambers, Judge mr. M. Keppels declared the prosecution inadmissible yesterday afternoon. Verder lezen