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PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - The Public Prosecutor's Office filed on Friday, September 1st, petition to the Court to set up a civil survey regarding the progress in the Port of Sint Maarten Harbor Holding Company NV.

This is the result of an investigation launched by the Public Prosecutor in 2015 in response to persistent reports that there would be maladministration in the company.

During this investigation, the Public Prosecutor's Office requested documents and involved stakeholders. The Board and Supervisory was also asked for a response.

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - James Richardson was sentenced on Wednesday by the Court in Philipsburg. James Richardson was director of the National Security Service Sint Maarten.

 In connection with the investigation “Tarpon”, several searches took place. The suspect was detained for 12 days in provisional custody in connection with the investigation.  

He was sentenced on Wednesday, to prison term of 2 years for embezzlement and money laundering. The Court ordered him to pay the amount of 231.000 guilders back.

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - The Special Unit Robbery is presently investigating and armed robbery which took place on Tuesday morning August 29th at approximately 07.10 a.m. at the Star Mart on the Welfare road in Cole Bay.

This is when two unknown men, dressed completely in dark/black clothing with their face covered arrived at the gas station on a scooter (skeleton). Both men were in possession of a fire-arm.

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - On Tuesday August 29th at approximately 07.00 a.m. under the instructions of the Acting judge a house search was done by police at a home in the Upper Princess Quarter area in connection with an ongoing investigation.

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - On Saturday august 26th at approximately 00.40 a.m. a lady reported to the Police Head Quarters in Philipsburg that her life and that of her friend were threatened by a man she knows who was accompanied by several other men on the Cannegieter Street. She also stated the man in question was in the possession of a fire-arm.

Immediately after receiving this information several police patrols headed to the location to investigate what had taken place. On arriving on the scene the investigating officers saw a man standing next to a white vehicle with license-plate P-6830 while another man was sitting in the driver seat of the car. The officers recognized this person very well-known to police. This man took off running when he noticed the police had arrived on the scene.

The officers also saw a Hyundai I-10 with license plate P-4292 parked at the same location. Two men were standing next to this vehicle while another was sitting in the driver seat. One of the men standing outside of this vehicle was recognized as K.L.B. and very well known to the police department.

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - On Wednesday, 23 August 2017, three searches were conducted on Sint Maarten regarding the investigation "Mars". The searches were conducted by officers of the St. Maarten Police Force (KPSM) under the auspices of an Investigative-Judge and in the presence of a Public Prosecutor of the Public Prosecutor's Office Sint Maarten.

"Mars" is the criminal investigation into the death of Luis “Blanco” Darante and Edwin “Eggy” Rosario. In this case four suspects have been identified. They are: T.J.F. (1989), K.F. (1977), K.K.S. (1987) and M.A.W. (1977). T.J.F. and K.K.S. are detained. K.F. is detained in another investigation but is also a suspect in “Mars”.

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - The Special Unit Robbery is presently investigating two armed robberies which took place on Tuesday August 22nd at two different supermarkets located on the Union road. These robberies took place between 10.30 a.m. and 11.00 a.m.

This is when two unknown armed men, who arrived on a scooter, stormed into the establishments threatening the cashier with their guns and stealing an undisclosed amount of cash from the register and then fleeing on the scooter.

ROME - Francesco Corallo is not a completely free man. In the Italian media, it is reported that the casino boss from St. Maarten is not allowed to leave his place of residence and should report to the Justice on a weekly basis.

ARUBA - The radar operator of the Coast Guard supports point tonight Aruba detected a suspicious contact to north-east of Aruba. A super-RHIB of the fulcrum, and a patrol land were directed to the indicated location. It was also asked assistance of the Police Corps Aruba (KPA).
Because the boat was no longer seen at sea by the Coast Guard and the police began a search on the north coast of Aruba.

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - Three young men with initials J.H., T.H. and R.S., all in the early twenties, were arrested by police on Sunday August 20th at approximately 08.20 p.m., during a control by police on the border of Union Road and Belle View for the illegal possession of an amount of marihuana.

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