On the basis of the information so far, the Public Prosecutor's Office has reasons to doubt a correct policy within the company. For example, there are questions about the procurement of projects, the internal control of expenses and loans that the port has extended.
In view of the importance that the country of Sint Maarten has in a healthy and profitable port company, the Public Prosecutor's Office considers it necessary to do an investigation into the conduct of the port. This is not a criminal investigation, but a civil investigation into possible mismanagement.
The law gives the Public Prosecutor the power to request the Court, in the public interest, to launch such a civil investigation.