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"Rights Theo Heyliger trampled on by Public Prosecutor"

PHILIPSBURG - Theo Heyliger is prosecuted on the basis of statements by a suspect who is protected by the Public Prosecution and who receives benefits as a crown witness while the legislation of St Maarten does not provide for a crown witness scheme.

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TBO releases press statement and video about LARIMAR case

Prosecutor demands prison time in 'LARIMAR' investigation ~ PHILIPSBURG - The Anti-Corruption Team (TBO, Team Bestrijding Ondermijning) has issued a public statement via the office of the Public Prosecution Service in Bonaire outlining the...

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Prosecutor demands Heyliger be immediately imprisoned

Six years and six months in prison demanded against Theo Heyliger ~ PHILIPSBURG - The Public Prosecutor in the Larimar case demands six years and six months in prison against Theo Heyliger for taking over 3 million dollars in bribes and money...

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Theo Heyliger: 'I never accepted money from Maasdam'

PHILIPSBURG - Defendant in the Larimar case Theo Heyliger remembers that building consultant Ronald Maasdam brought stroopwafels for him from the Netherlands. But envelopes with banknotes, no, he never received them, according to Heyliger....

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Heyliger denies everything

PHILIPSBURG - Bribery-suspect Theo Heyliger denied any wrongdoing during the second day of the Larimar-trial at the Belair Community Center. The denials of the former politician and founder of the United People's party are diametrically opposed...

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"Don't pay Theo? That question did not arise." - UPDATED

PHILIPSBURG - "A deal was a deal," says Ronald Maasdam, crown witness in the Larimar case, about paying bribes to Theo Heyliger and the late Roy Marlin. For years, the Dutch building consultant delivered a newspaper several times a month, with an ...

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UP Board: Prosecutor presents no physical evidence ...

PHILIPSBURG - The board of the United People (UP) party on Monday said that despite months of creating negative and false impressions about its founder Theo Heyliger, the prosecutor's office did not present any physical evidence of wrong-doing by ...

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Larimar-trial: 3 years demand against Maasdam ...

PHILIPSBURG - The public prosecutor demanded a 3-year prison sentence on Monday against Ronald Maasdam, the 66-year old crown witness in the LARIMAR corruption trial. Maasdam implicated the late Roy Marlin and the founder of the United People's...

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Heyliger and four others stand trial in large bribery-case

PHILIPSBURG -- Starting today, Monday, March 9, five defendants are in court for one of the largest bribery scandals in St. Maarten's history. While the charges have yet to be proven, the names of the defendants have inspired the court to handle...

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Travel restrictions to St. Maarten stepped-up to 21 days

Travel restrictions to the destination stepped-up from 14 to 21 days. EOC to Meet Thursday and MPs to be informed ~ GREAT BAY - The travel restrictions which were issued by the Government of Sint Maarten have now been increased from 14 to...

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The future economy of the Caribbean

By Cdr. Bud Slabbaert ~ Many Caribbean economies find themselves already in a difficult situation with low growth, high debt, fiscal deficits, and low domestic private sector investments. Because of the current developments around the spread of the..

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Kim Lucas appointed as Guyana Honorary Consul to St. Maarten

PHILIPSBURG - The Cooperative Republic of Guyana has appointed Mrs. Kim Lucas as the Honorary Consul to St. Maarten. Guyana is a South American country that forms part of the Caribbean nations. Lucas is the deputy principal for the St. Maarten...

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Coronavirus Live Updates: Trump Suspends Most Travel to US

March 12, 2020, 12:02 a.m. ET The World Health Organization declared a global epidemic. Tom Hanks tested positive for the coronavirus and the N.B.A. canceled its season over an infection concern. Right Now President Trump said he would suspend...

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Dutch coronavirus total leaps to 503, death toll rises by 1

The number of confirmed cases of coronavirus in the Netherlands rose by 121 to 503 on Wednesday, while the death toll increased by one to five, according to new figures from national health institute RIVM.

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De openbaar aanklager heeft de rechten van Heyliger vertrapt

PHILIPSBURG - Theo Heyliger wordt vervolgd op grond van verklaringen van een verdachte die door het Openbaar Ministerie beschermd wordt en voordeel geniet als kroongetuige terwijl de wetgeving van St. Maarten niet voorziet in een...

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OM eist gevangenisstraffen in zaak "LARIMAR"

PHILIPSBURG - De zaak Larimar gaat over corruptie in Sint Maarten. Het gaat over betalingen van steekpenningen rondom een aantal grote bouwprojecten en het witwassen daarvan. Er zijn verschillende personen bij betrokken. Uitleg over de zaak en de ...

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