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  • Ten year sentence for car wash killing

    The Court of First Instance in Sint Maarten has handed down a ten-year sentence to a man found guilty of the August 2022 fatal shooting outside of a Simpson Bay Car Wash.

  • Court of Appeal increases sentence of former MP, extends election ban

    The Court of Appeal has increased the prison sentence and election ban of former Sint Maarten Member of Parliament F.R. , who was convicted for corruption, bribery, and conflict of interest in the Aquamarine II case. This case pertains to the construction of the Bureau Telecommunication and Post (BTP) building and its maintenance contract.

  • Prosecutor’s Office & Landsrecherche caution against vote buying/selling and corruption

    The Prosecutor’s Office Sint Maarten OM SXM and the National Detectives (Landsrecherche) will be extra vigilant in this period leading up to the 2024 Parliamentary Elections and on the day of the vote on January 11 for indications of bribery and the buying/selling of votes and will investigate these in accordance with the law.

  • Former head cashier sentenced for fraud

    The Court of First Instance in Sint Maarten has sentenced a former civil servant for fraud. The woman, who worked as a head cashier for almost two decades, was found guilty of diverting a significant amount of cash paid by individuals utilizing government services.

  • Three minors sentenced for school-related fights

    The Court of First Instance on Sint Maarten has sentenced three minors for their involvement in a school-related fight. The two victims, also minors, were severely beaten in the January 6 2022 fight. One of the victims was stabbed in the hip.

  • Searches conducted in ‘Koruna’ investigation

    PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten (08 November 2023) – Searches were conducted today, Wednesday, at four locations connected to a suspect in a fraud and money laundering case named “Koruna”.

  • OM treft schikking in ontnemingszaak Larimar

    Het openbaar ministerie (OM) heeft vandaag bekend gemaakt een schikking te hebben getroffen met T.E.H. in de ontnemingszaak Larimar.

    Het onderzoek Larimar is gestart op 2 maart 2017 en werd verricht door het Recherche Samenwerkingsteam (RST) onder verantwoordelijkheid van het Centraal Team van het Parket van de Procureur-Generaal van Curaçao, Sint Maarten, Bonaire, St. Eustatius en Saba.

  • Additional search conducted in Helsinki investigation

    On Monday, 25 September, 2023, the Recherche Samenwerkingsteam (RST), under the supervision of the Judge of Instruction RC, conducted a search on Sint Maarten at the property of a suspect in the ongoing ‘Helsinki’ case.

  • Four year sentence handed down for Cooler Fete shooting

    The Court of First Instance in Sint Maarten has handed down an unconditional sentence of four year in youth detention in a case of attempted manslaughter and illegal firearms possession. The verdict delivered on Wednesday, pertains to a shooting that transpired near the Festival Village after the 2022 ‘Cooler Fete’ event.

  • Seven-year sentence for attempted murder & firearm possession

    On Wednesday, September 6, 2023, the Court of First Instance in Sint Maarten issued a seven-year prison sentence to G.A.G., who was found guilty of attempting murder and firearm possession.

  • 16 years imprisonment for brutal stabbing

    The Court of First Instance in Sint Maarten has sentenced a man to sixteen years imprisonment for brutally assaulting a young woman one year ago.

  • OM agrees to use ‘Larimar’ fine to complete works for DQ sewerage upgrade

    The Prosecutor’s Office Sint Maarten has agreed to allow Windward Roads Infrastructure WWR to complete the remaining works of the new Dutch Quarter sewerage pump station and sewerage network upgrade. The works, decided on with the input of the Ministry of Public Housing, Spatial Development, Environment and Infrastructure VROMI, will commence on Monday, August 7, 2023, and will last six months.

  • Prosecutor demands 16 years in brutal stabbing case

    The Prosecutor’s Office Sint Maarten has entered a demand of sixteen years imprisonment for the brutal assault of a young woman in the vicinity of Emerald Funeral Home in July 2022.

  • Ministers ontvangen concept Gedragscode OM

    De ministers van Justitie van de Koninkrijkslanden hebben tijdens het Justitieel Kwadranten Overleg (JVO) in Sint Maarten de concept Gedragscode OM Carib in ontvangst genomen.

  • Searches conducted at residence of former Sint Maarten minister

    On Wednesday, May 10, 2023, multiple searches have been conducted under the direction of the Chief Judicial Magistrate (RC) at the suspects residence and workplaces on Sint Maarten. On the same day more searches have been conducted at the residences of other accomplices.

  • NLS lid uitgeleverd aan het Koninkrijk der Nederlanden

    Een verdachte, hooggeplaatst lid van de criminele organisatie 'No Limit Soliders' (NLS) met de initialen C.S.H is door het Verenigd Koninkrijk uitgeleverd aan het Nederlandse Koninkrijk. Hij blijft in hechtenis.

  • SXM Parlementslid vrijgelaten, blijft verdachte

    Op 18 maart, 2023 is het op 17 maart gearresteerde parlementslid van Sint Maarten vrijgelaten. Hij blijft verdachte in het lopende strafrechtelijke onderzoek "Lissabon".

  • Sint Maarten Parlementslid aangehouden voor omkoping

    Op vrijdag, 17 maart 2023, heeft het Recherche Samenwerkingsteam (RST) een parlementslid van Sint Maarten aangehouden. Daarnaast zijn door de rechter-commissaris (RC) huiszoekingen verricht in de verblijfplaats van de verdachte en zijn werkplek in het Parlementsgebouw in Sint Maarten.

  • No signs of violence found in body of Laville, death due to pre-existing heart conditions

    The body of the late Ossie Laville had no signs of violence, according to the autopsy report. The details of the report were shared last week with his next of kin by the Prosecutor’s Office. Laville was found death in HvB cell in Sint Maarten on 27 January 2023.

  • Remaining ‘Aquamarine II’ suspects accept Prosecutor’s settlement

    The remaining two suspects in the “Aquamarine II” criminal case both signed an out-of-court settlement with the Prosecutor’s Office on Wednesday, February 22, 2023, for their part in the case.

  • Guard sentenced for smuggling drugs into prison

    The Court of First Instance in Sint Maarten has sentenced a prison guard for smuggling 122 grammes of marijuana into the House of Detention in Point Blanche as well as for the abuse of office.

  • Man sentenced for wrongful death in traffic

    The Court of First Instance on Sint Maarten sentenced a man on Wednesday, February 8, 2023, for the act of wrongful death in a traffic situation. The death resulted from a vehicle accident on Welfare Road, Cole Bay, on 31 July 2022.

  • School-related fights resurge, some with heavier violence

    The Police Force of Sint Maarten KPSM has responded to eleven school-related fights since the resumption of classes after the Christmas break on January 3. These fights among school-going children have been growing more violent with at least one case of a boy being stabbed by a fellow student. These latest fights coupled with those from the start of the 2022-2023 school year number more than thirty and these only count the ones officially reported to authorities.

  • Jail time for former top civil servants in ICT fraud and money laundering case

    Two former top civil servants have been handed jail sentences by the Court of First Instance in Sint Maarten on Wednesday, December 21, 2022, in a long-term investigation called ‘Seabass’.

  • Two convicted for perjury in fraud-related case

    Two men were convicted of perjury by the Court of First Instance on Sint Maarten on Wednesday, December 21, 2022.

  • ONDERZOEK HELSINKI

    Op maandag 19 december 2022 heeft het Recherche Samenwerkingsteam (RST) onder toezicht van de rechter commissaris (RC) huiszoekingen verricht bij twee verdachten in drie woningen op Sint Maarten en op Curaçao.

  • Court of Appeal sentences woman for drunk and dangerous driving

    The Court of Appeal on Sint Maarten has convicted a woman for driving under the influence of alcohol and causing danger on the public road. This verdict overturns the one rendered by the Court of First Instance in November 2021.

  • Police and OM dismiss misinformation in community about hit-and-run accident

    Several comments on social media regarding the hit-an-run accident on Sucker Garden Road in Sint Maarten, which occurred on Sunday, November 22, 2022, have caught the attention of law enforcement. In particular, these concern comment threads that refer to the victim, a well-known local activist, was being deliberately struck down and killed.

    KPSM and OM SXM dismiss this misinformation circulating on social media and request that the community allows space for the investigation to continue unhindered.

  • Boxing Day shooter sentenced to 18 years for attempted murder & manslaughter

    The Court of First Instance on Sint Maarten has sentenced a thirty-year-old man to eighteen years imprisonment for shooting a pregnant woman in her belly on Boxing Day, December 26, 2021. The woman’s unborn baby did not survive the shooting. She also lost her uterus in the attack.

  • OM staakt onderzoek ‘Aquamarine’ tegen advocaat wegens (vorm)fouten

    PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten (31 oktober 2022) - Het onderzoek Aquamarine werd gestart in september 2016

  • Appointment of Advocate General (AG) of Curaçao, St. Maarten and BES Islands

    Mr. R.J. Boswijk will become the new Advocate General of Curaçao, Sint Maarten and Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba (BES). The Kingdom Council of Ministers has appointed him on the proposal of Ministers of Justice and Security Yeşilgöz-Zegerius (Dutch Caribbean), Richardson (St. Maarten) and Hato (Curaçao).

  • No criminal charges against police officer, KPSM urged to take disciplinary actions

    The Prosecutor’s Office Sint Maarten OM SXM will not lay charges against Police Constable R. following a fact-finding investigation executed by the National Detectives [in Dutch: Landsrecherche].The investigation was in response to reports/complaints about the officer’s conduct towards colleagues.

  • No criminal charges against police officer, KPSM urged to take disciplinary actions

    The Prosecutor’s Office Sint Maarten OM SXM will not lay charges against Police Constable R. following a fact-finding investigation executed by the National Detectives [in Dutch: Landsrecherche].The investigation was in response to reports/complaints about the officer’s conduct towards colleagues.

  • 13 en 7 jaar gevangenisstraf voor ontucht met zeer jonge slachtoffers

    Op donderdag 7 juli 2022 heeft het Gerecht in Eerste Aanleg uitspraak gedaan in de zaak tegen de verdachten B.E.H.S. en J.D.W..

  • 20 jaar gevangenisstraf voor moord

    Philipsburg - Het Gerecht in de Eerste Aanleg van Sint Maarten heeft op woensdag 6 juli 2022 de 20-jarige J.L.A.M. veroordeeld tot een gevangenisstraf van 20 jaar

  • Murder investigation launched into death of elderly woman

    The Police Force of Sint Maarten KPSM and the Prosecutor’s Office OM SXM have launched a murder investigation into the death of the octogenarian

  • Police, OM submit GEBE hack report to Government

    The Prosecutor’s Office OM SXM, together with the Police Force of Sint Maarten KPSM, has delivered its report on the March 2022 ransomware attack

  • ‘Domestic Violence and Mediation’ project presented to Trust Fund Committee

    The “Domestic Violence and Mediation” project, a restorative justice initiative, launched by Stichting Justitiële Inrichtingen St. Maarten (SJIS) and the Prosecutor’s Office OM Sint Maarten, was one of the initiatives recently presented to the Sint Maarten Recovery, Reconstruction, and Resilience Trust Fund steering committee.

  • Victims of sexual crimes urged to file report with Police

    Sexual abuse is a very traumatic experience and is often an under-reported crime, especially when the victim is a minor, one of the most vulnerable groups in the community. Victims of sexual crimes are, therefore, encouraged, by justice authorities to report such crimes to the Police. The Police Force of Sint Maarten KPSM and the Prosecutor’s Office OM are committed to the continued investigation and prosecution of suspects of such criminal acts.

  • 18 years imprisonment demanded for Dawn Beach shooting suspect

    The Prosecutor’s Office has asked for eighteen years imprisonment for the suspect in the fatal Dawn Beach shooting that occurred on May 8, 2021. The case was heard by the Court of First Instance in Philipsburg on Wednesday, June 8, 2022.

  • OM confiscates some US $359,513 over four years, to focus on collecting more criminal funds

    Fighting and preventing further crimes in the community are not only dependent on putting (suspected) criminals behind bars; it is also essential to cut off the ill-acquired funds that drive criminality. The Prosecutor’s Office OM Sint Maarten is putting more emphasis on this front.

    Looking back over the past four years, a significant amount of money has been confiscated in various cases, ranging from as little as NAf 10 to US $232,900.

  • ONDERZOEK MITTE: Nog drie aanhoudingen, huiszoekingen

    In de nacht van woensdag 11 mei 2022, en donderdag 12 mei 2022 heeft het Recherche Samenwerkingsteam (RST) onder toezicht van de rechter commissaris (RC) drie personen aangehouden en doorzoekingen verricht in drie woningen en op adressen van twee bedrijven op Sint Maarten.

  • Verdachten onderzoek Themis voor de rechter

    Op maandag 9 mei 2022 is voor het Gerecht in Eerste Aanleg de inhoudelijke behandeling gestart van de strafzaak tegen vier verdachten in het onderzoek Themis.

  • Police officers participate in mediation workshop

    Fourteen members of the Police Force of Sint Maarten KPSM are now equipped with the skills to identify and screen cases suitable for mediation. They are now actively involved in the ongoing “Domestic Violence and Mediation Project, a restorative justice initiative, launched by Stichting Justitiële Inrichtingen St. Maarten (SJIS) and the Prosecutor’s Office OM Sint Maarten.

  • Appeal Court sentences shooters to lengthy prison times

    The Court of Appeal has sentenced two men to prison times of twenty and eighteen years each for a 2018 fatal shooting outside adult entertainment club El Capitan in Sucker Garden in Sint Maarten. This verdict, rendered on Thursday, overturned the part of the decision of the Court of First Instance in 2020 that let the men go free.

  • Notary convicted for breach of secrecy

    The Court of First Instance on Sint Maarten has found notary M.M. guilty of breaching secrecy and has sentenced her for her actions in the case codenamed “Bangkok”.

  • Three suspected cases of sexual crimes committed against minors under investigation

    The Police Force of Sint Maarten KPSM and the Prosecutor’s Office Sint Maarten are handling three cases of suspected sexual crimes committed against minors. Police have made arrests related to all three instances.

  • Suspected human smuggler detained for a further 60 days

    A suspected human smuggler in Sint Maarten has had his pre-trial detention extended by sixty days as of Monday, March 14, 2022.

  • Man sentenced for relational violence, must do ‘Safe Homes’ training

    It’s community service, (conditional) jail time, and the mandatory attendance to the SJIS Probation Office’s “Safe Homes” training for a man convicted of relational (domestic) violence by the Court of First Instance on Wednesday.

  • Former MP sentenced to 40 months jail time in tax crimes case

    Businessman and former Member of Parliament (MP) S.M. has been convicted by the Court of First Instance to twenty-two months imprisonment and has had a prior conditional sentence of eighteen months from a previous case converted also into jail time.