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Jamaloodin not allowed any contact with others

Sat, 07/26/2014 - 04:55

WILLEMSTAD--As part of his eight-day custody Curaçao’s former Minister of Finance for MFK and owner of Speedy Security George “Jorge” Jamaloodin cannot have any contact with the outside world and is not allowed to read newspapers, listen to the radio or watch television.

The latest suspect to be held in connection with the “Maximus” investigation into the intellectual authors of last year’s murder of PS leader Helmin Magno Wiels starts the initial detention period approved by the Judge of Instruction today, Saturday.

Besides former PS minister Carlos Monk, Jamaloo ... Read more

Jamaloodin not allowed any contact with others

Sat, 07/26/2014 - 04:55

WILLEMSTAD--As part of his eight-day custody Curaçao’s former Minister of Finance for MFK and owner of Speedy Security George “Jorge” Jamaloodin cannot have any contact with the outside world and is not allowed to read newspapers, listen to the radio or watch television.

The latest suspect to be held in connection with the “Maximus” investigation into the intellectual authors of last year’s murder of PS leader Helmin Magno Wiels starts the initial detention period approved by the Judge of Instruction today, Saturday.

Besides former PS minister Carlos Monk, Jamaloo ... Read more

More money needed to combat child abuse

Sat, 07/26/2014 - 04:54

PHILIPSBURG-- The government must invest in more employees and a digital registration system to make the Central Reporting Point for child abuse (Centraal Meldpunt Kindermishandeling (CMK) more efficient, a report by Bachelor student Suehaely Heerenveen stated. She also recommends setting procedures for all reports made.

Heerenveen, who recently completed an internship with the Court of Guardianship as part of her law degree, presented her report titled: Stop Child Abuse – a closing approach to child abuse on St. Maarten. She researched the subject as requested by, and under superv ... Read more

More money needed to combat child abuse

Sat, 07/26/2014 - 04:54

PHILIPSBURG-- The government must invest in more employees and a digital registration system to make the Central Reporting Point for child abuse (Centraal Meldpunt Kindermishandeling (CMK) more efficient, a report by Bachelor student Suehaely Heerenveen stated. She also recommends setting procedures for all reports made.

Heerenveen, who recently completed an internship with the Court of Guardianship as part of her law degree, presented her report titled: Stop Child Abuse – a closing approach to child abuse on St. Maarten. She researched the subject as requested by, and under superv ... Read more

Parties’ slates numbered for ballot, SRP gets blue

Sat, 07/26/2014 - 04:52

PHILIPSBURG--The colour blue was awarded to the Social Reform Party (SRP) of Jacinto Mock by the luck of the draw at Friday’s public hearing of the Central Voting Bureau. SRP and United St. Maarten (US) both had requested blue as their parties’ designated colour on the ballot for the August 29 Parliamentary Elections.

Article 36 ... Read more

Parties’ slates numbered for ballot, SRP gets blue

Sat, 07/26/2014 - 04:52

PHILIPSBURG--The colour blue was awarded to the Social Reform Party (SRP) of Jacinto Mock by the luck of the draw at Friday’s public hearing of the Central Voting Bureau. SRP and United St. Maarten (US) both had requested blue as their parties’ designated colour on the ballot for the August 29 Parliamentary Elections.

Article 36 ... Read more

Traffic chaos after truck loses excavator

Sat, 07/26/2014 - 04:51

page1b058COLE BAY--Traffic chaos erupted around 3:00pm after a flat bed lorry on A.J.C. Brouwers Road, driving down Cole Bay Hill from the direction of Philipsburg, apparently suffered a mechanical problem, causing its driver to lose control.

The driver steered the truck into the side of the road to stop it from picking up speed. This caused it to slam into a tree and lose an excavator it was carrying, ... Read more

Traffic chaos after truck loses excavator

Sat, 07/26/2014 - 04:51

page1b058COLE BAY--Traffic chaos erupted around 3:00pm after a flat bed lorry on A.J.C. Brouwers Road, driving down Cole Bay Hill from the direction of Philipsburg, apparently suffered a mechanical problem, causing its driver to lose control.

The driver steered the truck into the side of the road to stop it from picking up speed. This caused it to slam into a tree and lose an excavator it was carrying, ... Read more

Probe of police officer ‘as good as concluded’

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 04:28

PHILIPSBURG--The investigation into allegations against community police officer J.S. is "as good as concluded," spokeswoman for the Prosecutor's Office Tineke Kamps confirms. The Prosecutor's Office expects a trial against S. to begin before the end of the year.

S. was arrested in February 2014 for the alleged abuse of a teenage girl. He was placed under initial suspension ("buiten functie gesteld") which means he was banned from all police buildings and was made to hand in his badge and his firearm after the allegation was made. Whilst the investigation was ongoing, S. continued to ... Read more

Probe of police officer ‘as good as concluded’

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 04:28

PHILIPSBURG--The investigation into allegations against community police officer J.S. is "as good as concluded," spokeswoman for the Prosecutor's Office Tineke Kamps confirms. The Prosecutor's Office expects a trial against S. to begin before the end of the year.

S. was arrested in February 2014 for the alleged abuse of a teenage girl. He was placed under initial suspension ("buiten functie gesteld") which means he was banned from all police buildings and was made to hand in his badge and his firearm after the allegation was made. Whilst the investigation was ongoing, S. continued to ... Read more

Jamaloodin held in Wiels-murder

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 04:27

WILLEMSTAD--Former Curaçao Finance Minister George "Jorge" Jamaloodin (MFK) was arrested early Tuesday morning as suspect in the "Maximus" investigation into the intellectual authors behind last year's paid assassination of PS-leader and parliamentarian Helmin Magno Wiels.

The trial for the "Magnus" part of the case regarding the execution of the murder itself is scheduled for the first week of August.

Jamaloodin (46) was detained in his apartment at Seru Estate. Authorities also searched the home and confiscated several items, as was the case at his private business Speedy S ... Read more

Jamaloodin held in Wiels-murder

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 04:27

WILLEMSTAD--Former Curaçao Finance Minister George "Jorge" Jamaloodin (MFK) was arrested early Tuesday morning as suspect in the "Maximus" investigation into the intellectual authors behind last year's paid assassination of PS-leader and parliamentarian Helmin Magno Wiels.

The trial for the "Magnus" part of the case regarding the execution of the murder itself is scheduled for the first week of August.

Jamaloodin (46) was detained in his apartment at Seru Estate. Authorities also searched the home and confiscated several items, as was the case at his private business Speedy S ... Read more

Drive-by shooting

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 04:20

page1a057A drive-by shooting in Dutch Quarter on Thursday night left a young man in critical condition nursing several gunshot wounds at St. Maarten Medical Center. The man, who is said to have been released from prison recently, was riding a bicycle on A.Th. Illidge Road when a small car pulled up alongside and someone in it started firing at him. Police spokesman Inspector Ricardo Henson confirmed the shooti ... Read more

Drive-by shooting

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 04:20

page1a057A drive-by shooting in Dutch Quarter on Thursday night left a young man in critical condition nursing several gunshot wounds at St. Maarten Medical Center. The man, who is said to have been released from prison recently, was riding a bicycle on A.Th. Illidge Road when a small car pulled up alongside and someone in it started firing at him. Police spokesman Inspector Ricardo Henson confirmed the shooti ... Read more

Jewellery store robber, two others arrested with firearm

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 05:37

CUPECOY--A third suspect for the cowardly daylight robbery at Front Street jewellery store "Dazzling Gems" has been arrested by police. He was together with two other men, who were also arrested as the trio carried a firearm with them. Two other suspects had already been arrested on Friday, July 11, the day of the robbery.

The latest suspect and two other men, in a gold coloured Hyundai Accent with number plate M-5768, were stopped by Police on Tuesday, July 22, around 9:30pm during a routine patrol.

The officers spotted the vehicle on Rhine Road as it was being driven in the ... Read more

Jewellery store robber, two others arrested with firearm

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 05:37

CUPECOY--A third suspect for the cowardly daylight robbery at Front Street jewellery store "Dazzling Gems" has been arrested by police. He was together with two other men, who were also arrested as the trio carried a firearm with them. Two other suspects had already been arrested on Friday, July 11, the day of the robbery.

The latest suspect and two other men, in a gold coloured Hyundai Accent with number plate M-5768, were stopped by Police on Tuesday, July 22, around 9:30pm during a routine patrol.

The officers spotted the vehicle on Rhine Road as it was being driven in the ... Read more

SZV board asked to investigate sickness insurance fund spending

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 05:36

PHILIPSBURG--Health Minister Cornelius de Weever had asked the Supervisory Board of Social and Health Care Insurance SZV to investigate how the funds from the ZV sickness insurance are being spent.

De Weever said he had asked for the investigation "a couple of months ago" after receiving reports "of people spending eight to nine months in Colombia" and "people going to Colombia, shopping and bringing back things from Colombia to sell."

Asked whether these were being done on SZV's tab the minister responded affirmatively.

Government currently owes the ZV fund, which has ... Read more

SZV board asked to investigate sickness insurance fund spending

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 05:36

PHILIPSBURG--Health Minister Cornelius de Weever had asked the Supervisory Board of Social and Health Care Insurance SZV to investigate how the funds from the ZV sickness insurance are being spent.

De Weever said he had asked for the investigation "a couple of months ago" after receiving reports "of people spending eight to nine months in Colombia" and "people going to Colombia, shopping and bringing back things from Colombia to sell."

Asked whether these were being done on SZV's tab the minister responded affirmatively.

Government currently owes the ZV fund, which has ... Read more

Police Force becoming centre of excellence in evidence gathering

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 05:34

page11a056PHILIPSBURG--St. Maarten Police Force is well on its way to achieving its aim of becoming a leading force in the field of evidence gathering. The force has jumped forward in leaps and bounds since St. Maarten became a country on 10-10-10.

Shortly before the changeover, Inspector Janine Muller-Rijna found herself to be the only person left in the Forensics Unit. The unit did not only have to d ... Read more

Police Force becoming centre of excellence in evidence gathering

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 05:34

page11a056PHILIPSBURG--St. Maarten Police Force is well on its way to achieving its aim of becoming a leading force in the field of evidence gathering. The force has jumped forward in leaps and bounds since St. Maarten became a country on 10-10-10.

Shortly before the changeover, Inspector Janine Muller-Rijna found herself to be the only person left in the Forensics Unit. The unit did not only have to d ... Read more