Public Prosecutor’s Office files for appeal in cassation on the decision to reject request for inquiry into the Sint Maarten Harbour Group. | SMN NEWS

PHILIPSBURG:— On 1 September 2017, The Public Prosecutor’s Office submitted a request with the Joint Court of Justice (the Court) for an inquiry into the Sint Maarten Harbour Group (the Port): a so-called civil inquiry (civiele enquête).
The Public Prosecutor’s Office deemed it necessary – for reasons of public interest – to make the Port subject to an in-depth investigation as there were well-grounded reasons to doubt the corporate policy pursued throughout the last decade.
The importance of such investigation was emphasized by the results of the criminal investigations codenamed Emerald and Larimar. These investigations revealed – among other things ...

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