POINTE BLANCHE:---- The management of Port St. Maarten wishes to inform its employees, customers, investors and all other stakeholders that as of the early morning hours of Monday, November 28, 2016, a search is being conducted by the Public Prosecutor at the Port’s offices at the A.C. Wathey Cruise and Cargo Facilities.
From the search warrant that was at a certain time handed over to the Port’s management by the judge of instruction Mr. J.J.J. Schols, it is evident that the search is being conducted in connection with criminal investigations directed against a third person.
Neither the Port nor any person connected to the Port has been named as a suspect in this matter.
The Port is fully cooperating with the Public Prosecutor’s Office, in accordance with its legal obligations.
Further updates will follow as and when warranted.
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About Port St. Maarten
Port St. Maarten comprises of 13 companies responsible for most of the country’s maritime activities. The operations at Port St. Maarten can be summarized into four pillars of Cruise, Cargo, Yachting and Real Estate. The Dr. A.C. Wathey Cruise & Cargo Facilities catered to over 2 million cruise passengers in 2014 and has since 2010 been receiving more than 1.5 million annually. The cargo facilities have led to a steady growth in containerized business making the island a hub for the North Eastern Caribbean where it concerns transshipment services. The port caters to the Giga yachts and vessels providing berthing and fueling services to this sector. Port St. Maarten also owns and manages a wide range of commercial real estate across the country.