Sunday, Jul 05th

LATEST:
You are here: Islands Islands News MP Patrick Illidge not in pre-trial detention

health-city-587x73-3

MP Patrick Illidge not in pre-trial detention

~ Released pending further investigation ~

PHILIPSBURG--Member of Parliament (MP) Patrick Illidge, who is a suspect in the Orca case, was released from detention yesterday pending further investigation.

The Prosecutor's Office confirmed in a statement that the prosecutor had not requested that the judge subject Illidge to "bewaringstelling," a type of custody that qualifies as pre-trial detention. Because he has not been in pre-trial detention, he will not be suspended from Parliament.

"Of course, this decision does not mean that P.I. is no longer a suspect. He remains a suspect and the investigation will continue," the statement from the prosecutors read.

Illidge had come to the end of the eight-day extension of his initial two-day term in police custody and the options at that stage were either requesting that the judge authorise pre-trial detention, releasing Illidge pending further investigation, deciding there is no case against him, or proceeding with a court case against him.

The Prosecutor's Office has said previously that it is not expecting any further arrests in the Orca case, also known as the Bada Bing case. The only other suspect is Bada Bing club owner Jaap van den Heuvel, who also is still a suspect, but no longer in custody.

Image
Sargassum weed phenomenon addressed at marine park forum
Friday, 03 July 2015
MARIGOT--Managers of protected marine areas of the French Antilles took part in the third annual... Read more...
Image
Fantasy Lottery car prize never received
Friday, 03 July 2015
PHILIPSBURG--Henry Job, who won a new Hyundai I-30 by raffle at the end of Carnival, has still not... Read more...
Image
Haiti gets funds to better prepare for hurricanes and other extreme weather
Friday, 03 July 2015
WASHINGTON, DC--The World Bank's Board of Directors has approved US $5 million to help Haiti... Read more...
Image
OECS condemns Dominican Republic deportations, European Union blacklist
Thursday, 02 July 2015
ST. GEORGE'S, Grenada--The Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) has joined the growing... Read more...
Image
America celebrates July 4 with hot dogs and barbecues amid tightened security
Monday, 06 July 2015
NEW YORK--Americans marched in star-spangled parades, ran relay races, gathered for fireworks shows... Read more...
Image
US floats draft recovery plan for threatened polar bears
Friday, 03 July 2015
WASHINGTON--U.S. wildlife managers have released a draft plan for stemming the decline of polar... Read more...
Image
Pope comes 'home' to South America to defend planet and the poor
Monday, 06 July 2015
QUITO--Laughing as his cap flew off in the Andean highland wind, Pope Francis flew into Ecuador on... Read more...
Image
Congress vice-president held in Honduran corruption case
Monday, 06 July 2015
TEGUCIGALPA--A Honduran judge has ordered that Congress vice-president Lena Gutierrez, along with... Read more...
Image
Greeks defy Europe with overwhelming referendum 'No'
Monday, 06 July 2015
ATHENS--Greeks overwhelmingly rejected conditions of a rescue package from creditors on Sunday,... Read more...
Image
French renewables power grid pilot shows limits of batteries in Europe
Monday, 06 July 2015
NICE, France--A major pilot project by Europe's largest power network operator to integrate power... Read more...
Image
Reluctant hostess
Monday, 06 July 2015
Dear Queenie, I make a point of cooking nutritious meals and I don’t keep junk food in the... Read more...
Image
Worried friend
Friday, 03 July 2015
Dear Queenie, When my husband and I had bad times in our marriage I used to talk to my best friend... Read more...
Image
Eruption in Paradise a dud
Monday, 06 July 2015
PHILIPSBURG--Eruption in Paradise was a dud.  Bobby Ottley from BOSE Promotions had promised... Read more...
Image
Happy Hamilton a home winner at Silverstone
Monday, 06 July 2015
SILVERSTONE, England-- Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton soaked up the energy of a roaring... Read more...
Image
Well-wishers swoon as Britain's Princess Charlotte christened
Monday, 06 July 2015
LONDON--Britain's Princess Charlotte, the baby daughter of Prince William and his wife Kate, was... Read more...
Image
Drinkers raise glass to a crash in London stock-exchange bar
Monday, 06 July 2015
LONDON--There is no shortage of liquidity at London's first stock exchange-themed bar, where beer... Read more...
Refrain from labelling students
Friday, 03 July 2015
By Terry Nisbett   The principal of a special education school in Jamaica has found that... Read more...
Image
Steam locomotives helped open the United States
Friday, 03 July 2015
You know the sound, chu-chu-chu and the high whine of a whistle blowing smoke. The sound is... Read more...
Editorial - Effective deterrent
Friday, 03 July 2015
Some idiot found it necessary to not only seriously inconvenience thousands of people, but also... Read more...
Editorial - Time running out
Thursday, 02 July 2015
It appears a General Measure of Kingdom Governance to impose an Integrity Chamber on St. Maarten... Read more...
Image
Saturday July 04, 2015
Friday, 03 July 2015
Image
Friday July. 03, 2015
Friday, 03 July 2015
Notices July 4
Friday, 03 July 2015
Teachers, Volunteers Needed I Too Can Learn (ITCL) Foundation is seeking teachers (Special Ed) and... Read more...
Notices July 3
Thursday, 02 July 2015
Teachers, Volunteers Needed I Too Can Learn (ITCL) Foundation is seeking teachers (Special Ed) and... Read more...