Editorial: The other suspects

POSTED: 03/6/15 1:34 PM

Former marketing director at the tourist bureau Edward Dest wondered not without reason where the other suspects were at his trial.

The accusations of inappropriate use of funds from an American bank account  that was to be used for the promotion of St. Maarten in the North American tourism market do indeed not only affect Dest, but in particular his former managing director Regina Labega.

That she was not in court is due to the fact that, unlike Dest, she did not ask the court to bring her case to its conclusion. According to the prosecution, there is more to the case than what appeared from the charges against Dest.

In other words, it ain’t over yet – and Labega should be looking forward to her day in court at an unspecified date in the future.

Still, even for Labega this cannot go on forever. The earliest charges date back to 2009 and we are now living well into 2015.

It would behoove the prosecutor’s office to speed up the investigation and to bring Labega and other suspects in this case to court as soon as possible.


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