Mr. Rogers graduated in 2004 with a Master’s degree in Law with specialization in (international) Criminal Law and Criminology at the University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands. During the latter part of his tertiary studies, Mr. Rogers served as the chairman of the foundation that provides legal aide for prisoners, Stichting Juridisch Spreekuur Gedetineerden (Stichting JSG), in the prisons of Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
After his law degree, Mr. Rogers subsequently became a lecturer at the University for Applied Science (Law Faculty) in Amsterdam, where he taught Criminal Law and Administrative Law. In addition, Mr. Rogers also supervised projects in the aforementioned areas of law, as well as in European Law.
In 2007, Mr. Rogers obtained his Master’s degree in US Comparative Law at the University of Florida, USA. During this degree, Mr. Rogers focused on areas of the law such as US Criminal Law, White Collar Crime, Tort Law and Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR).
Mr. Rogers subsequently returned to St. Maarten in 2007 and is since practicing law throughout the Dutch Caribbean, where he has a general practice. However, his focus is on Criminal Law, Administrative Law, Labour Law, Family Law, Contract Law, Civil Servant Law, Immigration Law, Liability Law, Inheritance Law and Corporate Law.
In 2010 until 2013, Mr. Rogers was a lecturer at the Institute for Law Enforcement and Protection (Opleidingsinstituut Rechtshandhaving Veiligheidszorg). He currently serves as a member of the Supervisory Board of Directors of the St. Maarten Harbour Holding Company N.V., as well at the St. Eustatius Utility Company N.V. (STUCO). In March of 2014, Mr. Rogers was appointed by the Governor of St. Eustatius to serve as a member on the Committee to investigate the irregularities in a number of Decrees of the Executive Council of the Public Entity of St. Eustatius. Mr. Rogers is also currently the chairman of the Centraal Stembureau (St. Maarten’s Central Voting Bureau).
Mr. Rogers is actively involved in the community and serves as the Vice President of the St. Maarten Red Cross.
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