Nederlandse Trustsector harder aangepakt

DEN HAAG - Het nieuwe kabinet is strenger voor de Nederlandse trustsector. Er worden strengere regels ingevoerd en de bevoegdheden van toezichthouder De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB) worden uitgebreid, zo staat in het regeerakkoord.

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Civil Registry St. Eustatius to close in November

ST. EUSTATIUS--The Civil Registry (Census Office) of St. Eustatius will be temporarily closed in November. The Civil Registry’s client desk (klantenloket) will be moving to a new location. 

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Justice Minister St. Maarten weighs in on police general controls

PHILIPSBURG--Justice Minister Rafael Boasman reassures the community that the Police Force of St. Maarten and visiting law enforcement officials on island are conducting general controls for public safety purposes, which is the norm.

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Prosecutor Saint Martin: Supermarket looting day after hurricane not justified

MARIGOT--Vice-Prosecutor Yves Paillard reacted Tuesday to comments made on social media by a woman who was implicated in the looting of food from a supermarket a day after Hurricane Irma struck the island.

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Councilman Van Putten makes public apologies

ST. EUSTATIUS--After three days of silence, Island Councilman for Progressive Labour Party (PLP) Clyde van Putten took to the airwaves on Tuesday to offer his apologies to the people of St. Eustatius regarding his statement made on October 9.

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Van Dort Law welcomes new attorney and provides free legal advice for St. Maarten

WILLEMSTAD - VanDort Law, established about a year ago, adds a new lawyer to its staff with attorney at law Nanne Holtrop. Nanne will mainly focus on insurance and liability law, corporate law, competition law and Corporate Governance.

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Top speaker David Meltzer confirmed for Global Entrepreneurship Week CuraƧao 2017

WILLEMSTAD – The Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) Curaçao will be organized for the third consecutive time during the week 13-19 November 2017.

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Labour Inspection Saba/Statia gets more extraordinary police officers

SABA/ST. EUSTATIUS--Chief of Police Jose Rosales swore in D. Frans and L. de Jong as Extraordinary Police Officers for the Caribbean Netherlands on Thursday.

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Rapport Raad voor de Rechtshandhaving naar taakuitoefening Afpakteam Curacao

WILLEMSTAD - Eerder dit jaar verscheen het rapport van het Inspectieonderzoek van de Raad voor de Rechtshandhaving (RvR) naar de taakuitoefening van het Afpakteam in Curaçao.

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Veertig studenten bouwkunde en civiele techniek van UoC ontvangen BIM-certificaat Revit

WILLEMSTAD - Eerder deze maand organiseerde de Faculteit der Technische Wetenschappen (FdTW) van de Universiteit van Curaçao Dr. Moises da Costa Gomez (UoC) i.s.m. het Ministerie van Economische Ontwikkeling (MEO) een intensieve BIM-cursus Revit.

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Vordering Dynaf in kort geding afgewezen

WILEMSTAD - De vordering van Dynaf (een van de inschrijvers in de aanbesteding over de tijdelijke productiecapaciteit voor Aqualectra) is in kort geding afgewezen.

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Dutch government files complaint against Clyde Van Putten

THE HAGUE--The Dutch Government will file an official complaint against Progressive Labour Party (PLP) Leader and Councilman Clyde van Putten of St. Eustatius for threatening to “kill and burn” Dutch militaries if they come to his island, caretaker Minister of Home Relations and Kingdom Affairs Ronald Plasterk said on Friday.

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Strikte voorwaarden aan Nederlandse hulp wederopbouw Sint-Maarten

DEN HAAG / PHILIPSBURG - Nederland stelt twee strikte voorwaarden aan de hulp aan Sint-Maarten bij de wederopbouw na orkaan Irma. Sint-Maarten moet stoppen met het blokkeren van de oprichting van een zogeheten Integriteitskamer die corruptie op het eiland moet tegengaan.

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French Government announces exceptional aid for businesses Saint Martin

MARIGOT--The French government has announced the creation of exceptional assistance to help businesses in St. Martin and St. Barths to restart after the passing of Hurricanes Irma and Maria.

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Vordering Wildcats afgewezen

WILLEMSTAD - Donderdag 5 oktober 2017 is uitspraak gedaan in een spoed-kortgeding dat door beisbol-vereniging Wildcats was aangespannen tegen de Curaçaose honkbalbond Febeko.

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Courthouse St. Maarten back in business as per Monday October 16

PHILIPSBURG--The Courthouse was considerably damaged by Hurricane Irma, which struck St. Maarten on September 6. The St. Maarten branch of the Joint Court of Justice will be reopening to the public as per Monday, October 16, at 7:30am, the Court said in an official statement.

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Naturalization ceremony for new Dutch citizens in St. Maarten October 18

PHILIPSBURG - Residents who are accepted to become Dutch citizens, but could not take the oath to king and country due to the curfew and damage caused by Hurricane Irma will have to opportunity to do so on Wednesday October 18.

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Prosecutor St. Maarten makes grace period for looters who wish to return goods

PHILIPSBURG--The Prosecutor's Office announced on Thursday that persons who broke into businesses after the passing of Hurricane Irma and stole items can apologize for their actions and return the stolen items at the Prosecutor’s Office in Philipsburg from today, Friday, to November1.

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Clingendael: St. Maarten niet langer levensvatbaar als autonoom land

De orkaan Irma heeft diepe wonden geslagen op Sint Maarten. De hulpacties vanuit Europees Nederland en Curaçao geven blijk van een diep gevoeld medeleven. Toch rijst de vraag of Sint Maarten in staat is aan toekomstige natuurrampen het hoofd te bieden.

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US Government expels Cuban diplomats but says no break in relations

WASHINGTON – The United States has expelled 15 Cuban diplomats over Havana’s failure to protect American diplomats from mysterious sonic attacks.

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