SAVE THE DATE for THE POWER OF CAPITAL MARKETS

WILLEMSTAD - On June 2 2017 Dutch Caribbean Securities Exchange will organize an exciting and interesting event. More information will follow soon.

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Presentatie Jaarverslag 2016 Hof van Justitie

Het Gemeenschappelijk Hof van Justitie van Aruba, Curaçao, Sint Maarten en van Bonaire, Sint Eustatius en Saba (hierna het Hof) heeft op woensdag 24 mei 2017 zijn Jaarverslag 2016 aan de pers gepresenteerd.

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Presentation of 2016 annual report of Court of Justice

The Joint Court of Justice of Aruba, Curaçao, Sint Maarten and Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba (hereinafter referred to as the Court) presented the Annual Report 2016 to the press on Wednesday, May 24, 2017, at the Curaçao branch.

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Central Bank warns consumers of One Life related entities

PHILIPSBURG--The Centrale Bank van Curaçao and St. Maarten (CBCS) has issued a warning to consumers about One Coin, One Life, One Life Banking System, and related entities, since these entities deal in virtual currencies, and are not supervised by the CBCS.

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Plasterk appoints Statia Committee of Wise Men

THE HAGUE/ST. EUSTATIUS--Dutch caretaker Minister of Home Affairs and Kingdom Relations Ronald Plasterk has announced the start of the Committee of Wise Men for St. Eustatius.

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Juridische beroepen genieten hoog aanzien in Nederland

NEDERLAND - De traditionele juridische beroepen genieten in Nederland een hoog maatschappelijk aanzien. En dat aanzien is de laatste jaren nog toegenomen ook.

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Joint Court delays Corallo’s bail request

PHILIPSBURG - The verdict about a possible extradition of the casino boss to Italy is set for June 6. On May 16, lawyers requested the Court to release their client on bail.

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On-call lawyers St. Maarten terminate strike

PHILIPSBURG--On-call lawyers terminated their strike on Monday. Spokesperson for the striking pro-bono lawyers, attorney-at-law Geert Hatzmann, issued a terse statement on Monday in which he indicated that all his striking colleagues had received payment and that the strike was terminated immediately.

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Uitspraak beroep belastingzaken

ECLI:NL:OGEAC:2017:52 Gerecht in eerste aanleg van Curaçao, 18-05-2017, BBZ nrs. CUR201600353 en CUR201600354
Het verzoek om uitstel van de zitting is afgewezen omdat dit niet terstond na de oproeping gedaan is.

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First murder for 2017 reported in Anguilla

ANGUILLA--The Royal Anguilla Police Force is investigating the shooting in the area of the Yellow Banana store in Stoney Ground that resulted in the death of 24 year old Anderson Carty of North Hill. This is the first murder in Anguilla for 2017.

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Nederlandse banken scherpen beleid rond trustkantoren aan

NEDERLAND - Nederlandse banken voeren sinds de publicatie van de Panama Papers in april vorig jaar een veel strenger beleid ten aanzien van trustkantoren en hun klanten. Daardoor wijken trustkantoren uit naar buitenlandse banken.

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Former Coast Guard Officer Illidge shot dead in Curacao

WILLEMSTAD--Gregory Bertrand Illidge, born in Aruba on January 8, 1963, was shot and killed in Curaçao on Sunday.

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All locations of the Joint Court of Justice are closed on May 26th

All locations of the Joint Court of Justice of Aruba, Curaçao and St. Maarten and of Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba are closed on Friday May 6th, the day after Ascension Day.

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MPs to dissect Asset Recovery Team on Monday

PHILIPSBURG--The installation of an Asset Recovery Team to seize assets acquired via criminal means will be the topic of discussion between Members of Parliament (MPs) and Justice Minister Rafael Boasman today.

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No compensation for pension loss civil servants BES

THE HAGUE--Retired civil servants of Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba receiving a pension will not be compensated for the 3.5 per cent reduction of their monthly pay-out by Caribbean Netherlands Pension Fund PCN.

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St. Maarten police have cyber attacks on radar

PHILIPSBURG--The Police Force of St. Maarten (KPSM) has been handling different forms of complaints of cybercrime over the years.

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Ombudsman urges MPs to make use of High Councils

PHILIPSBURG--Make use of the expertise and seek advice from the country’s High Councils of State and do extensive research before approving any law was the firm advice of Ombudsman Nilda Arduin to Members of Parliament (MPs) on Friday.

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Court says Ocean Explorers may stay at Kim Sha beach

PHILIPSBURG -- Ocean Explorers dive center, operated by Go Dive St. Maarten NV and Beach Bums Watersports NV, will be allowed to conduct their business on Kim Sha Beach in Simpson Bay, the Court of First Instance decided in an injunction on Friday.

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Analyst says Caribbean entities at risk for ransomware attacks

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados--Caribbean companies are at risk of falling prey to large-scale cyber-attacks similar to the one that interrupted computer systems across the globe last week, unless they take operational risk more seriously, a risk analyst has warned.

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Coast Guard arrests more illegal immigrants in 2016

THE HAGUE--The Dutch Caribbean Coast Guard apprehended more illegal immigrants in 2016. In total 122 persons were arrested, of whom 36 near St. Maarten, St. Eustatius and Saba.

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