Curacao, Aruba, Bonaire and St. Maarten lawyers and law firms well represented in quality rankings Chambers Global Dutch Caribbean 2018

Every spring legal publishers present their view on the global market for legal services. In their so called “legal directories”, they provide information for potential buyers of legal services, ranking law firms and their individual attorneys according to their credentials and experience.

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X-Team actief voor verbetering milieu op Curacao

WILLEMTAD - Donderdag heeft minister Suzy Camelia-Römer van Gezondheid, Milieu en Natuur (GMN) de "X-team" gepresenteerd.

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Voorstel geprovoceerde erkenning buiten de rechter om: moeder kan de verwekker noemen bij de burgerlijke stand

WILLEMSTAD - Op dinsdag 16 januari 2018, op het symposium “20 jaar Kinderrechten in Curaçao” aan de University of Curaçao Dr. Moises da Costa Gomez, in aanwezigheid van de Gouverneur, de premier en enkele Statenleden, heeft prof.mr. Jan de Boer gesproken over het hoge aantal kinderen in Curaçao dat juridisch geen vader heeft.

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Frans Richardson released, says detention was to influence election

PHILIPSBURG--Ten days after his arrest, United St. Maarten (US) party leader Frans Richardson was released from pre trial detention on Friday– three days before the parliamentary elections, which he is contesting as the number one candidate on the US slate.

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Court to deal with lawyer’s alleged involvement with Ostrich case later

PHILIPSBURG--The Court of First Instance on Thursday was scheduled to handle the criminal case against attorney-at-law B.B.B. (41), who is a suspect in the so-called Ostrich investigation involving five members of the Immigration and Border Protection Service (IBPS) at Princess Juliana International Airport SXM.

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Valya submits law changes to Parliament and Government St. Maarten

PHILIPSBURG - Proposals for amendments to the rent and electoral ordinances have been submitted to Parliament and the Council of Ministers by parliamentarian-hopeful Valya Lake-Pantophlet.

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Taakstraf en voorwaardelijke gevangenisstraf voor politieman en brandweerman St. Maarten

PHILIPSBURG – Het gerecht in eerste aanleg van Sint Maarten heeft vandaag een politieman en brandweerman veroordeeld voor het opzettelijk onjuist en onvolledig doen van aangiften van de inkomstenbelasting en de belasting op de bedrijfsomzetten.

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Aruba government begins talks with U.S. over Aruba refinery pause

ORANJESTAD - The Aruba government said on Thursday it started talks with the United States after Houston-based firm Citgo Petroleum slowed work on an overhaul of the Caribbean island’s 235,000-barrel-per-day refinery due to a lack of credit.

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Venezuela launches world’s first Government-Backed digital currency: the Petro

CARACAS, Venezuela – Venezuela has formally launched its new oil-backed cryptocurrency, the Petro, as it seeks to pull itself out of economic crisis.

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Citgo Petroleum slows Aruba refinery revamp due to U.S. sanctions

HOUSTON / ORANJESTAD - Houston-based Citgo Petroleum has slowed work on an overhaul of its 235,000-barrel-per-day Aruba refinery due to a lack of financing stemming from U.S. sanctions on Venezuela’s state-run PDVSA, the refining firm said.

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Prosecution announces US $5 million dispossession claim in Pompei case

PHILIPSBURG--The Prosecutor’s Office announced on Wednesday a US $5 million dispossession claim against main suspects in the so-called “Pompei” investigation brothel owner Etienne “Tochi” Meyers (66) and manager D.F.F. (56).

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Public Prosecutor Henk Jan Starrenburg tackle truancy issues in Statia schools

STATIA - Public Prosecutor for Saba, St. Eustatius and Bonaire Henk Jan Starrenburg on Thursday, February 15th, 2018, met with a group of parents and students, whom since the start of the year had missed too many hours of school, as a result of skipping classes.

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Windward Roads director released

PHILIPSBURG --The Prosecutor’s Office confirmed on Wednesday that construction company Windward Roads Director J.B. had been released from pre-trial detention.

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Accreditatieproces Universiteit van Curaçao Dr. Moises da Costa Gomez

WILLEMSTAD - De Universiteit van Curaçao Dr. Moises da Costa Gomez heeft op basis van de artikelen die in de afgelopen dagen in diverse media zijn verschenen, besloten om een persconferentie bijeen te roepen ter verduidelijking van de gestelde vragen.

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Matser and Rohan sentenced in Octopus-case for vote-buying

PHILIPSBURG -- Member of Parliament Silvio Matser has been convicted by the Court of First Instance to a prison sentence of eight months, two of which were suspended, on two years' probation, for buying votes among eligible inmates of Pointe Blanche Prison while campaigning for the August 2014 parliamentary election.

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Pechtold and Meijer election observers in St. Maarten

THE HAGUE--Chairman of the Permanent Committee for Kingdom Relations of the Second Chamber of the Dutch Parliament Alexander Pechtold and Senator Meta Meijer will be part of the international team of observers at Monday’s elections in St. Maarten.

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Procureur-generaal Roger Bos over het OM Sint Maarten

In september vorig jaar mocht ik hier als PG van Sint Maarten de BES en Curaçao beginnen met mijn werkzaamheden, goed voorbereid dacht ik en vol energie ging ik aan de slag.

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E-Court in acute problemen door beslissing kantonrechters

E-Court, de digitale arbitragerechtbank die vorige maand kritiek kreeg op zijn intransparante procedures, is in acute problemen gekomen.

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Chief Prosecutor urges voters not to sell vote

PHILIPSBURG--Newly-appointed Chief Prosecutor of St. Maarten Jeroen Steenbrink said on Monday that the election on February 26 should be free and fair.

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Prosecutor’s Office Sint Maarten alert for vote fraud

PHILIPSBURG - On Monday, February 26, 2018 the citizens of St. Maarten will go to the polls to elect a new parliament. The different political parties contesting the elections will try to obtain as many votes as possible to be represented in the new parliament.

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