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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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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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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Eerste aangeschreven "vrijevoeter" in SDKK

WILLEMSTAD - Het Openbaar Ministerie (OM) Curaçao heeft een aanvang gemaakt met de executie van straffen van "vrijevoeters". 

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Minister Ferrier and Dutch State Secretary Knops sign loan agreement

THE HAGUE-- Minister of Finance Michael Ferrier and Dutch State Secretary Raymond Knops signed off Friday on a NAf. 50 million loan to stave off St. Maarten's looming liquidity challenges brought on by Hurricane Irma.

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Regering Suriname bestudeert bod Staatsolie voor overname goudaandelen

PARAMARIBO - De regering bestudeert het bod van Staatsolie om het belang van de Staat in de goudoperaties te Merian in het Patamaccagebied over te nemen. Hoeveel de oliemaatschappij heeft geboden, wordt niet prijsgegeven.

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Extra judge in St. Maarten to assist in eliminating Irma backlog

PHILIPSBURG--Judge M.Th. Hoogland will become a deputy member of the Joint Court of Justice of Aruba, Curaçao and St. Maarten, and of Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba.

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Frans Richardson remains in detention

PHILIPSBURG - On Wednesday Member of Parliament Frans Richardson was arrested in Sint Maarten, together with suspect J.H. B.

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Pre-trial against Schotte postponed

WILLEMSTAD - The pre-trial in the case against the former Prime Minister of Curaçao Gerrit Schotte and his life partner Cicely van der Dijs for the expropriation of illegally obtained funds has been postponed until 15 March.

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Trustkantoor draait op voor schade door belastingtrucs

AMESTERDAM - In de strijd tegen belastingontduiking heeft de Belastingdienst een belangrijke overwinning behaald. De fiscus mag de geleden miljoenenschade niet alleen verhalen op de belastingontduiker zelf, maar ook op het trustkantoor en zijn medewerkers die de ontduiker hebben bijgestaan.

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