Plasterk asks patience of BES islands’ pensioners

THE HAGUE--Saying that he shared the concerns about the socio-economic situation in Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba, Dutch caretaker Minister of Home Affairs and Kingdom Relations Ronald Plasterk has asked the islands’ pensioners to be patient in the process of reaching a solution for the pension cuts.

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New government Curacao holds first meeting

WILLEMSTAD--Curaçao’s incoming Council of Ministers headed by PAR-leader Eugene Rhuggenaath held its first meeting after being sworn in on Monday.

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Suspended head of security service Curacao won’t return to post

WILLESTAD--Michael Römer and the Government of Curaçao have reached a settlement. The suspended security service VDC Head won’t return to his post as long as he is offered another suitable function for his knowledge, training and experience.

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Nieuwe regering Curacao beëdigd

WILLEMSTAD - Het nieuwe kabinet van Curacao is vanochtend beëdigd door gouverneur Lucille George Wout. Eugene Rhuggenaath is benoemd als minister-president.

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Onbevoegde leden Belastingdienst in honderden tuchtzaken tegen notarissen

NEDERLAND - In de afgelopen vier jaar waren bij 256 tuchtzaken bij de Kamer voor het Notariaat onbevoegde belastingambtenaren lid van de zittingscombinatie.

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Region’s exports increase for first time in four years

WASHINGTON, United States--After four consecutive years of contraction, Latin American and Caribbean exports returned to a path of growth.

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OneCoin faces international scrutiny, called Ponzi scheme

PHILIPSBURG--The warning from the Central Bank of Curaçao and St. Maarten about the risk of buying, holding or trading virtual currencies or other digital value units from One Coin, One Life, One Life Banking System, and related entities has sparked interest in what exactly is this online money scheme.

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Friendly Flip-Flop creator claims victim intellectual property theft

MARIGOT--David Beffort, the creative mind behind the “Walking Forward Together: Friendly Flip Flop” campaign, claims it has become the victim of intellectual property fraud by Beffort’s primary distributor partner, Florent Conties.

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DCSX Breakfast Event program 2 June 2017

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

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Police officer under investigation for threat

PHILIPSBURG--A police officer is currently under investigation by the National Detectives Agency (Landsrecherche) for threatening a person last weekend.

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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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