Venezuela Falls Behind On Oil-For-Loan Deals With China and Russia

CARACAS - Venezuela’s state-run oil company, PDVSA, has fallen months behind on shipments of crude and fuel under oil-for-loan deals with China and Russia, according to internal company documents reviewed by Reuters.

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Behandeling zaak nep advocaat uitgesteld

ORANJESTAD – De behandeling van de rechtszaak tegen verdachte G. – de man die zich voordeed als advocaat bij de behandeling van vergunningen – is vrijdag niet doorgegaan.

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Pluimveesector Suriname hoopt dat nieuwe wet geen dode letter wordt

PARAMARIBO - De pluimveesector hoopt dat de wet Inspectie vlees- en overige dierlijke producten, die afgelopen week werd aangenomen door De Nationale Assemblee, geen dode letter wordt.

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Audits InselAir and InselAir Aruba

WILLEMSTAD – A team of inspectors of the Human Environment and Transport Inspectorate have conducted a partial audit at InselAir Aruba and a preliminary audit at InselAir Curacao this week.

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Advocaat Bijkerk: ‘AOV-korting SVB Curacao gelijk aan diefstal’

KRALENDIJK - De Sociale Verzekeringsbank (SVB) op Curaçao kort met ingang van dit jaar 10% op de AOV-uitkering van hen die niet op Curaçao wonen.

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Agreement signed between NuStar and Statia Government

ST. EUSTATIUS--Despite the instruction of Dutch Government’s Representative in the Caribbean Gilbert Isabella to Island Governor of St. Eustatius Julian Woodley not to sign the Executive Council’s decision to approve the agreement with NuStar, and the request filed by the Ministry of Home Affairs and Kingdom Relations to ask the State Attorney of the Netherlands to provide and advice on the matter, the Executive Council and NuStar signed the agreement on Friday.

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Agreement between Nustar and Statia Government delayed

ST. EUSTATIUS--Commissioner Charles Woodley announced late on Thursday that, on the instruction of the Kingdom Representative Gilbert Isabella, Governor Julian Woodley refused to sign the decision by the Executive Council to approve the agreement with NuStar, as well as the agreement itself, without any explanation.

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Budget Marine robbers face serious prison time

PHILIPSBURG--Three men suspected of involvement in an armed robbery at Budget Marine on October 19, 2016, had their day in court on Thursday. K.R. (24), C.C. (22) and Y.J. (21) were said to have planned the robbery, according to the Prosecutor in the opening statements during the trial.

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President Trump verliest zaak in hoger beroep over inreisverbod

SAN FRANCISCO - Het tijdelijke inreisverbod dat president Trump twee weken geleden instelde voor mensen uit zeven landen, is ook in hoger beroep ongeldig verklaard. Bij het Hof van Beroep won de procureur van de staat Washington de zaak van het van het ministerie van Justitie.

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Ninth Circuit keeps nationwide block on travel ban President Trump in place

SAN FRANCISCO - With the entire country watching, the unanimous U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on Thursday left in place a ruling blocking President Donald Trump’s executive order suspending immigration from seven predominantly Muslim countries.

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Casa Blanca trial scheduled for March 14

PHILIPSBURG--The trial in the so-called “Papegaai” case involving exploitation of women, human trafficking and deprivation of liberty at Casa Blanca brothel in Oyster Pond will be taking place on March 14, the Judge in the Court of First Instance decided during a brief hearing on Wednesday.

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Minister Lee orders independent audit of St. Maarten Medical Center

PHILIPSBURG--Public Health, Social Development and Labour Minister Emil Lee has asked the Inspectorate of the Netherlands IGZ to conduct an independent audit on St. Maarten Medical Center (SMMC).

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Prosecutor: Quality of investigations, expertise, the same here as in France

MARIGOT--Guadeloupe Chief Prosecutor Samuel Finielz told a press conference Wednesday, the St. Martin population should be heartened in the knowledge the quality of criminal investigations done in St. Martin, in terms of the resources, forensic means and expertise are of “exactly the same” quality as in France.

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'Boilerroom'-beleggingsfraudeurs hebben van justitie nauwelijks iets te vrezen

Buitenlandse criminelen die Nederlanders geld afhandig maken met frauduleuze beleggingsvoorstellen vanuit zogeheten boilerrooms, hebben nauwelijks iets te duchten van politie en justitie. Wie toehapt op voorstellen, is zijn geld kwijt.

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FATCA stays for now

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – Regional investment and financial firms expecting the new United States president Donald Trump to reverse the Foreign Account Tax Compliant Act (FATCA) can forget it.

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Child protection conference in St. Maarten

PHILIPSBURG - The Child Protection Agencies of the Dutch Caribbean and Judges of the Joint Court of Justice of Aruba, Curaçao, St. Maarten, Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba held a one-day conference in St. Maarten entitled “The Child as Focus of Attention in the Caribbean, Together, We are Stronger.”

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U.S. Consulate General Curaçao – Visa Waiver List Of Countries is NOT Changed

WILLEMSTAD - The U.S. Consulate General Curacao advises the public that, contrary to rumors, the list of countries participating in the U.S. Visa Waiver Program has NOT changed.

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Ivo Out nieuwe Officier van Justitie Curacao

WILLEMSTAD - Op 1 februari 2017 is Ivo Out begonnen als Officier van Justitie (OvJ) bij het Openbaar Ministerie (OM) Curacao.

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Staat Suriname tekent beroep aan tegen vonnis in zaak Yvanne Hilton

PARAMARIBO - De staat Suriname heeft toch hoger beroep aangetekend tegen het vonnis van de Kantonrechter in de zaak van Yvanna Hilton, die via de rechtszaal wist af te dwingen, dat het Centraal Bureau voor Burgerzaken (CBB) in haar administratie het geslacht van Hilton moet veranderen van 'man' in 'vrouw'.

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Zak- en kleedgeld voor AOV-gerechtigde in zorginstelling gaat omhoog

BES ISLANDS - Een  wetswijziging per 1 januari 2017 maakt zak- en kleedgeld mogelijk voor mensen die een AOV-  of AWW uitkering ontvangen en in zorginstelling verblijven.

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