Vereiste terzake ingezetenschap wel beperking kiesrecht maar in wet geregeld en niet disproportioneel of onredelijk

WILLEMSTAD – Het Gerecht heeft vrijdag 10 maart 2017 in een spoed-kortgeding geoordeeld dat de vereisten terzake het ingezetenschap weliswaar een beperking van het kiesrecht betekenen, maar dat die beperking wettelijk geregeld is en bovendien, mede met het oog op een ordentelijk verkiezingsproces, niet disproportioneel of onredelijk is.

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Verslag RvR negatief over controle poort gevangenis Curacao

Willemstad – Uit het onlangs gepresenteerde onderzoek van de Raad voor de Rechtshandhaving (RvR) over de veiligheid in de strafgevangenis Sentro di Dentenshon i Korekshon Kòrsou (SDKK), blijkt dat het bij de toegangs- en uitgangscontrole niet zo nauw genomen wordt.

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Commissie van Wijzen gaat Sint Eustatius doorlichten

BES ISLANDS – Een Commissie van Wijzen gaat het openbaar lichaam van Sint-Eustatius doorlichten. Daarnaast krijgt het bestuurscollege steun van drie hoge Nederlandse ambtenaren.

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Fifth Border Protection officer arrested in Ostrich investigation

PHILIPSBRUG--The St. Maarten Police Force Human Trafficking and Human Smuggling Unit arrested a fifth Border Protection Service employee on Thursday, according to Prosecutor’s Office spokesman Gino Bernadina. 

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Intensified inspections: several businesses closed

PHILIPSBURG--Minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labour VSA Emil Lee kept to his word and started intensified inspections at several businesses on Friday with a team from the VSA Inspectorate.

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French company in the mix to get controlling stake in Rum Distillery

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados--A major rum deal has been announced that will see conglomerate Goddard Enterprises Limited (GEL) selling its majority interest in The West Indies Rum Distillery Limited (WIRD).

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Attorney Hatzmann calls for arrest of son who beat up his mother

PHILIPSBURG--Attorney-at-law Geert Hatzmann has called for the arrest of a man (35) who allegedly severely mistreated his 58-year-old mother on February 22.

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Suspect opens fire on police team during raid

PHILIPSBURG--The Police Arrest Team came under gunfire on Thursday morning while conducting a house raid in Fort Willem. As the Team was about to enter the house, a shot was fired at the officers from inside.

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2012 Annual Accounts approved by Parliament

PHILIPSBURG--The country is catching up on its backlog of annual accounts. The accounts for 2012 were approved unanimously by Parliament in a plenary session on Thursday afternoon.

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St. Maarten Govt moving too slowly on prison issue

THE HAGUE--Dutch Minister of Home Affairs and Kingdom Relations Ronald Plasterk shares the view of the Second Chamber of the Dutch Parliament that the St. Maarten Government is doing too little to solve the urgent issues at the Pointe Blanche prison.

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Risk management takes center stage at well-attended second edition of Day of the Supervisory Board in Aruba

ORANJESTAD - On Friday 3 March, VanEps Kunneman VanDoorne organized the second edition of Day of the Supervisory Board in Aruba. During this day the more than sixty participants were brought up to speed on risk management.

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Geen strafrechtelijk onderzoek OM naar Navarro en Jardim

WILLEMSTAD - Op 20 december 2016 heeft het Openbaar Ministerie (OM) in Curaçao een aangifte ontvangen van drie aangevers tegen de (ex)ministers van Justitie en Financiën, de heren Navarro en Jardim.

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Questions about revoking of exotic dancers’ visas

PHILIPSBURG--Prime Minister William Marlin has queried Dutch Minister of Foreign Affairs Bert Koenders about the Dutch Government’s revoking of visas for women who were destined for brothels in St. Maarten.

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Drugs in car doors

ROTTERDAM--The Dutch Customs Department at the Rotterdam harbour has discovered 51 kilograms of cocaine in old car doors in a shipment of scrap metal from Aruba.

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Eerste Kamer stemt in met wet die rechten slachtoffers uitbreidt

DEN HAAG - De Eerste Kamer heeft dinsdag ingestemd met een wet die rechten van slachtoffers van misdrijven uitbreidt. Met de wet wordt een Europese richtlijn geïmplementeerd die minimumnormen voor de rechten, de ondersteuning en de bescherming van slachtoffers van strafbare feiten regelt.

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PPP Watty Vos Boulevard project Aruba contracted

ORANJESTAD - In September 2015 the government of Aruba awarded the concession for the PPP Watty Vos Boulevard project to Mota-Engil. It marked the start of the tender procedure's Financial Close phase.

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Francesco Corallo stays in jail

PHILIPSBURG--The request by Francesco Corallo's lawyers to suspend his detention was rejected by the Joint Court of Justice.

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PDVSA and 10 shipping companies in court over load of oil

PHILIPSBURG - Legal representatives of Venezuelan state oil company PDVSA and ten shipping companies in Liberia squared off in an injunction in the Court of First Instance in St. Maarten.

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Governor Curacao sticks to elections on 28 April

WILLEMSTAD--Curaçao Governor Lucille George-Wout by naming Ruthmilda Larmonie-Cecilia “formateur” of an interim cabinet appears to be sticking to early elections called for 28 April.

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Referendum request sent on to Central Committee

PHILIPSBURG--It is now in the hands of the Central Committee of Parliament to explore the possibility of holding a referendum to determine the direction for the constitutional future of the country.

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