Stern warning for Statia Government

THE HAGUE--Outgoing Dutch Minister of Home Affairs and Kingdom Relations Ronald Plasterk on Friday sent a stern warning to the St. Eustatius Government: it has to abide by the law, and cannot just toss aside valid legislation and legal decisions.

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MPs to review verdict on integrity chamber law Friday

PHILIPSBURG--Almost a year after the Constitutional Court threw out the law passed by Parliament to establish an integrity chamber for the country, Members of Parliament (MPs) are to sit in a Central Committee session to discuss the verdict of the Court on Friday at 10:00am in Parliament House.

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Curacao coastguard rescues Venezuelans fleeing crisis

WILLEMSTAD/CARACAS - Coastguards from the Caribbean island of Curacao rescued 26 Venezuelans stranded on nearby Little Curacao on Friday, in the latest case of migrants fleeing an economic and social crisis at home.

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Bank of America frozen funds released to NCBA

ANGUILLA--A release from National Commercial Bank of Anguilla (NCBA) announces the return of the funds “frozen” by Bank of America of the two former banks, National Bank of Anguilla and Caribbean Commercial Bank offshore subsidiaries.

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Striking lawyers disrupt Appeals Court hearings St. Maarten

PHILIPSBURG--The ongoing strike of pro-bono lawyers disrupted Wednesday’s and Thursday’s sittings of the Joint Court of Justice in criminal cases.

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Ronald Van Raak re-appointed Parliament Vice-chair

THE HAGUE–Ronald van Raak of the Socialist Party (SP) was re-appointed as one of the eight deputy chairpersons of the Second Chamber of the Dutch Parliament on Thursday.

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UN and organisations willing to assist Dutch Caribbean

THE HAGUE--The United Nations (UN) and other international organisations visited by the delegation of the Dutch Ministry of Home Affairs and Kingdom Relations BZK in March, have expressed willingness to assist Aruba, Curaçao and St. Maarten to strengthen their capacity.

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Impasse on extending term of Central Bank Managing Director

WILLEMSTAD/PHILIPSBURG--The members of the Supervisory Board of the Central Bank of Curaçao and St. Maarten (CBCS) are at an impasse about extending the term of one of its soon-to-be retiring managing directors.

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25 jaar celstraf voor Burney Fonseca in zaak Magnus Maximus

WILLEMSTAD - Het Gerecht in Eerste Aanleg heeft vanochjtend Burney 'Nini' Fonseca veroordeeld tot 25 jaar gevangenisstraf in de strafzaak Magnus/Maximus.

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Judge hears requests for witnesses in Colade-case

PHILIPSBURG--The Court of First Instance on Wednesday heard the lawyers’ requests for the hearing of witnesses during the procedural hearing in the so-called Colade case.

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Twee weken na verkiezingen nieuwe regering Curacao

WILEMSTAD - De beoogde nieuwe premier van Curaçao, Eugene Rhuggenaath, heeft woensdagmiddag met drie partijen een nieuw regeerakkoord gesloten.

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Government St. Maarten gets CFT approval to take NAf. 30 million in loans

PHILIPSBURG--Government can now contract up to NAf. 30 million in loans to execute several of its capital expense project thanks to a recent approval by the Committee for Financial Supervision CFT. This approval means Government can now take advantage of low interest rates offered by the Netherlands.

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Rechtszaak tegen advocaat Marije Vaders

Willemstad - Morgen dient er een bijzondere rechtszaak, waarin de mogelijke belangenverstrengeling van advocaat Marije Vaders aan de kaak gesteld wordt in de zaak Wilhelmina.

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Cyber-security specialist weighs in on cyber threats

PHILIPSBURG--“The dangers of cyber threats in the Caribbean continue to evolve and spike at a rate never seen before. As the telecom providers in the Caribbean seek opportunities to increase their revenues through increased Internet penetration across the region, risks mushroom,” said Deon Olton, a cyber-security expert at the Caribbean Cyber Security Centre, in a statement on Tuesday.

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Governor Anguilla swears in temporary judge

ANGUILLA--Governor Christina Scott has welcomed Darshan Ramdhani to Anguilla.

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Auto OM-woordvoerder Norman Serphos in brand gestoken

WILLEMSTAD - Vanochtend vroeg is de auto van Norman Serphos, woordvoerder van het Openbaar Ministerie Curacao, in brand gestoken.

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Driving instructor faces trial for issuing false driving licences

MARIGOT--A resident of Dutch Quarter, B.R. is to appear in court in Marigot on September 28, 2017, accused of selling false documents, namely international driving licences, and swindling many innocent victims.

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SAVE THE DATE for THE POWER OF CAPITAL MARKETS

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

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Corallo’s lawyer denies tax evasion allegations

PHILIPSBURG–“The accusation that Global Starnet committed crimes of tax evasion as a result of non-payment of the special PREU tax that the concessionaires of the legal gaming system must pay to the Italian state, and taxes on business income, is totally devoid of any foundation,” attorney-at-law Eldon “Peppie” Sulvaran said in a statement on Monday.

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Uitspraak hoger beroep strafzaak-Masbangu

PHILIPSBURG – Op woensdag 3 mei jl. is op Sint Maarten uitspraak in hoger beroep gedaan in de strafzaak ‘Masbangu’. Het betreft de zaak waarbij politieambtenaren in het kader van de verkiezingen in Sint Maarten van 17 september 2010 hun stem hadden verkocht aan een politieke partij in ruil voor geld.

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