"Instruction assets recovery” in effect per July 1st. 2017

The "Instructions assets recovery” is in force as of July 1, 2017. This instruction sets out rules for the criminal prosecution by the Public Prosecutor (OM) of financial proceeds from criminal activities. The instruction identifies the criminal justice options.

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Invoering kwaliteitstoets voor advocaten

THE NETHERLANDS - Na jarenlang gesteggel is de kogel eindelijk door de kerk: advocaten worden onderworpen aan een kwaliteitstoets. Het gaat wel om de ‘light-versie’.

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Roger Bos new Attorney-general

The Council of Ministers of the Kingdom has appointed Roger Bos today, Friday June 30th 2017, as the new Attorney-general for Curaçao, Sint Maarten and Bonaire, Saba and Sint Eustatius (BES-islands).

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Woman forges her grade list to obtain Dutch citizenship

PHILIPSBURG--A 26-year-old woman was led before a Judge in the Court of First Instance on Thursday, because she had committed fraud with her grade list in her effort to obtain Dutch citizenship.

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Dead woman’s body flown to St. Maarten for autopsy

STATIA - The body of the 24-year-old Colombian woman Alexandra Gaviria left St. Eustatius aboard a chartered flight with a police officer on Wednesday, to St. Maarten, where an autopsy is expected to be performed.

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Worldwide ransomware attack on law firm DLA Piper Puts law firms and clients on red alert

By now, every managing partner has heard the warning: Law firms and their clients’ sensitive information are a treasure trove for hackers. But the ransomware attack Tuesday on DLA Piper sounded a different type of alarm for Big Law.

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Twintig jaar cel geëist tegen Bouterse in 8 decemberstrafproces

PARAMARIBO - De auditeur-militair Roy Elgin heeft vanochtend twintig jaar onvoorwaardelijke gevangenisstraf geëist tegen hoofdverdachte Desi Bouterse in het 8 Decemberstrafproces.

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Venezuela Supreme Court and government building hit by grenades and bullets

CARACAS, Venezuela – Security has been heightened In Venezuela and the country is on high alert after the Supreme Court and other government buildings came under attack late yesterday.

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Arrest after rapecase on Statia

STATIA - Last week a report was filed at the police on Sint Eustatius regarding rape and indecent assault.

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MPs St. Maarten have mixed reactions to civil code draft changes

PHILIPSBURG--Minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labour Affairs VSA Emil Lee presented the draft National Ordinance to amend the Civil Code to stem the abuse of short-term labour contracts and some other national regulations during a meeting of the Central Committee of Parliament on Tuesday.

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Dead woman’s partner arrested for homicide on Statia

STATIA - Colombian national J.C.S.S., born in 1978, was presented Tuesday before an Investigating Judge on St. Eustatius.

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FIU Sint Maarten and OM start “non-reporting project”

PHILIPSBURG - The FIU (Financial Intelligence Unit Sint Maarten), and the Public Prosecutor’s Office (OM) will be working together in the “non-reporting project”.

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CFT Age Bakker: Situatie van Curaçao vergelijkbaar met die van Griekenland

WILLEMSTAD / PHILIPSBURG - Voor de invoering van de euro waarschuwde econoom Age Bakker tegen een eenheidsmunt zonder politieke unie.

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Reces Gerecht tussen 10 juli en 18 augustus

WILLEMSTAD - Het Hof van Justitie en het Gerecht in Eerste Aanleg, zittingsplaats Curaçao zullen reces houden van 10 juli tot en met 18 augustus 2017.

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Aanhoudingen hoofd afdeling Verblijfsvergunning Curacao in verband met ambtelijk corruptie

WILLEMSTAD - Vanmorgen hebben leden van de Landsrecherche Curaçao in samenwerking met het Korps Politie Curaçao (KPC) en het Team Bestrijding Ondermijning (TBO) een aantal aanhoudingen verricht in een onderzoek naar ambtelijke corruptie in verband met verblijfsvergunningen/verblijfsvergunning-aanvragen binnen de Toelatingsorganisatie (TO).

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Emmanuel: No contract given to Lake and no $900,000 for metre walls

PHILIPSBURG--Minister of Public Housing, Environment, Spatial Development and Infrastructure VROMI Christophe Emmanuel on Monday dismissed claims that a US $12,000 monthly contract had been given to former Member of Parliament (MP) Maurice Lake to serve as advisor for the board of Utilities Company GEBE.

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Nieuwe Justitieminister Curaçao wil betere inzet politie

WILLEMSTAD – Quincy Girigorie (37) is de nieuwe minister van Justitie op Curaçao. Zijn portefeuille geldt als een van de lastigste binnen het kabinet van premier Eugene Rhuggenaath.

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Judge reopens investigation into gas station stabbing case

PHILIPSBURG--The Judge in the Court of First Instance on Wednesday reopened the investigation in the case against R.B. (24), who is suspected of involvement in the violent death of Alejandro “Ali” Hodge.

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Appeals Court takes more time to decide on Corallo’s detention

PHILIPSBURG--The Joint Court of Justice on Wednesday was expected to give its decision on a request to suspend the detention of casino boss Francesco Corallo during a closed-door session.

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Eerste Nederlander verkozen tot rechter bij Internationaal Zeerechttribunaal

NEW YORK - Prof. dr. Liesbeth Lijnzaad is vandaag in New York verkozen tot rechter bij het Internationaal Zeerechttribunaal. Het is voor het eerst dat een Nederlander – en de tweede keer dat een vrouw – deze functie bemachtigt bij het in Hamburg gevestigde tribunaal.

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