Some Places in Cuba Now Off Limits to Americans

HAVANA, Cuba – Americans travelling to the Spanish-speaking Caribbean island of Cuba will have to stay away from certain hotels and other businesses.

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Four convictions and two acquittals in looting cases St. Maarten

PHILIPSBURG--The police arrested some seventy to eighty looters in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, attorney-at-law Geert Hatzmann said during Thursday’s criminal sitting of the Court of First Instance.

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DCSX and Vertex host the investment conference of the year

WILLEMSTAD - The Dutch Caribbean Securities Exchange (DCSX) in collaboration with Vertex Investments NV is pleased to be hosting an Investment Conference like no other. The Conference promises to be engaging and insightful for our local investment community as we explore how best to incorporate proven Caribbean based success factors for our local markets and for Curacao’s success.

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Commentaar NOB op Belastingplan 2018

De NOB heeft commentaar gegeven op de Nota van wijziging bij het Belastingplan 2018 en het wetsvoorstel tot Wijziging van de Wet inkomstenbelasting 2001 tot het geleidelijk uitfaseren van de aftrek wegens geen of geringe eigenwoningschuld.

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St. Eustatius’ financial situation deteriorates

THE HAGUE/ST. EUSTATIUS--The Committee for Financial Supervision CFT has sounded the alarm bell about the deteriorated financial situation of the St. Eustatius Government.

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Parliament to ask Dutch Govt for draft integrity chamber law

PHILIPSBURG--The Parliament of St. Maarten on Thursday agreed to request a copy of the integrity chamber law from the Dutch Government.

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Public sector largest employer in Bonaire, St. Eustatius, Saba

BES ISLANDS --The Caribbean Netherlands’ largest employer is the public sector. Government employs more than 1,900 people or fifteen per cent of the working population on the three islands Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba, according to Central Bureau for Statistics (CBS).

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Honderden scholieren uit Sint-Maarten nu in het buitenland

DEN HAAG – Van de 8.400 scholieren van Sint-Maarten, zijn er naar verwachting tussen de 450 en 600 jongeren in het buitenland na orkaan Irma gegaan.

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Synergy Aerospace stap dichter bij overname Insel Air

WILLEMSTAD - De onderhandelingen tussen Synergy Aerospace en de Antilliaanse luchtvaartmaatschappij Insel Air zijn nog steeds gaande. De Zuid-Amerikaanse multinational, moedermaatschappij van luchtvaartgroep Avianca, wil Insel Air overnemen.

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Suriname wants no interference from the Netherlands

PARAMARIBO - Suriname does not appreciate interference from the Netherlands and other countries, Surinamese president Desi Bouterse said in the Surinamese parliament on Tuesday afternoon.

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DCSX celebrates listing of KQGJ: the third listing of a Chinese holding entity on DCSX

WILLEMSTAD – On November 1 DCSX held another special listing celebration at the Amidos Lighthouse offices of Amazia.

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SIBA estimates insured Irma losses St. Maarten at over US $3 billion

PHILIPSBURG--The St. Maarten Insurance Brokers Association (SIBA), on Tuesday, estimated the insured losses in St. Maarten as a result of Hurricane Irma at more than US $3 billion dollars.

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Benoeming raadsheren in de Hoge Raad

DEN HAAG - Bij de Hoge Raad der Nederlanden worden drie nieuwe raadsheren benoemd: mevrouw mr. A.E.M. Röttgering, mevrouw mr. H.M. Wattendorff en de heer mr. P.A.G.M. Cools.

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Trouble in Paradise: Leaked Paradise Papers expose world’s elite using Caribbean Islands as tax havens

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – As Caribbean countries continue their fight to throw off the tax haven label, some explosive information about the tax and financial affairs of people and companies who appeared to have invested or sheltered huge amounts of cash in offshore tax havens, including in the Caribbean, has been released.

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It’s now legal to have and use marijuana in Belize – but with restrictions

BELMOPAN, Belize – An amended Misuse of Drugs Act, which decriminalized possession and use of small amounts of marijuana, is now law in Belize.

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Statia has US $39M in hurricane damage

THE HAGUE/STATIA--Hurricanes Irma and Maria caused an estimated $39 million in damage in St. Eustatius. The Committee for Financial Supervision CFT fears the financial consequences for the St. Eustatius Government if The Hague provides insufficient assistance.

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59 inmates transported off St. Maarten

PHILIPSBURG - Chief of Police Carl John is "very proud" of the successful transport of 59 inmates from the Pointe Blanche Prison to detention centres in Curaçao and the Netherlands.

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Elections St. Maarten set for January 8

PHILIPSBURG--The electorate in St. Maarten will have to go to the polls soon after celebrating the New Year.

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Detainees St. Maarten transferred to Curacao and Netherlands

PHILIPSBURG--The transfer of prisoners from the Pointe Blanche prison to the Netherlands and Curaçao was carried out without issue on Thursday and Friday.

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Lawyer files injunction over damage payments

PHILIPSBURG--Attorney-at-law Geert Hatzmann has filed an injunction against Country St. Maarten and the Minister of Justice to obtain payment of damages awarded by the Court to two victims of crimes, who have been awarded damages in the framework of a criminal case.

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