The Hague and Statia clash over Marine Environment Law

THE HAGUE/STATIA–Dutch State Secretary of Economic Affairs Martijn van Dam has threatened to suspend or annul the 2015 amendment to the St. Eustatius Marine Environment Ordinance which reduces the National Marine Park by some 20 per cent.

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Closer look into the Pointe Blanche prison St. Maarten

PHILIPSBURG--How can a loaded weapon make its way inside the prison? How long has the weapon been there? Are there any more weapons? These questions are on the minds of members of the community who may ask themselves, “What is going on at the local prison?”

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El Mas Rapidito wins case against Central Bank

PHILIPSBURG--El Mas Rapidito (EMR) Courier Services N.V. has won the court case against the Central Bank of Curaçao and St. Maarten. The money-transfer operation initiated legal action, after the bank published a warning notice on January 4, stating that the company handles money-transfer services without a permit.

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Veroordeling in hoger beroep voor moord Paulina

WILLEMSTAD - De mannen G. “Ge” B. (1994), M. “Joao” A. (1998) en E.J. (1992) zijn donderdag 2 februari 2017 door het Hof in Hoger Beroep veroordeeld tot 16 jaar, 16 jaar en 8 jaar gevangenisstraf voor hun betrokkenheid bij de moord op de man Antonio “Beat” Paulina op 20 mei 2015 in de wijk Fuik.

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Demands by Solicitor-general in Court of Appeal in Menam-case

PHILIPSBURG - The Solicitor-general of Sint Maarten, Jan Spaans, demanded today in Court of Appeal sentences of life in prison, 25 years in prison and 4 years prison respectively for the suspects R.D. (Sint Maarten, 1992), J.L. (Sint Maarten, 1995) and O.A.C. (Sint Maarten, 1981) in the Menam-case.

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Aanklacht: Rabobank medeplichtig aan moord en misdaden drugskartels Mexico

MEXICO - Het Openbaar Ministerie moet de top van Rabobank vervolgen wegens medeplichtigheid aan moord en andere misdaden gepleegd door Mexicaanse drugskartels.

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Sabine Anthonio nieuwe advocaat bij SMS Advocaten

WILLEMSTAD - Op woensdag 1 februari 2017 is mr Sabine Anthonio in dienst getreden bij SMS Attorneys at Law.

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Gerecht spreekt faillissement uit van CDM

WILLEMSTAD - Bij vonnis van donderdag 2 februari 2017 heeft het gerecht te Curaçao het faillissement uitgesproken van NV Curaçaosche Dok Maatschappij (CDM).

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President Bouterse beëdigt vijf nieuwe ministers

PARAMARIBO - President Desi Bouterse heeft vanmorgen op het presidentieel paleis vijf nieuwe ministers benoemd.

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Damen Shipyard takes over Curaçao Dry Dock

WILLEMSTAD - Today Damen Shiprepair & Conversion (DSC) took over the responsibility for the operational activities of the Curaçao Drydock Company (CDM) and with this gave the Dokmaatschappij a new future.

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15.176 boetes verwerkt door OM Curaçao in 2016

WILLEMSTAD - In 2016 heeft het Openbaar Ministerie (OM) Curaçao 15.176 processen-verbaal verwerkt Het zijn pv’s die door het korps Politie Curaçao KPC zijn uitgeschreven voor overtredingen in het verkeer.

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Gay Couple in Bermuda Takes Fight to Marry to the Courts

BERMUDA – The battle lines are drawn in Bermuda as a gay couple mounts a fight in the law courts to tie the knot in the British Overseas Territory.

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Three new labour mediators sworn in on St. Maarten

PHILIPSBURG -- Three new labour mediators were sworn in on St. Maarten on Wednesday 25 January. They will form part of a pool of mediators to handle labour disputes in the country.

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Disturbances at Hato because of InselAir delay

WILLEMSTAD--Things nearly got out of hand at Curaçao’s airport on Tuesday morning as angry InselAir passengers expressed their frustration over the many flight delays and cancellations. Three people were even held.

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Foundation submits petition for constitutional referendum

PHILIPSBURG--The Independence for St. Martin Foundation (ISMF) has submitted a petition calling for a new referendum to be held on the constitutional future of St. Maarten. The foundation wants the referendum to be held this year

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Appointment new Island Governor Statia on hold

THE HAGUE--The appointment of a new interim Island Governor for St. Eustatius has been temporarily put on hold following Friday’s unanimous objection of the St. Eustatius Island Council of the proposed candidate, a high-ranking Dutch civil servant.

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MPs St. Maarten unanimously pass motion to block creation of Integrity Chamber

PHILIPSBURG--Members of Parliament (MPs) stood firm on Monday in condemning the formation of an Integrity Chamber in St. Maarten when they voted across party lines to unanimously pass a motion urging Government to not pursue the establishment of a Chamber in the country.

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Rescue plan for InselAir

WILLEMSTAD--The Government of Curaçao says it joined forces with the shareholders and management of InselAir “to safeguard the vital air links for the island by ensuring that aviation company InselAir is financially and operationally healthy and strong,” stated a press release.

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Body of missing woman in Suriname found in shallow grave

PARAMARIBO--The corpse that was found in a shallow grave on a road side in District Brokopondo has been identified as that of a young woman who has been missing since a little over a week ago.

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Auditeur-militair houdt 9 februari requisitoir in zaka decembermoorden tegen Bouterse

PARAMARIBO - Auditeur-militair Roy Elgin heeft vanochtend, maandag 30 januari 2017, in de Krijgsraad gevraagd om uitstel voor het houden van zijn requisitoir. Na een schorsing heeft de Krijgsraad bepaald, dat hij in de burgerkamer, waar Desi Bouterse terechtstaat, op 9 februari zijn requisitoir houdt.

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