OM Nederland eist monitoring integriteitsrisico’s ING

ING wordt verdacht van vier witwas- en corruptiezaken. De bank kan vervolging voorkomen door het OM inzage te geven in toekomstige integriteitsrisico’s.

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United Democrats get most seats in elections St. Maarten

PHILIPSBURG--St. Maarten will have a coalition government again after all parties failed to secure a full majority of eight seats in Parliament. United Democrats, a merger of United People’s (UP) party and Democratic Party (DP), came close with seven seats, one short of governing by itself.

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House searches in “Squid” investigation

PHILIPSBURG - In connection to the ongoing “Squid “investigation, which concerns accusations of “vote buying” during the 2016 Parliamentary Elections, a number of data storage devices were confiscated from a suspect on the Dutch side of the island this morning.

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St. Maarten votes 2018

PHILIPSBURG--Governor Eugene Holiday cast his ballot early at his polling station - Hope Estate Senior Citizens Recreational Centre then started his inspection rounds of the other 19 polling station.

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Oliebedrijf PdVSA verder in de problemen op de Aruba, Bonaire en Curacao

CARACAS - De financiële problemen van het Venezolaanse oliebedrijf Petróleos de Venezuela (PdVSA) zijn zo groot dat de modernisering van de raffinaderij op Aruba door dochterbedrijf Citgo is vertraagd.

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Crime and violence high on agenda as CARICOM heads meet in Haiti

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – Prime Minister Freundel Stuart has given the assurance that CARICOM leaders intend “to get to the bottom of some of the issues that are spawning the level of violence that we are seeing across the Caribbean today”.

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X-Team actief voor verbetering milieu op Curacao

WILLEMTAD - Donderdag heeft minister Suzy Camelia-Römer van Gezondheid, Milieu en Natuur (GMN) de "X-team" gepresenteerd.

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Voorstel geprovoceerde erkenning buiten de rechter om: moeder kan de verwekker noemen bij de burgerlijke stand

WILLEMSTAD - Op dinsdag 16 januari 2018, op het symposium “20 jaar Kinderrechten in Curaçao” aan de University of Curaçao Dr. Moises da Costa Gomez, in aanwezigheid van de Gouverneur, de premier en enkele Statenleden, heeft prof.mr. Jan de Boer gesproken over het hoge aantal kinderen in Curaçao dat juridisch geen vader heeft.

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Frans Richardson released, says detention was to influence election

PHILIPSBURG--Ten days after his arrest, United St. Maarten (US) party leader Frans Richardson was released from pre trial detention on Friday– three days before the parliamentary elections, which he is contesting as the number one candidate on the US slate.

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Court to deal with lawyer’s alleged involvement with Ostrich case later

PHILIPSBURG--The Court of First Instance on Thursday was scheduled to handle the criminal case against attorney-at-law B.B.B. (41), who is a suspect in the so-called Ostrich investigation involving five members of the Immigration and Border Protection Service (IBPS) at Princess Juliana International Airport SXM.

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Valya submits law changes to Parliament and Government St. Maarten

PHILIPSBURG - Proposals for amendments to the rent and electoral ordinances have been submitted to Parliament and the Council of Ministers by parliamentarian-hopeful Valya Lake-Pantophlet.

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Taakstraf en voorwaardelijke gevangenisstraf voor politieman en brandweerman St. Maarten

PHILIPSBURG – Het gerecht in eerste aanleg van Sint Maarten heeft vandaag een politieman en brandweerman veroordeeld voor het opzettelijk onjuist en onvolledig doen van aangiften van de inkomstenbelasting en de belasting op de bedrijfsomzetten.

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Aruba government begins talks with U.S. over Aruba refinery pause

ORANJESTAD - The Aruba government said on Thursday it started talks with the United States after Houston-based firm Citgo Petroleum slowed work on an overhaul of the Caribbean island’s 235,000-barrel-per-day refinery due to a lack of credit.

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Venezuela launches world’s first Government-Backed digital currency: the Petro

CARACAS, Venezuela – Venezuela has formally launched its new oil-backed cryptocurrency, the Petro, as it seeks to pull itself out of economic crisis.

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Citgo Petroleum slows Aruba refinery revamp due to U.S. sanctions

HOUSTON / ORANJESTAD - Houston-based Citgo Petroleum has slowed work on an overhaul of its 235,000-barrel-per-day Aruba refinery due to a lack of financing stemming from U.S. sanctions on Venezuela’s state-run PDVSA, the refining firm said.

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Prosecution announces US $5 million dispossession claim in Pompei case

PHILIPSBURG--The Prosecutor’s Office announced on Wednesday a US $5 million dispossession claim against main suspects in the so-called “Pompei” investigation brothel owner Etienne “Tochi” Meyers (66) and manager D.F.F. (56).

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Public Prosecutor Henk Jan Starrenburg tackle truancy issues in Statia schools

STATIA - Public Prosecutor for Saba, St. Eustatius and Bonaire Henk Jan Starrenburg on Thursday, February 15th, 2018, met with a group of parents and students, whom since the start of the year had missed too many hours of school, as a result of skipping classes.

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Windward Roads director released

PHILIPSBURG --The Prosecutor’s Office confirmed on Wednesday that construction company Windward Roads Director J.B. had been released from pre-trial detention.

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Accreditatieproces Universiteit van Curaçao Dr. Moises da Costa Gomez

WILLEMSTAD - De Universiteit van Curaçao Dr. Moises da Costa Gomez heeft op basis van de artikelen die in de afgelopen dagen in diverse media zijn verschenen, besloten om een persconferentie bijeen te roepen ter verduidelijking van de gestelde vragen.

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Matser and Rohan sentenced in Octopus-case for vote-buying

PHILIPSBURG -- Member of Parliament Silvio Matser has been convicted by the Court of First Instance to a prison sentence of eight months, two of which were suspended, on two years' probation, for buying votes among eligible inmates of Pointe Blanche Prison while campaigning for the August 2014 parliamentary election.

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