Seventeenth VanEps Kunneman VanDoorne Thesis Prize presented on Curaçao

WILLEMSTAD - Almira Keli won the seventeenth VanEps Kunneman VanDoorne Thesis Prize. The prize – a check and a 
certificate – was presented to her by attorneys at law Tiffany de Palm and Aubrich Bakhuis.

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Samenwerkingsovereenkomst Universiteit van Curaçao en Stichting IFE

WILLEMSTAD - De Stichting IFE (IFE) verzorgt al ruim veertig jaar diverse beroepsopleidingen voor zowel aankomende studenten als reeds gevestigde beroepskrachten in de zorgsector.

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Uitspraak in strafzaak tegen Statenlid Jacinta Constancia

WILLEMSTAD - Woensdagmiddag 5 junli 2017 om 2 uur heeft de rechter in Willemstad uitspraak gedaan in de strafzaak van het Openbaar Ministerie Curacao tegen Statenlid Jacinta Constancia.

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9 jaar celstraf en 14 jaar ontzetting uit beroep kerkleider voor verdachte in zaak Followers

WILLLEMSTAD – Het Gerecht in eerste aanleg van Curaçao heeft vandaag uitspraak gedaan in de zaak van de verdachte die in het onderzoek Followers is gedagvaard.

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Succesvolle buluitreiking UoC

WILLEMSTAD - Afgelopen vrijdag heeft de Universiteit van Curaçao Dr. Moises da Costa Gomez (UoC) bullen uitgereikt aan 312 studenten.

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Marlon Wernet Leads Immigration Services

WILLEMSTAD - Last week the Director of the Admittance Organization Esther Cheri was arrested in connection with an investigation into official corruption.

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First session criminal trial against Tromp on 25 July

WILLEMSTAD - The Public Prosecutor's Office (OM) Curacao has summoned mr. Emsley Tromp on tax fraud. The first session on 25 July will be a court case where the defense can submit investigation requests.

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As of July 1, 2017, new "Directive Relational Violance" will apply

The " Directive Relational Violance" is as of July 1, 2017 in force for Curaçao, Saint Maarten and Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba.

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"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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