Four Caribbean Countries on New EU Tax Haven Blacklist

BRUSSELS, Belgium – The European Union (EU) has released a blacklist of 17 countries which it says are tax havens, and four Caribbean countries are included.

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Aruba en Curaçao dreigen op zwarte lijst voor belastingparadijzen te belanden

De Europese Unie zet zeventien belastingparadijzen op een zwarte lijst. Aruba en Curaçao dreigen daar eveneens op terecht te komen als ze niet voor 1 januari 2019 hun leven beteren om belastingontwijking te bestrijden.

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Colade case regarding fraud at St. Maarten Tourist Bureau to be heard early 2018

PHILIPSBURG--The Colade case, which involves alleged embezzlement, theft and forgery committed at the St. Maarten Tourist Bureau (STB) and East Caribbean Destination (ECD) Management Company several years ago, will be dealt with next year, according to Prosecutor’s Office spokesman Norman Serphos.

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King says St. Maarten looks ‘ready for business again’

PHILIPSBURG  - Almost three months after monster Hurricane Irma pummelled St. Maarten, King Willem-Alexander says the country looks “ready for business again.”

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Verloskundigen Curaçao overwegen klacht tegen inspecteur Huurman

WILLEMSTAD – De onafhankelijke verloskundigen Agnes Cobelens, Dinairy Hart, Karin Stomp en Peggy Jordan overwegen om een klacht in te dienen bij het medisch tuchtcollege tegen de inspecteur-generaal gezondheidszorg van Curaçao, Jan Huurman.

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Sona moet Ballast Nedam voorlopig schadevergoeding betalen

WILLEMSTAD - Stichting Sona (hierna Sona) moet Ballast Nedam Infra B.V. (hierna Ballast Nedam) voorlopig schadevergoeding betalen voor het niet tijdig beschikbaar stellen van het bouwterrein van de Hospital Nobo (het nieuwe ziekenhuis).

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Court strikes licence fee for Travel Planners

PHILIPSBURG--In a ruling which may have big consequences for the banking and financial sectors, the Court of First Instance decided on Tuesday that Windward Islands Bank (WIB) NV is no longer allowed to charge a one-percent licence fee over international transactions on behalf of Wise Travel Bureau NV, the holding company of Travel Planners travel agency.

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Caravanserai homeowners win fight with Alegría over utilities

PHILIPSBURG--The Caravanserai Home Owners Association on Wednesday won a legal battle with Alegría in which the Association called on the Court of First Instance to order Alegría to provide water and electricity to the so-called A-Building on the resort’s premises.

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Questions in Parliament about Aruba child abuse

THE HAGUE--Reports in the media throughout the Kingdom about last week’s death due to violence of a five-year-old boy in Aruba have raised concerns about child abuse on the island in the Second Chamber of the Dutch Parliament.

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25th Anniversary InterExpo Caribbean N.V.

“Back to the future: prep talk instead of pep talk! Sustainability requires a long-term vision for doing business in the Dutch Caribbean.”
Address by Karel Frielink - Attorney / Managing Partner of BZSE Attorneys at Law, Curaçao

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Hoger beroep in zaak "Saffier" tegen Emsley Tromp

WILLEMSTAD - Woensdagmiddag 29 november 2017 heeft het Openbaar Ministerie (OM) Curaçao Hoger Beroep ingediend in de zaak “Saffier”.

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Ex-Bosnian chief shocks court and dies after taking poison

The final hearing at a United Nations war crimes tribunal was dramatically halted Wednesday when a former Bosnian Croat military chief claimed to have taken poison.

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Angel Bermudez new head ZVK

BES ISLANDS - As of Friday, December 1, Angel Bermudez will assume the function as the new Head of the ZVK Health Insurance Office for Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba.

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Theo Heyliger: Weldoener of omkoper?

PHILIPSBURG – Sint Maarten en Nederland vechten elkaar de tent uit. Juist nu de getroffen bevolking smacht naar het half miljard euro aan hulpgeld.

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Alexander Pechtold elected as chairman Kingdom Relations Committee

THE HAGUE--Democratic Party D66 Leader and Member of the Second Chamber of the Dutch Parliament Alexander Pechtold on Tuesday was elected as the new Chairman of Parliament’s Permanent Committee for Kingdom Relations.

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Successful Investment Conference Roadmap to Market Efficiency

WILLEMSTAD - The Dutch Caribbean Securities Exchange (DCSX) in collaboration with Vertex Investments NV hosted the Investment Conference: Roadmap to Market Proficiency on Thursday, November 23, 2017 at Curacao Maritime Institute.

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Women’s Desk St. Maarten: Relational violence spiked since Irma

PHILIPSBURG--Safe Haven, St. Maarten’s only shelter for battered women, has recorded a spike in calls from women seeking refuge from relational violence since the passing of Hurricane Irma.

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SMCU to take legal action against TelEm

PHILIPSBURG--St. Maarten Communications Union (SMCU) will be taking legal action against the TelEm Group to ensure that the company does not take advantage of its members at St. Maarten Cable TV as it moves to lay off workers.

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Maduro says taps military officer to ‘clean up’ state oil company PDVSA

CARACAS – Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Sunday tapped a National Guard major general to lead state oil company PDVSA [PDVSA.UL] and the oil ministry as the OPEC member labors under near 30-year lows in oil production.

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Five-year-old boy killed in Aruba

ARUBA--The community of Aruba is shocked over the death of five-year-old Rishandro Anastacia, who was apparently killed using brute force.

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