Onderzoek goudsmokkel van Venezuela naar Curacao en Aruba

WILLEMSTAD - Curaçao exporteert jaarlijks voor een half miljard dollar aan goud dat grotendeels vanuit Venezuela wordt gesmokkeld, dat blijkt uit onderzoek.

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Julian Lopez Ramirez beëdigd als commissaris CBCS

Willemstad/ Philipsburg - Dinsdag 9 januari is Julian Lopez Ramirez beëdigd bij de gouverneur van Sint Maarten als Commissaris van de Centrale Bank van Curaçao en Sint Maarten (de “CBCS”).

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Interim cabinet St. Maarten installed

PHILIPSBURG -- St. Maarten now has its sixth prime minister in under eight years as a country-within-the-Dutch-Kingdom. The cabinet of Prime Minister Leona Romeo-Marlin took the oath of office before Governor Eugene Holiday this morning.

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VanEps Kunneman VanDoorne kicks off 2018 with swearing-in of two attorneys at law

WILLEMSTAD - With the swearing-in of Saul Castaño Ortiz and Joël Felida on Tuesday 9 January 2018, the Curaçao office of VanEps Kunneman VanDoorne has added two sworn attorneys to its team.

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Connor says his appointment as minister affected by court verdict

PHILIPSBURG--United People’s (UP) party Member of Parliament (MP) Claret Connor said on Sunday that his appointment as a minister in the new cabinet that is set to be sworn in today, Monday, was “delayed” because of the verdict in a civil court case.

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Demand of 22 years imprisonment for murder of cruise ship employee Adriana Morales

KRALENDIJK - The prosecutor for Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba has demanded a prison sentence of 22 years against the man R.E.G.S. for the violation and murder of Adriana Morales de Florencio, 23, in the month of April 2017.

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Four Venezuelans die on boat trip made despite travel ban to Curacao

WILLEMSTAD - Four Venezuelans attempting to reach the Dutch Antilles island of Curacao despite a travel ban by Caracas, died when their boat broke apart, authorities and family members of the passengers said on Wednesday.

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15 maanden cel voor verdachte die met drank op voetganger dood reed

WILLEMSTAD - Verdachte P.M.P.R. stond woensdagmiddag terecht voor het doodrijden van de heer Godfried Martha op de Kaminda Winfrido Hermans op 23 december 2016 omstreeks 23:20 uur.

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5 Suspects sentenced today in investigation “Ijzerparel”

PHILIPSBURG - Five suspects were sentenced to prison terms today, Wednesday January 10th 2018, by the Court of First Instance (GEA) in Philipsburg.

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China's debt-ridden Guangdong Zhenrong taps private refiner for Caribbean project

BEIJING - China’s debt-ridden Guangdong Zhenrong Energy (GZE) has asked a private refining group to join a multi-billion dollar investment in an aging Caribbean oil plant to shore up financing on the deal, said two Chinese executives involved in the matter.

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Meeting Parliament Chairs ‘tense but meaningful,’ says Van Putten

ST. EUSTATIUS--The Chairwomen of the First and Second Chambers of the Dutch Parliament paid a working visit to St. Eustatius Sunday.

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MP Brownbill headed to court over tax evasion

PHILIPSBURG--The Prosecutor’s Office in cooperation with the anti-corruption taskforce TBO has charged Member of Parliament (MP) Chanel Brownbill with tax evasion.

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Nicolas Maduro extends border closure

CARACAS - According to a high official in the Government of Venezuela, President Nicolas Maduro has extended the trade ban with the ABC Islands (Aruba, Bonaire and Curaçao). It was not immediately clear for how long the ban will be this time.

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Overleg RvC Insel Air en vakbond over positie directeur

WILLEMSTAD - Vakbond UGTK "CADMU" heeft op 2 januari 2018 overleg gevoerd met de Raad van Commissarissen van Insel Air. In dat overleg zijn de zorgen over de toekomst van Insel Air besproken.

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Vendors’ booths to be removed by Court order

PHILIPSBURG--Pasanggrahan Royal Guesthouse management has won the Court’s favour in summary proceedings in which it called for the removal of six marketplace-vendor booths from the beach in front of the boutique hotel on Boardwalk Boulevard.

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Captain severely beaten on vessel St. Maarten

PHILIPSBURG--Police received a call from the local Coast Guard at 9:00am Thursday about an incident that took place onboard a vessel anchored in Simpson Bay Lagoon and left one person seriously injured.

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Man sentenced on appeal for sex with underage girl

PHILIPSBURG--The Court of Appeals on Thursday sentenced a 49-year-old man from the Dominican Republic for having been in a sexual relationship with a minor girl.

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Vliegtuig geveild voor $ 700.000

WILLEMSTAD - Het openbaar Ministerie op Curacao heeft bekend gemaakt dat het in beslag genomen vliegtuig van Canadair is geveild voor een bedrag van $ Usd 700.000,-.

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Mahi-Mahi suspect gets sentenced to 102 days prison

PHILIPSBURG--One of two suspects in the so-called Mahi-Mahi case received a prison sentence of 365 days, 263 of which were suspended, on two years’ probation, for possession of an amount in counterfeit money.

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Port insurance claim St. Maarten tagged at $8 million

PHILIPSBURG - Port St. Maarten’s aggregate claims for damages caused by Hurricanes Irma and Maria in September 2017 will be around US $8 million.

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