Petroleum exploration in the Dutch Antilles

The discussions in the Dutch Antilles Parliament on the draft National Ordinance on petroleum exploration and production in the sea area around the Leeward Islands (Curaçao and Bonaire) have been postponed until further notice.

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Equal status Americans and European Dutch citizens

Besides Aruba, there is now also a judgment in the Netherlands Antilles confirming that United States citizens in the Antilles have the same status as European Dutch citizens.

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Drie tips voor zaken doen met zo min mogelijk problemen

In een reeks artikelen besteed ik aandacht aan de basis die ondernemers zouden moeten hebben om zoveel als mogelijk onnodige risico’s en kosten te voorkomen. In het artikel van januari 2010 heb ik aandacht besteed aan Algemene Voorwaarden.

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Two awards for Van Doorne

The law firm Van Doorne in Amsterdam recently received two prestigious awards: the Chambers Europe Client Service Award The Netherlands and the “Gouden Spreekbuis” 2010.

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Joint Court does not object to Merx's admittance to the Bar

PHILISBURG--The Joint Court of the Netherlands Antilles and Aruba rejected the Prosecutor's Office appeal Tuesday against former prosecutor Cor Merx's admittance to the Bar.

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Boersema Nagelmakers Attorneys at Law

As per 1st June attorney Barbara Nagelmakers is leaving HBN Law to become a partner at law firm Boersema Nagelmakers Advocaten.

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Opening last session year Social and Economic Council

Yesterday the Social and Economic Council (“SER”) opened its session year for the last time.

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PRE-TRIAL MOTIONS IN ARUBA

Differences with the United States
Civil proceedings in Aruba differ substantially from those in the United States. In Aruba there are, for instance, no juries. In principle, legal proceedings are basically conducted in writing.

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Personal Data Protection Act for the BES islands

Because of the political changes within the Kingdom, Article 10 of the Constitution (right to respect for one’s privacy) will also come into effect on the BES islands.

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"Previous government had relaxed option conditions Ritz Carlton"

ORANJESTAD — ‘For inexplicable reasons’ the Aruban government had relaxed the option conditions for Hotelco regarding the terrain at Fisherman’s Hut when it appeared the project developer could not comply with a number of points in the option-agreement.

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Parliament divided on second legal advice Ritz-Carlton

ORANJESTAD — The AVP-party is thinking about requesting a new State-meeting regarding the second legal advice to the government on the Ritz-Carlton hotel.

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200 million for Curacao

Finance Commissioner Mike Willem said the Island Territory would soon get a NAf. 200-million windfall. The extra revenues stem from a judgment of the European Court in the framework of the Kingdom Tax Regulation BRK.

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Islands to adapt their draft constitutions

THE HAGUE--The draft constitutions of Curaçao and St. Maarten need to be adapted on the advice of the Kingdom Council of Ministers.

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Nine new judges

The Council of Ministers for the Kingdom has agreed this morning, on the proposal of State Secretary Ank Bijleveld Schouten (Kingdom Relations, CDA), to appoint nine new judges.

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International Abduction Treaty Trumps Parental Rights, Says U.S. Supreme Court

WASHINGTON - An order prohibiting the removal of a child from a country without the noncustodial parent's consent is enforceable under an international child abduction treaty, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Monday.

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Constitutional and justice consultation

Justice and constitutional affairs officials of St. Maarten, Curaçao and the Netherlands Antilles discussed how they will work together in areas such as the common court of justice, the prosecutor's office and the joint police facility during a meeting in Curaçao on Monday.

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New lawyer sworn in

Since end of March law firm VanEps Kunneman VanDoorne Curacao has a new lawyer: Eva Pennings. She was sworn in at the Court of Justice of the Netherlands Antilles and Aruba on 11 May.

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THE NEW SURINAM NV

An introduction to draft legislation

The law of the Republic of Surinam is in full swing. The Surinam government on a continuing basis is striving to introduce legislation in order to enhance its ability to attract quality business.

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Islands fight for scholarship students

The Passaat Recruitment Days 2010 held in Rotterdam last weekend have exceeded all expectations.

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Court orders mediator to solve UFA/Menzies dispute

PHILIPSBURG--During a court hearing last Friday the judge ordered that United Federation of the Windward Antilles UFA and Menzies Aviation should appoint a mediator within two weeks to resolve the deadlock over a requested five per cent across-the-board increase for staffers.

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