Brownbill sentenced to 18 months jail for tax fraud

PHILIPSBURG--United Democrats Member of Parliament (MP) Chanel Brownbill was sentenced Tuesday by the Court of First Instance to eighteen months, fifteen of which were suspended, on three years’ probation, with 240 hours of community service, in the “Emerald” case.

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Five sentences in Emerald case

PHILIPSBURG – On April the 17 th 2018 the Court of First Instance of Sint Maarten sentenced five residents for deliberately not on time, inaccurate and / or incomplete filing of the income tax and the tax on the company turnover.

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World Bank accord: Historic moment for St. Maarten and the Netherlands

THE HAGUE/WASHINGTON DC--The signing of the agreement with the World Bank in Washington DC on Monday to manage the St. Maarten Reconstruction Trust Fund was an historic moment for both the island and the Netherlands.

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Agreement for Trust Fund St. Maarten signed

WASHINGTON--Dutch State Secretary of Home Affairs and Kingdom Affairs Raymond Knops today, Monday signed an agreement with World Bank’s Chief Executive Officer Kristalina Georgieva in the presence of St. Maarten Prime Minister Leona Marlin-Romeo.

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Advocaat Murray treedt op tegen Sumusica Curaçao in verband met Ponton Festival

WILLEMSTAD – Advocaat Mirto Murray van Murray Attorneys at Law heeft namens een vijftal klanten organisator Sumusica Curaçao bv gesommeerd te betalen voor geleverde diensten of donaties terug te storten in verband met het afgelaste Curacao Ponton Festival.

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Nieuwe hoofdofficier voor Bonaire, Sint Eustatius en Saba (BES)

BES ISLANDS - De heer mr. Bote ter Steege wordt de nieuwe hoofdofficier van justitie voor Bonaire, Sint Eustatius en Saba.

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Council of State: Dispute Regulation still necessary

THE HAGUE--The continued differences of opinion within the Dutch Kingdom underscore the need for the introduction of a Dispute Regulation (“geschillenregeling”), according to Council of State.

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Celvisitatie in SDKK gevangenis Curacao

WILLEMSTAD - Vanochtend heeft een celvisitatie plaats gevonden in de gevangenis SDKK, waarbij twee cellenblokken zijn doorzocht. Assistentie bij deze celvisitatie is geleverd door KPC en Defensie.

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Case against InselAir fraudsters postponed

PHILIPSBURG--The trial of two former InselAir employees was suspended Wednesday to obtain bank statements to assess the exact amounts they allegedly defrauded from their employer.

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Court to decide later on execution of sentence

PHILIPSBURG--The Prosecutor’s request for the execution of a conditional prison sentence was denied by the Court on Wednesday because the defendant had filed an appeal.

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Cybercriminaliteit in de schijnwerpers op Curaçao

WILLEMSTAD - Ruim 150 personen uit de hele regio hebben vandaag, op 11 april 2018, deelgenomen aan de geslaagde Caribbean Cybercrime Conference op Curaçao.

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Looted goods auctioned or donated

PHILIPSBURG - On Friday, April 6th, 2018, a number of rightful owners of confiscated items, which were looted during and in the aftermath of hurricane Irma, were able to reclaim their goods.

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Prime Minister Romeo Marlin travels to Washington DC for Trust Fund of 580 Million US Dollars

PHILIPSBURG –A delegation of the World Bank is visiting Sint Maarten this week to help with the preparation of the early priority projects.

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Tuition studies in the Netherlands to be reduced for island students too

THE HAGUE--The fifty per cent reduction in tuition for the first year at Dutch universities and institutions of higher vocational learning HBO also applies to students from the Dutch Caribbean.

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Zaak "Followers" op 19 en 20 april in de rechtbank

WILLEMSTAD - Op donderdag 19 en vrijdag 20 april vind de inhoudelijke behandeling plaats van de zedenzaak tegen ‘apostel’ O.B.

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Recidivisme in het verkeer groot

WILLEMSTAD - Onverzekerd rijden op de openbare weg op Curaçao is een groot probleem. Zo heeft de politie in 2017 4.375 automobilisten bekeurd voor het niet op eerste vordering kunnen tonen van een geldig verzekeringsbewijs voor het voertuig.

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Successful conference DCSX Smart financing

WILLEMSTAD - The Dutch Caribbean Securities Exchange kicked off their first conference of 2018, on March 29th entitled 'Smart Financing: Go Public!' – held at the Central Bank’s Auditorium.

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Vrijspraak door verouderd Wetboek van Strafrecht

KRALENDIJK – De in Curaçao geboren verdachte A.W. is onlangs op Bonaire vrijgesproken van seksuele handelingen met een vrouw die op dat moment onder invloed was en in staat van verminderd bewustzijn verkeerde.

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Bosman requests clarity on support for Curaçao

THE HAGUE--Member of the Second Chamber of the Dutch Parliament André Bosman of the liberal democratic VVD party is asking for clarity on the deal between the Dutch and Curaçao Governments in the process of detaining and expulsion of undocumented persons.

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Preventive searches during Carnival St. Maarten

PHILIPSBURG - The Sint Maarten Police Force (KPSM) in cooperation with the Public Prosecutor’s Office Sint Maarten, will carry out preventive searches during the 2018 Carnival season.

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