Benoeming raadsheren in de Hoge Raad

DEN HAAG - Bij de Hoge Raad der Nederlanden worden drie nieuwe raadsheren benoemd: mevrouw mr. A.E.M. Röttgering, mevrouw mr. H.M. Wattendorff en de heer mr. P.A.G.M. Cools.

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Trouble in Paradise: Leaked Paradise Papers expose world’s elite using Caribbean Islands as tax havens

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – As Caribbean countries continue their fight to throw off the tax haven label, some explosive information about the tax and financial affairs of people and companies who appeared to have invested or sheltered huge amounts of cash in offshore tax havens, including in the Caribbean, has been released.

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It’s now legal to have and use marijuana in Belize – but with restrictions

BELMOPAN, Belize – An amended Misuse of Drugs Act, which decriminalized possession and use of small amounts of marijuana, is now law in Belize.

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Statia has US $39M in hurricane damage

THE HAGUE/STATIA--Hurricanes Irma and Maria caused an estimated $39 million in damage in St. Eustatius. The Committee for Financial Supervision CFT fears the financial consequences for the St. Eustatius Government if The Hague provides insufficient assistance.

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59 inmates transported off St. Maarten

PHILIPSBURG - Chief of Police Carl John is "very proud" of the successful transport of 59 inmates from the Pointe Blanche Prison to detention centres in Curaçao and the Netherlands.

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Elections St. Maarten set for January 8

PHILIPSBURG--The electorate in St. Maarten will have to go to the polls soon after celebrating the New Year.

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Detainees St. Maarten transferred to Curacao and Netherlands

PHILIPSBURG--The transfer of prisoners from the Pointe Blanche prison to the Netherlands and Curaçao was carried out without issue on Thursday and Friday.

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Lawyer files injunction over damage payments

PHILIPSBURG--Attorney-at-law Geert Hatzmann has filed an injunction against Country St. Maarten and the Minister of Justice to obtain payment of damages awarded by the Court to two victims of crimes, who have been awarded damages in the framework of a criminal case.

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Two new lawyers for Curaçao office VanEps Kunneman VanDoorne

WILLEMSTAD - Last month, two new lawyers joined the Curaçao office of VanEps Kunneman VanDoorne.

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Huiszoeking in wijken Kibrahacha en Mexico op Bonaire

KRALENDIJK - Vanmorgen hebben op Bonaire twee huiszoekingen plaatsgevonden. De eerste in een woning in de wijk Kibrahacha en een tweede op een knoek in de wijk Mexico.

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6 aanhoudingen in Nederland in verband met "slingshot" uit Curaçao

Het Cargo Harc Team Schiphol, een samenwerkingsverband tussen de Koninklijke Marechaussee, Douane en FIOD heeft vorige maand 6 verdachten aangehouden in een onderzoek naar internationale handel in cocaïne. Het onderzoek staat onder leiding van het Openbaar Ministerie Noord-Holland.

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Joint Court reopens cases to hear post-Irma circumstances

PHILIPSBURG--The Joint Court of Justice, on Thursday, reopened several appeal cases to hear the suspects explaining their personal circumstances post Hurricane Irma.

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KPMG was niet de accountant van CBCS

WILLEMSTAD  – In tegenstelling tot beweringen in het als gezaghebbend geldende Nederlandse Het Financieele Dagblad (FD), namelijk dat KPMG jarenlang de accountant was van de Centrale Bank in Willemstad, blijkt uit meerdere verklaringen aan het Antilliaans Dagblad dat dit beslist niet het geval is.

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MPs pass no confidence motion in six ministers

PHILIPSBURG--Members of Parliament (MPs) on Thursday passed three motions, one of which was a motion of no confidence against six of the seven ministers in the Marlin Cabinet, ending attempts by Prime Minister William Marlin to form a national government and dismissing calls from -former- coalition MPs to pursue this route.

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Bijzondere colllegereeks over Caribisch Fiscaal Recht bij Erasmus Rotterdam

ROTTERDAM - Op de rechtenfaculteit van de Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam, de Erasmus School of Law, gaat deze maand een unieke collegereeks van start.

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Court St. Maarten deals with looting suspects

PHILIPSBURG--In four separate cases six suspects appeared before a Judge in the Courthouse on Wednesday morning and in the afternoon.

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No criminal investigation against Clyde Van Putten

STATIA - The Public Prosecutor's Office (OM) BES will not conduct criminal investigations in response to statements by the politician of Sint Eustatius, Clyde van Putten, on Curaçao on October 9, 2017.

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Royal navy ship ‘Zeeland’ intercepts 600 kilos of cocaine

WILLEMSTAD--Royal navy ship Zr. Ms Zeeland intercepted a 600-kilo drugs shipment on the way back from Curaçao to the Netherlands after completing its tour in the region.

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Constitution change for islands now a fact

THE HAGUE--The amendment to the Dutch Constitution to provide a constitutional basis for Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba and to establish an Electoral College has become a fact with the consent of the First Chamber of the Dutch Parliament on Tuesday.

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Prisoners from Sint Maarten to Curaçao and Netherlands

PHILIPSBURG - Prisoners from the prison Point Blanche (Sint Maarten) and the Sentro di Detenshon i Korekshon Kòrsou (Curaçao) will be temporarily redistributed within the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

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