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- August 20, 2012 8:35 AM
WILLEMSTAD - An operational audit will be conducted at the Central Bank of Curaçao and St. Maarten to determine where problems exist and how these can be handled.
- May 29, 2012 8:31 PM
ORANJESTAD — Buitenlanders die trouwen met een Arubaan, hebben straks – mits aan bepaalde voorwaarden wordt voldaan – geen vergunning meer nodig. Deze nieuwe regeling gaat in wanneer de nieuwe Landsverordening toelating en uitzetting (LTU), die binnenkort naar het parlement gaat, wordt aangenomen.
- May 29, 2012 7:50 PM
PHILIPSBURG — De Kamer van Koophandel en Nijverheid van St. Maarten heeft de Statenleden aanbevolen de voorgestelde wijziging van de juridische regeling van vennootschappen in het Burgerlijk Wetboek van de hand te wijzen.
- May 28, 2012 11:29 AM
KRALENDIJK — This is not the opportune moment to evaluate the Electoral Law, said Michiel Bijkerk of Pro Hustisia I Union (PHU). He said the amendment of the Electoral Law, as suggested by Minister Liesbeth Spies of the Interior and Kingdom Relations (BZK), is undemocratic.
- May 26, 2012 10:10 AM
PHILIPSBURG - Not keeping a registry of all shareholders of a trust will not be a punishable offence. This is so because Members of Parliament (MPs) requested that Justice Minister Roland Duncan strike the maximum three-month jail sentence from the new Penal Code passed on Friday.
- May 26, 2012 10:08 AM
ST EUSTATIUS - Dutch Minister of Home Affairs and Kingdom Relations Liesbeth Spies has rejected the first amendment of Statia's 2012 budget, but has advised the Statia government to present a new amendment based on the US $1.3 million per month "free allowance" recently approved by the Dutch Government for the public entity.
- May 26, 2012 9:56 AM
PHILIPSBURG - Any structured or organised activity involving animals, such as the tradition of cockfighting, will not be punished as abuse of animals under the new Penal Code. The code was unanimously approved by Members of Parliament (MPs) Friday afternoon after Justice Minister Roland Duncan had submitted an amendment decriminalising organised activities with animals.
- May 25, 2012 11:42 AM
DEN HAAG - In navolging van verschillende andere Tweede Kamercommissies heeft ook de commissie Binnenlandse Zaken besloten de afweging over controversiële onderwerpen te verplaatsen, waarmee nog onduidelijk blijft of de Rijkswet op het Nederlanderschap nog door dit kabinet behandeld wordt of pas na de verkiezingen van 12 september.
- May 23, 2012 3:22 PM
PHILIPSBURG--St. Maarten Chamber of Commerce and Industry has recommended that Members of Parliament (MPs) do away with a pending change to the Civil Code regulating partnerships.
- May 22, 2012 8:24 AM
HARBOUR VIEW--The seven-member Cabinet of Ministers and Minister Plenipotentiary of the National Alliance/Democratic Party/Independent 3 (NA/DP/I-3) government took the oath of office before Governor Eugene Holiday at his Harbour View office on Monday morning.
- May 10, 2012 7:16 PM
WILLEMSTAD - The new pregnancy law has been published more than a month ago, and therefore is already effective. Read here the LANDSVERORDENING van de 3de april 2012 tot wijziging van Boek 7A van het Burgerlijk Wetboek van de Nederlandse Antillen (zwangerschapsverlof)
- April 13, 2012 12:37 PM
PHILIPSBURG--The introduction of bail as part of the conditional release of suspects to reduce flight risk has been suggested to parliament by Justice Minister Roland Duncan in "a note of change" submitted to Parliament as part of the review of the Penal Code.
- April 03, 2012 1:05 PM
WILLEMSTAD - The Parliament of Curaçao finally adopted the Law on Special Investigative Authorities (BOB) this morning, with a minimum majority of eleven votes in favor (of which seven from the PAR) and two dissenting votes.
- April 03, 2012 12:52 PM
PHILIPSBURG - The National Alliance Parliamentary group and independent Member of Parliament (MP) Frans Richardson presented to Chairwoman of Parliament Gracita Arrindell on Monday their amended draft ordinance to change the civil code as it pertains to short-term labour contracts.