Farley Elshot gets community service

PHILIPSBURG--Farley R. Elshot (35) was sentenced Thursday to fifty hours of community service. During a brief session, the Court of First Instance found it legally and convincingly proven that he had seriously threatened one of his neighbours on December 4, 2016.

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OM Curacao wint rectificatiezaak tegen Norbert George

WILLEMSTAD - Vandaag heeft de rechtbank in Willemstad uitspraak gedaan in de zaak die het Openbaar Ministerie (OM) Curaçao aanspande tegen burger Norbert George. Rechter Irma Lips oordeelde hierbij dat George moet rectifiiceren.

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President Trump verliest zaak in hoger beroep over inreisverbod

SAN FRANCISCO - Het tijdelijke inreisverbod dat president Trump twee weken geleden instelde voor mensen uit zeven landen, is ook in hoger beroep ongeldig verklaard. Bij het Hof van Beroep won de procureur van de staat Washington de zaak van het van het ministerie van Justitie.

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Ninth Circuit keeps nationwide block on travel ban President Trump in place

SAN FRANCISCO - With the entire country watching, the unanimous U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on Thursday left in place a ruling blocking President Donald Trump’s executive order suspending immigration from seven predominantly Muslim countries.

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El Mas Rapidito wins case against Central Bank

PHILIPSBURG--El Mas Rapidito (EMR) Courier Services N.V. has won the court case against the Central Bank of Curaçao and St. Maarten. The money-transfer operation initiated legal action, after the bank published a warning notice on January 4, stating that the company handles money-transfer services without a permit.

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Veroordeling in hoger beroep voor moord Paulina

WILLEMSTAD - De mannen G. “Ge” B. (1994), M. “Joao” A. (1998) en E.J. (1992) zijn donderdag 2 februari 2017 door het Hof in Hoger Beroep veroordeeld tot 16 jaar, 16 jaar en 8 jaar gevangenisstraf voor hun betrokkenheid bij de moord op de man Antonio “Beat” Paulina op 20 mei 2015 in de wijk Fuik.

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Gerecht spreekt faillissement uit van CDM

WILLEMSTAD - Bij vonnis van donderdag 2 februari 2017 heeft het gerecht te Curaçao het faillissement uitgesproken van NV Curaçaosche Dok Maatschappij (CDM).

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Community service for ‘joyriding’ in police car

PHILIPSBURG--Hashantley F. Martina (26) was sentenced Wednesday by the Court of First Instance to eighty hours of community service for joyriding.

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Ruling Council of State: No Dutch voting rights for all Dutch Caribbean residents

THE HAGUE--Aruba resident and lawyer Lincoln Gomez lost his appeal at the Council of State in the Netherlands in an effort to obtain voting rights for the March 2017 elections of the Second Chamber of the Dutch Parliament.

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Court sentences man for making away with money for air tickets

PHILIPSBURG--The Court of First Instance on Wednesday dealt with a 52-year-old man who defrauded five persons out of NAf. 5,234.60 between May 8, 2015, and October 5, 2015.

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Court rules in favour of UTS in appeal as well as in case against General Audit Chamber Curacao

WILLEMSTAD - The General Audit Chamber Curaçao is not authorized to investigate the books of United Telecommunications Services (UTS). The Joint Court of Justice has confirmed this in appeal on Tuesday 10 January.

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UPDATE: Court upholds Matser’s conviction of tax evasion

PHILIPSBURG--Member of Parliament (MP) for United St. Maarten Party (US Party) and businessman Silvio Matser and his now defunct company Energizer N.V. on Thursday were convicted of tax evasion by the Joint Court of Justice.

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Car shooter gets seven years in jail

PHILIPSBURG--The Joint Court of Justice on Thursday confirmed the verdict of the Court of First Instance which sentenced a 30-year-old suspect to seven years for shooting a man in his car outside a grocery store in Middle Region on February 10, 2016.

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Sol gas station robbers get 26 years combined

PHILIPSBURG--Runald Orlando Robinson (24) and Brendon Alberto Dixin (23) were sentenced Thursday by the Joint Court of Justice for their involvement in two armed robberies of Sol gas stations on November 30, 2015.

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Veroordeling Energizer en Matser voor belastingontduiking in Hoger Beroep

PHILIPSBURG - Het bedrijf Energizer NV is vandaag door het Hof in Philipsburg in hoger beroep veroordeeld tot een geldboete van 3.495.300 gulden. Belastingontduiking is ook door het Hof bevestigd.

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Court upholds Matser’s conviction of tax evasion

PHILIPSBURG - Member of Parliament for United St. Maarten Party (US Party) and businessman Silvio Matser and his now defunct company Energizer N.V. were convicted of tax evasion by the Joint Court of Justice on Thursday.

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Rechter Suriname oordeelt dat transgender Hilton officieel vrouw mag zijn

PARAMARIBO - De rechter heeft vandaag, woensdag 11 januari 2017, bepaald dat de als man geboren Yvanna Hilton, voortaan officieel als vrouw door het leven mag gaan.

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Advocaat Wix krijgt berisping voor incorrect handelen

ORANJESTAD – De Raad van Toezicht op de Advocatuur van Aruba heeft gisteren uitspraak gedaan tegen Mr. Ronny Wix (53) van het advocatenkantoor Wix & Zeppenfeldt waarbij Mr. Wix de straf van berisping is opgelegd voor zijn incorrect handelen als advocaat.

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Ex-Immigration Director Aron loses case against dismissal

PHILIPSBURG--Former Director of the Immigration and Border Protection (IBP) Service Udo Aron has lost the court case he filed against Government’s decision for his dismissal on August 10, which followed his suspension by the Minister of Justice from June 22.

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Hof-vonnis Land vs CWM inzake opknapbeurt Wilhelminaplein

WILLEMSTAD - Op 29 november 2016 heeft het Hof uitspraak gedaan in een geschil tussen het Land en de Curaçao Wegenmaatschappij (CWM) over de betaling van de rekening ten aanzien van het opknappen van het Wilhelminaplein.

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