Former VKS-officer gets sentence for ill-treatment

PHILIPSBURG--A 47-year-old former officer of the Voluntary Corps St. Maarten VKS was sentenced Wednesday to two weeks suspended, on two years’ probation, with fifty hours of community service, mandatory anger management training and treatment at Turning Point rehabilitation centre for alcohol addiction, for several cases of ill-treatment.

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Zaak tegen Norbert George voor OM afgedaan

WILLEMSTAD - Woensdag 22 maart 2017 heeft het Gerecht uitspraak gedaan in de rectificatiezaak tussen het Land Curaçao/Openbaar Ministerie en Norbert George.

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Supreme Court rules cell phones cannot be searched without a warrant

UNITED STATES - Police need a warrant to search the cell phone of a person who has been arrested, absent special circumstances, a unanimous Supreme Court ruled Wednesday.

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Oordeel Europees Hof over vluchtelingenvisa

LUXEMBURG - Lidstaten van de Europese Unie (EU) zijn niet verplicht om een humanitair visum te geven aan vluchtelingen die in eigen land groot gevaar lopen, bijvoorbeeld omdat ze dreigen te worden gemarteld.

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Hof wijst derde herzieningsverzoek Frailon Pieter af

WILLEMSTAD – Het Hof heeft op 7 maart 2017 het derde herzieningsverzoek van Frailon Pieter afgewezen.

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Robber of Caribbean Gems sent to prison for three years

PHILIPSBURG--The 20-year-old man held responsible for the armed robbery of Caribbean Gems jewellery store on Front Street on December 5, 2016, was sentenced Wednesday to three years.

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Rechter Suriname verbiedt acties lerarenbonden BVL en ALS

PARAMARIBO- De rechter heeft vanochtend de vordering van de Staat Suriname tegen de Bond van Leraren (BvL) en de Alliantie van Leerkrachten in Suriname (ALS) toegewezen.

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Joint Court convicts man of ecstasy pill possession

PHILIPSBURG--The Joint Court of Justice on Wednesday sentenced Anthonie J. Horst to 16 months in jail, eight months of which were suspended, on three years’ probation, for the possession of 2,904 ecstasy pills.

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Menam-case suspects get higher sentences on appeal

PHILIPSBURG--The Joint Court of Justice on Wednesday afternoon sentenced the two main suspects in the so-called Menam case involving the armed robbery of Oro Diamanté jewellery store in Front Street and the subsequent shooting of Police Officer Gamali Benjamin to prison sentences of 25 and 15 years.

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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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