ConocoPhillips has settled with PDVSA

WILLEMSTAD--ConocoPhillips said it reached a settlement with Curaçao’s Isla refinery operator “Petroleos de Venezuela” PDVSA to recover US $2 billion, the full amount awarded by an arbitral tribunal convened under the rules of the International Chamber of Commerce, plus interest.
 
The US oil company said state-run PDVSA agreed to recognise the judgment and make a US $500 million initial payment within 90 days, with the balance to be paid quarterly over four-and-a-half years. As a result of this settlement ConocoPhillips will suspend legal enforcement actions relating to the award.
 
The American firm has a separate and independent legal action pending against Venezuela's government before a tribunal under the World Bank's International Center for Settlement of Investment Disputes.

Assessment of health risks due to dump fires starts on Jan. 21

PHILIPSBURG--A team from Dutch National Institute for Public Health and Environment RIVM will carry out a two-week assessment of the potential health risks for the community in relation to dump fires starting January 21.

Minister-president Rutte en staatssecretaris Knops naar Bonaire, CuraƧao en Aruba

Minister-president Rutte en staatssecretaris Knops (Binnenlandse Zaken en Koninkrijksrelaties) bezoeken zondag 20 tot en met dinsdag 22 januari Bonaire, Curaçao en Aruba. Het bezoek staat in het teken van economische samenwerking en rechtshandhaving. 

Dock Maarten vindt geen gehoor bij overheid met klacht over Bobby's Marina

PHILIPSBURG - Het jarenlange geschil tussen Dock Maarten, Bobby's Marina en de overheid loopt nog steeds.