Curacao refinery operating at minimum, hunt for new partner continues

WILLEMSTAD - Curacao’s 335,000-barrel-per-day Isla refinery is operating at a minimum since it was largely idled in July as it waits for the end of a legal dispute between Venezuela’s PDVSA and ConocoPhillips to restore crude supplies to the plant, three sources close to the matter said.
 
Isla, which is operated by PDVSA, is also still searching for a new partner for in the facility, the sources added. One option being consider is a company to supply crude and market the government-owned refinery’s output, one of the sources said.
 
Operations at Isla and the neighboring Bullenbay terminal remain largely idled while PDVSA and Conoco progress in a payment scheme announced earlier this week to satisfy a $2-billion arbitration award issued in April.

Lawyer Brooks appeal presumably in October

PHILIPSBURG--The appeals against attorney-at-law Brenda Brooks’ conviction of bribery charges, will most likely be heard by the Joint Court of Justice in October, it was said Thursday.

2019 Tax law books

DC Tax & Legal will publish the 2019 tax law books for the jurisdictions Sint Maarten, Curaçao, Aruba and The Caribbean Netherlands.

St. Maarten Airport’s cash shortfall is US $1.2M per month

PHILIPSBURG - Princess Juliana International Airport’s (PJIA’s) financial crisis is deepening and the airport has no funds to pay its February salaries next week.