Aruba refinery puts refurbishment on hold due to Venezuela sanctions

ORANJESTAD - The 209,000-barrel-per-day Aruba refinery, operated by a unit of U.S. Citgo Petroleum, is putting a $685 million refurbishment on hold due to sanctions imposed on Venezuela by the United States last month, the company said on Monday.
 
Work on reopening and converting the idled refinery into an oil upgrader, approved in 2016 by the Caribbean island’s government, will be halted by Feb. 27, Citgo Aruba said in a statement.
 
“The second phase of the upgrade project is on hold as a consequence of U.S. sanctions on PDVSA,” the release said.

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.