MCB Bank to close accounts lottery offices 30 November

WILLEMSTAD--As per 30 November the Maduro & Curiel’s Bank (MCB) accounts of various lotteries in Curaçao will close. The bank considers the current risk too great to continue doing business with them.
It’s all about a global cracking down on proceeds from dubious origins, tax evasion and money laundering.
Lottery license holders have apparently not yet succeeded in finding another bank. According to Robbie’s Lottery, almost 200 jobs are at stake with the decision of MCB and its St. Maarten-based subsidiary Windward Islands Bank (WIB).
This is said to be a big blow for the lottery business on both islands. No other bank has reportedly offered to open accounts for these companies.

Hof maakt oriƫntatiepunten bij straftoemeting bekend

Het Gemeenschappelijk Hof van Justitie van Aruba, Curaçao, Sint Maarten en van Bonaire, Sint Eustatius en Saba heeft besloten om zijn reeds bestaande, interne oriëntatiepunten voor straftoemeting in strafzaken te publiceren.

St. Maarten students to participate in International Moot Court Competition

PHILIPSBURG--The SXM Moot Court Foundation has selected a team of high school students who will represent St. Maarten in the 2020 High School International Moot Court Competition in Gdynia, Poland, from January 27 to 31, 2020.

Crown witness to be heard in St. Maarten in Larimar case

PHILIPSBURG--Crown witness R.M. must be heard in St. Maarten in the Larimar investigation, the Court decided on Thursday. The Court is to work with the Prosecutor’s Office and other justice stakeholders to ensure his safety during the trial.