RST conduct search at Windward Roads

PHILIPSBURG--The special anti-corruption taskforce TBO (Team Bestrijding Ondermijning) searched the office building of Windwards Road Infrastructure in Philipsburg on Wednesday.
 
Although the Prosecutor’s Office did not mention the name of the company in its press release to announce the search, The Daily Herald understands it is Windward Roads. Nobody has been arrested so far.
 
“The construction company and persons who work there or have worked there are associated with bribery of civil servants, authorities and persons in the construction sector. These practices would have been taking place on Sint Maarten for years; all suspicions are related to (public) works carried out in Sint Maarten,” the Prosecutor’s Office said in its press release.
 
In connection with the reconstruction of Sint Maarten, the TBO has given extra attention to signs of corruption and fraud in the construction sector after hurricane Irma.

Aruba keeps border with Venezuela shut

ORANJESTAD - While Venezuela reopened its borders with Brazil and Aruba, the latter’s government did not find the timing “opportune” and kept the current trade and travel ban in place for now.

Blokhuis naar Caribisch Nederland om preventieakkoord te ondertekenen

Staatssecretaris Paul Blokhuis (VWS) brengt van maandag 13 mei tot en met donderdag 16 mei een bezoek aan Caribisch Nederland. Blokhuis gaat het Caribisch Sport- en Preventieakkoord voor Sint Eustatius en Bonaire ondertekenen. Ook bezoekt hij verschillende organisaties die werken aan preventie en sport.

Venezuela reopens borders with Brazil and Aruba

ORANJESTAD/CARACAS - Venezuela is reopening its borders with Brazil and the Caribbean island of Aruba, Venezuela's Economy Vice President Tareck El Aissami said on Friday.