SMS lottery appeal case held

WILLEMSTAD--The appeal case between Smartplay of lottery boss Robbie dos Santos and United Telecommunication Services (UTS) was held provisionally.
Dos Santos still has not paid the court fee of NAf. 15,000.
Smartplay provided SMS lotteries in St. Maarten and Dos Santos wants UTS to facilitate this under their existing contract. However, the Curaçao-based government-owned company in which St. Maarten also has a minority share does not want this and the Court in First Instance agreed.
Dos Santos must pay up before August 14 for the appeal case to continue.

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.