Groningen student association Diephuis visits VanEps Kunneman VanDoorne Curaçao

WILLEMSTAD - On Thursday 16 February, law firm VanEps Kunneman VanDoorne played host to twenty-three students of the civil law student association Diephuis from Groningen.

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Weer bootje met illegale Venezolanen onderschept bij Curacao

WILLEMSTAD - De Kustwacht Caribisch Gebied (KWCARIB) heeft zaterdag tweeëntwintig personen aangehouden die illegaal Curaçao probeerden binnen te komen.

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Governor initiates formation process

WILLEMSTAD—Curaçao’s Governor Lucille George-Wout starts consultations on forming an interim cabinet today, Monday, after the “new majority” in Parliament adopted motions of no confidence against Ministers Eugene Rhuggenaath (PAR), Suzanne Camelia-Römer (PNP), Kenneth Gijsbertha (MAN) and Zita Jesus-Leito (PAR), as well as plenipotentiary Minister in The Hague Eunice Eisden (MAN).

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Two Carnival Village booth-holders take SCDF to court over Festival Village slots

PHILIPSBURG--Two former Carnival Village booth-holders and St. Maarten Carnival Development Foundation (SCDF) squared off at the Courthouse on Friday afternoon.

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Group of eleven in Curacao chooses chair and passes motions

WILLEMSTAD--The so-called Group of Eleven in Curaçao's Parliament adopted motions of no-confidence against five ministers of the caretaker Cabinet headed by Prime Minister Hensley Koeiman (MAN) and plenipotentiary Minister in The Hague Eunice Eisden.

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Council is considering lawsuit against Vamed

PHILIPSBURG--The Council of Ministers is considering taking legal action against Austria-based general construction company Vamed.

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'Group of 11' meeting illegal

WILLEMSTAD--Governor of Curaçao Lucille George-Wout indicated to the "new majority" in Parliament that their impromptu gathering Tuesday evening was illegal.

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Governor receives 'group of eleven'

WILLEMSTAD-Curaçao Governor Lucille George-Wout on Wednesday morning met with the 11 Members of Parliament (MPs) who now form the new majority in Parliament.

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New majority will try to install Government in Curacao

WILLEMSTAD--Parliament clerk Silvin Cijntje has called a plenary session for Friday asked for by the “new majority.”

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UoC-studenten op uitwisseling naar België

WILLEMSTAD/ BELGIUM - Afgelopen dinsdag 31 januari zijn 3 studenten van de Algemene Faculteit van de Tweedegraads Lerarenopleiding Engels naar België vertrokken voor een uitwisseling aan de Artevelde Hogeschool in Gent.

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Island Council St. Eustatius calls for investigation into ZVK

ST. EUSTATIUS--The Island Council of St. Eustatius has instructed the Executive Council to investigate the functioning of Health Insurance Office ZVK.

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Eerste studenten cyberveiligheid krijgen diploma

THE NETHERLANDS - Nederland is sinds deze week 19 deskundigen op het gebied van cyberveiligheid rijker. Donderdag studeerde de eerste lichting studenten van de Cyber Security Academy in Den Haag af.

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Dertig kleine aandeelhouders DSB richten vereniging op

PARAMARIBO - Een dertigtal aandeelhouders van De Surinaamsche Bank (DSB) heeft besloten een vereniging op te richten. DSB heeft enkele duizenden kleine aandeelhouders.

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Camelia-Römer gives clarity on rumors about inspectors at civil aviation

WILLEMSTAD – According to a press release emitted by the Minister of Traffic, Transportation and Spatial Planning, Suzanne Camelia-Römer, there are rumors on social media about the Curaçao Civil Aviation Authority (CCAA)) that are not true.

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MPs react to Dutch on right of initiative law

PHILIPSBURG--Members of Parliament (MPs) on Friday approved a letter that will be sent to the Dutch Second Chamber as their official reaction to the advice of the Kingdom Council of State regarding granting the right of initiative to the laws to the parliaments of St. Maarten, Curaçao and Aruba.

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Venezuela Falls Behind On Oil-For-Loan Deals With China and Russia

CARACAS - Venezuela’s state-run oil company, PDVSA, has fallen months behind on shipments of crude and fuel under oil-for-loan deals with China and Russia, according to internal company documents reviewed by Reuters.

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Behandeling zaak nep advocaat uitgesteld

ORANJESTAD – De behandeling van de rechtszaak tegen verdachte G. – de man die zich voordeed als advocaat bij de behandeling van vergunningen – is vrijdag niet doorgegaan.

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Advocaat Bijkerk: ‘AOV-korting SVB Curacao gelijk aan diefstal’

KRALENDIJK - De Sociale Verzekeringsbank (SVB) op Curaçao kort met ingang van dit jaar 10% op de AOV-uitkering van hen die niet op Curaçao wonen.

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Casa Blanca trial scheduled for March 14

PHILIPSBURG--The trial in the so-called “Papegaai” case involving exploitation of women, human trafficking and deprivation of liberty at Casa Blanca brothel in Oyster Pond will be taking place on March 14, the Judge in the Court of First Instance decided during a brief hearing on Wednesday.

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Prosecutor: Quality of investigations, expertise, the same here as in France

MARIGOT--Guadeloupe Chief Prosecutor Samuel Finielz told a press conference Wednesday, the St. Martin population should be heartened in the knowledge the quality of criminal investigations done in St. Martin, in terms of the resources, forensic means and expertise are of “exactly the same” quality as in France.

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