Three New Judges at the Court

Although they have been ruling already at the Antillean Court for some time, yesterday the judges Rene van Veen, Edward van der Bunt and Joost Veerman were officially installed.

Van Veen's domicile is St. Maarten. He has started his second period in the Antilles, after he had been a member of the Court between 1999 and 2004.

Van der Bunt moved in 1997 to the Antilles, where he worked until 2005 at the Directorate of Legislation and Legal Affairs. In 2005 he joined the Court as a judge in training. He is one of the local judges, since he has been working and living on the island for more than 10 years.

Veerman worked as a lawyer in several large cities before he became a judge at the Amsterdam Court in 2006. His specialisation is commercial law and ict-law.

27 September, 2008

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.