O'Neal Arrindell released from custody for medical reasons

PHILIPSBURG--Businessman O’Neal Arrindell, who was arrested on Tuesday for removing his luxury yacht that had been seized by authorities last month, was released from custody due to medical reasons on Thursday, two days after being detained.
 
Arrindell was detained by the Ant-corruption Taskforce TBO and is suspected of intentionally removing the yacht "Jefe," which had been seized on July 11, by the Public Prosecutor’s Office.
 
A press release from the TBO stated that the suspect had been "temporarily released" by the Public Prosecutor’s Office because of medical reasons. The Public Prosecutor’s Office said Arrindell, whom was identified in the press release by his initials O.A., is still suspect in the case.
 
Arrindell, who is the owner of Checkmate Security, is a suspect in the “Emerald” investigation. Arrindell and suspended Port St. Maarten Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Mark Mingo are suspected of defrauding the St. Maarten harbor of US $11 million over a number of years.  

Crashed Defence helicopter just completed border patrol

ORANJESTAD/THE HAGUE--The Dutch Defence helicopter that crashed near Aruba on Sunday afternoon was on its way back to Curaçao from a border patrol flight above the sea.

Leerorkest Bonaire opgericht

KRALENDIJK - Onderwijs, cultuur en sociale opvoeding blijven belangrijk, ook tijdens een internationale pandemie. Na succesvolle initiatieven in Nederland, Curaçao en Aruba, is er recent ook een Leerorkest op Bonaire opgericht.

Vierde ‘Moot Court’ van UoC-studenten bij het Gerecht

WILLEMSTAD - Maandag 6 en vrijdag 10 juli is een aantal bijzondere zittingen gehouden in het Gerecht. Studenten van de University of Curaçao Dr. Moises da Costa Gomez (UoC) hebben het vak ‘Moot Court’, oftewel oefenrechtbank, afgesloten met pleitsessies met echte rechters van het Gemeenschappelijk Hof van Justitie.