Parliament St. Maaretn gets insight in unusual transactions

PHILIPSBURG - Members of Parliament (MPs) were given insight into the operations of the Financial Intelligence Taskforce, commonly referred to as the Bureau for Unusual Financial Transactions MOT, in a sitting of Parliament’s Committee for Justice.
Justice Minister Cornelius de Weever and MOT Head Ligia Stella outlined MOT’s workings and its place in the country’s financial system. They also highlighted the need for Parliament to pass pending laws related to MOT’s operations as a way to ensure banking in the country does not become more cumbersome for residents and businesses.
Parliament has before it a package of laws and law amendments that must be handled by March 1.
MPs were also updated on MOT’s staff shortages and given an overview of unusual transactions filed with the Prosecutor’s Office by MOT for review. Less than one per cent of the transactions reported to MOT have been sent to the Prosecutor’s Office for review. It should be noted that not all financial transactions filed with the Prosecutor’s Office result in criminal cases.

Curacao Immigration card goes fully digital

WILLEMSTAD – The Curaçao Tourist Board (CTB) is collaborating with the Government of Curaçao and Curaçao International Airport to switch fully to an online immigration card in a continuing effort to simplify travel to Curaçao.

Motion to transfer management law enforcement to The Hague

THE HAGUE–Separating management of and authority for of law enforcement in St. Maarten, and seeing if the Netherlands could take over this task for a period of five years to strengthen this sector, was the essence of a motion filed by Member of the Second Chamber of the Dutch Parliament Chris van Dam of the Christian Democratic Party CDA during the handling of the draft 2020 budget for Kingdom Relations in the Second Chamber last week Thursday.

Balie vestiging CuraƧao weer normaal geopend

WILLEMSTAD - De balie (Front Office) van de vestiging Curaçao van het Hof van Justitie is vandaag weer op de normale tijden bereikbaar. De administratie afdeling (Back Office) is vanaf 13:00 uur weer beschikbaar.