New judges for St. Maarten and Aruba

THE HAGUE - A new judge has been appointed for St. Maarten. C.W.M. Giesen will take up her position on January 1, 2016. The Kingdom Council of Ministers approved Giesen’s appointment on Friday on the request of Dutch Minister of Security and Justice Ard van der Steur.
 
Giesen, born in 1964, is currently a senior judge at the Amsterdam Court. She will primarily handle criminal cases.
 
J. Sap was appointed civil judge in Aruba. His appointment will go into effect per March 1, 2016. Sap is currently a judge at the Midden Nederland Court. The proposal by Minister Van der Steur Both to appoint Sap and Giesen was done in consultation with the Justice Ministers of Aruba, Curaçao and St. Maarten.
 
The Kingdom Council of Ministers also approved the re-appointment of Eunice Saleh as Vice-president of the Joint Court of Justice of Aruba, Curaçao, St. Maarten, and of Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba for a period of five years.   
 
M.L.A. Angela was appointed Solicitor General in Curaçao. Angela is currently Public Prosecutor in Curaçao and Acting Solicitor General. His appointment takes effect January 1, 2016. In this case too, Van der Steur consulted with his colleagues in Curaçao and St. Maarten prior to his proposal.

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.