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No ‘selfies’ behind voting booth

WILLEMSTAD – Voters are not allowed to take ‘selfies’ while they are behind the voting booth. This is according to a decision made by the Supreme Electoral Council (SEC). The Public Prosecutor also warned to be extra alert in connection with Friday’s elections. In case there are signs of buying or selling votes, they will […]

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‘No proof of Nini planning murder’

WILLEMSTAD – The Prosecutor’s Office in Curaçao was unable to prove that Burney “Nini” Fonseca (45) had indeed been the intermediary between those who executed the murder of politician Helmin Magno Wiels in 2013 and the intellectual authors, said his lawyer Marije Vaders on Friday, asking for a full acquittal of her client. She said convicted […]

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Corallo’s extradition may take another year

THE HAGUE – St. Maarten/Italian casino boss Francesco Corallo may remain incarcerated in St. Maarten for another year, as his actual extradition to Italy may not take place until the summer of 2018. This is due to a full procedure that needs to be followed because the European extradition regulation does not apply in St. […]

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Paedophile hunters jeopardising police work, says senior officer

Stings by self-styled paedophile hunters – who pose as children online to catch potential sexual predators – are diverting “significant resources” into the protection of suspects, police chiefs have said. After a court ruled in favour of a group that argued that it should face no official oversight, Ch Con Simon Bailey, of the National Police Chiefs’ Council, said the ...

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Paedophile hunters jeopardising police work, says senior officer

Stings by self-styled paedophile hunters – who pose as children online to catch potential sexual predators – are diverting “significant resources” into the protection of suspects, police chiefs have said. After a court ruled in favour of a group that argued that it should face no official oversight, Ch Con Simon Bailey, of the National Police Chiefs’ Council, said the ...

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Afghan defence officials quit over Taliban attack as Pentagon chief flies in

Afghanistan’s top two defence officials have resigned after a Taliban attack killed more than 140 soldiers at an army base, as the US defence secretary, James Mattis, touched down on an unannounced visit to meet American troops and Afghan officials. “Defence minister Abdullah Habibi and army chief of staff Qadam Shah Shahim stepped down with immediate effect,” the presidential palace ...

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Afghan defence officials quit over Taliban attack as Pentagon chief flies in

Afghanistan’s top two defence officials have resigned after a Taliban attack killed more than 140 soldiers at an army base, as the US defence secretary, James Mattis, touched down on an unannounced visit to meet American troops and Afghan officials. “Defence minister Abdullah Habibi and army chief of staff Qadam Shah Shahim stepped down with immediate effect,” the presidential palace ...

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Pique lacht om praatjes Ramos

Gerard Pique en Sergio Ramos hadden het zondag – geheel volgens verwachting – weer eens met elkaar aan de stok. Tijdens de door FC Barcelona gewonnen El Clasico (2-3) moest de aanvoerder van Real Madrid met rood naar de kant na een charge met twee benen vooruit op Lionel Messi. En dat zorgde voor behoorlijk wat commotie. Natuurlijk rende Pique ...

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