PHILIPSBURG – On Wednesday Member of Parliament Frans Richardson was arrested in Sint Maarten, together with suspect J.H. B. Both suspects will remain in detention. Richardson and J.H.B. were presented today by the Public Prosecutor’s Office to the judge of instruction (rechter-commissaris). The judge of instruction judged the arrest correct. The Public Prosecutor ordered thereafter […]Read More »
The Caribbean tourism reached another milestone in 2017, surpassing 30 million stayover/tourist visits for the first time and reaching an estimated $37 billion in total visitor spending, according to Ryan Skeete, acting director of research with the Caribbean Tourism Organization. During the presentation of the Caribbean tourism performance report, Mr. Skeete said the good numbers […]Read More »
Suriname Telecoms Market Analysis and Outlook Report 2018 – Revenues, Investment and Infrastructure Details …
Suriname Telecoms Market Analysis and Outlook Report 2018 – Revenues, Investment and Infrastructure Details … Business Wire (press release) Full coverageRead More »
WILLEMSTAD – Prime Minister Eugene Rhuggenaath is going to Brussels today to lead the ministerial delegation to participate in the EU-OCT Forum and the OCT Ministerial Conference. The Ministerial meeting represented by the political leaders of all OCTs worldwide, with the participation of European Commissioner for International Development Cooperation, Directorate for Development Cooperation and Member […]Read More »
THE HAGUE – Minister of Finance Michael Ferrier and Dutch State Secretary Raymond Knops signed off Friday on a NAf. 50 million loan to stave off St. Maarten’s looming liquidity challenges brought on by Hurricane Irma. The loan issued by the Dutch Government comes with zero interest for a term of 30 years, with 25 […]Read More »
WILLEMSTAD – A group of concerned citizens is worried about the way in which Curaçao deals with refugees. In an appeal they ask the government for a more humane policy towards those who try to come to the island in search of a better life. Now Venezuelans in particular come are arrested and held in […]Read More »
WILLEMSTAD – The Ministry of Transport and Traffic will once again try to remove illegal publicity and propaganda along the roadside. Legislation has been in place since 2015, but it is not yet very successful. Owners of illegal propagandas have two weeks to remove them themselves. If they don’t comply, the government will do it and […]Read More »
The girl, 15, begged him to have sex with her after drinking at his house Aruba
'No I can't… you're going to get me locked up': Man jailed for sleeping with a 15-year-old girl after 'she begged him to have sex with her' and 'promised not to dob him in'. John Aruba, 40, 'succumbed' to a girl's advances and had sex with her twice ...
St. Maarten politician remains in detention
Richardson and J.H.B. were presented today by the Public Prosecutor's Office to the judge of instruction (rechter-commissaris). The judge of instruction judged the arrest correct. The Public Prosecutor ordered thereafter the extended detention with 8 ...
Dysfunctional union Curaçao & St. Maarten
First, the CSMU has since 2010 been using the currency of the dissolved Netherlands Antilles: the Netherlands Antillian Guilder (ANG). What we've also done differently than the other existing monetary unions is to not have any mechanism to discuss, let ...