Supreme Court upholds Schotte’s conviction

Gerrit Schotte Cicely van der Dijs - Photo CuracaoChronicle

THE HAGUE – In a 65-page ruling containing 169 articles the Supreme Court has confirmed the conviction of Curacao’s former Prime Minister Gerrit Schotte to 3 years of imprisonment and a 5-year ban from membership of parliament. His partner Cicely van der Dijs also saw her verdict confirmed by the highest court in the kingdom: 15 months More...

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By The Publisher On Wednesday, November 21st, 2018
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Clyde van Putten c.s. presented 11-page document to the court to justify arguments

STATIA/ PHILIPSBURG—The judge in the Court of First Instance will hand out a decision in the hearing of the two cases presented by the people of St. Eustatius on December 11, 2018. According to reports on the More...

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By The Publisher On Monday, November 19th, 2018
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Statia in Peril: The case against “Public Entity” – REVISED

By Political Analyst, Julio R, Romney The Court of First Instance in Philipsburg is scheduled (on Tuesday, November 20, 2018) to hear open arguments from the dissolved insular Government of Sint Eustatius which More...

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By The Publisher On Thursday, November 15th, 2018
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Bonaire agrees to ‘light supervision’

KRALENDIJK – After the Island Council of Bonaire approved the 22-page governing agreement with the Netherlands, State Secretary Raymond Knops and Lt. Governor Edison Rijna signed the document on behalf of More...

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By The Publisher On Wednesday, November 14th, 2018
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No scheduled meeting with Van Putten as Dutch State Secretary visits St. Eustatius this weekend

PHILIPSBURG/ST. EUSTATIUS—The visit of the Dutch State Secretary of Kingdom Relations Raymond Knops is not expected to include a meet with the Leader of the Progressive Labor Party Clyde van Putten during his More...

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By The Publisher On Monday, November 5th, 2018
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Van Putten: Court set date injunction case for November 20

PHILIPSBURG — The leader of the Progressive Labor Party Clyde van Putten informed StMaartenNews.com that the injunction case he filed last week Wednesday, October 31, 2018, at the Court of First Instance in More...

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By The Publisher On Wednesday, October 31st, 2018
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Clyde van Putten files an injunction against Dutch government in St. Maarten

PHILIPSBURG—The leader of the Progressive Labor Party Clyde van Putten filed an injunction just minutes before midday at the Court of First Instance in Philipsburg on Wednesday. This injunction which was More...

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By The Publisher On Sunday, October 28th, 2018
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Statia heads for injunction against the Netherlands; ultimatum expires Monday at 4pm

ORANJESTAD – Statian politicians spearheaded by Island Council member Clyde van Putten are heading to court in an attempt to regain control of their island. There is not even a remote chance that the Netherlands More...

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By The Publisher On Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018
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Dutch government forced to hire law firm to handle court case in St. Eustatius

ORANJESTAD, ST. EUSTATIUS — At the 11th hour the Dutch government made the decision to hire regional law firm HBN Law on St. Maarten to represent them in court in the case brought forward by Van Putten c.s., More...

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By The Publisher On Tuesday, September 18th, 2018
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Troonrede 2018 – the unabridged translation

“Post-war history tells a story of progress and improvement” THE HAGUE – On Tuesday, King Willem-Alexander opened the new parliamentary year in the Ridderzaal in The Hague with the traditional Troonrede. More...