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Court forces decision about EZ Air’s permission to fly to St. Maarten

PHILIPSBURG — The administrative court gave the Ministry of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transport and Telecommunication (TEATT) four weeks to take a decision about a request from EZ Air for a FACOP (Foreign Air Operator Certificate). EZ Air, doing business under the name Z Air, applied on August 2, 2023, for a FACOP but so far the ministry has More...

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By The Publisher On Sunday, July 14th, 2024
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Aruba’s former Minister Sevinger sent to prison

WILLEMSTAD — The Common Court of Justice sentenced Benny Sevinger, a former Minister of Urban Planning, Infrastructure and Environment (and later of Urban Planning, Integration and Infrastructure) in Aruba More...

By The Publisher On Saturday, July 13th, 2024
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Ship jumper MP Kevin Maingrette in problems with bribery-allegations

PHILIPSBURG — The Detective Collaboration Team (RST) searched the house and the workplace of an outgoing Member of Parliament, 721news.com reported. According to the report, the investigation focuses on the More...

By The Publisher On Saturday, July 13th, 2024
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Supreme Court validates same-sex marriages in Curacao and Aruba

THE HAGUE – Curacao and Aruba – and by extension St. Maarten – have to allow partners of the same sex to marry, the Supreme Court stipulated in a ruling dated December 22, 2023. The ruling is the More...

By The Publisher On Saturday, July 6th, 2024
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Conditional prison sentence for Emsley Tromp

WILLEMSTAD — The Court in First Instance sentenced Emsley Tromp and René Lourents to conditional prison sentences for forgery. The court acquitted both defendants of bribery and corruption. At the time of More...

By The Publisher On Saturday, June 29th, 2024
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Finance Minister Gumbs criticizes Ennia-solution

PHILIPSBURG — Finance Minister Marinka Gumbs is highly critical of the proposed solution to keep insurance company Ennia out of bankruptcy. The Netherlands has made the interest rate St. Maarten has to pay More...

By The Publisher On Friday, June 28th, 2024
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Court rules against developer in land swap dispute

PHILIPSBURG -- Tesi NV is a project developer and a part of the Port de Plaisance Group. In a notarial deed dated June 8, 1998, it obtained the right of long lease to several parcels of land located in Simpson More...

By The Publisher On Friday, June 28th, 2024
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GEBE pays a heavy price for firing Sharine Daniel

PHILIPSBURG -- Utilities Company GEBE is finally rid of its former Head Internal Audit Sharine Daniel, providing that it does not withdraw its request to dissolve the labor agreement and that it pays Daniel 350,000 More...

By The Publisher On Saturday, June 22nd, 2024
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Lawyers for Silveria Jacobs demand $4 million in penalties from Olivier Arrindell

PHILIPSBURG -- In November of last year the Court in First Instance ordered Olivier Arrindell to rectify statements he had made in several videos about former Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs. The penalty for not More...

By The Publisher On Saturday, June 22nd, 2024
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Guilty without a sanction? You are still convicted of a crime, Supreme Court rules

THE HAGUE — Is someone convicted if a court finds a defendant guilty and punishable but does not impose a sanction? The Supreme Court considered this question “in the interest of the law” after the Common More...