Court orders Schotte to repay Curacao

Gerrit Schotte

WILLEMSTAD – Former Prime Minister Gerrit Schotte has to pay 1,844,190 guilders ($1,030,274) to the government of Curacao, the Common Court of Justice ruled on Tuesday. The ruling confirms a decision by the Court in First Instance of August 30, 2018. Schotte appealed that decision to no avail. LOGIN TO READ MORE... THIS IS A PREMIUM ARTICLE. ... Some More...

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By The Publisher On Tuesday, June 23rd, 2020
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Attorneys threaten Minister Richardson with new lawsuit over prison conditions

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By The Publisher On Monday, June 22nd, 2020
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Law and order in prison is hard to find

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By The Publisher On Sunday, June 21st, 2020
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Minister of Justice reacts to Court ruling and Van Dam motion

PHILIPSBURG — On Friday, June 19, 2020, the Court of First Instance returned with a decision after reviewing a petition filed by 37 inmates and their attorneys against the Government of St. Maarten and the More...

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By The Publisher On Friday, June 19th, 2020
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Court denies demand for transfer of inmates to the Netherlands

PHILIPSBURG – The Court in First Instance has declared inadmissible the demand by a group of Pointe Blanche inmates that the country transfers them to safer prisons, either in the Netherlands or Bonaire. The More...

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By The Publisher On Wednesday, May 27th, 2020
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Prosecution settles with accountants in card-swipe fraud

WILLEMSTAD – KPMG Meijburg & Co Caribbean has accepted a settlement of 140,000 guilders ($78,212) from the Public Prosecutor’s Office to prevent criminal prosecution. A manager of the company pays 65,000 More...

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By The Publisher On Saturday, May 16th, 2020
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Lower prison sentence for Theo Heyliger due to violation of standards

PHILIPSBURG — The judge acknowledges that former Member of Parliament Theo Heyliger has been brutally treated by holding him first in a filthy Philipsburg police cell and then in Bonaire, violating his right More...

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Judgements in LARIMAR case

WILLEMSTAD/PHILIPSBURG — In the so-called Larimar case, the St. Maarten Court of First Instance sentenced politician T.H. to a 60-month prison sentence for accepting nearly $4 million in bribes and money More...

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By The Publisher On Saturday, May 16th, 2020
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By The Publisher On Saturday, May 16th, 2020
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UP Board: Hearsay trial produces hearsay verdict

PHILIPSBURG — The board of the United People (UP) party on Friday said that the hearsay trial of party founder Theo Heyliger resulted in a hearsay verdict, and hopes Heyliger’s legal team appeal the More...