Tag archive for ‘curacao’
By The Publisher On Saturday, July 13th, 2024

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 Thursday, June 27th, 2024

Jetair goes bankrupt, but new owner could restart the business

WILLEMSTAD — After Insel Air ceased operations on February 16, 2019, it was replaced by another Curacao-based airline called Jetair. Five years later, on June 18, 2024, Jetair filed for bankruptcy and the More...

By The Publisher On Monday, March 18th, 2024

Will St. Maarten finally leave the monetary union?

PHILIPSBURG — The Social Economic Council advised the government more than ten years ago, in February 2013 to leave the monetary union with Curacao as soon as possible. Politicians may have read the advice, More...

By The Publisher On Friday, December 29th, 2023

Supreme Court likely to dismiss appeals against same-sex marriages

THE HAGUE — Aruba and Curacao have to allow marriages between same-sex partners. Both countries appealed the decision by the Common Court of Justice that ordered both countries to recognize these marriages More...

By The Publisher On Sunday, December 3rd, 2023

KSA fines gambling operator Betent more than $3 million

THE HAGUE – The Dutch gaming authority KSA has fined online gambling company Betent $3 million ($3.27 million) for violating a string of requirements. Betent operates in The Netherlands under a sub-license More...

By The Publisher On Saturday, November 11th, 2023

Same sex marriage debate continues at the Supreme Court

WILLEMSTAD — The debate about the right to same sex marriage in Curacao and Aruba is in full swing, after the Common Court of Justice ruled that banning such marriages violates the constitutional right to More...

By The Publisher On Wednesday, November 8th, 2023

Vote on Hartog/Crone motion postponed until December

THE HAGUE — Senators Eddy Hartog (Volt) and Ferd Crone (Green Left/PvdA) have agreed to postpone voting on their motion that objects to the intention of charging Curacao and Aruba a higher interest rate on More...

By The Publisher On Sunday, November 5th, 2023

Dutch want help from Curacao against illegal online casinos

WILLEMSTAD — The enforcement department of the Dutch Gambling Authority (KSA) has reached out to the Gaming Control Board in Curacao for help in the battle against online casino operators that continue to More...

By The Publisher On Saturday, October 28th, 2023

Bank settles dollar-swiping case for 25 million

WILLEMSTAD — Maduro & Curiel’s Bank (MCB) settled the so-called dollar-swiping case with the Public Prosecutor’s Office for 25 million guilders (close to $14 million). Because of the settlement, the More...

By The Publisher On Saturday, October 7th, 2023

Curacao refuses loan and Ennia Leven will cease to exist

PHILIPSBURG — The Dutch loan of €600 million (1.2 billion guilders or $636 million) to Curacao and St. Maarten to save the life insurance branch of insurance company ENNIA is off the table. Curacao’s More...