PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - This month, Molly Steward, partner with VanEps Kunneman VanDoorne, launches the ‘Collected Employment Laws and Regulations Curaçao 2015’, which she compiled.
PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - On Wednesday July 6th at approximately 09.15 p.m. police arrested a male suspect with the initials E.R.W. (45) who appeared on the Interpol most wanted list, for crimes committed in the Dominican Republic.
The arrest took place at the Starz Casino in Cupe-a-Coy after information reached the police department of the suspect being in that area at the time.
After the information was verified by the police department that this suspect was indeed listed on the most wanted list of Interpol, police patrols were directed to the location to conduct an investigation.
Prior to conducting this investigation the Prosecutors Office was informed of the situation who granted the officer permission to make the arrest. On the scene the investigating officers confirmed the identity of the suspect and the arrest was made without any incident.
The suspect was then brought to the Philipsburg Police Station where he was placed in custody pending further investigation.
The investigation has shown that the suspect has both the Dutch as well as the Dominican nationality.
The police department through the Prosecutors Office will be contacting the Dominican authorities to discuss the legal steps which have to be taken to deal with this case.
The media will be informed regarding the progress of the investigation as it continues.
BRADES, Montserrat – Attorney-at-Law Warren Cassell has had all of his convictions quashed by the Privy Council leaving Cassell with no criminal record.
WILLEMSTAD, Curacao - Real Estate lawyer Tom Peeters has been appointed partner with VanEps Kunneman VanDoorne as per 1 July. Tom joined the Dutch Caribbean firm in 2013 and heads the Bonaire office. Under his wing, the branch has steadily grown and managed to achieve a permanent position as market leader on the island, with clients such as the (Central) Government, utility companies, the airport, and various international hotels.
To that end, Tom has invested a lot in know-how of and insight in the business community in Bonaire and the other Dutch Caribbean islands since his arrival. He regularly publishes, speaks and provides workshops, and is board member and supervisory director of various organizations, including BONHATA (the trade organization for tourism in Bonaire). For instance, Tom will host a seminar on procurement and contracting in Curaçao on 7 July, to be repeated in St. Maarten in August. He also raised questions and stressed the importance of the practical feasibility of the Electricity and Drinking Water Act BES with the government, resulting in important modifications in the final version of the law that was introduced on 1 July.
Tom is an experienced and specialized real estate lawyer, with special expertise in the traditional and sustainable energy sector. With his background as engineer, he advises on project development and procurement in a pragmatic way. He litigates as well, in matters concerning construction law and disputes on spatial planning and the environment. Tom is also qualified to act as a cassation attorney. Before his arrival in the Caribbean in 2013, he worked for international law firms, and he was director of a legal consultancy firm. He also fulfilled technical and legal advisory positions with the Royal Dutch Navy.
Tom responds as follows: “I am glad and proud to be part of the team (of partners) of VanEps Kunneman VanDoorne and to be involved in the challenging real estate developments in the Caribbean. The growth of our office in Bonaire is symbolic for the increase in business activity on this island, where the need for practical, practicable, and creative advice increases.”
Managing partner Focco Lunsingh Scheurleer adds: “Our firm has offices on all islands and invests in local know-how and commitment. The BES Islands get more and more regulations of their own. Local incorporation hereof provides a new dynamic. This requires advice with an understanding of local circumstances. In recent years, we have shown to be able to anticipate and advise in this respect, and Tom has had an important role in it, beside his role as branch manager in Bonaire.”
PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - The suspects R.C.T.A. and R.R.R. were both sentenced by the Joint Court of Justice on June 29 to 18 years in jail for attempted murder, multiple cases of attempted manslaughter (among others two Police Officers) all committed in the Dutch Quarter area and possession of illegal firearms.
PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - The Court of First Instance on June 29 sentenced suspended Police Officer A.R.W.M. (45) to 12 months in jail for not surrendering his service weapon - a Walther PPK and ammunition, after he was suspended from duty.
CASTRIES, St. Lucia - A St. Lucian national is among 312 Caribbean nationals on Interpol, the largest international police organisation’s Wanted Persons List, News Americas reported last week.
WILLEMSTAD, Curacao - Since 2013, VanEps Kunneman VanDoorne has been actively involved in the implementation of the Electricity and Drinking Water Act BES.
PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - The Court of First Instance decided on Thursday June 23, that two of the three suspects in the Efeze Investigation, V.A.R (81) born in St. Maarten and I.A.F. (55) born in the Dominican Republic will remain in pre-trial detention.
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