Inter-Parliamentary Conference (IPKO) Was Very Productive

The Inter-Parliamentary Conference (IPKO) of the Kingdom of the Netherlands which took place between June 14 and 16 in The Hague was finalized yesterday with the signing of the list of actions.

President of Parliament William MIllerson explained that for the majority of the Curaçao delegation this was their first time participating in the IPKO. “For u, it was important to see that there was mutual respect during the meetings,” said Millerson. He also explained that on Tuesday the Curaçao delegation had an activity at the Curaçao House in The Hague where they had the chance to meet several Curaçaoans living in the Netherlands. “Everything was very successful.”

The Curaçao delegation also visited the Elemental Water Makers, the Nuon Solar project and the Clean Ocean Foundation which was very interesting for the island.

The delegations of all four countries in the Kingdom, Aruba, Curaçao, Sint Maarten and the Netherlands met during the conference. They signed several documents about cooperation in several areas between the countries. During the conference, it became clear that the cooperation between the countries in the Kingdom is extremely important. The leader of the Curaçao delegation, Ana-Maria Pauleta MP indicated that it is a priority for Curaçao to cooperate more with Aruba, Sint Maarten and the BES islands (Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba).

The topics discussed during the IPKO were Climate Change, Sustainability, Youth, Education, Economic Opportunities in the Kingdom, Medical Care, Discrimination and Government Integrity. They also talked about the situation in Venezuela and the effects the crisis in the South American country has for its neighbors, Aruba, Bonaire and Curaçao.

The delegations also exchanged ideas about how they see the Kingdom in 2040. sFrancesco Corallo Files Appealrc=”https://caribbeannews1.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/inter-parliamentary-conference-ipko-was-very-productive.jpg” alt=”Inter-Parliamentary Conference (IPKO) Was Very Productive” width=”300″ height=”197″ /> Inter-Parliamentary Conference (IPKO) Was Very Productive[/caption]

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The Home Repair project designed to assist the most vulnerable in our community to live in decent homes was launched Monday June 12th. The Department of Community Development, Family & Humanitarian Affairs (CDFHA), Youth Affairs, contractors and students have all come together in a win, win, win project to benefit the community. The students will gain valuable work experience that will equip them with valuable experience to enter the labor market as a skilled worker.

The Home Repair project designed to assist the most vulnerable in our community to live in decent homes was launched Monday June 12th. The Department of Community Development, Family & Humanitarian Affairs (CDFHA), Youth Affairs, contractors and students have all come together in a win, win, win project to benefit the community. The students will gain valuable work experience that will equip them with valuable experience to enter the labor market as a skilled worker. In anticipation of the launch, the contractors and participating students met last week Thursday for an introductory meeting before repairs on the first 12 homes commenced.
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Attorneys of Corallo file complaint with European Human Rights Court

PHILIPSBURG–On April 20, the lawyers of businessman Francesco Corallo filed an official complaint with the European Court of Human Rights in Strassbourg, France, considering what they hold for “inhu

PHILIPSBURG–On April 20, the lawyers of businessman Francesco Corallo filed an official complaint with the European Court of Human Rights in Strassbourg, France, considering what they hold for “inhuman conditions” under which he is detained.
Attorneys Eldon “Peppi” Sulvaran, Paula Janssen, and Claudia Reijntjes-Wendenburg filed for summary proceedings with the European Court. “It has always been our position that problems within the prison system in St. Maarten (but also in Aruba and Curaçao may not come at the expense of detainees,” the three lawyers said in a statement.More Sxm News

Corallo was held on December 13, 2016, in response to a request by the judicial authorities in Italy for his extradition. He is suspected of tax evasion in Italy, misappropriation of money, money laundering, and membership in a transnational criminal organisation.

The extradition case was heard in Court on May 16 and on June 6. The Joint Court of Justice is to give its advice about the permissibility of Corallo’s extradition on June 20, and about a fourth request filed by his lawyers for their client’s immediate release pending his extradition to Italy because of what they consider inhumane detention circumstances at the Philipsburg Police Station.

In their petition to the Human Rights Court Corallo’s attorneys point out that the European Committee for the Prevention of Torture or Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment CPT after visiting the cell block in May 2014 filed a very critical report in August 2015 in which the Kingdom of the Netherlands was advised “that persons should not be detained at Philipsburg Police Station in excess of three days and in any event never longer than 10 days. The facility is totally inappropriate for holding remand and sentenced prisoners, and the CPT recommends that they be moved to alternative accommodation as soon as possible,” it was stated in the report.

Also the Law Enforcement Council was critical about safety in St. Maarten’s houses of detention in its report of December 2014. According to Corallo’s legal team the detention situation is St. Maarten has not improved to date.

In the meantime their client has been held in detention at the Police Station for six months. Since then his lawyers filed requests for Corallo’s conditional release on December 19, 2016, and on February 2, 2017, and March 21, 2017, which were all turned down by the Joint Court.

Corallo claims that his delicate health, – he was treated of a malignancy to his tongue in 2015, and is suffering of high blood pressure –, and his business interests make it impossible for his detention to continue.

The Prosecutor’s Office is against a suspension of the detention because Corallo is considered a flight risk since he owns a private jet. In addition, multiple identity cards had been found during a search of Corallo’s premises.

Corallo protests the fact that he has been staying for three months in a cell which measured 16 square meters and which he often had to share with five, six or seven other persons. Furthermore, the cells were dark and unhygienic and there was a foul odour. The unhygienic circumstances caused a dental infection, Corallo claimed.More Caribbean Crime News

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150 Photos Dutch Sint Maarten Parliament Opening 2016-2017

His Excellency Governor Eugene Holiday give his annual address to the people of Sint Maarten. In attendance were the Council of Ministers, Members of Parliament and other invited guests

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His Excellency Governor Eugene Holiday give his annual address to the people of Sint Maarten. In attendance were the Council of Ministers, Members of Parliament and other invited guests.

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St Maarten KPSM Police Public Warning

The Police Department is taking this opportunity to again address the very serious issue of the destruction of Political Billboards and other publicly placed material or items for public viewing on the public roads and which belong to the numerous political parties for the upcoming 2016 Parliamentary Election. Latest from the Sxm Kpsm Sint Maarten Police Department

PUBLIC WARNING

The Police Department is taking this opportunity to again address the very serious issue of the destruction of Political Billboards and other publicly placed material or items for public viewing on the public roads and which belong to the numerous political parties for the upcoming 2016 Parliamentary Election.

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The police department on a daily basis receives official complaints from contact person of the different political parties regarding the destruction of their property. This criminal act is in violation of Article 2: 334 of the Penal Code and the political parties in question have requested criminal investigations into these cases.

The police department has taken these cases very seriously, just like every other case, and will do in depth investigations to determine who is/are responsible for these criminal acts.