OM increased fines for calling while driving and seatbelts


WILLEMSTAD - The police will start tackling driving without a seatbelt. Those who get caught must pay a fine of 250 guilders starting January 1. Currently, it is 75 guilders. If the driver doesn’t pay and he or she goes to court, the public prosecutor can demand 300 guilders for driving without a seatbelt. The Public Prosecution also announced that More...

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By Edition On Tuesday, December 12th, 2017

Ultimo Noticia loses case against journalist

WILLEMSTAD - Ultimo Noticia has to pay more than one hundred thousand guilders of compensation to journalist Dick Drayer. The judge decided that yesterday. The morning newspaper has been posting photos made by Dick More...

DHL in Curacao
By Edition On Friday, December 8th, 2017

Man punished for smuggling drugs from Curaçao via DHL

THE HAGUE - In the Netherlands, a man was convicted of drug smuggling from Curaçao via DHL. At the airport Schiphol it was discovered and a policeman dressed as a DHL courier delivered the package. That did not More...

Helmin Wiels
By Edition On Thursday, December 7th, 2017

OM: Continuation case “Magnus / Maximus”

WILLEMSTAD - On Thursday morning, in the case of "Magnus / Maximus" against Defendant B. "Nini" F. (Curaçao, 1971), the Court decided the following: On 22 March 2018, a pre-trial review / pro forma will take place More...

By Edition On Wednesday, December 6th, 2017

Pre-trial review Fonseca case tomorrow

Fonseca WILLEMSTAD - Tomorrow morning is the second pre-trial revied in the appeal of Nini Fonseca. The man who was previously sentenced to 25 years in prison for his role in the murder of the former Member of Parliament More...

Venezuelan boat
By Edition On Monday, December 4th, 2017

Another 23 undocumented migrants detained by Coast Guard

WILLEMSTAD - The Caribbean Coastguard (KWCARIB) has picked up 5 undocumented migrants in the night from Saturday to Sunday. An additional 18 undocumented migrants were arrested on Sunday during the day. In total More...

By Edition On Thursday, November 30th, 2017

Successful conference on relational violence and violence against children

WILLEMSTAD - This morning, Thursday, November 30, 2017, the conference "Beware - Be Aware" took place. A conference organized by the Ministry of Justice, the Public Prosecution (OM) Curaçao and the Foundation for More...

By Edition On Tuesday, November 28th, 2017

Press release Emsley Tromp on decision OM to appeal

WILLEMSTAD - Through the media, Emsley Tromp has learned today that the Public Prosecution (OM) will not accept the full acquittal of the Court of Justice on November 17. This has been confirmed by the Public Prosecution. More...

By Edition On Monday, November 27th, 2017

Update: Online auction of private jet

WILLEMSTAD - Auction house BVA Auctions is auctioning the seized aircraft Challenger 601-3A/ER by order of the Public Prosecutor of Curaçao. The auction opens on December 15th and bids can be placed up until 6:00 More...

Domestic violence victim
By Edition On Thursday, November 23rd, 2017

OM: Conference with attention to domestic violence

WILLEMSTAD - In 2015, the Minister of Justice proclaimed the month of November as a month of awareness on relational violence and violence against children. This year too, the Ministry of Justice of Curaçao and More...