Published On: Fri, Aug 9th, 2013

OM’s fine collection campaign successful

OM officeWILLEMSTAD – The campaign of the Public Prosecutor Curaçao (OM) to get overdue fines paid yet has paid off.

The Public Prosecutor Curacao, in close cooperation with the Immigration Service Curaçao, launched the system at the Hato airport and seaport on June 19, 2013, where it has become possible to digitally trace travelers with outstanding fines at the airport Hato or the port when entering or leaving the island. These are outstanding traffic fines.

This new policy has resulted in a collection of over 300,000 guilders during the period from  June 19 to  July 31, 2013. At Hato more than 800 passengers were addressed over the same period. They all got a leaflet from the Immigration Officer on how to pay the fine. There were also payment agreements made between the OM and more than 530 people.

The Public Prosecutor advises all citizens to rather pay before they leave the island, to prevent any inconvenience at Hato or at the port. For more information on paying your fine, you can come to the OM’s office in downtown Punda where you can pick up a leaflet and also you check in the computer whether you have unpaid fines.

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