Raymond Knops State Secretary of Kingdom Relations in Rutte III cabinet

Raymond Knops

GREAT BAY – The new Dutch government will not have a Minister for Kingdom Relations. Instead, the portfolio has been downgraded to the level of a State Secretary. The successor of Minister Ronald Plasterk (Home Affairs and Kingdom Relations) in the new cabinet is Karin Hildur (Kajsa) Ollongren but her portfolio covers Home Affairs and Housing. Her More...

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By webadmin On Thursday, October 19th, 2017
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Dutch experts in Trouw: “Making a house hurricane proof does not have to be that costly”

GREAT BAY – Reconstruction efforts must result in a better and stronger St. Maarten. That is the message from the local government and few will have an argument with that point of departure. But how this must More...

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By webadmin On Tuesday, October 17th, 2017
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Van Putten apologizes for statement on murdering and burning Dutch military

ORANJESTAD – Politician Clyde van Putten has apologized to residents of St. Eustatius for his highly criticized statement on murdering and burning the Dutch military. He said he would take ‘full responsibility’ More...

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By webadmin On Sunday, October 15th, 2017
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Van Putten’s statements are unacceptable, Statians say

ORANJESTAD – The remarks island council member Clyde van Putten made during a congress in Curacao whereby he said that Dutch soldiers would be burned and killed in the streets, have met with criticism in Statia More...

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By webadmin On Friday, October 13th, 2017
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Conditions apply: Dutch ready to force the issue

THE HAGUE – A Dutch fund – with hundreds of millions of euros – for the reconstruction of St. Maarten will only become available after the government of Prime Minister William Marlin agrees to two conditions More...

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By webadmin On Friday, October 13th, 2017
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Refugees from St. Maarten in “bureaucratic nightmare”

HAARLEM – A group of fifteen homeless citizens from St. Maarten has hired attorney Leandro Thomas. He has to make sure that they are able to register in a Dutch municipality, Natasja Gibbs reports on Caribisch More...

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By webadmin On Friday, October 13th, 2017
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Van Putten’s death threats upset Dutch politicians

THE HAGUE – Members of the Dutch parliament are astonished about threats made by Island Council member Clyde van Putten towards Dutch military personnel on Statia, John Samson reports on Caribisch Netwerk. Van More...

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By webadmin On Tuesday, October 10th, 2017
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Holland has a new Rutte cabinet with a very thin majority; most ambitious governing accord ever presented

THE HAGUE — Four parties in The Netherlands finally reached an agreement today and presented their governing accord for the next cabinet period under Prime Minister Mark Rutte’s leadership. The four More...

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By webadmin On Sunday, October 8th, 2017
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Cft report on Bonaire

Kralendijk – During its visit to Bonaire on October 3rd the Board of financial supervision Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba (Cft) emphasized the need for an adequate budget execution (such as key role functions) More...

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By webadmin On Thursday, October 5th, 2017
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Navy ends emergency assistance to Dominica

GREAT BAY – The navy terminated the emergency assistance by its vessels Zr. Ms. Zeeland and Zr. Ms. Pelikaan to Dominica on Wednesday. The Zeeland docked on Wednesday afternoon next to Zr. Ms. Karel Doorman in More...