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Statia Island Council elections called off

Statia Island Council elections called off

THE HAGUE - The Island Council elections in St. Eustatius on March 18, 2019, will definitely not go ahead. This is stated in a lengthy progress report about Statia that Dutch State Secretary of Home Affairs and Kingdom Relations Raymond Knops sent to the Dutch Parliament on Wednesday evening. Knops acknowledged the wish of the political parties in Statia to...

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Statia in Peril: he case against “Public Entity”

Statia in Peril: he case against “Public Entity”

ST. EUSTATIUS --The Court of First Instance in Philipsburg is scheduled (on Tuesday, November 20, 2018) to hear open arguments from the dissolved insular Government of Sint Eustatius which was taken into receivership on February 7, 2018 by its Central Government – The Government of the  Netherlands. The dissolved Government officials are of the opinion that the Government of the...

“OUR SHIP OF STATE IS GOVERNED  BY DEFAULT and TOM FOOLERY”  “COURAGE AND COMMITMENT NEEDED TO ENSURE PROPER  GOVERNANCE AND FASTER REBUILDING OF SINT MAARTEN”

“OUR SHIP OF STATE IS GOVERNED BY DEFAULT and TOM FOOLERY” “COURAGE AND COMMITMENT NEEDED TO ENSURE PROPER GOVERNANCE AND FASTER REBUILDING OF SINT MAARTEN”

 Gracita states;  “ Our Island commemorated Sint Maarten day over the weekend, amid a cloud of serious concerns regarding the day to day management of our still fragile state of our economy.  Current governance of the People’s affairs falls short of a clear direction and focus.  There’s no need to beat around the bush any longer. Arrindell said: “Given the...

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