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Chairlady Sarah Wescot Williams reacts to Bosman law proposal (Audio)

Chairlady Sarah Wescot Williams reacts to Bosman law proposal (Audio)

HOLLAND/Sint Maarten--VVD Member of Parliament André Bosman presented his controversial initiative proposal to make it easier for the Netherlands to end the kingdom relation with Curaçao, Aruba, Sint Maarten, Bonaire, Sint Eustatius, and Saba to the Lower House for treatment. Bosman wants to amend both the Statute and the Constitution by means of a Kingdom Act, which lowers the threshold...

Prime Minister Rutte in Curaçao for ‘Bon Biní for Business’ (Audio report/Gonzalo Cuales

Prime Minister Rutte and Secretary of State Knops to Bonaire, Curaçao and Aruba

THE HAGUE--Prime Minister Rutte and State Secretary Knops (Interior Affairs and Kingdom Relations) will visit Bonaire, Curaçao and Aruba on Sunday 20th  to Tuesday 22nd of   January. The visit is all about economic cooperation and law enforcement. Together with more than forty companies, the government officials  will take part in the “Bon Bini for Business” conference on January 21st. Entrepreneurs...

ISLAND OPINION

Statia files Court Injunction aims at removal of appointed Commissioners from office

A challenge to Raymond Knops

I have taken not that, in a predictable yet futile attempt to justify his unlawful actions committed against the population of Sint Eustatius, State Secretary Knops sent a letter to the Dutch Parliament in which he indicated that he spoke to “plenty inhabitants of Sint Eustatius in Upper Town”, and that there was “much agreement with and appreciation for the...

Statia files Court Injunction aims at removal of appointed Commissioners from office

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Oranjestad, Sint Eustatius, December 20th, 2018 Dear Editor, I have taken note of the media reports about State Secretary Knops’ admission to the Dutch Parliament that the government which he himself unlawfully appointed, broke the Dutch law it was supposedly sent to Sint Eustatius to uphold. In the case in question, acting Government Commissioner Stegers, in violation of the Dutch...

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