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Minister Martina resigns because of criminal investigation

Minister Martina resigns because of criminal investigation

WILLEMSTAD - Before Martina became Minister, he was CEO at insurance company Guardian. He did not distance himself enough from his shares in the company while having a public function and this is against the law. Steven Martina, the Minister of Economic Development on the island of Curaçao, unexpectedly resigned on Thursday. This because of a criminal investigation conducted by...

Plenary Session of Parliament about Draft National Ordinance to amend the National Ordinance Administrative Jurisdiction

Plenary Public session of Parliament regarding the discussion on handling the of sexual molestation cases that have been surfacing the media

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – The House of Parliament will sit in a Plenary Public meeting on Thursday, February 21, 2019. The Public meeting is scheduled for 14.00 hrs. in the General Assembly Chamber of the House at Wilhelminastraat #1 in Philipsburg. The Minister of Justice will be present. The agenda points are: 1. Incoming documents 2. Regulation of tasks 3....

ISLAND OPINION

A Democratic Process?

A Democratic Process?

  Postulation day for two of the three former Netherlands Antilles, the present Bes Islands and still Dutch colonies was on February 6, 2019 in preparation for March 20, 2019 Island Council elections. For clarity sake let me explain. Elections should have been held on the 3 islands namely, Saba, St Eustatius and Bonaire. However, we all know what happened...

Open Letter to Secretary-General and Chief Executive Officer of the Caribbean Community  Caricom Secretariaat

Open Letter to Secretary-General and Chief Executive Officer of the Caribbean Community Caricom Secretariaat

H.E. Ambassador Mr. Irwin La Rocque Secretary-General and Chief Executive Officer of the Caribbean Community Caricom Secretariaat Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown Guyana   Bonaire, February 6th, 2019   Subject:  Urgent appeal from the people of the Dutch Caribbean islands to the CARICOM and Latin America. Excellency, I would like to congratulate your excellency and the secretariat on attending the upcoming meeting...

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