ST. EUSTATIUS – The much anticipated court case between the island of St. Eustatius and the Dutch government, has been postponed.
This was announced by the Judge of First Instance in his opening remarks Tuesday morning.
The now defunct government started court proceedings against the Dutch government for what they contend to be the illegal removal of the legally elected administration from office.
The postponement will now afford the Dutch government the opportunity to adequately prepare their argument against the plaintiff.
The Dutch government is being represented by the law firm, HBN.
Clyde van Putten is the leader of the now disposed government on Statia. Shortly after the postponement of the hearing Tuesday morning announced, he expressed confidence in they winning the court case against the Dutch government.
According to him, they have done their homework and base on the UN charter, of which Holland is signatory to, there is no doubt that the ruling will be in their favor.
The legally elected leader of the government is also of the opinion that the Dutch government illegally remove his administration from office.