Bonaire, June 5th, 2019
Foundation, Nos Ke Boneiru Bek (We Want Bonaire Back) recently went to our sister islands, Aruba and Curacao, on a mission of information and raising awareness and to solicit support and solidarity and also funding, to contribute to the struggle and trajectory to re-enlist Bonaire back on the United Nations list of Non-Self-Governing-Territories.
Both in Curacao and Aruba, fruitful meetings were held with various influential leaders and political and civil society organizations, all of whom, showed their concerns for the alarming situation of Bonaire after the constitutional re-structure of 10-10-10. On both islands, what was very remarkable, was that, up to today, the majority of the people of the 2 islands are under the impression that we, ourselves , the Bonerian People have chosen and want what we are suffering and going through now. However, brotherhood and compassion was shown and that they are in solidarity with the Bonaire People and will monitor the developments from close by and in the future, when needed, will reach out to our people.
On Curacao, Foundation NKBB together with the Movement Kousa Prome, leaded by Mr. Rene Rosalia have realized an accord of cooperation that had been initialized last December with the objective to unite forces and continue to work together in the Caribbean Progressive Alliance(CPA). The CPA, alliance was founded by Mr. James Finies, president of Foundation Nos Kier Boneiru Bek (We Want Bonaire Back), in Sint Maarten in March, 2017. Simultaneously the organizations, Brighter Path Foundation and Progressive Labor Party of Sint Eustatius and The Independence Sint Maarten Foundation of Sint Maarten joined the Alliance. Today, Aruba, Bonaire, Curacao, Sint Eustatius, Sint Maarten, Archipelago San Andres, Providencia, Santa Catalina, U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and Grenada are now members.
The ultimate objective of the CPA is to support and cooperate in the struggle to self-determination of the islands. The similar objective that Kousa Prome wants to realize for Curacao; to support and cooperate to end the five (5) consensus laws, and to respect the vision and spirit of the U.N. Charter, in the same way as it respects the treaty of Lisbon regarding the European Union and to implement the U.N. Charter to self-determination of our peoples.
On Aruba, Foundation NKBB has achieved the same success to broaden the front of the Antilles and Caribbean cooperation alliance with the organizations; Group of 7, leaded by Mr. Rocky Kelly and with the Status Territorium Platform, leaded by Mr. Orlando Croes. The objectives that these organizations call for is for Aruba to realize, are: – to support and cooperate to evaluate and if possible, offer a discussion about the possible change of the Constitution of Aruba to enforce our Constitutional Laws in the Dutch Kingdom; to support and cooperate, to demand equal treatment from Holland for Aruba as equal partners in the Dutch Kingdom; to support and cooperate with the Caribbean people in their struggle for self-determination and to fight colonialism and all kinds of discrimination in the Kingdom of the Netherlands.
Foundation NKBB looks back on the very successful mission to our sister islands, Aruba and Curacao, and is very proud that the front of cooperation between the islands, the Caribbean Progressive Alliance, is broadening in all the interest of the peoples of our respectful Islands.