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Factsheet: “Only a small minority prefers complete independence”

PHILIPSBURG — Is St. Maarten completely decolonized or is there still work to be done? That is the central question in a factsheet three experts put together for the Dutch Second Chamber. The answer remains a matter of opinion, so the proponents and the opponents of the decolonization debate all have something to hang on to. The authors of the More...

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By The Publisher On Thursday, April 14th, 2022
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Round table debate about Kingdom Charter: “Not correct to state that we are still a colony of the Netherlands”

PHILIPSBURG — Next week Tuesday, April 19, the parliamentary committee for Constitutional Affairs and Decolonization organizes a round table panel discussion with four experts about the Kingdom Charter, its More...

By The Publisher On Saturday, August 28th, 2021
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UN Committee urges the Netherlands to promote equality

PHILIPSBURG — “Formal equality does not equate material equality.” That is one of the conclusions of the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination after the evaluation of the Dutch 22nd More...

By The Publisher On Saturday, May 8th, 2021
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Court snubs Pro Soualiga Foundation

PHILIPSBURG — The Pro Soualiga Foundation initiated a “completely redundant” lawsuit against the State of the Netherlands, the Court in First Instance ruled on Friday, adding that the foundation does More...

By The Publisher On Monday, March 22nd, 2021
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MP Wescot wants urgent meeting of the Decolonization Committee of Parliament

“The route to the UN via the CLG petition is a way to circumvent the route to the people of St. Maarten for their opinion.” PHILIPSBURG — MP Sarah Wescot is of the opinion that the longer the government More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, January 19th, 2021
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Pro Soualiga twists old study to fit its agenda

PHILIPSBUG — In an attempt to revive its decolonization claims the Pro Soualiga Foundation sent out a press release about the promotion of Steven Hillebrink at Leiden University on the thesis The Right to More...

By The Publisher On Monday, December 21st, 2020
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Pro Soualiga Foundation: “UN Security Council Labels Netherlands’ Actions Worse Than Hitler.”

  In order to receive the third tranche of liquidity support, the Dutch government recently asked the Government of St. Maarten to distance itself from comments made by various Members of Parliament regarding More...

By The Publisher On Friday, December 18th, 2020
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Pro Soualiga Response To “Decolonization Was Completed In 1955”

Dear Editor, In February of 2018, the Kingdom of the Netherlands submitted a Written Statement  to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) where they declared in paragraph 2.5 that “the right to self-determination More...

By The Publisher On Friday, December 18th, 2020
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Foundation maintains incorrect claim that United Nations rejected Kingdom Charter

PHILIPSBURG – The Pro Soualiga Foundation is apparently not happy with the conclusion that the decolonization process for the Netherlands Antilles and Suriname was already completed in 1955. Therefore, the foundation More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, December 17th, 2020
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“Decolonization was completed in 1955”

PHILIPSBURG – The Parliamentary Committee for Constitutional Affairs and Decolonization has lost most of its luster already before its first meeting, given the Dutch government’s reply to a lawsuit filed by More...