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Progress Committee appreciates Minister Richardson’s trip to the Netherlands

PHILIPSBURG — Between September 20 and 23 Minister Anna Richardson (Justice) visited several judicial institutions in the Netherlands and she also met with State Secretary Raymond Knops and the mayor, police chief and public prosecutor in the municipality of Leiden. Part of the trip was inspired by recommendations from the Progress Committee More...

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By The Publisher On Sunday, September 19th, 2021
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Controversy puts Knops’ role as Mr. Good Governance on the line

PHILIPSBURG — State Secretary Drs. Raymond Knops (Kingdom Relations) is at the center of a controversy after the Dutch newspaper NRC reported that he used the services of civil servants to solve a private More...

By The Publisher On Saturday, September 18th, 2021
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Ferry-service to Saba and Statia could start in November

PHILIPSBURG — Saba and Statia have jointly selected Anguilla-based Blues and Blues as the preferred operator of a ferry connection between the two islands, St. Maarten and St. Kitts. The service could be More...

By The Publisher On Friday, September 17th, 2021
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D66-Minister Kaag steps down after motion of disapproval

THE HAGUE — Outgoing Minister of Foreign Affairs Sigrid Kaag stepped down in the night from Wednesday to Thursday after a majority of the Dutch parliament supported a motion of disapproval against her because 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 Friday, August 20th, 2021
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Notary plays a false note and faces profession ban

WILLESTAD — Renowned composer and piano player Johnny Kleinmoedig is facing an 18-months prison sentence (with 6 months suspended) and a ban from practicing as a public notary for five years. The public prosecutor More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, July 22nd, 2021
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How Dutch is Ballast Nedam?

PHILIPSBURG — Ballast Nedam is generally recognized as a Dutch construction company. There is however nothing Dutch about the chairman of the board or about Ballast Nedam’s parent company. The chairman More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, June 22nd, 2021
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Kingdom imposes conditions on sixth tranche of liquidity support

PHILIPSBURG — St. Maarten’s capacity is, in terms of quantity and quality “a serious stumbling block” for the execution of improvements, State Secretary Raymond Knops (Kingdom Relations) writes in a More...

By The Publisher On Friday, June 18th, 2021
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Knops releases liquidity support

THE HAGUE — State Secretary Raymond Knops (Kingdom Relations) released the fifth tranche of liquidity support to St. Maarten. The Netherlands will transfer 39 million guilders ($21.8 million) by the end of More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, June 1st, 2021
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Schiphol’s continued assistance at the airport still hangs in the balance

PHILIPSBURG — Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs stated in a press release dated May 30 that the Royal Schiphol Group has “confirmed their willingness to continue with the cooperation and support at the airport More...






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