Knops: “We need to take measures to safeguard autonomy”

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THE HAGUE -- The meeting of the Kingdom Council of Ministers did not result in any decisions about the establishment of the consensus Kingdom law Caribbean Reform Entity (CRE). State Secretary Knops made clear that the establishment of this law requires approval by the governments and the parliaments of St. Maarten, Curacao and Aruba. LOGIN TO READ More...

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By The Publisher On Sunday, July 5th, 2020

Nice move

PHILIPSBURG/WILLEMSTAD -- Finally it has become clear what the Dutch State Secretary Knops means with his “lowering of 12.5 percent on the total package of labor conditions of all employees in the civil service More...

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By The Publisher On Sunday, July 5th, 2020

New conditions for liquidity support are still unclear

THE HAGUE – St. Maarten, Curacao and Aruba are quite prepared to implement reforms, but not as fast as the Dutch government demands, the NOS reports. The tempo the Netherlands demands in exchange for assistance More...

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By The Publisher On Tuesday, June 23rd, 2020

Concurrentie in aantocht voor KLM/Air France

PHILIPSBURG – Air Belgium wil in de loop van volgend jaar op de voormalige Nederlandse Antillen gaan vliegen. Dat heeft de Belgische luchtvaartmaatschappij gisteren bekendgemaakt tijdens een perspresentatie. More...

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By The Publisher On Monday, June 22nd, 2020

Knops advises against Van Dam’s prison motion

THE HAGUE –- State Secretary Raymond Knops (Kingdom Relations) advises against the motion tabled by CDA-MP Chris van Dam that asks the government to let the Kingdom Council of Ministers control the Pointe Blanche More...

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By The Publisher On Saturday, June 20th, 2020

Van Dam wants Kingdom to take control of Pointe Blanche prison

THE HAGUE – CDA-parliamentarian Chris van Dam wants the Netherlands to take control of the Pointe Blanche prison for the next five years. In a motion, he will present on Monday in a meeting of the Parliamentary More...

By The Publisher On Saturday, June 20th, 2020

CBCS provides information about salary bank president

WILLEMSTAD/PHILIPSBURG — Although it is very unusual for individual salary information to be discussed in public, the Supervisory Board of the Central Bank of Curaçao and Sint Maarten (CBCS) has decided More...

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By The Publisher On Saturday, June 6th, 2020

Progress Committee remains in place for another two years

PHILIPSBURG – The Progress Committee that monitors the plans of approach for the police force and the prison system will continue its work for another two years. The royal decree that regulates this was established More...

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By The Publisher On Wednesday, May 20th, 2020

Dutch parliament backs up conditions for liquidity support

THE HAGUE – Members of the Dutch parliament support the conditions State secretary Drs. Raymond Knops has imposed on Aruba, Curacao and St. Maarten for the provision of liquidity support, but some parliamentarians More...

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By The Publisher On Tuesday, May 19th, 2020

Knops: “Countries cannot support their own autonomy”

PHILIPSBURG – “Once more we see now what was already clear for a longer period of time: the countries cannot support their own autonomy.” That explosive remark comes from a letter State Secretary Drs. Raymond More...