Aruba’s former Minister Sevinger sent to prison

WILLEMSTAD — The Common Court of Justice sentenced Benny Sevinger, a former Minister of Urban Planning, Infrastructure and Environment (and later of Urban Planning, Integration and Infrastructure) in Aruba to a 48-month prison sentence with three years of probation and a 6-year ban on working as a civil servant or to be elected as a member of More...

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By The Publisher On Saturday, July 13th, 2024

Supreme Court validates same-sex marriages in Curacao and Aruba

THE HAGUE – Curacao and Aruba – and by extension St. Maarten – have to allow partners of the same sex to marry, the Supreme Court stipulated in a ruling dated December 22, 2023. The ruling is the More...

By The Publisher On Sunday, June 30th, 2024

Former MP Fritsma still wants to get rid of the Kingdom’s Caribbean territories

PHILIPSBURG — “Every discussion about the future of our kingdom is completely meaningless as long as article 73 of the United Nations Charter is considered as a given.” This statement is part of an article More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, June 27th, 2024

Jetair goes bankrupt, but new owner could restart the business

WILLEMSTAD — After Insel Air ceased operations on February 16, 2019, it was replaced by another Curacao-based airline called Jetair. Five years later, on June 18, 2024, Jetair filed for bankruptcy and the More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, June 18th, 2024

PVV appoints Szabo as State Secretary for Kingdom Relations

THE HAGUE — Instead of Nicolien van Vroonhoven-Kok, the number two on the list of Pieter Omtzigt’s party New Social Contract (NSC), Zsolt Szabo, a member of Geert Wilders’ anti-immigration Party for Freedom More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, May 30th, 2024

Voting for European elections in St. Maarten opens on June 3

PHILIPSBURG — Beginning on Monday June 3, eligible voters in St. Maarten will be able to cast their vote in the elections for the European parliament. The possibility to cast a vote ends on Thursday, June More...

By The Publisher On Saturday, March 30th, 2024

Jorien Wuite appointed to Dutch Social Economic Council

PHILIPSBURG — Former member of the Dutch parliament Jorien Wuite has been appointed as a crown-member of the Social Economic Council (SER) in the Netherlands, dossierkoninkrijksrelaties.nl reports. Minister More...

By The Publisher On Saturday, February 24th, 2024

Aruba is dragging its feet with same-sex marriage legislation

ORANJESTAD — The Aruban Parliament is dragging its feet with the handling of an initiative law that aims to make marriage between partners of the same sex possible. Coalition-partner RAIZ and opposition party More...

By The Publisher On Saturday, February 10th, 2024

Island Council Bonaire grabs almost half a million with controversial decision

KRALENDIJK — The Island Council of Bonaire approved on October 3 a dramatic increase of $480,000 for its five factions but not everybody is happy with the 255 percent increase. State Secretary Alexandra van More...

By The Publisher On Sunday, January 21st, 2024

Appeltjes van Oranje offers big cash prizes

PHILIPSBURG — The Oranje Fund is inviting candidates for its 2024 Appeltjes van Oranje program. Three winners will each receive a cash prize of 25,000 Euros and a bronze statuette crafted by Princess Beatrix More...