“Public statement is a blemish on the whole Kingdom”

Money US Dollars

PHILIPSBURG – The Caribbean Financial Action Task Force (CFATF) issued a public statement against St. Maarten during its fiftieth plenary meeting in Antigua last week. This is due to the country’s failure to comply with legislative measures against money laundering and the financing of terrorism. Finance Minister Egbert Doran played down the significance More...

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Koning met ombudsmannen Koninkrijk - ombudsman - ombudsmen
By Online Editor On Wednesday, October 30th, 2019

Ombudsmen of the Kingdom meet with the King of the Netherlands

The Hague — His Majesty King Willem-Alexander met with the Ombudsmen of the Kingdom of the Netherlands on Wednesday afternoon, 30 October 2019. It was the first time that the Ombudsmen had a joint conversation More...

Emsley Tromp - former CBCS president
By The Publisher On Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019

Tromp entitled to a 6-figure compensation

WILLEMSTAD – Dr. Emsley Tromp can count on 344.135 US Dollars in compensation for legal expenditures. The Court of Justice has ordered that Curaçao has to pay the former President of the Central Bank of More...

Tweede Kamer - Staten Generaal
By The Publisher On Wednesday, October 16th, 2019

Motion Dutch Parliament targets St. Maarten’s law enforcement

PHILIPSBURG – A large majority of the Dutch Second Chamber (107 out of 150 possible votes) supported the motion Van Dam on Tuesday – a decision that is bound to create confusion if not outrage about what could More...

Hilbert Haar
By The Publisher On Wednesday, October 16th, 2019

Razor-thin motivation

By Hilbert Haar The motion of CDA parliamentarian Chris van Dam that calls for Dutch involvement in law enforcement on St. Maarten comes across as a fine example of Dutch meddling in our island’s affairs. That More...

TBO Anti Corruption Taskforce
By The Publisher On Wednesday, October 9th, 2019

TBO investigations prove entanglement upper- and underworld, Knops says

PHILIPSBURG – The Ministry of Home Affairs and Kingdom Relations is investing €70 million ($77 million) in combating corruption in Curacao, St. Maarten and the BES-islands between 2016 and 2021. This appears More...

Mark Rutte
By The Publisher On Tuesday, October 8th, 2019

Dutch coalition loses majority – sounds familiar?

THE HAGUE – The governing coalition of VVD, CDA, D66 and Christian Union lost its majority in the Dutch parliament last week after the VVD kicked its MP Wybren van Haga first out of the faction and then out of More...

Jets parked at SXM Airport - Photo by Daniel Jef
By The Publisher On Tuesday, October 1st, 2019

Dutch get direct influence on international aviation matters via ICAO

PHILIPSBURG – There has been nothing but silence from outgoing Minister of Tourism and Economic Affairs Stuart Johnson about the standing of the Princess Juliana International Airport with the American Federal More...

Min Plenipotentiary Jorien Wuite
By The Publisher On Friday, September 27th, 2019

Minister Plenipotentiary Wuite: Recruitment Opens November for tailor-made Legislation Writing Program

GREAT BAY – The Minister Plenipotentiary of Sint Maarten in The Hague, Jorien Wuite, together with the support of her Cabinet, have over the past couple of months explored various avenues to contribute to building More...

Raymond Knops
By The Publisher On Friday, September 27th, 2019

Dutch State Secretary Knops’ prepared speech for Parliament

PHILIPSBURG — Below is a copy of the integral speech the Dutch State Secretary of Home Affairs and Kingdom Relations, Raymond Knops, had intended to give to the Parliament of Sint Maarten on Wednesday, September More...