Knops’ successor Alexandra van Huffelen looks forward to cooperation with the Caribbean part of the Kingdom

PHILIPSBURG — Alexandra van Huffelen, Raymond Knops’ successor as State Secretary of Kingdom Relations, was quick to communicate with the Caribbean part of the kingdom after she was sworn in as a member of the fourth Rutte-cabinet on January 10. “I am eagerly looking forward to the cooperation with Caribbean Netherlands and the Caribbean More...

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By The Publisher On Tuesday, December 21st, 2021

TBO-budget almost doubles for next three years

PHIIPSBURG — Politicians with criminal intentions better fasten their seatbelts because outgoing State Secretary Knops has almost doubled the funding for TBO, the Team Bestrijding Ondermijning (the anti-corruption More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, December 21st, 2021

New Dutch government wants to contribute to economic development

THE HAGUE — The fourth Rutte-cabinet wants to contribute to the economic development in St. Maarten, Aruba and Curacao through guarantee regulations of the National Service for Entrepreneurial Netherlands More...

By The Publisher On Monday, December 20th, 2021

Draft COHO-law hits another stumbling block

PHILIPSBURG — Contrary to earlier optimistic reports, the draft consensus kingdom law COHO (Caribbean Development and Reform Organization) is not ready to be sent to the parliaments of the four countries More...

By The Publisher On Friday, December 10th, 2021

Knops intends to send revamped draft kingdom law COHO this month to parliament

PHILIPSBURG — State Secretary Raymond Knops (Kingdom Relations) makes an effort to send the draft kingdom law COHO (Caribbean Development and Reform Organization) this month to the parliaments of the Netherlands, More...

By The Publisher On Monday, November 29th, 2021

Supreme Court-decision affects long lease-rules in St. Maarten

PHILIPSBURG — Selling government-owned land or giving it out in long lease is subject to rules ministers cannot ignore, it appears from a recent ruling by the Dutch Supreme Court. According to former Minister More...

By The Publisher On Wednesday, October 20th, 2021

Corstens pleads for judicial reform in the Netherlands

PHILIPSBURG — The Dutch judicial system could do with a makeover that had the potential to spill over to St. Maarten. Geert Corstens, a former President of the Supreme Court in The Hague made the suggestion More...

By The Publisher On Monday, September 27th, 2021

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 More...

By The Publisher On Sunday, September 19th, 2021

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

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...

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