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The Hague is concerned about undermining criminality; St. Maarten isn’t

  PHILIPSBURG — “There are many indications that the underworld and legitimate society in St. Maarten are structurally intertwined.” On September 11, 2015, this statement by Attorney-General Guus Schram enraged Justice Minister Dennis Richardson. “Prove it or shut the hell up,” he said at the time. The parliament was not amused either. Almost More...

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By The Publisher On Thursday, May 5th, 2022
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Draft COHO-law encounters fierce criticism; PFP proposes alternative

PHILIPSBURG — Party for Progress MPs Melissa Gumbs and Raeyhon Peterson, as well as MP Sarah Wescot-Williams (United Democrats) have made their positions about the draft COHO-law clear ahead of the Inter-Parliamentary More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, April 28th, 2022
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Parliament Curacao wants amendments to draft COHO-law

WILLEMSTAD — “The Parliament of Curacao finds the draft consensus kingdom law COHO in its current form unacceptable,” the website dossierkoninkrijksrelaties.nl reports. But the motion to which the site More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, April 14th, 2022
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Round table debate about Kingdom Charter: “Not correct to state that we are still a colony of the Netherlands”

PHILIPSBURG — Next week Tuesday, April 19, the parliamentary committee for Constitutional Affairs and Decolonization organizes a round table panel discussion with four experts about the Kingdom Charter, its More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, March 10th, 2022
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St. Maarten must amend ordinance top salaries

PHILIPSBURG — The national ordinance that regulates the ceiling for salaries in the (semi-)public sector is not in line with the decision of the Kingdom Council of Ministers of September 24 of last year. More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, March 10th, 2022
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State secretary hammers on need for building a strong foundation

THE HAGUE — While the three BES-islands (Statia, Saba and Bonaire) receive millions from the Dutch government, the autonomous countries St. Maarten. Aruba and Curacao have to make do with observations from More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, March 10th, 2022
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BES-islands get millions from the Netherlands

THE HAGUE — State secretary Alexandra van Huffelen (Kingdom Relations) makes €35 million available for the preservation and restoration of nature on the BES-islands. This comes on top of the structural More...

By The Publisher On Saturday, February 12th, 2022
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COHO gets authority to audit government-owned companies

PHILIPSBURG — The Ministry of Home Affairs and Kingdom Relations submitted the draft consensus kingdom law COHO (Caribbean Organizations for Reform and Development) to the Second Chamber and to the parliaments More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, January 25th, 2022
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René Zwart marks first website anniversary with Kadushi-book

PHILIPSBURG — René Zwart is of course not really a former journalist, as he describes himself in Kadushi’s Prikkeljaar 2021, a collection of 45 columns he wrote for his creation dossierkoninkrijksrelaties.nl More...

By The Publisher On Wednesday, January 12th, 2022
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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 More...