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Nicolien van Vroonhoven new minister for kingdom relations

PHILIPSBURG – Na Ronald Plasterk, Raymond Knops and Alexandra van Huffelen the  Caribbean part of the Dutch kingdom gets a new minister at the post Home Affairs and Kingdom Relations: Nicolien van Vroonhoven-Kok. This appears from the list of candidates for the new Dutch government. The four parties that are part of the new governing coalition More...

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By The Publisher On Tuesday, May 14th, 2024
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Supreme Court wants clarity about the term conviction

PHILIPSBURG -- Sentenced or not? That question has become a hot topic that is currently under consideration by the Supreme Court. Key question: is someone sentenced if the court returns a guilty verdict without More...

By The Publisher On Saturday, March 30th, 2024
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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, March 23rd, 2024
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Equal treatment remains a pipedream within the Kingdom

PHILIPSBURG – Drs. Raymond Jessurun is a strong proponent of equal treatment of all citizens in the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Currently, citizens living in St. Maarten, do not get that treatment, even though More...

By The Publisher On Saturday, February 24th, 2024
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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 Wednesday, December 20th, 2023
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St. Maarten continues to ignore climate change threats

PHILIPSBURG — Climate activist Riddhi Samtani asked attention for St. Maarten during the recently concluded United Nations climate conference in Dubai, wondering why her island cannot get help from climate More...

By The Publisher On Saturday, December 2nd, 2023
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Dutch prison system also struggles with staff shortages

PHILIPSBURG — The Pointe Blanche prison is not the only facility in the Kingdom’s justice chain that struggles with staff shortages it appears from a letter Minister Franc Weerwind (Legal Protection) sent More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, November 21st, 2023
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Dutch elections: dispute regulation surfaces in political manifestos

PHILIPSBURG — Tomorrow, November 22, the Dutch electorate votes for a new parliament and by extension for a new government. Caribisch Netwerk analyzed the political manifestos of the participating parties More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, November 16th, 2023
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Climate change: a serious problem nobody talks about

PHILIPSBURG — Climate change is going to be a serious problem for the Caribbean region and in particular for Saba, Statia and St. Maarten. Scientists of the Royal Dutch Meteorological Institute (KNMI) conclude More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, November 16th, 2023
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Amended Kingdom Charter limits authority Kingdom Council of Ministers

PHILIPSBURG — A kingdom law that amends two articles in the Kingdom Charter limits the authority of the Kingdom Council of Ministers to issue General Measures of Kingdom Governance (Algemene Maatregelen van More...