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Jurenne Hooi succeeds Nico Schoof to chair Progress Committee Sint Maarten

PHILIPSBURG — Dr. Jurenne D. Hooi has been appointed as the successor of Nico Schoof as the chair of St. Maarten’s Progress Committee. Schoof and committee member Michel Marijnen both stepped down. Marijke van Veen replaces Marijnen. The other members of the committee are Franklyn Richards, secretary Gert-Jan Stortelers and St. Maarten-based More...

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By The Publisher On Monday, January 30th, 2023
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Kingdom Council drops demand for salary cuts

THE HAGUE – The Kingdom Council of Ministers has asked St. Maarten to establish the 2023 budget by March 31 and to make sure that it meets the requirements from the kingdom law financial supervision. This More...

By The Publisher On Sunday, January 29th, 2023
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Slavery debate gains momentum in the Netherlands

PHILIPSBURG — The history of slavery is not only a hot topic in the Caribbean. Three Dutch cities – Amsterdam, Rotterdam and Utrecht – have already offered apologies and in Dordrecht the e-zine More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, January 26th, 2023
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D66-MP Wuite urges voters to register

PHILIPSBURG — Jorien Wuite, St. Maarten’s member of the Dutch parliament for D66 is urging citizens to register for the election of members of the Electoral College for non-residents. Members of this More...

By The Publisher On Wednesday, January 25th, 2023
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Register now for Dutch Electoral College elections

PHILIPSBURG – For the first time in history, citizens of the Caribbean part of the kingdom will have an opportunity to influence the composition of the Dutch First Chamber, aka as the senate. On March 15, More...

By The Publisher On Saturday, January 14th, 2023
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COHO off the table but country packages remain

PHILIPSBURG — The draft consensus kingdom law COHO (Caribbean Organization for Reform and Development) is definitely off the table, Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs announced in a press release after the conclusion More...

By The Publisher On Friday, December 30th, 2022
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Mixed reactions to Rutte’s slavery-excuses

PHILIPSBURG – Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte offered profound apologies for the role of the Netherlands in the history of slavery on December 19. Reactions to his speech remained however divided, at times More...

By The Publisher On Wednesday, December 21st, 2022
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Rutte apologizes: Slavery was a crime against humanity

THE HAGUE – Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte offered his government’s apologies for the history of slavery on Monday December 19, in a speech at the National Archives in The Hague. We offer our readers hereby More...

By Online Editor On Monday, December 19th, 2022
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Dutch Action Rather Than an Apology

Today, the Dutch State is attempting to offer its colonies of the former Netherlands Antilles an apology for what they have labelled the “slavery past.” Rather than offering an apology that many consider More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, December 8th, 2022
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King orders investigation into his family’s role in colonial history

THE HAGUE — Prof. Dr. Gert Oostindie has been appointed as the chairman and lead researcher of a committee that will investigate the role of the royal family in the colonial history. King Willem-Alexander More...