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Tag archive for ‘Dutch State Secretary Knops’
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By The Publisher On Wednesday, September 16th, 2020
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Knops maintains: human rights are St. Maarten’s responsibility

THE HAGUE – “It remains urgent that the detention situation in St. Maarten improves within the foreseeable future. The problem requires a decisive approach and the cabinet has offered assistance on several More...

By The Publisher On Sunday, July 5th, 2020
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Nice move

PHILIPSBURG/WILLEMSTAD -- Finally it has become clear what the Dutch State Secretary Knops means with his “lowering of 12.5 percent on the total package of labor conditions of all employees in the civil service More...

By The Publisher On Monday, June 29th, 2020
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Unions file complaint against salary cuts

PHILIPSBURG – The Windward Islands Chamber of Labor Unions (WICLU) has filed a complaint with the Attorney General about what it labels as “punishable acts of racial discrimination, embezzlement and theft.” More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, May 19th, 2020
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Knops: “Countries cannot support their own autonomy”

PHILIPSBURG – “Once more we see now what was already clear for a longer period of time: the countries cannot support their own autonomy.” That explosive remark comes from a letter State Secretary Drs. Raymond More...

By The Publisher On Wednesday, October 16th, 2019
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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...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, September 24th, 2019
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New Coalition: St. Maarten Ministers accountable to Parliament, not Knops

~ Says Wescot-Williams again spinning ~ PHILIPSBURG — The new Parliamentary coalition of nine on Tuesday clarified its decision not to attend a meeting scheduled with State Secretary Raymond Knops that was More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, September 24th, 2019
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Chairlady of Parliament cancels meeting with State Secretary Knops

~ Chairlady of Parliament cancels meeting with State Secretary Knops due to confirmed none attendance of a majority of factions ~ PHILIPSBURG — “In order to avoid any embarrassment in front of the State More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, September 17th, 2019
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MP Claude ‘Chacho’ Peterson requests meeting to be convened with State Secretary Knops

PHILIPSBURG — On Tuesday, September 17, 2019, SMCP Member of Parliament Claude ‘Chacho’ Peterson submitted a letter to Parliament requesting, through the Prime Minister Leona Romeo Marlin, that More...

By The Publisher On Saturday, April 6th, 2019
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Kingdom imposes conditions for liquidity support

THE HAGUE — St. Maarten will only get liquidity support from the Netherlands in 2019 if it complies with several conditions the Kingdom Council of Ministers has put in place. “These conditions see – More...

By The Publisher On Saturday, January 27th, 2018
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State Secretary Knops to PM Marlin-Romeo: elections must go on

THE HAGUE/PHILIPSBURG — In a letter dated January 25 addressed to the Prime Minister of Sint Maarten, Leona Marlin-Romeo, Dutch State Secretary Raymond Knops turned down the request of the Sint Maarten Government More...