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Tag archive for ‘Dutch State Secretary Raymond Knops’
By The Publisher On Friday, May 14th, 2021
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Open Letter to Dutch State Secretary Knops

Dear State Secretary Knops, We have taken note of your letter sent to Prime Minister Jacobs in regards to the suspension of the fifth tranche of liquidity support (Naf 39 million) due to very worrying developments More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, May 13th, 2021
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Knops withholds liquidity support and bashes Prime Minister Jacobs

PHILIPSBURG — State Secretary Knops has put the fifth tranche of liquidity support on hold until the government has acted “sufficiently vigorous” to rectify the problems at Princess Juliana International More...

By The Publisher On Wednesday, April 28th, 2021
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Political mess in the Netherlands potentially good news for Caribbean countries

StMaartenNews.com publishes a review of the present political situation in The Netherlands and how this potentially can be good news for the Dutch Caribbean countries of the Kingdom. This article is published exclusively More...

By The Publisher On Saturday, March 27th, 2021
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Adjusted COHO-proposal before the summer to Parliament

THE HAGUE / PHILIPSBURG – The adjusted draft consensus kingdom law Caribbean Reform and Development Entity (COHO) will reach the parliaments of the Netherlands, St. Maarten, Aruba and Curacao before the summer More...

By The Publisher On Friday, March 19th, 2021
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State Secretary Knops: “Fight against poverty is the responsibility of St. Maarten”

THE HAGUE — State Secretary Raymond Knops (Kingdom Relations) resolutely dismisses the notion that financial support for the inhabitants of St. Maarten is a form of suppression, racism and colonialism, as More...

By The Publisher On Sunday, February 14th, 2021
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Knops not happy with the way St. Maarten manages its airport

~ Political agreement no guarantee for smooth cooperation ~ THE HAGUE – State Secretary Raymond Knops is not happy with the way St. Maarten manages its airport. This appears from his answer to written question More...

By The Publisher On Sunday, February 14th, 2021
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Knops: “St. Maarten has made too little progress”

THE HAGUE — State Secretary Raymond Knops (Kingdom Relations) and Minister Sander Dekker (Legal Protection) share concerns about the dismal conditions in St. Maarten’s detention system and say that improvements More...

By The Publisher On Friday, January 8th, 2021
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Knops: “There will be no Dutch take-over”

PHILIPSBURG – “There is not and there will not be a Dutch take-over,” State Secretary Drs. Raymond Knops said at a press conference in Maho at the end of his flash visit to St. Maarten. “All these stories, More...

By The Publisher On Saturday, December 12th, 2020
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Now or never: Knops demands hard guarantees in exchange for liquidity support

PHILIPSBURG – The Jacobs-government is facing a tough couple of days. Monday is the last opportunity to create sufficient political support for an agreement with the Kingdom about continued liquidity support. More...

By The Publisher On Friday, July 10th, 2020
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Knops: “We need to take measures to safeguard autonomy”

THE HAGUE -- The meeting of the Kingdom Council of Ministers did not result in any decisions about the establishment of the consensus Kingdom law Caribbean Reform Entity (CRE). State Secretary Knops made clear More...






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