Tag archive for ‘Kingdom’
Report Small Island Big Challenges Cover
By The Publisher On Thursday, June 4th, 2020

Report describes St. Maarten’s “silent crisis”

PHILIPSBURG – The Economic Bureau Amsterdam produced at the request of the Dutch parliament a report about performance, opportunities and solutions for the Caribbean part of the Kingdom, entitled Small Islands, More...

Emsley Tromp 1
By The Publisher On Friday, April 10th, 2020

Did the CFT set the Kingdom on fire?

DID THE CFT SET THE KINGDOM ON FIRE?[1] By Emsley D. Tromp April 10, 2020 On April 7th last, when the whole world was battling the coronavirus, the Cft struck a blow to the public trust in its raison d’être with More...

Money US Dollars
By The Publisher On Saturday, November 30th, 2019

“Public statement is a blemish on the whole Kingdom”

PHILIPSBURG – The Caribbean Financial Action Task Force (CFATF) issued a public statement against St. Maarten during its fiftieth plenary meeting in Antigua last week. This is due to the country’s failure to More...

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By Online Editor On Wednesday, October 30th, 2019

Ombudsmen of the Kingdom meet with the King of the Netherlands

The Hague — His Majesty King Willem-Alexander met with the Ombudsmen of the Kingdom of the Netherlands on Wednesday afternoon, 30 October 2019. It was the first time that the Ombudsmen had a joint conversation More...

King Willem Alexander & Maxima - Prinsjesdag 2018 - Photo by RTL
By The Publisher On Tuesday, September 18th, 2018

Only brief reference to St. Maarten in Troonrede

THE HAGUE / PHILIPSBURG – Four paragraphs before the end of the annual Troonrede in Den Haag, King Willem-Alexander devoted more space than usual on the Caribbean part of the Kingdom on Tuesday. There is only More...

Kingdom Relations
By Desk Editor On Thursday, July 12th, 2018

Council of Ministers meets Committee on Kingdom Relations of the Dutch House of Representatives

PHILIPSBURG — On Thursday, July 12, 2018, the full Council of Ministers met with the standing Committee on Kingdom Relations of the Dutch House of Representatives. The committee comprised of Alexander Pechtold More...

Wouter Veenendaal - Caribisch Netwerk NTR
By The Publisher On Monday, May 28th, 2018

What becomes of St. Maarten in a Unites States of Europe?

HILVERSUM – What will happen with the Caribbean countries in the Kingdom if Europe became a republic? Rik Haverman examined this hypothetical situation for Caribisch Netwerk with Caribbean-expert Wouter Veenendaal, More...

StMaartenNews Editorial
By The Publisher On Tuesday, May 15th, 2018

Unhealthy state

“Criticism may not be agreeable, but it is necessary. It fulfils the same function as pain in the human body. It calls attention to an unhealthy state of things.” – Winston Churchill Today we quote More...

By The Publisher On Friday, April 20th, 2018

Dispute regulation put on ice

THE HAGUE – The Dutch government has put the establishment of a dispute regulation on ice, John Samson reports on Caribisch Netwerk. It is the umpteenth disappointment for the autonomous countries St. Maarten, More...

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By The Publisher On Wednesday, March 21st, 2018

Knops: Kingdom not responsible for offshore games of chance in the Caribbean

THE HAGUE – The Kingdom is not responsible for legislation related to games of chance in St. Maarten, Aruba and Curacao. “This is not a Kingdom concern and therefore the Kingdom has no authority over the issuance More...