Tag archive for ‘speech’
By The Publisher On Wednesday, December 21st, 2022

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 The Publisher On Tuesday, October 13th, 2020

Presentation MP William Marlin for 10-10-20

As we mark the 10th anniversary of the day St. Maarten became “an autonomous country within the Kingdom of The Netherlands” on October 10, 2010, otherwise known as “10-10-10” that Chinese saying comes to More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, October 13th, 2020

PFP Member of Parliament Melissa Gumbs’ Remarks – Constitution Day 2020

Good morning Mr. Chairman, Griffiers, my colleagues in Parliament, and those joining us online and via radio, both here and abroad. Mr. Chairman, like my colleagues before me, I do believe that this is a time for More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, September 17th, 2020

Arkenbout: “Can we count on each other?”

The worldwide crisis due to COVID-19 has hit the islands in the Kingdom relentlessly hard, notes Erwin Arkenbout, representative of the Netherlands in Curaçao, Aruba and St. Maarten. “The past few months have More...

By The Publisher On Friday, July 3rd, 2020

Emancipation Day Speech Minister of Culture Drs. Rodolphe Samuel

Sacred Legacies: Standing on the shoulders of giants Emancipation, Emancipation, Emancipation A word that brings about many reactions within us at the same time. When you truly know this word it takes you on a More...

By The Publisher On Sunday, March 29th, 2020

Governor swears in Jacobs II Cabinet with no handshaking

HARBOR VIEW — While observing social distancing protocols, members of the new Jacobs II cabinet were sworn in today, Saturday, March 28, 2020, by His Excellency, the Governor, drs Eugene B. Holiday, in the More...

By The Publisher On Friday, September 27th, 2019

Dutch State Secretary Knops’ prepared speech for Parliament

PHILIPSBURG — Below is a copy of the integral speech the Dutch State Secretary of Home Affairs and Kingdom Relations, Raymond Knops, had intended to give to the Parliament of Sint Maarten on Wednesday, September More...

By The Publisher On Monday, September 23rd, 2019

Council of Ministers invoke article 59

~ allowing the voters of Sint Maarten the opportunity to decide ~ PHILIPSBURG – On Monday September 23rd, Prime Minister Leona Romeo Marlin and the Council of Ministers held a press conference in which the Prime More...

By The Publisher On Saturday, September 14th, 2019

Ancient history

By Hilbert Haar Remember September 11, 2015? It was not only the fourteenth anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in the United States. It was also the day Attorney-General Guus Schram addressed More...

By The Publisher On Monday, September 9th, 2019

MP Peterson: A true team player in the coalition

PHILIPSBURG — Member of Parliament Claude Chacho Peterson today had the distinction of having to give his prepared closing speech immediately after the unexpected announcement made by MP Franklin Meyers during More...