Tag archive for ‘State Secretary Knops’
By The Publisher On Thursday, February 1st, 2018

Dutch cabinet will not help media on Sint Maarten

THE HAGUE - Several journalistic media on Sint Maarten are having it financially difficult because of the devastation of Hurricane Irma. Secretary of State Raymond Knops is not planning to assist them for the time More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, January 30th, 2018

Knops: no deal with World Bank yet

THE HAGUE – Almost five months after the passing of Hurricane Irma the Netherlands still does not have an agreement with the World Bank about the reconstruction of St. Maarten, the Volkskrant reports. Pending More...

By The Publisher On Friday, December 22nd, 2017

Reconstruction of Sint Maarten starts

The Hague — It is now possible to start immediately with the reconstruction of Sint Maarten. State Secretary Knops wrote this in a letter to the Second Chamber. Now that Sint Maarten has agreed to the establishment More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, December 5th, 2017

Van Putten calls Knops “a modern Napoleon”

KRALENDIJK – Clyde van Putten calls the new State Secretary of Kingdom Relations Raymond Knops “arrogant” and “a modern Napoleon,” Ronald Muyden reports on Caribisch Netwerk. Van Putten made the statements More...

By The Publisher On Saturday, December 2nd, 2017

Port St. Maarten Senior Management meets with Dutch Secretary of State Knops

PORT ST. MAARTEN – Port St. Maarten Interim Directors T. van Kooten and R. van der Mark hosted Dutch State Secretary for Interior and Kingdom Relations Raymond Knops and his delegation of 11 at the Dr. A.C Wathey More...

By The Publisher On Monday, November 27th, 2017

Interview State Secretary Raymond Knops about reconstruction fund

PHILIPSBURG – St. Maarten will get around €40 million ($47.6 million at the current rate of exchange) financial support from the Netherlands for its 2017 budget, State Secretary Raymond Knops (Kingdom Relations) More...

By The Publisher On Friday, November 3rd, 2017

Reconstruction fund still up in the air

THE HAUGE – If there are going to be elections in January in St. Maarten then it seems that there will no longer be an agreement between the Netherlands and St. Maarten about a multi-million fund for the reconstruction More...