Tag archive for ‘Statia’
By The Publisher On Saturday, February 10th, 2018

Direct Rule: Teaching the Naughty Islanders a Lesson

Dear editor, St. Eustatius, a Public Entity of the Netherlands was recently placed under direct Dutch rule after the ‘Committee of Wise Men’ concluded in its report that there is a “gross neglect of duties” More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, February 8th, 2018

“Mr. Knops, do not disappoint us!”

Dear Editor, Today is a black page in the political history of St. Eustatius. Even in the old days, when the Statia government, without significant support from the National government in Willemstad, had to operate More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, February 6th, 2018

Parliament and senate approve intervention in Statia

THE HAGUE – The Second and First Chamber unanimously approved the legislation that underpins the Dutch administrative intervention in Statia. State Secretary Raymond Knops travels on Wednesday morning to Statia More...

By The Publisher On Monday, February 5th, 2018

Netherlands takes over in Statia

THE HAGUE – The Netherlands takes over the tasks of the island-government in Statia, State Secretary Raymond Knops (Kingdom Relations) announced on Monday. The island council will be dismantled and the commissioners More...

By The Publisher On Monday, February 5th, 2018

Koos Sneek: “Very unfortunate, but unavoidable”

Dear Editor, This morning early, I have taken notice of the news that the National Government has taken the decision to sideline the government of St. Eustatius and to appoint a special commissioner who will take More...

By The Publisher On Sunday, January 21st, 2018

Dictatorship of the majority

By Koos Sneek In the Daily Herald of Friday, January 19th, there was an article about the Island Council meeting in Statia held on the day before. In the article the reporter mentions that the faction of the Democratic More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, November 28th, 2017

Prins Bernhard Culture Fund Caribbean Region awards Marcella Gibbs-Marsdin with the 2017 PBCCG Prize

Oranjestad –Every two years the Board of the Prins Bernhard Culture Fund Caribbean Region (PBCCG) awards a prize on each of the six Dutch Caribbean Islands in recognition of outstanding efforts in the fields More...

By The Publisher On Monday, November 20th, 2017

National Ombudsman’s open office hours on Statia and Saba

~ Public Service Announcement ~ Saba/Statia — The representatives of the National Ombudsman will return to Statia and Saba once again. They will be on Statia on Monday, November 27 and Tuesday, November 28, More...