Progress Committee: “Security major concern for stakeholders”


GREAT BAY – The Progress Committee St. Maarten was in St. Maarten last week for the usual quarterly meetings with the director of the Pointe Blanche prison Edward Rohan and with the management of the police force to discuss the status of the plans of approach and the progress reports these entities are required by Kingdom law to submit. On Monday, More...

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By webadmin On Friday, November 4th, 2016

Progress Committee back for talks about law enforcement

GREAT BAY – In early August, the Progress Committee sounded the alarm over the lack of progress with the plans of approach in the justice chain. This week, the committee is back on the island for talks with law More...

By webadmin On Thursday, November 3rd, 2016

Plasterk: The ball is in St. Maarten’s court

Minister of Kingdom Relations, Ronald Plasterk, says the ball is in the court of St. Maarten in a letter to the Dutch Second Chamber regarding the plans of approach for the Pointe Blance prison and the police force More...

By webadmin On Wednesday, October 26th, 2016

Dutch remain critical of 26 million loan extension

Stef Blok: “We won’t let this pass silently.” Photo Caribisch Netwerk THE HAGUE – The Netherlands has offered St. Maarten redemption on an existing loan, even though the country’s finances are not in order. More...

By webadmin On Tuesday, October 25th, 2016

Saba eyes prize money for most beautiful nature area

THE BOTTOM – Film crews of the German TV-show Terra X and the Discovery Channel were on the island to shoot some promotional material. Saba has been nominated in the Most Beautiful Nature Area of the Netherlands More...

By webadmin On Thursday, October 20th, 2016

Why prisons are empty in the Netherlands

AMSTERDAM – The closure of five prisons in as many years against the background of a falling crime rate, is the kind of news many governments would give their eye teeth for, St. Maarten included. But not everyone More...

By webadmin On Wednesday, October 19th, 2016

Eman gives in: Boekhoudt remains the next governor

THE HAGUE – Alfonso Boekhoudt’s appointment as the new governor of Aruba per January 1 stands, Pieter Hofmann reports on Caribisch Netwerk. Aruba gave in because the appointment is official and in the interest More...

By webadmin On Tuesday, October 18th, 2016

Controversy about appointment Governor Boekhoudt continues

ORANJESTAD – In a letter to Prime Minister Mark Rutte as the chairman of the Kingdom Council of Ministers, Aruba’s Prime Minister Mike Eman demands that the appointment of Alfonso Boekhoudt as the island’s More...

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By webadmin On Tuesday, October 11th, 2016

Dutch navy on its way to Haiti

WILLEMSTAD – The Royal Navy for the Caribbean is on its way to Haiti to provide emergency assistance in the wake of Hurricane Matthew that tore across the island and caused enormous damages, Dick Drayer reports More...

Governor Drs. Eugene Holiday sets his first step on the red carpet in front of the parliament building. To the right is MP Johan Leonard with MP Franklin Meyers behind him. To the left is the governor’s spouse Marie-Louise. Photo Today / Milton Pieters
By webadmin On Saturday, October 8th, 2016

Governor Holiday’s re-appointment approved

From our Today Newspaper Online desk: “The Dutch Kingdom Government has approved the re-appointment of Governor Eugene Holiday for another term of six years until 2022.” More details to follow in the More...