A phone call from Koenders

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Since a team of 25 gendarmes came down on Captain Oliver’s in Oyster Pond in October of last year nothing much seems to have been done to find a solution for the border dispute. Yesterday, almost three months after the incident, PM Marlin received a phone call from Foreign Affairs Minister Bert Koenders. Is that progress? At least there is contact, More...

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By Online Editor On Wednesday, January 25th, 2017
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Relief program

The seniors’ relief program utilities company Gebe offers seems to meet the cry from politicians for a better treatment of the elderly in our society. Bravo. But who will be the recipients? If we look at the criteria, More...

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By webadmin On Tuesday, January 24th, 2017
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Creativity

Today’s story about the art school of Tess Verheij reveals an apparent lack of local interest in the arts and in particular in the training of youngsters in the pleasures of drawing and other creative activities. Reason More...

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By webadmin On Monday, January 23rd, 2017
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Awareness campaign

Over the past couple of months several youngsters have disappeared – temporarily or just forever. In more than one case it was about school children, just like the most recent example, last week’s disappearance More...

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By webadmin On Friday, January 20th, 2017
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Urgency

You wouldn’t know that there is a new parliament in place if it weren’t for the activities of the one man who did not win a seat: Wycliffe Smith, leader of the extra-parliamentary Christian Party. Since the More...

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By webadmin On Thursday, January 19th, 2017
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TelEm gets CEO finally

After 8 years without a CEO, local telecom provider TelEm finally gets a new Chief Executive Officer in the person of Kendall Dupersoy. The selection process has not been without controversy and certainly many within More...

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By Online Editor On Wednesday, January 18th, 2017
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Opportunity

Opportunity makes the thief is the literal translation of a well-known Dutch saying. At the immigration service opportunity seems to knock at regular intervals. Three immigration employees are currently in custody More...

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By Online Editor On Thursday, January 12th, 2017
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Three words

It takes some getting used to, we suppose, the addition of three random words to one’s address. But the system the British company what3words had devised is stunningly accurate. While the technology behind the More...

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By webadmin On Thursday, December 15th, 2016
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Uncertain Christmas

The authorities are coming down hard on casino owner Francesco Corallo. Today he stands in front of the Judge of Instruction for an assessment of the legality of his arrest. That will be followed further down the More...

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By webadmin On Monday, December 12th, 2016
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Runaround

To make things simpler for the private sector requests for an inspection for an operational license in the horeca-sector (bars, restaurants, hotels) will no longer be accepted at the Yellow Building (Tamarinde Steeg More...