CURACAO AND ST MAARTEN REJECT DUTCH ‘INDECENT PROPOSAL’. Curaçao and Sint Maarten reject the new requirements that the Netherlands places on the third package of emergency loans . This will be decided in the Kingdom Council of Ministers next Friday.
Both countries have major problems with the new organization that the Netherlands wants to set up to ensure that the islands implement the required reforms.
“Undemocratic,” says the Council of Ministers of Sint Maarten, “because our parliament is bypassed and the government is bound.” “We do not accept neo-colonialism,” said Curaçao’s Prime Minister Eugene Rhuggenaath in an emergency press conference today.
“Mark, we can’t breathe like this”
Aruba has complained by letter to Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte. “It seems as if Aruba has become the land version of the American George Floyd and our own Mitch Henriquez. Mark, we can’t breathe like this, ”said Aruban Prime Minister Evelyn Wever-Croes.
Aruba has not yet made a decision about the new requirements. She wants to test it first with parliament, among other things, because of the major consequences for the island. But according to the prime minister, they should not share the new documentation about this which they only received from the Netherlands yesterday.