I extend heartfelt congratulations to the government and people of the Commonwealth of Dominica on their 41st Independence anniversary.
I salute this Caribbean nation and its people for their tenacity and resilience. The last few years have been exceptionally challenging, but the people of Dominica continue to bounce back stronger after every setback. Dominica in 1968, gained self-rule within the British Empire, and 10 years later on November 3 1978, gained full independence . Dominica and St. Maarten have always enjoyed a close relationship amongst their citizens, due to family ties, trade and a shared Caribbean history.
In a special way I salute the many Dominica nationals who call St. Maarten home and who have for decades and for several generations contributed to our island through their hard work and perseverance.
Happy Independence Day.
Half an hour conversation with the king
The ombudsmen say they are ‘happy’ with the conversation with the king, which lasted about half an hour. “It was very striking how well the king is aware of the situation on the islands,” says Van Zupthen.
The Central Bank of Curaçao and Sint Maarten warns against false banknotes of 100 guilders in circulation on Curaçao. The notes are of extremely good quality and almost indistinguishable from real ones.
Yet there are also striking differences. The paper that has been used feels thicker, stiffer and coarser compared to the paper of a real banknote.
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In November DUO will come to Sint-Maarten to provide information to people who have to start paying off their student debt from 2020 onwards. At the beginning of 2020 it is also possible to have a conversation with a DUO employee on St. Maarten. The same applies to residents of Saba and St. Eustatius.
The liquidations of Kelvin Maynard, Julian Curiel (at the beginning of August in the Bijlmer) and that of Genciel “Genna” Feller (in Curaçao) may be related.
WILLEMSTAD – Refineria di Kòrsou (RdK) and Isla (PDVSA) have recently reached an agreement in the context of the previous conservative seizure by RdK. According to the Government, this agreement must contribute to the peace and stability that is so necessary precisely during this transition period and “that will allow the refinery to start
The internship student comes from the University of Curaçao. After the discovery, the trainee’s car was searched and it appeared that the
On the fast interception boat was a combined team from the US Coast Guard and members of the Marine Corps. The suspects and the cocaine were transferred to the American coast guard vessel Charles David Junior. The suspects come to court in the United States.
In her absence, State Secretary Raymond Knops is appointed as Minister of the Interior. Knops remains responsible for his Kingdom Relations portfolio. He will be sworn in as a minister this afternoon.
The two entered the state on October 21 from St Maarten where Cole resides, and were set to leave the state on Independence Day, October 27.
They had skimming devices with them, micro SD cards, an external hard drive and an Acer laptop.
As Corporal Primus explained at the Serious Offences Court on Wednesday, to Chief Magistrate Rechanne Browne, they had two types of skimming devices with them. The device
Ahead of severe storms that are expected to batter Britain over the weekend, a leading cruise line has delayed one of its ships by three days – wrecking the travel plans of thousands already on board or due to s
The Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force and the Immigration Department are actively investigating the circumstances surrounding the two incidents involving the migrants’ entry into the country.
This is source information. Police arrived at Oyster Pond, a body washed ashore. They are saying one of the officers discovered that the body was her father who suffered from Alzheimers. Awaiting official police verification.
He cautioned candidates who will be contesting the upcoming elections to, at all cost, “keep the people of St. Maarten at heart and if they are so privileged to be elected, to always place country above self. The people deserve that. Leadership is a
I am on the scene. According to eyewitnesses 14 student Laquan was stabbed. Police are all over St Peters. I am uploading videos click back here.
They also told the St. Kitts-Nevis authorities that the boat had been destined for French St. Martin. However, according to the migrants, the captain of the boat left them in Basseterre, St. Kitts instead, telling them that they had reached their intended destination of French St. Martin.
Later in the week on Wednesday, October 23rd, the St. Kitts-Nevis Coast Guard assisted 34 Haitian migrants after their boat was reportedly in distress. The Dutch Coast Guard, which was patrolling nearby St. Maarten and was first on the scene, radioed the St. Kitts-Nevis
This is the best we can do. If we spent a little more on dealing with the Syrian or other migration crises right from the start, not only could we have saved lives, but it would have cost less,” he pointed out.
The United Nations has
Rich Dutch families have good reason to be discreet. The country was stunned in 1983 when a gang kidnapped brewery magnate Freddy Heineken for ransom. Two decades later, armed men snatched Claudia Melchers, the daughter of billionaire industrialist Hans Melchers, who happened to be a major Hal shareholder.
The Netherlands is also
The administrative errors led to a loss of EU revenues from customs duties of 18.2 million for Curaçao and almost 300,000 euros for Aruba. The committee believes that the Netherlands is liable for the loss caused by the islands and demands that the money goes to the EU budget. The Court of Appeal upheld her in that regard and
The Prosecutor considered attempted manslaughter proven. She said the defendant was lying and said that the victim had admitted that they had a confrontation about their being competitors in the drug trade that day.
Attorney-at-law Shaira Bommel maintained her client’s innocence and said there was insufficient evidence in the case file to regard her client as the perpetrator.
Tourism Minister Stuart Johnson then stated that he would ‘dumb it down’ for Minister of Finance Perry Geerlings, the way he did in Parliament. Stuart believes there should be an end of year bonus for workers, and Geerlings was just
It also applies to the Jamaloodin that he will be transferred to Curaçao and placed in a detention center on the island, when the situation permits.
The Public Prosecution Service cannot make any announcements about the moment at which this transfer can and will take place.
Another man and woman were arrested during the detention on the Road to Welgelegen. They wanted to prevent the arrest. Another Venezuelan was arrested earlier. The main suspect is a Haitian man and subcontractor to the Isla, who may have already left the island.
Although the figure of 16,000 Venezuelans seems negligible compared to the 4.5 million migrants who have left the country, the small Dutch island has a territory of only 180 square kilometers where currently live around 120,000 people, so the aforementioned Minister believes that “this immigration puts a great pressure on Aruba.”
The increase in the number of stay-over tourists is responsible for this growth. Almost 350,000 up to October. Most are from the Netherlands, the United States, Colombia, Canada, Germany and Brazil.
THE HAGUE, WILLEMSTAD – The two hard drug busts on board the Royal Netherlands Navy transport ship HMS Johan de Witt reflect badly on the good work that the crew of this ship has done in Abaco, the Bahamas, after Hurricane Dorian.