State Secretary Knops:
I do not think it helps in the relationship between two countries the charges just mentioned, namely elements such as doubting the intentions and placing things in the perspective of postcolonial et cetera. That makes it all complicated. Sometimes you have to maneuver around something to get to the target. In a relationship in which there are only two countries in the Kingdom, one of which has a problem as a result of a natural disaster, you hope to be able to organize it differently.
But we saw, for example, at the airport that there was a lack of political will; Let me put it this way. With the dump, it is also an issue that the knowledge and expertise are hardly available and that there was no follow-up. The ministries responsible, the Ministry of VROMI in this case, did not have sufficient execution power to be able to do so themselves. So you can have a very capable World Bank with all the technical expertise, but if on the other side of the partnership one is insufficiently receptive or does not have enough knowledge to be able to respond to it, then it does not work. That balance has to be sought. We may have thought too easily
arrangements that had to be concluded, for example an establishment agreement that the government of Sint Maarten had to conclude, so that the World Bank can legally work well on Sint Maarten. That’s taken way too long. Covid got over it, so people weren’t allowed to fly in and out. That made it complicated, too. B
We have currently deposited €352m into the trust fund. Nine projects are in progress and two are in preparation, worth $419 million. We have successfully completed an income support and training project with 2,000 participants, who are therefore more employable in the labour market. More than 1,300 roofs have been repaired. More than 100 shipwrecks in the Simpson Bay Lagoon have been cleared. The new building of the hospital has started. The tender for the reconstruction of the airport is currently underway. The tenders have just been received and are currently being assessed.
But we all have a good heart for the people of those islands. And such a good heart that Mr van der Burg even says: we want to get involved so badly, because it has to go well for that population. And then you come to the question: we would like to get involved, but how does that relate to the Statute for the Kingdom of the Netherlands? Article 41 states that the Netherlands, Aruba, Curaçao and Sint Maarten independently represent their own affairs. That is a basic principle, which we cannot ignore unless we are going to amend the Statute. Mr Recourt has already said that perhaps the Statute is not entirely contemporary.
In the letter from the State Secretary to the State Council of Ministers, I read about the interventions involved. For example, I read: “Labour markets need to be reformed to give opportunities to the large and growing group of outsiders in the labour market.”
The Senate wants to use the discussion of the budget for Kingdom Relations to exchange ideas more deeply with Knops now that the end of his term of office is approaching. The following senators will speak: Paul Rosenmöller (GroenLinks), Arda Gerkens (SP), Toine Beukering (Nanninga Group, ex-Forum for Democracy), Jeroen Recourt (PvdA), Boris Dittrich (D66), Ria Oomen (CDA) , Annemarie Jorritsma (VVD), Peter Schalk (SGP), Peter Nicolaï (Party for the Animals) and Ton Raven (Independent States faction). The debate can be followed on Tuesday from 1.55 p.m. (Dutch time) Some of this info gleened from ￼￼
These include hearings against former MPs Silvio Matser, Frans Richardson, Theodore Heyliger and Claudius Buncamper. Judges from Curaçao would have to be flown in for that, but that is no longer possible.
The Court now wants to see whether the cases can take place via a video link, but lawyers have protested against this. They wouldn’t work properly.
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Video As Curacao Becomes #1 On Earth COVID-19 Infections. Non Locals, Who Not Care About An Outbreak Devastating the Islands Population, Party the night away. These ARE NOT LOCALS, but they are the RIGHT color, so NO ENFORCEMENT. Rules are meant for locals ONLY. Where are the authorities to CLEAN up these pollutants and pestilence in our country?
Members of the Tweede Kamer will be asking question in a debate with State Secretary and Minister Of the Interior, Raymond Knops, to discuss the cooperation the island countries within the Dutch Kingdom Curaçao, Aruba and Sint Maarten and also the Special Island Gemeentes of Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba.
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I posted on Friday..I needed help. I found Dozens of babies scrambled into bushes..mom’s dead. .
Saturday morning when I tool video I found More Dead..and DYING !
Possible Poisoning..Turtles and iguanas are ok..ONLY chicken. .Chick’s and ducks
AS OF NOW
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Why did Leroy de Weever assault a female blogger, and Robbed her? Leroy de Weever, notorious woman ABUSER and drunk is the father of Ministers of Nepotism Eva Lista de Weever and Ludmilla de Weever. Uncle of Boomsie Riding Cornelius, whose boyfriend also pestered bloggers into removing blog continuing evidence of their homosexual activities. Happy Birthday, Many gifts to come
Documents, MP Parliamentarian and Petition leader confessed yo Embezzling over $40.000 From Winair. Here are the documents he is paying to keep hidden.
Yesterday, 30,000 vaccines from the Netherlands already arrived in Curaçao and Aruba. This weekend, sixteen nurses and four doctors will fly to Curaçao. Two of the doctors will help with the vaccination, the Ministry of Health reports .
The dysfunctional enforcement of law and order is noticed when a visitor manage to enter the country and don’t seem to need any residence permit to live and work here. Without a work permit they would search for jobs in order to survive. These undocumented workers will find employment because employers will rather employ these undocumented persons and pay them what they want, while not paying SZV insurance and or pay as you earn taxes to government, which is a requirement by law. The Justice Ministry and immigration as well as the Labor Mini
The government commissioner of St. Eustatius, Marnix van Rij, will resign his duties as government commissioner at his request with effect from 18 April next. He has accepted a position as interim party chairman of the CDA.
From Monday, April 5, Sint Maarten will no longer admit residents from Aruba, Curaçao and Bonaire due to the increasing number of corona infections on those islands. Residents from Sint Maarten, Saint Martin, Sint Eustatius and Saba are still allowed to land at Philipsburg airport. They must be able to provide a negative result of a PCR test.
VIDEO LATEST: Kuido Intensivo Korsou (Intensive Care Curacao) – Eksperensiando Covid-19 Curaçao Intensive Care Unit Covid Infections and deaths continue to rise. Three reported dead April first, two in the hospital, one in a nursing home. MP Diertens of the Tweede Kamer wants to send the S.S. Karel Doorman, a Dutch Military ship that may be converted to a quasi M.A.S.H. unit for Covid19 patients.
1) The only person in St Maarten who might have embezzled more money than Andrew Dick, is his buddy, MP Rolando Brison. The person he was with, before his rampage, arrest and walking the streets.
2) You cannot continue to reward a person when they should be disciplined or punished.
3) Someone who is always allowed to get away with anything, will always be trying to outdo themselves.
4) I did not rejoice at anyone’s downfall, I treated Andrew Dick with more respect than he had ever given me.
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I want to tear down the walls that divide us”
I lived and worked on Sint Maarten for over twenty-two years. I have seen up close how Hurricane Irma forced society to its knees. But I also saw how people can get back on track, together with each other. How they show resilience under difficult circumstances. Also during the corona pandemic, the consequences of which are felt throughout the Kingdom. Let’s join forces and work together for a better Kingdom.
Video Latest from Dutch SXM Parliament. According to corrupt and criminal MP Claudius Buncamper, The Airport Board, who Parliament was supposed to meet today, stood them up. The CEO and CFO sent a letter to Finance Minister Ardwell Irion. According to a furiousToontje, they won’t come because Parliament asks too many stupid, redundant questions, and because Parliament uses confidential to make them look bad. Toontje told them to come and and try to slap him, to see what happens. MP Toontje who is going back to PM isn’t there
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As of March 31st, there were seven (7) persons who tested positive for COVID-19; however two (2) persons have recovered; bringing the total active cases to forty two (42). The total number of confirmed cases is now two thousand one hundred forty seven (2147).
Many countries in Europe are now in lockdown due to a third wave of COVID-19. The cases are mainly caused by the United Kingdom (UK) variant, which is both more transmissible and causes severe disease.
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Saint Martin is currently under a Level 4 Travel Advisory: Do Not Travel due to health and safety measures and COVID-19 related conditions. Please visit https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories.html/ for further information on U.S. Department of State Travel Advisories.
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