Published On: Wed, Oct 1st, 2014

SGD wants Delta plan for Caribbean area

Dutch ParliamentWILLEMSTAD, THE HAGUE - With a ‘Delta Plan Caribbean Area’ the islands in the Dutch Caribbean must again take the lead in fighting corruption and getting their finances in order. This is what the Dutch MPs of the SGP party presented today during the budget debate of the Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations in the Lower House of the Dutch Parliament.

"If you already you let these problems work on you then it becomes, according to the SGP faction, time for a sort of a delta plan for security, justice and finance for the Caribbean,” said SGP MP Roelof Bishop, who included a reference to corruption in St. Maarten. "What we often do is to react to things that happen. A delta plan is intended to take the lead a lot more and to prevent certain things from happening.”

October 10, 2010

The Lower House in the Dutch Parliament started today with the treatment of the budget of the Ministry of the Interior. Topic of discussion included the elected administrative reform of the former Netherlands Antilles in 2010. Since 10-10-10, Curaçao and Sint Maarten became separate countries and Bonaire, Saba and St. Eustatius special municipalities of the Netherlands. Interior Minister Ronald Plasterk will answer the SGP party at a later date.

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