Published On: Fri, Apr 7th, 2017

The Hague once again intervenes with strong hands in the former Antilles

PlasterkTHE HAGUE – The government in The Hague forbids Curaçao to require local employers to employ at least 80 percent of native workers. On Sint Maarten there should be an Integrity Chamber.

The Netherlands once again intervenes with strong hands in the islands of the former Netherlands Antilles. The Minister of Kingdom Relations, Ronald Plasterk proposed to the Kingdom Council of Minister do block the decision of the government of Curaçao that requires at least eighty percent of the employees of a business on the island to be local. Last week, The Hague intervened in the election process on the island.

On Sint Maarten, the Dutch government wants to establish an independent Integrity Chamber which should investigate the interconnectedness of organized crime (casinos) and the government. This is according to credible sources within the Kingdom Council of Ministers.

It rarely happens that the Netherlands uses that power to intervene in the administrative process on the islands of the former Netherlands Antilles. St. Maarten and Curaçao are formally independent countries within the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

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