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IPKO1
By Edition On Thursday, December 20th, 2018
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Dispute Regulation law to be handled during IPKO in June

THE HAGUE - The plenary handling of the law proposal to establish the Dispute Regulation for the Kingdom is set to take place in June 2019 when representatives of the four parliaments gather in The Hague for the More...

GroenLinks-Tineke-Strik
By Edition On Thursday, December 20th, 2018
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Dutch First Chamber wants the Netherlands to aid with the reception of Venezuelans

WILLEMSTAD - The First Chamber of the Dutch Parliament wants their government to act in consultation with Curacao and Aruba to ensure that Venezuelan refugees receive a humane treatment when they arrive on the islands. The More...

Knops
By Edition On Wednesday, December 19th, 2018
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Integrity Chamber law in effect December 28

THE HAGUE - The national ordinance to formally establish the St. Maarten Integrity Chamber is expected to become effective December 28. Dutch Undersecretary of Home Affairs and Kingdom Relations Raymond Knops announced More...

Citizenship
By Edition On Wednesday, December 19th, 2018
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75 people receive Dutch nationality

WILLEMSTAD - On Monday afternoon, December 17, a total of 75 people made the declaration of solidarity in front of the acting Governor of Curaçao in a naturalization ceremony. They have thereby acquired Dutch citizenship. Photo: More...

SXM-ombudsman-Gwendolien-E.-Mossel
By Edition On Monday, December 17th, 2018
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Second ombudsman for St. Maarten sworn in

PHILIPSBURG - The country’s second ombudsman, Gwendolien E. Mossel, took the oath of office before Parliament Chairwoman Sarah Wescot-Williams on Friday. Mossel will officially assume her post as of January 1, More...

SXM Parliament
By Edition On Friday, December 14th, 2018
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St. Maarten Parliament busy with preparations for IPKO

PHILIPSBURG - The St. Maarten Parliament is preparing for the tripartite meeting of Aruba, Curaçao and St. Maarten and the Inter-Parliamentary Kingdom Consultation IPKO set for Simpson Bay Resort January 7-11, More...

Refugees
By Edition On Friday, December 14th, 2018
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The Hague cannot ignore refugees from Venezuela

THE HAGUE, WILLEMSTAD – According to the Members of the First Chamber (Senate) of the Dutch Parliament, Tineke Strik and Frits Lintmeijer, it is time that the Netherlands commits itself to the protection of refugees More...

Refugees1
By Edition On Thursday, December 13th, 2018
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The Netherlands responsible for human rights

WILLEMSTAD - The Netherlands as the largest country in the Kingdom is responsible for human rights. That is what the UN Committee against Torture says in a report that has just been published. The guarantee function More...

Dutch Parliament
By Edition On Thursday, December 13th, 2018
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Dutch political parties SP and VVD want to talk with local MPs about independent public broadcasting

WILLEMSTAD - The Dutch political parties SP and VVD want to talk to Curaçao MPs in January next year about the possibility for an independent public broadcaster on Curaçao. The parties are concerned that many More...

Dutch navy
By Edition On Wednesday, December 12th, 2018
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Faster military assistance on the islands

WILLEMSTAD - Curaçao, Aruba and Sint Maarten can now receive assistance from the Navy even faster if they want to. The previously requested permission via the Governor and The Hague is no longer needed. Applications More...