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By Edition On Thursday, February 2nd, 2017
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Dutch Parliamentarians slam motion on Integrity Chamber

THE HAGUE – Members of the Permanent Committee for Kingdom Relations of the Second Chamber of the Dutch Parliament are highly critical of Monday’s decision of the St. Maarten Parliament to block the establishing More...

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By Edition On Wednesday, January 25th, 2017
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Searches in connection with “Cucumber”-investigation

PHILLIPSBURG, WILLEMSTAD - In connection with the ongoing investigation into the interception at sea of more than 200 kilos of a drug-like substance perceived to be cocaine by the Dutch Royal Navy in collaboration More...

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By Edition On Tuesday, January 24th, 2017
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Anybody’s guess

“It’s a start, but not what we have been fighting for years already,” said Aruban opposition leader Evelyn Wever-Croes (MEP) about Saturday’s news that the Kingdom Council of Ministers had endorsed the Dutch More...

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By Edition On Monday, January 23rd, 2017
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Plasterk undeterred: Protocol on Integrity Chamber stands

THE HAGUE – Dutch Minister of Home Affairs and Kingdom Relations Ronald Plasterk is keeping St. Maarten to the protocol signed in May 2015 to establish an Integrity Chamber for the island. “It is in the best More...

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By Edition On Wednesday, January 18th, 2017
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Two employees of the immigration service arrested

PHILLIPSBURG, WILLEMSTAD - On Tuesday morning, January 17, 2017 two employees of the immigration service were arrested suspected of human smuggling, bribery and abuse of their post. K.L.M.B. (34) and A.A.D. (33) More...

IPKO-2017
By Edition On Saturday, January 14th, 2017
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Delegations satisfied with ‘informal’ IPKO

WILLEMSTAD–Delegation representatives of the Inter-Parliamentary Kingdom Consultation IPKO in which the Netherlands, Curaçao, Aruba and St. Maarten participated, look back at a successful IPKO. That’s what More...

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By Edition On Thursday, January 12th, 2017
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Dutch still hesitant on aiding with de-risking

PHILLIPSBURG, WILLEMSTAD - The Dutch Government is still “not on board” with aiding the Dutch Caribbean islands, including St. Maarten with tackling the de-risking of commercial banks, said Finance Minister More...

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By Edition On Tuesday, January 10th, 2017
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IPKO without opposition factions

WILLEMSTAD – The Kingdom Interparliamentary Conference (IPKO) has started today. It didn’t start without problems. The opposition parties, or the group of nine, are not present at the meetings. The reason for More...

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By Edition On Monday, January 9th, 2017
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McWilliam: “Parliament is prepared for IPKO”

WILLEMSTAD – According to the President of the Standing Committee on Kingdom, Interparliamantary, and Foreign Relations, and also head delegate of the Curaçao Parliament, Giselle McWilliam, Curaçao is well prepared More...

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By Edition On Friday, January 6th, 2017
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Kingdom Inter-Parliamentary Consultation in Curaçao

WILLEMSTAD - A parliamentary delegation of the Dutch Senate and the Second Chamber will be part of the Kingdom Inter-Parliamentary Consultation (IPKO) from Tuesday, January 10 to Friday, January 13, 2017. Discussions More...