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The Hague
By Edition On Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017

Political The Hague heaves sigh of relief

THE HAGUE--The elections results in Curaçao, with the PAR emerging as the biggest party, were well-received by political The Hague. Satisfaction was expressed that the MFK party of Gerrit Schotte didn’t win, More...

By Edition On Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017

New Prime Minister wants to strengthen ties with the Netherlands

WILLEMSTAD - The Netherlands and Curacao must become big friends again. Eugene Rhuggenaath, who is likely to take over as Prime Minister, wants to strengthen the relationship with the Netherlands, especially after More...

Pedro Atacho
By Edition On Wednesday, April 26th, 2017

Atacho: “Decision to reduce the role of governor in (in) formation is serious”

WILLEMSTAD - The motion adopted by the majority of Parliament recently to limit the political role of the governor in the formation process of a government cannot be easily set aside. This is according to former More...

By Edition On Wednesday, April 26th, 2017

The Netherlands wanted to help with Guangdong Zhenrong deal

WILLEMSTAD - The Netherlands wanted to assist in the deal with the Chinese State Company Guangdong Zhenrong Energy (GZE). That's what the Kingdom Foreign Minister Bert Koenders wrote in November of last year to More...

Council of States
By Edition On Friday, April 7th, 2017

Autonomy not meant to relax on essential values

THE HAGUE - Autonomy provides the Dutch Caribbean countries the tools to tackle social issues in the manner that they wish to do so. However, autonomy is “not meant to do nothing when the essential values of More...

By Edition On Thursday, April 6th, 2017

MFK wants an independent Curaçao

WILLEMSTAD – The ruling party MFK headed by former Prime Minister Gerrit Schotte wants independence from the Netherlands. Both Schotte and former Minister of Public Health and current Member of Parliament for More...

By Edition On Monday, April 3rd, 2017

Leerdam calls for active Dutch Caribbean block

AMSTERDAM–Dutch Caribbean organisations in the Netherlands should work more closely together and support each other – not only to create a stronger unity, which will increase chances at achieving more, but also More...

By Edition On Friday, March 31st, 2017

Interim Premier Pisas: “The Netherlands is biased”

WILLEMSTAD - According to interim Prime Minister Gilmar Pisas, the Netherlands is clearly behind the political parties that are now in the opposition and against the current coalition, including the MFK of the former More...

Dutch Parliament
By Edition On Thursday, March 16th, 2017

VVD wins on Aruba and Curaçao, D66 wins on St. Maarten

ORANJESTAD, WILLEMSTAD – With 274 votes in Curacao and 112 votes in Aruba, the VVD became the largest party on these islands. In St. Maarten D66 scored 42 votes. At 3:00pm local time the voting boots were closed More...

By Edition On Thursday, March 16th, 2017

Dutch election: PM Rutte sees off anti-EU Wilders challenge

THE HAGUE - Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte's party has won the most seats in parliamentary elections, exit polls say. Early results confirmed the exit polls, with his centre-right VVD Party on course for 31 out More...