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By Edition On Monday, December 17th, 2018

Parliament adopts 8 out of 21 motions

WILLEMSTAD - In Parliament, 21 motions have been filed during the last day of the debate on the budget for 2019. Only eight of these motions were adopted. The thirteen other motions - from the opposition - did not More...

By Edition On Wednesday, December 12th, 2018

Parts of Punda closed this morning due to manifestation

WILLEMSTAD - The police closed parts of Punda this morning for motorized traffic. The closed roads were the entrances to the downtown area. This had to do with a call for a peaceful demonstration by the Forsa Revolushonario More...

By Edition On Monday, September 24th, 2018

Our democracy is under stress

On 15 September 2018, we celebrate for the 10th time the United Nations (UN) International Day of Democracy. Democracy is showing greater strain than at any time in decades according to the UN Secretary-General, More...

By Edition On Wednesday, September 12th, 2018

Government continues its course despite challenges

WILLEMSTAD - Yesterday was the opening of the new parliamentary year. As is tradition, the Governor of Curaçao, H.E. Mrs. Lucille George-Wout addressed the nation and gave an outline about what the government’s More...

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By Edition On Thursday, September 6th, 2018

Dutch Parliament: Opposition and coalition fierce statements against Blok ‘this was stupid!’

THE HAGUE - Kingdom Minister Stef Blok of Foreign Affairs is getting a lot of heat in the debate about his controversial statements on multicultural society. "Unworthy of a government official." Alexander Pechtold More...

Curacao Government Center
By Edition On Thursday, May 24th, 2018

Government of Curaçao: “Hope for better times for the people of Venezuela”

WILLEMSTAD - The government of Curaçao expresses its solidarity with the people of Venezuela now that the elections are over. The turnout was a surprise. This does not apply to the final result of the elections. The More...

By Edition On Monday, March 26th, 2018

Many parliamentary meetings first half of April

WILLEMSTAD - The month of April will be a busy month for the 21 Members of Parliament in Willemstad. President of Parliament William Millerson hopes to catch up on the backlog in meeting requests that month. The More...

By Edition On Tuesday, March 13th, 2018

U.S. sanctions and worries of a coup erode Maduro’s control of Venezuelan military

CARACAS - When military counter-intelligence officers went to Fort Tiuna in Caracas on March 2, they found the Ayala Battalion's Russian-made armored vehicles loaded with ammunition, in violation of regulations. The More...

Sint Maarten Government
By Edition On Tuesday, February 27th, 2018

SXM Parliament elections 26 February 2018, 15 districts

PHILIPSBURG - The island of St. Maarten held its election yesterday for a new parliament. The results are as follows: For more detailed results download the pdf files below. (Click on the links) SXM Parliament More...

By Edition On Monday, February 26th, 2018

St. Maarten votes 2018

PHILIPSBURG - Governor Eugene Holiday cast his ballot early at his polling station - Hope Estate Senior Citizens Recreational Centre then started his inspection rounds of the other 19 polling station. Holiday was More...