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Van Putten
By Edition On Wednesday, November 1st, 2017

No criminal investigation against Van Putten

WILLEMSTAD - The Public Prosecutor's Office (OM) BES will not conduct criminal investigations in response to statements by the politician of Sint Eustatius, Clyde van Putten, on Curaçao on October 9, 2017. This More...

Van Putten
By Edition On Wednesday, October 18th, 2017

Sint Eustatius politician apologizes for death threats

ORANJESTAD - Politician Clyde van Putten of St. Eustatius has apologized for the earlier death threats he made to Dutch soldiers. On the local radio, Van Putten said his previous comments were dismissive and that More...

By Edition On Wednesday, October 18th, 2017

Number of refugees decreasing

WILLEMSTAD - The number of illegal immigrants trying to get on land has decreased compared to last year. This is according to the Minister of Justice Quincy Girigorie. His statement is striking: Minister Plasterk More...

Van Putten
By Edition On Friday, October 13th, 2017

Politician from St. Eustatius: “We will kill Dutch soldiers”

WILLEMSTAD - A Caribbean politician seriously threatened Dutch soldiers. Clyde van Putten, party leader of the PLP on the Dutch island of Sint Eustatius, said in a speech that they would kill and burn the soldiers More...

By Edition On Wednesday, October 11th, 2017

Government reluctance may stall recovery

PHILIPSBURG - The two conditions put on the table for continued Dutch Government support for the country’s recovery are being rebuffed by the local Government. Refusal to come to an agreement may see the recovery More...

Dutch Parliament
By Edition On Friday, October 6th, 2017

“Visa requirement will not stop Venezuelan refugees”

THE HAGUE, WILLEMSTAD - There won’t be any visa requirement for Venezuelans who want to enter Aruba, Curacao and Bonaire anytime soon. Even if the crisis in Venezuela continues to deteriorate, said the Dutch Minister More...

By Edition On Thursday, September 14th, 2017

Plasterk: Karel Doorman to St. Maarten

Plasterk: There is little functional local government THE HAGUE - Dutch Defence is sending a very large vessel, the Joint Logistic Support Ship His Majesty Karel Doorman to St. Maarten, announced caretaker Minister More...

By Edition On Thursday, September 7th, 2017

Mark Rutte: A lot of uncertainty about the situation in Sint Maarten

THE HAGUE - Hurrican Irma has not left any fatalities in Saba and Sint Eustatius. Whether there are deaths in St. Maarten is still unclear, said the Prime Minister of the Netherlands Mark Rutte. The material damage More...

Defense Dutch Caribbean
By Edition On Tuesday, September 5th, 2017

Hurricane Irma now strongest category, Dutch Government sends help to the Leeward Islands

THE HAGUE - The Caribbean islands of Saint Eustatius, Saba and Sint Maarten will receive assistance from the Dutch Government in preparation for Hurricane Irma. It has become a hurricane of category 5, the strongest More...

By Edition On Friday, September 1st, 2017

Evaluation shows mixed results in justice projects

THE HAGUE - The cooperation programs executed in the Dutch Caribbean from 2010 to 2015 with funds from The Hague have had results in the so-called repression trajectory to improve security and justice, but insufficient More...