Many on St. Eustatius seem encouraged by the appointment of Alida Francis. The question is if those expectations are realistic. Photo: RCN Oranjestad- St. Eustatius- Today saw the swearing in by Minister Raymond Knops of Alida Francis as the 'Deputy Government Commissioner'. Many on the island seem encouraged by the appointment of a 'Statia-born' person in a high Government position. Although Francis does enjoy a good reputation with a … [Read more] about Analysis: Can Van Rij and Francis bring real change to Statia?
Work at the Saliña di Vlijt has in the meantime started. Photo: BES-Reporter Kralendijk- Recently the Government of Bonaire started with works at the so called Saliña di Vlijt, a salt flat running roughly from the Yacht Harbour to the Mentor area in … [Read more] about Questions Marks about Saliña di Vlijt Project
According to Koos Sneek ZVK should return to its core business: that of being a medical insurer. As a result of a growing skepticism over the functioning of Zorgverzekeringskantoor Caribisch Nederland (ZVK), the island council members of Saba travelled … [Read more] about Koos Sneek: Time to Evaluate ZVK
Van Putten feels the Woonlinie deal is not as positive as presented. Oranjestad, May 22nd, 2019Dear Editor, I have taken note of the announcement by the usurping puppet Government installed by the Dutch colonizer on Sint Eustatius, that it has signed a … [Read more] about Van Putten: “Residents Will Not Benefit from Woonlinie Deal”
Since 10/10/10 it is possible to vote by proxy, by filling out the designated area on the voting card. Dear Editor,The front man for the opposition party of Statia, Mr. Sneek, must have been so obsessed with fighting for Statia’s representation with 0 … [Read more] about Van Putten (PLP): Koos Sneek’s Proxy Vote Contradiction
Oranjestad, March 21st, 2019 Be careful what you wish forThe front man for the opposition party of Statia, Mr. Sneek, confidently stated that the elections for the electoral council yesterday were a test to see where his party stands, leading up to the next … [Read more] about Clyde van Putten: Voter is Always Right
People of Statia, Roland van Raak admitted that voting for the so-called electoral college (Provinciale Staten) makes no sense. Not in those exact words, but he pointed out that the total number of voters on Saba will count for 0,01 of a seat in the Dutch … [Read more] about Letter to the Editor (Statia): “Why are we voting for 0 seats”?
Oranjestad, March 3rd, 2019 Dear Editor,With reference to my letter to you which was published on January 21st, 2019, I would like to state the following. Since 2015, both the Dutch Senate (“Eerste Kamer”) and Parliament (“Tweede Kamer”) have received a … [Read more] about Letter by Van Putten: Correcting the Kingdom
Clyde van Putten, seen her on an archive picture, accuses the Dutch Government of blatant hypocresie. Photo: BES-Reporter. Oranjestad, Sint Eustatius, December 20th, 2018 Dear Editor, I have taken note of the media reports about State Secretary … [Read more] about Clyde van Putten Reacts on Awarding of Contracts to Companies Owned by Civil Servants
By Harald Linkels The two deposed commissioners on St Eustatius for the PLP/Merkman Coaltion, Charles Woodley and Derrick Simmons have lost the appeal sought by former acting Island Governor Julian Woodley against an earlier verdict, which stated that the … [Read more] about Opinion: An Unequal Battle