To decide the best way to open our island, we should look at the people we want to attract and who will want to come. Look at what they will do on the island, and what we have to offer. We need to look at what level of “pain” will they tolerate in order to come here. Then can we make an informed decision on the best way to move forward for Bonaire: we are not the same as Aruba or Curacao and what works for them will not necessarily work for … [Read more] about Opening Tourism on our Island
Cruise Ship leaving Sint Maarten (Marjolein Lopes Cardozo -DCNA/ SHAPE) The ochre-colored african wind wafts through the Tanzanian veldt, ruffling the low acacia trees that grow scrubily between august Baobabs. The sun is setting and the malarial mosquitoes … [Read more] about Earth Day in the Age of Pandemic; the Dutch Caribbean Perspective
Van Rij and Francis have consistently been on the radio every evening since the start of the Corona-crisis. Government Commissioner Marnix van Rij and acting Government Commissioner Alida Francis do deserve some credit for the way they are handling the … [Read more] about Opinion: Van Rij and Francis Deserve some Credit
Statia, a small island in the Caribbean Sea, first claimed by many: The Dutch, the Spanish, the English. But finally became the prized possession of the Dutch state. Yes, a true colony, characterized by the mass exploitation of a group of people, all in the … [Read more] about Statia: The restoration of all things Dutch?
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 … [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