By Harald Linkels While it is positive and encouraging news that St. Eustatius will be represented in Dutch Parliamentary elections by no less than four(!) local candidates, it seems that especially the Ubuntu party with three Statians on it -Kenneth Cuvelay, Charles Woodley and Carlos Lopes- has a long way to go when it comes to PR & Communication. So far, very few people have heard of the Ubuntu (Official: Ubuntu Connected … [Read more] about Analysis: Ubuntu party and Statian Candidates need to Dramatically step-up Communication.
Kralendijk- Consultancy firm Linkels & Partners will, on behalf of the Public Entity Bonaire, be conducting a study into the feelings about vaccination against Covid-19. For the study, an online survey is combined with so-called face-to-face … [Read more] about Bonaire Government Executes Study on feelings regarding Covid-19 Vaccination
Dear Editor, The granting of financial liquidity support by the Dutch Government in the form of a $3 million loan has apparently already brought about something in the Caribbean part of the Kingdom. The media, both in the Netherlands and in the Caribbean … [Read more] about Letter to the Editor: Financial support to WINAIR
Dear Editor, As of January 1, 2021, the responsibility for the land registers in Bonaire, Saba and St. Eustatius falls under the Cadastre in the Netherlands. Prior to the dissolution of the Netherlands Antilles (on October 10, 2010), Statia’s Cadastre’s … [Read more] about Letter to the Editor: ‘Statia Cadastre now Cadastre Netherlands’
By Harald Linkels The 'Corona crisis' has led to many new developments and quite some challenges for companies who are fighting to survive. Some companies deal very well with these challenges and come up with innovations that make the Customer's life … [Read more] about ‘Corporate Bullies’ won’t last long in the New Reality- Not even in the Caribbean
Dear Editor, Hugo de Jonge as Dutch Health Minister needs to review the way responsible care is delivered by his civil servants from the ZVK (Care Insurance Office) on St. Eustatius and Bonaire. As a recent patient in need of support from these offices, I … [Read more] about Letter to the editor: A Lesson For ZVK and Minister Hugo de Jonge
A vaccine against the Covid-19 'Corona'-virus could be available within weeks. Through the Kingdom Government, vaccines will also be available for residents of the Dutch Caribbean islands. The vaccine at times leads to heated discussions between … [Read more] about Reader Poll: Would you take a Covid-19 Vaccine?
By Virgil Sams With over eight decades of life, who for the most part lived a highly devoted industrious life, one should not go quietly into the sunset without public acknowledgment of their prolific productive life and contributions. The life of this … [Read more] about Alvin Courtar: An Exemplary Life of Industrious Leadership
Dear Editor, Once again I dedicate a little of my busy schedule to share my analysis on some disruptive changes I perceive taking place on Statia. Let me first of all congratulate the Progressive Labour Party (PLP) under the leadership of Ms. Recheline … [Read more] about Virgil Sams: ‘Make Ammends and Build Bridges’
Dear Editor, The results of the Island Council Elections of October 21, 2020 came as a shock to many. Statements such as, “The population of Statia still longs for the old political situation”, and “The people want Clyde van Putten, the controversial leader … [Read more] about Letter to the Editor: ‘It is in our blood people’!