The Bottom, Saba- How happy are you about the way Saba is being managed? The functioning of the Executive- and the Island Council? Are our commissioners doing a good job? How do feel about our constitutional status and relation with The Netherlands after … [Read more] about Please give your opinion: Political Survey Saba
In light of the recent revelation implicating Dutch State Secretary Raymond Knops in a questionable land deal, leader of the Progressive Labor Party (PLP) Clyde Van Putten on Monday called the revelation 'disgusting and grossly unethical'. Van Putten said … [Read more] about Letter to the editor: Van Putten Calls on State Secretary Knops to Resign
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 … [Read more] about Opening Tourism on our Island
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 start their evening hymn. In between the metropolitan mounds of termite … [Read more] about Earth Day in the Age of Pandemic; the Dutch Caribbean Perspective
Government Commissioner Marnix van Rij and acting Government Commissioner Alida Francis do deserve some credit for the way they are handling the Covid-19 crisis. Both Commissioners have taken to the airwaves every night since the start of 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?
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 … [Read more] about Analysis: Can Van Rij and Francis bring real change to Statia?
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 Antriol. Local historian Arthur Sealy, in a communication to local media today, … [Read more] about Questions Marks about Saliña di Vlijt Project
As a result of a growing skepticism over the functioning of Zorgverzekeringskantoor Caribisch Nederland (ZVK), the island council members of Saba travelled to Bonaire to discuss their concerns with officials of the BES healthcare insurer. This came almost … [Read more] about Koos Sneek: Time to Evaluate ZVK
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 Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Dutch company Woonlinie and … [Read more] about Van Putten: “Residents Will Not Benefit from Woonlinie Deal”