Central Government commissioner St Eustatius appointed.

Today, state secretary Knops (Kingdom Relations) has appointed Marcolino (Mike) Franco as central government commissioner of St Eustatius. Knops appointed Mervyn Stegers as deputy commissioner. Last Tuesday, the House of Representatives and the Senate adopted a bill providing for an administrative intervention in St Eustatius (‘Statia’). The government commissioner will …

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Lions Club donates six tablets to elderly

The Saba Lions Club on February 5 donat­ed six tablets to the Love and Independence For El­ders (LIFE) programme and the Henry Carlyle Ev­ery Home for the Aged. The donation is the result of the combined efforts of corporate citizens, the Saba Lions Clubs and the Client Council of the …

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Parliament unanimously approves state intervention in St Eustatius

A law providing for administrative intervention in St Eustatius was adopted today by the House of Representatives and the Senate. On Wednesday morning the State Secretary for the Interior and Kingdom Relations, Raymond Knops, will fly to the island to explain the decision to government officials, the island council and …

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Direct intervention in Statia pure necessity, says Knops

The situ­ation of lawlessness, the mismanagement, both ad­ministratively and finan­cially, and the level of in­timidation that the current St. Eustatius Government has displayed is totally un­acceptable and required intervention by the Dutch Government, according to State Secretary of Home Affairs and Kingdom Rela­tions Raymond Knops. The Dutch Government submitted a …

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Second Chamber supports direct intervention in Statia

A vast majority of the Second Chamber of the Dutch Parliament expressed support for the law proposal for a direct intervention in the St. Eustatius Government, sending home the Island and Executive Councils as a result of what has been termed as “gross negligence.”. The Second Chamber’s Permanent Committee for …

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Lt. Governor Johnson meets with politicians in The Hague

Last week Island governor, Jonathan Johnson, visited the European part of The Netherlands. During his visit, he had an introductory meeting with the new Minister of Justice and Safety, Mr. Grapperhaus, to discuss issues such as enforcement, drugs, and domestic violence. The governor also met with State Secretary, Mr. Knops, …

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