Tag: Kingdom of the Netherlands

Dutch State Secretary Alexandra Van Huffelen Plans Working Visit To Curaçao On February 10

WILLEMSTAD — Dutch State Secretary Alexandra van Huffelen of Kingdom Relations and Digitization will pay a working visit to Curaçao on February 10. In the space of two weeks, Van Huffelen will visit all the Caribbean Islands. At the end of January, the State Secretary submitted a request to postpone the debate on the BES islands […]

Netherlands King Losing The Carriage After Criticisms About The Dutch Colonial Past

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — The Dutch king ruled out Thursday using, for now at least, the royal family’s “Golden Carriage,” one side of which bears a painting that critics say glorifies the Netherlands’ colonial past, including its role in the global slave trade. The announcement was an acknowledgement of the heated debate about the carriage […]

Coast Guard Rescues 3 Dutch And 1 French Boater Adrift for Three Days Near BVI

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, Saint Thomas — U.S. Coast Guard crews and British Virgin Islands authorities rescued four men from a disabled vessel that was adrift for three days near the British Virgin Islands. Rescued are a French and three Dutch nationals, who were traveling aboard the 30-foot recreational vessel Water Baby Sunday morning from Anguilla, British […]

Illegals To Be Forcibly Removed From Squalid Homes On The Edge Of A Sint Maarten Garbage Dump

PHILIPSBURG — Around the landfill just above Sint Maarten, about two hundred people live in ramshackle shacks and shipping containers.  The Dutch government has made funding available to gentrify the area, but the work cannot begin until all of the residents have been forced out. There is no clear plan yet about where the residents […]

366 New Cases Of COVID-19 Force Sint Maarten To Go To ‘Code Orange,’ Restricting Only Essential Travel To SXM

THE HAGUE — The Ministry of Foreign Affairs in The Netherlands raised its travel advisory for Sint Maarten from yellow to orange this weekend. People are urged to only travel to and from the island for urgent reasons. The ministry decided to advise against vacation travel to Sint Maarten and to recommend only travelling to […]