A Dutch police team aimed at fighting corruption in the Caribbean part of the Netherands, is gaining steam. On Monday the team raided a number of properties on Sint Maarten and arrested a 35 year old man. He is suspected of money laundering, forgery and tax evasion, the Volkskrant reports.
Cyclist Bas de Haan was killed in an accident on the Antillean island of Sint Maarten on Tuesday afternoon. He was cycling on his racing bike when he was hit by an SUV. He died in hospital a short time later
The man suspected of murdering Belgian tourist Wendy Montulet, was found dead in his prison cell on Sint Maarten. It seems that he was lynched by other prisoners
The Sint Maarten police arrested a suspect in connection with the murder of 21-year-old Belgian tourist Wendy Montulet on the island this weekend, Advocate General Samuel Finielz announced in a press conference on Wednesday. The man confessed to sexually assaulting the young Belgian woman and then stabbing her to death with a shard of glass
A 21-year-old Belgian tourist was found murdered on Sint Maarten on Sunday. Wendy Montulet's family sounded the alarm when she did not return from a last jog on the Caribbean island. Her body was found in some bushes after an hours long search
Former prime minister of Curacao Gerrit Schotte was found guilty of bribery and ordered to serve three years in prison, a court ruled on Friday. It is equal to the demand made by the prosecutor handling the case.
The Netherlands and Sint Maarten will continue working together on strengthening law enforcement on the island to fight corruption and crime.
Sint Maarten is blocking decisions from the Netherlands to counteract corruption and crime on the island and Dutch officials are no longer welcome on the island.
Sint Maarten Minister Dennis Richardson is heading to the Netherlands next week for emergency talks with Minister Ronald Plasterk of Home Affairs and Minister Ard van der Steur of Security and Justice about the organized crime on the island.
Sint Maarten police officer Gamali Benjamin passed away on Saturday after receiving a gunshot wound to the head while chasing two suspects of a jewelry store robbery.
A Dutchman was arrested in the Dominican Republic carrying 2.5 kilograms of cocaine.
King Willem-Alexander, Queen Maxima and Prime Minister Mark Rutte attended the National Remembrance on the Dam in Amsterdam on Monday night. Prime Minister Rutte gave a speech entitled "Passing memories" after the memorial service in the Nieuwe Kerk.
King Willem-Alexander, Queen Maxima and Prime Minister Mark Rutte will attend the National Remembrance in Amsterdam on Monday, May 4th. Prime Minister Rutte will also be present at the Liberation Day festival in Vlissingen on Tuesday, May 5th. There he will light the liberation fire as the start of the National Celebration of Liberation, which happens once every 5 years.
Hundreds of KLM travelers were stranded in Sint Maarten for two days while they waited for their flight from Sint Maarten to Curacao and then to Amsterdam.
The VVD and SP believe that if Aruba, Curacao and Sint Maarten are so dissatisfied with the Netherlands' involvement, it may be better if the kingdom is transformed into a commonwealth.
The corrupt island of Sint Maarten may get even more severe intervention from the Netherlands. The smallest country in the Dutch kingdom refuses to cooperate on measures to address the corrupt governance culture, thus the cooperation may have to be enforced.
The Cabinet has placed a mourning ad in Dutch newspapers this morning, honoring those lost in the tragic MH17 plane crash in Ukraine, and remembering them "with great sadness and the deepest respect." All 298 names of the individuals who perished in the crash are listed.
Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte refused to receive a visiting parliamentary delegation from St. Maarten on Wednesday, if its independent Member (MP) Patrick Illidge would be present.
Three prisoners escaped on Saturday night from a prison in Pointe Blanche on the island of Saint Martin.
The round-up of some of this week's most noteworthy events and news stories features Sint Maarten battling mosquitos that spread the Chikungunya virus, the Dutch economy making a sharp fall, King Willem-Alexander's first Christmas speech, the sale of 100 Leopard tanks to Finland, the new record by "Serious Request" after being locked up in the Glass House, and a major storm that misses most of the Netherlands.
Residents of the Caribbean island St. Martin are called upon to do everything in their power to prevent further spreading of the Chikungunya virus by mosquitos.
Two Moroccan mothers filed a complaint with the Discrimination Hotline Amsterdam after their two children were denied candy from a resident on St. Maarten. The occupant did not give the kids candy because of their faith
For a group of children from Nieuw Vennep St. Maarten turned into a nightmare last night. The children were robbed of their honestly earned candy by four youth. One of the robbers wore a mask