The round-up of some of this week’s most noteworthy events and news stories features: the commotion around Zwarte Piet, Greenpeace still trying to free their crew, Netherlands and Russia trying resolve their recent issues with one another, and of course the American NSA
Following the commotion around a General Practitioner from Tuitjenhorn, who was suspended by the IGZ after he applied a palliative sedation, the Healthcare Inspectorate will talk with a number of professional organizations in the medical sector about responsible end-of-life care. The doctor later committed suicide.
The man who was killed on the A1 on Monday morning committed suicide, concluded the police after investigating the collision. The man walked on the freeway near his car, which he parked on the emergency lane.
A 46-year-old Tilburg resident tried to commit suicide by setting himself on fire. He did this in front of a supermarket where there were many witnesses.
A 47-year-old father and his three sons were found dead on Monday morning, in a bungalow park in the village of Schoonloo in Drenthe. This was reported by the police. The dead kids were two 10-year-old boys and a 2-year-old boy.
The aid failed to help the family, whose missing sons Julian and Ruben were found dead on Sunday. Since 2009 the family was known at Youth Care and especially the mother tried to raise the alarm. She feared for the welfare of her sons. This is shown from a reconstruction by NRC Handelsblad.
A search for the two missing brothers, Julian and Ruben, by civilians in Zeist, led to much commotion when two crosses were found in the woods near Sparrenheuvel. The police shut off the area and searched the soil with prods but did not find a sign of the boys, who have been missing for more than a week. “The result was unfortunately negative,” said a spokesman of the police.
A new search in Geulle (Limburg) by the police, for the missing brothers Ruben (9) and Julian (7), didn’t deliver any results on Sunday. “The brothers have not been found,” the police reported on Sunday evening. Monday the search will continue.
The police started the search because of ‘new information’. Which exact information that was, the police couldn’t say at this time.
Shoes and Tow line
The wife of the late councilor Jo Dejong of Meerssen, in an interview broadcasted on Tuesday by the regional broadcasting L1 and by EénVandaag, alleged that the councilors of the municipality of Meerssen were all guilty.
Jo Dejong committed suicide on March 11, after the council had unanimously turned their back on him. This was after Dejong kissed a female officer of the municipality against her will at a carnival. He offered his apologies and resigned under the pressure, but the board did not want to have anything to do with him anymore.
Some citizens of Meerssen (Limburg), united with the Restoration of Democracy Group, believe that acting mayor Hans Schmidt of the municipality in Limburg must resign. They published this in a manifest last Saturday and they have an internet signature campaign going on.
Meerssen, a peaceful village in the South of Limburg, is in turmoil. More than a month ago, 58-year old alderman Jo DeJong committed suicide after he resigned.
At a carnival a few weeks earlier, DeJong gave a french kiss to a female municipal officer in a pub against her will.