Lilian Janse has won the elections for lijsttrekker candidates at the SGP in the municipality of Vlissingen in Zeeland. She is the first woman elected within the SGP. This was reported after the election by Cees de Landmeter, president of the constituency of the SGP in Vlissingen.
For the first time in the history of the SGP, a woman is running for a spot on the list in municipal elections. Lillian Janse wants, in the upcoming municipal elections in Vlissingen, to pull the cart as leader of the party. This is unique, because until March this year women could not run for the Christian party.
Three people have been missing after a German gas tanker hit a sailboat on a canal and pulled it to the water. A victim was brought to a hospital.
The new mussel season opens Wednesday in Yerseke. The new harvest of Zeeuwse Mossels (mussels from Zeeland) comes two weeks later than expected because the mussel grew this year slower than usual.
Early July the mussel farmers and traders did a test to see how the mussels developed. That showed that the mussels were substandard. The mussels were then required to grow to the desired quality.
A sailing out pilot has found 200 kilos of cocaine in the Westerschelde (Zeeland). The drugs were packed into ten sports bags which were attached with ropes to empty jerrycans, to keep them afloat. This was reported by the National Office of the Public Prosecution (OM) on Tuesday.
The discovery was done on Saturday morning. The drug packages floated in the Westerschelde near Vlissingen. According to the OM, the cocaine has a market value of about 7 million euro.
Near Scharendijke in Zeeland, a 30-year-old diver from Goes has been missing since Monday morning. The search by the Royal Dutch Rescue Company with ships and a helicopter was unsuccessful and was stopped.
The police was unable to locate the man using sonar devices on Monday, but they will go on with the search together with the Royal Dutch Navy on Tuesday.
The unfortunate man jumped together with his diving companion in the water near his diving club in Scharendijke. When the man did not come to the surface, his friend alerted the diving center.