October 14, 2019

25 years of cooperation in counterdrugs operations between Dutch and USA

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From The Daily Herald St. Maarten PHILIPSBURG–Stopping the flow of illicit drugs in the Caribbean is a team effort. Twenty-five years ago, the Royal Netherlands Navy joined Joint Interagency Task Force South (JIATF-S) in Key West, Florida.   The Commander of the Dutch forces in the Caribbean took up the role of Task Group 4.4 CTG4.4 […]

Can Sir Philip Green save his retail empire?

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By Jamie Robertson from BBC High Street retail chain Arcadia claims to be in serious trouble, facing what it calls “significant liquidity issues”. The answer, it believes, is a Company Voluntary Arrangement (CVA), a series of proposals to its creditors. But critics say it raises as many questions as it answers and fails to address […]

Eurovision 2019: Netherlands wins song contest

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From BBC The Netherlands’ Duncan Laurence has won the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest with his song Arcade. He had been the bookmakers’ favourite to win, and came through to the top of the leaderboard with 492 points after the public vote. The UK’s Michael Rice came bottom, after getting just three points from the public […]

Planetary Security in the Caribbean region: Plan of Action on resilience

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From Planetary Security Initiative Planetary Security Initiatives are increasingly moving from analysis to action. The recently agreed upon Plan of Action (POA) on Resilience in the Caribbean, is an excellent example of how regional experts developed a list with 2-do’s to tackle the climate-security nexus in this region, including sharing knowledge, action in the field of water, […]

Cayman Finance responds to Netherlands blacklisting

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GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands – Cayman Finance finds as unusual a recent decision by the Kingdom of the Netherlands to break from other European Union member states to “blacklist” 21 jurisdictions, including the Cayman Islands, based simply on having a stated corporate tax rate that the Netherlands has subjectively determined is too low. As noted […]

[Cayman Islands,] Anguilla, other Caribbean islands on tax haven list

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From The Daily Herald St. Maaten THE HAGUE–Anguilla, the Bahamas, Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands (BVI), the Cayman Islands and the Turks and Caicos Islands were added to the tax haven black list of the Dutch government.   There are 21 countries/islands on the new Dutch list which was published in the National Gazette on Friday. The […]

Russia cyber-plots: US, UK and Netherlands allege hacking

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From BBC Russian spies have been accused of involvement in a series of cyber-plots across the globe, leading the US to level charges against seven agents. The US justice department said targets included the global chemical weapons watchdog, anti-doping agencies and a US nuclear company. The allegations are part of an organised push-back against alleged […]

The Netherlands is getting a bike path made from recycled plastic, and the technique could one day be used to make entire streets

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By Peter Kotecki From Business Insider A pilot program in the Netherlands is testing a bike path made from recycled plastic. The project, called PlasticRoad, uses prefabricated, modular sections made from 70% recycled plastic. Recycled plastic is weather resistant, and its carbon footprint is lower than that of concrete or asphalt. PlasticRoad, which launched this […]

Worst airports in world 2

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The 19 worst airports in the world Part 2 By Tom Murray From Business Insider Your flying experience doesn’t just depend on what airline you’re flying with — but also what airport you’re flying from. As well as ranking the best airlines in the world, flight compensation company AirHelp has named and shamed the worst […]

Share Intertrust plummets after disappointing figures

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AMSTERDAM – Investors sold Intertrust on Thursday after the trust and advice office in Amsterdam announced disappointing figures. Sales fell slightly, partly due to uncertainty in the Dutch market and a sharp fall in the US dollar. Midkapper Intertrust INTER € 15.98-7.09% went down almost 9% in the morning hours. The fact that the company […]