July 25, 2021

Minister Blok starts visit to islands in St. Maarten

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From The Daily Herald THE HAGUE–Dutch Minister of Foreign Affairs Stef Blok will arrive in St. Maarten this Monday for an introductory visit. St. Maarten’s reconstruction and the Trust Fund will play an important role in his two-day visit. Minister Blok was appointed on March 7, 2018, replacing Halbe Zijlstra who resigned. In the course […]

Caribbean Netherlands: More room for other languages in legal system on the islands

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From The Daily Herald St Maarten HE HAGUE–Current legislation allows for the use of other languages than Dutch in cases where crime suspects are not well-versed in the Dutch language, caretaker Minister of Security and Justice Stef Blok said in reaction to a report on the consequences of multilingualism for law enforcement in the Caribbean […]