November 15, 2019

Dutch government to run ‘lawless’ Caribbean isle

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From Arab News THE HAGUE: The Dutch government said Monday it will take over the running of one of its Caribbean island municipalities, denouncing “physical neglect” and “lawlessness” on Sint Eustatius. The island’s ruling council will be immediately dissolved with Dutch Interior Minister Raymond Knops traveling there this week to explain the decision to residents. […]

Migration from the Caribbean and South America

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From Curacao Chronicle “At the time of independence, in 1975, Dutch subjects living in the colony of Suriname were given the choice of Dutch or Surinamese citizenship. Amazingly, 220,000 out of a population of 450,000 left Suriname for the Netherlands – a level of migration that is staggering in size and scope. Many people didn’t […]

Cayman Islands at Regional Business Training Event

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COSME hosts training to empower Entrepreneurs through use of new business portal, CaribConnect.net TORTOLA, BVI, June 1, 2016 – COSME, an EU funded program to support small and medium sized businesses in the Caribbean Overseas Countries and Territories (OCTs), recently held a training session for the newly launched CaribConnect.net, a web portal to house Caribbean […]

What’s new in the Caribbean [and Cayman gets a mention, too]

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By Ryan Ver Berkmoes From Lonely Planet When our authors hit the road they’re on a mission to hunt down the fresh, the transformed, the hot and the happening. Here are a few of our favorites that sparked their interest while researching Lonely Planet’s latest Discover Caribbean guide. Falmouth Cruise Port Jamaica now has a […]

Dutch law set to restrict migration, trace and deport the Caribbean Dutch national.

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Apartheid turning back? Dutch bill proposal to enact second class citizenship The Dutch Lower House of Parliament is set to debate a motion concerning residency requirements for Dutch citizens originating from Aruba, Curaçao and Sint Maarten on March 5 2014 (1830 hrs Dutch local time). If passed, the migration law will ensure that the economically […]