THE HAGUE--The Dutch government is still working on a proposal to improve the connectivity between the Dutch Caribbean islands and to, where possible, lower the tariffs for residents of Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba. A concrete solution is not in sight, which is bad news for residents who continue to pay high prices.
Dutch Minister of Infrastructure and Water Management Cora van Nieuwenhuizen, today, Tuesday provided answers to written questions submitted by Members of the Second Chamber of the Dutch Parliament Attje Kuiken of the Labour Party PvdA and André Bosman of the liberal democrats VVD early February this year.
PHILIPSBURG--The St. Maarten Police Force KPSM has been overwhelmed with more than 1,000 requests for curfew waivers over the last two days.
"We still have a very large backlog of forms, but we are doing our utmost to process all requests that were sent in. Due to the magnitude of requests, we will not be able to all requests on the same day," said police in a press release on Monday night. Police have set a deadline of 10:00am Tuesday, April 7, for processing the backlog of same day requests.
Prime Minster Silveria Jacobs
PHILIPSBURG--Prime Minister and Chair of the EOC (Emergency Operations Center) Silveria Jaobs says she will permit General Practitioners (GP) offices to remain open.
PM Silveria Jacobs.
PHILIPSBURG--Residents who require “urgently needed items” will be able to place an order to their neighborhood supermarket as of Tuesday and that order will be delivered to their residence with payment being made with as little contact as possible. The list of numbers, What'sApp numbers and email addresses where orders can be placed will be released by the Department of Communications (DCOMM) soon.
Screen grab from the Collectivité’s Facebook page.
MARIGOT—President Daniel Gibbs and First Vice-President Valérie Damaseau delivered the first of their weekly addresses via the Facebook page of the Collectivité on Monday to update the population.
Since the beginning of March, an emergency operation has been set up within the administration. Certain services of the Collectivité are currently tele-working, while others are intervening directly on the field or are stationed at remote offices.