Posts tagged: Bes



Open brief aan Bijleveld

Voor een buitenstaander die de Antillen niet kent doet u het niet slecht. U zult inmiddels wel hebben gemerkt dat er veel ‘reverse discrimination’ is in de Antillen, vooral in Curaçao. Maar ook in Bonaire. Dit slaat nergens op en is moreel volstrekt onjuist, maar het is een feit. Men scheert gerust ...

Nooit meer Statenverkiezingen

Ministerpresident Emily de Jongh-Elhage (PAR) heeft duidelijk gemaakt dat er in 2010, onder geen enkele voorwaarde, nieuwe Statenverkiezingen zullen worden gehouden. ,,We werken hard aan de ontmanteling van de Antillen. We werken hard om die ontmanteling op tijd klaar te hebben zodat in 2010 de ...

“Estado”, e siudadano B.E.S. i e relashon nobo ku Hulanda

“Estado” ta interaktuá ku sosiedat di diferente manera:

E ta kobra impuesto i tin di usa esakinan na benefisio di e sosiedat;
E ta registrá hende, entre otro den registro sivil;
E ta otorgá dokumento i pèrmit;
E ta atministrá hustisia;
E ta vigilá seguridat i órden;
E ta apliká straf i but;
Te sierto ...

Enqueterecht zonder tanden; Wolbes Varia

De Eilandsraad krijgt het enqueterecht (art. 158 e.a. WolBES), maar (ex-)gedeputeerden en (ex-)gezaghebbers hoeven niet te getuigen, als de inlichtingen in strijd zijn met het openbaar belang. Weliswaar is de Gemeentewet-bepaling hetzelfde, maar dat maakt dit niet minder dubieus. Wat heb je nu aan ...

Verwijsindex Antillianen (via): Igual (via) ta igual (vir), Òf nò den reino?

Gobernashon no ta un poder riba sosiedat, pero un órgano di sosiedat.
Ora nos pone esaki huntu ku:
e deseo di pueblonan di e 5 teritorionan Antiano, di:
- ke keda hulandes;
- ke relashonnan mas direkto ku Hulanda,
- sin un intervenshon federal di un gobièrnu Antiano.
(Un deseo ku a ser ekspresá den 2 ...

Openbaarheid besluitenlijst Bestuurscollege in Wolbes en andere punten

Opmerkelijk in de concept-WolBES is de bepaling van art 69, waarin verplicht wordt gesteld dat de besluitenlijsten van vergaderingen van het Bestuurscollege moeten worden openbaar gemaakt.

Dit betekent, als wij het juist begrijpen, dat een ieder (dus zeker ook de pers) altijd kan navragen wat door ...

Medida kontra korupshon den Wolbes

Outòrnan di ‘Zwartboek’ i otro persona prekupá ku korupshon na Boneiru, Saba i Statia por ta kontentu. Despues di hopi aña i hopi papiamentu bashí, por fin WolBES ta introdusí algun medida konkreto pa prevení korupshon i duna nos pueblo mas idea kiko nos gobièrnu ta hasiendo ku nos sèn di ...

We don’t need police state legislation on Bonaire

We’ll probably be howled down by ‘control freaks’ in our society, but ARCO will go on record as warning against copying Dutch ‘police state legislation’.

Not only will we be howled down, people will deride us and say that we exaggerate. Well, maybe we do exaggerate, but the fact is that this kind ...

Bijzonder element in WOLBES

Eilandsverordening met goedkeuring

Een juridisch interessante figuur in de WolBES is de ‘eilandsverordening met goedkeuring van de Rijksvertegenwoordiger’. Hij wordt zo officieel niet genoemd, maar kan wel zo omschreven worden.

In het kader van ‘medebewind’ (art. 124 lid 2 Grw) kan in Nederland het ...

New chance for small parties in Wolbes

The WolBES has its critics, of course. But anybody wanting to set up a new party and members of small political parties should support the WolBES, for it gives them a new chance. Art. 9 of the WolBES stipulates that the Bonaire Island Council shall consist of 9 members and Saba and Statia’s Council ...

DIVERSIDAT TA NOS UNION

Diversidat por ta nos union. Realmente, nos mester perkurá ku diversidat lo ta nos union. Pasobra libertat di migrashon lo wòrdu rekonosé, tardi òf trempan.

Mientras ku e islanan di BES ta luchando mentalmente pa aksep-tá e kambionan konstitushonal ku ta na kaminda, nos mester realisá ku e ...

E Banki a Haña su Lugá!

E Monumento di igualdat i rekonsiliashon a haña su lugá hustu i korekto por fin! Igualdat ta e base di un komunidat hustu. Esun ku tin problema ku esei no por ta polítiko mes. Rekonsiliashon entre Boneiru i Hulanda (ku ekstenshon despues rekonsiliashon den henter Reino Hulandes) ta algu ku niun ...

(R)Evolution of a Best Seller

By: Richard J. Bowne, Writer Resident of Bonaire

“Marion, this is the stupidest idea you’ve ever had!” “Why, Toni?”

Toni is my editor, confidant, and friend when I’m not screwing up, getting drunk, visiting women for hire or the criminally unskilled in local jails.

“Do you know what ...

Proposal on placing BES-islands in kingdom charter

Source: The Daily Herald 280408 
Dutch advisors made proposals last week regarding placement of the BES-Islands in the Charter of the Kingdom, division of territorial waters and the future judicial system for the BES-Islands (Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba) last.

Representatives of two of the ...

Robbed of equality

Reliable sources have alerted ARCO that Holland has already prepared an article to amend the Kingdom Statute so as to lock up the BES-islands in this ‘Kingdom Constitution’. This will make it possible to grant the islands an ‘acceptable’ social-economic level instead of an ‘equal’ one, i.e. equal ...

Peaceful Transition to Democracy in Cuba

There is active opposition to the Cuban government, but it is severely hampered by lack of funds, as well as lack of rights to organize. The right to freely organize political parties, trade-unions or any other associations with an independent political agenda is denied in Cuba. And even if it were ...

Faith-based Politics or ‘Themocracy’?

Haven't we had enough of that already? Well, that depends on what you mean by ‘faith'. George Bush apparently believes that ‘faith' means the ‘Christian faith'. He's wrong. There are many faiths (in this sense) and all faith-based states, no matter whether Christian, Jewish, Hindu or Muslim, always ...

Equality in Exchange for BES Seabed

International news sometimes suggests solutions to local problems. The news that Australia has increased its share of the seabed by 2.5 million sq km, may serve as an example. The UN agreed to an extension of Australia's share. Its continental shelf will be extended by five times the size of ...

Jamaica’s Crime & Failing Capitalism and Socialism

Jamaica's poor have been left to the mercy of violent criminal gangs, Amnesty International says in a new report.  The human rights group said inner-city Jamaicans were being "held hostage" in the battle between gangs and the state. Amnesty said Jamaican authorities had stigmatized and "wilfully ...

Obama: Right Man, in the Right Place, at the Right Time

Obama rose to the occasion. This whole thing about Rev. Jeremiah Wright is a great opportunity for Barack and the more he realizes it, the better he will be able to use the power surge triggered by it, to enhance his own strength. His first speech about it was good, but he can do better still. This ...

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