Posts tagged: Independence



Independensia?

Ratu ratu ora kos pèrta, nos ta tende den nos pueblo e grito: “Mihó nos skohe pa independensia” manera si fuera e kos ei ta algu ku bo ta bai supermèrkado bai kumpra òf yama na telefòn nan ta entreg’é. Asta gas ta dura seis siman òf mas pa nan entregá.

Ta bon pa nos para ketu i realisá ku ...

A different story (Mr. Ellis Lopes)

“A different story” is the latest play by Mr. Ellis Lopes. It will be performed on the first of December 2008, World Aids Day in the Community Centre of Saint Eustatius.

The play is about the dilemma of an 18 year old young man, Timothy, who has Aids and wants to have a girlfriend. His mother ...

Independence for South Ossetia and Abkhazia

Uri Avnery is no ordinary journalist. This Israeli octogenarian's insights are so sharp, his moral character is so strong and his credentials are so solid that even his enemies respect his analyses. ARCO is proud to re-publish his insightful articles from time to time. And his analysis of the ...

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 ...

Africa has Problems

Today two news-items high-light Africa. The world food price crisis and a UN mission to investigate various African wars (Somalia, Congo, Sudan). Mostly we try to focus on the (greater) Caribbean region, but to an extent our today's comment reflects on our region as well. We cannot escape the ...

Free Tibet

It is a new phenomenon, at least for the West. Buddhist monks - in large numbers - take a political stand. They did it last year in Burma (Myanmar) and they are doing it now in Tibet. Of course, they do it peacefully. They will not hurt people, nor destroy people's possessions. That's not their ...

Monk-Power

It is a new phenomenon, at least for the West. Buddhist monks - in large numbers - take a political stand. They did it last year in Burma (Myanmar) and they are doing it now in Tibet. Of course, they do it peacefully. They will not hurt people, nor destroy people's possessions. That's not their ...

Kosovo: Why not 1,000 Nation-States?

The following truth is self-evident: "... when a long train of abuses and usurpations (...) evinces a design to reduce them (= the people) under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security (...)". Sounds ...

Showdown time

This moment had to come. The moment of truth. Curaçao and the opposition in Bonaire have been yelling all the time that ‘Holland cannot be trusted’. They did
everything in their power to make sure their prophesy would be fulfilled, namely that Holland would prove that, indeed, they cannot be ...

Equality also means that European Dutch are welcome in BES

During the past 50 years Antillean policy has been to keep Dutch nationals from Holland (‘European Dutch’ nationals) out, treating them like foreigners basically.
This was all done quite legally, even with Holland’s consent. European Dutch people like to dispute this, but art. 3, section 1, sub f ...

Not a burden, but a chance!

Apology to our readers in Saba and Statia
Maybe we should include more stories in English to better inform Sabans and Statians. And we will in future. In this special edition, however, we choose to convey our message mainly in Dutch for the simple reason that it is of the utmost importance that our ...

Abortion. Is it human?

Scientific arguments to justify ‘freedom of abortion’ always sound hollow. This article is largely a quotation from a book we came across on the web entitled ‘The liberal case against abortion’ by Vasu Murti (see: all-creatures.org). The title would probably have been more accurate if it had been ...

HUNTU NOS POR

Nos mes no por nada; huntu nos por. Nos bida mes kada sekònde ta dependé totalmente di e boluntat di Dios. Nos kurason ta bati mas ku 100.000 biaha pa dia. Si e faya algun minüt, bo no t’ei mas. Kon nos por kere ku ‘Nos mes por’? Ta ken ta sòru ku e kurason ta sigui bati? Abo mes? E lema di ‘Nos ...

Free Tibet

‘A group of Tibetans were arrested in western China after public calls for the return of Tibet's exiled spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama’, the BBC Internet reports on 3 August 2007. ‘The incident took place on 1 August at a festival in Litang town in western Sichuan’, Radio Free Asia and the ...

Independensha òf integrashon

Tin tres motibu di kon e ‘slotverklaring’ pa Kòrsou a keda rechasá dor di Konseho Insular di Kòrsou. Parlamentu di Antia (esta: ‘Staten’), sí a aprob’é pa loke ta trata e islanan di St. Maarten, Boneiru, Saba ku Statia.

Tres motibu
E motinunan ta:
1) Hende ku a siña kustumbernan ménos bon no ta ...

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