Developments and letters

June 2020 - Sep 2020

On June 11, 2020, I write a sad note to the Lower House. Just few developments in any area...

On 19 June 2020 repeat my request of 4 May to come quickly with the CXC Decision.

The law "Restoration of Sint Eustatius facilities" aims at the gradual phasing out of intervention in the administration of the island. This bill will be adopted unanimously in the House of Representatives on 9 June 2020.

On 24 June 2020 an information session will take place in Lions Den about the elections in October 2020. This information started in February 2020 and has come to a standstill due to the corona crisis. On 24 June, the information will be resumed with two video lectures. In any case, the discussion afterwards makes it clear to me that the position of the Kingdom Representative in this bill still causes a lot of unrest. That same evening I write an e-mail to the Senate.

On 26 June 2020, State Secretary Knops will send answers to questions posed (only in Dutch)to the Senate. On 28 June 2020 I will once again send an e-mail to the Senate, basing myself partly on this Memorandum of Reply. On 7 July 2020, the law "Restoration of the facilities of St. Eustatius" will be passed in the Senate.

On 7 July 2020 I write an e-mail to the VWS Committee in response to a letter received from State Secretary Blokhuis. See here more about this.

On 12 July 2020 I will write an e-mail to the OCW Committee about the still unpublished Decision CXC. See here more about this.

On 20 July 2020 I will write a mail to the KR Commission about, among other things, the election programme of the NL political parties.

On 3 August 2020 I will write a mail to the KR Commission about, among other things, the changed travel protocol (with annoying cost consequences) and a question about the (in my opinion missing) link between the Constitution and the WolBES.

On 21 August 2020 I will write a mail to the KR Committee, the OCW Committee, the VWS Committee, the IW Committee and the SZW Committee on various subjects.

On 23 August 2020 I will write a mail to the State Secretary Blokhuis (through the intermediary of the VWS Committee), cc: KR Committee and cc: ZVK. All this concerning the health insurance of Dutch Caribbean students, when studying in the European Netherlands.

In preparation for a procedural meeting of the Education Committee Culture and Science on 3 September 2020, I am writing again on 30 August a call to publish the CXC Decision (and possibly improve it in the future).

There is some hassle around the notarial services on the island and that is always solved with some dissatisfaction with the help of notary offices on Sint Maarten, while the law actually puts Bonaire forward as the obvious partner. We bring this to the attention of the Commission of Justice and Security.

As a result of a case study on civic integration on the island (where the official language is English), not only a NL course should give exemption from the civic integration exam, but also the English-language course CCSLC or CSEC. We will write a bill about this to the Justice and Security Committee (under which the IND falls).

On September 3, 2020, there will be a meeting of the OCW Committee, as a result of which I would like to bring the CXC Decision (which still does not exist) to their attention.

At the beginning of September, there is an outbreak of COVID19 on the island as a result of carelessness on the part of the hospital staff and the government commissioner. A worried bill on my part (of 8 September 2020) is the result. Because BES reporter dedicates a nuancing article to the outbreak with mitigating texts, I feel the need to comment on the nuancing and mitigating character of the BES reporter article.

On September 21, 2020, I will write a bill about the non-developments in almost all areas. This in view of the upcoming elections on the island (and also those in the European Netherlands a few months later).

On September 27th I will write a bill with points that I consider important for the future of the island. I would have made these points in a healthy consultation on the island, but there is no healthy consultation on the island; there is no consultation at all on the island about the island's future.