Developments and letters

July - December 2021

On July 4, 2021, I submit a principal question to the Commission. Are we going to go for "little things" over and over again or do we want the Caribbean Netherlands and the European Netherlands to be part of the same country the Netherlands? It's all in this letter

On September 8, 2021, I write a letter to the EZK committee regarding postal policy. I attach to the letter of 14 June with which seemingly nothing has happened as well as a photo showing three envelopes delivered two months late with the Second Chamber as sender.

In relation to developments in the Netherlands (difficult formation, motion of censure against two ministers resigning, concerns around stasbzk's self-serving actions mixing service and private), on September 18, 2021, I will write a letter to the House of Representatives and to the National Ombudsman.

On October 1, I received a notification of receipt from the House of Representatives. This included a personal note showing appreciation. My letter of October 2 (started on October 1) is a response to this and includes a remediation of the laws in force (in the Caribbean Netherlands) as well as the introduction of the Euro.

On October 13 and 14, 2021, the Kingdom Relations Budget will be debated in the House of Representatives. On October 14 there is also a Council Meeting. If you follow both, you get a picture of how politics is experienced on the island on the one hand and how the government commissioner reports on it to the State Secretary on the other. Between these two images there is quite a bit of light shining: I am writing a letter about this. In that context, there are also two more links that point to coverage on BES reporter and

On October 20, I will write a letter to the House of Representatives. The trigger is the fact that my previous letter (that of October 14) has prompted some "angry language" in my direction on Facebook. It seems to me that this is clouding the real debate.

On November 7, I write a letter to the House of Representatives. The reason is the perverse effect of Article 132 paragraph 4 of the Constitution. On the face of it (and in my opinion also as intended) favorable and even fine regulation is used by the government to achieve disadvantage of the Caribbean Dutchman.

On November 16, 2021, I will write a letter to the House of Representatives. I conclude this letter with three points of interest:

On November 19, I am writing a letter in response to today's Island meeting in which ferry was discussed, against the backdrop of connectivity issues in general.

In response to the announcement of intensified flights by Winair and to the initiative heard on Saba to now put some work into the air connections within the BES islands by EZ Air and SXM Airways, I am writing a letter on November 20, 2021.

State Secretary Wiersma (SZW) does not link welfare to minimum wage where in European Netherlands it is done with welfare. I write another letter.

On December 14, 2021, I write a letter about Winair, communication and more communication with a conversation note (dated December 8) attached.