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A historical low turnout of voters in Bonaire elections 2019.

jamesfines25032019NKBB congratulates the peoples of Bonaire for their unprecedented act of courage and resistance of massively protesting and boycotting the March 20, 2019 cover-up elections organized by the Dutch government in a desperate action to legitimize the Dutch colonial status imposed on October 10, 2010. As all politics-annalists are analyzing the results, NKBB determines that the referendum 2015 base of 5040 No-votes remained steady and grew further. The 2019 elections results show; 5269 no-voters and 215 blank and invalid votes and the pro-Bonaire parties (EN-UPP-FSP-URB) 1284 votes totaling 6768 voters remained unhappy and protested against the current colonial status. And we still have to add to count to this amount all the citizens that in the election, voted out of tradition, emotion, loyalty, etc to their PDB and UPB leaders and candidates but are against this system, and wants Bonaire back, and voted No in the referendum of 2015.

NKBB called to the people to either don't vote or vote blank as protest, don't fall in the Dutch democratic trap and to protect the results of the massive rejection of the current status in the 2015 referendum. Don't vote to continue to show the dissatisfaction against the illegal annexation and embedding of the territory and the peoples of Bonaire in the Dutch constitution without equal rights and under Dutch colonial rule from the Hague. The protest-vote was simultaneously an act of solidarity with the peoples of our sister island Sint Eustatius where the Dutch government through undemocratic abusive actions deposed the legitimate elected government and deprived the citizens of St Eustatius of their democratic human rights by blocking the scheduled free election.

The political party MPB which campaigned extensively and publicly in 2015 referendum for the Yes-vote and lost the referendum with 2649 yes-votes, grew with 927 votes in this election more merely of Dutch-European immigrants, who voted to maintain the current status won the 2019 elections but will remain to be against the people of Bonaire which rejected this structure in the 2015 referendum. This result is evident as since 2015 the population keeps on growing at the rate of immigration over 400% with mostly immigrating Dutch-Europeans with the right to vote after 90 days residing on Bonaire. The cruel reality is the fact that Bonerians are displaced and facing an inevitable ethnic cleansing process are reduced to the minority on our own island.

A revolution was initiated with NKBB call to boycott and protest against this political system that is illegal and a clear colonial structure got the whole local island leadership which still believes in this system where they have no power and the Dutch government in the Hague governs and decides, were challenged in their core beliefs, stood up against NKBB. The Dutch propaganda machine mobilized intensively to counter the possibility of the peoples protesting and not voting. All media outlets were flooded, thousands were spent by the Dutch-government to promote go-vote. The “RijksDienst Caribbean Netherlands” (RCN) the Chamber of Commerce, the elite and service groups leadership united, the Dutch press/ media conspired and intimidated the local press to boycott and stop NKBB from exposure in the Dutch and local press, innocent popular Bonaire icons where miss-used to promote go-vote etc. The governor Mr. Rijna, not-elected and appointed to represent the King and the Kingdom interests, was used as some kind of main mascot, almost every day in the media, to call on the people to make use of their sacred-right to go-vote. Hypocrisy at its highest to oblige the people to go-vote and legalize a system that has shattered and violated all their sacred fundamental human, democratic and self-determination rights. On election-day as never before in our history, an all-day-long all media campaign, also from our sister islands, headed by the governor to call on the people to go vote. And despite all this propaganda to promote a non-existent fake-democracy, voting in a Dutch ruled colony, the people of Bonaire stood strong and showed that they will fight to the end for their island and defeated all powers of manipulation. All prior elections the turnout was over 80%, now fell to about ca 60% and deducting all the Dutch-Europeans and immigrant loyalists and mercenaries we can safely establish that the turnout is under 50% .

With this result, the people of Bonaire has rescued and re-established their dignity. The hope is alive and regained new strength and we are urging the people to come together and support NKBB trajectory to re-list Bonaire back on the NSGT list of the UN to get the international community involved to regain our rights,

and to be as free and as equal as all Dutch-Europeans.

Justice Minister De Weever: Remember Slavery – The Power of the Arts for Justice.

connydeweever13012019PHILIPSBURG:--- For over 400 years, more than 15 million men, women, and children were the victims of the Transatlantic Slave Trade, described as one of the darkest chapters in human history
Minister of Justice Cornelius de Weever on Sunday pointed out that Monday, March 25, is International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade under the theme, “Remember Slavery: The Power of the Arts for Justice.”

The United Nations (UN) says this day offers the opportunity to honour and remember those who suffered and died at the hands of the brutal slavery system. The international day also aims to raise awareness about the dangers of racism and prejudice today.

The 2019 theme according to the ‘Remember Slavery’ UN site,“Since the time of the Transatlantic Slave Trade, the arts have been used to confront slavery, empower enslaved communities and honour those who made freedom possible.

“They have also been vital tools in commemorating past struggles, highlighting ongoing injustices and celebrating the achievements of people of African descent. The 2019 theme, therefore, draws attention to the many examples of artistic expression – including memorials, music, dance, and architecture – that have helped us to remember the history and consequences of the Transatlantic Slave Trade.”

“On March 25, let us as a nation commemorate this day, by reflecting on what transpired four centuries ago. Take time out, as a people to reflect on the pivotal role that our island played during those tomes and the struggles of our forefathers went through.

“We are also living in the International Decade for people of African descent 2015-2024. It is a decade dedicated to the people, recognizing people of African descent whose human rights must be promoted and protected.

“According to the UN, around 200 million people identifying themselves as being of African descent live in the Americas which also includes the Caribbean. Many more millions live in other parts of the world, outside of the African continent.

“We must never forget the crimes and impacts across the centuries as a result of slavery. We pay homage to our forefathers who were denied their humanity, and we must ensure that the ugly face of racism today does not creep into our multi-cultural society.

“We live in a community that is based on the rule of law equal to all. We take off our hats to those who have made a difference in our national development as we continue to build country Sint Maarten together with equal opportunities for all,” Minister of Justice Cornelius de Weever said on Sunday.

It’s Time for Action. End TB.

PHILIPSBURG (DCOMM):---Tuberculosis (TB) is one of the top 10 causes of death worldwide. In 2017, 10 million people fell ill with TB, and 1.6 million died from the disease (including 0.3 million among people with HIV).

TB is caused by bacteria (Mycobacterium tuberculosis) that most often affect the lungs. Tuberculosis is curable and preventable. TB mostly affects adults, however, all age groups are at risk.

On Sunday, March 24, marked World Tuberculosis Day under the theme, “It’s Time for Action. End TB.”

The Ministry of Public Health, Social Development and Labour (Ministry VSA) Collective Prevention Services (CPS), a department within the ministry, says according to the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), World TB Day is commemorated annually to raise public awareness about the consequences of TB for those who suffer from this preventable and curable disease and to step up efforts to end the global TB epidemic.

TB is spread from person to person through the air. When people with lung TB cough, sneeze or spit, they propel the TB germs into the air. A person needs to inhale only a few of these germs to become infected.

About one-third of the world's population has latent TB, which means people have been infected by TB bacteria but are not (yet) ill with the disease and cannot transmit the disease.

People infected with TB bacteria have a 10% lifetime risk of falling ill with TB. However, persons with compromised immune systems, such as people living with HIV, malnutrition or diabetes, or people who use tobacco, have a much higher risk of falling ill.

When a person develops active TB disease, the symptoms (such as cough, fever, night sweats, or weight loss) may be mild for many months. This can lead to delays in seeking care, and results in transmission of the bacteria to others.

People with active TB can infect 10–15 other people through close contact over the course of a year. Without proper treatment, 45% of HIV-negative people with TB on average and nearly all HIV-positive people with TB will die. TB is a leading killer of HIV-positive people.

Minor drown at Galion Beach, dead body found at Nettle Bay Beach.

Marigot:--- On Sunday morning a young boy drowns at Galion Beach the Gendarmerie said in a press release. The young swimmer was out of the water but could not be revived by first aid. He was pronounced dead by a medical doctor.

Also on Sunday morning, a dead body was found on Baie Nettle Beach. Gendarmerie said in a press release that when the body was discovered the area was closed off to allow them to conduct a criminal investigation. So far the cause of death could not be determined. The body was confiscated pending the investigation.



Continuation Central Committee meeting of Parliament about Draft National Ordinance Budget 2019.

PHILIPSBURG:---The House of Parliament will sit in a Central Committee meeting on March 25, 2019.
The Central Committee meeting which was adjourned on Friday, March 22, 2019, will be reconvened on Monday, at 15.00 hrs. in the General Assembly Chamber of the House at Wilhelminastraat #1 in Philipsburg.
The agenda point is:

2. Ontwerp van Landsverordening tot vaststelling van de Begroting van het land Sint Maarten voor het dienstjaar 2019 (Landsverordening begroting 2019) (Zittingsjaar 2018-2019-126) (IS/666/2018-2019 d.d. 4 maart 2019)
(Draft National Ordinance Establishing the Budget of Sint Maarten for the 2019 service year (National Ordinance Budget 2019) (Parliamentary Year 2018-2019-126) (IS/666/2018-2019, dated March 4, 2019))

The parliamentary session will be carried live on St. Maarten Cable TV Channel 115 (after 7.00pm on Channel 120), via SXM GOV radio FM 107.9, via Pearl Radio FM 98.1, the audio via the Internet, and Parliament’s Facebook page: Parliament of Sint Maarten.

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