Are these prime ministers working for the people?

To:       Mr. Mark Rutte, Prime-Minister of the Netherlands

Mrs. Evelyn Wever-Croes, Prime-Minister of Aruba

Mr. Eugene Rhuggenaath, Prime-Minister of Curacao

Mr. Leona Marlin- Romeo, Prime -Minister of St Maarten

Bonaire October 1, 2018


We took note of the recent publications in which the Dutch government took the Aruba, Curacao, and St Maarten prime-ministers under the motto: One Kingdom – Four Countries to the 73rd United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) meetings or was it propaganda, that the Netherlands put the Dutch-Caribbean prime-ministers in front of the Caribbean-war-propaganda-campaign against their own Caribbean brothers and sisters? Mr. Rutte, prime-minister of Netherlands address at the UN seems to be a farce, and the CARICOM countries should be aware, this is not an internal matter, because the Kingdom is ruled by the Dutch parliament and has never met to the true intentions of the decolonization treaties of the UN and there are no other countries in the Kingdom than the Netherlands and all the other islands are subordinated to them. And as such the Netherlands continued the colonization of the former Netherlands Antilles under a rigid modernized colonial agenda since 10-10-10 and are in violation with the UN principles and charter.

The hypocrisy is that Dutch Prime Minister Rutte and Foreign Minister Blok, who took front row at the UN GA and who both publicly discriminated against the Dutch-Caribbean people, used the Aruba prime-minister Mrs. Wever- Croes to mask their intentions. And this time the Dutch-Caribbean prime-ministers were not only used as ornaments but hosted a side-event: “Strengthening International Cooperation on Maritime Security in the Caribbean region”.

This letter serves as a serious warning to all Caribbean nations. This Dutch orchestrated show at the UN GA meetings using our own Caribbean leaders, the prime-ministers from Aruba, Curacao and St Maarten in high-level meetings is high-level propaganda for more division in the Caribbean, which is aspiring and seeking integration and unity, to keep the islands under the control of The Hague.

The Dutch Minister of Defense Mrs. Bijleveld, who was also part of the UN GA show, just recently got the instruction from the Dutch parliament to seek support from the United States (US), France, and Great-Britain for a robust militarization of the ABC islands that will spark provocation with neighboring Venezuela which could lead towards a war in the peaceful Caribbean and Latin America, wiping out the local population of the ABC islands, and which will be dividing and destroying the rest of the Caribbean.

Mrs. Bijleveld, seems to have been given another mayor task in the imperialistic endeavors of her nation, is highly experienced in such strategy and tactics as she was the State-secretary of Kingdom Relations in a previous Dutch government that successfully blackmailed, bullied, and extorted the  Netherlands Antillean politicians and leaders by threatening to end the financial guarantee and aid to the islands and thus divided, destroyed, and dissolved the Netherlands Antilles on the symbolic Columbus Day of colonization of the Americas, October 10, 2010 (10-10-10). What can we expect of the future? Will 2-2-2020 be the deadline for the full execution of this demonic plan?

The defenseless smaller islands Bonaire, Sint Eustatius, and Saba were annexed, re-colonized, embedded and integrated under unequal rights in the Dutch constitution against the wishes of the peoples, and keeps up to today the peoples in this imposed colonial status, despite legal democratic rejection by the peoples through referenda.

The autonomy of the other islands Aruba, Curacao, and St Maarten were reversed at that same time to a colonial level, and now as a mockery to democracy they are parading prime-ministers who are subordinated to the Dutch politicians and parliament at the United Nations (UN) level, meanwhile the Dutch have the full and ultimate power over the islands’ budget and judiciary system, and can simply overrule any local government with an unilateral instruction from The Hague.

To summarize: before the Netherlands put the Dutch-Caribbean prime-ministers in front of this Caribbean-war-propaganda-campaign against their Caribbean brothers and sisters, all these prime-ministers were and are intimidated, bullied, extorted by the current Dutch State-secretary of Kingdom Relations, Mr. Knops whose military credentials (tactical officer, lieutenant colonel who was active in the Iraq war) predispose him to a less than democratic approach. For example:

  • The Aruba prime-minister Mrs. Wever-Croes and parliament are currently under an undemocratic budgetary financial supervision and under threat of a next instruction from The Hague;
  • The Curacao prime-minister Mr. Rhuggenaath and parliament are under an undemocratic budgetary financial supervision and heavy threat of intervention by The Hague;
  • St Maarten prime-minister Mrs. Marlin-Romeo and parliament are currently under an undemocratic budgetary control and government is steered by The Hague, abusing the post hurricane Irma chaos and need for financial aid for the reconstruction with a cynical quid-pro-quo attitude.

Our hope is that these Dutch-Caribbean prime-ministers and parliamentarians who promised the people who voted for them to stand with them, open their eyes and realize who put them there and where they come from. In standing side by side with the oppressor on the wrong side of history as in consenting to and even cooperating with crimes against humanity, they qualify as traitors, betraying not only the ones who voted for them, but also betraying their ancestors, and all those in the Caribbean who died and suffered in the struggle for freedom and equality.

Yours sincerely,

James Finies

President Nos Ke Boneiru Bek

(We Want Bonaire Back)

  • The Secretary-General of the United Nations, Mr. A Guterez

The Chair and Members of the Special Committee on Decolonization

The Chair and Members of The Security Council of the United Nations

The Chair and Members of Caricom Caucus at the United Nations

The Secretary-General and Members of Caricom

Parliaments Aruba, Curacao and St Maarten

Island Councils Bonaire, St Eustatius and Saba





Secretary General SICA


Jose M Lopez Ismael

Nací en NYC. Me mudé a Puerto Rico en el 1980 donde eventualmente me convertí en independentista al ver que PR no se administra para los boricuas. Me retiré tempranamente de la pedagogía para luchar 24/7 por la descolonización de Puerto Rico a través de marchas pacíficas anuales y empujar a la ONU hacer su trabajo. Necesitaremos un tsunami de gente protestando permanentemente para obligar a USA a cumplir con la ley internacional que prohíbe el coloniaje.

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