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Netherlands restores Guyana’s Dutch archive

Minister of Social Cohesion, Dr George Norton in discussion with conservation specialist Gabriela Beentjes from the National Archives of the Netherlands

By Ray Chickrie
Caribbean News Now contributor

GEORGETOWN, Guyana — Guyana, the former British Guiana, was a Dutch colony before it became a British possession in 1831 and, as a result, over half of Guyana’s National Archive is in Dutch. After an agreement between Guyana and the Netherlands to preserve and translate the Guyana Dutch Archive, which was in tatters, the final segment of the project was completed and handed over to Guyana two weeks ago.

To celebrate the achievement, the Dutch ambassador to Guyana, Jacob Frederiks, was in Georgetown. In addition, the head of the digitization department of the Netherlands’…

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Dutch jihadist suspect ‘involved’ in South African kidnapping – reports

The Hague – A suspected Dutch jihadist is believed to have been involved in the deadly kidnapping of a British couple in South Africa and of contacting a top Islamic State group official, Dutch media reported on Monday.

The 29-year-old man, only identified as “Mohammed G”, briefly appeared in the Rotterdam District Court where he was accused of “belonging to a terrorist organisation”, Dutch news reports said.

Earlier this year the bodies of renowned British botanists Rachel Saunders, 63, and her husband Rodney Saunders, 74, were discovered after they went missing during a trip to look for rare seeds in South Africa’s northeast KwaZulu-Natal province.

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The two are believed to have been…

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Uncharted Blue Expedition to Unlock Secrets of Deep Dutch Caribbean

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 23, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — On August 27 a team of scientists and explorers will travel aboard the R/V Chapman to the uninhabited island of Klein Curaçao as part of a series of oceanographic expeditions designed to document the health and biodiversity of shallow and deep reef ecosystems. This will be the inaugural expedition in a series led by Uncharted Blue, a new organization that connects adventure seekers with world renowned scientists and marine technology to fuel exploration of uncharted ocean destinations. The Deep Dutch Caribbean expedition series is launched in partnership with the Curaçao Marine Research Center, Chapman Expeditions and Naturalis Biodiversity Center.

Reef ecosystems around the world are in serious decline and threatened from mass coral…

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Grant Thornton takes over PwC Dutch Caribbean firm


Beth Ashmead-Latham

3 Aug 2018 11:50am

Grant Thornton announced its expansion in the Dutch Caribbean on Wednesday, taking over PwC’s offices in the area

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6 in 10 Caribbean Dutch are overweight

In collaboration with the Public Health departments of the public entities Bonaire, St Eustatius and Saba, Statistics Netherlands (CBS) and the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) conducted a health monitoring survey in the Caribbean Netherlands in 2017. This Health Study Caribbean Netherlands was held to gain insight into the overall health status of the island population and into common infectious diseases, as well as to examine whether the population is well-protected against the infectious diseases against which they are vaccinated as part of the National Vaccination Programme. A total of 1,900 people participated in the study.

Few heavy smokers

Of the Caribbean Dutch population, 17 percent say they smoke. Only 2 percent are heavy smokers, i.e. with an average…

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Dutch woman appeals for information on African-American servicemen buried in the Netherlands during WWII

The Netherlands American Cemetery and Memorial in Margraten honors the names of 1,722 missing American World War II soldiers and contains the graves of 8,301 servicemen. Of those fallen soldiers, 172 were African-American. While their name, rank, unit, hometown and date of death is readily available, little else is known about the African-American soldiers before they joined the US Army and helped liberate the Netherlands.

Dutch public historian Mieke Kirkels would like to change that. “It’s about time we learn about the 172 African-American liberators,” she said. “We can’t change the fact that their service was not widely acknowledged, but we can honor them by telling who they were before and during the war.”

The southern tip of the Netherlands was liberated in the fall of…

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