Concern about orphanages on St Maarten

30th October 2007, Comments 0 comments

30 October 2007, AMSTERDAM – Faction leaders on a working visit to the Antilles at the moment were shocked at the conditions in two orphanages they visited on Sint Maarten. The institutions have been struggling financially for some time now.

30 October 2007

AMSTERDAM – Faction leaders on a working visit to the Antilles at the moment were shocked at the conditions in two orphanages they visited on Sint Maarten. The institutions have been struggling financially for some time now.

The local government, which is responsible for the facilities, is not doing enough, the faction leaders say. About 40 children are housed in the two orphanages.

The faction leaders of Christian democrats CDA, Labour PvdA, Liberal VVD, Democrats D66, green-left Groenlinks, ChristenUnie and MP Rita Verdonk have submitted Parliamentary questions. They want the Dutch government to urge the Antillean government and the Island Council of Sint Maarten to take measures.

[Copyright Expatica News 2007]

Subject: Dutch news

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