End of the road for Dutch Antilles
No More ABC's! "After midnight on Saturday, the country known as the Dutch Antilles will no longer exist,"
Reported by Expatica.com
The Dutch Antilles will stop existing from Sunday when two of its islands become independent states in the Kingdom of the Netherlands and three become Dutch municipalities under a pact concluded last month.
Until now, the Netherlands and its former colonies, the five-island Antilles and the neighbouring Caribbean isle of Aruba, were independent member countries of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.
But under the new deal, the Antillean islands of Curacao and St Maarten will become independent states in the Kingdom, while Bonaire, Saba and St Eustatius will become Dutch municipalities
"After midnight on Saturday, the country known as the Dutch Antilles will no longer exist," Dutch interior ministry spokesman Thijs Manten told AFP.
"The composition of the Kingdom of the Netherlands will change."
From Sunday, the kingdom will consist of the READ MORE