Thursday, August 16, 2018

Amsterdam, A Street Of Criminal Acts

Amsterdam Mayor Femke Halsema visited the Johan Huizingalaan yesterday. In this street, two shooting incidences occured, an explosive was found, as well as a hand grenade all within a few days of each other.  The mayor says that one can no longer speak about incidences.   Additional police forces and a camera will be made available to attempt to prevent further such incidences.

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Doctors: Increasing number of students have psychological problems

An increasing number of Dutch university students are complaining of psychological problems.  This was reported by the universities doctors’ office. This expresses itself in fatigue, concentration problems, panic attacks, anxiety, and addiction problems. The doctors attribute this to pressure to perform and fear of debt.

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Total Chaos at Rotterdam School

At a Rotterdam school, part of the teaching staff do not teach because they cannot control their students.  Other teachers do not show up for their classes and again others play poker during teaching hours.  The school has fifteen security personnel but according to a member of the Rotterdam municipal council he says that, "the street controls the school. Drugs are traded in the school and sex takes place in the toilets."

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Foreign students often overcharged by Dutch landlords

A spokeswoman for the Dutch students union, Lsvb has charged that international students are being exploited by landlords charging high rents with weird terms and conditions.  This abuse by unscrupulous landlords is due to a shortage of rooms. There are 122 000 foreign students attending courses at Dutch universities and colleges which is double the figure of 2013.

Monday, August 6, 2018

Albanians Replace Moroccans on the Dutch Drug Market

Police detectives have reached the conclusion that Albanian criminals have pushed aside the Moroccan mafia on the Dutch drug market.  South American drug cartels prefer to do trade with Albanians rather than the Moroccan mafia.  The Dutch Moroccan mafia is much more closely followed by the Dutch police because of internal murders.

Sunday, August 5, 2018

Leading Dutch Orchestra Fires Conductor Over Sexual Harassment Allegations

The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra is considered one of the world’s leading orchestras. It has announced that it has terminated the corporation with its Chief Conductor Daniele Gatti because of accusations of inappropriate behavior toward women. The conductor described the allegations as a smear campaign.

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Bodyguard of Gert Wilders leaked confidential information

Dutch police officer Faris K. is being prosecuted for leaking information about PVP Party leader Gert Wilders secret residence as he is the subject of major threats, mainly from Muslims. This officer also leaked information about then US President Barack Obama’s daughter when she visited the Netherlands. He spoke for instance about police deployment during her visit.  He is also suspected of searching the police systems for private information.  This officer worked for the Safety and Security Department tasked with providing security to the Royal Family and threatened politicians.

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Amsterdam Ombudsman: Amsterdam center is an urban jungle at night

Amsterdam Ombudsman Arre Zuurmond told the daily Trouw that the city center of Amsterdam becomes a jungle at night. He continued that 900 offenses were counted in the central area, mainly between the hours of 2 am. – 4 am. Scooters race through the pedestrian areas. “There is lots of shouting. Drugs are being brought.  There is stealing.  People pee and even poop on the streets.” He added that the police are powerless.