Friday, September 07, 2012

Sadly slipping away...



One by one what's left of Radio Netherlands transmitter network is signing off and going away. The Radio Netherlands Caribbean service closes at the end of September, though I note a series of anonymous posts on the same website saying "so long and good riddance". I guess that must be a political propaganda  I don't think it does justice to the range of programmes made by former colleagues which. in their day, did a lot to link both the Dutch Antilles islands and former colony of Suriname. Dutch speakers living abroad now have other means to keep in touch with what's happening in the Netherlands. But analysis of the complex political affairs in the "Dutch" Caribbean? I think history will show that the conversation has stopped too soon. 
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