PHILIPSBURG:--- In the budget meeting behind us, I recommended to Minister Samuel that he gets in on the talks regarding “what comes after the comma”. This is the statement from the Dutch government following their apology for the Transatlantic slave trade in December 2022.
While there has been much to do about the apology, the MP stated over the weekend that “it is, what it is”.
More important than wrangling with an already-issued statement, is paying keen attention to what comes next.
How genuine are the expressions by the Dutch government of wanting to undo the blemishes of the …