Minister Piet Hein Donner of Home Affairs and Kingdom Relations (BZK) and the Executive Councils of St. Eustatius and Saba have on Friday and Saturday last extensively discussed the state of affairs one year after 10-10-10.
Parties to the discussion found the meeting good and constructive. In order to suit the action to the word Minister Donner has made available an additional almost 2.0 million dollars for backlog maintenance and the implementation of the new administrative structure on the islands. Donner formed part of the delegation which last Sunday concluded a 10 days Royal visit to Aruba and the former Netherlands Antilles.
The Public Entity of St. Eustatius welcomed the sum of 1.1 million dollars from Minister Donner and will determine the exact purpose for the extra means. The Minister for Home Affairs and Kingdom Relations (BZK) has granted more than 950.000 dollars to Saba. The Executive Council has meanwhile decided, besides strengthening its administration apparatus, to invest a part of the money into further developing the museum and the Wilhelmina Park. Besides, further consideration is being given to the lighting of the Johan Cruijff Court and public restroom facilities at in the Windward Side. The roof of Child Focus is in a relatively poor condition and will be renovated from these extra monies.