Presidents of Eerste & Tweede Kamer conclude working visit Saba

On Tuesday the Presidents of the First and Second Chamber, Ankie Broekers-Knol and Khadija Arib have concluded their visit to Saba. Upon arrival on Monday afternoon the delegation was welcomed by Island Governor Jonathan Johnson and Island Secretary Tim Muller followed by an informal reception with the members of the Island and Executive Councils.

During their brief familiarization visit it was important to see firsthand how the island is recovering following the impact of hurricanes Irma and Maria in September 2017. Island Governor Jonathan Johnson presented a comprehensive PowerPoint outlining the various actions undertaken prior, during and following the hurricanes. Afterwards the delegation received a full tour of the island mainly along areas/homes impacted (Fort Bay harbour, the Farm in Hells Gate, recycle plant).

The visit to the smallest island of the Dutch Kingdom concluded with a meeting with social organizations (Saba Reach Foundation, Saba Comprehensive School, Saba Business Association, and the Aged Home, and Saba Health Care Foundation, operator of The Edge, EC2, and Saba Boys & Girls Scout Society).

The Presidents and delegation will continue their visit to Curacao, Aruba and Bonaire before returning to The Netherlands this weekend.