Plasterk comes to say goodbye


GREAT BAY – Minister Ronald Plasterk (Home Affairs and Kingdom Relations) will visit St. Maarten on Tuesday August 15 as part of a farewell tour to the Caribbean islands. Plasterk will leave politics after the installation of the new Dutch cabinet.
Minister Plasterk will meet with Governor Eugène Holiday, President of parliament MP Sarah Wescot-Williams and attend a meeting of the Council of Ministers.
Furthermore Plasterk will attend a presentation of the elderly Project by the St. Maarten Development Foundation and pay a visit to the coast guard in Simpson Bay.
Plasterk’s tour begins a day earlier with a visit to Saba and Statia where he will meet with the Executive Councils and the Island Councils. In Statia, Plasterk will visit the renovated government guesthouse.
After his visit to St. Maarten, Plasterk will travel to Bonaire on Wednesday August 16. There too, he will meet with the Executive Council and the Island Council; he will also visit a nature project.
The following day Plasterk will be in Aruba for a meeting with Prime Minister Mike Eman, Governor Alfonso Boekhoudt and the President of parliament, Melvin Wyatt-Ras and visit the renovated accommodation of the Joint Court of Justice.
Plasterk’s visit to the Caribbean concludes on Friday, August 18 with a visit to Curacao where he will meet with Prime Minister Eugène Rhuggenaath and Governor Lucille George-Wout. Plasterk will visit the coral reef project Carmabi and also meet with the coast guard.

Source: TODAY