From left: First Chamber chairperson Ankie Broekers-Knol and Second Chamber chair Khadija Arib with President of Malta Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca. (First Chamber photo)
THE HAGUE–The chairpersons of the Dutch Parliament’s First and Second Chambers, Ankie Broekers-Knol and Khadija Arib, will pay a joint visit to the Caribbean Netherlands January 7-13, 2018. They will be visiting St. Eustatius and Saba to see the ravages of Hurricanes Irma and Maria and the reconstruction activities.
On Sunday, January 7, 2018, Broekers-Knol and Arib will be welcomed on Statia by Acting Island Governor Julian Woodley. The programme features meetings with the Executive and Island Councils and an island tour. During this tour the parliamentary chairs will also visit reconstruction sites.
On Monday, January 8, the parliamentary delegation will arrive on Saba and will be welcomed by Island Governor Jonathan Johnson. There will be an informal meeting with the Executive and Island Councils.
On Tuesday, January 9, there is an island tour scheduled, as well as talks with representatives of social organisations.
After visits to St. Maarten and Curaçao, the Chamber Chairs will visit Bonaire, where they will be welcomed by Island Governor Edison Rijna and acting Dutch Government Representative Jan Helmond.
After meetings with the Island Governor, the Executive Council and the Island Council, the visit will be concluded with a tour of Bonaire.
Source: The Daily Herald https://www.thedailyherald.sx/islands/72160-chamber-chairpersons-to-visit-caribbean-netherlands