Chris Johnson to become new Dutch Representative


PHILIPSBURG–The Dutch Ministry of Home Affairs and Kingdom Relations has appointed Saba Commissioner Chris Johnson (38) as the new head of the Representation of the Netherlands in St. Maarten as per June 1.

In this capacity, Johnson will also be the Acting Representative of the Netherlands in St. Maarten.

Johnson has been active in Saba politics since 2007. As Commissioner of Constitutional Affairs he has played an important role in the negotiations which led to de constitutional changes of October 10, 2010. Under his leadership, Saba became a public entity of the Netherlands.

Johnson is married and has three children. In St. Maarten, he will be the successor of Gert Versluis, who has been the Dutch Representative in Philipsburg since January 1, 2013.
It is not yet known who will take over Johnson’s position as Commissioner in Saba’s Executive Council.

Source: The Daily Herald: