Suriname’s Consul-General to the Dutch Caribbean H. Agnes E. Daniël (right) hands over the official document of her appointment to Island Governor Jonathan Johnson.
SABA–Suriname’s Consul-General to the Dutch Caribbean H. Agnes E. Daniël is visiting Saba this week.
This is the first time the Consul-General, who was appointed in October 2018 for a period of four years, is visiting Saba.
Stationed in Curaçao, Daniël represents Suriname on all six Dutch Caribbean islands, including Saba. Daniël presented her official document of appointment, signed by the Surinamese Minister of Foreign Affairs, to Island Governor Jonathan Johnson on Wednesday, December 4.
Daniël will attend the official Saba Day programme today, Friday, December 6, and join some of the festivities. She said visiting Saba this week provided the opportunity to meet with local authorities, to get acquainted with the island and its people, and to attend the Saba Day celebrations. She happily accepted the invitation of the public entity Saba to be present for Saba Day.
The relations between Suriname and the Dutch Caribbean islands are important. Suriname was part of the Dutch Kingdom until it became an independent country in 1975. Also, there are relatively many persons of Surinamese descent living on the islands. Some members of this group still have Surinamese nationality and reside on the islands with work permits. The Surinamese Consulate assists them with consular matters such as passports, driver’s licences, official documents and, if needed, legal assistance.
Daniël said the Consulate strives to further develop and expand the ties with the island governments, and to identify and create opportunities for entrepreneurs, both on the islands and in Suriname.
Source: The Daily Herald https://www.thedailyherald.sx/islands/93059-consul-general-of-suriname-in-saba