First, Second Chamber chairs conclude Saba working visit


From left: Chairperson of the Dutch Parliament’s Second Chamber Khadija Arib, Island Governor Jonathan Johnson, Chairperson of the First Chamber Ankie Brokers-Knol and Island Secretary Tim Muller inspecting Fort Bay.

The Dutch Parliamentary delegation enjoying lunch on Saba.



SABA–The chairpersons of the Dutch Parliament’s First and Second Chambers, Ankie Broekers-Knol and Khadija Arib, have concluded their visit to Saba on Tuesday.

  Upon arrival on Monday afternoon the parliamentary 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 deemed important to see first-hand how Saba is recovering following the impact of Hurricanes Irma and Maria in September 2017.

  In a comprehensive PowerPoint presentation, Island Governor Johnson outlined the various actions taken prior, during and following the Hurricanes.

  Afterwards, the delegation received a full tour of the island, mainly along areas and homes impacted by Irma and Maria, such as Fort Bay harbour, the Farm in Hell’s Gate and the recycle plant.

  The visit to the smallest island of the Dutch Kingdom concluded with a meeting with social organizations, among which were Saba Reach Foundation, Saba Comprehensive School, Saba Business Association, Honourable Henry Carlyle Home for the Aged, Saba Health Care Foundation, The Edge ferry operator, Expertise Centre Education Care EC2, and Saba Boys and Girls Scout Society.

  Broekers-Knol, Arib and their delegation will continue their visit to Curaçao, Aruba and Bonaire, before returning to The Netherlands this weekend.

Source: The Daily Herald