Knops to Statia and St. Maarten   | THE DAILY HERALD


THE HAGUE–Dutch State Secretary of Home Affairs and Kingdom Relations Raymond Knops will visit St. Maarten on Thursday and St. Eustatius on Friday.

The state secretary and his delegation will travel to Bonaire today, Tuesday, and will be in Curaçao before travelling to St. Maarten on Thursday. On all islands, Knops will have meetings with the members of the local governments and local stakeholder to discuss recent developments and progress that has been made in the various areas.

On Friday morning, Knops and his delegation will attend the opening ceremony of Statia Day as well as several cultural events. The St. Maarten Parliament has already decided not to send a delegation to the Statia Day celebrations in protest of the Dutch intervention in Statia. The state secretary will return to the Netherlands that same Friday.

Source: The Daily Herald