THE HAGUE–A large number of people went to the Aruba House this week to sign the condolence register for retired Aruban politician Mito Croes. Among them former St. Maarten Minister Plenipotentiary Mathias Voges and four former Dutch Ministers.
The condolence register was opened at the Aruba House earlier this week in connection with the passing of retired AVP politician, constitutional law expert, former Minister and Member of the Council of State Mito Croes who died in Aruba last Sunday at the age of 70.
Voges, his wife Lillian Voges-Ossenkopp and the delegation of the St. Maarten House in The Hague, signed the register to say farewell to a very special man who has meant a lot for Aruba and the Kingdom.
St. Maarten Minister Plenipotentiary Henrietta Doran-York and Director of the Cabinet Perry Geerlings were unable to come because they are in St. Maarten in preparation of the elections. A delegation of the Curaçao House, headed by Acting Minister Plenipotentiary Anthony Begina, also came to the Aruba House to sign the condolence register.
Four former Dutch Ministers came to the Aruba House to sign: former Minister of Justice and of Antillean and Aruban Affairs Ernst Hirsch Ballin, former Minister of Home Affairs and Kingdom Relations and current Vice-president of the Council of State Piet-Hein Donner, former Prime Minister Jan-Peter Balkenende and former Minister of Defence Hans Hillen.
For people who can’t make it to the Aruba House to personally sign the book, there is also the possibility to digitally sign a condolence register via the website of the Cabinet of the Minister Plenipotentiary on www.arubahuis.nl.
Source: Daily Herald
Many sign condolence register for Mito Croes