Saba civil servants take oath of office

Civil servants with Island Governor Jonathan Johnson after the oath taking ceremony.


SABA–The majority of civil servants of Saba took the oath of office in front of the Executive Council on Tuesday in a ceremony in the Saba University School of Medicine auditorium. Those who were unable to take the oath, due to shift work or other reasons will do so in another ceremony.

The oath of office, in accordance with Article 41 of the Rechtpositiebesluit Ambtenaren BES, is a promise that a civil servant makes, to uphold the rules and regulations of government.

Since a large number of civil servants had not yet taken their oath of Office, the Public Entity decided to have all civil servants do it collectively to show solidarity and commitment.

Island Governor Jonathan Johnson addressed the gathering with an explanation of the oath and then led the official taking of the Oath of Office. The civil servants signed their certificates as proof that the oath of office was taken. One copy was filed with the Public Entity’s records.

Island Secretary Tim Muller made a presentation about the continued development of Saba and the meaning of good governance to the island at the ceremony.

Motivational speaker Natasha J. Gittens spoke about the significance of a promise in the oath, making ethical decisions and performing to a high standard.

Lunch and a social hour followed the ceremony.

Source: The Daily Herald