Commissioned by the Rijksdienst Caribisch Nederland a research is carried out on the effects of the information campaign that was held concerning the Second Chamber Elections.
In the week of October 22nd local researchers will start with personal interviews on behalf of Research Bureau BridgeGaps on Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba amongst a group of 526 inhabitants of the three islands. Questions will be asked about whether of not voting, knowledge of the tasks and work of the Second Chamber and the way in which people got their information about the elections. The interviews will be executed in Papiamento, Dutch and English.
On each island interviews will take place with participants of so called focus groups. During these interviews it is possible to go deeper into the involvement of the inhabitants with the Second Chamber Elections. The participants of these group were selected ad random.
The results of the research are expected within 3 months after the execution of this research.
So far the press release of the RCN, October 22, 2012
SabaNews learned that the research on Saba is effected by Mr. Johan Schaeffer of BridgeGaps.
He announced that the survey consists of street interviews and two discussion groups on the 1st of November. BridgeGaps needs people to take part in those discussions.
– The discussion will last about 2 hours.
– The chief of BridgeGaps, the independent institute that organizes the survey, will be leading the discussions
– You’ll get a memory stick as a reward for taking part.
Because across the BES-islands it looks like that there is a feeling that the Dutch elections do not concern the islands, we would like to get a better understanding of this and from the discussions new ideas can sprout about how to do it better next time and what the islands need.
For who’s interested in taking part in the discussion or need more information, please call Johan Schaeffer – 416-6624, the coordinator for the survey on Saba.