Thursday , February 9 2023

State Secretary Dijksma visits Saba and Bonaire

State Secretary Dijksma of Economic Affairs visits Saba and Bonaire from August 30th until September 2nd. It is the first visit of the State Secretary to these islands of Caribbean Netherlands. On the program on both islands are meetings with the Island Governors, the members of the executive councils and visits to projects.

State secretary Dijksma
State secretary Dijksma

On Saba, the State Secretary with meet the members of the Tourism Committee and she pays a visit to the power station under construction and the nature project ‘ goat buy back ‘. There is also a boat trip around the island on the program.

On Bonaire the State Secretary will meet with representatives of the business community, the Chamber of Commerce and the power company. Also on the program is a tour to a rural development project, which is subsidized by the State Secretary and a visit to a successful horticultural company, located on the grounds of Krusada.

A number of representatives of companies travel along with the State Secretary, in order to explore the possibilities of Bonaire as a testing ground for sustainable agricultural and horticultural techniques.

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  1. Drs René Caderius van Veen

    As long as Statia has not put things in order, officials from the Dutch government will not visit Statia.

  2. At a time like this, Statia’s move for autonomy will certainly create much political stir and cause for concern. I believe in light of the socioeconomic challenges facing all BES islands, the Dutch is seeking to prepare Statia for that change by ensuring more effective and efficient management accounting systems are instituted. A revisit of the arguments and agreements enshrined in the Dutch constitution prior 2010,when St. Maarten, Aruba, Suriname all stood together as sister islands of the Netherlands,would assist in preventing any possibility of hostility emerging between the Dutch State and the Island Councii on Statia. I suggest the advice of the pioneers, past senators and ministers of the Netherlands Antilles be employed as mediators to assist in this resolve.

    Adopted Son.