Friday , March 24 2023

British Honorary Consul for St. Maarten, Saba, and Statia

The British Embassy in The Hague has appointed G.R. “Rik” Bergman to act as British Honorary Consul for St. Maarten with additional ju­risdiction for St. Eustatius and Saba.

Rik Bergman.

Bergman’s primary role will be to provide consular assistance to British na­tionals in the Windward Islands, but he will also be an intermediary between local authorities and the British Embassy, helping out on a range of issues, one of which will be crisis preparedness, for example, during hurricanes.

Bergman is partner in a law firm with offices in both St. Maarten and Cu­racao. He has been on the islands for 27 years, more than 20 of which were in St. Maarten.

In a recent visit to the For­eign and Commonwealth Office in London, Bergman visited the Consular and Crisis Management De­partment and is setting up a useful network of contacts for him to offer assistance to British nationals.

Bergman said of his appoint­ment: “I am very honoured with my appointment and I am looking forward to work­ing with the British Embassy and Consulate-General in order to offer consular as­sistance to British people in general and in times of crisis.”

The Daily Herald.

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