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THE INFORMER


INFORMATION BULLETIN OF THE ISLAND GOVERNMENT OF ST. EUSTATIUS


Volume I, Issue 9


May ISSUE, 2010


HUNDREDS ATTEND INAUGURAL CEREMONY OF CENTRE FOR YOUTH
& FAMILY ON ST. EUSTATIUS

Oranjestad Despite cloudy skies,
hundreds of children and parents at-
tended the ceremonies to mark the offi-
cial opening of the Centre for Youth and
Family on St. Eustatius held Thursday
May 6th. The festive occasion was cele-
brated in grand style making St. Eusta- a j !
tius the 2nd island in the Dutch Carib-
bean to have such a facility available for
the use of the youth and their families.
The Centre for Youth and Family
opened for the first time in the Dutch ll!l
Caribbean, one week earlier on Friday
April 23rd on sister island Saba. Plans
are ongoing to open such a Centre on I .
Bonaire in 2011. i


Array of colors
The celebration started promptly at
16.00 with children participating in ac-
tivities such as face painting and jump-
ing castle. This presented an opportu-
nity to become acquainted with the
workers who were in charge of all the
activities. The former Green & White
Cove, known to at one time accommo-
dated a hospital, a boutique and a res-
taurant, was beautifully decorated in
the official colors of the Centre for Youth
& Family namely, purple, aqua blue ,
white and fuchsia. What made the occa-
sion even more festive was the array of
colors worn by those in attendance.
Fa m iliar f a c e s
Commissioner for Youth & Family, Roy
Hooker and Marga Drewes, Quarter-
maker for Youth and Family, exchanged
compliments and congratulations on the
realization of this all important institu-
tion and its significance for the commu-
nity. Commissioner Hooker encouraged
the community to make use of the Cen-
tre as it now hosts a number of social


Insd hsise


and professional services that have
been lacking for many years. Marga
Drewes stressed she was pleased to
offer the community of Statia a Centre
for Youth and Family with many fa-
miliar faces such as Minushka Wood-
ley, Carla Duinkerk, Rosabel Blake,
Leticia Suares,
(Continue on page 3)


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Eutel Eunited Evolution 10,18
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VOLUME I, ISSUE 9


FINANCE DEPARTMENT UPGRADING PERSONNEL FOR BETTER SERVICE


The Island Government of St.
Eustatius has been working on
improving the civil core through
an overall training programme.
Several key persons in govern-
ment were trained by Bestuurs
Academie Nederland on preparing
sound budgets. Department Heads
were given certain training to
improve on their working skills,
and at the same time this will re-
sult in an optimal performance.
The Finance department started
following training to improve and
adjust to the new system which
has been introduced to their de-
partment. Many people in the
community and vendors of the
island government may have no-
ticed that for example payments
are done digitally via internet
banking and the process of pay-
ment is faster than in the past.
The Finance department organ-
ized an open day for the commu-
nity to come in and pose questions


and learn about the new changes and
at the same time allowed the possi-
bility to make payment arrange-
ments. Today, we shouldn't be sur-
prised to learn that a delegation com-
prising of three employees: Mrs.


Elaine Busby-Schmidt; Mrs. Ber-
nice Castiana-Tearr; and Ms.
Nudy Gibbs travelled on Satur-
day, May 15th 2010 to the Neth-
erlands for training to enhance
their skills to better serve you.


GOVERNORS CABINET CELEBRATE 60 YEARS


The Cabinet of the Governor of the
Netherlands Antilles has recently
celebrated it's 60th year of exis-
tence with the present staff and
former staff members. The Acting
Governor Mrs. Van der Pluijm-
Vrede represented Governor
Goedgedrag, who was prevented,
former Governors Mr. J. Saleh and
Mrs. De Paula were present at this
staff celebration. The former Gov-
ernors received a memento from
the director of the Governors Cabi-
net Mr. Dick van der Windt of this
12th anniversary. As a result of
the Constitutional Restructuring
of the Netherlands Antilles in
2010, the Governor's Cabinet will
cease to exist. During the rest of
2010 the Cabinet will organize in
the scope of the 60th year some
other activities.


THE INFORMER


PAGE 2







VOLUME I, ISSUE 9


(continued from page 1)

Dr. Baboe and the nurses of the
District. She made use of the oppor-
tunity to introduce new faces in-
cluding Mik Genet, a Social Worker
and Ester Siegers and Youth
Worker, both from The Nether-
lands.

Safe and healthy
A video address introduced Dutch
Minister for Youth & Family, Mr.
Rouvoet who emphasized the impor-
tance of children being able to grow
up safe and healthy.

Minister Rouvoet encouraged the
youth and families of St. Eustatius
to make good use of the Centre for
Youth & Family. He further ex-
pressed satisfaction that the build-
ing was now opened one short year
after the name sign was presented


to former It. Governor Hyden Git-
tens in February 2009. Acting Lt.
Governor, Mr. Louis Brown, per-
formed the task of unveiling the
signboard while 11 year old Kento-
nea Fortin and Commissioner for
Constitutional Affairs, Julian Wood-
ley, opened the door followed by
Commissioner Roy Hooker and
Marga Drewes.

Showcase youth talent
In keeping with the theme the pro-
gramme was packed with a variety
of performances showcasing the
talents of the youth. The Dutch
national anthem the Wilhelmus and
the Golden Rick song were sung
respectively by Diane Rivers and
Julissia Suares and Precious Jew-
els. Notable performances were
staged by Alois Dancers, Rising
Stars and Precious Jewels. Local
Calypsonian and two times Jr. Ca-


lypso King, Junior Courtar a.k.a. Prob-
lem Child vowed the crowd when he
sang a familiar tune he won with in
2003 entitled "Magic Chair".

Celebrate success
And as if the performances were not
enough, the programme celebrated the
success of the students who partici-
pated in the My Dream Essay Contest
and the colouring contest. Winners in
the Essay contest are Wenifer Lopez
who one day wants to become a general
doctor and Raichelon (Robert) Every
who aspires to become a pilot. Other
essay contest winners are Winter Ca-
gan (Chef), Lysette Woodley (Lt. Gover-
nor) Shadira Dinzey (Elementary
School teacher) and Rashid Maduro
(Engineer). Three students were se-
lected in the 4-7 category of the colour-
ing contest. They are Chiani Harrigan,
Dilliaan Chandler and Vanallie Per-
saud. Winners in the 8 -18 years old


colouring contest are Sabina Rich-
ard, Dichairon Berkel and Rashid
Maduro.

The "Block Hut"
Excitement grew even more at ap-
proximately 19.00 P.M. when the
community could finally enter the
front of the new brand Centre. The
families expressed praise with the
professional and colorful d6cor
which they experienced as inviting.
Refreshments were served in the
backyard now landscaped into a
beautiful garden featuring a variety
of toys, games, seating and what is
called the "Blok Hut". The Blok Hut
will accommodate the Baby Clinic
and will be used otherwise for pri-
vate consultations.

Showers of blessings
And when all was said and done, it
was approximately 20.00 P.M.
Chairs and sound system had been
removed. The tent removed and the
Fort Oranjestraat cleaned. As fami-
lies journeyed back home, skies that
had been threatening to burst most


of the afternoon, finally broke,
bringing what Statians call
"showers of blessings" and closing
the curtain on a splendid and his-
toric opening of the Centre for
Youth & Family on Statia.

Written By Mrs. Alida Francis


See page 12 and 13 for pictorial of
the official opening of the Youth
and Family Center on St. Eusta-
tius


THE INFORMER


PAGE 3







VOLUME I, ISSUE 9 THE INFORMER PAGE 4

WHERE DO WE STAND IN OUR EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM TODAY

Teachers strike result of poor communication


St. Eustatius- We learned from the
Dutch inspection in 2007 that our
educational system was below level.
One would ask today, three years
later what has improved since the
rude awakening. The government of
St. Eustatius organized an Educa-
tional conference which was well
attended and all stakeholders were
involved. The intention of this confer-
ence was to learn how together we
can improve the education on our
island. Suggestions and recommen-
dation were brought forward and a
committee was formed. Today, one
wonders who is doing the follow up to
see that the elementary schools and
secondary school implement the
ideas and recommendations brought
forward at the conference. Is follow
up really that complicated? The edu-
cation department played a signifi-
cant role in putting the conference
together. Could the education depart-
ment play a neutral role in assuring
that the goals set fourth in the con-
ference and by government be car-
ried out. What is the role of the edu-
cation department on St. Eustatius?
In a brief interview with Mr. Rene
Rheehuis he underscored that the
Education department is indeed a
neutral body and they have an advi-
sory role to the Executive Council
and stakeholders; they also focus on
improving communication between
stakeholders; conscious of the inno-
vations in education especially with
the Constitutional Reforms with the
Netherlands and informing share-
holders hereof; they will be instru-
mental in the set-up of a Poly-Tech
(HBO) on St. Eustatius. In the past
they were also responsible for pre-
paring the scholarships WSF (wet
studied financiering), but as of
10.10.10 this task will go over to the
regional service center. Today, two
years after the Education conference,
we are confronted with issues be-
tween, teachers, management and
school board. In an interview with
several teachers G.I.S. learned that


they were dealing with two issues
which they wished to separate to
avoid misunderstandings.

1.) communication with manage-
ment;

2.) eligible pensions and motivations
of contracts that were not extended.

The teachers were becoming desper-
ate and wanted to see improvement
in the school. They took it upon
themselves to meet with the Domes-
tic Committee on Marchl5th 2010 at
the V.A. Lopes legislative hall. The
members of the domestic committee
promised the teachers to first discuss
the issues that the teachers high-
lighted in said meeting with manage-
ment and school board. In this way
they would get a broader view of
what is going on and everyone would
have been able to have an input. The
follow up meeting with the teachers,
management and school board was
scheduled for May 4th 2010 at 3 pm
at the education department. The
teachers invited their legal represen-
tative (WISCU) union in the form of
Mrs. Elshot to come over to advise
them about their pension informa-
tion prior to them meeting with the
domestic committee. In an interview
with Mrs. Elshot G.I.S. learned of the
purpose of Mrs. Elshots visit to
Statia on May 3rd 2010. Mrs. Elshot
came to St. Eustatius and visited the
Gwendolyn van Putten school be-
cause she had a meeting with the
teachers. Management acknowledged
her presence by informing her that
she is aware of her arrival. However,
Mrs. Elshot was also informed by
management of the cito test which
was in process. To avoid disturbing
teachers while they were in class
observing the children doing the test,
Mrs. Elshot kindly sought a repre-
sentative of the personnel to resched-
ule the meeting time for during the
break. She waited in room 15 which
is the teachers room to meet with
them. In the break the teachers all


went to prepare for the meeting with
the domestic committee about their
eligibility for pension etc. This meet-
ing went approximately 10 minutes
over the time and management in-
formed them thereof. After the meet-
ing Mrs. Elshot sought management,
but she could not find her on the
school premises. She contacted the
president of the school board to actu-
ally inform her of the teachers situa-
tion. According to Mrs. Elshot, the
teachers had written a letter to the
school board about their legal posi-
tion and a deadline for a reaction was
passed without a reaction. Instead of
listening to the teachers union, the
president held one way communica-
tion, by saying her say and ending
the conversation. In the interview
with Mrs. Elshot I could noticed that
she was still appalled by the presi-
dents behavior. In the mean time
instructions were given by the presi-
dent to have Mrs. Elshot thrown
from the school premises. This reac-
tion was the straw that broke the
camels back. The teachers considered
the decision of the president of the
school board disrespectful and they
went on a go slow. On May 4th 2010
the teachers were all fully on strike.
Remember, this is the day that all
parties were scheduled to meet with
the Domestic Committee. The gov-
ernment information service was on
the seen to witness the strike of the
teachers, while the children were
still doing several tests. G.I.S.
wanted to get an objective view of
this story so we entered the school
premises to interview management.
When asked if she had anything to
say about the developments with the
teachers and the strike. She re-
frained from giving any remarks
about the teachers behavior, but she
informed G.I.S. that she is today, the
most proudest principle on Statia.
She kindly motioned her hands to the
different class rooms where the chil-
dren were doing test.
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VOLUME I, ISSUE 9 THE INFORMER PAGE










EILANDGEBIED SINT EUSTATIUS

NEDERLANDSE ANTILLEN



Het Bestuurscollege van het Eilandgebied St. Eustatius, Nederlandse Antillen, wenst in contact
te komen met kandidaten ter vervulling van een voltijdse betrekking bij het eilandgebied als:




KABINETMEDEWERKER (M/V)

De Omgeving

De werkzaamheden worden uitgevoerd binnen het Bureau Kabinet onderdeel kabinetszaken. De kabinetmedewerker
is belast met het geven van ondersteuning aan de gezaghebber bij de uitvoering van zijn bestuurstaken. De
ondersteuning wordt gegeven in de werkzaamheded die voortvloeien uit de taken van de gezaghebber als voorzitter
van de bestuursorganen, de taken als gezaghebber opgedragen taken.

Taken: o.a:

Verleend ondersteuning bij het voorzitterschap bestuurorganen door:

Het voeren van de eindcontrole op de beslissingsrijpheid van stukken;

Het verzamelen van relevant informatie voor het opstellen van memorandums ten behoeve van de gezaghebber;

Het mede bewaken van de voortgang van de uitvoering van besluiten van de eilandsraad en het bestuurscollege;

Het zorgdragen voor het onderzoek van stukken;

Het informeren en adviseren over het vigerende overheidsbeleid en de actuele ontwikkelingen op St. Eustatius en
de rest van het Koninkrijk;

Het opstellen van adviesnota's, het concipiaren van correspondentie, belangrijke toespraken persberichten en
publieke bekendmakingen;


Functie-eisen:

HBO opleiding bij voorkeur in een bestuurlijke, juridische, bedrijfskundige of sociaaleconomische richting of een
daaraan gelijkwaardige combinatie van opleiding en werkervaring;

Kennis en ervaring met bestuurlijk organisatorische, social maatschappelijke en juridische vraagstukken;

Uitstekende beheersing van de Nederlandse en Engelse taal in woord en schrift;

Inzicht in logistieke en administrative processen;

Professioneel betrokken;

Goede organisatorische, communicatieve en contactuele vaardigheden;

Een verantwoordelijke, kritische, accurate en klantgerichte installing;

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VOLUME I, ISSUE 9 THE INFORMER PAGE 6

TAX INFORMATION CENTER IN THE PROCESS OF EXPANSION


On May 19th 2010 the Dutch facili-
tators of the Tax Information Cen-
ter arrived on the island. The dele- .
gation comprised of Mr. Jan Hooge- .
weg, Mr. Robert van Nieuwehuizen, ,
and Mr. Piet van der Mier. These . .
persons will be looking into the pos-
sibility of expanding the Tax infor-
mation Center. The idea is to ac-
commodate the additional tasks
for the Information Center after
1010.

The delegation held talks with the
Act. Harbour Master, Mr. Austin
Van Heyningen, with the Airport
Manager, Mr. Ellis Schmidt and on -
May 20th 2010 they held discus- .
sions with the Executive Council Of t -
St. Eustatius.

The Tax Information Center will be -
responsible for the collection of
taxes after 1010. They are therefore
putting the structure in place at
present. The visit of the delegation
of the facilitators was also to look ..
at the possibilities for establishing
facilities for customs for the airport From left to right on the photo :Mr. Piet van der Mier; Mr. Jan Hooge-
and the harbor on St. Eustatius. weg, Mr. Robert van Nieuwenhuizen, on the premises of the Govern-
ment Guesthouse Photo by Ms. Nadjesha Jach


STATIA'S STRATEGIC DEVELOPMENT PLAN IN PROCESS


The planning bureau is presently in
the process of making an adjustment
report for the Domestic Committee.
The consultant bureau RBOI is busy
adjusting the draft of the Strategic De-
velopment Plan base on the reactions
of the public. These adjustments will
be coordinated with the planning bu-
reau. Within short the draft will be
discussed with the Executive Council
and presented to stakeholders and the
public in general. Although G.I.S. tried
to get a copy of the new map, we were
not successful, because the Planning
Bureau stuck to the rule of Govern-
ment, that the Executive Council have
to first see it and then it would become
public knowledge. We hope to have an
elaborate story in the June issue on
this issue.


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AWARENESS WEEK ORGANIZED IN HEALTH CARE, WORKING UP TO NURSES DAY


Annually the nurses of the Queen
Beatrix Medical Center organizes a
special day on Nurses day May 12th,
2010. This year in the Shedding
Light Radio programme we had a
group of nurses, like nurse Miranda
Obispa, Carol Jack-Roosberg, Berna-
dine Woodley, Raquel Carty, Shanna
Mercera, and a colleague from pub-
lic health, Ms. Ingrid Houtman talk-
ing about the week of a activities
working up to nurses day. They
talked about the importance of the
existing Netherlands Antilles Asso-
ciation formed in 1970 by Josepha
Wouter. The goal of this association
ODIAN is to educate and promote
health in general. Other island terri-
tories are members of this associa-
tion. Mrs. Obispa acknowledged the
sporadic participation of nurses
from Statia to a few organized ac-
tivities in Curacao and look forward
to a more consistent participation
of the St. Eustatius the nurses core in
this association. According to the
nurses interviewed, Nurses Day
should be experienced as a day of
pride when the community show
their appreciation by showing love,
giving positive feedback and ex-
pressing appreciation of the care
given during illness or just the posi-
tive attitude of nurses while one
visits the hospital.

The Week Programme:
* May 5th 2010 Public Health is
hosting awareness though the
media with the title, Prevention
is better than cure".
* May 6th 2010, The Auxiliary
Home staff will talk about the pro-
gramme at the Auxiliary Home in
the media. Explaining the commu-
nity what their work is all about, and


the importance of care to the elderly.
* May 7th 2010, the nurses at the
Queen Beatrix Medical Center will give
information through the various media
about health care.
* May 8th 2010 The staff of the
Queen Beatrix and Auxiliary Home will
enjoy a night of games and movies,
this is a positive development in work-
ing on team building amongst the staff
in the healthcare sector.
* May 9th 2020, Church service will
be held at 10.am at the Big Stone
Church.
* May 10th 2010, Quiz for the staff in
the healthcare sector
* May 11th 2010, The district nurses
will give an update of their task.
* May 12th 2010 Big celebration at
the front elevation of the QBMC

During the presentations the following
was shared:
Florence Nightingale is the founder of
modern nursing. She transformed nurs-
ing into a respectable profession and
set the standards for clean, safe hospi-


tals in the world.
Florence is honored as the first
great nurse of the world. Her pic-
ture hangs on the wall in many
h o s p i t a I s
Florence Nightingale was born on
May 12, 1820, in Florence Italy. She
was named Florence after her city
o f b i r t h

Florence Calling
When Florence was 24 year old,
she had a calling from God. She
wrote in her journal, God spoke to
me and called me to His service.
Florence decided her calling was to
help the sick and the poor by be-
coming a nurse.

She came from a wealthy family
and was not expected to work. It
was especially unacceptable for
Florence to work as a nurse be-
cause nursing was not a respect-
able profession at that time. This,
however, did not stop Florence

(continue on page 9)


THE INFORMER


PAGE 7







VOLUME I, ISSUE 9 THE INFORMER PAGE 8

SPANNER RE-CERTIFIED AS E.M.T.
Queen Beatrix Medical Center Personnel upgraded



Mr. ('I,-I Spanner has successfully
passed the examination in St.
Maarten from March 28th to April
10th for recertification of the E.M.T.
(Emergency Medical Technician).
Mr. ( l- Spanner works presently
at the Queen Beatrix Medical Center
and is pleased to know that he is a
certified ambulance personnel. Mr.
Spanner sees this recertification as a
positive accomplishment to better
serve the community. In the inter-
view he explained the importance of
organizations having knowledge of
First Aid, because it is important to
know what to do in cases of emer-
gencies. His ambition for the future
is to accomplish his nursing degree,
for Registered Nurse. In the mean
time he tends to keep knowledgeable .
in his field of work by doing train-
ings when possible and to deliver the
best care possible to the community
of St. Eustatius.






S. A Dutch delegation met with the
Executive Council to talk about the
homes at Lodi and how they can
.assist with the water delivery to the
homes. The Reda Sosial is the Fund-
S ing for Social Development and Eco-
nomic Activities, they have fi-
nanced the new complex of homes in
Lodi under the poverty program to
help the less fortunate in our com-
I munity. The last set of homes could
not be given out to the tenants be-
Scause there is no running water to
these homes. This is really an unfor-
tunate situation, because the homes
are constructed since two years ago.
The social worker held intakes with
several families, who were eligible
for a house. We hope within short to
be able to distribute these homes to
the people that really need them.






VOLUME I, ISSUE 9


AWARENESS WEEK ORGANIZED IN HEALTH CARE, WORKING UP TO NURSES DAY


(Continued from page 7)
from following her desires.

Florence went to the Institute of
Deaconesses in Kaiserswerth, Ger-
many, to learn about nursing. At
that time, nurses learned through
experience, not through training.
Florence treated sick people, distrib-
uted medicine and assisted during
operations. She was very happy and
said : We learned to think of our
work, not our self.

Hospitals Improvement
During Florence's time, the hospitals
were overcrowded, poorly run and
disease infested. They were doing
more harm then good. She thought


hospitals should help patients, not
hurt them. This was a revolutionary
idea at the time.
Florence wrote : Notes on Hospitals
explaining how to make improve-
ments to hospitals. She believed
hospitals needed better ventilation,
more windows, improved drain-
age and less cramped condi-
tions. With her guidance, hospi-
tals became clean and sanitary
places where lives were saved,
n o t I o s t

She became also an expert on
designing hospitals. Foreign rul-
ers sought her advice when
building their hospitals. Soon,


hospitals throughout the world
were being built according to her
ideas. Today, we still see how Flor-
ence has improved hospitals. The
flowers, recreation rooms and
bright wards are an influence of
Florence's work.


Honorina


Florence


Florence died on August 13, 1910
in London, England. She was 90
years old. She buried at St. Marga-
ret East Wellow, near her family
home at Embley.
Her inscription states : F.N born
1820. Died 1910. She did not want
any other memorial. Many nurses


came to pay tribute to Florence
at her funeral.
Florence revolutionized the
nursing profession and is a
hero in our hearts.

In conclusion the nurses were
happy to share that they chose
to honour Nurse Rita Dambruck
for her dedicated service and
years in nursing. She is intended
to participate at the Symposium
in St. Maarten.


Photo from left to right: nurses and other personnel active in healthcare:
Ms. Nelley Harrigan, Ms. Zaida Euson, nurse Carmen Lake-Philips


WE GROW BECAUSE WE
STRUGGLE, WE LEARN AND
WE OVERCOME !


THE INFORMER


PAGE 9









NEW BUDGET ADVISOR FOR THE ISLAND TERRITORY OF ST. EUSTATIUS


Since April 1 2010 1 have been ap-
pointed by the island government of
St. Eustatius as 'begrotingsconsulent'
working at the department of finance.
Although I loved and performed to
the best of my ability, my former
function as executive assistant of
Commissioner Roy Hooker I am now
working more specific in my field of
experience.
Together with the department I am
responsible for amongst others coordi-
nating and compiling the yearly
budget, drafting the quarterly re-
ports, monitoring the expenses based
on the approved budget, advising on
the exhaustion of the budget, etc.
Where necessary I will facilitate the
department heads in preparing the
budget for their department. I will be
working closely with the head of the
department Ms. Myrurgea Schmidt
and of course my colleagues at the My colleagues at the government count on your cooperation as usual.
department, the executive council and guesthouse you will be seeing more Story by : Jeanette Hooker-Soliana
the board of financial supervision than enough of me and I hope to
(cft) in Curacao.



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Miloushka Euson and Emmalexis Velasquez successfully conceived, planned and executed the EUNITED Evolution
on behalf of EUTEL.

"The success of this event is measured not only by the large turnout, but more so by the unending support of every-
one who came to be a part of this momentous occasion, and are now looking forward to other great campaigns to
come," commented Jacqueline Louis, General Manager of IMC.


(Continue on page 24)


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Statia Summer Fest 2010

Tentative Schedule & Pre-Celebrations


2 July 2010 Night School Jump Up
3 July 2010 Marathon Jump Up
4 Jul 2010 Beach Party
10 July 2D10 The Famous Golden Rock Jump Up
17 July 2010 1nternationaV Latin Night
S 18 July 2010 Road March Corrpetition

22 Jy 2010 Opening Jump Up
23 Juy 2010 Intematonal Night
24 Juy 2010 Reggae Night
25 July 2010 Balloon Jump up
26 July 2010 Youth Extravaganza
S27 July 2010 Internatinal Night
S28July 2010 Queen Show
29 July 2010 Calypso Night
30 July 2010 Intemational
Night Jouveit Morning
S 31 July 2010 st day Paade
1 August 2010 2nd DayParade
*2 August 2010 Last lap jump up & buying ofking momo


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Teachers strike result of poor communication


(continue from page 4)

The class rooms were so quiet, that
one would not believe that children
were in the class rooms. Manage-
ment calmly expressed her grati-
tude that our children realized that
it is about their education. She ex-
plained that children of the senior
Havo and Mavo grades were super-
vising the children who were doing
the test.

On May 4th 2010 at 3 pm the teach-
ers went to the meeting accompa-
nied by their union representative
to initially learn that she could not
participate in the meeting. Later
the domestic committee informed
the teachers that their union repre-
sentative could attend the meetings
as an observer. At this point Mrs.
Elshot walked out and the teachers
followed. The teachers prepared for
a full strike by walking from the
school to the Government building


with texted on carton boxes.

While the teachers walked through the
community on May 5th 2010. Different
opinions were heard in the community.
Some people were upset that the teach-
ers strike in the middle of the test pe-
riod. Others saw Mrs. Elshot as the
woman that came to Statia and caused
the strike. Some people even voiced
their opinions that teachers are not
taking the education of the children
seriously based on their behavior. We
hope by bringing you the entire story,
you can draw your own conclusions.
The union representative remained on
the island for a few days to get matters
resolved. The president of the Gwendo-
lyn van Putten School board apologized
to Mrs. Elshot. They agreed to resolved
the ongoing issues before May end.
Mrs. Elshot openly discussed the mat-
ter on several T.V. talk show programs.
We learned that there were lots of dis-
cussions with Domestic Committee,
that were not pertaining to education


or even on the agenda for the meet-
ing.. All in all no solutions were
sought on May 4th 2010, but petty
discussions were held. We come
right back to the question. How
important is education on Statia.?
The issues of significance to the
teachers were for them to acquire
their contracts, and their pension.
Some teachers are working but
haven't received a contract, others
left the island and were not sure
about their pension build up etc.
The G.I.S. were not able to host
interviews with the school board
about this matter, but we hope to
get some input from them in the
June issue. We want to know what
they have accomplished since their
installment in 2008 as a school
board thus far on policy level. What
are the physical changes made at
the school and if there are any new
developments for the new school
year.


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Directie Communicatie
Datum 25 mei 2010 Korte Voorhout 7
2511 CW Den Haag
Postbus 20201
2500 EE Den Haag
www.minfin.nl
Contactpersonen

Lies Weitenberg
woordvoerder Generale
I Thesaurie
T +3170 342 8948
M +316 1830 44 48
F +3170 342 79 00
I.weitenberg@minfin.nl

Introduction of the US dollar on Bonaire, St Eustatius and Saba
Marleen van den Oetelaar
persvoorlichter Fiscale zaken
The House of Representatives of the Dutch Parliament has T +3170 342 88 72
approved the introduction of the US dollar on the islands of M +316 10775148
Bonaire, St Eustatius and Saba. This means that on 1 January F +3170 342 79 00
2011 the Netherlands Antillean guilder will be replaced by the m.a.m.oetelaar@minfin.ni
American dollar.

Currency changeover
On 1 January 2011 the US dollar will become the legal tender
on the islands of Bonaire, St Eustatius and Saba. Netherlands
Antillean guilders will continue to be accepted for cash
payments until 1 February 2011. After that, it will still be
possible for guilders to be converted into dollars, but it will no
longer be possible to make payments in guilders.

On 1 January 2011 all bank balances will automatically be
converted into dollars. The exchange rate used for the
conversion will be the fixed exchange rate between the
Netherlands Antillean guilder and the American dollar, which
has been in place since 1971.

On 10 October 2010 Bonaire, St Eustatius and Saba will
become part of the Netherlands and will acquire new
constitutional status within the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

Tax system
The House of Representatives of the Dutch Parliament has also
agreed to the proposal that the existing tax system in the
Netherlands Antilles should be maintained during the
intervening period from 10 October 2010 to 1 January 2011,
when this temporary transitional measure will be replaced by a
new tax system for the three BES islands. The House of
Representatives is expected to vote on the legislative proposals
required to bring this about (the BES Tax Act, the BES Customs
and Excise Act, and the BES Tax System Implementation Act)
following the forthcoming elections.


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Ministry of Justice
Procedures for taking the naturalization test new style
The Naturalization Test Regulation of the Netherlands Antilles was enforced on

1 October 2007. On the grounds of this regulation, the applicant can only submit a request for naturalization after
he/she has passed the entire naturalization test new style (so the two test sections part 1 Community Knowledge
and part 2 Language Knowledge)

The fifth test can be taken on September 4, 2010 (Part 1).

Registration period for Part 1: Monday April 19 Thursday April 29, 2010.

Interested persons can register in person in

Saba at the Lieutenant Governor's Office (Gezaghebberskantoor)

Mrs. P. Linzey

Tel. 0416 3215 0416 3311 E-mail: patsy.linzey@sabagov.com

From 9 am till 3 pm hours non stop.

Sint Eustatius at the Lieutenant Governor's Office (Gezaghebberskantoor)

Mrs. Drs. A.E.C. Sandries

Government Guesthouse, Fort Oranjestraat z/n

Tel. 0318 3314 E-mail: kabgezag@statiagov.com

Only on Tuesday and Thursday from 9 am till 12 pm hours.

Sint Maarten at Department of Police Affairs (Bureau Plaatselijk Hoofd van Politie)

Mrs. J. Milton

A.T. Illidge Road Tel. 0543 0365 0543 0354 -E-mail: dircab@governorsxm.com

From 08.00 till 11.00 hours and from 14.00 till 16.00 hours.

The criteria for taking the test are stated below:
1). Candidates for the test must be screened first in order to know if they can be naturalized.

2). The naturalization applicant must also comply with other requirements stated in the Royal Law on Dutch Nation-
ality.

3). The Lieutenant Governor or the organization, which the Lieutenant Governor designates, will screen the candi-
date in the island territory of the candidate's residence.

4). If the candidate passes through the screening test, the Lieutenant Governor or the organization, which the Lieu-
tenant Governor designates, will give the candidate a declaration, which states that the candidate can take the test.
The declaration will also have the account number on which the test fees to be paid must be deposited.

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5). The candidate will again report to the Lieutenant Governor or the organization, which the Lieutenant Governor
designates, with the abovementioned declaration and the payment receipt for the final registration.

6). All candidates who pass the test will receive a certificate.

7). The candidates can submit a naturalization request with this certificate.

8). If a candidate submits a naturalization request, he/she must pay the naturalization fees indebted in accordance
with the National Decree concerning Options and Naturalization Fees; the fees must be deposited on the account
number that the Lieutenant Governor designates.

9). If the naturalization request is honored, the applicant will receive a royal decree proving he/she has obtained the
Dutch nationality.

The test fees to be paid are stated below:

a). for taking part 1 (Community Knowledge) Naf. 275,-

The test will be given on September 4, 2010-Results on September 23, 2010

b). for taking part 2 (Language Knowledge) Naf. 225,-

part 2 consists of the sections: reading, listening, writing and speaking; in Curacao and Bonaire, Papiamentu or
Dutch and on St. Maarten, Saba and St. Eustatius, English or Dutch. The tests will be given on October 23 and
30, 2010 Results on November 18, 2010.

The candidate can only take part 2 after he/she has passed part 1 completely.

Candidates can resit tests after they have paid the following fees:

For part 1, September 4, 2010: Naf. 140,-

For part 2, October 23 and 30, 2010: Naf. 75,-

For more than three sections of part 2 Naf. 225,-

Candidates, who for one reason or another were unable to take the test n for Part 1 and/or Part 2 during -NE 1, -
NE 2, -NE 3, or -NE4, in the period of April 2008 February 2010, can resit after paying resp. Naf. 275,- and Naf.
225,-.
The naturalization fees to be paid are as stated below:

Single request Naf. 1.425,--
Double request Naf. 1.807,-- (for marriages, persons living together or registered partner
ships excl. child; each child naf. 214,--)

Please Note:
1). Following a course at an educational institution to prepare oneself for the tests is not mandatory; naturalization
candidates are free to follow a course.

2). A number of institutes have been found positive after registration. A list of these institutes can be obtained at the
Exam Department of the Ministry of Education and Culture, Schouwburgweg 24. in Curacao.

3). Candidates, who have at least a VSBO (MAVO) diploma, can be exempted from the obligation to take the tests.

4). Persons, who can prove they cannot take the tests due to medical reasons, can also be exempted.

The authorities in charge of the naturalization process will assess points 3 to 4 inclusive.

The authorities in charge of the naturalization process in the island territories can supply further information on the
topic of naturalization.

Fees are susceptible to change


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PUBLIC HEALTH DEPARTMENT CARRIED OUT VACCINATIONS AT SCHOOLS
Vaccination week in the Americas

Focus was placed on administering the second dose MMR (measles Mumps and Rubella) vaccine to all
children aged 4 through 9. We also took advantage of this opportunity and administered the DTP
vaccine to 4 year old (in some cases 5 years old who were delinquent) and 9 (10) years old. The target
group consisted of 238 children, of which 237 were vaccinated, thus a percentage of 99, 6% was booked.
Even though immunization is not mandatory, steps must be taken to ensure that our children are
immunized.

Children per school.

SCHOOL CHILDREN TO CHILDREN VAC- PERCENTAGE
BE VACCI- CINATED
NATED
BETHEL METHOD- 93 92 98.9%
IST SCHOOL
GOLDEN ROCK 54 54 100%
SCHOOL
SDA SCHOOL 72 72 100%

GOV DE GRAFF 17 17 100%
SCHOOL
SOT SCHOOL 2 2 100%


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St. Eustatius Health Care Foundation Established


Oranjestad-Effective March 23rd a St. Eustatius Foundation for Health Care was officially established.
The main objective of this Foundation is to guarantee optimal health care on St. Eustatius. Additionally,
the Foundation will strive to be effective and efficient and to play an important role in the improvement of
health care for the island community.


Board members
The brand new Foundation will be headed by a Supervisory Board and a Board of Directors. The
Supervisory Board comprises Nicolaas Sneek as Chairman, Ms. Minerva Pantophlet, J. Klijnsmit, Clara
Carty-Heemstadt and Ellis Woodley. Members of the Board of Director include Annemarie van
Summeren en Dr. Paul Schats. The latter has been appointed as the chairman.


First step
Health care is one of four main policy areas for which the Netherlands will be responsible. The
establishment of the St. Eustatius Health Care Foundation is a first step in the direction of reorganizing
health care on St. Eustatius. In the coming months the Queen Beatrix Medical Center (QBMC) will be the
first health care institution that will be transferred from the responsibility of the Island Government to that
of the Foundation. For this purpose all necessary steps are being worked out to transfer the entire
organization, including personnel, buildings and medical equipment from government to the Foundation.
This task will be carried out in close harmony with the Executive Council, the responsible government
departments such as Personnel and Legal Affairs, the labor union and of course the staff of the Queen
Beatrix Medical Centre.


Future merger
It is the intention to in the future merge the Auxiliary Home for the Elderly with the Queen Beatrix Medical
Centre under the St. Eustatius Health Care Foundation. The newly established Centre for Youth & Family
will at a later point in time also become the responsibility of the Foundation. Other health care institutions
such as addiction care will follow.


Source: Regional Service Center,
Ms. Alida Francis,
Communication Advisor Saba & St. Eustatius
Mazinga Complex, Fort Oranjestraat, St. Eustatius
Paris Hillroad,The Bottom, Saba Netherlands Antilles
Telephone Saba: 599- 4168 3934
Telephone St. Eustatius: 599-318 3370/71





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your Home Aujay From Home


St. Eustatius


Tourism


Development Foundation

PRESENTS


Elisabeth


Williams


of


Homestays Grenada



"Homestay Statia"


LEARN HOW TO WELCOME VISITORS INTO YOUR
HOME AND SHARE OUR WONDERFUL CULTURE!!


Place: Lions Den
Date: Wednesday, June 9th, 2010


Maya Leon-Pandt
Product Development & Research Manager
Fort Oranje,
St. Eustatius, Dutch Caribbean


Phone: 318-3081
Fax: 318-2433
E-mail: maya.leon-pandt@statiatourism.com





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St. Eustatius Tourism
IDevelopment
Foundation


PRESENTS


Elisabeth


Williams


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Place: Lions Den


Date: Thursday, June 10th, 2010
Time: 10:00Am to ll:30Am OR 5:30Pm to 7:00Pm
Price: $20.00 Per Person

Please call the Tourism Dept to sign up!!


Maya Leon-Pandt
Product Development & Research Manager
Fort Oranje,
St. Eustatius, Dutch Caribbean


Phone: 318-3081
Fax: 318-2433
E-mail: maya.leon-pandt@statiatourism.com







VOLUME I, ISSUE 9 THE INFORMER PAGE 24

(Continued from page 10)

Featured was the unveiling of the new EUTEL building sign, as well as the new billboard that was placed in front of
the EUTEL building to showcase the EUTEL brand, as well as the host of services provided by EUTEL. EUTEL also
supplied free food and beverages throughout the entire event. Entertaining acts such as DJ Sense, The Rebels Band,
and Mr. Ruffy and the band Pure from St. Martin, graced the stage and kept the crowd rocking. Activities were also
provided for the youth, with a bounce house, Dexter the (' I, 11 and Mr. Friendly keeping them engaged throughout
the day. Representing the youth, Statia's very own K'lah Courtar mesmerized the audience as she sang the national
anthem of St. Eustatius.

The unveiling was well received by the Statia community. Acting Lieutenant Governor Mr. Louis Brown, EUTEL
Finance Manager, Mr. Devon Pandt, EUTEL Board Member, Malvern Dijkshoorn, presented the public with the defi-
nitions of the ongoing rebranding process and the future expectations and operations of EUTEL. Secretary of the
board, Ms. Dijkshoorn- Lopes, advised the Statia community "to stand united for the occasion".


Also present were EUTEL Board members, Maxine Spanner, Wim de Jong, and Alvin Aventurin.

EUTEL set up a EUTEL activity tent that served as an information center for customers and attendees to gain infor-
mation on EUTEL, as well as register for new services and sign up for the EUTEL mailing list. EUTEL's activity
tent also featured branded EUTEL bumper stickers that were given to the public.

During the event, EUTEL also announced the winner of the i\ Iy Eutel" Elementary School Creative Logo Competi-
tion which kicked off in April to involve the youth in EUTEL's rebranding campaign. Among the five finalists who
competed for the winning slots were Martijn De Jong-Golden Rock Elementary, Daniel De Bruin from Seventh Day
Adventist (SDA) School, as well as three entries from Governor De Graaf School including, Maciel Martines, Gershon
Herera, and Kevin Lijfrock. After much audience votes, Daniel from Seventh Day Adventist (SDA) School was pre-
sented with the winning trophy with 49 votes, and took home the winning trophy, a mini lap top and won 5 new com-
puters to start a computer center for the (SDA) School.

Mr. Pandt stated that more than 80% of their donations were given to the youth organizations of Statia. EUTEL do-
nated FLS 1000, to every participating school as well as a quality printer.

In addition, EUTEL also acknowledged and donated FLS 5000, to the St Eustatius Summer Fest Committee to-
wards the Balloon Jump up/Youth Extravaganza. (continue on page 25)







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(continued from page 24)

EUNITED EVOLUTION attendees were also awarded prizes. The public was able to part take in various raffles by
completing EUTEL surveys, filling out EUTEL registration cards, and by voting for the My EUTEL Elementary
School Creative Logo Competition. Winners were presented with new cellular phones on behalf of EUTEL.

EUTEL's staff were acknowledged for their continuous involvement and dedication towards the rebranding process
with complimentary gift bags at the closing of the event.

IMC General Manager along with EUTEL's Vice-Chair of Board Directors, Alvin Aventurin along with members of
the press conducted a post event press conference yesterday morning that covered the success of the event as well as
future expectations for EUTEL which will be aired on CTC TV as of today.

Ms. Louis also touched on upcoming EUTEL campaigns such as the EU-Link campaign which will be launched in the
upcoming months. The campaign will target the Statia community to become increasingly involved with EUTEL as
they proceed to upgrade and rebrand. The campaign will be the next big step in EUTEL's ongoing evolution.


There is a lot in store for the Statia community and EUTEL urges the public to stay tuned and become more involved
in the ongoing success of this process. "EUTEL is dedicated to serve their customers at the level of high-quality ser-
vice they deserve and are remaining dedicated to this rebranding process to fulfill that promise", closed Alvin Aven-
turin during the press conference.

EUTEL, St. Eustatius Telephone company is the leading telecommunications provider in St. Eustatius. EU-
TEL provides a full-scale of telecommunications services to Statia including: land line, internet, cellular
and public phone service. Through EUTEL's EUNITED Evolution process, the company stands proud to
serve and connect St. Eustatians globally with One Touch. One community. One World.







VOLUME I, ISSUE 9 THE INFORMER PAGE 26

(continued from page 5)
Arbeidsvoorwaarden:

De vigerende rechtspositieregelingen voor het overheidspersoneel zijn van toepassing. De
bezoldiging wordt bepaald op ground van het Bezoldigingslandsbesluit 1998.


Schriftelijke reactie gaarne binnen 14 dagen na plaatsing van deze oproep richten aan:


Het Bestuurscollege van het Eilandgebied Sint Eustatius

T.a.v. Mevrouw F. Marlin, Hoofd Personeel & Organisatie

Government Guesthouse

St. Eustatius

Nederlandse Antillen

Email: hr.goveux@gmail.com


Voor meer informatie en een uitgebreide vacature tekst kan contact opgenomen worden met de
afdeling Personeel & Organisatie TEL:599-318-2931.




Het Bestuurscollege van het Eilandgebied St. Eustatius, Nederlandse Antillen, wenst op korte
termijn in contact te komen met kandidaten ter vervulling van een voltijdse betrekking bij het
eilandgebied als:



Chef Kabinet Gezaghebber


De Omgeving


De werkzaamheden worden uitgevoerd binnen het Bureau Kabinet onderdeel kabinetszaken.
De Chef Kabinet Gezaghebber is belast met het geven van ondersteuning aan de Gezaghebber
bij de uitvoering van zijn bestuurstaken. De ondersteuning wordt gegeven in de
werkzaamheded die voortvloeien uit de taken van de Gezaghebber als voorzitter van de
bestuursorganen, de taken als Gezaghebber opgedragen taken.
Taken: o.a.:


Bewaken procesmatige en inhoudelijke voortgang vergadercircuit Gezaghebber
het procedureel en inhoudelijk co6rdineren van de opstelling en aanlevering van bijdragen vanuit het BC,
Nederland en/of afdelingen; (continue on page 27)







VOLUME I, ISSUE 9 THE INFORMER PAGE 27

(continued from page 26)

het ondersteunen en uitbrengen van advies bij de meerjarenplanning, strategieontwikkeling en
beleidsadvisering door middel van het opstellen en uitwerken van discussiestukken, beleidsnota's en
beleidsvisie;

het beschrijven en toelichten van de ontwikkelde visie en de (meerjaren)plannen op basis van beslispunten en
technisch-inhoudelijke ontwikkelingen;

het uitzetten en bewaken van de uit de besluitvormingsprocessen voortvloeiende acties;


2. Adviseert over interne en externe (juridisch) bestuurlijke aangelegenheden door:

het op relevantie en consistentie becommentarieren van beleidsstukken, verzoeken, vragen, project- ,
programma en onderzoeksvoorstellen;

het mede inhoudelijk co6rdineren van het algemene beleid waarbij de Gezaghebber en derden betrokken zijn;


3. Draagt zorg voor de communicate (doorgeleiding) van (beleids)informatie en (voorgenomen) besluiten
vanuit het Kabinet naar de desbetreffende gremia door:

het kunnen aangeven van de fase(n) in het process waarin de behandeling van het onderwerp zich bevindt;

het onafhankelijk van de eigen aanwezigheid, toegankelijk maken van deze informatie;

het schrijven, redigeren van teksten ter bevordering van de interne en desgewenst externe communicate over
de (te behandelen) onderwerpen c.q. agendapunten en het voeren van overleg met eventuele (externe)
uitvoerders;

het bewaken van de consistentie van de vanuit het eilandgebied geleverde bijdragen aan de verschillende
overlegsituaties en het adviseren aan het BC en de Gezaghebber inzake de afstemming van de besluitvorming
hierin;


4. Draagt zorg voor het aanbrengen van coordinatie in het kabinet Gezaghebber door:

het plannen en bewaken van de planning van de beleidscyclus van het eilandgebied;

het doen van voorstellen voor verbetering van het integrale beleidsproces op basis van ervaringen in de praktijk;

het fungeren als inhoudelijk directiesecretaris.


5. Verzorgt de persoonlijke ondersteuning van de leden van het BC door:

het op verzoek verrichten van nader inhoudelijk onderzoek naar bepaalde onderwerpen, procedures etc. die het
gehele terrein van de onderwijsinstelling omvatten en hierover verslag uitbrengen;

het signaleren van beleidsinhoudelijke en procedurele knelpunten en het aandragen van oplossingen;

het ontwikkelen van interne administrativee en organisatorische) richtlijnen en procedures;

het adviseren over ad hoc aangelegenheden en het aanpassen van afspraken/planningen;


6. Fungeert als vraagbaak over de inrichting van bestuurlijke/juridische processen door:

het vertalen van (voorgestelde) wijzigingen in besluitvormingsprocessen naar adviezen over de functie en rol van
bestaande gremia/ overlegstructuren;

het signaleren van bestuurlijk-juridische ontwikkelingen aan de hand van aangereikte informatie en het
aangeven van consequenties met betrekking tot het stroomlijnen van besluitvormingsprocessen en procedures;

het toetsen van nieuwe wet- en regelgeving en procedures aan die van het Eilandgebied;

(continue on page 28)







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(continued from page 27)
Functie-eisen:

Academische werk en denkniveau/Universitaire opleiding bij voorkeur in
Bestuurlijke/Juridisch/Organisatie of Sociaal Economische richting.

brede theoretische kennis inzake bestuur en beleid en met name van (ontwikkelingen op)
het beleidsterrein van het Kabinet, het BC en het Eilandgebied;

kennis van relevant wettelijke regelgeving;

kennis van de beleidscyclus, de bedrijfsvoering en van de organisatorische en functionele
verhoudingen in en rondom het Kabinet Gezaghebber en het Eilandgebied;

inzicht in de interne organisatie en taakverdeling binnen het Eilandgebied en in de
structuur van de omgeving;

vaardigheid in het verzamelen, analyseren en tot pre-adviezen verwerken van informatie
omtrent het bestuurlijke/juridische werkterrein van het Eilandgebied en in het (doen)
ontwikkelen en aanpassen van administrative procedures:

vaardigheid in het redigeren van teksten en in het vormgeven van adequate
communicate.


Aangeboden wordt:


Inschaling conform de Lands Bezoldigingsregeling 1998.

Salaris is afhankelijk van het aantal jaren werkervaring vermeerderd met bovenwindse toelage
16.3%, eventuele kindertoelage, pensioenregeling, medische verzekering en vakantieuitkering.


Schriftelijke reacties gaarne binnen 14 dagen na plaatsing van deze oproep richten aan:


Het Bestuurscollege van het Eilandgebied St. Eustatius

T.a.v. Mevrouw F. Marlin, Hoofd Personeel & Organisatie

Godett house, Kerkweg z/n

St. Eustatius

Nederlandse Antillen

Tel: 318-2931

Fax: 318-3391

Email: hr.goveux@gmail.com

Voor meer informatie en een uitgebreide vacature tekst kan contact opgenomen worden met de
afdeling Personeel & Organisatie TEL:599-318-2931.




































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Join us weekly on Wednes-
day morning, at 9 Am sharp,
on the Government radio
programme Shedding
Light, for a day of self dis-
covery, sharing information,
reviewing developments in
our community, questioning
our elected officials about
important issues. If you
have ideas, suggestions con-
tact the host, Malvern on
318 2745 or email
malvern. gis@statiagovernment .com

Please put your suggestions
or opinions in the GIS idea
box at our office at Princess.


Honour where
Honour is due

We encourage Statians and
residents alike to submit
names of persons in the com-
munity that do exceptional or
outstanding services in the
community. If you want to
nominate someone for a Royal
Decoration it is advisable to
contact the Decoration Com-
mittee for relevant island terri-
tory or the cabinet of the Lieu-
tenant Governor. They will in-
form you whether the services
rendered by the nominee are
exceptional or outstanding
enough to warrant a Royal
Decoration. They will explain
you exactly what you need to
do, once you have collected the
necessary information.
Tel.nr.: 318-2552Fax.318 2324


Weekly Press Conferences


The Government informa-
tion Service is hosting
weekly press conferences at
the V.A. Lopes legislative
Hall. These sessions will be
held every Tuesday from
9.30- 10.00 am .We encour-
age all the media to partici-
pate in these session.

GOODNESS IS THE ONLY
INVESTMENT THAT NEVER
FAILS!!!

We apologize that we were
not able to host our weekly
press conferences for the
last few weeks due to the
absence of our local repre-
sentatives. Thanks for pa-
tience.


The Informer, is the St. Eustatius Gov-
ernment Information Bulletin
It is a monthly publication of the Island
Territory of St. Eustatius. The objective
is to inform residents of St. Eustatius
about the developments that are taking
place within Government and social
matters on the island.

Published by M.A. Lopes Chief Public
Relations for the Island Territory of St.
Eustatius Kennep Rd. z/n, Princes Gar-
den, St. Eustatius, Neth. Ant.
Telephone:599-318-2745
Fax: 599-318-2084
Email: gis@statiagovernment.com
Malvern.gis@statiagovernment.com
Layout by D. Simmons
Queries should be directed to the Office
of the Lt. Governor, Mr. Gerald Berkel,
under which he has the responsibility
of Bureau Kabinet, St. Eustatius.
Tel: 318 -2552 Fax: 318-2324


THE GREATEST GIFT WE CAN GIVE TO OTHERS
IS A GOOD EXAMPLE!




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