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THE INFORMER


INFORMATION BULLETIN OF THE ISLAND GOVERNMENT OF ST. EUSTATIUS


Volume I, Issue 10


June ISSUE, 2010


STATIA FISHER MEN DISAPPOINTED IN GOVERNMENT ACTIONS


St. Eustatius- The Fishermen of
St. Eustatius organized a general
meeting at the fishery at lower
town on June 22nd 2010. The gov-
ernment information service was
on the scene to witness this as-
sembly of the fishermen. The fish-
ermen are displeased about a
number of unfair actions taken by
the island government without
their input. The fishermen feel that
government does not support their
cause or even try to understand
what the bottle necks are that they
face on a daily bases. The Fisher-
men are upset about three sepa-
rate cases which are all relevant to
their livelihood.
1.) an area was designated for
fishing South of the terminal jetty,
from Tumbling Down Dick to White
Wall, by the Island Government.
2.)Stenapa was established in
1996 and new agreements were
made without the input of the fish-
ers. The marine ordinance was
adopted by the island council,
which overruled the initial decision
taken by the Executive Council.
3.) Since November 2009 govern-
ment promised to establish a com-
mittee to look into the situation
which the fishers brought forward
in their complaints to government.
The local Fishermen are authorized
to fish in the Marine park which is
all water surrounding the island up
to 30 meters in the dept. Line, or a


half a mile from the coast line
that is considered the marine
park territory. The forbidden ar-
eas for fishing is in the Marine
reservation. This area starts
South West of the break water
(pier) a half a mile from the
coast line a 30 meter water dept.
Line.
Presently an anchorage zone is
established is three locations:
A: Quarter of a mile South of
Statia terminal jetty and a half a
mile from the coast line.
B: West of Smoke Alley restau-
rant
C: west of Statia Ports Jetty
(continue to page 15)


Statia Fishermen disappointed 1,15,18
in Government Actions

Secretary General of Education 2,11,12,
visit educational facilities

Judge gives Oath civil registry 3

Conference Economic Zone 6,10
Netherlands Antilles

Reda Sosial Financed Statia 7
Museum roof

Results Dutch Elections 8

Job opportunities 20,21







VOLUME I, ISSUE 10


SECRETARY GENERAL OF EDUCACATION STEENINK GETS FIRST HAND KNOWLEDGE
OF EDUCATION FACILITIES ON ST. EUSTATIUS


The Planning Bureau of the Is-
land Government of St. Eustatius
is doing the preliminary work of
having a number of schools reno-
vated and expanded with financ-
ing from the Dutch Government
through O.C.W. (Onderwijs Cul-
tuur en Wetenschap) this is Edu-
cation Culture and Science. On
Tuesday, June 22nd 2010 the
Secretary General, Mr. Koos van
Steenbergen of Education Cul-
ture and Science visited a num-
ber of schools to review the edu-
cation facilities on the island. He
was accompanied by the Quarter
Maker, Mr. Hemmie van Xanten,
Ms. Fleur Lagcher, Mr. Erik Kool
and Mr. Gerard Maas. He visited
the Bethel and Golden Rock Ele-
mentary schools on Tuesday
June 22nd 2010. The other ele-
mentary schools, Day Nursery
and secondary schools were
scheduled for Wednesday, June
23rd 2010. At the Bethel Method-
ist School Mr. Ellis Woodley, the
school Principal welcomed every-
one to his school and did the
honours of introducing the speak-
ers. These were: Commissioner
Roy Hooker, Mr. Koos van
Steenbergen and Mr. Maldwyn
Timber. Mr. Maldwyn Timber
called on Mr. Elroy Aventurin to
sign the contract for the construc-
tion for the second wing at the
Bethel Methodist School. Com-
missioner Roy Hooker held the
introduction speech, explaining to
the youth what will be happening
at Bethel Methodist School. He is
complimented for the way he was
able to bring the information over
to the youth on their level. Man-
power Services provided a
bucket truck to transport the dig-
nitaries to the roof to lay the cor-
ner stone for the second floor.


The Golden Rock School was vis-
ited by the delegation. The dele-
gates were introduced to the Princi-
pal, Mrs. Debbie Clarke-Brown. She
gave them a tour of the premises .
They entered the class rooms re-
viewed the content, storage area
and kitchen to get an idea of the
facility. At the end of the day a re-
ception was held at the Youth &
Family Center for the school boards
and management. In the speech of
the Secretary General Mr. Koos van
Steenbergen, he confirmed that the
Dutch government will play their role
in improving the level of education
and the educational facilities on the
island.

The Secretary General had a busy
schedule during his visit to St.
Eustatius. On June 23rd 2010 he
visited the S.D.A., Governor de
Graaff and Gwendolyne van Putten
School. The S.D.A. school held a
mini programme for his visit. Upon
Arrival the Secretary General of
Education, Mr. Koos van Steenber-
gen was welcomed by the children
and the school principal Mrs. Lavern
Davis-Duggins. A welcome word
was done by the principal, while the
students sang songs. Mr. Steenber-
gen addressed the youngsters and
informed them of the purpose of his
visit to St. Eustatius and in particular
to their school. He was given a tour
of the school and got first hand in-
sight of the facility in and outside the
class room. He was presented with
a Give-a Away from the students of
S.D.A. This was a Cd with the stu-
dents of the S.D.A. school singing
Christian music. The Governor de
Graaf school was also visited and
they kept private discussions with
the Secretary General.

The Gwendolyn van Putten School
was also included in his visit. Mrs.
Camelia Berkel, Management of the


school, Mr.Hans Odijk, Staff Ex-
ecutive and Mr. Siem Dijkshoorn
Secretary of the School board
were present to welcome Mr.
Koos van Steenbergen. He
asked about the situation at the
school with regard to the ten-
sion experienced between man-
agement, teachers and school-
board. The participants ex-
plained that lack of communica-
tion was the major contributor to
most of the issues with which
they were confronted, however
they explained that they are
working on resolving many of
these matters. They have estab-
lished a staff council to resolve
issues between board, manage-
ment and staff. The poor school
results were also discussed.
The representatives of the
Gwendolyn van Putten School
recognized the language of in-
struction as a major compo-
nent to the poor results. The pri-
mary and secondary levels are
all focusing on extra Dutch les-
sons, English and Math. Other
discussions were about the
master plan which is essential
for all the schools on the island.
This master plan will focus on
areas like: the future vision in
Education and a housing plan. A
tour of the school was given and
the shortage of class rooms was
also highlighted at said point.
The Gwendolyn van Putten
delegation explained about the
four class rooms at the Gover-
nor de Graafschool, which will
be utilized by the Gwendolyn
van Putten school for the new
school year. Overall Mr. Steen-
bergen got first hand knowledge
of the school facilities by visiting
and talking to stakeholders.
(See photos on pp 11, 12)


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ONGOING UPGRADES WITH KEY PERSONNEL IN GOVERNMENT BY BESTUURSACADEMIE
Story by Nadjeska Jack


In the Netherlands Bestuursaca-
demie, (University) exist for over 40
years, they are known to be the
greatest trainer for local govern-
ment, a full service provider, active
in all policy areas and all functions
within the public administration. It
provides a very complete package of
training and practical courses. In
the interview with the Representa-
tives of Bestuursacademie, Mr.
Harry Ploeg and Ruud Koopman,
G.I.S. learned that in the Nether-
lands Bestuursacademie resolves
around much more than training. At
the university they gave knowledge
according to specific learning needs,
which leads to competence. They also
help people and organizations inno-
vate and develop.

At a certain point bestuursacademie
also assisted the Netherlands Antil-


les, in sharpening their skills to
prepare one to find a suitable job
within the Public Administration,
like freelancing and project man-
ages to facilitate and organize train-
ing projects. From the philosophy
"of working together for a good gov-
ernance" the Bestuursacademie is
sincere of it's service available to
sustain the Changes best possible
support in the Kingdom. Creating
local foundations are a number of
objectives: First they organize the
working objectives for you, they
have a lot of knowledge, expertise
and skills. The expertise of bestuur-
sacademie will be available for the
civil Servants on Boanire Saba and
St. Eustatius. Besides compiling
and providing training programs
you can also find you're Bestuursa-
cademie personnel recruitment,


personal development and many other
opportunities for expansion and devel-
opment of knowledge, skills and abili-
ties. Bestuursacademie will offer their
services and they build together with
you a good "governance of your coun-
try.


JUDGE GIVES OATH TO CIVIL REGISTRY CIVIL SERVANT


On Tuesday June 8th 2010 the Act. Lt.
Governor Mr. Louis Brown stood in the
Vincent Astor Lopes legislative hall to
witness the Oat given to the Head of
the Census Office Mr. Ricardo Tjie-A-
loi by the substitute judge Mr Andre
Mijnssen. Mrs. Elfrieda Maduro of the
office of registry looked on while this
ceremony took place. Unlike the regu-
lar civil servants who take an oath
from the Lt. Governor, the Civil ser-
vants of the Civil registry are given an
oath by a judge because, they are re-
sponsible for performing marriages,
registration of divorce, birth, death,
acknowledgment of children and adop-
tion. Moving forward the country Neth-
erlands Antilles will cease to exist. It is
therefore important that measures are
taken for the civil Servants who are
taking on the task of the civil registry
in the new constellation to know
whether they would have to re-take
their oath after 10.10.10. Presently
they are operating under a different
Civil code of law of the Netherlands
Antilles and we will becoming a Public
Authority of the Netherlands.


VOLUME I, ISSUE 10


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AMBASSADOR ACS AT PRIME MINISTER OF THE NETHERLANDS ANTILLES


Source: Public Relation officer of the The ambassador, Mr. Luis
Council of Minister, Mr. Norman E. Fernando Falla will partici-
Serphos
Serphos pate in the seminar on Re-
Translated by Mrs. Malvern gional Integration, which is
Dijkshoorn-Lopes. organized by the Caribbean
The ambassador Mr. Luis Export Development
Fernando Falla is presently Agency, the European Un-
(June 10th 2010) in Curacao ion and the Director of Eco-
for a working visit. He is the nomic Affairs.
Secretary- General of the As- Te D o t
The Director of the Bureau
sociation on Regional Inte-
sociation on Regional Inte- of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Carel
gration. In the line of his de Haseh ws
de Haseth was responsible
working visit he payed his for acg te
for accompanying the am-
respect through a visit to the bas r d g hs vt
Prime Mi e o te N bassador during his visit at
Prime Minister of the Neth-
Fort Amsterdam. R
erlands Antilles, Mrs. Emily Fort Amsterdam.
de Jongh-Elhage. ...


THE ANTILLES REMOVED FROM STATIA LOCAL TELEPHONE COMPANY HIRES TEMPORARY
HUMAN TRAFFICKING LIST DIRECTOR
(Source Paradise FM)


The Netherlands Antilles is
no longer on the Watch list
for human trafficking in per-
sons based on the report of
the United States of Amer-
ica.(Tip) (see report on pages
6 and 11). The award should
be given to Miloushka Ra-
camy for her work as coordi-
nator of human trafficking
for the Netherlands Antilles.

The Netherlands Antilles is
presently subdivided in the
second Tier category. This
means that the islands do not
meet all the minimum re-
quirements, but will dedicate
their efforts to make im-
provements.


The President of the Eutel Su-
pervisory Board of Directors,
Mrs. Maxine Spanner-Suares
signed the contract with the
temporary Director Mr.
Emanuel Benjamin. The entire
Supervisory Board was present
for signing ceremony. Mr. Ben-
jamin is hired through M.G.C.
Consulting. The Supervisory
Board of Directors introduced


Mr. Benjamin briefly to the Eu-
tel staff. Mrs. Spanner -Suares
shared with G.I.S. that she
hopes that Eutel would make
good use of his knowledge, exper-
tise and network which he has
build up over these years. They
look forward to a constructive
working relationship with Mr.
SBenjamin. There are a number of
projects on the table which his
expertise and years of network-
ing can be of positive support to
the company and at the same
time make a difference making it
a reality. One of these projects is the
fiber optic cable. Although discussions
were held with the Quarter maker of tele-
communication about working together to
make this project a reality, Eutel is also
looking at options of getting St. Kitts,
Saba, St. Maarten, St. Barths aboard.
Eutel has taken the necessary steps by
having a feasibility study done.


VOLUME I, ISSUE 10


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NETHERLANDS ANTILLES, COUNTRY NARRATIVE IN THE 2010 TIP REPORT NETHERLANDS ANTILLES


(Tier 2)*

The Netherlands Antilles is a semi-
autonomous entity within the King-
dom of the Netherlands. The King-
dom Charter divides responsibility
among the three co-equal parts of the
Kingdom based on jurisdiction and
matter. For the purpose of this re-
port, the Netherlands Antilles is not
a country to which the minimum
standards for the elimination of traf-
ficking in the Trafficking Victims
Protection Act apply. This narrative
reflects how the Antilles would be
assessed if it were a separate, inde-
pendent country.*

The five islands of the Netherlands
Antilles are a transit and destination
area for women and children who are
subjected to trafficking in persons,
specifically forced prostitution and
for men and women who are in con-
ditions of forced labor. The women in
prostitution in the Netherlands An-
tilles, regulated and illegal sex
trades are highly vulnerable to hu-
man trafficking, as are unaccompa-
nied minors traveling to or through
Curacao. Local authorities believe
that men and women have also been
subjected to involuntary domestic
servitude and other forms of forced
labor in the agriculture and con-
struction industries. Groups vulner-
able to this labor trafficking include
foreign males in the agriculture, gar-
dening, and construction sectors.
Some migrants in restaurants and
local businesses may be vulnerable
to debt bondage.

The Government of the Netherlands
Antilles does not fully comply with
the minimum standards for the
elimination of trafficking; however, it
is making significant efforts to do so.
The government over the last year
made progress in prosecuting and
punishing trafficking offenders; it
also boosted victim identification
efforts. Comprehensive anti-
trafficking legislation remained
pending, and there were few special-
ized services available for trafficking


victims.

Recommendations for the Nether-
lands Antilles: Enact legislation
criminalizing all forms of human
trafficking and prescribing punish-
ment commensurate with other se-
rious crimes; vigorously prosecute
and convict sex and labor traffick-
ing offenders in all five islands of
the Netherlands Antilles; continue
to build capacity for assisting traf-
ficking victims throughout the
Netherlands Antilles; expand
awareness activities, including con-
sideration of ways to educate clients
of the sex trade and ultimate con-
sumers of products resulting from
the use of forced labor about the
causes and consequences of traffick-
ing; and explore the possible devel-
opment of a hotline accessible to
residents on all five islands.

Prosecution

The Government of the Netherlands
Antilles improved anti-trafficking
law enforcement efforts during the
reporting period. The government
has not yet passed comprehensive
legislation prohibiting all forms of
trafficking; however, during the
reporting period, the government
prosecuted at least 11 people in Cu-
racao for human trafficking offenses
and convicted nine trafficking of-
fenders a significant increase from
the one conviction reported last
year. The average prison sentence
imposed on the eight offenders was
21 months. The government did not
report any human trafficking prose-
cutions or

convictions in St. Maarten, St.
Eustatius, or Saba during the re-
porting period. There were no re-
ports of trafficking-related complic-
ity during the reporting period.

The Curacao anti-trafficking coordi-
nator provided training for law en-
forcement officials during the re-
porting period. Officials partici-
pated in a Kingdom-partnership


training for Curacao, St. Maarten, and
Bonaire law enforcement and immigra-
tion officials on identifying and treat-
ing victims of trafficking and investi-
gating trafficking crimes.

Protection

The government made limited progress
in providing specialized services for
trafficking victims but improved its
efforts to identify victims. The govern-
ment enhanced victim identification
capability through training and, in a
positive step, identified 16 trafficking
victims during the reporting period.
Curacao's anti-trafficking coordinator
formally trained officials, including
health officials working with women in
a government-regulated brothel com-
pound in Curacao, on identifying traf-
ficking and providing victim assistance.

The Bonaire anti-trafficking working
group provided training for immigra-
tion officials on identifying trafficking
victims. The government implemented
a special trafficking victim referral
mechanism to guide officials in refer-
ring potential trafficking victims to
services. Government officials referred
identified trafficking victims to limited,
short-term assistance provided by a
combination of government agencies
and by NGOs that received government
subsidies and to government-run care
facilities for crime victims. The govern-
ment placed child trafficking victims in
facilities with their parents or in an
institution for abused children. Gov-
ernment health care providers were
available to assist foreign trafficking
victims. The government did not offi-
cially offer access to legal aid for vic-
tims during the last year, though it had
provided legal aid to some victims in
the past. The government maintained a
policy of encouraging trafficking vic-
tims to participate in investigations
and prosecutions of trafficking offend-
ers; the legal system allowed witnesses
to trafficking crimes to provide anony-
mous testimony or testimony from
a b r o a d
(Continue on page 11)


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VOLUME I, ISSUE 10


Conference Management
and Aruba

St. Eustatius- Following from a
promise made by the Dutch
Minister of Agriculture, Nature
and Food Quality to the House
of Representatives, a plan is
currently being devised for
managing marine biodiversity
and fisheries in the Netherlands
Antilles and Aruba. The aim of
this management plan is to es-
tablish a strategy for sustain-
able protection of the area's Ex-
clusive Economic Zone (EEZ).
Work began on the plan in De-
cember 2009, and the first draft
has now been completed and
distributed for comments. We
hope to have the definitive plan
in place by September, prior to
the dissolution of the Nether-
lands Antilles.

Statia Delegation

Commissioner Roy Hooker;

Mrs. Monique Brown of Legal
Affairs;

Act. Harbourmaster Mr. Austin

Van Heyningen.

Place:Bonaire

Period: May 31 thru June 3rd
2010

Discussion by relevant parties
from the different islands to
form the basis for the definitive
plan. EEZ management com-
mission composition and re-
sponsibilities where tabled at
the conference. The composition
of the commission
(representatives from the is-
lands) was one of the main top-
ics especially concerning the
Saba bank management. The
objective of the commission -
responsible for implementing
the management plan.


plan Exclusive Economic Zone Netherlands Antilles


Main tonics:

Law enforcement ; fishery con-
trol, issuance of fishingpermits;
navigation maritime transpor-
tation and anchoring; EEZ-(B)
Saba bank; synchronisation
with authorities and stake
holder involvement; acquiring
of PSSA status for Saba bank;
composition of the commission
for managing EEZ areas.


(Commissioner Hooker in active dis-
cussion)

** PSSA (Particularly Sensi-
tive Sea Area) status for SABA
bank gives legal basis which to
regulate or fully ban anchoring
on the bank by large vessels

Port Development
In connection with the 9th EDF a
delegation visited the island in
the first week of June, to evalu-
ate a expansion project expan-
sion of container lay down area
and shore protection.
The Port of Sint Eustatius has
seen an increase of larger ves-
sels calling to it's port over the
last two years and more frequent
calls of inter island vessels. As
part of the port development
plan focus has been place on
the improvement and expansion
of the basic infrastructure of the
port.


(Filled in for expansion of container lay-
down area)

Objective is to provide calmer and
safer berth and anchorage for ves-
sels in the harbour. This will also
boost economical development sur-
rounding the Port.

Improvement of basic infrastruc-
ture:

* Repairing and improving of ex-
isting Ro-ro platform
* Extension of current breakwater

* Placing of mooring dolphins ex-
tending out from the city pier

* Shore protection erosion con-
trol.

* Dingy dock facility yachts; dive
operations; local fishing vessels

* Upgrading port security;
* Introduction of Vessel Traffic
Control Services

The Netherlands was part of the
Navigation Dead Weight Water
Treaty
The Netherlands is a part of the
International Treaty for control and
management of Ballast water and
sedimentary of ships, simply the
dead weight water treaty.
(Continue on page 10)


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VOLUME I, ISSUE 10


THE NETHERLANDS SIGNED MULTI-LATERAL TAX TREATY


Source: Public Relations Officer
of the Council Of Minister of the
Netherlands Antilles, Mr. Nor-
man Serphos.

Translation: Mrs. Malvern
Dijkshoorn-Lopes

On May 27th 2010 the Nether-
lands signed the change in the
WABB treaty. Countries that
enter the treaty may acquire
and exchange simple fiscal in-
formation with Holland, the
Netherlands Antilles and
Aruba.

The WABB treaty provides
rules about information ex-
change and mutual assistance


in tax affairs. The changes go
hand in hand with the Interna-
tional discussions about ex-
changing of fiscal information
and thereby blocking the se-
crecy of the bank. Countries
that were not members of the
Organization for economic co-
operation and development
OESO of the Council of
Europe, now have entry per-
mission to the treaty. As a re-
sult hereof, development coun-
tries may now exchange fiscal
information easier and content
is given to the appeal to the
G20 and OESO to support
these countries with the im-
provement of their levying of


taxes and tax collections.

The Netherlands is supporter of
the change and played an active
role in the realization. The treaty
fits the fight which the Minister
Jan Kees de Jager of Finance is
leading against savings that are
not taxed and it is an addition of
the series of treaties which de
Jager recently concluded. The
Dutch representative of the
OESO conclude the treaty on be-
half of the Netherlands Antilles
and Aruba.


STATIA MUSEUM RESTORES ROOF WITH REDA SOSIAL FUNDING


The president of the St. Eustatius
Historical Foundation, Mrs. Lynne
Kennedy signed the contract for the
replacement of the roof sheets of the
museum. This project was submitted
in march 2010 to Reda Sosial. The
company contracted for this project is
Patrick Construction Company N.V.
Mr. Siem Dijkshoorn prepared the
scope of works for the museum while
Mrs. Malvern Dijkshoorn-Lopes
Board Member of the Reda Sosial
was also present for the signing cere-
mony. This project cost a total of Nafl
52.000,00. The intention is to get this
project started within 3 weeks. Tak-
ing the hurricane season into consid-
eration a decision has been made by
the contractor to do this project in
small bits. This could well be one of
the last project financed by Reda
Sosial for St. Eustatius, since we are
in the process of a Constitutional
Reform. The constellation as we
know it will change on 10.10.10. The
Reda Sosial is in the process of re-
ducing it's involvement in projects in
the soon to be former Netherlands
Antilles.


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Conference Management Plan Exclusive Economic Zone Netherlands Antilles and Aruba
(continued from page 8)


As the dead weight water treaty
goes into effect, ships will have to
meet certain requirements, this
will go in phases, but should be
accomplished by 2016. These
ships are required to manage an
installation in which the ballast
water will be purified of harmful
organisms.
The Ministry of Traffic and Water
management are preparing to
implement tuning in for the
involvement of parties as harbour
managers,ship owners,
environmental groups, producers
of dead weight water treatment
systems. Etc.
The ship owners and harbour
managers are pleased that the
Netherlands is supporting the
dead weight water treaty, but


they have a few point of
attention for the implementation.
Soon there will be International
talks with burning questions
like: How will the present
upholding Institutions choose
the best monsters, how would
they review if the rules of the
treaty is applied. They will also
evaluate which conditions and
which safety environmental
methods can be selected to
provide exemption for ships.

Registration local vessels
Reminder for local boat owners
that in accordance to article # all
vessels owners must comply by
having their vessels registered.
Coast Guard NA&A will be con-
ducting vessel inspections. Op-
erators on un-registered vessels


can and will be fined as stipulated
by law.
Article by Mr. Austin van Heyn-
ingen, Act. Harbor Master


Notices
The Port Authority will be step-
ping up control and inspection
of all vessels. Special attention
will be given to inter island
passenger movements.
All local boat owners are ad-
vise to pay attention to local
weather- and sea advisories.
This in connection with the
2010 hurricane seasons.


DUTCH RIGHTWING PARYTHE BIGGEST IN DUTCH PARLIAMENT


St. Eustatius- The people of
Statia were glued to their televi-
sion in the evening of June 9th
2010. Although many were not
eligible to vote in the Dutch
election they were curious to the
outcome of these elections.
Many Statians wondered what
effect the outcome of this elec-
tion will have on the ongoing
constitutional reform for the
islands. As the results came in
from the different municipali-
ties the community looked at
BVN-TV. (The Best of
Vlaanderen & The Netherlands)
to get first hand knowledge of
the outcome. The fraction leader
of the VVD Mr. Rutte was over-
whelmed with the outcome of
the election. He addressed his
supporters immediately after
the results were known. This
was the first time in the VVD
party that they experienced


such a victory for the parlia-
ment.

An Informateur, that is a poli-
tician appointed to explore the
options for forming a cabinet.
The person presently trying to
accomplish the formation of a
cabinet in the Netherlands is
Mr. Roosenthal. He concluded
recently, in a press briefing
that his initial effort for VVD,
PVV and CDA to form the par-
liamentary majority will not
happen. The other 2 options
will have to be reviewed by Mr.
Roosenthal. These are a Purple
Government: VVD, PVDA,
Groenlinks and D-66. The sec-
ond option is VVD, CDA, and
PVDA.

Although it will take some time
before a government is formed
in the Netherlands, certain is-


sues regarding Boanire Saba and
St. Eustatius are proceeding, like
the third adjustments of the new
constitutional law as a Public Au-
thority within the Netherlands.
The Dutch community made a
large change in the way they nor-
mally vote if we review the chart
on page 18. The CDA turn out to
be the 1i--;-l loser of seats in
this election. The Prime Minister
of the Netherlands made an emo-
tional speech to his party sup-
porters. The opinion was voiced
in the Netherlands on many T.V
programmes that he should not
have participated in the last elec-
tion based on past experience of
his cabinet. The VVD programme
is focused on improving the Dutch
economy. In the debates prior to
the election they talked about the
cost cutting measures that should
take place to accomplish their party
programme. (Continue page 18)


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Netherlands Antilles, country narrative in the 2010 TIP Report


(continued from page 6)

The government has the authority to
issue temporary residency status for
foreign trafficking victims as an al-
ternative to their removal, though it
did not report issuance of such status
to victims over the last year. The
government has not developed a pol-
icy regarding longer term residency
for trafficking victims. The govern-
ment tried to ensure that identified
trafficking victims were not penal-
ized for unlawful acts committed as a
direct result of being trafficked.
Trained law enforcement officials
regularly visit prison and detention
facilities to prevent potential traf-
ficking victims from being punished.
The anti-trafficking coordinator con-
vened regular meetings with service
providers and law enforcement to
encourage anti-trafficking partner-
ships on victim assistance. Nether-
lands Antilles officials forged a part-


nership with Dutch authorities to
establish new procedures allowing
foreign women in Curacao's regu-
lated brothel compound to maintain
control of all of their travel docu-
ments. This was a significant devel-
opment as international organiza-
tions have expressed strong concern
about the working conditions
(including possible involuntary ser-
vitude) at this brothel.

Prevention

The government continued modest
efforts to raise awareness of human
trafficking during the reporting pe-
riod. The Justice Ministry added
anti-trafficking content to its web-
site. The public prosecutor and jus-
tice minister spoke publically about
human trafficking, and the Curacao
anti-trafficking coordinator gave
lectures and presentations to live
audiences and on television. The


government continued to provide in-
kind support for human trafficking
hotlines in St. Maarten and Bonaire.
The Netherlands Justice Ministry
funded a sex trafficking awareness
campaign at schools throughout the
Antilles and funded a six-week public
service announcement radio campaign
that resulted in a

significant increase in hotline calls and
two criminal investigations. Formal
interagency anti-trafficking working
groups operated in Bonaire, Curacao,
Saba, St. Eustatius, and St. Maarten
during the reporting period. The Cura-
cao anti-trafficking coordinator con-
ducted self-assessment meetings after
trafficking investigations. There were
no awareness campaigns specifically
targeting potential clients of the sex
trade in the Netherlands Antilles in an
effort reduce demand for commercial
sex acts.


ACTION PLAN TIP


--Since 2008, each TIP Report
narrative has contained specific
recommendations for a govern-
ment to consider for implementa-
tion over the coming year. This
year, in addition to the recommen-
dations within the TIP Report as-
sessment of your country, the De-
partment of State is providing your
government with a short action
plan that is derived from these
recommendations. The Depart-
ment of States wishes to empha-
size the importance of this action
plan as a key metric in determin-
ing the extent of anti-trafficking
progress for the upcoming 2011
TIP Report. Both the action plan
and related recommendations are
aimed at providing countries with
guidance to achieve compliance
with the minimum standards out-
lined in the Trafficking Victims
Protection Act.


Below are suggestions for a fa-
vorable tier ranking in the 2011
TIP Report:

--Enact legislation criminalizing
all forms of human trafficking and
prescribing punishment commen-
surate with other grave crimes.
Whether a country prohibits all
forms of trafficking is a key TIP
Report indicator.

--Vigorously prosecute and con-
vict sex and labor trafficking of-
fenders in all five islands of the
Netherlands Antilles.

The Report views convictions of
trafficking offenders with signifi-
cant jail time positively. In the
absence of a trafficking law, con-
victions obtained under other
criminal laws and statutes can be
counted as trafficking if the gov-
ernment verifies that they involve
forced labor, forced prostitution


or related trafficking offenses.

--Continue to build capacity for as-
sisting trafficking victims throughout
the Netherlands Antilles. Any devel-
opment of specialized services for
labor and sex trafficking victims or
success stories of victims rescued
and rehabilitated throughout the
year would be viewed positively.
Increased numbers of potential vic-
tims identified and provided assis-
tance is an indicator of success in
this area.

--Expand awareness activities, in-
cluding consideration of ways to
educate clients of the sex trade and
beneficiaries of forced labor about
the causes and consequences of
trafficking.

--Explore the possible development
of a hotline accessible to residents
on all five islands.


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TIP Report


NON PAPER
The U.S. Congress, through
its passage of the 2000 Traf-
ficking Victims Protection Act,
as amended (TVPA), requires
the Secretary of State to sub-
mit an annual Report to Con-
gress. The goal of this Report
is to stimulate action and cre-
ate partnerships around the
world in the fight against
modern-day slavery. The
USG approach to combating
human trafficking follows the
TVPA and the standards set
forth in the Protocol to Pre-
vent, Suppress and Punish
Trafficking in Persons, Espe-
cially Women and Children,
supplementing the United Na-


tions Convention against Trans-
national Organized Crime
(commonly known as the
"Palermo Protocol"). The TVPA
and the Palermo Protocol recog-
nize that this is a crime in which
the victims, labor or services
(including in the "sex industry")
are obtained or maintained
through force, fraud, or coercion,
whether overt or through psy-
chological manipulation. While
much attention has focused on
international flows, both the
TVPA and the Palermo Protocol
focus on the exploitation of the
victim, and do not require a
showing that the victim was
moved.
-- Recent amendments to the


TVPA removed the require-
ment that only countries with
a "significant number" of traf-
ficking victims be included in
the Report. Beginning with
the 2009 TIP Report, coun-
tries determined to be a
country of origin, transit, or
destination for at least two
victims of severe forms of
trafficking are included in the
Report and assigned to one
of three tiers. Countries as-
sessed as meeting the
"minimum standards for the
elimination of severe forms of
trafficking" set forth in the
TVPA are classified as Tier 1.
Countries assessed as not
(continue on page 16) fully


FAREWELL VISIT AMBASSADOR Horbach


Mr. Hans Horbach, Kingdom
Ambassador to Port of Spain
(Trinidad) paid a working visit
to the Prime Minister of the
Netherlands Antilles, Mrs.
Emily de Jong Elhage. His
visit was seen as a farewell,
since Mr. Horbach is trans-
ferred to the Embassy in To-
ronto. (Canada).

Mr. Horbach was accompa-
nied during his visit by the Di-
rector of the Ministry of For-
eign Affairs of the Nether-
lands Antilles, Mr. Carel de
Haseth and the Representa-
tive of the Netherlands Antil-
les of Port of Spain, Mrs.
mw. Louise de Bode-Olton.


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WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT DOLLARIZATION ON STATIA


A combine effort is made by
the Regional Service Center
and The Island Government of
St. Eustatius to organize a
Town hall meeting on dollari-
zation. The schedule for the
Town hall meeting is on July
8th 2010 at the Christen
Flanders Community Center
from 6.30 to 8.30 pm. As the
date of 10.10.10 draw nearer
people are curious about the
transition from the Dutch An-
tillean Florins to the US dollar.
We hope with this information
on the dollarization to have
you somewhat prepared for the
town hall meeting. The panel
for the discussions on dollari-
zation comprise of the Lt. Gov-
ernor of St. Eustatius, Mr. Ge-
rald Berkel, the Commissioner
of Finance, Mr. Roy Hooker
and Mr. Maarten Groenen,
Policy worker of the Ministry
of Finance. The moderator is
Ms. Alida Francis.

In the weekly radio pro-
gramme of the island Govern-
ment "Shedding Light", an
open discussion was held with
Representatives of the St.
Eustatius Business Associa-
tion about currency change. It
was an interesting discussion
because many Statians call in
to voice their concerns and had
a number of questions. One of
the many concerns brought for-
ward was who will be responsi-
ble for the control of prices.
Will government create a price
control officer to perform the
control of prices. Even today,
people are asking why Statia
did not maintain the Antillean
Florins instead of changing to
the dollar. These can all be an-


swered at the town hall meeting.
On November 19th, 2008 repre-
sentatives of the BES islands and
the Netherlands agreed that
within the framework of the new
constitutional relations the US
dollar will become the official cur-
rency and legal tender of the BES
islands. In accordance with this
agreement, the Minister of Fi-
nance and the State Secretary for
the Interior and Kingdom Rela-
tions recently submitted a bill to
Parliament for a "Wet geldstelsel
BES" (BES Monetary System Act).
This bill has not yet been at-
tended to. The Act is expected to
enter into force on January 1st,
2011. The "Wet geldstelsel BES"
stipulates that the dollar will be
the official currency on the BES
islands from the moment the Act
enters into force. At 0:00 hours
the banks on the BES islands will
convert all bank accounts auto-
matically into dollar accounts.
Citizens and companies don't
have to take action themselves.
The exchange rate that will be
used for this conversion is the of-
ficial rate that has been in force
since 1971 ($1=NAf. 1,79).
Existing agreements, decisions of
government bodies and other le-
gal instruments will also be con-
verted automatically: amounts in
guilders will, as a matter of law,
be considered to be amounts in
dollars. For this conversion the
same exchange rate will apply as
for the conversion of bank ac-
counts. With regard to agree-
ments, the conversion by law is
not obligatory. The parties in-
volved can chose to maintain the
guilder amounts in an agreement
and not replace them by dollar
amounts. They have to agree on
this explicitly, though. If they
don't, the amounts mentioned in
the agreement will be converted
by law. In the first month after


the introduction of the dollar
the Netherlands Antilles guil-
der coins and bills will con-
tinue to be legal tender as
well. Giro payments, how-
ever, will take place in dollars
from the very moment the
law comes into force. In order
to limit the period in which
the two currencies will be in
circulation jointly, effort will
be made to reach an agree-
ment with the business com-
munities on the islands that
customers will receive change
in dollars as much as possi-
ble, also when they pay in
guilder. After this dual period
the dollar will be the sole le-
gal tender on the BES islands.
Citizens of the BES islands
can no longer use the Nether-
lands Antilles guilders which
may still be in their posses-
sion as a means of payment,
but will be able to convert
them into dollars in a number
of offices that will be pointed
out specifically. This conver-
sion will also take place at the
exchange rate of $1=Naf1,79.
For companies, (not for profit)
institutions and organizations
the arrival of the new cur-
rency will lead to adaptations
of administrative and pay-
ments systems. The prepara-
tions for and the execution of
the adaptations take a consid-
erable amount of time, as fol-
lows from the experience with
the introduction of the euro in
the Netherlands. An agree-
ment has been reached with
the banks that they will take
care of the communication of
client oriented informa-
tion. It's important that the
parties involved start their
preparations for the introduc-
tion of the dollar as soon as
possible.


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STATIA FISHERMEN DISPLEASED WITH GOVERNMENT ACTION (continue from page I)


The fishermen talked about
where they were, and where
they are today. In the period
1983-1989 the Executive
Council comprised of Lt. Gover-
nor, Mr. George Sleeswijk, Mr.
Newman Pompier and Mr.
Julian Woodley. The fishermen
are of the opinion that the gov-
ernment created an expecta-
tion in said period for them to
fish in a designated area for
their livelihood and later with-
out considering the financial
consequences changed and
created legislation without re-
searching the effects on the
livelihood of the fishermen. The
fishermen highlighted that they
were not organized in those
days (even though efforts were
made to get this done) in an
association, and the then gov-
ernment understood their chal-
lenges, therefore actions were
taken. One of the fishermen
main complaints were the large
tankers that anchored and de-
stroyed the reef and sea beds
as a result of dredging anchors
chain. The Executive Council
informed the Fishers that the
Tankers were supposed to an-
chor North of Statia Oil termi-
nal jetty. The government held
discussions with management
to accomplish consensus on
the anchorage location for the
tankers. Today the fishermen
regard that initiative of 1983-
'89 of the island government
as a valid decision which was
overthrown without considering
them. They have accumulated
a number of documents in
which high ranking former gov-
ernment officials are testifying
to said decisions.

The fishermen are of the opin-
ion that with the establishment
of Stenapa there livelihood
should have been taken into


consideration. Although many
fishermen recognized the impor-
tance of having such an organiza-
tion on the island they also feel
that their knowledge of fishing
and their livelihood has been
trampled upon without considera-
tion. A fisherman explained that
they sometimes have up to 6
weeks that they cannot fish or
pull their traps on the Atlantic
side as a result of the high winds
and rough seas. When this hap-
pens it affects their livelihood, be-
cause they have financial commit-
ments with the Development
Bank. The fishermen argues that
they were allowed to fish fully on
the Caribbean side, today they
are confronted with limitations of
space to fish. The limitations of
space to fish are noted in the is-
land regulation, but a senior fish-
erman explained that the increase
of traffic on sea, in, out and
around the island also contributes
to this fact. Another fisherman
explain how they try to keep on
top things in their field. They go
to neighboring islands and dia-
logue with fishermen about their
systems used. Although many
Statian may not know, the fisher-
men are trying to improve their
product. In sister Caribbean is-
lands many fishermen are sup-
ported in their efforts by their
governments. They are also con-
sulted when decisions are re-
quired in their line of work. Their
advise and voice carry weight in
their respective island territory,
unlike in the fishermen situation
of Statia.

The government declined assis-
tance according to one fisherman,
because they were not organized
in an official association. Today,
the fishermen are questioning the
consistency of government. In the
meeting on June 22nd 2010, the
President of the Fishermen asso-


ciation, Mr. Naldo Redan
gave some information about
the season when certain
fishes come to the warm wa-
ters and opposite. He talked
about, tuna, dolphin and wa-
woe, although they are avail-
able the whole year, the
catch is bigger in certain
seasons like spring and sum-
mer on Statia. These fishes
leave the cold water to the
warmth this means that they
basically migrate from
deeper to shallow waters.
According to Mr. Redan, in
the last mentioned season is
when the tuna, dolphin and
wawoe moves closer to the
shore line, because it is
much more murky, this may
be the reason that pull them
to the area. The lobster is
also available year around,
however, fishermen have a
major catch in Winter and
Spring, they too migrate
from the deeper to shallow
waters. Mr. Redan went to
this extent to explain about
season fishing on Statia be-
cause of his experience with
the job trainees of Stenapa.
He explained that the job
trainee often times have
know knowledge of what
they are looking for or what
exist in our areas. He went
on to explain how the job
trainee research the marine
life, in fish count. Fish count
is done all on the same day,
within a certain area and
time. The research is done in
a 3 months study. Mr. Redan
went on to explain that
fishes that doesn't end up in
the designated area during
research is not counted or
taken for specific data. This
makes the result of the re-
search inaccurate in his
view.(continue on page 18)


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Continued from page 13


complying with the minimum
standards, but making signifi-
cant efforts to meet those
minimum standards are clas-
sified as Tier 2. Countries as-
sessed as neither complying
with the minimum standards
nor making significant efforts
to do so are classified as Tier
3.
-- The TVPA also requires the
Secretary of State to provide -
---In the fiscal year following
the CSPA listing (starting Oc-
tober 1, 2010), governments
of countries listed as having
government or government-
supported groups using child
soldiers are subject to sanc-
tions on a broad range of se-
curity assistance and com-
mercial licensing of military
equipment, absent a Presi-
dential national interest
waiver, applicable exception,
or reinstatement of assis-
tance pursuant to the terms of
the CSPA. Six countries are
listed pursuant to the CSPA
in the 2010 TIP Report )
Burma, Chad, the Democratic
Republic of the Congo, So-
malia, Sudan, and Yemen.
Decisions on sanctions
and/or waivers will be made
no later than 90 days after the
release of the 2010 TIP Re-
port, in concert with the Presi-
dential sanctions determina-
tions made for countries
ranked as Tier 3 in the 2010
TIP Report.
--Reflecting Congressional
concern over countries


ranked for several consecutive
years on the Tier 2 Watch List )
which indicates a lack of real
anti-trafficking progress ) the
TVPRA of 2008 mandates that
any country that has been
ranked Tier 2 Watch List for two
consecutive years (beginning
with the 2009 Report) will be
ranked Tier 3 in the third year. A
country must be on Tier 2 Watch
List for two consecutive years
for this provision to take effect,
unless the country performance
improves enough to warrant an
upgrade. It would not apply if, for
example, a country was ranked
Tier 2 Watch List one year, Tier
2 a second year, and Tier 2
Watch List a third year.
Fifty-eight countries are ranked
Tier 2 Watch List in the 2010
TIP Report ) 37 of these were
also ranked Tier 2 Watch List in
the 2009 TIP Report (or, the
case of Swaziland, reassessed
to Tier 2 Watch List in Septem-
ber 2009) and therefore face the
danger of a statutorily mandated
Tier 3 downgrade in the 2011
Report unless they either: a)
show sufficient progress over
the coming nine months to war-
rant an upgrade to Tier 2 or Tier
1; or b) qualify for a presidential
waiver. The President may
waive the application of the
automatic downgrade provision
for up to two consecutive years
based on a determination that
the country's government has a
written plan which, if imple-
mented, would constitute signifi-
cant efforts to meet the TVPA,s
minimum standards, and is The
CSPA defines child soldier to


include any person under 18
years of age who takes a di-
rect part in hostilities as a
member of governmental
armed forces, any person un-
der 18 who is forcibly re-
cruited into governmental
armed forces, and any per-
son under 15 who has been
voluntarily recruited into
those forces. It further de-
fines child soldier to include
any person under 18 who
has been recruited or used in
hostilities by armed forces
distinct from the armed forces
of a state. For those children
not taking a direct part in hos-
tilities, child soldiers can be
serving in any capacity, in-
cluding in a support role,
such as a cook, porter, mes-
senger, medic, guard, or sex
slave.
-devoting sufficient resources
to implement that plan. If a
Tier 2 Watch List country has
been issued a Presidential
waiver for two consecutive
years but has not made im-
provements during this period
to warrant an upgrade, it will
be downgraded to Tier 3. The
normal process for determin-
ing if Tier 3 sanctions are
waived would then apply.
-- The text of the TVPA and
amendments can be found
o n w e b s i t e
www. state. gov/g/tip.
On June 14, 2010, the Sec-
retary of State will release the
tenth annual TIP Report in a
public event at the State De-
partment. (continue on pp 17)


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(Continued from page 16)
We are providing you an ad-
vance copy of your country's
narrative in that report. Please
keep this information embar-
goed until 10:30 a.m. Wash-
ington DC time June 14. The
State Department will also
hold a general briefing for offi-
cials of foreign embassies in
Washington DC on June 14, at
3:30 p.m.
-The Child Soldiers Prevention
Act (CSPA) of 2008 (Title IV of
Public Law 110457) requires
publication in the annual Traf-
ficking in Persons (TIP) Report
of a list of countries that have
governmental armed forces or
government-supported armed
groups that recruit or use child
soldiers (not including police
forces that are not involved in
direct hostilities). -- A key
theme of the 2010 TIP Report


is Progress through Partner-
ships, Ten Years after Pal-
ermo. Since The Palermo
Protocol's adoption in 2000,
there has been clear pro-
gress; 116 countries have en-
acted legislation prohibiting
all forms of human trafficking
and increasing numbers of
victims have been rescued. In
the spirit of continual innova-
tion and strengthening efforts
at home and in partnership
with other countries, this year
the TIP Report contains a
ranking and candid narrative
of U.S. progress in address-
ing human trafficking. We
hope this assessment will il-
lustrate that the United States
holds itself to the same stan-
dards to which it holds other
countries and will encourage
other countries to take a self
critical approach to their anti-
trafficking efforts. This year's


Report also addresses areas
where continued international
partnership is needed, such as
in eliminating forced labor from
supply chains and in protecting
domestic workers. Another
theme to be highlighted in the
2010 TIP Report is the feminiza-
tion of modern slavery, seen
through the disproportionate vic-
timization of women (particularly
migrants) in forced labor and
forced prostitution around the
world. best efforts to deny loans
or other utilization of funds
(other than for humanitarian,
trade-related, or certain types of
development assistance) with
respect to countries on Tier 3.

PLEASE KEEP STATIA CLEAN!
LETS MAKE AN EFFORT TO CON-
TRIBUTE TOWARDS THIS GOAL! A
CLEANER STATIA, CONTRIBUTES
TO A CLEANER ENVIRONMENT.


MUNICIPALITIES IN THE NETHERLANDS SUPPORTS BONAIRE, SABA AND ST. EUSTATIUS
(source: Amigoe)

The islands Bonaire, Saba Government. In the motion
and St. Eustatius have re- the \N(G is- calling on the
ceived support from the Dutch Go\ernment to take
VNG (Vereniging Neder- on a detained position. \\ith
landse Gemeenschap), that regards to imiposin neiw
is the Association for Dutch law-s and demands to the is-
Municipalities, during the g
VNG annual congress. At
said congress a motion was
accepted by the Mayors pre-
sent, in which they all agree
to give one's support to
strengthen the position of
Bonaire, Saba and St.
Eustatius within the Dutch


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Statia Fishermen Disappointed in Government Actions
(continued from page 15)


The Government Information
Service contacted the office of
Stenapa to get their side of the
story. Ms. Kate Walker was not
sure which particular research
Mr Naldo Redan referred to,
however she explained the the-
ory behind fish counts. The idea
is to get a snapshot of the popu-
lation and not to count every indi-
vidual. If you repeat the count
each year in the same place at
the same time then you can start
to see patterns developing in the
fish populations of that
area which can then be used as
an indicator for the whole popu-
lation, if the numbers in your
study site decline or increase


then this indicates that the popu-
lation as a whole will be decreas-
ing or increasing. We cannot
count each individual fish, its like
trying to count every cow on the
island its almost impossible. But
from counting things like number
of adults and number of juvenile
over a period of a few years then
you can start to build a broader
picture about what is going on
around the whole area. This is
what we are trying to achieve by
doing the fish counts. Controls
and checks are needed for cer-
tain species, many islands in the
Caribbean no longer have good
size populations of species like
lobster or conch and the fishing


industry suffers as a result. By
trying to figure out what we have
in the marine park by using fish
counts, we can work with the
fishermen to determine fishing
controls which mean that the
important species don't disap-
pear and that they can continue
to be sustainably fished for a
long time to come.
The island government will for-
ward their views on this matter in
the July issue. We will keep you
abreast of the latest develop-
ments surrounding this topic.


RESULTS DUTCH ELECTIONS


2006 2010

VVD 22 31

PVDA 33 30

PVV 9 24

CDA 41 21

Groen Links 7 10

D-66 3 10

CU 6 5

Pvd-D 2 2

SGP 2 2

TON 0 0

SP 25 15







VOLUME I, ISSUE 10


Ministerie van Binnenlandse Zaken en
Date 14 June, 2010 Koninkrijksrelaties

Regionaal Service Centrum

Communication
Kaya Internashonal z/n
Kralendijk
Bonaire NA
P.O. Box 357
persbe cht Kralendijk

persbericht BonaireNA
Contactpersoon person
Alida Francis
+ 599 318 4989

CYF host 1st Summer Camp



Oranjestad- "Teens on the Move" is the theme of the fist summer camp being
hosted by the recently inaugurated Center for Youth and Family on St. Eusta-
tius. The youth camp prepared for youngsters between 12 18 years will be held
at the Christine & William Flanders Community Centre July 12 16. Youth
workers Ester Siegers and Minushka Woodley say "Teens on the Move" will
highlight educational, recreational and cultural aspects.



Limited space

Teenagers interested in attending the camp are required to make a contribution
of NAF 50, each for which they will receive two T-shirts, food and drinks. There
is limited space and registrations close on June 25th. "The number of participants
is limited in order to allow youth workers the opportunity to give each partici-
pant personal attention. Because this will be the very first "Teens on the Move"
activity hosted by the Centre for Family and Family it is important that we keep
it at a manageable level. When the summer camp is over we will evaluate and
decide on how to continue in the future", according to coordinators.



For registration and more information contact: Centre For Youth & Family


Minushka Woodley: 318-4986


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Ester Siegers: 318-4996







JOB OPPORTUNITY

De Stichting tot bevordering voortgezet onderwijs op Sint Eustatius
Zoekt voor de Gwendoline van Puttenschool, school voor basisvorming, HAVO, VSBO
(VMBO) en Praktijkonderwijs, voor het schooljaar 2010-2011 met ingang van 1 augustus
2010
Directeur
De werkzaamheden worden uitgevoerd binnen de Gwendoline van Puttenschool, de enige
school voor voortgezet onderwijs op het eiland, met 280 leerlingen. Wij zijn druk bezig een
verbeterslag te maken om te voldoen aan de richtlijnen van Nederland. De directeur behartigt
en vertegenwoordigt de belangen van de Stichting en levert een bijdrage aan het tot stand ko-
men van beleid in alle zaken betreffende de Gwendoline van Puttenschool. De directeur
draagt tevens bij aan de totstandkoming van strategische beleidsplannen van de school.

Functie-eisen
- verander en ontwikkel manager, die vanuit een mensgerichte visie aan een sterke string
op resultaten werkt;
- brede/ diepgaande theoretische kennis en inzicht van de ontwikkelingen in het onderwijs
van VSBO en HAVO;
- managementervaring in het voortgezet onderwijs;
- kennis van de diverse deelgebieden van de beleidsterreinen binnen het relevant onderwijs
(o.a. onderwijs, personnel), financing en van relevant aanverwante beleidsterreinen.

Uw kwaliteiten
Onderwijskundig leiderschap: u bent in staat om samenhang en afstemming op onder-
wijskundig gebied te creeeren;

Inzicht in het functioneren van de organisatie; u bent in staat een heldere structuur
aan te brengen in beleid en organisatie binnen de school;


U hebt overzicht en U beschikt over een goed analytisch vermogen;

Vaardigheden in het opstellen van (beleids) nota's notities en rapportages;

Vaardigheden in het organiseren en begeleiden van werkprocessen;

Vaardigheden in het onderhouden van contacten en omgaan met conflictsituaties.


Resultaatgerichtheid
1. Leidinggeven, aansturen en verantwoordelijkheid voor de inrichting, uitvoering en evaluate van onderwijs en
beleidsontwikkelingen van de school;
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JOB OPPORTUNITY

(Continued from page 20)
2. Zorgdragen voor de uitvoering van het onderwij s inclusief de ondersteunende taken binnen het be-
kostigingsstelsel;

3. Beslissingen aan het bestuur verantwoorden;

4. Vertegenwoordiging school in het lokale onderwijsveld c.q. relevant doelgroepen;

5. Mede richtinggeven aan professionaliseringactiviteiten van docenten en onderwijs ondersteunend
personnel;

6. Zorgdragen voor deskundigheidsbevordering binnen de school;

7. Leidinggeven aan de medewerkers van de school.

Communicatieve vaardigheden
U legt gemakkelijk contacten met leerlingen, personeelsleden en ouders; u durft anderen
aan te spreken op hun verantwoordelijkheid en u beschikt over relativeringsvermogen en
tact. U bent in staat personeelsleden te motiveren.

Arbeidsvoorwaarden
De aanstelling voor onderwijzend personnel is in principle een driejarig contract met
mogelijkheid tot verlenging.
Salaris inschaling volgens bezoldigingsregeling onderwijzend personnel St. Eustatius, 1999
nr. 16. Uitzendvoorwaarden volgens geldende regeling.

Sollicitatie
Zonder bevoegdheid heeft het geen zin te solliciteren.
Uw sollicitatiebrief inclusief c.v., referenties en pasfoto stuur u per e-mail v66r 4 juli 2010
aan de heer H. Odijk, staffunctionaris van het schoolbestuur: boardgvp(ygmail.com
Gelieve een copie van uw sollicitatiebrief te e-mailen aan mw. G. Smeulders, consulent
W&S van het Kabinet van de Gevolmachtigde Minister van de Nederlandse Antillen:
smeulders(dkgmna.nl

Informatie
Een uitgebreide informatiebrochure inclusief de uitzendvoorwaarden (reis-, verhuiskosten-
vergoeding enz.) en een folder met emigratietips kunt u opvragen bij: smeulders(akgmna.nl
Bezoek de website van de school: http//public.gvpschool.com
Voor nadere informatie kunt u zich richten tot mw. C. Berkel, directrice van de school:
avnschool( avahoo.com of telefoonnr. 005993182129.


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PHOTOS BY MALVERN DIJKSHOORN-LOPES


THE INFORMER







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


SHEDDING LIGHT


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




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