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THE INFORMER


INFORMATION BULLETIN OF THE ISLAND GOVERNMENT OF ST. EUSTATIUS


Volume I, Issue 10/1 1


October- November ISSUE, 2010


HOWTO QUALIFY FORA STUDY GRANT ON ST.EUSTATIUS
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IF YOU HAVE CHILDREN GOING TO SCHOOL


St. Eustatius- On Thursday,
November 18th 2010 a town
hall meeting was held on the
study financing or grants. This
town hall meeting is a follow up
to the session which was held
on education on October 28th
2010 at the Ernest van Putten
Youth Center also known as the
Lions Den. It is important that
parents are knowledgeable of
the facts of the study grants.
There are two scenarios that
parents need to take into con-
sideration. There is a process
for study financing for the
Dutch Caribbean started since
August 1st 2011 and we also
need to keep in mind that there
is also the Study financing in
the Netherlands. Students in
the Dutch Caribbean have op-
tions where they may further
their studies. These students
can remain in the Caribbean or
go to the United States to fur-
ther their studies. It is signifi-
cant that students apply for
study financing before or during
the study year. Preferably sub-
mission of request as soon as
possible. If you have a young-
ster in St. Eustatius going to
study abroad, he/she has to


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comply to a number of condi-
tions:
* she/he has to fill out a form
* on this form he/she needs to
write their name, date of birth
and address
* ID number is also required
* along with ones bank account
number
* and proof of ones registration for
the university/school.
More info regarding this topic
can be acquired at
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at the office of RCN on the
Mazinga square.


Study financing I

Deputy Governors Sworn in 2

job Opportunities 3,14,3 I

Health Care Package Ready 5,6

The role of Ombudsman 8,30

Thesis for Doctorate Study I 1,13
Int Business
Notices 13,32







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DEPUTY ISLAND GOVERNORS SWORN IN ON STATIAAND SABA


On November 17th 2010, Mr.
Louis Marris Brown was sworn in
as Deputy Island Governor of St.
Eustatius. The ceremony was con-
ducted by Deputy Kingdom Repre-
sentative Mr. Hans Gerritsen. The
ceremonies took place at the Gov-
ernment Administration Building,
in the presence of Island Governor
Honourable Gerald Berkel.


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St. Eustatius- On November 23rd submitting a project. The in-
2010 Mr. Joost Vrieler, grants officer formation is available on page
a representative of Kultura visited 15 and 17 in this newsletter.
the island from the Netherlands to He can be reached by email on
enlighten the different organizations j.vrieler@mondriaanfoundatio
about programme and how they need n n 1 o r o n
to submit applications. He also in- oost eergm l.com.
formed the NGO's about Kultura
and what they need to know prior to


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VACATURE

Medewerker Personeel & Organisatie M/V

De werkzaamheden worden uitgevoerd binnen het Bureau Personeel & Organisatie. Het Bureau richt zich op het
geven van inhoud aan het personeelsbeleid en organisatie en voert dit tevens uit. De doelstelling van het Bureao P&O
is het bijdragen aan en het instandhouden en verbeteren van het functioneren van de ambtelijke organisatie als
geheel en de uitvoering van medebewindstaken terzake. P&O ondersteunt tevens de bestuursorganen van St.
Eustatius en adviseert hen op het gebied van personeelsbeleid, personeelsbeheer en organisatie taken.



Functie-inhoud o.a:

Draagt bij aan het uitvoeren van het personeelsbeleid door o.a.

het deelnemen aan selectiegesprekken;

het adviseren van het hoofd P&O over sollicitaties, oveplaatsingen en bevorderingen, alsmede over het
personeelsbeleid;

het verschaffen van informatie en adviezen aan personnel over rechtspositionele aangelegenheden en het
voeren van de bijhorende correspondentie.

* Verricht beleidsadvisering;

Beheert de personeelsadministratie door o.a.:

het verwerken van mutaties;

het bijhouden van de staat van personeelsopbouw en personeelsverloop en het opstellen van rapporten
hieromtrent;

het registreren en verwerken van personeelsgegevens en hieruit bedrijfsinformatie genereren.



Functie-eisen:

* Afgeronde Opleiding op MBO-niveau richting HRM of gelijkwaardig;

* Kennis van ontwikkelingen op personeelsgebied en daarop van toepassing zijnde wet- en regelgeving bij
overheidsorganisaties;

* Kennis van theorieen, technieken en methoden inzake personeelsbeleid;

* Discreet en kunnen omgaan met vertouwelijke informatie;

* Professionele installing;

* Bereid om eventuele training te volgen;

* Goede beheersing van de Nederlandse en Engelse taal, zowel in woord en geschrift;

* Vaardigheid in het hanteren van gespreks- en interviewtechnieken;

* Inzicht in wetten, regels en eisen inzake personeelsaangelegenheden;

* Inzicht in het (mondeling en schriftelijk) adviseren over personele en rechtspositionele aangelegenheden;

* Goede organisatorische, communicatieve (verbaal & schriftelijk) en contactuele vaardigheden;

* Een verantwoordelijke, kritische, accurate, creative en klantgerichte installing;

Zowel zelfstandig als in teamverband kunnen werken. (Continue on page 14)








PRESS RELEASE TAX SYSTEM









Rijksdienst
Caribisch Nederland


November 29th, 2010



Tax Authority: the tax system is simple



On November 22nd (Sint-Eustatius) and November 23rd (Saba) the 'Belastingdienst Caribisch
Nederland' (BCN) Tax Authority of the Caribbean Netherlands organized information ses-
sions on the introduction of the tax system for Bonaire, Sint-Eustatius and Saba as of January 1,
2011. The sessions were held after intensive preparation with the business associations STEBA
and SBA and the members of the Executive Councils of Saba and Sint-Eustatius.


Both information sessions were opened by one of the Commissioners of the respective island.
During his presentation, BCN Director, Hans Visser, expressed his understanding of the con-
cerns of the residents and entrepreneurs on the islands: simultaneous introduction of various
legislation and regulations, short preparation time and fear of the unknown.


The policy of the Tax Authority is to intensify the information, be creative and flexible with the
implementation of the legislation and not leave existing questions unanswered. The simplicity of
the system was the focal point of the presentation of team leader Gerard Meijer. "For most of
you the system is not difficult or complicated but simple"; according to Meijer. Subsequently the
fiscal situation of the private individual, the sole proprietorship and the NV without personnel and
the companies with personnel was discussed. The core points of the income tax, property tax,
revenue tax, sales tax and wage taxes were discussed.


Furthermore, Visser discussed the simplification in the implementation of the tax legislation. For
the income tax he introduced the simplified tax return form for the fiscal year 2010.
Continued on page 9


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HEALTH CARE INSURANCE READY








S Rijksdienst
Caribisch Nederland


Press release
November 28, 2010


Healthcare Insurance Package is ready


Kralendijk Recently the Minister of Health, Welfare and Sports took the final decision on the con-
tent of the healthcare insurance package that will be introduced on Bonaire, Saba and St. Eusta-
tius as of January 1st.
Starting January 1st, 2011, individuals legally residing and/or working on one of the three islands
of the Caribbean Netherlands, will automatically be covered under the general healthcare insur-
ance. This means that as of this date all other healthcare insurances such as SVB, BZV, PP and
private insurances will automatically expire to the extent that they cover the same as the general
healthcare insurance. Residents of the islands need not do anything to receive medical care in
January; each person must only have a valid ID-card or sedula.


During the theme weeks that were recently organized by the 'Rijkdienst Caribisch Neder-
land' (RCN), information was already provided about the general healthcare insurance that will en-
ter into force by January 2011, however at that time the content of the package was not fully ready.
Now the package is ready and that means that the RCN Healthcare Insurance Office will start and
intensive information campaign in order to inform all residents of the three islands and the institu-
tions offering medical care and treatment about the content of the package.


Healthcare insurance concerns us all. It is therefore of the utmost importance that each person be
well informed about his/her coverage rights when it comes to medical care. The information cam-
paign that carries the name "I am also insured" will not only emphasize the content of the package
but also what a citizen must do in order to receive medical care. It has already been mentioned
that to receive medical care a person must only show his/her ID-card or sedula. During the infor-
mation campaign this procedure will be further elaborated on and also how minors (who do not
have a sedula) receive medical care. (continue on page 6)









PRESS RELEASE HEALTH CARE INSURANCE READY

(Continued from page 5)












Rijksdienst
Caribisch Nederland



With regard to the insurance package, this includes among others general practitioner care, specialist medical care, hospi-
tal care, paramedical care, dental care, pharmaceutical care, aid devices care, obstetric care, patient transportation, repa-
triation costs of the deceased, assistance audiological center, assistance genetic counseling, dialysis, chronic respiratory
problems, rehabilitation care, laboratory and radiological treatment, long-term care and medical missions for treatment
abroad.


At the latest by December 13th an information booklet will be available with all details on the content of the healtcare insur-
ance package. This date was set because the RCN is in the process of translating this document in Papiamentu and Eng-
lish and must take the complicated terminology into account. However, individuals who wish to receive information on the
content of the healthcare insurance prior to the booklet being available can visit our website at www.RiiksdienstCN.com on
which the document will be posted. The RCN may also be called at 08008-101010 or e-mailed at info(@RiiksdienstCN.com
and we will send you the document in soft copy. A hard copy of the document is also available at the RCN counter. Please
take into account that during the next two weeks the document is available only in Dutch until the booklet is ready.


Information will also be provided to the community through the media, such as newspapers, radio and television.

Individuals may of course approach the healthcare insurance and they can also receive more information through the free
RCN information line at 08008-101010.


Als er vragen zijn betreffende dit persbericht, graag contact opnemen met de RCN Communicatie afdeling, Friso
Fennema (795-9034), Alida Francis 318-4989 of met Lucia Beck (795-9050).


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On Monday, December 6th 2010,
the local Team leader, Mrs. Astrid
Mc.Kenzie Tatem accompanied by
the Quarter maker of taxes, Mr
Hans Visser and the Honourable
Island Governor Mr. Gerald Berkel
did the honors at the harbour en-
trance where the customs office is
officially located. Attending this
ceremony at 11 am were Island
Council Members: Ms. Adelca
Spanner, Mr. Julian Woodley and
Mr. Clyde van Putten.


It continued in the afternoon Decem-
ber 6th 2010, at 3 pm at the premises
of the Tax building, when the island
proudly celebrated the official opening
of it's doors for the new Dutch Carib-
bean Tax office. One year ago on June
1st 2009 the island celebrated the
opening of the Tax Information Cen-
ter, where the community could enter
and acquire relevant information. The
programme for the opening was well
put together by the staff of the tax
center. They had per-


formances by the group pretty col-
ours, Gifted Hands, and the Aloi
dancers. The invocation was carried
out by Pastor Plunkette prior to the
entrance of the building. Special
thanks for realizing this project goes
to: Astrid Mc. Kenzie and staff, Mr.
Hans Visser, The architect, Mr. Siem
Dijkshoorn; The contractor Mr. Elroy
and crew, Staff of the Project Group
in Bonaire,Mr. Ettiene Schoenmak-
ers and college of the Rijksgebou-
wendienst, the landlord, Mr. Eric
Henriquez .









.:.- de Nationale
ombudsman





The role of the ombudsman institution

An ombudsman institution has an important role in the development of good
governance, the promotion and protection of human rights and the democratization
process of a country. The institution is receptive to the signals from citizens about the
action of the public administration. In this way the ombudsman can help develop the
quality of the administration. When an ombudsman acts quickly and effectively the
institution can restore the trust of citizens in the public administration. The institution
can also provide citizens with an insight into the way government works and in this
way make a transparent and accountable government.

In order to guarantee that these aspects exist within the institution must fulfill a set of
criteria. The most fundamental of these can be found in the General Assemble
Resolution 48/134 of the United Nations from 1993. These are the so called Paris
Principles.

The most important requirement deals with the independence. For instance the
nomination of the candidates should be arranged in such a way that no governmental
influence is possible. Furthermore all legislation must mention the term of office of
the ombudsman. The ending of the tern should also be found in the law. But
independence also implicates material independence. The institution should be
funded in such a way that it can carry out its legal tasks adequately. The ombudsman
must also have the power to appoint his own staff and he must have an office that is
freely accessible to all and may not be connected to government buildings in any
way.

The competence of the ombudsman is always laid down in the law and in most cases
is limited to the actions of the public administration. However, sometimes the
competence of the ombudsman reaches further and also included public tasks such
as water and energy companies.

Anyone can lodge a complaint with an ombudsman. The only criterion is that the
complaint is about the public administration that fall within the jurisdiction of the
ombudsman. In some countries complainants are obliged to first lodge their
complaint with the public administration. Only after this has been done, will the
ombudsman undertake an investigation.

The investigative powers of the ombudsman can go quite far. He can enter any place
he chooses and has access to any document he wants. In some countries he is even
allowed to investigate documents from the secret service. Finally most ombudsman
have the power to start an investigation on their own initiative. This allows them to be
pro active on matters that deserve attention quickly.





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PRESS RELEASE TAX SYSTEM (continued from page 4)










Rijksdienst
Caribisch Nederland




Furthermore, Visser discussed the simplification in the implementation of the tax legislation. For
the income tax he introduced the simplified tax return form for the fiscal year 2010.


In 2011 entrepreneurs will file tax returns for the income and sales tax on a quarterly basis
(instead of a monthly basis). Saba and Sint-Eustatius will be involved in the addressing of the
valuation for the property tax.

Concerns about the employer's premium (18.4%) to be paid by the employers and the possible
cumulation with the sales tax have been communicated via letter by the Executive Councils of
Saba and Sint-Eustatius to the Minister of Finance. The business associations have also em-
phatically brought these points to the attention of the Tax Authority.


Additionally the STEBA calls for attention to the 30,4% tax for individuals of 60 years of age or
older, the disparity between companies with and without real estate and the difference in impact
between Saba and Sint-Eustatius on the one hand and Bonaire on the other hand.

Expansion of property tax exemption (dormant property) has been proposed to the Lower House
through a memorandum of amendments. The staff members of the tax authority offices will be
equipped to answer the existing questions.


As of the 2nd week of December, a brochure of all mentioned taxes will be available at the tax authority offices.


You may request a soft copy of the presentation via e-mail address:
informationcenter(@taxes-windward.com


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TOWN HALL MEETING ON HEALTHCARE
Transferring the property and QBMC building a condition for the million guilders from the Dutch Government


St. Eustatius- On Wednesday, De-
cember 1st 2010, the Island Govern-
ment and the St. Eustatius Health
Care Foundation held a town hall
meeting to enlighten the general pub-
lic of the process and what the pre-
sent status is. The island Government
was represented by Mr. Julian Wood-
ley as commissioner for Health Care
in the panel, while Mrs. Annemarie
van Summeren, Dr. Paul Schats and
Mr. Koos Sneek represented the St.
Eustatius Health Care Foundation.
Mr. Koos Sneek held a presentation
about the privatization of the Queen
Beatrix Medical Center. He said the
issue of privatization was a point of
discussion since 2005 when a letter of
intent was signed with the stake-
holders, the Island Government of St.
Eustatius, the Queen Beatrix Medi-
cal Center, the Auxiliary Home and
the Unions. Back then the vision was
also to privatize healthcare and at the
same time to merge the Queen
Beatrix Medical Center with the Aux-
iliary Home.

WHY PRIVATIZATION?
Mr. Sneek explained detailed the sig-
nificance of privatization. He said it is
generally known that healthcare is
the biggest expenditure on the island
governments budget. Many people are
referred abroad for medical attention
which eats up most of the budget.
Mr. Sneek explained that the privati-
zation will reduce the financial bur-
den for government; it will create a
more professional and efficient
healthcare sector and it will improve
the quality of healthcare for the com-
munity of Statia.

CONSTITUTIONAL REFORMS
Koos highlighted that this constitu-
tional status, of Public Entity along
with the privatization of the hospital
was agreed upon by the island gov-
ernment. Other important compo-
nents within this constitutional re-
forms are: the introduction of the gen-
eral healthcare insurance and the
requirement for Holland (VWS) min-
istry of Healthcare taking over the
responsibility of healthcare on St.
Eustatius.


MULTI-ANNUAL HEALTHCARE
DEVELOPMENT PLAN (8 YEARS)
In the power point presentation Koos
elaborated on this approved plan by
the island government in 2008. In
said plan an amount of 12 million
was allocated by the government for
investment on the island. Included
were the combine care and cure,
which means the merger of the
QBMC and the Auxiliary home. The
plan also touched on the upgrading
of the health care in the broadest
sense of the word. More and better is
needed and the necessity to go off
island should decrease with the vis-
iting specialist. There is also the big
discussion whether the hospital
should be renovated or build a new
hospital.

ESTABLISHMENT ST. EUSTA-
TIUS HEALTHCARE
FOUNDATION The general public
learned more details about the es-
tablishment of the healthcare foun-
dation since march 2010. The
Board of Directors comprise of:

* Dr. Paul Schats (chairman) and

* Mrs. Annemarie van Summeren
(interim until August 2011)



The Supervisory Board comprise
of:


* Mr. Nicolaas Sneek (chairman)

* Ms. Minerva Panthophlet (vice-
chairman)

* Mrs. Clara Carty

* Mr Ellis Woodley

* Mr. Dean Zagers (since Dec 1 2010)

WHAT ARE THE RESPONSIBILITIES
OF ST. EUSTATIUS HEALTHCARE
FOUNDATION They will be fully re-
sponsible for the Queen Beatrix Medical
center, the Center for Youth and Fam-
ily. The drugs rehabilitation care and
the merger of the Auxiliary Home with
QBMC which is a complicated issue
since the Auxiliary Home is already a
private foundation and the QBMC is a
government department. As Mr. Sneek
so well put it. There are the necessary
concerns about the merger because the
Auxiliary home is a well operated or-
ganization while the fear exist of merg-
ing with a government department with
it's hurdles.

PRIVATIZATION PROCESS QBMC
It is important for the general public to
know that the St. Eustatius Health
Care Foundation is already working.
They have a mandate for the manage-
ment of the hospital since October 15th
2010.


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THESIS FOR DOCTURATE STUDIES IN THE AREA OF INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS & FINANCE
Mr. Riegnald Arrindell Garveyite


On Official Dollarization and Country St.Maarten

Dear Editor

I chose to write my final research paper on the possible pros, cons and consequences of Official dollarization for St.Maarten. The
aim was to learn whether in fact the dropping the Antillean guilder for the US dollar would serve our interests as a people especially
in light in our new constitutional status. This analysis will draw upon the experiences, both past and present, of dollarized countries
to further show that "benefits" of dollarization are not consistent with facts or reality. My primary research has convinced me that
Official Dollarization would not be a viable option to St.Maarten for the following reasons: Firstly, the Antillean guilder has re-
mained stable over the last 30 years. Unlike most countries, the Antillean economy never had a history of high inflation, massive
debt, and severe macro-economic or political instability or witnessed investor confidence crumble over an extended period.

Secondly, both the IMF and Director of the Dutch Central bank, Drs H. Brouwer commended the Antillean Central Bank for its poli-
cies, knowledgeable staff, "prudent lending practices" and maintaining a credible peg to the US dollar for over 30 years. "The long-
standing peg to the U.S. dollar has served the economy well. It has delivered low inflation and imposed some discipline on economic
policies. Its credibility has kept interest rate ,lil'erential/ with the U.S. narrow, even though expansionary fiscal policies have fre-
quently run counter to the requirements ofa fixed exchange rate regime ". To some, it makes no sense to either have a joint Central
Bank and currency, with Curacao, since it would be the same (i.e. being pegged at the same rate to the US dollar) as the Antillean
guilder. Sharing a common central bank and currency with Curacao allows St.Maarten to benefit from knowledgeable and experi-
enced staff, less costs and, strong currency and good track record. Additionally, most countries around the world are currently shar-
ing a common Central Bank and currency i.e. the Caribbean, Europe, America. I do understand that some might be hesitant to con-
tinue our relations with Curacao due to sharp political differences however we must not allow this to cloud or confuse our judgment
concerning such an important matter. Not only will we be able to exercise more influence over our own affairs but would not be-
come as dependent if official dollarization was chosen.

Thirdly, despite being dollarized the Turks and Caicos Islands experienced a banking crisis where clients were unable to redeem
some of their savings. Civil servants were forced to take a 10% cut in their salaries. Also, the article "The Turks and Caicos economy
in meltdown" (See the Caribbean Centre for Finance and Money, July 2010) revealed that regardless of being officially dollarized the
islands couldn't not escape the impact of the global financial crisis. "This is one of the major downsides of using the currency of an-
other nation or being dollarized" i.e. the limited options of the Turks and Caicos government to: increase revenues; address eco-
nomic crisis and no financial reserves to call upon. The US dollar did not prevent the Turks and Caicos Islands from corruption, the
global financial meltdown or maintaining optimal investor relations. This was evident during the suspension of local government and
direct rule from Britain further showing that: official dollarization cannot overshadow the role of implementing effective policies and
good governance; as a colony, the Turks and Caicos economy was further crippled by the UK's decision to withhold development
funds from the island. In September 2010, the visiting British MP Mr. Andrew Rosindell "vowed to beseech London for help lifting
the islands out of the economic quagmire"i ("TCI needs help", September 9th 2010)

Fourthly, The cases of Panama and Ecuador are used as ready examples as to the success of dollarization. Panama although being
dollarized since 1904 approached the IMF and World Bank a total of 13 times to get financial assistance. Despite the "success" being
made the economy still suffers from institutional weaknesses; the judicial system is still influenced by political tribalism; and income
distribution "remains lopsided". Ecuador saw investors withhold public finances as a result of its president's, Raphel Correa, unwill-
ingness to pay its sovereign debt and his socialist/ nationalist political ideology. Despite being dollarized, Ecuador's credit rating
slipped to all time lows. Investor's uneasiness, stemming from government intervention, resulted in reduced long term investments
in the economy.

Fifthly, it is difficult to suggest that dollarization will usher in any unique benefits to the island which: it doesn't already experience
or cannot be introduced through creative and effective policies. I submit to the supporters of dollarization to consider that if the
American dollar was such a "viable option" it did a rather poor job of preventing the global economic meltdown; reducing its widen-
ing trade deficit. Interestingly, china and the UN are hinting replacing the US dollar as the world iTurks and Caicos weekly newspa-
per. "TCI needs help" September 9th 2010 reserve currency. The dollar has not crashed because China holds a significant amount of
America's debt, global commodities and oil are priced in dollars and US spending on invading other countries.

(Continue on page 13)


iTurks and Caicos weekly newspaper. "TCI needs help" September 9th 2010


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HOW TO GET FUNDING THROUGH KULTURA
Find out if your project meets the criteria for kultura funding continue on page


information h

KulturA provides the Mondriaan Foundation together
with the Netherlands Foundation for Visual Arts, Design
and Architecture; Performing Arts Fund; the Fund for
Cultural Participation and the Dutch Foundation for
Literature with a unique support tool with which to
strengthen the cultural infrastructure and the national
and international exchange on the Dutch Caribbean.
KulturA is a supplement to the regular funding options
provided by the five funds.

which activities qualify for funding?
Activities aimed at strengthening the cultural climate
on the Dutch Caribbean and at promoting exchange
between one or more islands and the Netherlands.
Four types of support are available:

one-off investment
Once-only investments that contribute to an improved
cultural infrastructure, for example investments in
IT equipment or furnishing, training or digitisation
expenses (and other moveable items).

international exchange
These projects focus on international exchange with
the islands and the Netherlands or with other parts of
the world. Specific emphasis is placed on reinforcing
the relations within the Caribbean area and surrounding
countries. Examples include contributions to travel and
accommodation costs or networking expenses.

expertise advancement
For projects aimed at boosting the expertise of the
cultural sector.

interdisciplinary projects
For projects that serve a general purpose and do not
qualify for regular support because they do not come
under one or more traditional disciplines.


may I submit an application?
Applications may only be submitted by
cultural or other institutes based on the
Dutch Caribbean. individuals may only
submit an application in collaboration with an
organisation. No applications are accepted
for courses in the fine and performing arts.

what are the assessment criteria?
Applications are assessed on the following
criteria:

added value
The structural or sustainable improvement
of (and alignment with) the current cultural
infrastructure on the Dutch Caribbean.
Preference will be given to projects devel-
oped in collaboration between organizations.

sustainability
The activity has a stable character and a
long-term effect.

public orientation
The application must demonstrate a well-
considered and realistic public orientation.
The programme and the methods) to be
followed must correspond with the chosen
target groups) and type of project. The
application must contain an effective
communication and PR plan.

correct execution
The application must clearly show that
the activity will be executed properly. The
application and the relevant institutions)
must furthermore guarantee that the
final outcome will be successful and of
outstanding quality.





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Thesis on Dollarization by Riegnald Arrindell Garveyite
(Continued from page 13)


Sixth, dollarization will not improve investor's confidence as some believe. Investors are primarily concerned with the state of public
finances,

economic growth forecasts, skilled, healthy and educated workforce, good governance and most of all obtaining a handsome return
on their investment. Does currency play a role, perhaps but in our context it does not overshadow the fundamentals that are consid-
ered to be essential in any investment analysis. Our island has an efficient business environment although there is room for improve-
ment in a number of areas. In order to address these challenges it is imperative that both the government, private sector and the com-
munity to develop ways to further improve the investment infrastructure on the island.

Seventh, despite what some may seem to think, if St.Maarten officially dollarizes it will not be able to obtain or a miniscule of the Sei-
norage with the Federal Reserve in Washington D.C. If St.Maarten dollarizes it means that its interests will not be represented or con-
sidered in Washington. So if individuals were complaining when St.Maarten was in the Antilles were we were at least represented
heads will roll when we won't have any say what so ever when decisions are being made in Washington. In his speech on "The devel-
opmental challenges ofa small economy" (March 2008) Dr. Emsley Tromp, Director of the Central Bank pointed out that the island
earns about NAF 1.2 billion in revenues derived from foreign exchange transactions. In 2008, income derived from the 1% license fee
or tax that goes directly to the Central Bank approached NAF 100,000,000,- of which around 40% originates from St.Maarten. The is-
land's share of Seinorage, money the central government earns by printing notes and coins, to the tune of NAF 1,440,000 (2009) will
be terminated. Keep in mind that when we become a country and maintain the guilder, such sources of revenue will remain "on our
shores, in our coffers". With such impressive figures "school breakfast programs can be implemented, grants for single parents, invest-
ing in energy efficient technology, improve transportation infrastructure and efficient health care products and services especially for
children and senior citizens".

These figures are mentioned to give the reader a summary of the monetary costs associated with dollarization. Dollarization DOES
NOT guarantee the island will be able to regain this amount. Read the literature on dollarization, they never offer any definite an-
swers, choosing instead words like Dollarization "would...should...... may; hardly reading a sentence that says Official Dollarization
"WILL". A review of the financial statements of the Central Bank of the Netherlands Antilles show in no uncertain terms that the de-
mand for bank accounts denominated in guilders outpaced that of other currencies indicating that investors and depositors are confi-
dent in our currency as a safe haven especially during the global economic meltdown. In closing, by accepting the US dollar as our
"own" currency confirms our inability as an autonomous country to exert and protect our sovereignty and hinder the pursuit of affir-
mation in this age of globalization. It is interesting to observe how supporters of official dollarization have been unceasing in their pur-
suit to manufacture the consent of the masses.

Based on the articles and opinions from the "pro-dollarization" camp it is evident that sustaining such a position without encountering
logical problems is somewhat challenging. If one analyses the facts and place them within our own social, economic reality and politi-
cal aspirations, the honest researcher will conclude that some persons find theories more precious that facts. In the final analysis if the
US dollar was so great why aren't more countries dropping their national currencies and dollarizing? Dollarization is declining in Latin
American countries their economies. To imply that dollarization is a "viable" option for St.Maarten ignores common sense. I urge my
people to resist the temptation of simplifying the issue of official dollarization and examine this subject with a determined eye and
great care. I urge my people not to suspend their reasoning powers for short term pleasures and convenience but instead balance
their critical thinking skills with research.


NOTICE

The Rijksdienst Caribisch Nederland
(RCN) and the Island Government is
hosting a Follow up Town Hall Meet-
ing on Dollarization

Date :Thursday, December 16th 2010
Location: Lions Den/Ernest van Putten
Youth Center


Time: 7 pm-9 pm


NOTICE

The Rijksdienst Caribisch Nederland
(RCN) is hosting a Live talk show
about the Health Care Package on

December 16th 2010

This call- in programme will be aired
live in the morning hours.

The general public will get the oppor-
tunity to call in and pose questions


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JOB OPPORTUNITIES
(Continued from page 3)




Aangeboden wordt:

Inschaling conform het Bezoldigingsbesluit 1998 BES.

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





Beveiligingsmedewerker Haven

Functie-inhoud:

De werkzaamheden worden uitgevoerd binnen de Dienst Zeehaven. De Dienst Zeehaven richt zich op het zo
effectief, efficient, ordelijk en veilig mogelijk laten verlopen van het afhandleingsproces van passagiers, schepen,
vracht en post.

De beveiligingsmedewerker is belast met de bewaking en beveiliging van de Dienst Zeehaven en het beschermen van
aangewezen personen en goederen. De Dienst Zeehaven bestaat uit een Hoofd zeehaven, een assistant Haven
Meester, een Financieel Administratief medewerker, een Administratief medewerker, de Beveiligingsmedewerkers en
Havenmedewerkers.



Taken:

Bewaakt de Dienst Zeehaven door:

Het erop toezien dat er geen goederen van eigendommen, boten/vessels, kantoor en lading op het terrein
worden ontvreemd;

Het bewaken van passagiers, boten en ladingen op het Zeehaven;

Het bedacht zijn op verdachte personen en het eventueel bewaken van personen totdat de
douanerecherche/politie arriveert;

Het treffen van maatregelen zoals bijv het aanhouden van schepen;

Het maken van rapportage ( bij incidenten, dagelijks, maandelijks etc.);



Verricht veiligheidswerkzaamheden door:

Het controleren van vervoer ( auto's, trailers, etc.) en lading die het terrein in en uitgaan;

Het controleren van passagiers en hun bagage;

Het controleren van documenten van boten, bemanning en "cargo" die de Zeehaven binnenkomen of
uitvaren;

Het inspecteren van de navifatie- en kadeverlichting alsook de hygienische toestand rondom de
havengebouwen, het terrein en op de kade;

Het bijhouden van de registratie van boten/schepen voertuigen en lading;

Functie-eisen:


Minimaal LBO denk/werkniveau en ervaring; (Continue on page 31)







VOLUME I, ISSUE


Continued from page 2
HOW TO GET FUNDING THROUGH KULTURA













how much funding can I expect?
Institutions may submit a subsidy
application for activities that fall outside
the regular budget. We will contribute
up to 75% of the activity costs. We will
check whether the budget estimate is
realistic. The total costs of the project
must exceed EUR 5,000. In the case of
investment in equipment, a maintenance
plan with financial underpinning is required.

Projects that are financed by the Dutch
government directly (Policy Document
on Culture or HGIS Cultural Resources)
are excluded from support. Finally, no
applications will be approved in the field of
structural facilities.

how do I apply?
You may submit your application to the
Mondriaan Foundation by means of the
application form. Applications must be
submitted at latest three months before
the start of a project. We will send you a
confirmation of receipt within a few days
of having received your application. A
decision on whether to award the funding
will be taken within three months. To that
end, the Mondriaan Foundation will seek
the opinion of an advisory committee or
other experts. You will be informed of our
decision in writing.
Before submitting an application with us,
you are welcome to present a preliminary
application to a member of our project staff.


information
For more information, please contact:

The Mondriaan Foundation
Sarah Malko, s.malko@mondriaanfoundation.nl
Joost Vrieler, j.vrieler@mondriaanfoundation.nI

The Netherlands Foundation for Visual Arts,
Design and Architecture
Mayke Jongsma, MJongsma@fondsbkvb.nl

The Fund for Cultural Participation
Femie Willems, f.willems@cultuurparticipatie.nI

The Performing Arts Fund
Robin Zijistra, r.zijlstra@nfpk.ni

The Dutch Foundation for Literature
Ronald Bos, ronald@fondsvoordeletteren.nl
Suzanne Meeuwissen, s.meeuwissen@nlpvf.nl


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Please send your application to:
Mondriaan'Foundation
Jacob Obrechtstraat 56
1071 KN Amsterdam
The Netherlands

t +31 (0)20 676 20 32
f +31 (0)20 676 20 36
www.mondriaanfoundation.ni
info@mondriaanfoundation.nl

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Continue on page 17


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VOLUME I, ISSUE


Continue from page 10 TOWN HALL MEETING ON HEALTH CARE


They held several meetings with the
staff of QBMC already and the social
Statute is already established, how-
ever in the future when the staff go
over to the foundation they will loose
their civil servant status and a collec-
tive labor agreement will be needed.
The job ranking programme has al-
ready boon worked out it is con-

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ownership. These funds are impor-
tant to purchase new equipment for
the hospital.

IMPORTANT DEVELOPMENTS
The public was enlighten of the two
new ambulances which are already
operational on the island and the
training program for the personnel.
A helicopter service based in Country


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segment after the presentation.
Some questions which were posed
were: Isn't it better to build a new
hospital instead of restoration? The
hospital is in need of new and mod-
ern equipment and a professional
Information Technology.

Another participant made a state-
ment along with a question.
i),, ilig' that the Dutch govern-


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Hague." How would you handle the
overflow of an epidemic with the de-
crease in beds which you will establish
in the new hospital? Will the new health
care insurance merely be transferred
with the same people giving the same
poor service? The conclusion was
that everyone agreed that Statia
deserves a new Hospital and they
support the Health Care foundation
in accomplishing this goal.


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LI


application form

1. particulars of applicant

name of institution:


address:


town/city and country:


telephone no:


fax no:


e-mail:


website:


name of contact:

Mr./Mrs.

telephone number of contact (if different
from number indicated above):


bank account number/IBAN:


corporate capacity of organisation applying:
O foundation
O association
O other, namely:

Chamber of Commerce registration number:


is the organisation liable for VAT?:
O no
O yes, VAT registration number:


2. application checklist
For effective assessment of your application it should
contain at least the following elements:
- Factual details of the project/investment: title,
commencement and finishing dates, locationss,
anticipated number of participants/visitors, artists and
designers involved, persons substantively responsible
for project, any joint venture partners and print run for
the accompanying publication
- Summary of the project/investment
- Description of concept, objective, motivation and
organisation of project/investment
- Information on promotional and communication
activities
- Your reasons for submitting an application
- Visual and other documentation
- Previous projects (if applicable)
- Recent extract from the Chamber of Commerce register
- Budget as per the accompanying model
For further information on the assessment criteria and
procedure please refer to the information text concerning
the KulturA scheme.


3. submitting application
You may send the application and enclosures to:
Mondriaan Stichting
Jacob Obrechtstraat 56
1071 KN Amsterdam
Netherlands

It is best to submit the application on loose A4 sheets.
You are hereby requested to submit the entire application
in one go.


Signature

Name:


Date:


Signature:


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PAGE 18


PUBLIC NOTICE


The Executive Council of the Island Territory Sint Eustatius hereby informs the general public that in
accordance with article 5 of the Physical Development Ordinance St. Eustatius of 1991, the

Draft Spatial Development Plan

for the Island Territory of St. Eustatius will be for public review as from December 2

for a period of 30 days.

Within this period of 30 days anyone can submit objections to the plan in writing to the Islands Coun-
cil, Government Guesthouse, St. Eustatius

The Draft Spatial Development Plan can be reviewed at the Government Guesthouse, the Planning
Bureau and on the website www.ro-sinteustatius.nl.



The Executive Council of the Island Territory of Sint Eustatius


The Lt. Governor

Mr. G. Berkel, BSc


The adj. Island Secretary

Mrs. E. Bennett Merkman


OPENBARE BEKENDMAKING

Het Bestuurscollege van het Eilandsgebied Sint Eustatius maakt hierbij bekend dat conform
artikel 5 van de Eilandverordening Ruimtelijke Ontwikkelingsplanning St. Eustatius (1991)
het

Ontwerp Ruimtelijk Ontwikkelingsplan
voor het Eilandgebied Sint Eustatius ter inzage wordt gelegd vanaf 2 december a.s.
voor de duur van 30 dagen.
In deze period van 30 dagen kan eenieder schriftelijk bezwaren indienen bij de Eilandsraad,
Government Guesthouse, St. Eustatius
Het Ontwerp Ruimtelijk Ontwikkelingsplan kan ingezien worden op het
Government Guesthouse, het Planningbureau en op de website www.ro-sinteustatius.nl.


Het Bestuurscollege van het Eilandsgebied Sint Eustatius


De Gezaghebber


Mr. G. Berkel, BSc


De adj. Eilandsecretaris


Mrs. E. Bennett Merkman


& A.







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ST. EUSTATIUS
CARIBISCH NEDERLAND

A.B. 2010 No. 25



HErT BESTUUSCOLLGE VAN RET OPENBAAR LICHAM SINT EUSTATITUS

Ovrweende, dat bet nodig is een andchoidt amakem in do pessaTiersaomodads
tiusen doe lHanden die deol uitnalktan van de voormalis Nederlandse Altilla n Aruba
en-afzds cn andere betemmin anderzuds;

Gelet op artIkel 2 lid 3 Eilandsvronrdeing P agir omodaie (AB. 1994 no. 6);

BESLtJUIT:


Vast to stellen do navolgand. cilandsbesuit, hodande algenme matregolen tot wljzging van de



Artiel 1
Artikcl 2 leden 6t an twoe kom nals volgt t luidn:
1. Dj vcrgooding voor de vertaUedcde pasager met als bestamming Aruba, Bonaie, Curao, Saba
en Sint Mamten is USS 10.00.
2. Do vegoeding voor do vertfkkmnd. passalers nuw bstmammingen ni.t vermeld wonder 31d 1 bedrmagt
USS 18.00.

Artikel 2
Bj do inwerkingreding van dtt besldt wordt het etlldsbbesluit houdend algmncne maatregeli
passagirecomodatie AJB. 2010 no 24 ingetrkken.

Artikel 3
1. DiU eUandabsuit houdend algamne naatregaln. ken word aangehasld als Ellandabsluit
passagiersncomodatie.
2. Zij treedt in working met ingang van 1 december 2010.

Sint Eustatlus, 29 november 2010

Hot BestuursooHlge van hat Opbaar Lichaam Sint EustatIus,




.Do Gzauebber,


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DUTCH NEWS


St. Eustatius- Since the forma-
tion of the Dutch Government,
many people in the Netherlands
acknowledged the importance of
cutting back. The government pro-
gramme in the Netherlands al-
ready indicates the importance of
economizing for the future. A big
issue was, the cut back in the field
of art with an amount of 200 hun-
dred million euros which brought
about much opposition. The Dutch
actors and musicians took to the
streets to strike and display their
disapproval with the cabinets
force cutback in the field of art.
The demonstrations of the artists
booked much success because the
Dutch Government will not cut
back the 200 hundred million
euros as was initially the case.

Other cutbacks in the Nether-
lands which brought about much


discussion was the cut in the budget
of defense. The cutbacks in this area
is considered to be under the norm of
the N.A.T.O. The amount decided to
cutback in Defense is from 8 billion
to 7 billion. They will need to priori-
ties what is really important. On the
BVN (The Best of Vlaanderen and
The Netherlands) the Dutch Minister
of Defense, Mr. Hillen defended the
cutbacks. A journalist stated" that
the unions are of the opinion that
the balance on the budget after the
cutbacks is so little that it looks like
a third world armed military force".
Minister of Defense Mr. Hillen said 7
billion is sufficient and the situation
is not so bad as everyone makes it
out to be.

Under this new Tolerant( gedoogd)
Cabinet, many changes apply in the
broadest sense of the word. Asylum
seekers are responsible for adjusting


and acclimatizing in the Nether-
lands. Persons who do not qualify
after the naturalization test, risk
loosing their temporary residency
permit. A general ban apply
against boerka's, that is clothing
covering ones face entirely.

Other areas are education. If
weak schools are not able to bring
their school within a year up to
the educational process or level
they would go over to closure. It is
advised that parents are involved
in the educational process to en-
sure that children attend school
without omission. They also hope
that parents can influence good
behavior of their children and the
promotion of speaking Dutch at
school.

Source : BVN and VNG Magazine


STATIA DAY CELEBRATION 2010


St. Eustatius Statia Day is an
annual celebration which has
grown into a large event that people
from neighboring islands come over
to share with us in this cultural
week of activities. Although every-
one had to cut back on their budgets
the organizers of the Festivity Com-
mittee acknowledged in the Shed-
ding Light Radio Programme that
they would have liked to do many
more cultural exchanges but finan-
cial restrictions limited the possi-
bilities. The public at large enjoyed
the week of activities which started
on November 10th 2010. If you are
residing abroad and could not be a
part of the celebrations, imagine the
main road (Fort Oranjestraat )
decorated with Dutch and Statia
Flags. The location of the week of
activities is at the corner of
Breedeweg down to the lower half of
Fort Oranjestraat. The first night
started off with a Gospel session.


Gospel groups from St. Maarten and
Anguilla participated in this pro-
gramme. Statians were happy and
proud to see their own artist residing
in the Netherlands take part in the
event on November 11th 2010. The
show featured the man Stroll, Victor
Sams and Magumbo. On November
12th 2010 a band from St. Maarten
performed with Ruffy. While on No-
vember 13th Morgan Gramps from Ja-
maica rocked the night. The Mega D
Foundation held a wonderful show for
and with the Youth of Statia in mind-
The entire week was filled with cul-
tural exchanges. As an island in the
Caribbean we do our best to bring
about a Caribbean mixture which
would be pleasing to the entire island.

On November 16th 2010 which is the
day of celebration was well attended by
the public at Fort Oranje. The uniform
groups of the different principles were
in attendance while we were great full
to have the drum bands from the


Neighboring islands. The Saba
drum band along with that of An-
guilla made the parade even more
elaborate. (see photos of the cele-
bration on page 21- 29.)

Special attention was given this
year to a number of cultural acts
like plaiting the pole by the Aloi
dancers and a script by Misha & Co
highlighting the First Salute. This
performance took the public right
back to 1776. They did their at
most with their costumes to bring
about that idea. Youngsters under
the guidance of the musical
Teacher Mr. Dennis Amajan accom-
panied by Ms. Vashti Hooker pre-
pared the children for their Grand
performance on Statia day. The
Island Government acknowledged a
number of people in the community
for their outstanding service,these
persons are: Roland Lopes, Elroy
Aventurin, Jerome Patrick and
Floyd Woodley.


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The investigation of an ombudsman ends in a non-binding decision to which
sometimes a recommendation is attached. This decision can be either the conclusion
of a report or a statement in a letter. Most often a summary of the case is also given.
A lot of ombudsmen make use of an informal complaint handling procedure. This
does not necessarily lead to a report but offers parties concerned a quick and fitting
solution.

If an ombudsman makes a recommendation the public administration will have to act
upon it. How the ombudsman gets the public administration to do so, is one of the big
challenges for the institution and differs from country to country. In most countries the
annual report with which the ombudsman makes his work transparent and he gives
an account of his actions, is one place where he can mention the (in)actions of the
public administration. In this way he also gets media attention.

The media play an important role in the work of the ombudsman. On the one hand
publications on the ombudsman inform the citizens of their rights and on the other
hand it is a way in which the ombudsman makes his findings public.


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JOB OPPORTUNITIES

(Continued from page 14)

* Kennis van geldende voorschriften en procedure inzake bewaking en het vergezellen van containers/ladingen/
bagage;

* Kennis van interne procedurele uitvoeringsvoorchriften, praktische bekendheid van de organisatorische en
functionele verhoudingen binnen de dienst en (in)zoverre relevant daarbuiten;

* Vaardigheid in het uitvoeren van bewakingswerkzaamheden;

* Vaardigheid in het communiceren met het publiek en toeristen voor het geven van instructies;

* Vaardigheid in het signaleren van verdachte personen of onregelmatieheden en het treffen van juiste
voorzorgmaatregelen;

* Bereidbaar om trainingen te volgen;

* Vloeiend in de Nederlandse en Engelse taal, zowel schriftelijk en mondeling.

* Kunnen omgaan met vertrouwelijk informatie;

Vaardigheid in het maken van rapportage.



Aangeboden wordt:

Inschaling conform de Lands Bezoldigingsregeling 1998.

Salaris Min Nafls 1439,- en Max Nafls 2369,- afhankelijk van het aantal jaren werkervaring vermeerderd met
bovenwindse toelage 16.3%, eventuele kindertoelage, pensioenregeling, medische verzekering en vakantieuitkering.



Schrifteliike reacties uitelijk 10 december 2010 te richten aan:



Het Bestuurscollege van het Eilandgebied St. Eustatius

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

Government Guesthouse

St. Eustatius, Carisbisch Nederland

Tel: 318-2931

Fax: 318-3391

Email: personel.affairs@statiagov.com

Voor meer informatie kan contact opgenomen worden met de heer Austin van Heyningen, waarnemend
Havenmeester bij Dienst Zeehaven op telefoonnummer 318-2205

Het Bestuurscollege St. Eustatius,


De Adjunct Secretaris,


De Gezaghebber,







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




NOTICE


THE GENERAL PUBLIC IS EN
COURAGE TO VOICE THEIR
OPINIONS SHARE YOUR
VIEWS ABOUT THE PRELIMI
NARY REPORT ON
THE POSSIBLE EXTENTION
OF TERMINAL FACILITIES.
WE REFER YOU TO THE WEB
SITE SET UP USING
STATIAGOV.BLOGSPOT.COM
The Island Government of St.
Eustatius Dutch Caribbean


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




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