Governor Johnson installs Evaluation Advisory Committee

Island Governor of Saba Jonathan Johnson has decided to install an Advisory Committee to advise the Island Government on their input for the constitutional evaluation, which was received last month. The Committee, consisting of Chairman Governor Johnson and members Chris Meijvogel, Will Johnson, La-Toya Charles, Alida Heilbron and Franklin Wilson, met for the first time on Monday November 9th.

counter clockwise Will Johnson, Latoya Charles, Franklin Wilson, Island Governor Jonathan Johnson, Chris Meijvogel, Alida Heilbron, Island Secretary Tim Muller, Senior Policy Advisor Koen van Laar (Photo GIS Saba)
counter clockwise Will Johnson, Latoya Charles, Franklin Wilson, Island Governor Jonathan Johnson, Chris Meijvogel, Alida Heilbron, Island Secretary Tim Muller, Senior Policy Advisor Koen van Laar
(Photo GIS Saba)

During this meeting the terms of reference were established, as well as a meeting schedule. The main objective of the committee is to review the reports that were recently published by the Constitutional Evaluation Committee of Liesbeth Spies, and to advise the Island Government on how to react to the findings of those reports.

The response to the evaluation is expected to be completed by December 15th. After which it will be compiled with the responses of St. Eustatius and Bonaire, where it will be presented to the Dutch Government in January.

Governor Johnson stated that, “The population was consulted extensively during the evaluation report and there statements are reflected in the document. We as Island Government have a lot of ideas on how to move forward with the evaluation process, but it is important to also include the advice of experts in different fields of society in this process. That’s why I decided to install this committee”

The evaluation report can be on the internet via this link: http://www.evaluationdutchcaribbean.nl/latest/news/2015/october/12/conclusions

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