The constitutional relationship between St. Eustatius and Saba with the Netherlands has changed since 10-10-10. In 2006, it was agreed that three areas would be evaluated after a five-year period: the consequences for the population, the functioning of the legislation and the functioning of the new governmental structure. An independent evaluation committee was assigned to implement this investigation.
Mr. Soons and Mr. Weekers of the evaluation committee will visit St. Eustatius and Saba during the week of June 22nd to gain additional insight where needed based on the preliminary investigative results.
In December 2014, the evaluation committee initiated the implementation of the evaluation on the effects of the new constitutional structure in the Caribbean Netherlands. The independent research teams conducted research on St. Eustatius and Saba this past April. They conducted research in three areas: the consequences for the population, the functioning of the legislation and the functioning of the new governmental structure. Each team shared the results with the evaluation committee. Mrs. Spies, the Chairwoman of the Evaluation Committee states that, “the research teams were able to gather a lot of valuable information and delivered excellent work, it is now the task of the evaluation committee to gain further insight into the results where needed”.
It is possible to meet the members of the evaluation committee. Everyone is cordially invited to come and share their personal experiences and to find out more about the progress on the research from the members of the evaluation committee.
Stop by in Saba on:
Wednesday June 24th, from 6:30 pm till 8:30 pm at Island Flavor (The Bottom).
Thursday June 25th, from 6:30 pm till 8:30 pm at Eugenius Johnson Center (Windward).
Snacks and drinks will be provided.
You can also share your experiences until August 1st 2015 via www.evaluationcaribbeannetherlands.nl/your-experience
The evaluation committee will present its final report with all of the findings no later than October 10th, 2015.
For more information visit: evaluationcaribbeannetherlands.nl
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