As expected, the turnout was low for Wednesday’s referendum on the new law on the secret services, also known as “sleepwet” in the Netherlands. People, who did come out to vote, complained about a lack of information.
Citizens could also vote by letter at the Dutch representations in Aruba, Curacao and St. Maarten.
The communications department of Dutch Government Service Caribbean Netherlands RCN was assigned by the Dutch Ministry of Home Affairs and Kingdom Relations with the task to inform voters in Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba about the referendum.
No comments were available Wednesday on the criticism expressed by Sabans about the lack of information, Caribbean Network news website reported Friday.
“The problem, I think, on Saba is that we are far away from the mainland. We actually miss a lot. Another problem is that English is the spoken language on Saba and a lot of information was only available in Dutch since it’s a Dutch law,” English teacher Rhiannon Jorna told Caribbean Network.
The Daily Herald.