Minister Schouten arrives on Saba

Minister of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality Carola Schouten arrived on Saba on Sunday. She will stay on the island until Tuesday during which time she visits the various agricultural projects, the harbor, the Saba Conservation Foundation (SCF) and have a meeting with both the Executive Council and the Island Council.

Minister Carola Schouten during the island tour made a stop to get a general view of the Under the Hill social housing project. At right is Island Governor Jonathan Johnson.

Upon her arrival on Sunday afternoon, where was received by Island Governor Jonathan Johnson and Island Secretary Tim Muller, the Minister was given an island tour, which included several stops, including a view of the Under the Hill social housing project. This is Schouten’s first visit to Saba since her appointment as Minister in October 2017.

Minister Carola Schouten visits the organic agricultural project The Garden at The Level where she gets an explanation from manager Sam Frederick.

The Minister and her delegation paid a visit to The Garden at The Level, where manager Sam Frederick gave background information on this special agricultural project, which serves as a social work place for currently seven persons. Frederick explained that the fresh, organic produce from The Garden is sold at the market in Windwardside on Wednesdays and that on Tuesday, home deliveries are made. There are plans for a second market in the future which would be in The Bottom on Fridays.

Before travelling on to St. Eustatius on Tuesday, Minister Schouten will climbing Mount Scenery and visit The Farm at Hell’s Gate.

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