Minister Jet Bussemaker visits the Caribbean Netherlands



DUTCH CARIBBEAN – From November 27, till December 1, Jet Bussemaker, Minister of Education, Culture and Science (OCW) will pay a working visit to Caribbean Netherlands.

On November 28, she will open the third Education Conference of the Caribbean Netherlands on St. Eustatius. Participants in the conference are the commissioners of education of the islands, school management and school board members of all primary, secondary and vocational education in the Caribbean Netherlands, representatives of the “Sociale Kanstrajecten,” the institutions for education care, the ROA (Council for Education and Labour) and the school attendance officers. The conference will be concluded with the adoption and signing of the second Caribbean Netherlands Education agenda 2017-2020.

On St. Eustatius, the Minister will hand over the restored slave archives to the Island Governor. These were completely restored with funding from the Dutch Ministry of OCW. On November 29, she will execute the official opening of the renovated Bethel Methodist School. Furthermore, the Minister will visit other schools, the Mega D Youth Foundation (after school program) and the Caribbean Netherlands Science Institute (CNSI).

The Minister departs November 29 for Saba. There she will visit the schools for primary and secondary education and the Foundation Body, Spirit and Mind.

On November 30, she will arrive on Bonaire, where she will officially open the new Community School Papa Cornes on December 1. After that the Minister will visit the MBO department of the Scholen Gemeenschap Bonaire. Also on the program is a meeting with the Foundation EQ Bonaire (LGBT) and a visit to Mangazina di Rei. After that the Minister leaves for Aruba.