In the wake of the Caribbean Overseas Countries and Territories (OCT’s) Resilience Summit 2018 held on October 25th , St. Maarten’s Prime Minister Leona Romeo-Marlin invited leaders of the Dutch Caribbean OCT’s to further discuss ways of strengthening their visibility and position. The meeting, which took place at the Government Administration Building last Friday was chaired by Prime Minister of Curacao, Eugene Rhuggenaath along with the Prime Minister of Aruba Evelyn Croes Wever, Merwyn Stegers, Deputy Island Governor of St. Eustatius and Island Governor of Bonaire Edison Rijna. Representatives from Saba were not present due to prior commitments.

Keeping in line with the theme used during the Caribbean OCT’s Resilience Summit: Unite-Prepare-Adapt, the Dutch Caribbean OCTs recognize that it is imperative that they unite to discuss common concerns. The premise remains that the Dutch Countries & Territories in the Caribbean region continue to face challenges where a united approach, is the best way forward. Read more