𝐌𝐢𝐧𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝐂𝐚𝐫𝐨𝐥𝐚 𝐒𝐜𝐡𝐨𝐮𝐭𝐞𝐧 𝐚𝐫𝐫𝐢𝐯𝐞𝐬 𝐨𝐧 𝐒𝐭𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐚

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Poverty Policy, Participation and Pensions, Carola Schouten, arrived on Statia yesterday evening, Monday, May 9th, 2022, for a working visit. She was welcomed by Government Commissioner Alida Francis and Deputy Government Commissioner, Claudia Toet.

Minister Schouten is also responsible for the Caribbean Netherlands within the Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment. During her visit, Minister Schouten will get further acquainted with the island and will discuss the socio-economic challenges. After meetings with the Government Commissioners and the Island Council, the Minister will also meet with the SZW-unit (Social Affairs and Employment), the Social Support Unit and the organization of Best(4)Kids.

In addition to Minister Schouten, the delegation consists of the following persons: Charlotte Fritschy (spokesperson of the Minister), Carsten Herstel (Director-General for Social Security and Integration), Araya Sumter (Director Employee regulations), Eric Brakke (Head RCN, Unit SZW) and Wiebren van Dijk (Deputy Head of Department Employers and Social Security outside the European Netherlands).

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𝑶𝒏 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒑𝒊𝒄𝒕𝒖𝒓𝒆 : 𝑴𝒊𝒏𝒊𝒔𝒕𝒆𝒓 𝑺𝒄𝒉𝒐𝒖𝒕𝒆𝒏 (𝒊𝒏 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒎𝒊𝒅𝒅𝒍𝒆), 𝒘𝒉𝒐 𝒘𝒂𝒔 𝒘𝒆𝒍𝒄𝒐𝒎𝒆𝒅 𝒃𝒚 𝑮𝒐𝒗𝒆𝒓𝒏𝒎𝒆𝒏𝒕 𝑪𝒐𝒎𝒎𝒊𝒔𝒔𝒊𝒐𝒏𝒆𝒓 𝑨𝒍𝒊𝒅𝒂 𝑭𝒓𝒂𝒏𝒄𝒊𝒔 (𝒐𝒏 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒍𝒆𝒇𝒕) 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝑪𝒍𝒂𝒖𝒅𝒊𝒂 𝑻𝒐𝒆𝒕 (𝒐𝒏 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒓𝒊𝒈𝒉𝒕).