WILLEMSTAD, Curaçao – In December, representatives of the National ombudsman will be visiting Saba, Statia and Bonaire again, to assist people with any issues they may have with the government. The
representatives hold consultation hours, make house calls to discuss the issues and submit these, if possible, directly to the government so that they may be resolved.
An investigation the ombudsman was recently able to resolve, is the issue regarding taxi licenses on Bonaire. On October 30, 2018, the island council of the Public Entity of Bonaire appointed a new Public Transportation Commission (COV, by its Dutch acronym). The National ombudsman is pleased to see that the recommendations to set up a new commission have been followed, ending an extended period of uncertainty for taxi-license applicants. The National ombudsman is currently investigating (on his own initiative) the way complaints are handled at the IND on St. Eustatius, Saba and Bonaire.
Consultation hours of the National ombudsman
Public library, Wednesday, December 12, 15:00 – 18:00.
Eugenius Johnson Center (Windwardside) – Thursday, December 13, 16:30 – 18:30 Public Library (The Bottom) – Saturday, December 15, 15:00 – 17:00.