Government response to the report by the Committee of Wise

In view of the concerns surrounding the state of governance of the public body St Eustatius, on 24 May 2017 the then Minister of the Interior and Kingdom Relations requested a Committee of Wise Persons (‘the Committee’) to conduct an investigation into the public body’s functioning and to report its findings to him, including its conclusions and recommendations. On 5 February 2018, the Committee, consisting of Mr Fredis Refunjol and Mr Jan Franssen, presented its report, entitled ‘Nearness or Distance, a World of Difference’.