National Ombudsman staff visiting Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba in November

People living on Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba who have complaints about their treatment by government can talk to National Ombudsman staff face to face in November.

Two staff members will visit each of the islands to hear grievances about local government bodies, the tax department, the police and the Public Prosecution Service. Tell them if government officials are not listening or responding, or if they have failed to communicate respectfully, honestly and in a reliable manner. If the problem is straightforward, we will try to solve it. If your relationship with the administrative authority has broken down, we will try to reopen a dialogue. If the complaint is more complicated, we will investigate the issue in greater depth.

The visits will be announced in the local media. Listen to radio advertising for St. EustatiusSaba and Bonaire, and see the advertisements in local newspapers on St. EustatiusSaba and Bonaire. The exact dates and locations are listed below. At all other times of year, you can contact us by calling +31 70 356 35 63, or file complaints online.

St. Eustatius

Staff members: Armin Dorn and Gaby von Maltzahn

Drop-in consultations:

  • Monday 10 November, 18.00 – 21.00 in the public library

  • Tuesday 11 November, 10.00 – 12.00 in the Auxiliary Home

  • Wednesday 12 November, 15.00 – 18.00 in the public library

    You can also make an appointment by calling 318 1288 from 10 to 13 November or by e-mailing a.dorn@nationaleombudsman.nl or g.vonmaltzahn@nationaleombudsman.nl.

Saba

Staff members: Jeanine Stam and Stefan Pfeifer

Drop-in consultations:

  • Tuesday 11 November, 16.00 – 19.00

    The Bottom: Saba Roads & Construction Company Building

  • Wednesday 12 November, 16.00 – 19.00
    Windwardside: RS Accounting (near RBC Bank)

    You can also make an appointment by calling 416 6554 from 10 to 14 November or by e-mailing j.stam@nationaleombudsman.nl or s.pfeifer@nationaleombudsman.nl.

Bonaire

Staff Members: Hans Oosterveer and Yvonne Kraan

Drop-in consultations:

  • Tuesday 18 November , 17.30 – 19.30; Playa: offices of the Council on Law Enforcement (Kaya Industria 15a)

  • Wednesday 19 November, 09.30 – 11.30; Plasa Francisco Chiku Goeloe (Kaya Filomena z/n)

  • Thursday 20 November, 09.30 – 11.30; Sentro di Bario Rincon (Kaya Mispel 10)

  • Thursday 20 November, 17.30 – 19.30; Plasa Francisco Chiku Goeloe (Kaya Filomena z/n)

You can also make an appointment by calling +599 9 520 8230 from 17 to 21 November or by e-mailing h.oosterveer@nationaleombudsman.nl or y.kraan@nationaleombudsman.nl.