Sint Eustatius – A 40-year veteran in local government in the Netherlands has been tasked with helping to improve transparency in the decision-making process as Statia moves towards the return to full democracy.
Hans Andeweg has been appointed as the Interim Registrar, and in the coming months, he’ll work closely with the current staff at the Registrar Department to support and strengthen the team and improve the administrative processes surrounding the Island Council. Andeweg has four decades of experience working as registrar in a number of cities in the Netherlands, Gorinchem, Loevestein, and Utrechtse Heuvelrug.
Hans said his primary focus will be on cooperation at the official and administrative levels because “this is the best for the future of St. Eustatius.”
“Being a registrar is, in my opinion, the best job in local government you can have. In the following months, I want to share with you my experiences and my beliefs,” said the newly-appointed interim registrar. “I’m looking forward to working with my colleagues at the registrar’s office, the council members, the government commissioner, and the island secretary.”