Official Visit to the Dutch Caribbean – Saba
The Dutch tour of the Caribbean islands continued on Thursday November 14th in Saba.
King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima travelled from St Maarten to the Juancho Yrausquin Airport in Saba, which this year celebrates its 50th anniversary. The King and the Queen started their second day of the tour visiting the Spring Bay Heritage trail where, with the help of an archaeologist, they found out some of the archaeological highlights unearthed recently like the remains of the eighteenth century sugar plantation.
Then the Royal Couple visited the Organoponics Farm, an organic farm that was one of the finalists of the Crown Apples Awards of the Orange Fund. The farm serves as a workplace for people unfit for the labor market, such as people with mental health or addiction problems.
At the Juliana Sports Field, the King and the Queen attended a cultural event with various artistic preformaces made by school children from Saba. At lunchtime the Royal Couple was reunited with lsland Governor, lsland Council members and Executive Council members.
After lunch the King and the Queen went to the Government Building in The Bottom, the capital of Saba, where they were welcomed with a flags parade of 40 international nationalities living in Saba.
The final event in Saba was a visit at the “Social Housing Project”, a newly erected neighbourhood, made with the help of the European Union Development Funds. Back in St Maarten for the evening, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima attended a reception held by the Governor of St Maarten.Filed under The Netherlands
Tagged Dutch Inauguration 2013, King Willem-Alexander of The Netherlands, Queen Máxima of the Netherlands, Saba.