Dutch Official Visit to the Caribbean Continues In Saba

  December 1, 2017 at 5:26 pm by

The King and Queen of the Netherlands’ official visit to the Caribbean islands continued today, Friday December 1st, in Saba.

On the occasion of the celebrations of the 42nd Saba Day, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima attended a church service held at the Christ Church in The Bottom, the capital of Saba, where they were welcomed by Jonathan Johnson, Lieutenant Governor of the island.

The celebrations then moved to the garden of the residence of the Lieutenant Governor where took place dance and song performances and a celebration cake was cut. During the event King Willem-Alexander gave a speech praising the resilience of the people of the island for their quick recover after the Hurricane Irma.

Afterwards, in the garden of the government building, the Royal Couple unveiled the bust of historian William Stanley Johnson, who was honored for his dedication to documenting the life of the island.

The King and the Queen spent the afternoon diving in the Saba Bank, a submarine atoll located less than five kilometres off the coast of the island of Saba.

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