New Lt. Governments Bonaire and Saba

Glen Thodé and Jonathan Johnson are the new lt. governments in Bonaire and Saba. The Minister Council for the Kingdom approved the nominations today. Thodé succeeds Herbert Domacassé, whose term of office runs out on October 24 and Johnson replaces Sidney Sorton effective July 2.

Thodé’s appointment is for the term of six years. At this moment, Thodé is senior lecturer at the lawyers’ faculty of the University of Aruba. Johnson, who is still director of the secondary school in Saba, is also appointed for six years.
The 62-year former procurator general of the Antilles, Robert (Rob) Pietersz, will be appointed for six months as the new deputy procurator of the Public Prosecutor of Aruba on June 23. Pietersz’ appointment is provisional due to the lengthy absence of the procurator general of Aruba, Thérèse Croes-Fernandes and the running out of her substitute’s term, attorney general Nico Jörg.
Pietersz has already done this earlier for a period of nine months. He was also nominated for the function of PG before, but declined the honours. He has worked for the Central Bank in the past and was chairman of the Advisory Council of the Neth.Antilles.
The Minister Council for the Kingdom has also appointed Joost Veerman today as member of the Joint Court of Justice of the Neth.Antilles and Aruba. Veerman is still judge in the court of Arnhem. Peter van Schendel is reappointed as deputy member. Both appointments are for three years and take effect on August 1, 2008.

(Source: Amigoe)

June 13, 2008

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