National Ombudsman visits Saba and Statia this week

POSTED: 03/12/15 12:45 PM

ORANJESTAD / THE BOTTOM – The National ombudsman has visited the islands of Statia and Saba twice in 2014. Each visit saw a rise in complaints submitted by the public and another trip has been scheduled from today until Thursday.

The National ombudsman hears and investigates complaints by private citizens against officials, public bodies or government institutions. In 2014, the citizens of Saba and Statia submitted respectively 22 and 44 complaints about, amongst others, the Health Insurance Office, the police and the local government.

“We consider and investigate complaints from people who believe they have been treated unfairly or unreasonably by a government department or agency, including the tax office, the police and ZVK. The ombudsman aims to resolve complaints impartially, informally and quickly,” the Ombudsman stated in a press release. “If you feel you have a valid complaint, feel free to drop in during our consultation hours or book an appointment. Our services are free of charge and we will explore all avenues for resolving the matter.”

Consultation hours in Saba are tomorrow from 4 to 7 p.m. in The Bottom at the Saba Roads & Construction Company building and on Wednesday during the same hours at RS Accounting near the RBC Bank.Citizens can also make appointments by calling 416 50 80 or by emailing to or

Consultation hours Statia are today from 4 to 7 p.m. at the library, tomorrow from 3 to 5 at the Auxiliary Home and on Wednesday again at the library from 4 to 7 p.m. appointments are possible from Monday to Thursday via phone number 318 5855 or via email to or

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