Kralendijk- Guardianship Council for the BES-islands, Curvin George will per Februari 1, 2018 also be appointed as acting island governor for the public entity of Bonaire. Former Kingdom Representative, Gilbert Isabella , has decided this prior to his departure late last month.
Curvin George, has extensive managerial and administrative experience in the Caribbean Netherlands. As director of the Guardianship Council of the Caribbean Netherlands, Mr. George contributed to the developments in the field of care for the youth and organizational development. As of January 1st 2018, Mr George had also been appointed as Director of Youth Care and Family Supervision of the Caribbean Netherlands. He will fulfill the position of acting island governor in addition to his regular duties.
During the absence of the island governor, the acting island Governor will mainly focus on the progress and continuity of decision-making processes within the Executive Council and the Island Council.
The appointment of an acting island Governor is a responsibility and authority of the Kingdom Representative based on art. 91 of the WolBES. After the current acting island Governor, Evangelina Betancourt, indicated that she did not wish to be considered for reappointment, The Kingdom Representative started the procedure for a new appointment. This was discussed among others with the members of the presidium of the Island Council.
There are clear arrangements between the island governor, the acting island governor and the Kingdom Representative made about when the Acting island governor will be on duty. This will be in the event that the island governor is not present on the island, or when, due to circumstances, is not able to perform its function.