SABA—Minister of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality Carola Schouten arrived on Saba on Sunday. Her stay on the island will include visiting various agricultural projects, the harbor, the Saba Conservation Foundation (SCF) and have a meeting with both the Executive Council and the Island Council and leaves on Tuesday.
Upon her arrival on Sunday afternoon, she was received by Island Governor Jonathan Johnson and Island Secretary Tim Muller where she was given an island tour, which included several stops, including a view of the Under the Hill social housing project. This is Schouten’s first visit to Saba since her appointment as Minister in October 2017. The Minister and her delegation paid a visit to The Garden at The Level, where manager Sam Frederick gave background information on this special agricultural project, which serves as a social work place for currently seven persons. Frederick explained that the fresh, organic produce from The Garden is sold at the market in Windwardside on Wednesdays and that on Tuesday, home deliveries are made. There are plans for a second market in the future which would be in The Bottom on Fridays. Before travelling on to St. Eustatius on Tuesday, Minister Schouten will climb Mount Scenery and visit The Farm at Hell’s Gate.