A better, safer and more attractive Caribbean Netherlands
How can we create closer ties between the criminal justice chain and the immigration chain? What do we need from each other in order to act more effectively? These were the central questions during the mini-conference of the immigration chain on Thursday, the 26th of October 2023.
The deputy Island Governor of Bonaire, Nolly Oleana, opened the conference and emphasised the importance of effective cooperation within the chains:
“Effective cooperation is the best way to establish a solid foundation for future generations.”
The deputy Island Governor believes that good results can be achieved if all partners within the chain join forces. His wish for the day: that all the potential in the room will be used to take the next step to reinforce cooperation within the chain, in order to make the Caribbean Netherlands better, safer and more attractive for everyone.
A full programme and a full room
The programme featured a variety of presentations, break-out sessions and plenary discussions. Chain partners also took time to address activities that took place this year following the findings of last year's mini-conference. Many organisations within the immigration chain were represented, such as the Immigration and Naturalisation Service (IND), Social Affairs and Employment (SZW), Plenchi di Trabou, the Dutch Caribbean Police Force (KPCN), the Royal Netherlands Marechaussee (KMar), the Guardianship Council, the Coast Guard, the Public Prosecutions Office BES, the Public Entity of Bonaire as well as counter-partners from the European Netherlands.
Cooperation is important
The deputy Island Governor emphasised the importance of effective cooperation during his opening word. The value of and need for this mini-conference became apparent. That is why people were left with a positive impression of this day. In the coming period, people will continue to work hard to establish specific work-related agreements.
What is the immigration chain and the mini-conference?
The immigration chain consists of various organisations that work together to execute the Aliens Act. This act regulates the entry, authorisation, supervision and return of aliens. An alien is a person that does not possess the nationality of the country where s/he resides.
Organisations like the Immigration and Naturalisation Service (IND), Social Affairs and Employment (SZW), the Dutch Caribbean Police Force (KPCN), the Royal Netherlands Marechaussee (KMar), the Guardianship Council, the Coast Guard, the Public Prosecutions Office BES, the Netherlands Caribbean, Correctional Institution (JICN), and the public entities work together to realise shared objectives.
The immigration chain gathers each year around a central theme, in order to discuss cooperation and to establish agreements for the future.