Nominating someone in the Caribbean part of the Kingdom

Aruba, Curaçao and St Maarten

To nominate an inhabitant of Aruba, Curaçao or St Maarten for a royal decoration, please contact the Decorations Committee of the island in question. The Committee will draft a recommendation and send it to the island’s Council of Ministers. The Council of Ministers determines whether an official nomination will be submitted to the Governor, who in turn submits the nomination, together with their recommendation, to the Civil Honours Council. The decision on whether to submit the nomination to his Majesty the King is taken by the Minister of the Interior and Kingdom Relations.

Contact details for Aruba

Aruba Decorations Committee/Comision Condecoracion Real Aruba
Attn: Ms Cynthia P. Perez-Lopez (Chair)
Email: condeco.aruba@gmail.com

Contact details for Curaçao

Curaçao Decorations Committee
Email: kondekorashonreal.cur@gmail.com

Contact details for St Maarten

Royal Decoration Advisory Committee
Attn: Ms Cassandra Janssen, Secretary
P.O. Box 943
Philipsburg, St Maarten
Email: RODAC@sintmaartengov.org

Lintjesregen op St. Eustatius
Royal decoration ceremony in St Eustatius in 2021

Bonaire, St Eustatius and Saba

Honours nominations for residents of Bonaire or Saba can be submitted to the Governor of the island. In St Eustatius, this is done via the Royal Decoration Committee. The Governor forwards the nomination and their recommendation to the Kingdom Representative for Bonaire, St Eustatius and Saba, based in Bonaire. The Kingdom Representative then in turn submits the nomination to the Civil Honours Council, together with their recommendation and that of the Governor. On the basis of these recommendations, the Minister of the Interior and Kingdom Relations then decides whether a decoration should be awarded. If the decision is positive, the minister will submit the nomination to His Majesty the King.

Contact details for Bonaire

Office of the clerk to the island executive
Attn: Governor Edison Rijna
Plaza Reina Wilhelmina 1
Bonaire, Caribbean Netherlands
Email: kabinet.gezaghebber@bonairegov.com (cc: decoratiecommissiebonaire@gmail.com) 

Contact details for St Eustatius

Royal Decoration Committee
Email: royal.dec.comm@statiagov.com

Contact details for Saba

Office of the clerk to the island executive
Attn: Governor Jonathan Johnson
Power Street 1
The Bottom
Saba, Caribbean Netherlands
Email: jonathan.johnson@sabagov.nl

Contact details for the Kingdom Representative for Bonaire, St Eustatius and Saba

Interim Kingdom Representative Jan Helmond
Attn: Secretariat
Kaya International z/n
Kralendijk
Bonaire, Caribbean Netherlands
Email:  rijksvertegenwoordiger@rijksdienstcn.com
Tel.: +599 (0) 715 8304