Wedding Witness (or pro #4 of living on Statia)

Last month I decided to make a list of 25 advantages or pros of living on Statia. In case you missed pro #1, #2 and #3, click here to find out how to become a Frequent Flyer (or pro #1 of living on Statia)how to tape your scooter (or pro #2 of living on Statia) and how and where to swim (or pro #3 of living on Statia).

Statia is a 21km2 island with around 4,000 inhabitants. It’s a municipality of the Netherlands, but located in the Caribbean between St. Kitts and Saba. Not in the last place because of our ‘special’ status, the government is the biggest employer of the island, next to NuStar Energy.

wapen St Eustatius

Being 1 of the 4,000 residents, it happens to be that I am working for the island government too. And if you happen to work for the island government, you might just happen to work in an amazing place like this:

Fort Oranje

This is the view from my office in the historical Fort Amsterdam. Not bad, huh?!

And then it happens that the colleagues of Civil Affairs are looking for two witnesses in a wedding that is going to be held in the Fort. Sure, no problem! Where’s the champagne?

So on an average Wednesday afternoon, this is what happened 😀

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Me doing the signing business here for two happy complete strangers

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Cheers! Pro #4 of living on Statia!

cheers

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More pros of living on Statia:

How to become a Frequent Flyer (or pro #1 of living on Statia)

How to tape your scooter (or pro #2 of living on Statia)

How and where to swim (or pro #3 of living on Statia)

Statia in Shape (or pro #5 of living on Statia)

Nevis Agricultural Fair (or pro #6 of living on Statia)

Vogelfestival * Bird Festival (or pro #7 of living on Statia)

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