Vincentian receives Royal Distinction from Dutch Monarch
MAYOR Cora-Yfke Sikkema awarding ms Browne the royal distinction Claudia proudly smiling after the ceremony.
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May 5, 2023
Vincentian receives Royal Distinction from Dutch Monarch

True to tradition, on the eve of the birthday of King Willem-Alexander of The Netherlands (Holland), citizens who have made a profound impact on their community were honoured.

Claudia Browne, a Vincentian who resides in The Netherlands, was one of this year’s citizens who became a Member in the Order of Oranje-Nassau on April 26, 2023.

Claudia Browne was lauded for her dedication to her job as a secondary school teacher for 41 years in Winschoten and Stadskanaal.

Browne’s teaching career started 50 years ago in Curaçao and continued for over 40 years in The Netherlands. She taught English and Dutch at secondary school level.

Mayor of the municipality of Oldambt Cora-Yfke Sikkema, said that she showed a high level of dedication to her Dutch pupils, inspiring and motivating them in many ways.

Claudia is the daughter of the late Weston Isaac Browne and the late Helaire (Eve) Edwards-Browne who were residents of Prospect in SVG.