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Again positive audit review for Saba, surplus over 2017

The Public Entity Saba has again secured an excellent rating for its public finances: the 2017 annual report, which the Is­land Council adopted last Thurs­day, received an outright positive audit review from the accountant. Despite the many challenges that the island government faced, 2017 was closed off with a posi­tive …

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More purchasing power on BES islands for families with young children

CBS reports that the median purchasing power of the population in the Caribbean Netherlands increased once again in 2016. The population of Saba enjoyed the largest increase with 4.8 percent. On Bonaire and St Eustatius, the increase was 1.9 percent and 2.4 percent respectively. On all three islands, the purchasing power …

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Regional cooperation discussed at Saba’s Tourism Conference

Saba’s second Hos­pitality and Tourism Con­ference was an extended event with accredited cus­tomer-service training from June 25-27, followed by conference sessions on July 2 and 3. The customer service trainings, which focused on elements such as attitudes for service and managing customer expectations, were all well received by stakeholders within the …

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12.5 million euros for Saba harbour project

Saba gets 12.5 million euros for the Fort Bay Harbour expansion and renova­tion project. St. Eustatius gets 7 million euros to tackle the coastal erosion. The Dutch Council of Ministers on Friday approved the funds as part of the so-called Re­gional Envelope. In total, 30 million euros will be invested …

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