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Automatic registration for child’s allowance assessed

Child allowance

The assessment to introduce an automatic registration for a second child and subsequent children to receive child’s allowance (“kinderbijslag”) in Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba will be concluded this year. Dutch State Secretary of Social Affairs and Labour Jetta Klijnsma stated this in a letter that she sent to the …

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Marine Mammal Research on the Saba Bank


The Saba Bank was equipped with two acoustic noise loggers in 2015 and 2016 to support marine mammal research on Saba Bank. Humpback whales don’t just sing songs- they compose with the whales around them, singing a song that evolves over time. Scientists didn’t know this until they started recording …

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Sabans get trained in disaster management

Medical personnel and fire fighters assisting a “victim” of a traffic accident on Well’s Bay Road during an exercise on Friday.

Saba’s disaster management organisation had three days of training last week to be better prepared for incidents and disasters. With the assistance of Head of the Disaster Management Department of St. Maarten Paul Martens, the focus of the training was on sharing information and collaboration between the different safety partners. …

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