Recent News

Day against Human Trafficking

Worldwide, people will reflect on human trafficking on October 18th, and so will we in the Caribbean Netherlands. The word ‘human trafficking’ may sound grave to you. Human trafficking is a violation of human rights. Human trafficking also occurs in the Caribbean Netherlands in the form of labour exploitation. The …

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Social Affairs and Labour expands provisions

The Unit of Social Affairs and Labour (SZW), in recognizing the needs of residents of Saba, St. Eustatius and Bonaire, is hard at work to expand its provisions to the fullest extent possible within the limits of the law. Because of this, special provisions are being made. One of the …

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Labour Inspection increases number of extraordinary police officers

On Thursday, October 12th the Chief of Police Mr. J. Rosales swore in Mr. D. Frans BSc and Mr. L. de Jong  as Extraordinary Police Officer [Buitengewoon agent van politie, also known as Bavpoller] for the Caribbean Netherlands.  As result, the number of Labor Inspection inspectors who also are extraordinary …

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Dutch charity event to support St. Maarten, Saba & Statia

The singer, songwriter, Kizzy, was the initiator of ‘Schiedam Steunt St. Maarten’, a charity event she set up to collect donations and goods for Saba, St. Eustatius and especially St. Martin which was hit the hardest by hurricane Irma. The show hosted by Marco Spruit Bleeker aired LIVE on Popup …

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