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King and Queen visit Saba on December 1, Saba Day

His Majesty King Willem-Alexander and Her Majesty Queen Máxima will visit the islands of Saba, St Eustatius and St Maarten in the Caribbean part of the Kingdom from Thursday 30 November to Saturday 2 December. The royal couple will be accompanied on this trip by the State Secretary for the …

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State secretary  Knops visits St. Maarten, St. Eustatius and Saba

State secretary Knops (Interior and Kingdom Relations)  is visiting the three Windward Islands from Monday, November 27 th, until Sunday,  December 3rd .The visit is divided intwo parts. From November 27th until November 30th, the State Secretary first has his own program. Afterwards, he accompanies his Majesty the King and …

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Durable goods arrived for Statia hurricane victims

Durable goods to help victims of hurricanes Irma and Maria arrived recently on St. Eustatiusnday. The Unit of Social Affairs (SZW) has started the immediate distribution of the goods (refrigerators, beds, fan and stoves) in the second week of November to those persons who have already completed the application process. …

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Fundraising creates a new horizon for Maritsa

Maritsa Riley is one of the unfortunate residents of Saba, who lost her roof and most of her belongings during Hurricane Irma. Maritsa lived in her house in St. Johns with her one year old son and eleven year old daughter and another cousin she was taking care of. Sea …

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Labour Inspection tightens illegal employment enforcement

The Labour Inspection’s enforcement regime will change as from January 1st, 2018. Where in the past the Labour Inspection issued a warning first, the Labour Inspection will now immediately issue an official report for violations of the Wet arbeid vreemdelingen BES (hereinafter Wav BES [BES Labour Law Foreigners]). The Labour …

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Microfinancing from Qredits now available for Saba

The Chamber of Commerce Saba and Statia is happy to announce the introduction of Qredits on Saba. Qredits is a foundation that supports you as an entrepreneur to successfully start or invest in your business. This they accomplish by providing unique tools for writing your business plan, personal mentoring and the …

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CBS: On Saba 27% of working population employed in Public Sector

CBS: Public sector largest employer Caribbean Netherlands According to a survey by Statistics Netherlands (CBS), the Caribbean Netherlands’ largest employer is the public sector. The Caribbean Dutch government employs more than 1.9 thousand people, i.e. 15 percent of all people in work on the three islands. In 2016, 10.7 thousand …

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Reconstruction of damaged houses on Saba will start soon

Yesterday, Monday, November 6th, the Island Governor met on behalf of the Executive Council, with the homeowners and tenants of homes which sustained the most damage during hurricanes Irma and Maria. The meeting was aimed to inform them about the procedure for reconstruction. This week, the planning bureau will have …

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