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CBS: consumer prices soaring on BES islands

In Q1 2018, Saban prices of goods and services were on average 2.9 percent up year-on-year, versus 2.5 percent in Q4 2017.  The price increase is caused by price developments of a wide range of product groups. Food, clothes and household appliances, among others, went up in price compared to …

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Repayment scheme offered for DUO study debts

Some 1,000 ex-students live in the  Caribbean Netherlands and have received student grants from the Dienst Uitvoering Onderwijs (DUO) in the Netherlands. They were often insufficiently aware of the repayment possibilities of their student debt. Some therefore had to deal with a bailiff. In order to deal with the debt …

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KPCN gets new uniforms

KPCN will introduce the new operational uniform on Bonaire on April, 30th. Bonaire has the scoop, Saba and St. Eustatius will follow in the third quarter of this year. The basic color of the new uniform is dark blue, with yellow stripes in the outerwear. The uniform comes also with …

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Do you know the new Elfin Forest trail?

For years, James “Crocodile” Johnson talked about reestablishing the trails that were used by previous generations of Sabans to get to their farms on the slopes of the mountain. In those days, men and donkeys did the backbreaking work of bringing home bananas, tanyas, cristophenes, cabbage, pumpkin and much more. …

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Island secretary Tim Muller loves his job on Saba

The Dutch quality newspaper Algemeen dagblad published an interview with Island Secretary Tim Muller. Before accepting the post on Saba he has been working in high level positions in The Hague, Rotterdam and Amsterdam. In the article he expresses his love for Saba and respect for the residents. Saba is …

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SHS organised a self-defense class

On Sunday, April 22nd, 2018, the students at Sacred Heart School on Saba who are attending teacher Helen’s class again enjoyed the self-defense class at the Peter. L. Granger Sports Auditorium. This special event took place in connection with Autism Awareness Month. The students learned several self-defense techniques and they had a …

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