People in Aruba and Saba get their news from a variety of sources compared to Curaçao, Bonaire and St. Eustatius, which depend more on traditional media such as newspapers, television and radio, writes The Daily Herald.
That’s according to a study done on the Dutch Caribbean islands by “Koninklijk Instituut voor Taal-, Land en Volkenkunde” KITLV in the Netherlands, of which the final report was recently published. St. Maarten had also been included in the project, but its results were disqualified due to suspected survey fraud by local researchers.
In Saba 47.9 per cent of the respondents follow the news daily via the Internet and in Aruba almost 40 per cent, compared to between 24.3 and 25.9 per cent for Curaçao, Bonaire and St. Eustatius. In Aruba 23.1 per cent “seldom or never” read online news, compared to 36.1 per cent on Curaçao.
Over 16 per cent in Aruba say they lack an Internet connection, compared to 11.6 per cent in Curaçao, 31.9 per cent in Bonaire, 17.4 per cent in Statia and 7.8 per cent in Saba.