Julieta Woods lucky winner

Julieta Woods of Saba was the lucky winner of the CC1 St. Maarten Coca Cola St. Maarten Carnival 2017 promotion. She won an all-expense paid trip for two to St. Maarten. Her prize includes two roundtrip tickets to St. Maarten, one-week stay in Simpson Bay Resort, Carnival season passes and …

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Saba airport wins global travel poll

Saba’s Juancho E. Yrausquin has topped a global travel poll of the world’s most scenic airport landings, conducted by the private jet booking service PrivateFly. The results were announced on Tuesday. St. Maarten’s Princess Juliana International Airport made number seven in the poll. A panel of major names in the …

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CBS data a good indicator of how the islands develop

As a neutral organisation the Central Bureau for Statistics (CBS) doesn’t get involved in political discussions on the issue of poverty in Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba. Nonetheless, CBS Manager Henk van de Velden painted an interesting picture of the developments in the Caribbean Netherlands based on statistics of the …

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Inflation at 0.1 per cent

On the basis of the Consumer Price Index (CPI) the Dutch Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) reports that the inflation rate on Bonaire slipped to 0.1 per cent in the first quarter of 2017. Year-onyear, prices of goods and services also decreased on Saba (1.0 per cent). On St. Eustatius …

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Saba signs agreements with three US schools

Saba’s Commissioner of Education Bruce Zagers and Island Secretary Tim Muller recently returned from their extensive tour of United State colleges and universities which included visits to six schools in five states. Agreements that will benefit Saba students were signed with three schools. The institutions visited were: St. Thomas University …

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Number of foreigners working with proper permits down slightly

Foreigners are frequently employed in the Caribbean Netherlands and such employment is regulated by law. The “Wet arbeid vreemdelingen” for Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba (BES) forbids foreigners to work in the Caribbean Netherlands without a valid work permit TWV. The law is intended to protect the local labour market …

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PCN visits Saba on Tuesday, April 25

Pension funds Caribbean Netherlands (PCN) Would like to inform the public of Saba that their representative Ingra Bennett will be on Saba on Tuesday April 25th, 2017 to answer questions, listen to concerns or handle issues pertaining to a PCN pension. To schedule an appointment please contact PCN office on …

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