Seminar on the prevention of money laundering, terrorism

On Thursday, November 28, the Ministry of Finance together with the Financial In­telligence Unit in the Netherlands FIU-NL will be hold­ing a seminar on Bonaire on the prevention of money laundering and the financing of terrorism in the Carib­bean Netherlands’ islands Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba. The seminar, intended for …

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Saba’s library donates in aid of Philipsburg Jubilee Library

  Philips­burg Jubilee Library has received a US $900 dona­tion from Saba’s Queen Wil­helmina Library. Saba’s library organized a fundraising drive on Mon­day, October 23, to assist St. Maarten’s Library after the passing of Hurricanes Irma and Maria and damage to the Library’s structure. The much-needed funds will be used …

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Island Electoral College elections in March 2019

Residents of Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba with Dutch nationality will be able to vote indirectly for the Dutch Senate in May 2019 via the Electoral College on their island which will be elected on March 20, 2019, on the same day the Island Council election will take place. The …

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Ombudsman returns to St. Eustatius and Saba

The representatives of the Nation­al Ombudsman will return to St. Eustatius and Saba once again. They will be on Statia on Monday, November 27, and on Tuesday, November 28, and on Saba on Wednesday af­ternoon, November 29, and Thursday, November 30. The National Ombudsman is an independent institute that handles …

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Research vessel to visit islands in Feb. & March

A Netherlands Maritime Research Institute NIOZ research ship and a team with almost 100 scientists will visit the Windward Islands during part of February and March 2018 to conduct research in the sea surrounding the islands. The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research NWO recently announced the seven-month voyage of NIOZ’s …

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Bonaire Hosts International Meeting on Protection of Sharks

From November  20-24th, 2017 a group of international shark experts is gathering at Captain Don’s Habitat on Bonaire to discuss measures for the international protection of sharks. Countries ranging from the Philippines to Saudi Arabia, from the United States to Australia and from Costa Rica to Chile have sent experts …

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