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More people on islands now on social welfare

About 14 per cent more people have become dependent on so­cial welfare (“onderstand”) in Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba since the corona-virus crisis. Dutch State Secretary of Social Affairs and Labour Bas van ‘t Wout stated in a letter to the Dutch Par­liament late last week that the number of …

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Temporary flight connection between St. Eustatius and Bonaire 

The Ministry of Interior Relations concluded an agreement with WinAir for a temporary flight connection between St. Eustatius and Bonaire. Due to the Covid-19 measures, many regular flight connections in the area were canceled. As a result, the Leeward Islands are poorly connected to the outside world. That is why, …

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Third EZK compensation for entrepreneurs

For the third time, entrepreneurs in the Caribbean Netherlands can receive a fixed-cost compensation from the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate (EZK). The EZK allowance is for entrepreneurs who are dealing with a loss of turnover due to the corona crisis and who therefore find it more difficult to …

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Saba Day week of activities to kick off on November 30

The Executive Council will be hosting the official ceremonies mark­ing the 45. anniversary of Saba Day and the 35. anni­versary of the Saba flag on Friday, December 4. Un­der the motto “Lessons of the Past and Actions of our Present Determine our Fu­ture” the celebrations will commence at 8:30am with the …

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