Chris Meijvogel

Caribbean Netherlands tourism hit hard by COVID-19 pandemic

Tour­ism in the Caribbean Netherlands was heavily impacted in 2020 by the measures and flight restric­tions due to the COVID-19 pan­demic. The number of visitors who flew to St. Eustatius and Saba last year was down by 69 and 67 per cent, respectively, relative to 2019. In Bonaire, 58 per cent …

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Marion Veneberg new BES Chief Prosecutor

Marian Veneberg will be the new Chief Prosecutor for Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba The kingdom Council of Ministers decided on Friday to nominate her for appointment on the proposal of Minister of Justice and Security Ferd Grapperhaus. Veneberg was born in 1961 and will start as Chief Prosecutor for …

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Saba, the Netherlands win case against Elsa Shipping

~ Yacht stranded in 2017 when mooring broke ~ The public entity Saba is very pleased with the verdict of the Rotterdam Court on Wednesday which dismissed all claims of Elsa Shipping Limited. Elsa Shipping took the public entity Saba, Saba Conservation Foundation (SCF), and the Netherlands to court for the stranding …

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Study on data for SDG indicators completed

The first study on the availability of data for the sustainable develop­ment goal (SDG) indi­cators in the Caribbean Netherlands has been completed. The Central Bureau for Statistics (CBS) in the Netherlands was com­missioned by the Dutch Parliament’s Standing Committee on Kingdom Relations to examine the availability of indicators in the Monitor …

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Family in Saba finally reunited with father

Wednesday, February 17, was a special day for a Saba fam­ily with three minor children who were finally reunited after they won their appeal case filed against the Immigration Department’s denial of a residence permit for the father, Akeem Isiah Winston, their attor­ney Remco Stomp said. The father was raised in …

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KLM transports first vaccines to islands

The first batch of coronavirus COVID-19 vacci­nations for the Caribbean part of the kingdom left on a Royal Dutch Airlines KLM flight from Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport to Bonaire and Aruba on Tuesday. This is the start of a series of transports to the Dutch Carib­bean islands. Today, Wednesday, the first batch …

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