Chris Meijvogel

Nobody should get sick from work

On July 1st, 2019 The Occupational Safety Decree IV Caribbean Netherlands (‘Arbeidsveiligheidsbesluit IV Caribisch Nederland’) entered into force. This decree sets rules for work in the diving sector, working with asbestos and physical strain. This is in the interest of healthy and safe working conditions in the Caribbean Netherlands. Everyone …

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PCN ENDS 2018 WITH COVERAGE RATIO OF 111.5%

Kralendijk Pension Fund Caribbean Netherlands (PCN) closed the year 2018 off with a good result. The coverage ratio of the fund, which reflects the ratio between the liabilities and the available assets, amounted to 111.5%. PCN experienced a strong recovery in 2018, after the fund was forced to implement a …

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Mostly working parents in the Caribbean Netherlands

In 2018, most of the children living at home in the Caribbean Netherlands had working parents. Of the nearly 5.2 thousand children up to the age of 25 living at home on Bonaire, St Eustatius and Saba, 92 percent have at least one working parent. This is reported by Statistics …

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State Secretary Van Ark, Commissioner Wilson launch pilot project

State Secretary of Social Affairs and Labor Tamara van Ark and Commissioner of Social Affairs Rolando Wilson on Wednesday launched the pilot project to increase cooperation between the Public Entity Saba and the Social Affairs and Labor SZW unit of the National Government Department RCN. The agreement entails that for …

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New Marechaussee Commander visits

Departing Commander of the Royal Dutch Marechaussee in the Dutch Caribbean Lt. Colonel Hans Vroegh and the incoming Commander Lt. Colonel Roland Scheltens visited Saba on Tuesday, June 25. Island Governor Jonathan Johnson received the Commanders at the Government Administration Building. Scheltens will officially succeed Vroegh per July 1. Vroegh …

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Update Island Council visit to the Netherlands

The Island Council of Saba has provided an update on its recent working visit to the Netherlands where the delegation, consisting of Island Council Members Eviton Heyliger, Vito Charles, Hemmie van Xanten, Carl Buncamper and Esmeralda Johnson, and Island Registrar Akilah Levenstone attended a number of meetings and a large …

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European election campaign under scrutiny in Saba, Statia

For the last five days, two independent researchers from Bonaire have been on St. Eustatius to find out what people thought of the information campaign prior to the European elec­tion last month. Given that for example on Statia voter turnout was less than nine per cent of registered vot­ers, feedback …

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New officers of Saba Lions Club installed

An installation ceremony for the incoming officers of the Saba Lions Club was held at Eugenius Johnson Centre in Windwardside on Tuesday. Lion Mary Thielman, who has been an active member of the club for the past four years, was elected Club President for 2019-2020. Lion Xiomara Coffie was elected …

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