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Boat transport for Saba Day weekend

The public entity St. Eustatius has arranged passenger transport from Statia to Saba on Friday, December 4, so that Statia residents can attend the upcoming weekend’s Saba Day celebrations. Many residents of Statia have reached out to the public entity requesting the possibility to travel to sister island Saba. How­ever, …

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Saba: first place winners of DCNA’s Big Live Nature Quiz

The Dutch Caribbean Nature Alliance (DCNA)’s first Big Live Nature Quiz was recently the start of a fun new creative way to engage kids through e-learning about nature in the Dutch Caribbean.  Last week 23 teams of 1-4 kids between 11-14 year old throughout Aruba, Bonaire, Curacao, Saba, Sint Maarten …

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10 handheld radios to strengthen crisis communica­tion in Saba

Chief of Saba’s Fire Department Julio Every (left) handed over programmed handheld radios to Island Governor Jona­than Johnson (right). The Ministry of Justice and Safety pur­chased 10 handheld radios to strengthen crisis communica­tion in Saba. These radios may come in handy in times of crisis, or if regular means of …

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Inventory 1st, financial solution for Saba later

The public entity Saba will have to await the completion of an inventory before it receives a reply to its urgent appeal for more structural funding from The Hague in order to cover its operational costs. Dutch State Secretary of Home Affairs and Kingdom Re­lations Raymond Knops informed the Second …

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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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