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CDA wants clarity on poor banking services in Saba

Members of the Second Chamber of the Dutch Parliament of the Christian Democratic Party CDA Joba van den Berg and Inge van Dijk are seeking answers from Dutch government about the deficient banking ser­vice for Saba consumers. The Members of Par­liament (MPs) this week submitted 13 written ques­tions to State …

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Saba co-signs culture covenant

Dutch State Secretary of Culture and Media Gunay Uslu and the public entities Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba on Tuesday signed a culture covenant. In this agreement, the four parties committed to taking joint responsibility for the cultural infrastructure in the Caribbean Netherlands. Parties want to bring a change towards …

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Attention for social projects during visit to the Netherlands

During a recent visit to the Netherlands, Senior Social Worker Lucrecia Paulina of the Public Entity Saba had several meetings to discuss investments and assistance for social projects on Saba in areas such as poverty, domestic violence, budgeting, as well as culture. Together with Island Secretary Tim Muller, Paulina had …

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Much higher untaxed sum for Caribbean Netherlands

Residents of Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba can look for­ward to a large increase of the so-called untaxed sum (“belastingvrije som”), the amount over which people don’t have to pay wage or income taxes, per January 1, 2023. Dutch State Secretary of Finance in charge of taxes Mamix van Rij …

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Saba to launch sexual health website on Valentine’s Day

Together with the Ministry of Public Health, Welfare and Sport VWS and Soa Aids Netherlands, the Public Health Department in Saba has been working on es­tablishing a sexual health web-site that applies to the Carib­bean context, keeping the con­text of Saba at the forefront. The Public Health Depart­ment aims to …

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UNICEF portrays families in St. Eustatius and Saba

The Netherlands branch of the United Nations Children’s Fund UNICEF is launching mini documentaries portraying families in Saba and St. Eustatius sharing their favourite ways of spending time together. The documentaries are to be released in the upcoming weeks, highlighting the importance for parents, care­takers and family members to play with …

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Simons: The Hague harbours sense of superiority in dealing with islands

Leader of the BIJ1 party Sylvana Simons, during the gen­eral political deliberations (“algemene politieke be­schouwingen”) in the Sec­ond Chamber of the Dutch Parliament on Wednesday, accused Dutch politicians of “superiority thinking” to­wards the Dutch Caribbean. “While poverty in our Kingdom extends to the other side of the Atlantic Ocean, there …

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