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Details on the new CAO and pension scheme for RCN civil servants

On Thursday, May the 20th, 2021, negotiators from the unions and RCN signed an agreement on adjustment of the pension scheme and the employment conditions for central government civil servants in the Caribbean Netherlands. In order to prevent a substantial decrease in income when employees retire, the retirement age will …

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State Secretary Knops updated on goat control project

Dutch caretaker State Secretary of Home Affairs and Kingdom Relations Raymond Knops expressed his full support for the goat control project during his visit to Saba on Tuesday, May 19. Saba’s ‘do mentality’ is visible in the execution of this project, he said. “On Saba, the attitude is: we have …

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Knops: Talks on Saba always constructive, visible progress

Dutch caretaker Minister of Home Affairs and Kingdom Relations Raymond Knops says visits to Saba always have a lot of content. “The discussions with the Executive Council and the Island Council from the onset have been consistent where it comes to the issues and constructive in tone,” he said at …

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Unions and RCN have reached a negotiation result

On Wednesday, May the 19th, the unions of the organized consultation (ABVO, ACOM, NAPB, and STrAF) and the mandated employer on behalf of the Minister of the Interior and Kingdom Relations (BZK) reached a negotiation result on the pension scheme and the employment conditions for central government civil servants in …

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Saba Youth Council meets with State Secretary Knops

“I feel, by now, we should already be on a first-name basis…a warm wel­come to Saba, Raymond,” said Saba Youth Council member Vernisha Robin­son during a meeting with caretaker State Secretary of Home Affairs and Kingdom Relations Raymond Knops on Saba on Tuesday, May 18. Members of the recently installed …

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Fraud with corona support tackled severely by the court

The first session on fraud with corona support took place on Wednesday 12th of May. Project developer M.D.K. was on trial for forgery because he had made a false claim to obtain the EZK compensation for fixed costs. In addition, the convicted person unrightfully received monthly support as an entrepreneur, …

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Ingrid Sealy new IND Unit Manager as of the 28th of June

Ingrid Sealy was born in the Netherlands and grew up in Bonaire. After completing a study in Criminology at the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam, Ingrid Sealy settled in Bonaire. She started her career in Bonaire as a probation officer and subsequently worked at Youth Care as an itinerant social worker, …

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State Secretary Knops arrives on Saba

Caretaker State Secretary of Home Affairs and Kingdom Relations Raymond Knops arrived on Monday afternoon May 17 for a short visit. Present at the airport to receive the State Secretary and his delegation were Island Governor Jonathan Johnson and Island Secretary Tim Muller. After his arrival, Knops went to Museum …

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