Reforestation and waste management proposals submitted

During his recent visit to The Hague, Commissioner of Infrastructure Bruce Zagers submitted two proposals for funding with regard to waste management and reforestation. Zagers presented the reforestation proposal to the Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality (LNV) and the Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management (IenW). The waste …

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Inflation in the Caribbean Netherlands rising

In Q2 2021, consumer goods and services on Bonaire were 0.2 percent more expensive than one year previously. The inflation rate was still -3.2 percent in the previous quarter. On St Eustatius, prices decreased by 1.2 percent year-on-year, after they had fallen by 4.1 percent in the first quarter. On …

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Ants of the Dutch Caribbean 

Between 2015 and 2020, researchers from the Naturalis Biodiversity Center updated the local ant species lists for the Dutch Caribbean. A large number of new species were documented, including 40 new species on Saba and 32 new species on Aruba. Understanding ant populations for these islands puts us one step …

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Deferral of tax payment possible up to Sept. 30

Entrepreneurs whose business­es have problems due to the COVID-19 crisis can request from the Tax Office a special deferral of payment until September 30. The caretaker government in The Hague has decided that if one uses the special deferral of payment, business owners in Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba do …

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Tender process for new school buildings aimed for this fall

The tender process to construct two new buildings that will house the kindergarten of the Sacred Heart School (SHS), the Laura Linzey Daycare, and the afterschool care of the Saba Girls and Boys Sports Society will hopefully start this fall. The budget, provided by the Ministry of Education, Culture, and …

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