Family in Saba finally reunited with father

Wednesday, February 17, was a special day for a Saba fam­ily with three minor children who were finally reunited after they won their appeal case filed against the Immigration Department’s denial of a residence permit for the father, Akeem Isiah Winston, their attor­ney Remco Stomp said. The father was raised in …

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KLM transports first vaccines to islands

The first batch of coronavirus COVID-19 vacci­nations for the Caribbean part of the kingdom left on a Royal Dutch Airlines KLM flight from Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport to Bonaire and Aruba on Tuesday. This is the start of a series of transports to the Dutch Carib­bean islands. Today, Wednesday, the first batch …

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Drop in import value lowers Caribbean Netherlands’ trade deficits

In 2020, all three islands of the Caribbean Netherlands recorded a year-on-year decrease in their goods trade deficit. St Eustatius saw the sharpest decline, followed by Bonaire and Saba. Statistics Netherlands (CBS) reports this based on newly released figures. The islands of the Caribbean Netherlands have structural trade deficits. This means …

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Support package 4.0 for Caribbean Netherlands

The Dutch government last week de­cided to again extend the economic support and re­covery package for Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba. The measures of the so-called emergency package 4.0 for the Caribbean Netherlands will be valid until mid-2021. In a letter he sent to the Second Chamber of the Dutch …

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Delivery of vaccines ‘complex operation’

The islands are ready: the necessary equipment is there, the staff has been trained, but nothing has been done yet in the Ca­ribbean part of the kingdom. “Due to a logistically com­plex operation,” the vaccines have still not been sent, the NOS reports. The Dutch Ministry of Health, Welfare and …

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Statia, Saba dialysis patients return home after 10 months

It was a joyful event at ED. Roosevelt Airport in St. Eustatius on Sunday, February 14, when dialysis patients from St. Eu­statius and Saba disembarked from a chartered EZ Air air­craft. Many family members and friends were on hand to welcome the returning pa­tients after their absence of almost ten …

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