Island delegations compare, share on Schiermonnikoog

Members of the Island Councils of Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba visited Schiermon­nikoog, the smallest in­habited island of the Fri­sian Islands, last week. The conclusion was that the islands have a lot in com­mon, but that there are also many differences. The island delegations, who were in the Nether­lands for …

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Saba welcomes DJ Osocity and influencer Miss Coco

The Saba Tourism Bureau announced two extraordi­nary talents’ arrival to the island: DJ Osocity and Miss Coco. As part of its efforts to boost tourism together with the St. Eustatius Tourism Office, marketing firm Duo Brandits, in collaboration with the Makana ferry and WINAIR, disc jockey from the United States …

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Residents attend townhall meeting on Spatial Development Program

On Thursday, June 8th, 2023, the Ministry of Interior Affairs and Kingdom Relations (BZL) representative Henk Kats had the opportunity to meet with the residents of Saba to present a brief presentation on the Spatial Development Program currently being developed. Accompanying Mr. Kats for support was Stijn Schep who works …

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Pilot project digital dermatology via Saba Cares a success

Saba Cares, together with Care and Youth Caribbean Netherlands (ZJCN), has completed a 3-month pilot to reduce the waiting time for dermatology. The GP consults a dermatologist online so that the specialist can quickly give advice remotely. The GP can then decide whether to refer to the dermatologist of Sint …

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Substantial improvements needed in licensing, supervision and enforcement (VTH) for building, the environment and nature in the Caribbean Netherlands

The implementation of licensing, supervision and enforcement (VTH) with regard to building, environment and nature in the Caribbean Netherlands (Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba) is lacking. Despite the efforts of the island governments over the past few years. A key reason is that these Public Entities are too small to …

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