“Equal Treatment Legislation” delegation visits Saba

A three-member delegation, appointed by the Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations (BZK), which is assessing the possible introduction of “Equal Treatment Legislation” in the Caribbean Netherlands visited Saba last week for talks with authorities and stakeholders. The delegation, headed by former Bonaire Island Governor Glenn Thodé, spoke with …

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Successful Edition of DCNA’s Big Live Nature Quiz Kids 

The Dutch Caribbean Nature Alliance (DCNA) just hosted the Big Live Nature Quiz for young people, aged 12-14, living on Aruba, Bonaire, Curaçao, Saba, Sint Maarten, and Sint Eustatius. With 134 participating teams (consisting of 1 to 4 kids per team) competing from across the six Dutch Caribbean islands, the …

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MCB pledges to solve all possible ‘concerns, issues’

Maduro and Cu­riel’s Bank (MCB) said it is doing its utmost to address and solve “all possible concerns and is­sues” that arose from the transfer of the accounts of Saba clients from Windward Islands Bank (WIB) in St. Maarten to MCB Bonaire. “While we are still en­countering some issues, we …

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Caribbean Netherlands tax-free sum to increase by US $5,000

Second Chamber, minister discuss social minimum The tax-free sum, the yearly amount on which people don’t have to pay wage- or income tax, will go up substantially in Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba per January 1, 2023, from US $12,000 to more than $17,000. Dutch Minister for Pover­ty Policy, Pensions …

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Henk de Jong appointed interim Island Secretary

Island Governor Jonathan Johnson announced on Wednesday, November 16 that the Saba Executive Council has appointed Henk de Jong as interim Island Secretary as of December 1, 2022. De Jong’s appointment is until July 1, 2023. During this period, the search for a permanent Island Secretary will take place. De …

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