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Motion Calls for Conversion of Libraries CN Into Develop Centers

According to the newssite Bonaire.Nu, MP Antje Diertens of D66 has submitted a motion last Wednesday in the Second Chamber, calling for the conversion of libraries on Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba into more multi-faceted development centers. “Libraries also need to be the place on Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba where …

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Close to 145 island residents took to Ombudsman in 2017

The Nation­al Ombudsman received 142 requests and/or complaints from residents of Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba in 2017. National Ombudsman Rei­nier van Zutphen and Chil­dren’s Ombudsman Mar­grite Kalverboer presented the 2017 annual report to the Second Chamber of the Dutch Parliament on Wednesday. The combined 63-page report of the Om­budsman …

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Parliament supports transfer of tasks to Saba

The Second Chamber of the Dutch Parliament is encour­aging the Dutch Govern­ment to arrange the transfer of tasks to the Public Entity Saba. The Second Chamber’s Per­manent Committee for King­dom Relations on Thursday requested State Secretary of Home Affairs and King­dom Relations Raymond Knops to have a consulta­tion with the …

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CBS: less air passengers for Saba in 2017

In 2017, there were nearly 21 thousand aircraft movements to and from the islands of the Caribbean Netherlands, a 5 percent increase on the previous year. On Bonaire and St Eustatius, the number of movements rose by over 10 and over 7 percent respectively. Saba with the smallest airport of …

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SCS starts building a sail boat

On February 23, 2014 the Saba Islander wrote an article about boat building on Saba. In that article Mr. Will Johnson quotes Willem Agnew Paton, who wrote that the people of Saba are celebrated throughout the Caribbean Islands for the fishing boats they built in the oddest places. The Saba …

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Civil Servants Take Oath of Office

On Tuesday, March 27th, 2018, most civil servants of the Public Entity Saba took their Oath of Office in front of The Executive Council during a ceremony held in the auditorium of the Saba University School of Medicine. Those who were unable to take the oath on this day, due …

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Adapted maritime border between St. Maarten, Saba

The mari­time border between St. Maarten and Saba will be defined more precisely with an amendment to the 2010 Kingdom Law, giving con­tent to the treaty that was signed between the Dutch Kingdom and the French Republic in Philipsburg on April 6, 2016.   The Second Chamber of the Dutch …

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Ombudsman team kept busy in Statia and Saba

  The National Ombudsman’s team had suc­cessful consultations in St. Eustatius and Saba last week. The Ombudsman assured that people can always turn to his office when they have a complaint about their government. The team was in St. Eustatius on Monday, March 19, and in Saba on Thursday and …

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