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Qredits offers Saba entrepreneurs microloans at 2% interest

New and existing entrepreneurs in St. Maarten, Saba and St. Eustatius can now access microloans up to US $25,000 at two per cent interest, personal mentor­ing and business development tools from Dutch funding foundation Qredits. The low-interest loans are backed by the Dutch Recovery Fund. Entrepreneurs will only pay back …

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Information campaign about intelligence referendum starts

On March 21, residents in the Caribbean Netherlands may participate in a consultative referendum on the new Law on the Intelligence and Se­curity Services Wiv 2017. This week, Government Service Caribbean Netherlands RCN is starting a six-week infor­mation campaign in Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba. Various means of communication will …

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National Accounts Survey in Caribbean Netherlands

For the next months, Central Bureau for Statistics (CBS) will carry out the National Accounts Survey on production revenues and costs in the Caribbean Netherlands in 2016. The survey aims to show the economic development on Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba. All organisations that are economically active on Saba and …

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SEC warns of interruptions during solar park installation

Saba Electric Com­pany (SEC) NV has in­formed its customers that there is a possibility of island-wide interruptions in the supply of electricity during the two-week period between Monday, February 12, and Friday, February 23, as the company is in the process of finalising its first solar park installation. The final phase …

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CFT discusses hurricanes and budget during its visit to Saba

During its visit on Wednesday, Febnuary 7, Com­mittee for Financial Supervision (CFI) extensively discussed Hurricanes Irma and Maria and the consequences these had for Saba. The way in which Saba dealt with these storms as a community has made an im­pression, CFT stated. Further­more, it was concluded that the execution …

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Commissioner Franco understands Statians want to see real solutions

How can you improve the current situation on St. Eustatius? How can you fix this? According to newly-appointed Government Commissioner Marcolino “Mike” Franco, this is the first reaction he received from supporters and opponents of the intervention by the Dutch Government on St. Eustatius.   Franco (58) has officially started …

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UPC condemns Statia takeover

The United People’s Coalition (UPC) sees the takeover of government on St. Eustatius on the basis of the “Three Wise Men” report as “an unfortunate and heavy handed measure. “It must be clear that UPC sees this action as a sad day and a black page in Statia’s history. Some …

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Feedback from Knops visit to Statia

Yesterday, Esther Henry of Caribisch Netwerk followed the events on Statia. A group of Statians, who have opposed the Dutch intervention in their local government, organized a silent protest from the airport to the special town hall meeting with State Secretary Raymond Knops on Wednesday. “We want a fair and honest …

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