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Unwillingness to pay damages remains without consequences

More than a year after her conviction, Saban Magaly Barnes has not yet transferred a cent of the US $20,661 that she has to pay to her stepmother by order of the judge. Barnes wrought havoc on her stepmother’s studio apartment while her stepmother was in Colombia for cancer treatment. …

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Changes to BES health insurance claims as of 1 July 2021

A number of elements of the BES Healthcare Insurance Claims Regulation [Regeling aanspraken zorgverzekering BES] (Raz BES) are going to change on 1 July 2021. The changes relate to the clarification of a number of claims, while additional text and requirements have been added to a number of stipulations. Specifying …

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Saba delegation discusses the new harbor project in The Hague

The Saba delegation, consisting of Commissioner Bruce Zagers, Island Secretary Tim Muller, policy advisor Nicole Johnson and harbor policy advisor Zelda Meeuwsen on Wednesday, June 30, participated in a workshop about the new harbor project. Discussed were the various reference designs with engineering firm Witteveen+Bos, Rijkswaterstaat and harbor project manager …

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Successful visit Island Council to the Netherlands

The delegation of the Saba Island Council during the meetings in the Netherlands was able to point out the matters that are important to Saba, such as increasing the structural funding, establishing a social minimum, a better banking system, investments in education, social development, and infrastructure. Island Council Members Esmeralda …

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Tender for affordable maritime connectivity Saba & St. Eustatius

The Public Entities of Saba and St. Eustatius jointly issued a tender document on June 30, 2021, inviting licensed ferry operators to submit a proposal to provide regular, affordable maritime connectivity between Saba, St. Eustatius and St. Maarten and between St. Eustatius and St. Kitts. The Ministry of Infrastructure and …

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ACM: maximum price for electricity rises 29% as of July 1st

The Authority for Consumers and Markets ( Autoriteit Consument & Markt (ACM)) has set the maximum tariffs for the distribution of electricity in the Caribbean Netherlands. The tariffs will apply as of July 1st, 2021. The ACM sets maximum tariffs for the production and distribution of electricity in the Caribbean …

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