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Lower special allowances for Caribbean Netherlands

The amounts that the Dutch government is making available in special allow­ances for Bonaire, St. Eu­statius and Saba is going down in the coming years. This seems to be in contra­vention of the promise of The Hague to invest more in the islands. The Rutte IV government announced in its coalition …

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Island Council attends course in Bonaire

Members of the Saba Island Council left for Bonaire on Monday, May 16. The main goal of the trip to Bonaire is to attend a three-day course on ‘Open Governance’, facilitated by the Bonaire company Konsiliare BV. Also on the program this week are meetings with the Caribbean Netherlands Police …

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Real estate tax assessments are coming

The Tax Office CN will send out the real estate tax assessments for 2021 this month. The real estate tax is levied on owners of immovable properties such as a second home and company buildings on Bonaire, Saba, and Saint Eustatius. The property used by the owner as his or …

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Triathlete Pigeon: Saba is very special for me

Gregory Pigeon of St. Martin has been com­ing to Saba to participate in nine editions of the an­nual triathlon. Out of those nine, he won eight. The Daily Herald asked him after his very success­ful race on Saturday what he loves about Saba’s Hell’s Gate Triathlon. “Saba is very special …

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Chairperson asks attention for Caribbean Netherlands

The Per­manent Committee for Kingdom Relations of the Second Chamber of the Dutch Parliament is asking for more atten­tion for Bonaire, St. Eu­statius and Saba. In a letter that she sent to the other permanent committees of the Sec­ond Chamber last Fri­day, Chairperson of the Permanent Committee for Kingdom Relations …

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Interested in an internship abroad? Join the OCTA Youth Days

Join us on the OCTA Youth Days to learn about the ways young people (aged 18-30 years old) from the Overseas Countries and Territories can participate in initiatives from the European Union. What’s on the program?  ✔️ Studying or doing an internship abroad. ✔️ Volunteering on a project of your choice with …

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Kick-off Anti-Bullying Week and Book Week

Pupils and staff of Saba’s Sacred Heart School on Monday morning, May 16 took part in the opening ceremony of the 2022 Anti-Bullying Week 2022 and the 2022 Book Week, both of which take place this entire week. After the Saba Song, the Sacred Heart School Song, and a prayer, …

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Saba Bellot Players conclude competition

Saba Bellot Play­ers began their annual Eas­ter Bellot Competition in mid-March 2022. Twelve teams have met at the Saba Chinese Restaurant every Thursday evening since then to play belote, which is a card game primarily played in France and certain other European countries. In Saba, where the game is spelled …

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Anti-bullying Week: May 16 – 20

The Community Development Department and the Action Group present the Anti-bullying Week from May 16th to the 20th. Various activities will be organized at the Sacred Heart School and for the Afterschool Care. This year’s theme of the Anti-bullying Week is: Do not blurt what might hurt. Bullying is a …

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