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Minister Schouten delivers on poverty challenges

On Bonaire, St Eustatius, and Saba, social assistance and child benefits will be increased as of 1 July and parents of care-intensive children will receive an extra allowance in anticipation of the doubling of the child benefit. Minister Carola Schouten (Poverty Policy, Participation, and Pensions) announced this during her working …

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Saba Arawak Hotel is a very welcome addition to Saba

Saba’s hospitality sector has a new, and most welcome addition since Friday, May 6: the Saba Arawak Hotel. With 27 rooms, the hotel will give a boost to the number of room accommodations on the island. Named after the Arawak Indians that came to Saba during the 8th century for …

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National Ombudsman received more complaints from islands

The National Ombudsman in 2021 received 206 complaints from Carib­bean Netherlands residents, which is forty per cent more compared to 2020, when 145 complaints were filed by people living in Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba. The vast majority of the complaints in 2021, 145 in total, were filed digitally. During …

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Saba healthcare workers celebrate their day with Statia colleagues

Joined by their colleagues from St. Eustatius, healthcare workers on Saba celebrated International Healthcare Workers Day on Thursday, May 12. The program started with an ecumenical service at the Roman Catholic Church in The Bottom. This was the first time that International Healthcare Workers Day was celebrated under this new …

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Summary of Minister Schouten’s visit to Saba

Dutch Vice-Prime Minister and Minister of Poverty Policy, Participation and Pension Carola Schouten had a successful visit to Saba on Monday, May 9. She visited many places, took note of Saba’s beauty, but also acknowledged the island’s challenges and the people’s struggles. Minister Schouten arrived on Saba Sunday late afternoon. …

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