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October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month.

This is a time to celebrate people born with Down syndrome and make others aware of their abilities and accomplishments. This is Jayden, a fourth-grader at Sacred Heart School. Jayden was born with Down syndrome. He has the same wants, dreams, and goals as everyone else. He is more alike …

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Spotify Is now available on Saba

Earlier this year, Spotify became available in more than 80 markets around the world, with several in the Caribbean. Today, we’re excited to share that Spotify is now available to even more users and creators in the Caribbean, including French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Saint Barthélemy, Saint Martin, Anguilla, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Montserrat, Turks and Caicos Islands, Aruba, Bonaire, Saint Eustatius, Saba, and Sint Maarten. By expanding listening around the world, Spotify can connect more fans …

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Book start begins at the Queen Wilhelmina Library

On Wednesday, September 22nd, the Queen Wilhelmina Library started its Book Start program. Book Start is a program to stimulate reading and is based on the principle that children who have books read aloud to them as a baby experience more pleasure in reading and are more motivated to learn …

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CRIB-number for all residents in the age between 0 and 67

The Belastingdienst Caribisch Nederland has created a CRIB number for all residents in the age between 0 and 67. (Centraal Registratie Informatie Belastingplichtige). These personal numbers are sent by letter to everyone who is registered in the population administration of Bonaire, Saba or Sint Eustatius, and who falls within this …

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Island Council passes banking motion

The Saba Island Council on Wednesday, September 22, 2021, adopted a motion that seeks to end the problematic banking situation for Saba residents and entrepreneurs. The motion requests the Executive Council to initiate talks with the Dutch Government to create a level playing field between the people on Saba, Bonaire, …

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Motion to establish social minimum adopted

The Island Council wants the new Dutch Government to see the establishment of a social minimum based on the actual cost of living included in its coalition agreement. The Island Council on Wednesday, September 22, 2021, adopted a motion that asked the ‘formateur’ and the political leaders working on a …

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Kingdom Relations 2022 budget has expenditures at 376.3m euros

The Dutch government, under the bud­get Kingdom Relations, in­tends to spend in total 376.3 million euros for the Dutch Caribbean in 2022, of which the largest part, 201.5 million euros, is allocated to debt re­organisation and loans. Also earmarked in the draft 2022 Kingdom Relations budget are: 80.4 million eu­ros …

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