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Study on the viability of Winair

In October 2020, the Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management, the Ministry of Interior and Kingdom Relations, and the Ministry of Economic Affairs & Climate Policy (‘Ministry’) are looking to gain insight into the political-societal value of Winair to support ministerial decision making on Winair’s support request. Background COVID-19 has …

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Hospitality sector informed of start vaccination on Febr. 22

The local hospitality sector was informed today, Friday, February 12, that the COVID-19 vaccination process will start on Monday, February 22. In the course of next week, Saba should receive the first batch of COVID-19 vaccines of the Moderna brand. There will be two large vaccination rounds. The first during …

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Works start on Saba’s Botanical Garden

The Saba Conservation Foundation (SCF), with funding of the Public Entity Saba, has started the works on the Botanical Garden in Windwardside. The botanical garden will have only local plants and trees, and will be a great addition both for residents and visitors. Workers are busy installing a fence around …

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Saba DOET moves to May – Project registration is open

Saba DOET, the annual ‘make-a-difference’ event where volunteers help out in the community, will take place on May 28 and 29. Originally, Saba DOET and similar events in the other parts of the Dutch Kingdom were to take place on March 12 and 13. The Oranje Fonds, the organization in …

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COVID-19 measures during Second Chamber election

As a result of COVID-19, a number of measures have been taken in the “Tijdelijke wet verkiezingen COVID-19″ to ensure that the Second Chamber election on March 17, 2021, proceeds as safely as possible. These measures apply throughout the Netherlands and therefore also in the public entities of Bonaire, St. …

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CXC Suite of Examinations Now Available in Saba and St Eustatius

The Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) and the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science of the Netherlands formalized an agreement on 2 December 2020, to conduct examinations and award certificates and diplomas through the sole secondary and vocational institutions in Saba and St Eustatius. Through CXC, students of the Gwendoline van …

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Covid-19 measures during the Second Chamber election 2021

The election of the members of the Second Chamber on March 17th, 2021 will be a remarkable election in a remarkable time. As a result of Covid-19, a number of measures have been taken in the ‘Tijdelijke wet verkiezingen covid-19’ to ensure that the Second Chamber election proceeds as safely …

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Extension of protective measures pregnant employees

In the Caribbean Netherlands, all employees are entitled to 16 weeks of pregnancy and maternity leave. The employer must continue to pay the full salary during this period. In turn, employers can get this money reimbursed through the loss of wages benefit from the SZW unit of RCN. At the …

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