Second chamber elections on the 22nd of November 2023

Elections for the second chamber will take place on Wednesday, the 22nd of November 2023. The Rijksdienst Caribisch Nederland (RCN) will be starting an information campaign this week in order to inform all inhabitants of Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba about the elections and the voting process. The slogan for …

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Ferry services and flights to Saba disrupted by TS Tammy

The Makana Ferry will due to the passing of Tropical Storm Tammy ­not be travelling to Saba today. This was Friday, or tomorrow, Saturday, announced by Public Entity Saba on Thursday. Saba’s airport will also be closed on Saturday, which is when the tropical system is expected to pass near …

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Study into funding of childcare in the Caribbean Netherlands

In order to ensure that the future childcare compensation is realistic and organizations can continue to provide good childcare, the Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment (SZW) commissioned a study into the costs of childcare in the Caribbean Netherlands. Based on this study, the research agency Amsterdam Bureau for Economics …

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Inflation down on Bonaire, St Eustatius and Saba

In Q3 2023, consumer goods and services on Bonaire were 1.9 percent more expensive than one year previously. Inflation stood at 4.6 percent in the previous quarter. On St Eustatius, prices decreased by 1.1 percent year on year in Q3, while they increased by 3.3 percent in Q2. On Saba, …

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MP Kauthar Bouchallikht leaves Commission for Kingdom Relations

Member of Parliament and spokesperson for Kingdom Relations of GroenLinks Kauthar Bouchallikht has withdrawn from the list of candidates of GroenLinks/PvdA for the upcoming elections of 22 November. Bouchallikht believes her party has paid too little attention to the context of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict over the past week, she wrote …

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