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Draft 2022 – 2025 Multi-Annual Budget Saba

The Executive Council of the Public Entity Saba would like to inform the public of the following: Following the Finance Law Public Entity Bonaire, St. Eustatius, Saba (FINBES), the draft 2022 – 2025 Multi-Annual Budget will be available for public viewing at the Security Desk in the Government Administration Building …

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Parliament endorses hike in islands’ minimum wage

The Second Chamber of the Dutch Parlia­ment on Tuesday adopted a mo­tion to increase the minimum wage and the social allowances in Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba (the BES Islands) by ten per cent, per January 1, 2022. As expected, the motion ta­bled by Member of Parliament (MP) Jorien Wuite …

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Rene Bagchus new director of Kingdom Relations/Caribbean Netherlands at the Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations, BZK.

As of 1 November 2021, René Bagchus will become director of Kingdom Relations/Caribbean Netherlands at the Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations, BZK. Bagchus is currently working at the Kingdom Relations Department on the assignment ‘strengthening the services in the Caribbean’ and also as an acting client Shared Service …

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SSS Islands flights may be public transportation

The Dutch government is assessing the possibility of giving the air connection between St. Maarten, St. Eustatius and Saba (the SSS Islands) the status of public transportation. Dutch caretaker Minister of Infrastructure and Water Management Barbara Visser stated this in her response to written letters submitted by Member of the …

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Makana ferry to be stationed in Statia

The Makana, which will be op­erating a ferry service be­tween St. Eustatius, Saba, St. Maarten, and St. Kitts will be homeporting in Sta­tia to maximize connectiv­ity. This means that Statia res­idents can take advantage of early departure and late arrival times to and from St. Maarten and St. Kitts. It …

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