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Makana ferry surpasses airlines in passenger numbers

In the first eight months of its existence, the Makana ferry has transported more passengers be­tween St. Maarten, St. Eustatius and Saba than the air­lines have. Dutch State Secretary of Kingdom Relations and Digi­tisation Alexandra van Huffelen reported this fact in an update that she sent to the Second Chamber …

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Join the Big Live Nature Quiz and win a Sailing Trip 

The Dutch Caribbean Nature Alliance (DCNA) invites young people, aged 12-14, who live in Aruba, Bonaire, Curaçao, Saba, Sint Maarten and Sint Eustatius to participate in the third edition of the Big Live Nature Quiz. It is free, online, live, interactive and the quiz contains questions about endangered animals and plants in …

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Various topics discussed at Central Committee meeting

The Island Council had a Central Committee meeting on Tuesday, October 11 to handle two amendments to the 2022 budget and the 2021 annual report. Various topics were discussed, ranging from agriculture and energy to banking services and the different projects that are in execution. At the start of the …

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Fire Department recruits three young Sabans

The Caribbean Netherlands Fire Department BKCN successfully recruited three young Sabans, Dalton Barnes, Tyanne Nicholson and Noah Matthew, for the training to become part of the Saba team. In need of more personnel, BKCN began the recruiting process for Saba, St. Eustatius and Bonaire during the summer. Through a proactive …

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High fuel price continues to affect electricity bills

The Public Entity Saba is grateful for the support that the Dutch Government has been making available to help mitigate the electricity price. But even with these subsidies, it is unavoidable that consumers will still see the effects of the energy crisis on their electricity bills due to the high …

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Follow-up to DUO’s visit to the Caribbean

In November the Education Executive Agency [Dienst Uitvoering Onderwijs] (DUO) will once again be visiting Aruba, Bonaire, Curaçao and Sint Maarten to open temporary service centers on these islands in order to communicate with prospective and former students. DUO is also going to organize information meetings and offer tailor-made on-site …

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Free school meals for primary schools in Caribbean Netherlands

There will be additional funding to provide free school meals at primary schools in the Caribbean Netherlands. This was announced by poverty policy minister Schouten today. It was already announced last week that free school breakfast will be provided at 500 primary schools with many vulnerable pupils in the European …

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