One-third of electricity renewable on Caribbean islands

In 2018, the Caribbean Netherlands produced 136 million kWh of electricity. Of this amount, 45.1 million kWh came from renewable sources, equivalent to 33 percent of total electricity production. Production levels on the three islands were just as high as in 2017, but a larger part has been produced sustainably. …

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First cases completed by the Medical Disciplinary Court Dutch Caribbean

The Medical Disciplinary Court Dutch Caribbean (Medisch Tuchtcollege Caribisch Nederland – MTCN) completed its first cases this week. It concerned three disciplinary complaints against two doctors and one dentist. One of the complaints was partially declared justified and a warning was issued. The other two complaints were declared unfounded. Every …

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Traditional Cottages on Saba and life in the past

Dutch Museum Saba organized in the past years in September the Open Monuments Days, which is a Dutch annual national event in September. However the lack of tourists in September made us decide to look for another opportunity. In the month of October there is always on Saba the remarkable …

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CBS reports a small increase in prices on Saba

In the last quarter, the prices of goods and services on Saba were on average 0.3 percent up year-on-year. Clothing, fresh fruit, and vegetables rose in price. Fresh fruit and vegetables were 28.5 and 9.4 percent more expensive respectively. Petrol was 6.0 percent more expensive while electricity was 13.7 percent …

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Saba and St. Eustatius visit Kingdom Tournament in Bonaire

Last week a delegation from Saba and St. Eustatius visited the Kingdom Tournament in Bonaire. The group consisted of Public Entity Saba, Sports United Federation Saba, Public Entity St. Eustatius, St. Eustatius Sports Facility Foundation and, A+ academic & Professional Training Centre. The Kingdom Tournament is a specially developed youth …

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Dutch Caribbean Nature Alliance Convention organizes a Symposium for and by Nature Experts, Researchers, Managers and the Youth

The upcoming convention of the Dutch Caribbean Nature Alliance (DCNA) will be taking place on Bonaire this year and will focus on youth participation, marine park management, coral restoration, research, and strategic planning. All six National Park Management organizations from the Dutch Caribbean and the key players and other local …

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Gas explosion at dormitory in Saba

Saba’s emergency services were rushed to a dormitory building on Thais Hill Road in The Bottom around 7:30am Saturday, for a gas explosion that left one man severely burned. A loud crack was heard throughout The Bottom that morning and a large plume of white smoke was seen coming out …

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