Medication administration training for Daycare staff

Eight staff members of the Laura Linzey Daycare Center took part in a basic medication administration training provided by the Public Health Department on May 9. In principle, the daycare does not administer medication to children, but sometimes children have prescribed medication that needs to be used several times per …

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Saba works on Water Vision

With the input of local stakeholders and the assistance of Dutch water operators Vitens Evides International (VEI), the Public Entity Saba has started the process to develop a Water Vision. Two persons of VEI, Fred Elgers, and Eric Adamse, were on Saba earlier this month to meet with the stakeholders …

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Lower special allowances for Caribbean Netherlands

The amounts that the Dutch government is making available in special allow­ances for Bonaire, St. Eu­statius and Saba is going down in the coming years. This seems to be in contra­vention of the promise of The Hague to invest more in the islands. The Rutte IV government announced in its coalition …

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Island Council attends course in Bonaire

Members of the Saba Island Council left for Bonaire on Monday, May 16. The main goal of the trip to Bonaire is to attend a three-day course on ‘Open Governance’, facilitated by the Bonaire company Konsiliare BV. Also on the program this week are meetings with the Caribbean Netherlands Police …

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Real estate tax assessments are coming

The Tax Office CN will send out the real estate tax assessments for 2021 this month. The real estate tax is levied on owners of immovable properties such as a second home and company buildings on Bonaire, Saba, and Saint Eustatius. The property used by the owner as his or …

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Triathlete Pigeon: Saba is very special for me

Gregory Pigeon of St. Martin has been com­ing to Saba to participate in nine editions of the an­nual triathlon. Out of those nine, he won eight. The Daily Herald asked him after his very success­ful race on Saturday what he loves about Saba’s Hell’s Gate Triathlon. “Saba is very special …

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Chairperson asks attention for Caribbean Netherlands

The Per­manent Committee for Kingdom Relations of the Second Chamber of the Dutch Parliament is asking for more atten­tion for Bonaire, St. Eu­statius and Saba. In a letter that she sent to the other permanent committees of the Sec­ond Chamber last Fri­day, Chairperson of the Permanent Committee for Kingdom Relations …

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Interested in an internship abroad? Join the OCTA Youth Days

Join us on the OCTA Youth Days to learn about the ways young people (aged 18-30 years old) from the Overseas Countries and Territories can participate in initiatives from the European Union. What’s on the program?  ✔️ Studying or doing an internship abroad. ✔️ Volunteering on a project of your choice with …

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