The Daily Herald writes that the number of employees of the National Government Service for Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba (“Rijksdienst Caribisch Nederland” (RCN)) has gradually grown from 488 in 2010 to 665 in 2013. This is stated in the 2013 Annual Report Business Operations of the Dutch Government that Minister of Housing and the Government Sector Stef Blok sent to the Second Chamber of the Dutch Parliament on Wednesday. Since the start of the RCN in 2010 when Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba became public entities of the Netherlands, the size of the personnel steadily grew from 488 in 2010 to 584 in 2011 and 633 in 2012. In 2013, the number stood at 665. The figure includes the Police Force Caribbean Netherlands, which was in dire need of strengthening of capacity as it was understaffed at time of the Netherlands Antilles, as well as other services and departments on the islands. In the Netherlands, various sectors of the Dutch Government slightly went down in 2013 in terms of the number of personnel. The total number of Dutch civil servants decreased by 5.5 per cent since 2010. The Dutch Government employed 108,834 in 2013, a decrease compared to the 114,421 in 2010.