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Eigen Kracht seminars now available to the Dutch Caribbean

The ability to create a plan together with relatives and friends in difficult times. Moreover the ability to have a say and maintain direction, amidst the involvement of government and aid organizations. Soon residents of the Dutch Caribbean in such situations will also be able to request an Eigen Kracht …

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Merger Benevolent Foundation Saba & Saba Health Care Foundation

As you have been informed; in November 2014 Benevolent Foundation Saba (BFS) and Saba Health Care Foundation (SHCF) signed an intention to merge. The Inspector of Healthcare for Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba visited the BFS and wrote in his latest report that the quality of the BFS had improved …

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Privacy Day dedicated to employers and employees.

Kralendijk, January 27, 2016 – On International Privacy Day the BES Commission for the Protection of Personal Data Privacy (the Commission) will focus its attention on the relationship between employers and employees. In doing so, it will stimulate both parties to engage in a meaningful dialogue about the rules that …

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Klijnsma announces increase in minimum wage on Saba

At a joint press conference with Commissioner Chris Johnson on Monday evening, State Secretary of Social Affairs and Employment Jetta Klijnsma announced plans to increase Saba’s minimum wage and discussed the new child allowance. Both issues stem from the historically high cost of living and low wages, making it difficult …

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Saba residents most positive about constitutional change

Saba is the most positive island in the Caribbean Netherlands about the changes following October 10, 2010, according to the results of an opinion survey held on all three islands by Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies KITLV. Between Bonaire (63 per cent), St. Eustatius (51 per …

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State Secretary Klijnsma listens to concerns of Saba

State Secretary of Social Affairs and Labour, Jetta Klijnsma, is visiting the Caribbean Netherlands this week. Her first stop is Saba where she held talks with the Executive Council, Island Council, employers in the private sector and important social partners on Monday. Both the Executive Council and private sector explained …

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State Secretary Social Affairs visits afterschool programme

State Secretary for Social Affairs, Jetta Klijnsma, paid a visit to the Saba Boys & Girls Scout Afterschool Programme on Monday afternoon. There she met with founder of the programme Mrs. Elka Charles, who gave an explanation about when the project was first started. She also explained about the challenges …

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Klijnsma meets participants Job Programme

On Monday State Secretary of Social Affairs and Labour, Jetta Klijnsma, met with Project Manager, Ginno Romero, to discuss the progress of the Job Programme during her visit to Saba. Romero is working on Saba since 2013 and has had approximately 25 participants in various Job Programmes. Klijnsma also spoke …

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RIVM assists BES islands to quickly diagnose zika infections

  De Telegraaf reports that the Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) will assist the Dutch-Caribbean islands Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba, to determine possible infections with the Zika virus. This is  confirmed by prof. Dr. J T van Dissel, director of the RIVM Centre for …

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Mega D headed to Saba

Dion “Mega D” Humphreys, along with the children and adults connected to the Mega D Youth Foundation MYF, headed to Saba from St. Eustatius on Friday, from Charles A Woodley Pier on Dawn II, writes The Daily Herald. The trip is the launch party for the second motivation album titled …

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Cheque presented to Saba fire victim

A cheque was presented Thursday to Saba fire victim Lillian Leverock, who lost her home in a fire on November 18, 2015. The cheque was presented by Commander of the Caribbean Netherlands Fire Department of St. Eustatius Andre Bennett, accompanied by colleague firemen here on Saba at the Fire Station …

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Mega D Youth Foundation to launch its album on Saba

Mega D Youth Foundation MYF will be launching its motivation album “Incredible” on Saba with a weekend filled with activities on January 22 and 23. Foundation founder Dion “Mega D” Humphreys said the weekend, organised in collaboration with Child Focus and Centre for Youth and Family, will start Friday with …

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Saba girls envision their future during Sister Talk

Saba had its second Sister Talk, which consisted of three workshops led by Lysanne Charles-Arrindell. This weekend, Saba’s girls had the chance to envision their future. Participants in the workshops had to fill out a personal project plan, which gave them obtainable goals to strive to achieve. Charles is originally …

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LGBT documentary also screened on Saba

Members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community on Saba organized a screening of the new documentary “One Kingdom, One Love” Saturday at Eugenius Johnson Centre in Windwardside. The documentary tells several stories about LGBT people on and from the Dutch Caribbean islands and ties this in with …

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Commanders’ training Caribbean Netherlands Fire Department

On Monday January 11th, 2016 11 participants of the Caribbean Netherlands Fire Department (BKCN) started the commanders’ training. It regards 1 participant from Saba, 3 participants from Statia and 7 participants from Bonaire. The commanders’ training is an intensive training for people who manage the crew of the single spout …

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'Live your Best Life Now' inspiring workshop credo

A group of 40 people from Saba took part in a “Live your Best Life Now” workshop, which was hosted by Beverly Whitfield, who is originally from Saba and was visiting from the Netherlands. Last weekend’s event was sponsored by Body, Mind and Spirit and Saba Lions Club. After an …

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Public Central Committee meeting, January 21

Public Notice The Central Committee of the Public Entity Saba will meet on Thursday January 21st, 2016 at 10:00 am at the Government Administration Building. The agenda for said meeting is as follows: Opening Approval of the agenda Approval of the Minutes from the Central Committee meeting on November 5th, …

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SSS islands together at Dutch Holiday Expo

St. Maarten is back at the annual Dutch Holiday Expo (Vakantiebeurs) which started in Utrecht on Tuesday, and with two large booths, no less: one combined stand with the sister islands St. Eustatius and Saba, plus one large booth of Port St. Maarten and Caribbean Luxury Club. St. Maarten’s absence …

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Isabella urges RCN to keep up good work

Dutch Government Representative Gilbert Isabella called upon civil servants of Government Service Caribbean Netherlands RCN to support the execution of a number of plans on the basis of the Multi-Annual Programme. “As civil servants, your support is also needed in this regard. The preparation of your work should help the …

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The Hideaway restaurant opens at Breadline Plaza

The Hideaway bar and restaurant officially opened at Breadline Plaza. The new eatery, which is operated by Camilo Usuga, his girlfriend Courtney Hassell and Chef Ryan Jacobs from Atlanta, Georgia, is open for lunch and dinner. The Hideaway held its grand opening Friday, with many patrons filling the restaurant and …

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Caribbean Netherlands Summit calls for action in coming year

Alleviation of poverty, economic development and more efficiency are to become the priorities if it were up to Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba following last year’s evaluation of the islands’ constitutional status as public entities. These focal points were defined Saturday afternoon on the conclusion of a two-day summit with …

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Bonaire Tax Office reverses decision to stop taking cash

Pressured by the Dutch National Ombudsman, the Caribbean Netherlands Tax Office will continue to accept cash payments in Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba. The National Ombudsman announced in a press release on Thursday, that the Caribbean Netherlands Tax Office had acted upon the Ombudsman’s recommendation to reverse the decision to …

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Meet & Greet with First and Second Chamber on Saturday

The general public is invited for an informal Meet & Greet with members of the First and Second Chamber on Saturday January 9th from 2.30 pm to 4.00 pm at Hideaway Restaurant at the Breadline Plaza. A delegation consisting of First and Second Chamber members from the Committee for Kingdom …

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Changes in tax for service providers

The Caribbean Netherlands Tax Office has implemented an amendment to the law on General Expenditure Tax ABB, which is applicable to entrepreneurs who provide telecommunication, radio and television, and electronic services. The amendment came into effect on January 1. For entrepreneurs who provide the abovementioned services to entrepreneurs outside of …

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New Year's fireworks

Saba enjoyed a festive spirit over the 2015 Christmas season with entertaining events and parties all over the island, culminating with the traditional New Year’s Eve fireworks display early on the evening of December 30. The fireworks show was held early to ensure children and New Year’s Eve partygoers could …

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