Tuesday , October 24 2017

Saba News Archive: News Items

3 M euros extra for BES children

The Daily Herald writes that the Second Chamber of the Dutch Parliament on Thursday evening approved an amendment to the 2015 Kingdom Relations budget to make three million euros available to improve the position of children on Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba. Through the amendment, submitted by Member of the …

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Dutch Caribbean Organisations commit to continue cooperation

The Daily Herald reports today that the Platform of Dutch Caribbean Organisations in the Netherlands signed a declaration of intention on Saturday to continue the cooperation between the different organisations working in the interest of the people from the islands. The declaration of intention was signed during a gathering at …

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Political balance in Cabinet threatened

Without a drastic change in the coalition parties’ popularity, there will be a major shift in the political balance in The Hague after the March provincial elections, newspaper Volkskrant said November 26. The latest monthly analysis from research group GfK shows that the coalition parties could lose more than half …

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Schouten asks again for islands’ family allowance

The Daily Herald writes that member of the Second Chamber of the Dutch Parliament Carola Schouten of the ChristianUnion (CU) has again asked the Dutch government to introduce an allowance for families with children on Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba.Schouten did so during the handling of the 2015 draft budget …

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A Commonwealth construction for Aruba, Curaçao and St Maarten?

The Dutch government cannot force good governance in the Dutch Caribbean [Red: meant are the Islands Aruba, Curaçao and St Maarten] if the local politicians don’t want to cooperate, but it can offer assistance when the islands ask for it. This can be done through a commonwealth construction, an association …

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Evaluation Committee explains their mission

On Monday, November 17th, 2014. The Evaluation Committee, which was setup to study the effects on the constitutional transition introduced itself to the people of Saba. For those that did not had an opportunity to join the Meet & Greet, you can listen to what they said about their task. …

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Senate worried about cuts in island’s health care

The new cut backs in the health care insurance package for Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba has the First Chamber of the Dutch Parliament worried, and in particular the Socialist Party (SP). This writes The Daily Herald. The Senate will further analyse these adaptations which mainly affect physical therapy and …

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This Friday finals of eleventh Saba Idols at Scout’s Place

Saba is well-known for diving and hiking, but when it comes to nightlife there is another famous attraction which is, of course, “Sabaoke” (Saba and karaoke). Scout’s Place bar and restaurant hosts the annual Saba Idols Finals coming Friday, at 9:00pm. The Daily Herald announced that this is the 11th …

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Immigrants on Bonaire fear for their future

Caribisch Netwerk reports today that many Latin American immigrants in Bonaire fear for their jobs. When they need to renew their work permit, priority will be given to locals. From February 1, the Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment (SZW) will strictly apply the law that calls for a labor …

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RBC Wealth Management out of Caribbean markets

The Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) is now the latest Canadian bank to cut its losses in the Caribbean, following a decision to close its Caribbean wealth management divisions and several international advisory businesses in North America.The move follows RBC’s sale of its Jamaican operations earlier this year and an …

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