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State Secretary Blokhuis promises to decentralize ZVK

The ZVK, the Health Insurance Office BES, is going to decentralize part of its services so that these can be better adapted to the local conditions and needs of Saba and St. Eustatius. That was the message of state Secretary for Public health, Paul Blokhuis send to the second chamber. …

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BES(t)4 kids program gets off to a good start

The BES(t) 4 kids program’s ambition is to offer all children in the Caribbean Netherlands good quality, safe and accessible childcare and after-school care by the year 2022. Since the program’s launch in January 2019, great efforts have been made to realize the objectives. The number of classrooms in Saba …

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Winair offers 2 daily flights to ABC islands from July 4th

With the state of connectivity or lack thereof, for the ABC islands with the bankruptcy of airlines, Winair rapidly created a schedule to do its utmost to fulfill this void in the region. In these efforts to ensure this connectivity was reestablished for the Northern and southern Caribbean Winair enlisted …

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SP asks about ‘absurdity’ of dentist issue in Saba

The absence of a dentist in Saba was brought up by the Socialist Party (SP) during a debate in the Second Chamber of the Dutch Parliament with three state secretaries on Thursday. Member of Parliament (MP) Ronald van Raak (SP) explained that while visiting Saba in January this year, the …

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More support for islands from Dutch municipalities

The initiative whereby Dutch municipalities made personnel available to assist St. Maarten after Hurri­cane Irma will be expanded and become more structural for the entire Dutch Canbbean. Dutch State Secretary of Home Affairs and Kingdom Relations Raymond Knops confirmed, in a letter he sent to the Dutch Parliament’s Second Chamber …

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