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First Chamber: Support for law Childcare BES

Parents residing in the Caribbe­an Netherlands are even closer to paying a lot less for day care and after-school programmes, as there is much support among members of the Dutch First Chamber of Parliament for the draft law Childcare BES. Al­though the First Cham­ber does not deem it necessary to …

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Standard support for students abroad is insufficient

Read the letter from The Minister of Education, Culture and Science, Robbert Dijkgraaf to the Second Chamber: I hereby present to the Second Chamber the report “Towards imitable standards”. This study into the standard amounts in the BES Student Finance Act (WSF BES) was carried out by the research agency …

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VNG to set up Caribbean Desk

The Asso­ciation of Dutch Munici­palities VNG is setting up a Caribbean Desk, which will serve as a central point of contact for Caribbean members. This was an­nounced by Director of VNG International Pieter Jeroense in an interview in the recently published newsletter by the Cabinet of the Special Envoy of …

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Mayor Bruls of Nijmegen Visits Saba

On May 11, 2024, Mayor Hubert Bruls of Nijmegen led a delegation to Saba, in his capacity as crisis management portfolio holder for the Council of Safety Regions. Secretary of the Council, Myriam Jacobs, and advisor, Lucas van Horck, accompanied him on his visit. Upon arrival, the delegation was welcomed …

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