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A big financial step for residents of the Caribbean Netherlands

Various departments have joined forces to further support Bonaire, Saba and St. Eustatius. The investment is meant to give an extra impulse to improve the living standard of the inhabitants of the Caribbean Netherlands. In addition, the free allowance of the public entities will increase considerably. Starting in 2023, the …

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State secretary laments Statia patients’ deaths

Dutch State Secre­tary of Public Health, Welfare and Sport Maarten van Rooijen deeply regrets the recent death of two patients in St. Eustatius, and an­nounced a general investigation into the state of healthcare in the Carib­bean Netherlands. And there will be a pilot for St. Eustatius and Saba to have …

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Construction prefab housing daycare progressing well

Construction of the prefab housing units at the Laura Linzey Daycare Center is going according to schedule. The prefab housing, which will serve as a temporary provision until the new permanent location for childcare is constructed in The Bottom, is scheduled to be ready this summer. The 18 prefab units …

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Medication administration training for Daycare staff

Eight staff members of the Laura Linzey Daycare Center took part in a basic medication administration training provided by the Public Health Department on May 9. In principle, the daycare does not administer medication to children, but sometimes children have prescribed medication that needs to be used several times per …

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Saba works on Water Vision

With the input of local stakeholders and the assistance of Dutch water operators Vitens Evides International (VEI), the Public Entity Saba has started the process to develop a Water Vision. Two persons of VEI, Fred Elgers, and Eric Adamse, were on Saba earlier this month to meet with the stakeholders …

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Lower special allowances for Caribbean Netherlands

The amounts that the Dutch government is making available in special allow­ances for Bonaire, St. Eu­statius and Saba is going down in the coming years. This seems to be in contra­vention of the promise of The Hague to invest more in the islands. The Rutte IV government announced in its coalition …

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Island Council attends course in Bonaire

Members of the Saba Island Council left for Bonaire on Monday, May 16. The main goal of the trip to Bonaire is to attend a three-day course on ‘Open Governance’, facilitated by the Bonaire company Konsiliare BV. Also on the program this week are meetings with the Caribbean Netherlands Police …

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