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Young people debating discrimination, racism

Young people in Bonaire, St. Eustatius, and Saba have entered into a con­versation with the National Coordinator against Racism and Discrimination about rac­ism and discrimination. The youngsters discussed their experiences and under­standings with national coor­dinator Rabin Baldewsingh, the dialogue’s initiator, on April 11. The conversations, in which the youngsters talked …

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Saba Tourism Master Plan process started

The process to draft the Saba Tourism Plan 2023-2028 has started. The Tourism Master Plan is being researched and conducted by the Dick Pope Sr. Institute for Tourism Studies, the research arm of the University of Central Florida (UCF) Rosen College of Hospitality Management. During a first information session, which …

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Changes to regulation COVID-19 measures Caribbean Netherlands

A number of measures to mitigate COVID-19 in Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba will be scrapped from the tempo­rary regulations that gave the island governors, or the government commissioner in St. Eustatius, the author­ity to impose measures in certain areas during the pandemic. Dutch Minister of Pub­lic Health, Wellbeing and …

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Equality a must in relations with Caribbean Netherlands

— Second Chamber in debate with state secretary — Equality in the rela­tions between the Netherlands and Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba is important and requires continuous working on. That was emphasised during a de­bate of the Permanent Committee for Kingdom Relations of the Sec­ond Chamber of the Dutch Parlia­ment …

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Successful Saba Health Fair 2022 and Bizzy B Walk & Run

On Saturday morning April 9, the community attended the Saba Health Fair 2022. The organization of the Health Fair was a collaboration between Saba Cares, the Public Health Department, Saba Pharmacy, volunteer students of Saba University School of Medicine (SUSOM), Body, Mind & Spirit (BMS) and Gezondheid Farms. The Health …

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Labour day to be celebrated on the 2nd of May

This year, Labour Day falls on a Sunday. According to the Labour Law (Arbeidswet 2000 BES), this means Labour Day is celebrated on the next working day. This is on Monday the 2nd of May. This means that most public offices and services will be closed on the 2nd of …

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Confirmed commitment for Bonaire, St. Eustatius, Saba

Dutch State Secretary of King­dom Relations and Digitisation Alexandra van Huffelen confirmed her commitment to the Caribbean Netherlands on Friday in a letter to the Second Chamber of the Dutch Parliament in anticipation of a debate about governance on the islands on April 14. “The Dutch govern­ment wants the Carib­bean …

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Exciting Changes for Nature Conservation in 2022 on Saba

From big litigation to renovations for their new sea lab, 2022 promises to be a banner year for the Saba Conservation Foundation (SCF).  SCF recently presented at the Dutch Caribbean Nature Alliance (DCNA)  Board Meeting, highlighting exciting new projects on the horizon. Just over five years ago, a 48-meter superyacht, …

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