National Ombudsman received more complaints from islands

The National Ombudsman in 2021 received 206 complaints from Carib­bean Netherlands residents, which is forty per cent more compared to 2020, when 145 complaints were filed by people living in Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba. The vast majority of the complaints in 2021, 145 in total, were filed digitally. During …

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Saba healthcare workers celebrate their day with Statia colleagues

Joined by their colleagues from St. Eustatius, healthcare workers on Saba celebrated International Healthcare Workers Day on Thursday, May 12. The program started with an ecumenical service at the Roman Catholic Church in The Bottom. This was the first time that International Healthcare Workers Day was celebrated under this new …

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Summary of Minister Schouten’s visit to Saba

Dutch Vice-Prime Minister and Minister of Poverty Policy, Participation and Pension Carola Schouten had a successful visit to Saba on Monday, May 9. She visited many places, took note of Saba’s beauty, but also acknowledged the island’s challenges and the people’s struggles. Minister Schouten arrived on Saba Sunday late afternoon. …

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Issues with medical referrals?

In the week of May 10th, a delegation of the Directorate for Care and Youth Caribbean Netherlands (ZJCN) of the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport (VWS) will be present on Sint Eustatius, Saba and Sint Maarten to further improve the process for medical referrals. The customer relations officer of …

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Minister Schouten visits Saba

Dutch Vice-Prime Minister and Minister of Poverty Policy, Participation and Pensions Carola Schouten started her visit to the Caribbean Netherlands on Saba on Sunday, May 8. The Minister and her delegation arrived with the last Winair flight. At the airport to receive the delegation were Acting Island Governor Shamara “Amelia” …

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