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BCN received many income tax returns

As of February, the Caribbean Netherlands Tax Authority (“Belas­tingdienst”) BCN started sending out invitations for taxpayers in the Carib­bean Netherlands islands of Saba, St. Eustatius and Bonaire to file tax returns. This year, the tax return must be submitted to the tax authorities no later than May 16. Online declaration …

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Members of Second Chamber updated on Saba issues

Commissioner Bruce Zagers and Island Secretary Tim Muller recently met with several Members of the Second Chamber of the Dutch Parliament during their visit to The Hague. Among the Members that Zagers and Muller met with was Chairperson of the Second Chamber’s Permanent Committee for Kingdom Relations Mariëlle Paul. The …

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Planned development of a bypass road on St. John’s

Public Notice The Executive Council of the Public Entity Saba would like to inform the public of the following: In connection with the School Renovation and Expansion Project, the Executive Council is looking into developing a Bypass Road on St. John’s, as shown in the attached drawing (1). This projected …

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Vessel SeaDream II adds calls to Saba

With the easing of entry for day-trippers, the luxurious cruising company SeaDream has added some calls to Saba for 2022. SeaDream II is scheduled to visit Saba on March 22, April 5, April 13, April 20 and December 22 this year, if weather permits. SeaDream I will visit the island …

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SZW Customer Perception Survey

Consultancy organization Linkels & Partners in the coming two weeks will be present on St. Eustatius and Saba for the execution of a Customer Perception Survey on behalf of the RCN Unit SZW. In light of the study, the opinion is asked of all recipients for customers of SZW receiving …

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Saba tourism partially recovered in 2021

In 2021, inbound tourism in the Caribbean Netherlands showed signs of recovery. The signs were evident in the number of visitor arrivals by air on Saba and St Eustatius. This is shown by the latest figures released by Statistics Netherlands (CBS). Inbound air tourism on Saba still recovering Saba received …

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DUO is revisiting Saba

In April the Education Executive Service [Dienst Uitvoering Onderwijs] (DUO) is going to visit Bonaire, St. Maarten, St. Eustatius and Saba to open temporary service centres on these islands in order to communicate with prospective and former students. DUO is also going to organise information meetings and offer tailor-made on-site …

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The Nordic way to stop bullying

Bullying can make children’s lives a misery and cause lifelong health problems – but scientists are discovering powerful ways to fight it. Lady Gaga, Shawn Mendes, Blake Lively, Karen Elson, Eminem, Kate Middleton, and Mike Nichols – these are just a few people who have spoken about their experiences of …

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Double child benefit for child with extra care needs

Parents of children with intensive care needs in the Caribbean Netherlands can also apply for double child benefits in the future. Minister Carola Schouten of Poverty Policy, Participation and Pensions announced this today. This should apply from July 2023. Children with specific care needs, due to an illness or disease, …

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