Opinion: Neocolonialism

Dear editor, Did we choose neocolonialism during the referendum in the early 2000’s? I don’t think so. For anyone who does not know what the word means, the dictionary says the following: “the use of economic, political, cultural, or other pressures to control or influence other countries, especially former dependencies.” Strikes a cord? …

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Caribbean students inform members of parlement

A group of about twenty students from Curaçao, Aruba, Sint Maarten, Bonaire and Saba entered into discussions with Caribbean parliamentarians. They did this during the Inter-Parliamentary Kingdom Consultation (IPKO) that is taking place these days in The Hague. The students shared their experiences and called on parliamentarians to pay more …

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Saba Gears Up for Hurricane Season

With the official start of the hurricane season, and numerous weather forecasters predicting a more active season in 2024, various stakeholders convened a kickoff meeting on June 7th to discuss several proactive measures in place, in the case of potential storms. The meeting brought together Island Governor Jonathon Johnson, Island …

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Joint Court hosted open house in Saba

The Joint Court of Justice held an open house at Saba’s new courthouse in Windwardside on Satur­day to inform residents of its presence and purpose on the island and educate locals about the court’s procedures. St. Maarten-based Judge Gertjan Wouters spoke to the open house’s visitors on a vast number …

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Internet consultation for double child benefit BES

Parents on Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba (BES) with children with intensive care needs will soon be able to receive dou­ble child benefit. To this end, Caretaker Minister Carola Schouten for Poverty Policy, Participation and Pensions launched an Internet consul­tation recently, on the regula­tions that elaborate on this. In the …

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Ambitious educational goals for Caribbean Netherlands

Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba have set various educa­tional goals for the coming years in their Education Agendas, sent to the Dutch Second Chamber of Parlia­ment on Tuesday, June 4, by Caretaker Minister of Primary and Secondary Ed­ucation Marielle Paul. Al­though this is the first time that Bonaire, St. Eustatius …

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