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Vision for technical education drafted at recent STO meeting

A delegation of personnel from Saba Com­prehensive School (SCS) and Bonaire Community Schools SGB were in St. Eustatius last week to discuss the STO subsidy programme, which aims at promoting technical education in secondary schools in Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba. This meeting was a continuation of one held in …

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RCN opens application period for school supplies allowance

Parents or guardians of children going to secondary school in Bo­naire, St. Eustatius and Saba may be eligible for an al­lowance to cover the cost of school supplies, such as uni­forms, shoes and stationery. National Government Ser­vice Department RCN has now opened the application period for this allowance. Families in …

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Van der Burg is visiting islands

Caretaker State Secretary of Justice and Security Eric van der Burg is paying a working visit to Bonaire, St. Kitts, St. Eustatius, Saba and St. Maarten from Tuesday un­til Saturday, June 4-8. On Bonaire, Van der Burg was to open a new building for immigration detention in the Caribbean Nether­lands …

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Firm to study subsea cables for Caribbean Netherlands

The Dutch Ministry of Economic Af­fairs and Climate Policy has asked Pioneer Consulting, an American full-service submarine fibre optic tele­communications consulting and project management company, to deliver its ex­pertise by producing a comprehensive investigation into enhancing the digital connectivity of the Carib­bean Netherlands. The study will focus on subsea cable …

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CBS: In 2023 the number of Saba residents increased by 25

On January 1, 2024, Saba had 2,060 residents, an increase of 25 (1 percent) compared to the previous year. More people moved to Saba (60) than left. Natural growth was limited. The number of residents of Saba born outside the Caribbean Netherlands increased by 34, mainly from Central and South …

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Official Opening Ceremony of Under the Hill Phase II

On May 30, 2024, Phase II of the Under the Hill project was officially opened, in the presence of State Secretary of Kingdom Relations and Digitalization, Alexandra van Huffelen, Acting Island Governor, Shamara Nicholson, Commissioner of Housing, Eviton Heyliger, and Island Council Members. This project was completed through collaboration with …

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