Labour dispute mediator appointed for BES islands

Acting Kingdom Repre­sentative Jan Helmond, in agreement with the Dutch Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment, recently appointed Richard Arends to the position of labour dispute mediator for Bo­naire, St. Eustatius and Saba. As of July 1, Arends will succeed Anselmo Pontilius, who has been in the role since 2014. …

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Dick Schoof is the nominated new Prime Minister

Unexpectedly but not illogically, Dick Schoof characterized his nomination as the new prime minister. After 36 years in the civil service, he wants to contribute to restoring trust in politics and being prime minister for all Dutch people. Schoof parked difficult questions for a while. More than six months after …

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Last working visit for Van Huffelen

Caretaker State Secretary of Kingdom Relations and Digitisation Alexandra van Huffelen is visiting Aruba, Bonaire, Saba, St. Eustatius and St. Maarten from Sunday to Friday, May 26-31. This is expected to be her last work­ing visit to the islands. The visit is marked by the Gover­nors’ Consultation in Aruba, the …

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Saba government attended Crisis and Disaster Management conferences

In April and May, several employees from Public Entity Saba participated in crisis and disaster management events. Their participation included the attendance at the National Hurricane Conference in Orlando in April, followed by the Governor’s Hurricane Conference in West Palm Beach in May. The National Hurricane Conference and the Governor’s …

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