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Start application for school supplies allowance SZW

This year also, parents or guardians of school-going children in the Caribbean Netherlands may qualify for an allowance for the costs of school supplies such as uniforms, shoes and stationery. For children going to secondary school (after the upcoming summer holidays), parents or guardians on Bonaire and Sint Eustatius can …

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Saba Island Council on working visit in the Netherlands

The Island Council starts its two-week working visit today, Monday, June 5. The program is very diverse and will take the Island Council to meetings in The Hague and Amsterdam, attending a congress in Groningen and visiting Schiermonnikoog. All five Island Council Members, Vito Charles, Rolando Wilson, Elsa Peterson, Saskia …

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Saba Electoral College votes for First Chamber

Saba’s Electoral College on Tuesday, May 30th voted for the Dutch First Chamber. All five votes went to Labor Party (PvdA) Senator Jeroen Recourt. PvdA and the green left party GroenLinks have combined their forces in the Senate. Three of the five Members of the Electoral College, Elsa Peterson, Rolando …

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Special Envoy Rijna visits Saba

Edison Rijna visited Saba on Monday, May 29 in his new role as Special Envoy for the Caribbean Netherlands for the European Union (EU), United Nations (UN) funds and economic development with Latin America and the Caribbean and economic development. Rijna served nine years as Island Governor of Bonaire when …

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Ombudsman announces report on islands’ poverty – Updated

National Om­budsman Reinier van Zutphen, together with the Children’s Om­budsman, will publish his vision this year on the poverty issue in Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba. The National Ombudsman an­nounced this in the 2022 annual report which he presented to Chairperson of the Dutch Sec­ond Chamber of Parliament Vera Bergkamp …

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World Day of Play: parent and child play together at Cove Bay

UNICEF Netherlands asks the communities of Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba to pay attention to the World Day of Play on Sunday, May 28. Playing with children is an important basis for the development of every child. On Saba, children’s rights organization UNICEF is joining forces with the Child Focus …

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Top travel media visit Saba

Saba recently hosted top travel media from the Netherlands and the United States. Creating more awareness and presence about Saba’s product in the North American and Dutch markets remains a priority. The public relations firms have been pitching Saba to top travel media, which also includes selecting and organizing press …

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