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D66, GroenLinks submit social minimum motions

Two mo­tions were submitted in the Dutch Second Chamber of Parliament on Wednesday to speed up the introduc­tion of a social minimum in Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba. Members of Parliament (MPs) Jorien Wuite of the Democratic Party D66 and Kauthar Bouchallikh of the green left party Groen­Links each presented …

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SEC struggling with weekly power outages

Saba Electric Company (SEC) has been experi­encing a minimum of one power outage per week since April 7. The outages are caused primarily by the inad­vertent shutdown of the battery energy storage system (BESS), when carrying most of the island’s load. “These incidents are extremely concerning to us as we …

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DCNA’s Big Live Nature Quiz—Winners in the Dutch Caribbean

On May 13th 2023, the Dutch Caribbean Nature Alliance (DCNA) hosted its Big Live Nature Quiz for residents on Aruba, Bonaire, Curaçao, Saba, St. Eustatius, and St. Maarten. A total of 164 individuals in teams consisting of 1-4 persons participated in the online, live and interactive quiz. After many exciting …

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Second chamber enquires about Kingdom Conference

The Dutch Second Chamber of Parliament wants to know when the King­dom Conference will go ahead. The Second Chamber’s Permanent Committee for Kingdom Relations asked Dutch State Sec­retary for Kingdom Re­lations and Digitisation Alexandra van Huffelen for an update on the or­ganising of the Kingdom Conference this year. The Second …

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Call for applicants for the OCT Youth Network

The Overseas Countries and Territories (OCT) Youth Network offers young people an exciting opportunity to embark on a one-year learning path, discover the EU-OCT Partnership and the functioning of the European Institutions, and network with like-minded young people from other OCTs. This is to inform you that the European Union has …

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