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Three million euros for programme strengthening Caribbean families

Oranje Fonds and Kinderpostzegels are launching the three-year programme Strengthening Families Together, for social initiatives in the Caribbean part of our Kingdom. The programme focuses on initiatives that support fami­lies — children, youth and parents — in vulnerable cir­cumstances. Organisations in Aruba, Curacao, Bonaire, St. Maarten, St. Eustatius and Saba …

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Draft Tax Plan for 2025 Presented

Representatives from the Ministry of Finance, Jeroen Adler and Kim Boon, visited Saba on May 13th and 14th to present the draft tax plan for 2025. Meetings were held with the Executive and Island Councils, Saba Business Association, Chamber of Commerce and community members were also invited to attend a town hall meeting on …

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Ferry price increase postponed by a week as negotiations continue

A significant in­crease in ticket prices for the “Makana” Ferry Service were set to take effect today, Wednes­day, but the planned rate hike has been postponed for a week as negotia­tions continue about the terms of a public service obligation (PSO) con­tract. Earlier this month, the operators of the popu­lar …

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First Chamber: Support for law Childcare BES

Parents residing in the Caribbe­an Netherlands are even closer to paying a lot less for day care and after-school programmes, as there is much support among members of the Dutch First Chamber of Parliament for the draft law Childcare BES. Al­though the First Cham­ber does not deem it necessary to …

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Standard support for students abroad is insufficient

Read the letter from The Minister of Education, Culture and Science, Robbert Dijkgraaf to the Second Chamber: I hereby present to the Second Chamber the report “Towards imitable standards”. This study into the standard amounts in the BES Student Finance Act (WSF BES) was carried out by the research agency …

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VNG to set up Caribbean Desk

The Asso­ciation of Dutch Munici­palities VNG is setting up a Caribbean Desk, which will serve as a central point of contact for Caribbean members. This was an­nounced by Director of VNG International Pieter Jeroense in an interview in the recently published newsletter by the Cabinet of the Special Envoy of …

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Mayor Bruls of Nijmegen Visits Saba

On May 11, 2024, Mayor Hubert Bruls of Nijmegen led a delegation to Saba, in his capacity as crisis management portfolio holder for the Council of Safety Regions. Secretary of the Council, Myriam Jacobs, and advisor, Lucas van Horck, accompanied him on his visit. Upon arrival, the delegation was welcomed …

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Three KPCN employees arrested in criminal investigation

In a criminal investigation conducted by the National Criminal Investigation Department into a violent incident, three employees of the Dutch Caribbean Police Force (KPCN) were arrested today, Monday, the 13th of May. They are suspected of assault and forgery/perjury. The KPCN previously started a disciplinary investigation following a recent violent …

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