State Secretary Van Huffelen discusses with the Island Council

Dutch State Secretary of Kingdom Relations and Digitization Alexandra van Huffelen arrived on Saba on Tuesday morning, February 22 for a two-day visit. The State Secretary came in with a charter flight of WINAIR from St. Eustatius and was met at the Juancho Yrausquin Airport by Island Governor Jonathan Johnson, …

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State Secretary Van Huffelen arrives on Saba

Dutch State Secretary of Kingdom Relations and Digitization Alexandra van Huffelen arrived on Saba on Tuesday morning, February 22 for a two-day visit. The State Secretary came in with a charter flight of WINAIR from St. Eustatius and was met at the Juancho Yrausquin Airport by Island Governor Jonathan Johnson, …

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Citizen service number for students from islands

Prospective stu­dents from the Dutch Caribbean as of next year will be able to get a citizen service number, a so-called BSN, when they go to the Netherlands to study. Dutch Minister of Education, Culture and Science Robbert Di­jkgraaf announced this during a debate in the Second Chamber of the …

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Training for water bottling plant personnel

Personnel of drinking water bottling plant Saba Splash last week completed a three-day training on important aspects in the production, bottling and distribution of drinking water. The training was done by Water Opleidingen from the Netherlands and Vitens Evides International (VEI) assisted with the coordination of the training. Plant manager …

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Extra budget for nature in the Caribbean Netherlands

The Dutch Caribbean Nature Alliance (DCNA) and the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF-NL)  are pleased that protection for nature in the Caribbean Netherlands has been included in the budget by the cabinet for the coming governmental term. Last week it was announced that the government wants to allocate an …

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Ombudsman hears complaints, answers number of questions

The team of the National Om­budsman and the Ombudsman for Children visited Saba and St. Eustatius from February 7 to February 11. Due to the coronavirus pandemic their last visit to the islands was more than two years ago. Spread over three walk-in sessions, the team received more than forty …

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