Caribbean students inform members of parlement

A group of about twenty students from Curaçao, Aruba, Sint Maarten, Bonaire and Saba entered into discussions with Caribbean parliamentarians. They did this during the Inter-Parliamentary Kingdom Consultation (IPKO) that is taking place these days in The Hague. The students shared their experiences and called on parliamentarians to pay more …

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Saba Gears Up for Hurricane Season

With the official start of the hurricane season, and numerous weather forecasters predicting a more active season in 2024, various stakeholders convened a kickoff meeting on June 7th to discuss several proactive measures in place, in the case of potential storms. The meeting brought together Island Governor Jonathon Johnson, Island …

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Joint Court hosted open house in Saba

The Joint Court of Justice held an open house at Saba’s new courthouse in Windwardside on Satur­day to inform residents of its presence and purpose on the island and educate locals about the court’s procedures. St. Maarten-based Judge Gertjan Wouters spoke to the open house’s visitors on a vast number …

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Internet consultation for double child benefit BES

Parents on Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba (BES) with children with intensive care needs will soon be able to receive dou­ble child benefit. To this end, Caretaker Minister Carola Schouten for Poverty Policy, Participation and Pensions launched an Internet consul­tation recently, on the regula­tions that elaborate on this. In the …

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Ambitious educational goals for Caribbean Netherlands

Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba have set various educa­tional goals for the coming years in their Education Agendas, sent to the Dutch Second Chamber of Parlia­ment on Tuesday, June 4, by Caretaker Minister of Primary and Secondary Ed­ucation Marielle Paul. Al­though this is the first time that Bonaire, St. Eustatius …

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Vision for technical education drafted at recent STO meeting

A delegation of personnel from Saba Com­prehensive School (SCS) and Bonaire Community Schools SGB were in St. Eustatius last week to discuss the STO subsidy programme, which aims at promoting technical education in secondary schools in Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba. This meeting was a continuation of one held in …

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RCN opens application period for school supplies allowance

Parents or guardians of children going to secondary school in Bo­naire, St. Eustatius and Saba may be eligible for an al­lowance to cover the cost of school supplies, such as uni­forms, shoes and stationery. National Government Ser­vice Department RCN has now opened the application period for this allowance. Families in …

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