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Lower special allowances for Caribbean Netherlands

The amounts that the Dutch government is making available in special allow­ances for Bonaire, St. Eu­statius and Saba is going down in the coming years. This seems to be in contra­vention of the promise of The Hague to invest more in the islands. The Rutte IV government announced in its coalition …

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Island Council attends course in Bonaire

Members of the Saba Island Council left for Bonaire on Monday, May 16. The main goal of the trip to Bonaire is to attend a three-day course on ‘Open Governance’, facilitated by the Bonaire company Konsiliare BV. Also on the program this week are meetings with the Caribbean Netherlands Police …

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“The Unspoiled Teens” – a magazineof the Public Health Department

This week the Public Health Department started with the distribution of The Unspoiled Teens magazine at the Saba Comprehensive School. The Unspoiled Teens is a health promotion project specifically aimed at the target group of teenagers and young adults on Saba. The healthy lifestyle magazine was created by health promoter …

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Real estate tax assessments are coming

The Tax Office CN will send out the real estate tax assessments for 2021 this month. The real estate tax is levied on owners of immovable properties such as a second home and company buildings on Bonaire, Saba, and Saint Eustatius. The property used by the owner as his or …

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Triathlete Pigeon: Saba is very special for me

Gregory Pigeon of St. Martin has been com­ing to Saba to participate in nine editions of the an­nual triathlon. Out of those nine, he won eight. The Daily Herald asked him after his very success­ful race on Saturday what he loves about Saba’s Hell’s Gate Triathlon. “Saba is very special …

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