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Saba News Archive: News Items

Saba scales down to alert level two

Five weeks after Saba moved to the coro­navirus alert level three due to an increase in the number of persons who tested positive for the dis­ease, the public entity Saba scaled down to alert level two from 6:00pm on Friday, January 28. Saba does not have any positive cases of …

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Van Rij asked to explain tax hike

New Dutch State Secretary of Fiscality and the Tax Department Marnix van Rij will have to explain the sudden tax hike in Bonaire, St. Eusta­tius and Saba to the Second Chamber of the Dutch Parliament. The Second Chamber’s Permanent Committee of Finance during a proce­dural meeting on Wednes­day, January 26, approved …

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Royal Netherlands Marechaussee looks back on border control in 2021

Although the COVID restrictions continued to affect international travel in 2021, it was still busy at the borders of the Caribbean Netherlands. In the past year, many people traveled to or from Saba, St. Eustatius and Bonaire. The Royal Netherlands Marechaussee (Koninklijke Marechaussee, KMar) is responsible for border control and …

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Vaccination Saba children starts on February 1

Children on Saba between the age of 5 and 11 will be receiving a COVID-19 vaccination next Tuesday, February 1. The vaccines arrived from the Netherlands on Tuesday, January 25. Children will receive an age-appropriate dose of the vaccine made by Pfizer/BioNTech. The vaccine is the same as the one …

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Seedling trials start at Intensive Horticulture project

The Showroom Intensive Horticulture Pilot has completed construction and seedling trials have started. Jim Garza of Gezondheid Farms, the public-private initiative to develop agriculture at Rendez-Vous, aims to have the first round of crops harvested by end of February. “We will be providing a spring salad mix in a 1/2lb …

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Data Protection Day Focusing on Data Breaches

On International Data Protection Day, the Data Protection Authority BES (the Authority) will be focusing on the subject of data breaches. A data breach involves unauthorized/illegitimate access to personal data, such as through the accidental loss of a USB stick, a misdirected email or a criminal hack carried out on …

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Online income tax returns already possible 

Online income tax returns for 2021 can already be submitted. Since last year, this has been possible via the www.MijnCN.nl platform which is more effective and guarantees the security and efficiency of the online services. Last year, a huge number of taxpayers submitted their tax returns online. We hope that …

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