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Saba News Archive: News Items

Belastingdienst  will visit companies to check “loonheffing”

As of October 1st,  Belastingdienst Caribisch Nederland will start to visit companies to verify if the data that is registered for the loonheffing (payroll tax), corresponds to the persons ostensibly employed in the company. The employees present will be asked to identify themselves. In this way it can be checked …

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St. Maarten: 11 new active COVID-19 cases

The Ministry of Public Health has con­firmed eleven new active cases of COVID-19 in St. Maarten. The new total of active cases is 187, with the total number of confirmed cases now 527. Of the active cases, Collective Prevention Services (CPS) is monitoring 180 persons in home isolation, six patients …

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Dutch Museum Saba closed down, inventory up for sale

The Dutch Museum Saba has been closed since March 15. That seemed to coincide with the problems surrounding COVID-19, but there was actually a different reason to close the museum down, explained Rene Ca­derius van Veen (78), owner of the museum collection, which is going up for sale. After a …

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St. Maarten: CPS confirms 5 new active cases

The num­ber of COVID-19 cases con­tinues to rise with five new active cases recorded. The total number of active cases is now 176 and the new total of positive cases is cur­rently 516. Collective Prevention Ser­vices (CPS) is monitoring 171 persons in home isolation. There are now 99 persons in …

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MP van Raak foregoes on running for re-election

Senior Member of Parliament (MP) Ronald van Raak of the Socialist Party (SP) will not be returning to the Dutch Parliament’s Second Chamber after the March 2021 elections, he announced last Friday. He has been an MP for thirteen years, featuring prominently in the portfolio Kingdom Relations. “Your hesitation is your …

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MP van Raak foregoes on running for re-election

Senior Member of Parliament (MP) Ronald van Raak of the Socialist Party (SP) will not be returning to the Dutch Parliament’s Second Chamber after the March 2021 elections, he announced last Friday. He has been an MP for thirteen years, featuring prominently in the portfolio Kingdom Relations. “Your hesitation is your …

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Second Chamber representatives to meet with BES Islands

The Permanent Committee for Kingdom Relations of the Second Chamber of the Dutch Parliament will have virtual meetings with the Island Councils and Executive Councils of Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba to discuss current developments on the islands. The suggestion to have separate consultation sessions with the islands’ representatives came …

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Second Chamber representatives to meet with BES Islands

The Permanent Committee for Kingdom Relations of the Second Chamber of the Dutch Parliament will have virtual meetings with the Island Councils and Executive Councils of Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba to discuss current developments on the islands. The suggestion to have separate consultation sessions with the islands’ representatives came …

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French side: ARS discloses 1 death, 26 new COVID-19 cases

Regional health agency ARS dis­closed, as of September 2, some 26 new COVID-19 cases have been identified by polymerase chain reac­tion (PCR) test during the past five days, since the last health bulletin of August 28. ARS also regrets to report another death: a 76-year­old man who had been suf­fering …

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St. Maarten: Active COV1D-19 cases are rising once again

St. Maarten’s active COVID-19 cases are rising once again after several days of a steady decline. As of Thursday, September 3, nine additional cases have been recorded bringing the total number of active cases to 183. The total number of confirmed cases is now 504. No new recoveries have been …

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Owners of roaming goats share their concerns with Executive Council

On Thursday, September 3rd the Executive Council met with roaming goat owners to listen to some of their concerns regarding the challenges that roaming goats present to various stakeholders on the island. The information exchange was in an open and constructive atmosphere. The goat owners shared their ideas on how …

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Caribbean Netherlands youth advice government on post-corona crisis

United Nations Chil­dren’s Fund UNICEF launched the project “My New World” in Bonaire, St, Eustatius and Saba under which dozens of adolescents have given thought to the question what their ideal world should look like after the COVID-19 crisis. Their answers to this question have been incorporated in advice given …

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