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BZK supports Saba

CARIBBEAN NETHERLANDS – On Tuesday November 28th the State Secretary of the Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations (BZK), Raymond Knops, began a first familiarization visit to Saba. Upon arrival he spoke with Island Governor Jonathan Johnson, the commissioners and members of the Island Council. The talks were constructive. As a result of hurricanes Irma and Maria the Windward ...

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Curvin George new Director Youth and Family

CARIBBEAN NETHERLANDS – As of January 2018, Curvin George has been appointed as the new director of Youth care and Family Supervision Carbibbean Netherlandsafter a thorough selection procedure. He is currently director of the Guardianship Council CN. He has fulfilled this position since July 2013, before that he worked as senior council researcher at the Guardianship Council. In recent years, ...

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Angel Bermudez new Head of Health Insurance Office BES (ZVK)

CARIBBEAN NETHERLANDS – As of December 1st 2017, Mr Angel Bermudez will assume the function as the new Head of the BES Healthcare Insurance Office (ZVK). Mr. Bermudez is no stranger to the BES islands. Between 2011 and 2014 he was director of the Tax office for the Caribbean Netherlands. In recent years, Mr. Bermudez was Minister of Finance in ...

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Coast Guard holds twenty undocumented south to Curacao

WILLEMSTAD, Curaçao – Friday at dawn detected the radar operator of the Rescue Coordination Center and the Coast Guard a suspicious contact on radar south and Bull Bay, Curaçao. The Dash-8, the maritime patrol aircraft was directed to the specified location in order to examine the vessel. Spot came they found a suspicious vessel with many passengers on. A Super-RHIB ...

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Police officers Bonaire support colleagues on Saba

CARIBBEAN NETHERLANDS – On Thursday November 23rd , in the late afternoon, a group of 6 police officers from Bonaire who are giving support to their colleagues on Saba, carried out a traffic check on the Lambert Hassell Road. During this check, 72 cars, 1 scooter and 2 motorcycles were checked. A total of 9 fines have been issued for ...

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Sr. Ms. Pelican place more buoys STENAPA

WILLEMSTAD, Curacao – Sr. Ms. Pelican Tuesday six new mooring buoys under water placed around the island of St. Eustatius. The buoys are used for mooring vessels for marine ecological research. The buoys are also used by the dive centers that generate a source of income for the island. The monsters weigh five tons each and offer a good opportunity ...

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State secretary Knops visits St. Maarten, St. Eustatius and Saba

Caribbean Netherlands – State secretary Knops (Interior and Kingdom Relations) is visiting the three Windward Islands from Monday, November 27 th, until Sunday, December 3rd .The visit is divided intwo parts. From November 27th until November 30th, the State Secretary first has his own program. Afterwards, he accompanies his Majesty the King and her Majesty Queen Máxima, who will pay ...

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King and Queen and State Secretary Knops to visit Saba, St. Eustatius and St. Maarten

CARIBBEAN NETHERLANDS – His Majesty King Willem-Alexander and Her Majesty Queen Máxima will visit the islands of Saba, St Eustatius and St Maarten in the Caribbean part of the Kingdom from Thursday 30 November to Saturday 2 December. The royal couple will be accompanied on this trip by the State Secretary for the Interior and Kingdom Relations, Raymond Knops. The ...

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Lions Club Statia and Reconstruction Team enter agreement

ST. EUSTATIUS – The St. Eustatius Lions Club and the Reconstruction Team have formally entered into an agreement for the rebuilding of the damages caused to the Mike van Putten Youth Centre and a social project for the rebuilding of a dwelling of someone less fortunate.  The agreement was entered into on Friday November 10th, at the Man-o-War the distribution ...

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New Solar Park supplies entire Statia with electricity

ST. EUSTATIUS – On St. Eustatius, one of the three Public Entities of the Caribbean Netherlands, on the 15th of November a solar park will be officially put into use that can supply the entire island with electricity during the day until after sunset. Thanks to the park, the use of diesel generators, which until recently produced all electricity, can ...

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