August 1, 2021

Critically endangered sawfish gain additional protection in Caribbean

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From The Daily Herald St Maarten BONAIRE–Caribbean nations agreed last week to add two more species to the annexes of the Specially Protected Areas and Wildlife (SPAW) Protocol, the only transnational legal instrument for the environment of the Caribbean. At the insistence of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, regional SPAW member governments unanimously decided to […]

Caribbean Netherlands educators in The Hague

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From The Daily Herald St. Maarten SABA/ST. EUSTATIUS–Last week, board members and directors of the educational institutes of the Caribbean Netherlands visited The Hague. The purpose of their visit was to speak with various policy advisers about the further improvement of the quality of education in Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba. Minister of Primary and […]

Tourism in the Caribbean Netherlands down in 2017

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From cbs.nl In 2017, inbound tourism on Bonaire, St Eustatius and Saba declined by 5, 5 and 9 percent respectively. Although the first eight months of 2017 were good for tourism, on Saba and St Eustatius this positive development was completely offset by Hurricane Irma. On Bonaire, the decline in inbound tourism compared to 2016 […]

Caribbean Netherlands education attains basic quality almost in full

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By The Daily Herald From SXM TALKS SABA/ST. EUSTATIUS–During the Inspectorate of Education’s last visit to the Caribbean Netherlands in March, the number of schools and educational institutions which achieved basic quality increased again. Now, 20 out of 21 schools and educational institutions in Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba have achieved basic quality. In Bonaire, […]

Caribbean Netherlands: More room for other languages in legal system on the islands

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From The Daily Herald St Maarten HE HAGUE–Current legislation allows for the use of other languages than Dutch in cases where crime suspects are not well-versed in the Dutch language, caretaker Minister of Security and Justice Stef Blok said in reaction to a report on the consequences of multilingualism for law enforcement in the Caribbean […]

Bosman seeks attention for islands’ coral reefs

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From St. Maarten The Daily Herald THE HAGUE–This week’s symposium on Caribbean coral reefs at the Royal Palace on the Dam in Amsterdam has raised questions by Member of the Second Chamber of the Dutch Parliament André Bosman of the liberal democratic VVD party. Bosman sent four written questions to Minister of Home Affairs and […]

SMA commissions a solar PV hybrid system on the Caribbean island of St. Eustatius

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From Solar Server SMA Solar Technology AG (SMA, Niestetal, Germany)) and its subsidiary SMA Sunbelt Energy GmbH have commissioned a solar photovoltaic (PV) hybrid system on the Caribbean island of St. Eustatius, Caribbean Netherlands, to completely electrify the island with the smart combination of utility-scale PV, battery storage and diesel generators. The project is designed […]

World’s 10 most stunning airport approaches

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From CNN They don’t have airplanes in “Game of Thrones” but if they did, there’d be no finer arrival in King’s Landing than Malta Airport. The spectacular walled city of Valletta, so familiar from the HBO show, rises up from the turquoise Mediterranean Sea, while airline passengers also get a bird’s-eye view of the sister […]

Impartial check confirms St. Maarten survey fraud

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By Suzanne Koelega From The Daily Herald LEIDEN–An independent check carried out on the request of the Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies KITLV has confirmed that St. Maarten interviewers have committed fraud during the local survey for the large Confronting Caribbean Challenges study. The results of the check done by a […]

iNews Briefs

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Man killed and second hurt in Sheffield [UK] as gunman fires at car From BBC Emergency workers at the scene of the double shooting on Derek Dooley Way, Sheffield Derek Dooley Way in Sheffield was cordoned off to allow investigations to take place A man was shot dead and another was injured when gunman opened […]