All about BES Islands

By Edition On Monday, October 22nd, 2018

Two police officers of Dutch Caribbean Police arrested

KRALENDIJK - Two police officers of the Dutch Caribbean Police have been arrested on Bonaire on behalf of the Chief Public Prosecutor of the BES-islands. Both employees are suspected of embezzlement. On behalf of More...

CFt BES (Large)
By Edition On Thursday, October 18th, 2018

Cft chairman Raymond Gradus: “Bonaire is not adequately implementing legislation, threat of escalation ensues”

KRALENDIJK - The Board of financial supervision Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba (Cft) has called on both the Executive Council and the Island Council to demonstrate more decisiveness. The Cft has been stating for More...

drinking water
By Edition On Wednesday, July 11th, 2018

BES Islands’ drinking water facilities have improved

THE HAGUE - The quality and availability of potable water in Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba have considerably improved in the past few years thanks to the input of the islands, the subsidies provided by the Dutch More...

By Edition On Monday, July 2nd, 2018

The Hague takes steps to reduce poverty in Caribbean Netherlands

THE HAGUE - Residents of Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba need to get it better. For many residents of the islands the cost of basic expenses such as rent, food and drink are high in relation to their income. That More...

By Edition On Friday, June 29th, 2018

Full house at lecture by Oostindie, Veenendaal

THE HAGUE - Kingdom relations specialists Gert Oostindie and Wouter Veenendaal of the Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies KITLV drew a large audience during a lecture at the Ministry More...

By Edition On Tuesday, June 26th, 2018

Decision-making on islands’ child allowance is pending

THE HAGUE - The decision-making process regarding an increase in the child allowances for Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba has not been concluded as yet, and should be seen as separate from the one billion euros More...

By Edition On Thursday, May 24th, 2018

Dutch Senate wants fast delivery of social minimum report

THE HAGUE - The First Chamber of the Dutch Parliament, the Senate, is keeping pressure on the Dutch government to make haste with releasing the research report to set a benchmark for the social minimum in Bonaire, More...

By Edition On Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018

CN-Express last flight set for on June 29

ST. EUSTATIUS, SABA - Airline Caribbean Netherlands (CN) Express will take off on its final flight connecting Bonaire with St. Eustatius and Saba on Friday, June 29. The air connection void will be filled by Windward More...

Dutch Parliament
By Edition On Thursday, April 19th, 2018

Worries about outdated criminal law on islands

THE HAGUE - Members of the Second Chamber of the Dutch Parliament Chris van Dam and Joba van den Berg, both of the Christian Democratic Party CDA, find it unacceptable that an outdated criminal law can lead to acquittal More...

By Edition On Wednesday, April 11th, 2018

CN-Express continues to operate between BES Islands

KRALENDIJK - The lifting by the Dutch government of the ban on civil servants to fly with InselAir has - at least in the short term - no consequences for the flight operations of the CN Express. "The agreements More...