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Statianews is a news service that brings you news, announcements, letters to the editor almost every day. This website does not give you the news. Statianews is an emailservice.

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I have started with this service in 2008, when I lived on the island. Since 2010 I continue the work from Holland. Statianews is a platform for news, advertisements, announcements and opinions about and concerning St. Eustatius. You will recieve all local government notices, job vacancies and news from Rijksdienst Caribisch Nederland almost daily. For more information, write me:

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Annemieke Jansen

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Network Operation Manager Vacancy


The St. Eustatius Telephone Company is seeking a Network Operation “(NO)” Manager.



  • Planning and implementing outside plant infrastructures (Copper, Fiber and Aerial)


  • Successfully manage all assigned projects and meet corporate, customer and property owner expectations (e.g., railroad rights of way).
  • Implement and monitor reporting methods for multiple contractors and vendors.
  • Provide effective problem resolutions to facilitate faster project deliveries and improved working relationships between the client/customer and field team.
  • Troubleshoot, negotiate and mediate client or subcontractor problems or complaints that arise at site level.
  • Ensure consistent and continuous compliance by all employees and vendors with safety and regulatory requirements, standards and protocols.
  • Oversee and coordinate with assigned project managers statements of work and bid packages for construction of networks projects. Ensure accurate and timely submittal of projected cost to- complete for monthly work in progress reports.
  • Minimize construction costs without compromising safety, system quality or operational impact.
  • Ensure proper use of capital expenditures by ensuring adherence to Allied Fiber’s design standards and ensuring compliance with installation contractors.
  • Evaluate new product methods and techniques to achieve maximum cost savings while maintaining operational goals.
  • Proactively pursue carrier development opportunities by utilizing online training resources and attending seminars offered by technical training and equipment vendors
  • Prepare reports and presentations describing activity, project status and presentations for management meetings and business reviews Supervisory Responsibilities:
  • Manage a team of engineers, contractors and vendors.
  • Create strong collaborative team environment.






  • S. degree in engineering or equivalent training with 5 or more year’s technical experience in design and management of communications networks and colocation facilities.
  • Must have a working knowledge of various communications systems and architectures including fiber optic network topology, modular building construction experience, underground and overhead construction techniques, permitting/franchise municipal requirements, and other industry standard system designs and equipment.
  • MS Office experience – working knowledge of Word, Power Point, Excel, Project.
  • Positive attitude, leadership qualities, well organized, dependable, and excellent listening skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience in planning and implementing outside plant infrastructures (Copper, Fiber and Aerial)
  • Knowledgeable/Experienced of the various ITU and Dutch Telecom laws/standards.
  • Knowledgeable/Experiences in the various Telecom standards and technologies e.g VOIP, SIP, SS7, E1, T1 and its implementation.
  • Experience with telecom equipment e.g. Metaswitch, Adtran, Zhone, Calix etc.


Interested persons please forward your applications in writing to:


St. Eustatius Telephone Company (Eutel N.V.)

Human Resource Department

Vantonningen weg z/n

St. Eustatius, N.A.

Tel: 318-2400, Fax: 318-2202


All Applications should be submitted no later than June 15th  2016

Network Operation Information Technology Technician Vacancy


The St. Eustatius Telephone Company is seeking a Network Operation “(NO)” /Information Technology “(IT)” Technician who can assist as an all-rounder both in the NO field and the IT field.




– Assist with technical support in the field

– Provides customer support through help desk services

– Maintain internal and external software solutions

– Develops and/or maintains internal databases both NO & IT department

– Implement and maintain network security



  • Associates Degree or equivalent in the field of Network Operation & Information


  • Minimal 3 years of experience in equivalent work environment
  • Experience / Industry recognized certification in networking or network

maintenance environment.

  • Knowledge of Telecommunication Industry
  • Ability to work independently
  • Flexible and client friendly
  • Fluent in English written and spoken


Interested persons please forward your applications in writing to:


St. Eustatius Telephone Company (Eutel N.V.)

Human Resource Department

Vantonningen weg z/n

St. Eustatius, N.A.

Tel: 318-2400, Fax: 318-2202


All Applications should be submitted no later than June 15th 2016


Third progress report Kingdom Representative

Here you can find the third progress report for the islands Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba:

New Board Chamber of Commerce St. Eustatius and Saba


The Chamber of Commerce and Industry St. Eustatius and Saba would like to announce that the new board was formed on Tuesday January 7th.


Mr. Koos Sneek who was reelected to the Chamber during the elections that took place on December 12, 2013 will once again fill the position of President of the Chamber and brings with him a wealth of knowledge and experience having also been one of the founding members. Wolfgang Tooten, owner and manager of among others Scout’s Place on Saba, who was also newly elected will fill the position of Vice President. Ms Clarsina Rivers, who is part-owner and director of Golden Rock Pharmacy in Statia, will fill the position of Treasurer. Kelly Johnson, the Assistant Manager of My Store Supermarket in Saba, will reprise her position as Secretary of the board after being first elected to this role in April 2013. Ebbie Schmidt remains on the board as board member.


The Chamber of Commerce and Industry St. Eustatius and Saba has already released its Yearly Plan for 2014 and would like to make it known that this document is available at the Chamber of Commerce offices in St. Eustatius and Saba.


The annual plan can be seen here:

New!!! Shipping Service on St. Eustatius!



Starting JANUARY 2014, S.E.S, NV, located at Heiligerweg 19, Oranjestad – will be launching a new shipping service on the island of ST.EUSTATIUS!

That’s right, ship your cargo through our MIAMI location, from anywhere in North America and take advantage of our pick-up service. So whether you’re furnishing your home, restocking your wardrobe, or picking up the latest electronics, S.E.S, NV is your ONE-STOP SHOP solution!

Call us at (599) 318-0153 or email: for more information, and stay tuned for the launch of new receiving locations in Europe & Puerto Rico later in 2014. Find us on Facebook as

There’s more in store with S.E.S, NV!




Statianews was started in 2008 as a local newsletter that was send around per email. In 2010 when the Nustar expansion discussion started, it was important to make the information available via email, also available for all to see; on the world wide web.

Statianews continues to send out news, opinions, announcements and other messages via email. If you want to recieve the statianews emails, please send an email to, or send a message on this website.

If you want to send out a mass email via Statianews, you can also contact me via that email address.

Note that not everything that is sent out via the mailinglist is on the website and vice versa. So if you really want to know everything there is to know about Statia, check this website regularly and subscribe to the mailinglist.



Statianews is going to be different

Dear Statianews reader.

Statianews started out with an emaillist of residents of St. Eustatius. I was living on the island and every month I would gather the news, make a pdf and send it around via that list. That local list now has about 800 emailadresses and outside of St. Eustatius, there are about the same amount of people that are sent news about the island from time to time.

When I left the island in 2010, I stopped making these pdf”s. But the mailinglist still continued, because people would be sending me emails to distribute to the community. I had a lot of work when the Nustar expansion discussion started and because of the relevance, I decided to copy all these letters to the editor and make a website.

The website opened and I also copied all the other news I could find about Statia. Unfortunately, personally I couldn’t go on the lookout for news on the island self.

I did have my sources with whom I skyped and who I chatted with on facebook. But on the website, mostly news copied from other online sources.

I won’t close down this website, but I will stop copying news from other sources.

To know about rules, regulations, opinions about the island, I suggest you check

If you want to recieve announcements, opinions, advertisements about Statia, please join the mailinggroup and send an email to

This website will be my personal website. If you want to write on it, please do, send an email, or post a comment.

Thank you for all the support over the last years, it was great fun to live on St. Eustatius, I have made a lot of friends and I have grown to love the culture, history, nature and the residents on the island. It is in my view a nice peaceful melting pot.

All Statia, all the time!

Annemieke Jansen

This group hug is for Helmin Wiels, let us hope they get to the bottom of this and clean sweep that island, the people deserve better then this.


Back Yard Gardening

(from GIS, picture from carib life style)

There is room for 20 persons to join this trip to Nevis for free.
The Agriculture Department is encouraging housewives and persons who may be interested in taking up farming, local farmers to sign up to the Pilot Project on Back Yard Gardening to be held in Nevis at the Fair on Thursday, March 21st 2013. The Island Government is looking into the possibilities to give the locals interested in back yard farming the opportunity to learn and acquire knowledge through the Pilot project to sustain oneself by growing your own food. At the fair you will learn about the technologies in terms of drip irrigation that benefit the farmers in Nevis through the dry season, another technology which they are hoping to enforce is the forage banks, which is used in the livestock sector. Farmers can exchange ideas, learn from each other how to produce a massive production of products and much more.

To take part in the Nevis Agricultural Fair, you are requested to sign the registration form which you can pick up at the Office of Ms. Anica Marsdin, she can be reached by phone on 318 2604. The waterman is leaving on Thursday, Mach 21st 2013 with the participants at 6 am.

Don’t miss this opportunity to be a part of something large!