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Chamber of Commerce offers Customer Service Course

The Chamber of Commerce & Industry St. Eustatius and Saba is offering a customer service course from March 12th till March 14th from 6pm to 8:30pm.

The training sessions will teach both employers and employees about basic customer service rules, effective customer service, dealing with customers, tips for effective teamwork, and more.
Registration fee is only $55 for the 3-night workshop.

For more information or to register for the workshop please pass by the office of the Chamber of Commerce, open from Monday to Friday from 9am to 1pm. You can also register by sending an email to Seats are limited and are only guaranteed upon payment.

Verhagen will pay working visit to the Dutch Caribbean

Minister Verhagen of Economic Affairs, Agriculture and Innovation (EL&I) will be visiting the Dutch Caribbean from Monday 9th until Friday July 13th. He will hold talks on Saba, St. Eustatius and Bonaire about energy supply and the stimulation of the economy of the islands.

On Tuesday July 10th Minister Verhagen will talk with the Island Governor and Commissioners ofSt. Eustatius. Besides, he will meet with Island Council members of Saba as well asSt. Eustatius. The improvement of the investment climate will be central in the discussions with representatives of the businesses, banks and members of the Economic Development Team. The Minister will sign an agreement with Windward Islands Bank whereby more bank credit will become available for businesses in the medium- and small enterprise, fishermen and farmers.


On Wednesday July 12th  on St. Eustatius he will visit the oil bunkering company Nustar and will view the location which is eligible for the placing of windmills which can make an important contribution for the energy supply on the island.


July 1 taste of St. Maarten on emancipation day

(from Daily Herald) WELFARE ROAD–It will be food galore for the fifth annual Topper’s Taste of St. Maarten set for Sunday, July 1, in the Cole Bay restaurant’s parking lot from 11:00am to 7:00pm. A selection of restaurants will give gourmands a sample of their menu.

This year there is a double reason to savour the taste offered at the event. For visitors from the United States, this is the kick off of Independence Day (July 4) and for the locals, it’s Emancipation Day (July 1). Bonus, this year is the fi rst time ever that St. Maarten has a national holiday to celebrate Emancipation Day with Monday, July 2, also being an off day – more reason to taste to your heart’s content.

Coupled with the food will be music and activities for the children – a family event just steps away from Kim Sha Beach.

Annually, a portion of all proceeds from the event is donated to a worthy cause. Admission is free. Food and drinks will be on sale. For more information, visit the Taste of St. Maarten website at Check out Facebook: Taste of St. Maarten.


From St. Eustatius’ Government Information Service

The Executive Council of St. Eustatius has decided to withdraw the decision to amend the Spatial Development Plan, based on the decision by Nustar to withdraw the building permit application. The Spatial Development Plan reverts back to it’s original zoning rules and any new projects in the Cul de Sac area will have to comply with procedural rules that are outlined in the Spatial Development Plan.

 The Executive Council of St. Eustatius was formally requested to grant permission for an expansion of the existing Nustar oil terminal in the area of the Cul de Sac in 2011. The request initiated a series of formal procedures including applications for building, Hindrance permits and planning permissions as well as an amendment of the current Spatial Development Plan.


8 June Free Social Media Workshop

Social Media Workshop!!
St. Eustatius Tourism Development Foundation & Chamber of Commerce
will be hosting a
SOCIAL MEDIA WORKSHOP by: Gaby T. Lieuw of Curacao
Place: Public Library
… Date: June 8th, 2012
Time 8:30AM – 12Noon OR 5:30PM – 8:00PM
Please call Sharmine Turner @ 318-2433 to sign up. Spaces are limited!!

Island council members travel to the Netherlands

ST. EUSTATIUS–A delegation of five Island Council members along with the court recorder was scheduled to leave to Holland on Friday, June 1. The delegation consists of Council members Franklyn Brown of the STEP party, Millicent Lijfrock, independent member in the Council; Reginald Zaandam of the UPC party, Adelka Spanner and Reuben Merkman of the DP party. The recorder, Louis van Ameijde, will meet with the council as he is already in The Netherlands.

In Holland the Council has a full schedule. They are scheduled to meet with the Auditing Chamber,  the Commission on Interior Affairs and the Chairman of the Dutch Second Chamber in the first part of the week. A few topics of concern that will be discussed are the level of the old age pension, the child allowance, the proposed change to the Dutch Constitution, the proposed change to the voting law pertaining to the residual seat, the Free Allowance, what constitutes an acceptable “voorzieningsniveau” and the imposition of culturally biased Dutch laws.

In the middle of the week the Council will be attending the yearly congress of the Society of Dutch Municipalities. Also the council will be attending a two-day workshop about good governance, the controlling role of the Island Council and Dualism.

On Thursday afternoon, the Council will meet with all the Statian students in Holland, the organization Friends of Stadia, and expatriates living in Holland.

Over the weekend the Council will be returning to Stadia, said the Chairman of the central committee Reuben E. Merkman, just before boarding Winair’s flight on Friday morning.




Rueben Merkman, Adelka Spanner, Reginald Zaandam and Millicent Lijfrock at the airport Friday morning. Franklyn Brown and Louis van Ameyden are already in Holland.


Thank You sponsors from Quota


The Quota International St. Eustatius

On behalf of Quota International District 42 and Quota International of  St.Eustatius we express words of gratitude  and appreciation  to all the following businesses and persons who contributed to the success of the 12th Conference of District 42, which was held from April 27th through April 29th 2012 on Statia.

–          Nustar

–          Windward Island Bank N.V

–          Eutel N.V.

–          SMD Architects & Consultants N.V.

–          Notary Paul Steeman

–          Volker Stevin Caribbean N.V.

–          Island Government St. Eustatius

–          D & R Enterprises

–          ECB Group Rotterdam

–          Elvin Manpower Services

–          Franky’s Bar & Restaurant

–          Joey & Friends Band

–          Killy Killy Band

–          DJ-Run things

–          Dennis Amajan & Group

–          Derrick Simmons

–          Walter Hellebrand

–          Bus Driver George Courtar & Robert Redan

–          Caterers

–          Decorators

–          Members of Quota International of St.Eustatius

Thank You, Thank You, Thank You