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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Daniel Lopes (New BonaireTalk Poster - Post #1) on Friday, March 21, 2008 - 8:51 pm:     Edit PostPrint Post

Hello everyone, the company that I work for, is relocating me to Bonaire.
I already sent all the papers that they ask for the work permit, they told me it takes some around 6 weeks to get it.

┬┐anybody knows if it takes the 6 weeks, or can be less?, the reason I want to know is, because they want me there as soon as I get the permit, and I need to get all my business in order at home.

I never been there, all I know is that it is a paradise, what makes me wonder how expensive can it be?, I'll get paid for an apartment, but the food will be out of my money, and I'll be in need of an internet connection at home.

Hope you can guide me, if everything takes a good and smooth course, I'll be in Bonaire some time around the second week of may.

Thank for any advice you can give me.
Best Regards.
Vico

 

Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Antony Bond (Experienced BonaireTalker - Post #287) on Saturday, March 22, 2008 - 5:15 am:     Edit PostPrint Post

Hi Vico.

I am not hopeful for a smooth transition if you are off island.

If it is not possible for you to be on Bonaire, I suggest that you phone the relevant departments weekly to check the progress. It will also be necessary for you to sign specific documents at the Governors office, something that you will obviously have to be on island for.

I suggest that you use an agent to act on your behalf to process the application.

Antony (Without the "H")

 

Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Daniel Lopes (New BonaireTalk Poster - Post #2) on Saturday, March 22, 2008 - 6:48 pm:     Edit PostPrint Post

Thanks for your response Antony, as far as I understand, the company's lawyer will advice when it's time for me to be there, and he is gonna be checkin'g on the progress of the process, anyway, I'll call this monday to get all the facts, and see what develops.
Thanks again.
Vico

 

Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By chantal heijsteeg (New BonaireTalk Poster - Post #1) on Sunday, April 6, 2008 - 11:13 am:     Edit PostPrint Post

Hello evyone.
My name is Chantal.I have Fibromyalgie(is a reumatic disorder in muscles and tissue.) and adhd.I have evryday alot of pain.I was with my husband in oktober for 9 days in Kralendijk on vacation and didn,t have any pain and was 9 days pain free.Becouse my body is getting worse evry day whe are thinking to imigrate to Bonaire.Nut i have so much questions.How is life insurance there.My son has adhd and pdd-nos(an autistic disorder)and needs special school teachers learned for this kind of disorders.He can,t go to a normal school.Is there a special school for this kinds of children?Whe both use medicines for the adhd(he uses ritalin and me concerta)dous that medicine exist in Bonaire?Please who knows where i get the information i need or where to look for it?
Cencearly
Chantal Heijsteeg

 

Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By michael gaynor (Supreme BonaireTalker - Post #2997) on Sunday, April 6, 2008 - 5:31 pm:     Edit PostPrint Post

Sorry, but Bonaire has no special ed services nor any funds to offer them in the near future. You probably should check with someone in Holland and see if there will be anything that they will be able to offer once we form a closer alliance with them. All the meds you mention are available here. As for insurance, you probably will have to talk to one of the local companies. Good luck.

 

Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By chantal heijsteeg (New BonaireTalk Poster - Post #2) on Monday, April 7, 2008 - 2:14 am:     Edit PostPrint Post

Hi Michael.
Thank you verry much for the respons and answers.
Greats Chantal

 

Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Susan Wilgus (BonaireTalker - Post #13) on Wednesday, April 30, 2008 - 12:20 pm:     Edit PostPrint Post

I thought Watapana School in Rincon served "special needs" students. Has that changed?

 

Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By michael gaynor (Supreme BonaireTalker - Post #3058) on Wednesday, April 30, 2008 - 3:10 pm:     Edit PostPrint Post

It does have special needs kids, but is under funded and the type of problems chantaal described could not be adequately addressed here or not as well as in Holland.

 


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