May 19

Also EZK allowance ($ 2.200 alternative) for companies with less fixed costs!

Entrepreneurs who are affected by the measures taken in connection with the coronavirus and who have lower fixed expenses  (than the previous required $4.400) can, starting today,  be eligible for a one-time allowance of $2.200 from the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate.

The allowance is intended for entrepreneurs who are active on Bonaire, Saba or St. Eustatius and who suffer a loss in revenues of at least $ 2.200 for the period March 13th, 2020 through June 12th, 2020, while having at least $ 2.200 in fixed expenses during the same period. Fixed expenses include, for example, costs for commercial premises, business insurance and financing. Taxes, employer contributions and labor costs are not included in this.

The RCN-unit SZW will execute this regulation. This regulation co-exists with the SZW emergency regulation for labor costs. It is possible to qualify for both.

More information and the application forms for the allowance is available at . Fully completed and signed forms can be sent by e-mail to  until July 12th, 2020 at the latest.

For help with the application, please contact the RCN-unit SZW at 781-5558 (Bonaire) or 319 -5693 (St. Eustatius and Saba). Entrepreneurs on Bonaire who need more information about the EZK ALLOWANCE ($ 2.200 alternative) can send us a email via