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Possibilities for special income support have been expanded

  The Policy Rules on Besluit onderstand BES have changed as of January 1st, 2016. For example, more specific costs are eligible for payment via special income support. The income threshold had already been adjusted to the level of the legal minimum wage late 2015, as a result of which …

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Commissioner Zagers congratulates on merger

Commissioner of Health Bruce Zagers (centre) congratulated the boards of Saba Health Care Foundation (SHCF) and Benevolent Foundation Saba on Thursday on the merger of these two foundations. With this merger, Honourable Henry Carlyle Every Home for the aged will now fall under the auspices of the SHCF. The Commissioner …

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Flags half-mast

Flags at all government buildings on the island were flown at half-mast today in solidarity with the victims of the terrorist attack in Brussels, Belgium. Also during the Central Committee meeting of the Island Council held today, a moment of silence was observed.

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Merger Benevolent Foundation Saba & Saba Health Care Foundation

As of April 1, 2016 the merger between the Benevolent Foundation Saba (BFS) and the Saba Health Care Foundation (SHCF) will be juridically finalized. The merger will help facilitate a better integration of healthcare on Saba. For the BFS (The Honorable Henry Carlyle Every Home for the Aged) and SHCF …

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CFT 'impressed' by Saba's achievement

Saba has delivered a special performance as the first public entity to receive an unqualified opinion on the 2014 financial statements. “A great achievement,” said Committee for Financial Supervision CFT Chairman Age Bakker. This confirms CFT’s impression that in recent years the financial management of the island has improved significantly. …

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Donation to the Henry Carlyle Every Home for the Aged

Saba Finance Commissioner Bruce Zagers, on behalf of the Executive Council, presented a donation of US $1,000 to Franklin Wilson, Chairman of the Client Council of the Henry Carlyle Every Home for the Aged. The funds will aid the senior citizens’ Easter concert on Princess Juliana Sports Field on Easter …

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Helen Hassell promotes Autism Awareness

Saba Remedial/Special Education Teacher Helen Hassell of Sacred Heart School (SHS) is doing her part to promote Autism Awareness in April. With the cooperation of Government and businesses, the Autism Awareness puzzle ribbon, the internationally recognized symbol for Autism, will be displayed around the island beginning April 1. The ribbons …

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Saba ranks three on Condé Nast list

Saba is number three on the most recent Condé Nast Traveller list “The most beautiful Caribbean islands,” published on the Fox News website on Monday. Saba received much praise: “It may not be the largest or best-known Caribbean island, but Saba’s unspoiled and undeveloped environment makes it memorable. Located in …

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Clarification: Vitens to provide technical support

The Dutch water supply company Vitens Evides will not be carrying out the actual installation of the water pipe from the Fort Bay Harbour to The Bottom and Windwardside and the two filling stations. Saba Commissioner of Public Works and Finance Bruce Zagers on Tuesday clarified an article that appeared …

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New Law regulates electricity and drinking water BES

On March 22th, the Senate adopted the law electricity and drinking water BES. The law contributes  to an affordable, reliable and sustainable power- and water supply on Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba. The law is drawn up jointly by two ministries: the Ministry of Economic Affairs and the Ministry of …

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Central Committee Meeting on March 24th, 2016

Central Committee Meeting on March 24th, 2016. This meeting will also be live on www.q939fm.com (93.9 fm Saba Radio) Public Notice The Central Committee of the Public Entity Saba will meet on Thursday March 24th, 2016 at 10:00 am at the Government Administration Building. The agenda for said meeting is …

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Job Shadowing For SCS Students

In order to give the students at the Saba Comprehensive School a better idea about what some careers entail, it was decided to organize Job Shadowing for Forms 2, 3 and 4. Job Shadowing allows students the opportunity to acquire a better sense of the various job options available and …

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Press release of the Saba Educational Foundation (SEF)

Today the board of the Saba Educational Foundation updated its stakeholders of the current developments regarding the (unofficial) complaint by students of the school about inappropriate behavior by a teacher of the school. On Tuesday 1 March 2016, two (unofficial) complaints were made about inappropriate behavior by a teacher of …

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Police union against Bouman's job in Caribbean Netherlands

The police union NAPB BES is not amused with the news that former Chief of the National Police of the Netherlands Gerard Bouman will be doing an advisory job for the Police Force of the Caribbean Netherlands KPCN. The union sent a letter to Minister of Security and Justice Ard …

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Lipscomb fourteen years coming to Saba

Lipscomb University celebrated its fourteenth year of coming to Saba for missions with a choreographed “Battle of the Island” dance competition Saturday evening at Princess Juliana sports field in The Bottom, writes The Daily Herald. Lipscomb University is a private, coeducational, liberal arts university in Nashville, Tennessee. It is affiliated …

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Saba seeks ways to solve lack of maintenance funds

During their visit to The Hague last week, Saba Commissioners Bruce Zagers and Chris Johnson worked on creative, structural solutions with the Dutch ministries to get funding for social and economic development projects for the island within the tight budgetary parameters. Both the Dutch Government and the Saba Government have …

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Two water filling stations for Saba

Water pipes will be installed in Saba this year to two filling stations, one in The Bottom and the other in Windwardside. The Saba Government and the Dutch water supply company Vitens signed an agreement last week. Commissioner of Public Works and Finance Bruce Zagers, on behalf of the Saba …

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Earthquake rattles Saba

An earthquake on Saturday morning rattled several Caribbean islands including Saba. The 6.5 magnitude quake took place at 7.26 am. The epicenter was located at 161 km NE of Saint John’s, Antigua and Barbuda; 218 km NE of Point-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe and 237 km NE of Basseterre, Saint Kitts and Nevis …

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Saba Labour Party (SLP), a year in review

March 18, 2015 was the day members of the Saban community came out in a strong voice and expressed their discontent with the functioning of their electives. A voice that was evident for the naked eye that the people were concerned and discomforted on our beloved island Saba. Concerns circling …

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Entrepreneur of the Year 2015

Saba Business Association has awarded the “Entrepreneur of the Year 2015” to the owners of Island Flavor restaurant Joani Child and Steve Zagers. Joani, who moved from St. Vincent to Saba, has worked in the hospitality sector in various positions. She is well known as friendly and helpful and one …

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Saba doing well, Statia still lagging, says CFT

The Committee for Financial Supervision CFT Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba in its second semi-annual report in 2015 concluded once more with satisfaction that Saba’s public finances were in order. St. Eustatius is making slow progress on the improving of its finances and related reporting responsibilities. According to the CFT, …

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Permanent Dentist for Saba

Dear Readers, this is good news for all of you. Until recently there was no dentist living and working on Saba. From now on Dr. Kestas Grabliauskas will be living and working on Saba permanently. You do not have to travel for dental care anymore with all the expenses that …

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UTS to build 4G network on Saba

Telecom provider UTS has designed and is set to start building the first 4G LTE network on Saba after a successful launch of the service in St. Maarten. Doing business under the name UTS-WICC and partnered with SATEL on offering its Chippie mobile service, the company will commence building Saba’s …

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Crime down on Saba

Acting Chief of Police of the Dutch Caribbean Police Force KPCN Jose Rosales, presented the 2015 Saba Crime Figures. The report stated crime is continuing on a downward trend on Saba. With a current population of 1,811 people, including Saba University School of Medicine staff and students, Chief Rosales feels …

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Successful finish to Saba Fit youth health program

On Monday March 14th a graduation was held for the participants of Saba Fit- The Course: a twelve week program in which 12 children from grades 4, 5 and 6 were encouraged to live a healthy lifestyle. The children had weekly group sessions with a physical activity coach and with …

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Saba Police finds hennep plants

Monday March 14th in the morning hours the Dutch Caribbean Police Force (KPCN) on Saba found a large quantity of Hennep plants. The patrol was directed to English Quarter where a man was driving around in a pick-up truck with hennep plants. Shortly after Police carried out a search in …

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Senate to approve islands electricity and water law

The First Chamber of the Dutch Parliament will approve the new Electricity and Drinking water Law for Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba as a formality next Tuesday. The Senate has concluded the preparation of the law proposal which will regulate the production and distribution of electricity and drinking water on …

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Fundraiser, auction for SFPCA

A fundraiser and auction for the Saba Foundation for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SFPCA) was held Saturday afternoon at Eugenius Johnson Centre in Windwardsidewirtes The Daily Herald. The event was well-attended and the guests enjoyed an entertaining auction as well as food and drinks. The auctioneer was very …

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Peruvians can enter islands without visa

Peruvians can freely travel to the Netherlands, Aruba, St. Maarten and the Caribbean Netherlands without a visa as of today, Tuesday. Dutch Minister of Foreign Affairs Bert Koenders signed the agreement with Peru on Monday. Minister Koenders signed the visa exemption agree ment with Peru as Chairman of the Council …

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Traffic controls by police on March 10

On Thursday, March 10th traffic controls were carried out by the police on Saba on the E.A. Johnson Road. On this road a motorist was ticketed because he was driving a car without a license plate. A scooter rider was also ticketed on this road for driving a scooter without …

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Evaluation of Education Agenda for Dutch Caribbean has started

During the past few weeks policy consultancy firm Ecorys performed an evaluation of the Education Agenda for the Dutch Caribbean on Bonaire, Saba and St. Eustatius on the instructions of the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science [Onderwijs, Cultuur en Wetenschap (OCW)]. The Education Agenda dates from March 2011 and is …

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Centre for Youth and Family introduces new coordinator

Centre for Youth and Family (CYF) welcomed the Centre’s Coordinator for Saba and St. Eustatius Paul Veira. Veira has worked, “with great pleasure,” as he said, for 25 years in child welfare in the Netherlands. In those years he has gained experience in different functions starting as a group worker …

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Heated debates on new local ordinance

The Island Government hosted town hall meetings in The Bottom and Windwardside to discuss proposed changes to the General Local Ordinance with the purpose of “regulating and safeguarding the public order, repose, safety, and health.” The current ordinance has been in place since 1985 and Government felt it was time …

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Pilot programme launched for online income-tax return

As of March 1, taxpayers in Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba may file their income-tax returns online. A pilot program to make this possible started this month. For the first time taxpayers in the Caribbean Netherlands have the option to either file their tax return on paper or online for …

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