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Caribbean Netherlands schools progress well despite challenges

The primary schools in Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba are developing very well. Secondary education and intermediate vocational schools in St. Eustatius and Saba are also progressing well. The Saba Comprehensive School (SCS) was placed under financial supervision late 2015, but it has reached the basic quality level. Dutch Minister …

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A delegation of the Senate visits Saba on April 20

On April 16th , 2016, a delegation consisting of twelve members of the Senate “First Chamber” will travel to the Caribbean part of the Kingdom. The delegation, headed by the chairman of the standing committee for Kingdom Relations of the Senate, Ruard Ganzevoort, will pay working visits to respectively Curacao, …

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Understanding for worries about Saba youth drug use

Dutch State Secretary of Public Health, Wellbeing and Sports Martin van Rijn shares the concerns of Members of the Saba Island Council about the use of drugs by the local youth and the lack of rehabilitation possibilities on the island. Members of the Island Council sent a letter to Van …

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World Health Day, free blood-sugar testing on Saba

On World Health Day, Thursday, the Public Health Department Saba along with Child Focus Foundation; Body, Mind and Spirit; ASGS Foundation; Saba Health Care Foundation; and Saba Fit held free blood-sugar testing in The Bottom and Windwardside. This was in line with this year’s World Health Day theme: Beat Diabetes. …

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How did Saba vote on the Ukraine referendum?

GIS Saba has published the results of the 1st Advisory Referendum on the Association Treaty with the Ukraine held last Wednesday, April 6, 2016. There were 885 eligible voters. Number of votes in favor of the treaty: 44 Number of votes against: 33 Number of abstentions: 1 Number of invalid …

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Steady progress on children's rights, PvdA wants more speed

The Dutch Government, in consultation with United Nations Children Fund UNICEF and the public entities Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba, makes progress on the improving of children’s rights on the islands, but it is a matter of a long-term effort, said Dutch Minister of Home Affairs and Kingdom Relations Ronald …

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Former SUSOM student faces nine months for arson

A 29-year old former student of Saba University School of Medicine (SUSOM) is facing nine months for attempted arson, reports The Daily Herald. The Court of First Instance sentenced Peyman Homayouni- Nejad to four months. According to the Prosecutor’s Office he had mistreated and threatened his former girlfriend during an …

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High regard for Saba finances, less so for Statia, St.Maarten

A reward for Saba for its solid financial management. Member of the Second Chamber of the Dutch Parliament Roelof van Laar of the Labour Party PvdA on Thursday asked about this possibility. Critical remarks towards St. Maarten and St. Eustatius came from André Bosman of the liberal democratic VVD party. …

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Med School students open Foot Check Clinic

The Primary Care and Paediatrics Coalition (PCPC) of Saba University School of Medicine (SUSOM) has partnered with The Honourable Henry Carlyle Every Home for the Aged on a Diabetic and Elder Foot Check Clinic. The Clinic is the brainchild of SUSOM’s fourthsemester students Lara Kirkpatrick and Chelsea Beveridge. “We love …

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EC2 holds Autism Awareness Month

Expertise Center Education Care EC2 on Saba is observing Autism Awareness Month this April, which is showcased on their Facebook page. Teachers, parents and the general public are invited to visit the page and read up on daily new entrees, this month specifically about autism. Apart from interesting articles, EC2 …

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CBP BES holds intensive awareness sessions on labor relations

During the past few weeks, the BES Commission for the Protection of Personal Data Privacy (the Commission) organized interactive information sessions for employers on how to deal with workers’ personal data on St. Eustatius, Saba and Bonaire. Awareness The main purpose of the information sessions in March on the three …

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Easter Benefit Concert for Saba senior citizens

Henry Carlyle Every Home for the Aged held its Easter Benefit Concert at Princess Juliana Sports Field in The Bottom on Sunday night, writes The Daily Herald. The concert was held to raise funds for the upcom ing travels of the Home’s residents. They are planning a cruise that will …

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Ukraine referendum is really about a "Nexit", say backers

Next week’s referendum on an EU treaty with Ukraine is really about ‘putting pressure on the Dutch relationship with Europe’, two of the organisers say in an interview with the NRC. History professor Arjan van Dixhoorn, who chairs the committee which led the campaign to hold a referendum, told the …

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Crime figures Caribbean Netherlands declined

The management of the Dutch Caribbean Police Force is pleased to announce that the crime rates generally show a declining trend on Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba. Recently KPCN, together with the Public Prosecutor’s Office, presented the crime figures for 2015 to both the Executive Council, Island Council and the …

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Youth Care on BES islands gets legal basis

The Daily Herald reports today that the legal foundation for the formal inspection of youth care  in Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba is being secured through legislation. The Second Chamber of the Dutch Parliament last week approved a law proposal to regulate the quality demands of youth care and the related inspection by the Inspection for Youth Care (IYC). The Inspection lacked …

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Dictionary of Saba English to preserve island's dialect

On Saba, a “lee chip” refers to a little morsel of something. The Language and Life Project’s brand new publication, A Lee Chip: A Dictionary and Study of Saban English, provides quite a large morsel of Saba’s language, history and culture. The dictionary, written by Saba native Theodore “Teddy” aka …

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First baby born on Saba for 2016

Shailen Alberto Raymond Levenston was the first baby born on Saba for 2016. The son of proud parents Alison Hassell and Shannon Levenston was born at A.M. Edwards Medical Center in The Bottom on Tuesday, March 15, at 5:50am, Saba Health Care Foundation (SHF) announced Tuesday. The Foundation presented the …

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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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