Thursday , July 18 2019

News

Second baby born on Saba in 2015

The Daily Herald writes that the second baby born on Saba in 2015 is named Nolan Samuel Johnson. On Tuesday, proud parents Island Governor Jonathan Johnson and Rosalyn Johnson Hassell went to the Government Building in The Bottom to register their new-born son. Nolan was born on Saturday, July 4, …

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Five students receive maintenance certificate

Employment Opportunities Saba (EOS) handed out certificates of completion for the Basic Technical Maintenance Assistant course, writes The Daily Herald. Acting Island Governor Franklin Wilson handed out certificates to five graduates on Tuesday. During five months, from February 2 to June 24, the five received training required to certify them …

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Students prepare for studying abroad

From the 6th until the 8th of July  prospective students, who are going to study abroad, attended the VOBESS course (VOBESS stands for Preparation BES students). This course, which is organized annually by RCN Studiefinanciering, consists of two parts: the orientation and self-reliance course. During the orientation course attention is …

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Warnings for increased influx of Sargasso Seaweed

Since its initial warning of a renewed influx of Sargassum Seaweed in May 2014, the St. Maarten Nature Foundation is again warning of a significant influx of the invasive seaweed in the coming weeks: “We have been coordinating our monitoring efforts with our partners in the region and based on …

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A cold climate helps diabetes-type 2 patients

The news site NOS reports that spending time in a cold environment brings considerable improvement in patients with type 2 diabetes, researchers have discovered. Researchers at Maastricht university put eight patients in a temperature of 14 to 15 degrees for several hours a day. Their muscles reacted much better to …

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AOV-AOW issue solved for BES students in Holland

From now on, students from the Dutch Caribbean, who who are studying in the European Netherlands, will be insured under the general old-age insurance Law BES (AOV). This is decided as a result of an initiative of State Secretary for Social Affairs and Employment, Klijnsma. In the past, students originating …

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Rotterdam pays tribute to painter Ro Heilbron

The Daily Herald writes that the Centre for Visual Arts CBK in Rotterdam is paying tribute this month to painter and graphic artist Ro Heilbron, who passed away in 2014. In commemoration of Heilbron, who is considered one of the most important and renowned visual artists from his native Suriname, …

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Research on options to start Saba coral nursery

Students of Samford University, Alabama, just finished a one-month study programme for research on the options of starting a coral nursery on Saba, writes The Daily Herald. Their hope is to establish such a nursery as soon as possible. The students discovered that a coral nursery is not so different …

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Lions receive vehicle for Meals on Wheels

The Daily Herald writes that Saba Health Care Foundation (SHCF) donated a vehicle Friday to Saba Lions Club (SLC) for its Meals on Wheels project. Recently, SHCF purchased a new fleet which consists of four new vehicles. These are mainly for the Home Health Department, which provides district nursing to …

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Government hires students over Summer holidays

The Executive Council of The Public Entity Saba has hired seven students to work for the organization during the summer break. The students are all returning from overseas for the summer holiday and sent in applications while at school seeking employment when they returned home. The island government decided that …

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National ombudsman launches investigation into public entity Bonaire

The National ombudsman has started a formal investigation into the public entity Bonaire’s handling of five separate complaints because of its slow handling of grievances made known by the public and its repeated failure to respond to requests. The ombudsman takes the view that services to the public are being …

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Island teams get training in maritime crisis management

Disaster teams of Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba were trained by the Dutch national road and waterways management organisation Rijkswaterstaat to broaden their knowledge and experience in the field of disaster and crisis management in maritime incidents reports The Daily Herald. The crisis-management workshop was held Wednesday and Thursday at …

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Kingdom Representative provides update on status of Statia

Dear reader, As Kingdom Representative for Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba I would like to herewith provide an update on the developments following the June 10th instruction of the Minister of Home Affairs and Kingdom Relations to place St. Eustatius under administrative supervision. The instruction is to draw up an …

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Saba anticipating Ms. Dutch Caribbean Islands Pageant

The Daily Herald writes that six young ladies of the six Dutch Caribbean islands will vie for the title of Miss Dutch Caribbean Islands Queen at Festival Village in The Bottom on Thursday, July 30, starting at 8:00pm. Representing Saba will be Charvella Wilson. She will be competing against D’shnay …

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Small Batch introduces natural food products

A line of natural food products was introduced on Wednesday at Breadline Plaza in Windwardside, writes The Daily Herald. They are sold under the company name “Small Batch,” and thus far include products, such as roasted garlic aioli, mammy apple hot sauce and “Ruba- dub” rib rub meat spices. Brand-new …

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Prosecutor says: Police action probably killed Mitch Henriquez,

Dutch News reports that Aruban holidaymaker Mitch Henriquez, who died in police custody at the weekend, was probably killed by a lack of oxygen and this was most likely caused by the police, the public prosecution department said on Wednesday afternoon. The Hague’s prosecution chief, Kitty Nooy, said in a …

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Age Bakker (Cft): ‘Saba runs a stable budgetary process’

By setting up and implementing a balanced and organized budgetary process, Saba is able to control its public finances. This can be concluded from the first execution report and the budget amendment. The execution of the 2015 budget is going according to plan. On June 26th, 2015, the Board of …

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Students form 4 of SCS thank Saba businesses for support

The students from form 4 at Saba Comprehensive School’s prom committee would like to express our sincere gratitude for the assistance that you provided to us in the form of donations, gifts or time spent on the evening of SCS Prom 2015. Without your support, our Winter Wonderland prom would …

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Students organise poker tournament

Saba University School of Medicine’s (SUSOM) fifth-semester students organised a poker tournament Saturday at Topo Gigio bar and restaurant in The Bottom, reports The Daily Herald. Nine players participated in the event, which was won by SUSOM-student Michael Atkinson. The tournament was part of an ongoing fundraiser by Alpha Phi …

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Saba Reach Foundation holds computer courses

On Monday and also today, Tuesday, Saba Reach Foundation’s (SRF) Adult Education department organises two computer courses at Eugenius Johnson Centre in Windwardside, writes The Daily Herald. On Monday, the Microsoft Office Excel Level 1 course was taught to a group of 13 students, and nine more students will be …

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Draw ‘Ministerplaats’ students Caribbean Netherlands

On Monday, June 29th , 2015 the draw was held for the ‘Ministerplaatsen’ available for the Caribbean Netherlands. Notary mr. Aniek Schouten conducted the draw in the presence of the students who had submitted a request for a ‘Ministerplaats’ and other guests. The Dutch Minister of Education, Culture and Science, …

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Direct Assistance Grant Schema workshop held in The Bottom

The Daily Herald writes that a “Direct Assistance Grant Scheme” workshop was held at the Saba Roads Conference Room in The Bottom on Friday. The workshop was intended for businesses and business service organisations who are interested in applying for a grant. The 10th European Development Programme started recently. This …

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Detention of Hector suspect prolonged by another 30 days

Over the weekend, The Daily Heralds writes, Chief Prosecutor of Bonaire Henry Hambeukers, announced that the provisional detention of the suspect who was arrested on June 1 will be prolonged by another 30 days. This is the latest development after the magistrate extended the suspect’s detention by eight days twice …

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Opinion: Solar farm needs public input

Dear editor: I regularly stay in Hellsgate and, although I am a visitor, I contribute money regularly to the economy and love Saba the way it is. I understand that the future of Saba is ultimately up to the people who live there, even if the final decision might adversely …

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RCN/OCW thanks school staff on Statia

Last Thursday teachers and other staff from the schools in Statia were treated to a high tea at the Lynch Plantation. The high tea was organised by RCN/OCW to thank the school staff for their efforts and dedication in the past school year. It has been a very busy year …

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Emotions run high during evaluation meet-and-greets

In the ongoing investigation into the positive and negative changes Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba endured after October 10, 2010, Evaluation Committee members Frans Weekers and Fred Soons returned to Saba, writes The Daily Herald. This time, the Evaluation Committee arranged a meet-and-greet on Wednesday evening at Island Flavor restaurant …

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Island Government to host island-wide cleanup

The Public Entity Saba will be hosting an Island-Wide Cleanup on Tuesday, June 30th. The purpose of the cleanup is to pick up trash that has accumulated in hard to reach areas and also to bring attention to the problem of littering on the island. Participating in the cleanup will …

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Island Council attends Local Democracy Development Training

Recently all members of the Island Council of The Public Entity Saba traveled to the Netherlands to attend, amongst others, a workshop/study day called D1000.   During this D1000 study day the island council members together with more than 750 colleagues, mayors, commissioners, employers and inhabitants were inspired to think …

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Ganzevoort new Chairman of Kingdom Relations Committee

The Daily Herald writes that member of the First Chamber of the Dutch Parliament Ruard Ganzevoort of the green left party GroenLinks is the new Chairman of the Senate’s Permanent Committee for Kingdom Relations. Ganzevoort (50) was recently appointed by the Presidium of the First Chamber for four years. A …

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Saba Festival Foundation holds first pre-carnival Jump Up

Saba Festival Foundation (SFF) will host a pre-carnival Jump-up on Saturday starting at 8:00pm in St. Johns and ending in The Bottom. Entyce Band will lead the festivities. After the Jump-up, revellers will be entertained in Carnival Village by DJ Outkast from St. Maarten, and for the first time ever …

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Dutch researcher visits Saba for psychological programme

On behalf of the Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies (KITLV) based in Leiden, the Netherlands, Stacey Mac Donald visited Saba for a week, writes The Daily Herald. Mac Donald is conducting research as part of the Confronting Caribbean Challenges (CCC) project initiated by KITLV. This project …

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Plasterk responds to SMA letter

The Minister of the Interior and Kingdom relations, dr. R.H.A. Plasterk, has responded to a letter from the SMA. A copy was send to the Second Chamber. You can read this below (translated from Dutch). Dear Ms. Johnson, Thank you for your letter in which you express the problems that …

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New directive for 'opium offences' effective July 1

The Attorney- General has issued a new directive for opium offences for the Prosecutors of Curaçao, St. Maarten and the Caribbean Netherlands (Bonaire, Saba and St. Eustatius), writes The Daily Herald. The new directive goes into effect as of July 1. It focuses on drug traffickers, intermediaries, street vendors, organisers …

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