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Youth care adequate in Saba, lacking in Statia

The quality of youth care in Bonaire and Saba has suffi ciently improved over the last two years, but in St. Eustatius it has not, Dutch State Secretary of Public Health, Wellbeing and Sports Martin van Rijn reported this week. The quality of the provided ambulant youth care is sufficient …

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Winair announces reduction of fares

All passengers travelling on Windward Islands Airways International Winair are benefiting from lower ticket prices as of March 1 with the elimination of all fuel charges on flights operated by the airline. With world fuel prices at record lows, the company will eliminate fuel charges for passengers and cargo on …

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Training Bullying Prevention Committee

Bullying can happen anywhere and anytime and bullying is not easy to tackle. It does not only occur at school but it can often be signaled in other circumstances. That is why the Saba Comprehensive School partnered up with its stakeholders to start an ‘Island wide approach’ to deal with …

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Short term parking begins in Windwardside

As of Tuesday March 1st, short term parking will be enforced in designated areas in Windwardside. This means that motorists will only be able to park for two hours in certain parking lots. The parking lots where short term parking will be enforced are: in front of the Tourist Bureau, …

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Comprehensive School holds inter-house sports meeting

The Bottom was transformed Friday into a kaleidoscope of blue, green, red and yellow as students of Saba Comprehensive School (SCS) assembled at Princess Juliana Sports Field to commence their parade to the Johan Cruijff Court where they competed in the Inter- House Sports Meet. The parade was led by …

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14 Saban Households Receive Public Assistance

The Executive Council of Saba has granted 14 households financial assistance from the funds for Public Assistance. The Public Assistance program is a program that helps families with small house repairs if they can’t afford it themselves. Repairs that fall within the program are things like: leaking roofs, replacement of …

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Government to Reintroduce Water Subsidy

The Executive Council of The Public Entity Saba, has decided to reintroduce the subsidy for potable water, beginning from March 1st. The subsidy will reduce the price of water produced on the island by three cents per gallon, and is passed on directly to the consumer. The Executive Council decided …

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Bluerise looks at Saba for project Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion

By Suzanne Koelega. Bluerise, a technical innovation and research company in Delft, the Netherlands, has ambitions to start an ocean thermal energy conversion (OTEC) project in Saba, to generate electricity for the island with the possibility of producing fresh water as well. Bluerise representatives will be meeting with the Permanent …

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Jose Rosales acts temporarily as Police Chief

Effective March 1st, 2016 the Chief of Police of the Dutch Caribbean Police Force of (KPCN), Mrs. Hildegard Buitink, will retire. The procedure for recruiting a new Chief of Police has not (yet) led to the nomination of a suitable candidate. The procedure Force administrator (korpsbeheerder) hopes to conclude this …

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Information session for construction companies on Saba

On Friday February 5th, 2016, the Labour Inspectorate organized an information meeting for the construction companies on Saba. Approximately 20 companies were personally invited by the local SZW worker, Martijn Schuuring. The attendance was not great, but still allowed the Labour Inspectorate to welcome about 10 interested parties. Through two …

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New Parking Lot In Windwardside Officially Opened

The new parking lot constructed in Windwardside was officially opened on Monday, February 22nd after almost a year of construction. Present at the opening were members of the Island Council, The Executive Council and representatives of the Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment (I&M). The parking lot cost some 1.3 …

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Youth workers and volunteers trained in after-school activities

Child Focus Foundation (CFF) in collaboration with the Public Entity Saba organized workshops for youth workers and volunteers who are involved with leading after-school youth activities and programmes. The workshops were given by Development without Limits, a professional development centre in New York, which works with community- based organizations, after- …

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Royal Netherlands Navy manoeuvres off Fort Bay

The Royal Netherlands Navy HNLMS De Zeven Provinciën practiced standard-operating manoeuvres with her Rigid-Hulled Inflatable Boat (RHIB) and ship-based helicopter on Friday off Fort Bay on Saba. HNLMS De Zeven Provinciën is the first ship of her class in air defence and command frigates in service with the Royal Netherlands …

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Cooperation continues between Fire Depts.

Management of the St. Maarten and the Caribbean Netherlands (Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba) Fire Departments met recently at the fi re station in Cay Hill. The Fire Departments of the four islands have been working together for a number of years already, albeit on a more informal level. It …

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Inspectorate files report on domestic-labour exploitation

Domestic workers in the Caribbean Netherlands are not always properly housed, do not always receive the agreed upon wages, and sometimes have to work for long hours without getting paid overtime. This was established during 30 inspections carried out last year by the Labour Inspectorate in Bonaire, St. Eustatius and …

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Public meeting Central Committee: Thursday, February 18

Public Notice The Central Committee of the Public Entity Saba will meet on Thursday February 18th, 2016 at 10:00 am at the Government Administration Building. The agenda for said meeting is as follows: Opening Approval of the agenda Approval of the Minutes from the Central Committee meeting on January 21st, …

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Opinion: Why are certain things allowed on Saba

Dear Editor, Here on Saba we have bars and restaurants that are now operating as discotheques. It is heartbreaking to see how our little 5-square-mile island is now becoming a “do what you want, how you want, when you want and nobody in authority seems to care. Sad to say, …

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Saba ushers in Chinese New Year with a bang

The Chinese community in Saba, on Monday, welcomed the Year of the Monkey with a spectacular fireworks display in Windwardside, writes The Daily Herald. Chinese New Year’s fireworks display in Windwardside. Lunar New Year is celebrated around the world in communities with large Chinese populations. The New Year, also known …

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Youth and Family Centre launches new radio show

Centre for Youth and Family (CYF) introduced their new “Read with Me” radio show on The Voice of Saba Q93.9 FM, writes The Daily Herald. Every weekday after the 6:00pm news, an interesting and entertaining story will be read on the radio. On Wednesdays a Dutch story will be read. …

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Minister Kamp has confidence in water- and electricity management

Minister of Economic Affairs Henk Kamp is confident that St. Eustatius and Saba will meet the quality standards in the concept Law Electricity and Drinking Water BES, writes The Daily Herald. Kamp expressed his confidence in a letter to the Dutch Parliament’s First Chamber, which still has to vote about …

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Child Focus Saba Photography Club received desktop

Child Focus Saba Photography Club has received an Apple 21.5 inch iMac desktop computer this month with funding from Prince Bernhard Culture Fund, writes The Daily Herald. It will be used by club members to edit their photos using Adobe Lightroom software and expand their knowledge of photo and video …

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SUSOM students donated to Saba Conservation Foundation

The fall 2015 honors society members raised funds through various fundraising activities. These funds are then donated to a community-based organization. The Saba Conservation Foundation (SCF) received a donation for Education Activities such as Environmental Education in the Sacred Heart School, and the after-school Sea Scouts program. Leslie Revel accepted …

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Saba Initiative ready for kick off on February 15

An information evening was held Monday at Queen Wilhelmina Library in The Bottom about Saba Initiative, a training programme for everybody on Saba who is looking to develop his or her personal skills and lifestyle, writes The Daily Herald. Together with Body, Mind and Spirit, psychotherapist Suchita Peeters has developed …

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Gin House declaration signed and delivered

Commissioner of Constitutional Affairs Reginald Zaandam and his colleagues Clark Abraham from Bonaire and Christopher Johnson from Saba assembled in the Old Gin House hotel in St. Eustatius on Monday. Their mission was to sign and present Dutch Minister of Home Affairs and Kingdom Relations Ronald Plasterk with a joint …

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Saba organisations launch We Can Young campaign

Body, Mind and Spirit has partnered up with Saba Comprehensive School (SCS), Centre for Youth and Family and the Public Health Department to reach Saba’s adolescent youth with the new “We Can Young” campaign about how respect and personal boundaries work. We Can Young is a spin-off campaign from the …

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Saba Triathlon 2016: the results – Update

Gregory Pigeon wins in record time Gregory Pigeon from Saint Martin won the annual Saba Hell’s Gate Triathlon on Saturday January 30th 2016 in an impressive record time of 1:30:05. Last year’s winner Bas de Haan came in second in 1:41:16, and Brandon Kingston, student at the Saba University School of Medicine …

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Saba ramps up its Zika defence

The Department of Health and Department of Vector Control hosted a public information session titled “Zika: what you can do to stop it.” Growing fears from the World Health Organization and the international community have brought Zika to the front page of every news provider, primarily based on an alarming …

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Snorkelers rescue two nurse sharks

Saba University School of Medicine four semester students Chelsea Beveridge and Lara Kirkpatrick, along with Lara’s husband Scott and members of Saba Conservation Foundation (SCF) saved two nurse sharks that were trapped inside a lobster trap off Saba’s coast Friday afternoon. Beveridge and the Kirckpatricks take study breaks on Friday …

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Captain's Quarters will be for touristic purposes only

On Friday, the Executive Council of Saba  confirmed that the property of the former Captain’s Quarters in Windwardside will be sold for tourism purposes only. While an initial statement on the presentation of a memo to the Island Council by Island Governor Jonathan Johnson erroneously mentioned plans for a hotel …

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Pension premiums have increased

The Pension Fund Caribbean Netherlands PCN announced the pension premiums have increased per January 1 to the maximum level, as a result of people living longer also in Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba (BES). This means an extra amount of 25.6 million US dollars must be reserved. In addition, the …

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