Thursday , July 18 2019

News

Bonaire offers $10,000 reward for tips in Dutch cop killer case

The Public Prosecutor in Bonaire promised a $10 thousand, or around 8,800 euros, reward for the tip that leads to the arrest of the man responsible of shooting and killing a Dutch police officer on the island on Wednesday night, NOS reports. The police officer, Ferry Bakx, was critically injured during …

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Saba launches Emergency Card

If an incident occurs, time is of the essence. Knowing what to do and who to call can save a person’s life. During the Summer, RCN together with the Public Entity of Saba have placed signs with all the emergency numbers of the emergency services on all relevant public buildings. …

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Cargo ship runs aground on north coast of St. Eustatius

Inter-island cargo vessel MV Sirena ran aground on the northern coast of the island of St. Eustatius late Thursday, at approximately 11:50. The vessel was sailing from the Port of Galisbay in French St. Martin and was heading to Martinique. The vessel had general cargo on board in some 20 …

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State of Saba finances in Central Committee

The Central Committee of the Island Council of Saba will be holding a meeting at the Government Administration Building in The Bottom on Thursday, August 25, at 10:00 am. Main items of discussion will be the First Budget Amendment and the 2015 Year Report. The meeting was announced in a …

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The Ecolodge has new owners

Yes. Ecolodge has really been sold and that’s Great News! Ecolodge Rendez-Vous — resort and restaurant — will be preserved and upgraded by its new owners, honoring its unique environmental purpose while aiming to make Saba a world class eco-tourism destination. The sale gives people new hope about the future of this …

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Closure WIB Saba branch confirmed

The Maduro and Curiel’s Bank (MCB) in Curaçao, the parent company of the Windward Islands Bank (WIB), has confirmed the intention to close WIB’s lone branch in Saba per the end of October this year, writes The Daily Herald. “It is a business decision, based on the reality of our …

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Update for Zika on Saba

Three more people have tested positive for Zika over the past few weeks. The total number of cases is therefore 5: two likely imported and three infected on Saba (local transmission). At the moment it appears that most infections happened in The Bottom. No serious complications have emerged so far. …

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First Saban Student Summit

On August 8th, Governor Jonathan Johnson, Commissioner Rolando Wilson, Commissioner Bruce Zagers and Island Secretary Tim Muller attended the first Saban Student Summit with representatives of the Saban student body who is studying abroad. Attending the meeting were students who are attending university in various locations such as the Netherlands, …

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SBA president & Selera Dunia hotel owner participate in NABHOOD Summit

The president of the Saba Business Association, Wolfgang Tooten, and Saba boutique hotel owner, Hemmie van Xanten, participated in the NABHOOD Summit (National Association of Black Hotel Owners, Operators & Developers) July 27-29 in Miami. The theme was “Changing the Hospitality Landscape With Our Partners”. The summit was exciting and packed with information to help …

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CDC issues travel notice for Saba due to presence of Zika

The United States Centre for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention in Atlanta, Georgia, has issued a travel notice for Saba due to the presence of the mosquito-borne Zika virus. In the advisory, which was issued on Saturday, the CDC said it is working with other public health officials in the …

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Three Statia, Saba students eager to start their studies

Two students from St. Eustatius and one student from Saba were part of the group from the Caribbean Netherlands that arrived in the Netherlands on Monday morning. Shaël Bennett (19) and José Hupsel (20) from St. Eustatius and Jordan Every (16) of Saba were full of spirit and visibly happy …

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Miss St. Maarten proud winner of Dutch Windward Islands Pageant

Miss St. Maarten Diandra Marlin captured the crown during the Miss Dutch Windward Islands Pageant held on Saba last Thursday. The freshly crowned queen returned to St. Maarten on Friday, and received a royal welcome at Princess Juliana International Airport. Marlin emerged as winner of the pageant; Miss St. Eustatius …

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Children's rights expert to speak on local radio

Children’s rights expert Nils Kasberg will be speaking about plans to implement the Rights of the Child, and the establishment of Youth Councils on Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba on Radio Statia, CTC Radio, FAB Radio, and Voice of Saba Radio. These programmes will air on the local radio stations …

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Participatory Action Research for a Healthy Marine Ecosystem

As is the case with most coastal environments, the marine ecosystem of Saba is under constant pressure. Hurricanes, illegal fishing activities, and global warming form a constant threat to coral, fish, sharks and other marine life. The Saba Conservation Foundation in close cooperation with the Dutch Caribbean Nature Alliance address …

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Saba Carnival officially open

Commissioner of Culture Rolando Wilson officially opened the gates to Saba’s Carnival Village on Monday evening, writes The Daily Herald. First, many revellers participated in a Lighted Parade, musical entertainment was provided by Nuff Respect Band from St. Maarten thereafter. Carnival continues tonight, Wednesday, with a Caribbean Latin Night, featuring …

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Miss Dutch Caribbean Contestants meet with Commissioner of Culture

On Tuesday, July 26, 2016, the Commissioner of Culture, Rolando Wilson, met with the three Miss Dutch Caribbean contestants, Miss St. Maarten Diandra Marlin, Miss Saba Natalia Peterson and Miss St. Eustatius Sherees Timber, in the Courtroom of the Government Administration Building. The three contestants spoke with Commissioner Wilson about …

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"Recycle For Saba" Summer 2016 Campaign came to an end

On Friday July 22, 2016, the Recycle for Saba Summer 2016 Campaign came to an end. Recycle for Saba is proud to congratulate our four summer interns; Enock Charles, Natasha Klaber, Esther Henry and Görgé Blackman, on a job well done. The campaign proved to be a very busy and …

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Saba get the news from a variety of sources

People in Aruba and Saba get their news from a variety of sources compared to Curaçao, Bonaire and St. Eustatius, which depend more on traditional media such as newspapers, television and radio, writes The Daily Herald. That’s according to a study done on the Dutch Caribbean islands by “Koninklijk Instituut …

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St. Maarten, Saba, Statia to boost coral restoration

Nature conservation organizations in St. Maarten, Saba, Statia and Turks and Caicos will soon start planting structures made from bamboo and rope in their marine parks with the objective to regenerate coral species severely depleted over the last few decades. The focus will be on Elkhorn and staghorn corals, species …

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Statia under more stringent financial supervision

On July 19th Statia’s executive council has been put on a yet more stringent form of financial supervision. The implemented prior financial supervision, imposed on the PLP/UPC government last year, has been extended with a total stop on most new financial obligations, a so-called “verplichtingenstop”. While under the previous supervision …

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CBS: In 2015, Saba’s population grew by nearly 140 to 1,947 residents

On 1 January 2016 the population of the Caribbean Netherlands totalled 24,548 inhabitants, slightly fewer than one year ago when 24,593 people were living on the islands. In the past year, the population on St Eustatius diminished, especially after invalid entries were removed from the population register. The population on …

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Having a State Representative for the BES Islands is a costly affair 

Besides having to pay a salary of more than ten thousand USD per month, it appears that maintaining a State Representative on the BES Islands is a costly affair. This became evident from declarations of the current State Representative for Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba, which the Dutch Newspaper Telegraaf received after …

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Willy Lucas, 20 years of service

Commissioner Rolando Wilson (left), on Wednesday, presented a certificate of appreciation to Willis “Willy” Lucas (right), in the courtroom of the Government Administration Building in The Bottom, writes The Daily Herald. Willis received this token of appreciation for his 20 years of dedicated service to the Island Government of Saba. …

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Saba Carnival season kicks off this weekend

The 2016 Carnival season kicks off on Saba, Saturday, July 23. The weeklong activities will commence with a concert featuring Small Axe Band from St. Kitts and King Beau Beau and the Beaubettes of Dutch St. Maarten. This show is being hosted by C &Cool Cab Productions. The Children’s Parade …

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Date Set For 10th Saba Triathlon

The Saba Triathlon Committee, in their July meeting, set the 2017 date for the iconic Saba Triathlon. The race will be held January 28th, 2017. “We couldn’t be more excited,” said new committee chairman Peter Johnson. “The event brings some world class talent to Saba’s shores, in addition to tourists …

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"Soft Skills" Training for Saba’s Civil Servants

On July 11th -14th, fifteen civil servants of the Public Entity Saba participated in a four day workshop for Soft Skills Training. These skills include customer service, problem solving etc. On the last day of the workshop, the civil servants engaged in a team building exercise, and were separated into …

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Winair reports 2015 net profit

The annual general meeting of Windward Islands Airways International Winair shareholders took place at Dr. Claude Wathey Legislative Hall on Wednesday, writes The Daily Herald. Present were the shareholders represented by St. Maarten’s Council of Ministers, Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Environment Director of Aviation Dr. Rob Huyser, Dutch Government …

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Problem with online orders

People from Curaçao, St. Maarten, Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba are having problems using their credit cards to order products online from certain countries like the United States (US). The reason for this is the lack of information on the constitutional changes since October 10, 2010. The Netherlands Antilles (NA) …

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New procedural rules for civil court cases

Starting August 1, new Rules of Procedure for the handling of civil cases at the Joint Court of Justice of Aruba, Curaçao and St. Maarten, and of Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba will come into effect. The Rules of Procedure, which apply to all countries governed by the Joint Court …

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