Tuesday , October 24 2017

Saba News Archive: Letters-to-the-Editor

Opinion in The Daily Herald: “Happy Kingdom Day”

The Kingdom Charter will have existed 60 years on Monday. A lot has happened since, but all things considered the document signed by then-Queen Juliana has stood the test of time fairly well.It was the result of a decolonisation process that started after World War II and gave both Suriname …

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Opinion: Mango tree in the Bottom should stay

Dear Editor, It seems there are a lot of our folks that are a quite upset because of the plan to chop down that beautiful mango tree here in the Bottom. I am glad to see our Saba people standing up and voicing their concerns. This tree has been there …

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Opinion: Police should show more activity

Dear Editor, On Saturday last I was driving through Windwardside and traffic was crazy. The area alongside the bakery at Breadline is being used as a parking spot. We can’t blame those who park there because if the law is not enforced or, better let me ask the question do …

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Editorial in The Daily Herald: “Maturity required”

Thankfully, a majority of the fractions in the Second Chamber of the Dutch Parliament rejected the idea floated by the liberal democratic VVD and Socialist Party (SP) for a commonwealth with St. Maarten, Aruba and Curaçao as independent countries (see related article). It was pointed out correctly that the right …

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Opinion: Saba Day program contains no culture.

Dear Editor, With Saba Day celebrations just days away, I have taken note of the program line up. How sad it is that the entire weekend activities do no have not even one single cultural event on it. For those of you who kept informed or even went to Statia …

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Opinion: Re-location of incinerator is required

Letter to the Editor of The Daily Herald: Dear Editor, This letter concerns our good government’s solution for the waste disposal problem on Saba. After so many complaints about the toxic emissions from the present incinerator and the health hazards it poses to the entire school population and residents of …

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Opinion in The Daily Herald: “Realistic outcome for Statia”

In their editorial The Daily Herald writes today: It’s a democratic decision taken by the Island Council, but going over the various options in next month’s constitutional referendum of St. Eustatius one can’t help but wonder what prospects the result will create. One argument often used to justify a third …

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Opinion: Lessons learned from St. Maarten elections campaign

In March 2015 there will be elections for for our local government. For those interested, there may be some lessons learned from the recent elections on St. Maarten. The Daily herald published today the following “Letter-to the Editor” from student. To whom it may concern: Dear Editor, I’m a third …

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Opinion: The Daily Herald on yesterday’s plane crash

Editorial The Daily Herald: Questions were being asked following Wednesday’s plane crash off the St. Maarten coast in which one person was killed and another still missing up to press time last night. Some people wondered whether it had been responsible to take off from Princess Juliana International Airport SXM …

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Opinion: The Daily Herald editorial on re-colonisation

In its editorial The Daily Herald writes today: MAN leader Charles Cooper did the right thing by apologising for saying “blood will flow” should the Kingdom Government try to apply in Curaçao the same instruction given to the Governor of St. Maarten on the screening of candidate ministers (see related …

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Opinion: Editorial The Daily Herald

In their Editorial of today, the Daily Herald writes that it appears that the incoming UP/DP/Marlin-Romeo coalition plans to fight tooth and nail the instruction by the Kingdom Council of Ministers regarding the screening of nominees to become minister. Today’s Parliament meeting probably will lead to some type of action …

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Opinion: SCS in big problems

Dear Editor, We all know that the SCS has gone through hectic times since August 18th. First we did not have all the teachers in place due to visa regulations etc. In a news letter the director applauded the Dutch colleagues for being here on time (THEY DID NOT NEED …

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“Brighter Path” objects to evaluation committee

The Daily Herald writes that Brighter Path Foundation (BPF) objects to the composition of the evaluation committee, which is to supervise the evaluation of the new constitutional status for the Dutch public entities Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba. BPF is disturbed by the fact that no persons from Saba and …

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Wrong message

In an opinion in The Daily Herald one can read as follows: Today’s plenary debate in the Second Chamber of the Dutch Parliament on the proposal to take away the voting rights of foreign residents in the Caribbean Netherlands promises to be interesting. At least two opposition parties oppose such …

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