Tuesday , December 12 2017

Saba News Archive: News Items

Annual fireworks display to be held on Wednesday

The highly anticipated End of Year Annual Fireworks Display hosted by The Public Entity Saba will be held on Wednesday, December 30, writes The Daily Herald. The display at Flat Point, near Juancho E. Yrausquin Airport below Hell’s Gate, will start at 7:00pm. The pyrotechnic extravaganza is held ahead of …

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Training programme for family doctors on islands

Family doctors in Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba will start an extensive four-year training programme next year in order to qualify with Dutch/European requirements. Dutch Minister of Public Health, Wellbeing and Sports Edith Schippers announced this in a letter that she sent to the Dutch Parliament on Tuesday that contained …

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Dutch Parliament to attend Saba summit

The delegation of the First and Second Chambers of the Dutch Parliament, during their visit in January 2016, will not only take part in the Inter-Parliamentary Consultation for the Kingdom IPKO in St. Maarten, but will also attend a Caribbean Netherlands constitutional summit in Saba. The twelve-member delegation will participate …

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Over 3,000 Dutch people moved to public entities

When inhabitants of the Caribbean Netherlands complain that they feel Dutch people are swamping their islands they are partially right; more than 3,000 persons moved from the Netherlands to Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba in the past fi ve years. Between 2010, the year that the islands became Dutch public …

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More Saba, Statia patients to St. Maarten, St. Martin

An increasing number of patients from St. Eustatius and Saba are being referred to St. Maarten and St. Martin for specialist medical care. In the first half of this year, a total of 1,108 patients went to the hospital in St. Maarten and St. Martin. The medical referral numbers were …

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Skeleton of pregnant woman found near Saba power plant

The skeleton of a pregnant woman from approximately the mid-eighteenth century was discovered Tuesday, near the construction site for Saba’s new power plant above Fort Bay. The find was investigated by Jay. B. Haviser of Saba Archaeological Centre SABARC and senior researcher at the Faculty of Archaeology at Leiden University, …

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Commissioner Johnson congratulates schools

Commissioner of Education Chris Johnson recently visited the schools to personally congratulate the four educational institutions with their success in attaining the basic quality standards of the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science. The institutions include Saba Comprehensive School, Sacred Heart School, Saba Reach Foundation and Expertise Centre Education Care. …

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WIPM donates to Lions for their 45th anniversary

Saba’s oldest political party Windward Islands People’s Movement (WIPM) celebrated its 45th anniversary last month, writes The Daily Herald. To commemorate the occasion party members handed over a cheque of US $4,500 to the Saba Lion’s Club to assist them with their annual Christmas activities. These include Santa Claus’ visit …

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Funds reserved for Saba, Statia children's rights

The Dutch Government has made US $240,000 available to appoint a policy coordinator for children’s rights and domestic violence for Saba who will execute the Children’s Rights Action Plan on the island. Dutch Minister of Home Affairs and Kingdom Relations Ronald Plasterk stated this in a letter to the Second …

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Guardianship Council says farewell to Anastacia Simmons

On December 14th, the Caribbean Netherlands Guardianship Council officially said farewell to Ms. Anastacia Simmons during a reception at Island Flavour Restaurant in The Bottom. Important chain partners were also present to bid farewell to Ms. Simmons. After more than 37 years working at the Guardianship Council Anastacia has officially …

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Statia Fire Department to aid Saba fire victim

The Caribbean Netherlands Fire Department section St. Eustatius in an effort to aid Saba fire victim, Miss Leverock, held a fundraising food sale on Tuesday December 15th. This was collaboration with the Nustar Fire Team. Both Fire Departments express profound gratitude to the community at large for their support. Miss …

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Tax Regulation approved

The Second Chamber of the Dutch Parliament on Thursday approved the Netherlands St. Maarten Tax Regulation to avoid double taxation and to prevent the evasion of income tax between the two countries. The new law will become effective early 2016. The taxes to which the tax regulation, arranged by Kingdom …

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KNMI weather forecast for Caribbean Netherlands

Starting the 1st of January 2016, KNMI will provide the meteorological and seismological services for the Caribbean Netherlands. Besides the weather forecasts for the general public, KNMI will also take care of the weather forecasts and specific weather bulletins for air and ship traffic. For extreme circumstances, such as hurricanes, …

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Schmidt and Tearr elected to Commerce Chamber's Board

The Chamber of Commerce of St. Eustatius and Saba held a by-election on Tuesday, December 8, to fill three seats on the Board, one for Saba and two for Statia, the Chamber stated Wednesday. On Saba, there were no registered candidates for this election. Kelly A. Johnson, a current member …

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Tall Ship Regina Maris visits St.Martin, Statia and Saba

Caribbean Sail Training (CST) member vessel Regina Maris was the second Tall Ship this past week to be hosted by the Port de Marigot during their short visit here. The vessel sailed across the Atlantic Ocean from Amsterdam and left Wednesday for a visit to St. Eustatius. On board for …

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