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Saba News Archive: News Items

Cadwell Inc. to remove recyclables from Saba

The Public Entity Saba recently signed an agreement with the company Cadwell Inc. from Boca Raton, Florida, to remove all recyclable material from Saba. This includes the pile of scrap metal at the landfill, the removal of car wrecks and the contents of the storage facilities with recycled glass, cardboard, …

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Retirement ceremony for Mr. and Mrs. Hassell

A special retirement ceremony for two civil servants of the Public Entity Saba, Mrs. Yvonne Hassell-Simmons and Mr. Joseph Hassell, was held on Thursday, September 26. Family and colleagues got together in the Court room at the administration building to wish Mrs. Hassell-Simmons and Mr. Hassell a happy retirement. Island …

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RCN opens trainings to Statia, Saba civil service

A group of eighteen civil ser­vants of Government De­partment Caribbean Neth­erlands RCN and the Public Entity St. Eustatius partici­pated in a joint two-day Ef­fective Writing Training at Gertrude Judson Bicenten­nial Public Library, Septem­ber 17-18. The training is part of a pi­lot project whereby the RCN Shared Service Organization (SSO) training …

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Minister Bijleveld to visit SSS islands

Dutch Defence Minister Ank Bi­jleveld will be visiting the Dutch Windward Islands this week. In addition to visits to Dutch soldiers in St. Maarten, Saba and St. Eustatius, she is expected to have discussions with various authorities in the islands. In St. Maarten, Bijleveld will visit the Royal Nether­lands Marechaussee’s …

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New elections to be held on St Eustatius in October 2020

In October 2020 the people of St Eustatius will again go to the polls to elect a new island council. These elections are the next step towards the restoration of normal administrative relations with the island after the Netherlands’ intervention a year ago. This news was announced by State Secretary …

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St. Eustatius and Saba may expect heavy rainfall

A Tropical Cyclone Advisory is in effect for St. Eustatius and Saba due to heavy rainfall associated with Tropical Depression Karen, the Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute KNMI said in its Tropical Cyclone Bulletin of late Monday afternoon. Through Wednesday, rainfall accumulations of between one and three inches, with a slight …

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Civil servants complete management development program

The Public Entity Saba continues to invest in its personnel. Several training projects are testimony to that: the management development program PEP and the project management training WISP. Civil servants who participated are satisfied with these trainings. “The PEP training gave me different strategies and ways how to carry out …

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New project aims to restore sea urchins in Saba, Statia waters

The new RAAK PRO Diadema project aims to restore the pop­ulation of the long-spined sea urchin populations (Diadem antillanim) on the coral reefs around Saba and St. Eustatius. This particular urchin was once the most important herbi­vore on Caribbean coral reefs until more than 95 per cent of the sea …

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Predicted impact of Tropical Storm Karen

KNMI ADVISORY MESSAGE Date: Sunday September 22, 2019  Time: 23:07 local time Key Messages / Watches and warnings: – At 11 PM on Sunday evening, Tropical Storm Karen was located around 310 miles (500 km) south of Saba/Statia. – Karen is moving toward the west-northwest and is expected to turn …

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State Secretary Knops visits Saba on Tuesday, September 24

State Secretary Knops (Interior and Kingdom Relations) will pay a working visit to St. Eustatius, Saba and St. Maarten from Sunday,  September 22nd  till Wednesday, September 25th . During his visit to St. Eustatius there will be a town hall meeting on Monday. The State Secretary will then give an …

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Tropical Storm Watch for Jerry remains in effect for Saba, Statia

A Tropical Storm Watch for Hurricane Jerry remains in effect for Saba and St. Eustatius. Local authori­ties and residents of Saba and Statia were advised to continue monitoring the further progress of this weather system and to take all necessary measures to safeguard life and property. On Thursday morning, Hurricane …

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Airport project completed

The renovation and expansion project of Saba’s Juancho Yrausquin Airport has been completed, apart from a from the installation of the screening equipment which will be done at a later time. The bulk of the airport project, paid for by the Dutch Government, took place in September 2018, and started …

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More Dutch funds for Caribbean Netherlands

With focus on good governance and the wellbeing of the people, the Dutch government has allocated about 388 mil­lion euros for Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba in 2020. This is 24 million euros more than in 2019. The increase is the result of measures announced in the course of 2019. …

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Website Koninkrijksrelaties.nu stops immediately

Rene Zwart has announced that he will stop the website “Koninkrijksrelaties.nu” immediately. The site has been an excellent source of background information about what is happening behind the scene. He reported about those issues that otherwise would have never seen the daylight. Although the site published in Dutch, it had …

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