Tuesday , October 24 2017

Saba News Archive: News Items

Director of the SCS did not have a smooth start

Caribisch Netwerk published an interview of the Director of the SCS with Hazel Durand. “Saba Comprehensive School must become the best school in the Caribbean Netherlands,” said the new director of the only secondary school on Saba, Anton Hermans. Currently the The Golden Rock school on Statia bears this title. …

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Saba delegation attends Green Aruba Conference

A delegation from Saba consisting of Commissioner of Energy, Chris Johnson, Managing Director of Saba Electric Company, Dexter Johnson and Policy Advisor, Sarah van der Horn recently returned from the Green Aruba Conference. The primary purpose of the trip was to attend the business to business meetings that are facilitated …

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Economic Stakeholders set up E-team

Stakeholders from the various economic sectors on the island and Commissioner of Economic Affairs, Chris Johnson met today in what was the first meeting of the Economic team (E- team) of Saba. The E-team will function as the main economic platform where economic developments on the island will be discussed …

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One third Sacred Heart school is not at a healthy weight

The Daily Herald writes that results of theBody Mass Index (BMI) testing held at Saba’s Sacred Heart School in May, indicate that one-third of the school population is not at a healthy weight. The BMI tests revealed that 18 per cent of the school population is overweight and 11 per …

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National Ombudsman will visit Saba and Statia

Representatives of the National Ombudsman’s office will travel to St. Eustatius and Saba for the second time this year. They will be on the two islands of the Caribbean Netherlands November 10-14. In March and April, numerous complaints were filed concerning good governance, local authorities and government practices. In Statia, …

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Lobster fishing will be constrained in the future

The RCN issued a press release with information that is of high interest for Saba and St. Eustatius, where there is much fishing for lobsters. Bonaire already meets the measures proposed below and, moreover, the amount around of lobsters around the island declined in such a way that commercial fishing …

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Airport Workers Questioning St. Maarten Civil Aviation.

St. Maarten News Network reports that several personnel of the Princess Juliana International Airport (PJIAE) are enraged at the loss of the two lives that they said could have been saved if the St. Maarten Civil Aviation had taken proper actions on Monday. The workers who spoke to SMN News …

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Online CXC store launched

The Daily Herald reports that the Caribbean Examinations Council CXC in collaboration with Macmillan Publishing will launch CXC’s online commercial presence called the CXC Store at www.cxc-store.com on Friday, November 7, during a concert in Jamaica. The launch will be held at Jamaica College auditorium starting at 10:00am with more …

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Fedex aircraft crashes after take-off from St. Maarten

The Daily Herald reports that one man is confirmed dead and another one was still missing at press time, after a small FedEx aircraft crashed into the sea shortly after takeoff from Princess Juliana International Airport SXM around 6:45pm yesterday. The double-engine SH36 aircraft, which was said to be en …

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Accessibility of programmes of the Dutch Public TV-stations, NPO

The Daily Herald writes that the Dutch public TV broadcasting company NPO has agreed to place Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba on the so-called white list, enabling people on the three islands to have access to its website and to see the TV programmes of this broadcasting company. Dutch Minister …

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Annual report 2013 SHCF presented

Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Saba Health Care Foundation (SHCF) Sydney Sorton and SHCF Director Dr. Joka Blaauboer presented the foundation’s annual report 2013. The 2013 report is the first official annual report from the foundation since its establishment on January 1, 2011, and is now available to the …

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