Wednesday , January 17 2018

Saba News Archive: News Items

Executive Council explains increase in water subsidy

On October 9th the Executive Council of Saba raised the subsidy on potable water from $20 per 1000 gallons to $40 per 1000 gallons. The reason behind this decision is based on figures that were provided to the Executive Council by both water producers which indicated that the water production …

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Executive Council visits site of new power plant

The Executive Council of the Public Entity Saba recently visited the site where Saba’s new state of the art power plant is being constructed. The power plant of electricity provider, Saba Electric Company, is being relocated from its current location in Fort Bay to a site at higher elevation so …

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Zaandam says discontent of people finally put on paper

St. Eustatius Commissioner Reginald Zaandam said there were no surprises in the findings of the report of the Caribbean Netherlands Evaluation Committee 2015. He was glad that the discontent of the people in the Caribbean Netherlands regarding the new constitutional structure has been finally put on paper. “The committee was …

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Parliament agrees to extend maternity leave on islands

The Second Chamber of the Dutch Parliament on Tuesday adopted a motion to extend the maternity leave for women in Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba from twelve to sixteen weeks, writes The Daily Herald. The motion had been submitted by Member of Parliament (MP) Roelof van Laar of the Labour …

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CBS: Launch National Accounts Survey 2014 in Caribbean Netherlands

For the next months, Statistics Netherlands (CBS) will carry out a survey on production revenues and costs in the Caribbean Netherlands: the National Accounts Survey 2014. The survey aims to show the economic development on the three islands. The organisations on the islands will be approached by CBS to complete …

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CBS: Negative inflation in the Caribbean Netherlands

As reported by Statistics Netherlands, inflation according to the consumer price index (CPI) on the three islands of the Caribbean Netherlands was negative in the third quarter of 2015. This was already the case on Bonaire and St Eustatius in the first two quarters of this year. This quarter was …

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Tim Muller new Island Secretary

New Island Secretary of the Public Entity Saba Tim Muller recently took up his post as the island’s top civil servant, writes The Daily Herald. The former Director of Public Affairs in the municipality of The Hague said, on Saba’s Island Government’s Facebook page, that he is looking forward to …

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Saba Genesis Pathfinders make debut at annual Congressory

History was made at the North Caribbean Conference (NCC) of the Seventh Day Adventist (SDA) Youth Department with Saba’s first ever representation at the annual Pathfinder Congressory in Anguilla last weekend. In full uniform, the Genesis Pathfinder Club from the Mount Scenery SDA Church was recognized and inducted at the …

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Lion King Show stuns at Eugenius Johnson Centre

The theatre group of Child Focus Foundation’s extra curriculum activities presented The Lion King at a sold-out show at the Eugenius Johnson Centre, for the fourth time last Sunday, writes The Daily Herald. Directed by Dahlia Hassell, scenes from the well-known musical were sung, danced and acted by the young …

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Marines to host Open Day on Saba

The Royal Dutch Marines will be hosting an Open Day for the general public on Saturday October 17th from 1:00 to 4:00pm. During this day the marines will give a demo of operations that they do as part of their mission in the Dutch Caribbbean. There will be activities like …

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PCN on Saba Monday October 26, 2015

Pension funds Caribbean Netherlands (PCN) would like to inform the public of Saba that their representative Ingra Bennett will be on Saba on Monday October 26, 2015 to answer questions, listen to concerns or handle issues pertaining to a PCN pension. To schedule an appointment, please contact the PCN office …

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WICSU/PSU meets with reps, members in Saba and Statia

The Windward Islands Civil Servants Union/Private Sector Union (WICSU/PSU) met with its members and representatives in Saba and St. Eustatius during visits to both islands recently, writes The Daily Herald. WICSU/PSU President Henrietta Doran-York said the union’s membership related many grievances including claims that their rights were being trampled upon …

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Johnson: Report confirmed what Saba has been saying

The conclusions of the Caribbean Netherlands Evaluation Committee were mostly a confirmation for Saba Commissioner Chris Johnson that the island and its government were right in their statements about the Dutch public entity status. “Everyone knows that these conclusions were coming. We have been giving off the signals for a …

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New status islands mostly brought disappointment

The public entity status of Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba has brought much disappointment, and the balance after five years is not favourable, concluded the Caribbean Netherlands Evaluation Committee in its report that was presented in The Hague on Monday. A widely felt disappointment predominates on the three islands. This …

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Opinion: Establish A Working Committee

Mr. Editor, please allow writer to bring forward the following suggestion with the hope that it will be considered. Now that the Evaluation Report is out and official and also public notice I would like to suggest to the Honorable Island Council Members of the Public Entity of Saba to …

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