Thursday , July 18 2019

Saba News Archive: News Items

Fewer funds earmarked for public entities in 2017

The Dutch Government is reducing its expenditures for and in Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba by some 25 million euros next year. The so-called free remittance in the BES Fund and the contribution of the Dutch Ministries will all slightly go down next year. The BES Fund, the financial component …

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Autonomy activist visits Statia, Saba

Chairman James Finies of Foundation Nos Ker Boneiru Bek (NKBB), or “We want Bonaire Back” in English, visited St. Eustatius and Saba from Thursday through Sunday in a bid for solidarity and support among the islands of the Caribbean Netherlands. NKBB submitted a request with the United Nations Special Committee …

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Automatic registration for child's allowance assessed

The assessment to introduce an automatic registration for a second child and subsequent children to receive child’s allowance (“kinderbijslag”) in Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba will be concluded this year. Dutch State Secretary of Social Affairs and Labour Jetta Klijnsma stated this in a letter that she sent to the …

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Marine Mammal Research on the Saba Bank

The Saba Bank was equipped with two acoustic noise loggers in 2015 and 2016 to support marine mammal research on Saba Bank. Humpback whales don’t just sing songs- they compose with the whales around them, singing a song that evolves over time. Scientists didn’t know this until they started recording …

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Sabans get trained in disaster management

Saba’s disaster management organisation had three days of training last week to be better prepared for incidents and disasters. With the assistance of Head of the Disaster Management Department of St. Maarten Paul Martens, the focus of the training was on sharing information and collaboration between the different safety partners. …

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"The beer house" in St. John's will be converted into daycare center

Like an experienced shovel operator, Commissioner Bruce Zagers of Education started the demolition process, as part of the building project that will result in a new school complex in St. John’s, Saba. It concerns a new building for the school complex with Laura Linzey Daycare and renovated buildings for the …

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CBS: Purchasing power BES islands

On average, the purchasing power on St Eustatius fell by 0.8 percent in 2014, whereas Bonaire and Saba saw purchasing power improve by 1.2 and 2.7 percent respectively, according to Statistics Netherlands (CBS). The changes are consistent with the contracting economy on St Eustatius and the economic growth on Bonaire, …

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Focus on cottages during Saba Monuments Day

This weekend, for the first time, Saba will be joining the Open Monument Days which have been organised in the European Netherlands since 1987. A wide variety of monuments ranging from historic forts, churches, dwellings and industrial monuments will be open to the public for an entire weekend. Cooperation between …

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Kick off for second Saba Fit-The Course

Monday evening, September 5th, was the kick off night for the second edition of a program on Saba that aims at helping children and their families to live a healthier lifestyle. Saba Fit-The Course is a ten week program, which is an an initiative of Saba-Fit, the Public Health Department …

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First operational permit in Saba issued to Long Haul Grill b.v.

The Bottom, Saba – On August 18th, the Long Haul Grill B.V., located in the Windwardside on Saba, received the very first Operational Permit (‘exploitatievergunning’) in the history of the Dutch Caribbean Islands. This Operational Permit was granted to the Long Haul Grill by the Governor of Saba, following their …

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Well's Bay road closed Friday September 9, 2016

Public Notice 33 The Public Entity Saba Power Street 1, The Bottom Saba Dutch Caribbean, We hereby inform the public of the following: Due to an exercise for our emergency services, the road to Well’s Bay will be closed on Friday September 9, 2016. The road will be blocked past …

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20 years of Broadreach Adventures on Saba

This year marks the 20th year Broadreach has been visiting Saba and volunteering with the Saba Conservation Foundation. This summer they were all over the island; from the summit of Mt Scenery to 50feet below the ocean surface at the Coral Nursery. Their Community Service activities included: – picking up …

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Commissioner Wilson to visit Bonaire next week

Commissioner Rolando Wilson will be traveling to Bonaire on Sunday for an official working visit to the island. On Monday morning, he will be paying an official visit to the medical facilities of Fundashon Mariadal, to be followed by a meeting with the Executive Councils of Bonaire and St. Eustatius. …

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