Saturday , July 20 2019

Saba News Archive: News Items

SUSOM students complete their Basic Sciences studies

The Daily herald reports that Saba University School of Medicine (SUSOM) held a ceremony on campus Thursday evening, recognising the 2013 summer class of students who completed their Basic Sciences studies. The welcoming and opening remarks were done by Assistant Dean Dheeraj Bansal who acknowledged not just the 60 students, …

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Prince Friso’s funeral took place

The funeral of prince Friso, who died on Monday after spending 18 months in a coma, took place in the leafy Dutch village of Lage Vuursche on Friday afternoon. Shortly before the service began, the royal family left nearby Drakensteyn castle and walked in a large group to the church. …

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Roland Richardson delivers portrait of Will Johnson

The Daily Herald writes that French St. Martin artist Roland Richardson identified as a leading figure in the West Indian impressionist art school painted and personally delivered a portrait of Saba’s historian and former commissioner and Member of Parliament of the Netherlands Antilles Will Johnson. The artist brought the finished …

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Opinion: What happened to handling of waste?

Dear Editor, There is a very dangerous situation here on Saba and I do not understand what the elected officials of this island are thinking or their method of prioritization. The problem I am referring to is the improper handling of waste. It is well known that the methods used …

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Customs catches drugs

Members of the Caribbean Netherlands Customs executed a number of drug catches recently as reported in the Daily Herald.  On Bonaire 1,766 grams of cocaine was intercepted and 28.5 grams of cannabis on Saba, with a combined street value of US $78,100. Members of the Physical Supervision Team encountered four …

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Island Council adopted all proposals

The Daily Herald reports that all proposals on the public Island Council (IC) meeting agenda were adopted unanimously Wednesday morning. The session commenced in the absence of Councilman Eviton Heyliger with the three other Windward Island People’s Movement (WIPM) council members present, as well as Saba Labour Party (SLP) Councilman …

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Saba observes passing of Prince Friso

Since Monday the Island Government begun to mark the passing of Dutch Prince Friso with flags on government buildings being flown at half mast, and expected to be kept so until after the actual funeral, writes the Daily Herald. A moment of silence was observed following the official opening of …

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Dutch finance minister firm: austerity package will not top €6bn

The government will not make extra cuts on top of the €6bn austerity package already being worked out, despite disappointing economic forecasts published on Wednesday, says Dutch finance minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem. Even though the government’s macro-economic think-tank expects the budget deficit to break eurozone guidelines next year, Dijsselbloem told RTLZ …

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Royal family prepares for funeral of Prince Friso

Dutch Prince Friso is to be buried near his mother’s castle Drakensteyn on Friday, four days after he died from injuries sustained in a 2012 skiing accident, the palace said as reported in the Daily Herald. “His royal highness Prince Friso’s burial will take place on Friday afternoon, August 16, …

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Working visit by Commissioners to Sacred Heart School

The Daily Herald reports that Commissioner of Education Chris Johnson and Commissioner of Social Affairs Bruce Zagers paid a working visit to Sacred Heart School on Tuesday, in connection with the start of the new school year on August 12. The commissioners met with Principal Diane Wilson and internal guidance …

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Developments at the Comprehensive School

Saba Comprehensive School (SCS) director Hemmie van Xanten was optimistic about the prospects of the school’s 99 students, but declined to comment on any rumours concerning changes within the school board, at the start of the new school year, reported the Daily Herald. Chief of the Fire Department Julio Every …

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Opening of the new scholastic year

Sacred Heart Primary School and Saba Comprehensive School reopened early Monday morning for the 2013-2014 scholastic year. The day started with the traditional assembly, the singing of the Saba Song, a prayer for teachers and schoolchildren, as well as addresses from Principals Diane Wilson and Hemmie van Xanten. The Daily …

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Water truck driver “Cuchi” held for shopping without shirt

The Daily Herald reports that Police Officer Wingrove Baker confirmed the arrest of a man in Windwardside on Friday, because the police considered him as not properly clothed. Baker explained the man was arrested for violation of Article 470 of the Criminal Code and Article 31 of the Island Ordinance …

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Volleyball tournament – Friday through Sunday, August 16-18

In the spirit of cooperation civil servants of the RCN and the Public Entity of Saba will face each other in a friendly volleyball tournament this weekend at the Peter L. Granger Auditorium in St. Johns. To make the tournament even more exciting two additional teams will join the mix; …

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