Thursday , July 18 2019

Saba News Archive: News Items

First Case of Locally Transmitted Zika on Saba

This week a first case of locally transmitted Zika was confirmed on Saba. It is the second confirmed case, after a first imported case one month ago. Limited risk of complications from Zika Currently, the number of mosquitoes on Saba is relatively low. This reduces the chance of the virus …

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Mr. Boasman appointed Labour Mediator for Saba and St. Eustatius

The Kingdom Representative Gilbert Isabella has appointed Mr. Boasman once again as the labour mediator for Saba and St. Eustatius. In 2015, Mr. Boasman tendered his resignation to fulfill the function of Minister on St. Maarten. From that time, Mr. Pontilius also got the work areas Saba en St. Eustatius …

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CBS: Inflation rate in Caribbean Netherlands Down

According to Statistics Netherlands (CBS), the CPI-based inflation rate in Caribbean Netherlands fell in Q2 2016, whereas in Q1, inflation on all three islands had risen for the first time since mid-2015. Saba The inflation rate on Saba also dropped to 0 percent in Q2 2016, down from 0.3 percent …

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Commissioner Wilson meets with Saba's interns

On Friday July 8th 2016, Commissioner Rolando Wilson had a meeting with the interns participating in the Summer Internship Program of the Public Entity Saba. During this meeting Commissioner Wilson discussed his portfolio with the interns, giving an overview of various current and upcoming projects. Also at the meeting were …

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The SCS Year in Review and Year Ahead

The Saba Comprehensive School (SCS) educates its students for continuing education or direct entry into the labor market. As educators, we facilitate the hollistic development of our students and seek to enable them to make the right decisions when they leave the school or the island. In striving toward this …

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Board of Chamber of Commerce holds first joint meeting on Saba

The Chamber of Commerce of St. Eustatius and Saba held its first joint meeting on Saba. Since its inception in 2010, the Chamber’s Board, represented by three members of Statia and two of Saba, has always held meetings via video-conference, but on this historic occasion, the Statia Board members and …

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"Recycle for Saba"s first commercial

Maegan Hassell, along with her son Sergio, explains how to separate your waste at home in a very simple way. Pay attention to the non -recyclables so that you can learn more about what cannot be recycled. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask.   For …

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Saba's youth against violence in relations

The studenst of the Saba Comprensive School have taken an active role in the national campagne “WE CAN Young” against violence in relations. ChangeMakers decide individually how to convey the message to their peers. The ChangeMakers came up with a script for a 5 min. clip. They were assisted by Marco Volcy from the …

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Officer punished for perjury, mistreatment of two persons

The Court of First Instance on Tuesday sentenced Police Officer Lenaldo A. Courtar (39) to six months suspended, on three years’ probation, for mistreatment of a minor and of a detainee, and of perjury committed in an official report about the arrest. The case was heard on June 14, during …

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Saba Lions Club installs new Board of Directors

The Lions Club Saba held its annual turnover of the Board of Directors. The event was well attended by Lions, family, friends, members of the clergy and members of the Public Entity of Saba, namely Island Governor Jonathan Johnson, Commissioner Rolando Wilson and Island Councilwoman Monique Wilson. The evening marked …

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KPCN employee sentenced

On Tuesday July 5th the case, in which an employee of KPCN with the initials L.C. was suspected of two cases of ill-treatment, one of which was the mishandling of a minor and committing perjury was handled by the Court. For all mentioned facts is proven that the employee is …

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USA TODAY: Saba is a Caribbean island fit for a king

Recently, the following article was published in USA Today, Travel Section: We came a long way to conquer Skull Island. All the way to the Netherlands, in fact — but only sort of, to the Dutch Caribbean. Tiny Saba, only 5 square miles in size, is a vision of the sea …

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Commissioner Zagers reports on tourism mission to Sint Maarten

The Commissioner of Tourism for Saba, Bruce Zagers paid a three day visit to Sint Maarten to talk to stakeholders in tourism. Commissioner Zagers took over the tourism portfolio on June 1st, and is determined to work together with the tourism industry on Saba to improve tourism on the island. …

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Gerard van Loo new Chief of Police on Saba

On Monday July 4th Gerard van Loo took the oath in his function as the new Chief of Basic Police Care Saba. This swearing in ceremony took place in the presence of the Deputy Chief of the Dutch Caribbean Police Force, Simone Steendijk and Acting Island Governor, Franklin Wilson. Van …

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Saba Heritage Center marks Emancipation Day

For the first time on Saba, Emancipation Day was publicly recognized with a lecture, film presentation, and interactive discussions on Friday, July 1, at Saba Heritage Center in Windwardside, hosted by Saba Archaeological Center SABARC. Many people came out, including government dignitaries, for this educational event in recognition of Emancipation …

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