Thursday , July 18 2019

Saba News Archive: News Items

Government starts to resurface various roads

The Public Entity of Saba recently signed a contract with local contractor Saba Roads for the much needed resurfacing of some of the island’s roads. The contract involves the road to The Level and also two side roads in the Bottom. It also calls for the patching of potholes on …

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“Customs, Tax Department thwart ministry’s intentions”

The Saba Business Association (SBA) and Saba Merchants Association (SMA) issued a joint response to State Secretary of Finance Frans Weekers’ package of measures announced on October 10, and to the new customs system. The business community also wrote a letter to Director of the Tax and Customs Department on …

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Islands should vote one day ahead of the Netherlands

The Voting Council has advised the Dutch Government to hold the elections for the Second Chamber of the Dutch Parliament on Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba one day ahead of the elections in The Netherlands. The Voting Council followed up on the observation of the Lt. Governors of the three …

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Court says “no” to fines in SMMC-inspectorate case

St. Maarten Medical Center (SMMC) has objected successfully to the conditions attached to the demands placed on it by the Inspectorate of Public Health. The Court of First Instance ruled Friday that the conditions the Inspectorate had placed on SMMC on October 12 had not been imposed with the proper …

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Campaign “Relief for your Wallet” started on Bonaire

On November 16th, 2012 the campaign “Alivio pa bo pòtmòni (relief for your wallet) starts on Bonaire. This campaign aims to raise awareness to people about their spending and to point out their own responsibility in dealing with their money. To help them do this 3 subprojects are implemented under …

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Stolte and Executive Council highlight new fiscal measures

A joint briefing by Dutch Government Representative Wilbert Stolte and the Executive Council on Tuesday highlighted the fiscal and social measures taken during the Caribbean Netherlands Week, held in October, in The Hague. Stolte emphasized that State Secretary of Finance Frank Weekers had made provision for a number of fiscal …

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Joint tackling of tax fraud on Caribbean Netherlands

Tax fraud in the overseas special Public Bodies Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba will be firmly dealt with. The Ministry of Finance in The Hague reported that the Public Prosecutor’s Office, the Tax Department Caribbean Netherlands and the Fiscal Intelligence Investigation Department FIOD have made agreements to tackle this problem …

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Saba Government against Implementation of New Customs System

In a joint press conference of the Executive Council and the National Representative held today, Commissioner of Economic Affairs, Chris Johnson, expressed the Executive Council’s opposition to the implementation of a new software system called  ASYCUDA which is to be introduced by customs to facilitate the processing of goods imported …

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Police Force launches multilingual website

The Police Force Caribbean Netherlands launched the multilingual Website www.politiecn.com on Thursday. The Website has sections in English, Dutch and Papiamentu and provides not only information to residents of Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba, but also the possibility to ask questions and download information leaflets. Chief of Police Jan Rooijakker …

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Schools and society participate in ninth Fireman’s Day

Saba’s section of the Fire Department Caribbean Netherlands hosted the ninth annual Fireman’s Day celebrations, November 7-9. This year, the brigade expanded its activities to ensure greater participation of the Saba community. This did not go unnoticed, as schools and the community at large participated in activities of an educational …

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Workshop on library systems

Staff members of Queen Wilhelmina Library on Saba and Gertrude Johnson Library in St. Eustatius participated in a workshop about library automation at Philipsburg Jubilee Library on St. Maarten. The libraries from Saba and Statia received funds from the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science to upgrade their facilities. …

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GEBE apologises for oil spill

GEBE St Maarten confirmed on Monday that there had been an oil leak at the power plant on Friday, November 9, at 12:11pm. GEBE said a “small amount” of waste oil, which would normally go to the waste oil treatment had run over the drainage pit and leaked into Cay …

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Funding from AMFO for two priority areas

The Public Entity of Saba recently signed financing agreements with development aid agency AMFO in the amount of US $200,000 for the funding of two projects which are considered priority areas by the Executive Council. One of the projects that will be funded is the setting up of a sports …

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