Thursday , July 18 2019

Saba News Archive: News Items

Traffic violations brought before judge

Judge Tamara Tijhuis presided over a court session at the Government Administration Building in The Bottom on Tuesday morning. Approximately 10 civil cases appeared before the judge in closeddoor hearings, followed by a series of traffic cases. Prosecutor Marleen Overmeer said many traffic fines were paid in advance, with seven …

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Tourist diver suffers of lung decompression

A woman tourist diver suffered of lung decompression while she was on a trip with Sea Saba dive centre on Monday morning. The diver reportedly ascended too rapidly to the surface, which had led to lung decompression and related symptoms. Once at Fort Bay harbour the Sea Saba boat was …

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Child Focus and Mega D teaming up on a school agenda

Child Focus and Mega D Foundation recently collaborated on a school agenda for high school pupils of both Saba and St. Eustatius. While the foundation has created agendas for high school pupils on Statia for several years now, this is the first school year that an agenda has been made …

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Comprehensive School marks record score

Graduating pupils at Saba Comprehensive School (SCS) have recorded an outstanding performance in their Caribbean Examination Council CXC and Cambridge International Examinations. The school recorded an 89 per cent pass rate among fifth-form pupils in the academic stream of the school, with 8 of 9 pupils who sat the exams …

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Many cancer patients take medicine which interferes with treatment

Many cancer patients take other medicine which interferes with their treatment without being aware of the fact, according to researchers at Erasmus University in Rotterdam. A survey of 900 patients found almost half were taking medicine which could either lessen the efficacy of chemotherapy or increase its side effects. ‘This …

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Saba Bank, Marine Park now official national parks

Director General of Nature and Regional Policy of the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Agriculture and Innovation (EL&I) Annemie Burger visited Saba on Monday to baptize the new Saba Bank patrol boat and to officiate the recognition of Saba Bank and Saba Marine Park as National Parks of The Netherlands. The …

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American Airlines aborts non-stop flights from New York

Jeff Berger analyzed the situation at American Airlines in this weekend’s edition of his St. Maarten weekly news electronic  newsletter. He notes that the airline is a mess and that non-stop flights this winter from JFK in New York to St. Maarten are off the books. For non-stop flights, Berger …

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New director of ROACN

Elyane Paul-Nicolaas has been appointed director of the Council Education and Labour Market Caribbean Netherlands ROACN per September 1. It involves a foundation that strives for good coordination between the offer from secondary vocational MBO schools and the demand on the job market. ROACN has advisors on all three overseas …

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Tenth Sea&Learn season opens with lecture on tarpon

One week before opening night, Sea and Learn lecture series organisers are brimming with excitement, putting the fi nal touches on the most ambitious lectures and activities season yet. While many details are still under wraps, the opening night for the 10th Annual Sea and Learn on October 1, starting …

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Topics in Central Committee: Budgets, Audit Chamber.

Main topics on the agenda for the Central Committee meeting scheduled for Thursday, September 27, are the 2012 budget amendments and the 2012-2016 budgets. The meeting will be held at the Administration Building in The Bottom, 9:00am-12:00pm. The proposal of Bonaire for legislation that would set up a Joint Audit …

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Mini EPI meet ends, parties to move forwards in several areas

Health officials from Aruba, Curaçao, St. Maarten, BES islands (Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba), and The Netherlands concluded their Mini Expanded Programme on Immunization (EPI) two-day conference last week with the intention to move forward in a number of areas. “It is extremely important that we work together regardless of …

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Solicitor-General Stein pleads for cooperation

Solicitor-General Taco Stein made a plea for cooperation between the islands of the former Netherlands Antilles during an extraordinary sitting of the Joint Court of Justice of Aruba, Curaçao, St. Maarten, and of Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba on Friday. Stein made this appeal in his address on the occasion …

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Public Central Committee Meeting on Thursday, September 27

The Central Committee meets on Thursday September 27 at 09:00 am until 12:00 PM, which will take place at the Administration Building in The Bottom Power St. 1. The Agenda is as follows: Opening Approval of the Agenda Approval of the Minutes from the Central Committee meeting 2012-06-21 Opportunity for …

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More money for detention capacity in public entities

THE HAGUE–The Dutch Government is making additional funds available for detention capacity in Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba in the coming years. The Ministry of Safety andJustice is reserving 9.5 million euros annually for the next 5 years. According to the Ministry’s 2013 draft budget the9.5 million euros cover the …

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