Saturday , July 20 2019

Saba News Archive: News Items

Housing Vision to stamp out any perception of favouritism

Who is entitled to social housing had been an issue during the discussion of the Housing Vision in the Island Council. Own Your Own Home Foundation (OYOHF) president Rolando Wilson explained that “Of course locals have priority, as we have to house our own people, if they don’t have a …

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Civil servants in the Netherlands lose protected status

The Hague – The government in the European Netherlands may soon have an easier way to release redundant staff. The Second Chamber wants officials to lose their special position. Soon it will be easier to fire civil servants in the European Netherlands. A majority in the Second Chamber will support …

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Technical vocational education finds home at old leather factory

A large group of persons were present at the official opening of the Godfred Bontenbal Technical Center in Saba on Monday. Technical vocational education and training (TVET) of Saba Comprehensive School (SCS) will now be taught at the former leather factory at Cove Bay. Festivities included the kick-off of the …

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President Housing Foundation says Saba needs more housing

Saba needs much more social housing than it currently has to offer said president of the Own Your Own Home Foundation (OYOHF) Rolando Wilson during an interview on the recently passed Housing Vision and developments in social housing in Saba. Showing the growing folder of social housing applications, which now …

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RBC introduces banking brand

Royal Bank of Canada (RBC), formerly RBTT St. Maarten, introduced its retail banking brand on St. Maarten and Saba on Monday, signalling the start of formal operations under the RBC banner. RBC acquired RBTT in 2008. “Today marks a significant milestone for our company, as we bring the history and …

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Saba Party Productions Launches “Saba We Love” Carnival Troupe

Saba Party Productions (SPP) has officially launched its “Saba We Love” costume troupe for Carnival 2012. Kevin Hassell, who is the Chairman of SPP, has joined with Ms. Beverly Every to organize this troupe. “We felt that the lack of costume troupes during the last years signifies a piece of …

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Islands team up against change to Constitution

Dutch “public entities” Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba will jointly protest against a permanent differentiation clause for the islands, in an amended Dutch Constitution. According to Statia’s Commissioner Koos Sneek, the three islands will be coming with a counterproposal to the law proposal preparing the change to the Constitution. The …

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NGO’s take part in “NL-Doet”

For the first time, many of Saba’s non-governmental organizations engaged Friday and Saturday in a series of volunteering activities as part of the Orange Fund’s “NL Doet” nationwide efforts to promote community participation in social welfare. The Orange Fund support social cohesion and integration projects and small-scale community initiatives, represented …

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Youth Week culminates in inspirational evening

The weeklong series of youth education events promoted jointly by several non-governmental organizations, culminated in an inspiring, informative and entertaining show on the topic of parental involvement at the Eugenius Johnson Centre on Thursday evening. An impressive number of participants filled the hall to capacity, with many standing outside. Under …

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Saba Snack has outgrown its name

Whenever we land on Saba, it feels like coming home a bit. During the three years when we lived and worked there, the island’s friendly people and its beauty stole a bit of our hearts. And of course their warm welcome embraces and sincere inquiries after our health strengthen this …

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Delegations walk out of meeting with Dutch civil servants

The delegations of St. Eustatius, Saba and Bonaire also met with the Ministry of Finance during their visit to The Hague for consultations with the Ministry of Interior Affairs and Kingdom Relations. However, when it became clear that the Ministry refused to provide information on the 2011 tax revenues, the …

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Agreement reached about electricity companies

Saba and St. Eustatius Commissioners of Energy Chris Johnson and Koos Sneek, respectively, also met with the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Agriculture and Innovation EL&I to discuss the progress of the division of NV GEBE during their visit to The Hague for consultations with the Minister of Interior Affairs and …

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Full house for Lt. Governors in Scheveningen

The Lt. Governors of Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba drew a full house in Scheveningen, The Netherlands on Wednesday evening. A crowd of some 150 people attended the informative session organised by the Antillean and Aruban organisation OCaN. All seats were taken, leaving standing room only for persons who came …

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