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Saba News Archive: News Items

Education still a high priority for Public Entity Saba

Commissioner of Education, Bruce Zagers has signed yet another Saba Government-College agreement, this time with the Lipscomb University, located Tennessee (USA). This agreement will grant Saban students who have been accepted into Lipscomb University, a scholarship of $18,410 per academic year, which matches the Duo grant. These students will, therefore, …

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Relief efforts will focus on hospitality industry on Saba

The business community of Saba will receive two payments from the 2 million euro relief fund, that will be available to the island after hurricane Irma. Companies who are not within the hospitality industry will not receive funds until further notice, due to the priority of the high season. Applications for …

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CBS: “Trends in the Caribbean Netherlands 2017” is out

“On 1st of January 2017, there were 24,439 people living in the Caribbean Netherlands” “The population density of Saba was 150/km2 on January 1st 2017” “On Bonaire the median disposable income in private households in 2015 was $23,6 thousand”  “In 2016 there was a 47% increase in value of goods …

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Digitalization of land registers on Saba

Currently, the upkeep of land registers on Saba is being done manually. This way of recording real property matters comes with several challenges, for example; difficulty searching for recorded documents and of course always the risk of deterioration of paper by time, fire or hurricane. Now, with the development of …

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Hylkema and van der Horn–Plante Win Saba Day Run

Alwin Hylkema and Sarah van der Horn – Plante won male and female first place, respectively, during Saba’s annual Saba Day Run for the 42nd annual Saba Day celebrations. The race, named “Sea to Scenery” and touted as the single most robust climb in the Kingdom of the Netherlands, had …

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High cost of living remains an issue for families on Saba

It’s been 7 years since Saba’s constitutional change to becoming the smallest special municipality of the Netherlands. With a population of 2000, some persons still continue to fight this island’s high prices, low salaries along with high taxes. Single parents are forced to work two or more jobs to survive …

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Health insurance clients more often make verbal complaints

Clients of the Caribbean Netherlands Health Insurance Office ZVK in St. Eustatius and Saba are less inclined to file a formal, written complaint about ZVK services and decisions. Instead, they often opt to complain verbally at the counter, which adds to the pressure on the staff. This is one of …

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Suspect acquitted of involvement in Medical School student’s death

The 32-year-old man from Bosnia and Herzegovina suspected of involvement in the death of Saba University School of Medicine’s student Kavya Guda on April 15, 2015, was acquitted of homicide by the Court of First Instance in Bonaire on Friday. S.C., who was residing in Missouri, United States, was convicted …

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Knops faced with willing Saba and unwilling Statia

During his visit to St. Eustatius and Saba last week, Dutch State Secretary of Home Affairs and Kingdom Relations was directly confronted with the large differences in approach between the governments of these two public entities. In Saba, the State Secre­tary found a committed government and a commu­nity that has …

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Saba receives temporary electricity cost alleviation

The Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy (EZK) has approved a request to reduce the fixed tariff cost of electricity on Saba. Shortly after hurricanes Irma and Maria, The Saba Electric Company applied to EZK for interim relief for a large part of the non-subsidized kVA connections on Saba. …

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Man held in custody for hitting woman

On Sunday, De­cember 3, a man with initials R.R.J.J. was ar­rested at Fort Bay in Saba for disrupting pub­lic order and for physical abuse. The Caribbean Neth­erlands Police Force KPCN on Saba said the man had been taken into custody because he had hit a woman.

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Roy Smith person of 2017 in People’s Choice Awards

The Malofi Foun­dation and Lorsim Produc­tions presented the 2017 People’s Choice Awards Thursday evening at Sun­ny Valley Youth Centre in The Bottom. Awards were handed out in a host of categories with Roy Smith being elected Person of the Year. Former employee of utility company GEBE Smith was presented with …

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