Saturday , August 17 2019

Saba News Archive: News Items

Law Enforcement Council reports to receive follow-up

Two reports of the Law Enforcement Council about the treatment of persons with a psychiatric disorder or addiction in the justice sector and the prevention of youth crime in Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba will receive the necessary followup from Dutch Minister of Security and Justice Ard van der Steur. …

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Stabbing in Windwardside

On Sunday, December 18th , at approximately  00.45 AM, a stabbing took place in a venue on Park Lane Street in Windwardside. A man was stabbed twice by another man. Cause of the stabbing is probably a personal problem between the two men. The victim was taken to the hospital …

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Direct flights between St. Barths and Saba will boost Tourism

On Tuesday December 13th 2016, with the cooperation of Windward Island Airways (Winair), a delegation from St. Barths visited Saba for a day on a familiarization trip. This delegation included Vice President Nils Dufau, Director of the Tourism Committee Marie-Laure Belzic, Port Director Ernest Brin, representatives from the Easyway travel …

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CFT: Saba still has its affairs well in order

Saba still has its public finances in good order, and although the budget execution in 2016 did not go entirely according to plan, Saba managed to maintain its budget balanced, said the Committee for Financial Supervision CFT for Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba after a recent visit to the island. …

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Financial support for studying in Canada will become available

Good news for students from Caribbean Netherlands: the study financing system BES will be adapted. Thanks to the adaptations students will also be able to study in Canada. The Second Chamber has discussed this Bill on December 15. Saba had requested to make the study financing system BES also applicable to studies in Canada …

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The Pilot House – Windwardside

Completed in February, 2007, the Pilot House is situated in the Village of Windwardside on the site of the old Garfunkle Cottage. A short stroll down Park Lane (one of the few named streets in town) brings the traveler to the village of Windwardside, the social heart of Saba.   …

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The Hague seeks new Acting Island Governor for Statia

The Dutch Government has started the process to appoint a new Acting Island Governor for St. Eustatius, who will temporarily replace the current caretaker Julian Woodley. This new person may very well be someone from the Netherlands. This was announced in a meeting of the Second Chamber of the Dutch …

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SCS students assist Dutch Museum Saba

The Foundation Dutch Museum Saba was already very grateful when they were contacted by Ms. Michelle Martie and Ms. Esther Schasfoort about participating in “Community Serviced Day, 2016”. Students from the Saba Comprehensive School have been serving on several places to assist as volunteers and also in this museum. Early in …

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Saba Reach certifies computer students

Saba Reach Foundation’s (SRF) Adult Education Department organized Microsoft Office Word and Excel levels one and two courses as a part of its fall 2016 term course offering. Each course began in September and consisted of nine one-and-a-half-hour sessions taught by certified instructor Nina Pedersen. Each course culminated with a …

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Fernando Simmons elected as Commerce Chamber President

The election for Board Members of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of St. Eustatius and Saba, which was held on Tuesday, had a surprising outcome on Statia. Incumbent Chamber President and Island Councilman for the Democratic Party (DP) Nicolaas “Koos” Sneek was defeated by young entrepreneur V. Fernando Simmons. …

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Carlos Leverock's tombstone unveiled

On Tuesday, the tombstone for the late fireman of the Caribbean Netherlands Fire Department Carlos Leverock was unveiled on Saba. Leverock, who was born on Saba, was a fire fighter in St. Eustatius for years. He passed away two years ago. On Tuesday, General Chief of the Caribbean Netherlands Fire …

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Two illnesses added to neonatal screening

Two genetic disorders will be added to the neonatal screening, the so-called “heel prick” in Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba, Dutch Minister of Public Health, Wellbeing and Sports Edith Schippers recently informed the Dutch Parliament. Per January 1, 2017, the illnesses alpha-thalassemia and beta-thalassemia will be added to the neonatal …

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