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Saba News Archive: News Items

Christmas tree at top of Mount Scenery

This past weekend, a Christmas tree was placed at the top of Mt. Scenery, with 877m the highest point in the Dutch Kingdom. On Saturday, December 14, six persons climbed Mt. Scenery with a Christmas tree, with the roots still attached. Climbing 1,060 steps with a tree that measured about …

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Dutch press reports on visit Beatrix to Saba and Statia

The Dutch press reported on the visit of princess Beatrix to Saba and Statia. On Statia she even gave a short video interview with the press explaining why she made the trip and loves the islands. It was the first video interview in six years. (click images to link to …

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Saba welcomes Princess Beatrix

With a small delay and in the pouring rain, Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands landed on Saba on Thursday morning, December 12. Clad in a grey rain poncho, she emerged from Winair’s Twin Otter and was greeted by Island Governor Jonathan Johnson and Island Secretary Tim Muller who both held …

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Two board members elected for Chamber of Commerce

Leonieke Zuiddam of St. Eustatius and Hermanus Van Xanten for Saba were duly elected on Tuesday as members of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of St. Eustatius and Saba board. Announcing the result, the Chamber’s Public Re­lations Director Ebbie Schmidt congratulated the elected candidates and conveyed her best wishes …

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School bus drivers in the spotlight

The Public Entity Saba decided to put the school bus drivers and their team leader James Bennett “Benny” Johnson in the spotlight. A get-together was organized for the bus drivers on December 4 where the bus drivers received a certificate from Head of the Human Resources Department Miguela Gumbs. From …

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Caribbean Ties exhibition opened at Saba Heritage Center

The Saba Heritage Center in Windwardside since last week has become the temporary home for the “Caribbean Ties: Connected People, Then and Now” international exhibition, facilitated by Leiden University and the Saba Archaeological Center (SABARC). The exhibition will remain on Saba until May 2020. The exhibition, which was officially opened …

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Juliana’s Hotel opens Captains’ Suites

Juliana’s Hotel in the Windwardside on Thursday officially opened its new Captains’ Suites. Under the supervision of hotel owners Wim and Johanna Schutten, the once derelict building, formerly part of the Captain’s Quarter Hotel, was turned into four spacious suites. During a well-attended festive reception in the afternoon hours, Saba …

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17 children win single-use plastics ban poster contest

Last month pupils of the Sacred Heart school (SHS) were asked to make a poster about plastic pollution, the upcoming ban on single-use plastic and to promote recycling. A winning poster was selected from each grade. As grade five stood out in terms of creativity, two winning posters were selected …

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