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Saba News Archive: News Items

Caribbean Netherlands workforce: 57% are Antillean

In 2018, 57 percent of the employed labour force (aged 15 to 74 years) in the Caribbean Netherlands were natives of the (former) Dutch Antilles and Aruba. On Bonaire this was 58 percent, on St Eustatius 56 percent and on Saba 51 percent. This is shown by the latest figures …

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Road Safety Cautions During Inter Island Sports Weekend

The Public Entity Saba would like to inform the community of the following: This coming weekend the first Inter-Island Sports Competit ion weekend will occur. As the activities will be taking place in various locations, we would like to encourage the public to exercise road caution during these days. Especially …

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Coast Guard delegation visits Saba

Representatives of the Dutch Caribbean Coast Guard and its Director General Peter Jan de Vin visited Saba on Tuesday, May 28 for a presentation to the Public Entity Saba and to show the new Metal Shark interceptors. During the presentation at the Government Administration Building, Head of Operations of the …

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Saba features in Forbes magazine

Saba is featured in the Forbes magazine, described by contributor and travel writer Joni Sweet as an “island paradise that is the Caribbean’s best-kept secret.” Sweet’s recent visit to Saba, facilitated by the Saba Tourist Office, has resulted in a highly positive article that has had already more than 42,000 …

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Inter-Island sports competition preparation in full swing

Upcoming weekend about 150 students from St. Eustatius and Sint Maarten will travel to Saba for an island-wide Sports event. This event is organized by the Sports Federation Saba and the Saba Comprehensive School and supported by many volunteers, the Public Entity Saba, the Saba Triathlon Foundation, the Saba Conservation …

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Emergency Support Functions prepare for the hurricane season

Last Friday, May 24, representatives of the Emergency Support Functions (ESFs) met at the Emergency Operation Center (EOC), located at the Fire Department in The Bottom, to discuss the plans in connection with the 2019 Hurricane Season. The representatives discussed where the ESFs are at with regards to the plans …

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ELECTRIC RENTAL CARS – FIRST FOR ST. MAARTEN AND DUTCHCARIBBEAN

A major development literally on the road towards sustainable tourism in the Dutch Caribbean has been taken by offering hotel visitors and residents alike, the opportunity to rent electric cars. Known as EV’s, five of these vehicles have recently been introduced on St. Maarten by Commodore Suites at Market Garden …

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Opinion Koos Sneek: Time to evaluate ZVK

As a result of a growing skepticism over the functioning of Zorgverzekeringskantoor Caribisch Nederland (ZVK), the island council members of Saba travelled to Bonaire to discuss their concerns with officials of the BES healthcare insurer. This came almost at the same time as the publication of the report of the …

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KNMI invests in constant monitoring of Mount Scenery activity

The Department of Seismology and Acoustics of the Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute (KNMI) has been working on Saba for several years to monitor the dormant volcano Mount Scenery. The monitoring of a volcano is best done using multiple techniques to assess the state of activity. One way to monitor is …

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Saba Electric Company requests attention for placing your garbage bins

PUBLIC NOTICE To help ensure a continuous supply of electricity to our customers island-wide, our distribution network, which is largely underground, must be properly maintained. Part of this maintenance is making sure our underground network, meter walls, and transformer houses are kept clean. We’ve noted that garbage bins are being …

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Tourist Office requests your lights on, Sunday evening May 26

To the Community of Saba, Currently, there is a Google Trusted photographer on the island, taking photos of our various businesses and special points of interest. On Sunday evening (May 26th), he will be taking aerial photos of Saba at twilight, giving us new photos with a unique perspective that …

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