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Saba News Archive: News Items

Traffic controls Saba

On Thursday April 13th , between 11 AM and 12 noon a traffic check was held on the J.Z. Ridgeroad. A total of 56 vehicles were checked and 6 fines were written out for, among others, driving without a driver’s license, driving without a valid driver’s license and driving without …

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Islands file more complaints at National Ombudsman

The Dutch National Ombudsman received some 210 requests of Caribbean Netherlands residents in 2016. People of Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba are increasingly finding their way to the Ombudsman. The 2016 annual report of the National Ombudsman, which was presented on Wednesday, states that many people know how to find …

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Heleen Cornet exhibits in Arti Legi, Gouda, The Netherlands

Arti Legi presents from April 6 to May 7, 2017, the exhibition “Weide en Wildernes” (Meadow & Wilderness).  The works of three Dutch artists are presented. They use different techniques to express the beauty of meadows and wilderness. For decades, Heleen Cornet lives on Saba. Her source of inspiration is the …

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Commissioner Wilson speaks out against pension reductions

Commissioner of Social Affairs Rolando Wilson on Wednesday called upon Dutch Minister of Home Affairs and Kingdom Relations Ronald Plasterk and on State Secretary of Social Affairs and Employment Jetta Klijnsma to reconsider their decision to cut the pensions of members of Pension Fund Caribbean Netherlands PCN. “As Commissioner of …

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WIPM calls for Island Council meeting on PCN pension cuts

The Windward Islands People’s Movement (WIPM) fraction in the Island Council has requested an Island Council meeting to be held Tuesday, April 18. The meeting is to discuss the recent 3.5 per cent reduction in the gross pension premium which was introduced on April 1, and the twelve per cent …

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New board member for Educational Foundation

As per April 1, Marva Donker has been appointed Secretary on the board of Saba Educational Foundation (SEF), after the resignation of La-Toya Charles. Donker is currently employed by the Island Government in the position of Head of the Personnel Department, which she has set up. During the past 31 …

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Work permit policy rules tightened

The Wet arbeid vreemdelingen BES (Wav BES) is intended to protect the local labor market and to prevent unfair competition between businesses and with regards to employment conditions. As of April 1st, the policy rules for the work permit (TWV) have been tightened. The tighter policy rules aim to ensure …

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Child Focus presented ‘The Little Mermaid’

Child Focus Foundation’s Jitterbugs theatre group recently performed their own rendition of “The Little Mermaid” on Saba. The performance was showcased on five nights and each night was sold out to an audience of 90 people. The new version of the play was the brainchild of director Jackie Daley, who …

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Trade mission also to visit Saba and Statia

The 23rd trade mission “Connecting sustainable businesses from the Kingdom of the Netherlands and the Dutch Caribbean region” will be visiting St. Maarten, Saba, and St. Eustatius, on May 30, May 31, and June 1, respectively. The 23rd trade mission in the Dutch Caribbean is organized by Managing Director of …

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2nd Restaurant Week Saba

Sunday April 2nd was the start of the second Restaurant Week on Saba, which will conclude on the upcoming Sunday, April 9th. After the resounding success of the first Restaurant Week in September 2016, it was decided to make this a bi-annual event. This development was met with much enthusiasm …

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Pension cut is inevitable

The most feasible of the three options to solve the funding shortfall at the Caribbean Netherlands Pension Fund PCN is to lower the payable pension, Dutch Minister of Home Affairs and Kingdom Relations Ronald Plasterk informed the First Chamber of the Dutch Parliament on Tuesday. The three options are: having …

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Self-defense class for special needs students

On April 2, 2017, the special needs students from teacher Helen’s class enjoyed the Jiu-Jitsu class in the Peter L. Granger Sports Auditorium in St.John’s. The class was given by instructors from Renzo Gracie, JIU-JITSU, St.Maarten. This was the first time that the students experienced any type of self-defense manoeuvres. …

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