Thursday , July 18 2019

Saba News Archive: News Items

EEZ Committee steps up monitoring Saba Bank

The secretary of the Dutch Caribbean Committee on Marine Biodiversity and Fisheries Paul Hoetjes clarified the challenges to be met by the different institutions involved in the implementation of the nature policy. Hoetjes is nature policy coordinator of the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Agriculture and Innovation working from the Rijksdienst …

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Positive thinking workshops

Artist Heleen Cornet will be holding workshop sessions on positive thinking. She is inviting the public to register with her for the events that will explore the power of the mind. The first session took place Thursday, March 8, with other sessions planned for today, Friday 9:00-10:30am, and 7:30-9:00pm, as …

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Peter Granger passes on at 94

Former member of the Island and Executive Councils of Saba Peter L. Granger passed away Thursday evening on Saba at Hon. Henry Every Senior Citizens Home, at the age of 94. Granger served in the Island Council of Saba for some 28 years and during 16 of those years, he …

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Media Authority to monitor radio and TV

Last week, the Dutch Media Authority or ‘Commissariaatvoor de Media’ (in Dutch) visited Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba for the first time. In accordance with the Media Act BES the Media Authority also has a task in the Caribbean Netherlands. The aim of this visit of the Dutch Media Authority …

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PvdA: delay change Constitution for islands

The Dutch Labour Party PvdA in the Second Chamber is not convinced that now is a good time to amend the Dutch Constitution to regulate the constitutional position of Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba. The PvdA pointed out in its observations regarding the law proposal to change the Constitution that …

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New Board COC introduced to Executive Council

The new Board of the Chamber of Commerce and Industries for St. Eustatius and Saba was introduced to the Executive Council of Saba. Recently, Koos Sneek resigned from the Chamber Board after taking up his duties as Commissioner in Statia’s new Executive Council. Sneek has been instrumental in setting up …

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Little EU support for stricter immigration rules

Only two other European Union countries support Dutch Immigration Minister Gerd Leers’  proposals for stricter rules on family reunion for immigrants. Three countries reject the idea of changing European immigration law. The minister had asked all 27 EU countries for their views on stricter immigration laws. They had until 1 …

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Meeting on marine biodiversity hosted by Saba

The Dutch Caribbean Committee on Marine Biodiversity and Fisheries EEZ, gathered on Saba for a two-day session, establishing the way forward on a series of regional marine conservation issues. Commissioner Chris Johnson gave the opening remarks Tuesday, noting that, “Sometimes it is difficult to see cooperation among the members of …

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Not Saba and Statia but the Netherlands shareholder of Winair

Windward Islands Airways International (Winair) managing director Michael Cleaver said, “The shareholders of Winair are the government of St. Maarten with ninety-two per cent of the shares, and the Netherlands owns eight per cent. Saba and St. Eustatius gave their shares of Winair to the Netherlands when they achieved their …

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Oreo cookies’ centennial celebrated

Sacred Heart School (SHS) children celebrated the Oreo cookies’ centennial with a display of math, vocabulary and art contests early Tuesday morning. Teachers and children alike were involved in “celebrating the kid inside all of us,” which was the theme of the worldwide campaign for the iconic product. Those gathered …

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Petition against noise pollution

While the official date of the next Central Committee meeting has not yet been made public, a group of residents submitted a petition to the Island Council registrar, titled, “Make Saba Quiet Enough to be Enjoyed by Everyone.” Mark Johnson submitted the petition together with a letter stating the purpose …

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Substantial improvement in financial management required

A substantial improvement is required in the financial management of the public entities Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba in the view of the Committee for Financial Supervision for Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba CFT BES stated in its sixth halfyear report. The report was presented to Dutch Minister of Interior …

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EC2 trains teachers in Action-Oriented Approach

All educational institutions in Saba were present at a weeklong course on “Action- Oriented Approach,” implemented by Expertise Centre Education Care EC2. Attending the training were EC2 director and course organiser Henriette van Heijnsbergen, Sacred Heart School (SHS) internal guidance officer Jarmila Wilson- Berkel, Adult Continuing Education Centre’s cosmetology instructor …

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William Froelich Foundation supports organisations

William Froehlich Foundation president Beverly Hall presented several donations to grassroots organisations, during her recent visit to Saba. Over the years, the foundation has contributed to Saba Conservation Foundation (SCF), the Sea and Learn lecture series and the Saba Foundation for the Protection of Cruelty to Animals (FPCA), among others. …

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