Saturday , August 17 2019

Saba News Archive: News Items

New policy worker at Dutch Representative’s office

Koen van Laar started as new policy worker at the Bureau of the Representative of the Dutch Central Government, as per March 1. Van Laar is the successor of Elze Woudstra who, until December 2011, had held this position for three years. On his first working day, Van Laar was …

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Stricter rules for naturalisation

The Dutch Council of Ministers wants stricter rules for naturalisation for both The Netherlands and the Dutch Caribbean. Persons who want to obtain Dutch citizenship in the future will need to have sufficient income and education. The Council of Ministers approved a law proposal on Friday to make the Law …

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Bishop Secco officiates Sacred Heart youth mass Tuesday morning’s youth mass officiated at Sacred Heart church by Bishop Luis Antonio Secco and accompanying clergymen of the diocese of Willemstad, proved to be an event that reinforced belief in the continued strength of the Roman Catholic Church on Saba. Gathered for …

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Tests expand knowledge of hydrothermical activity

Dr. Thomas Pichler, one of the invited research lecturers during the last Sea and Learn series, recently contacted the Saba Conservation Foundation with details about the results of the tests conducted. Dr. Pichler had collected water samples during his stay to supplement his presentation on volcanic activity in Saba. The …

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Rovitch Florial (11) contestant in Book Week Pageant

Eight Oranje School pupils will compete in the school’s annual Book Week Pageant, which will be held at Philipsburg Cultural and Community Centre, this Sunday, March 4, from 2:00pm. The eight pupils will compete in five segments: Costume, Speech, Talent, Cultural Wear and Questions. There will also be entertainment by …

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Prince Friso is moved to London

Prince Friso, who has been in a coma for nearly two weeks following a skiing accident, is being moved by hospital plane to a specialist clinic in London on Thursday afternoon, according to various media reports. Queen Beatrix’ second son has severe brain damage after spending at least 25 minutes …

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Committments made to Nustar

State Secretary of Infrastructure and Environment Joop Atsma has sent a letter to the Second Chamber answering the questions posed at the consultation with the Kingdom Affairs Committee 30 January. In it he sums up the commitments made to Nustar and the planning for giving out permits. On the website …

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Private graveyard index published online

Creating an inventory of all small private graveyards may not be a very common retirement activity, yet this is exactly what Saba resident René Caderius van Veen has done in order to preserve a unique legacy. The initiator of the registry is a resident who worked as a volunteer most …

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Dog found with canine distemper infection

Representatives of the Saba Foundation for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Saba FPCA) Suzanna van den Elshout and Evette Peterson informed the public on a confirmed case of Canine Distemper infection in a dog recently brought to the island from St. Eustatius. The confirmation was made available by St. …

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