Thursday , July 18 2019

Saba News Archive: News Items

Millions of pension lost

Hundreds of civil servants on Bonaire , St. Eustatius and Saba lost up to fifteen years of pension. This was reported by 50PLUS on Saturday. The leader of that party in the Senate , Jan Nagel , encountered the problem during a working visit to the Caribbean part of the …

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Shark Week on Saba: June 20-24

During Dutch Caribbean Shark Week, scheduled for June 18th thru 26th, the entire Dutch Kingdom is celebrating sharks! Throughout this week, various educational and interactive activities for young and old are organized in the Netherlands, Bonaire, Curacao, Saba, St. Eustatius, and St. Maarten to increase awareness about the importance of …

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KLM shows orange on King's day 2017

On Tuesday June 14 KLM Royal Dutch Airlines introduced a unique orange-coloured Boeing 777-300. The well-known KLM Blue is being combined with orange highlights. The transition between the two colours features aspects of the Dutch flag. The combination emphasises KLM’s Dutch roots and pride in the national colour of the …

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Invitation to Public Central Committee Meeting, Wednesday, June 22

Please see the attached invitation to a CCM on Wednesday June 22nd, 2016 at 10:00 am at the Government Administration Building. Alll are welcome to attend or listen to the meeting live on www.q93.9fm.com or later recorded and uploaded to www.sabagov.nl The agenda for said meeting is as follows: Opening …

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Police officer that arrested Kucchi on trial in Statia

A police officer in St. Eustatius went on trial on Tuesday on charges of ill-treatment. One of the two incidents for which he is on trial is said to have occurred on the neighbouring island of Saba. The Prosecutor has demanded a suspended sentence of six months conditional and 240 …

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11 students join Saba's summer internship program

On Monday June 13th the Public Entity of Saba’s summer internship program began with the 6 week placement of 11 students and recent graduates. Some of the interns will be working in various departments within the Public Entity, while others will be working in different organizations. These organizations include the …

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Motion adopted to raise islands' family allowance

The Dutch Government will have to look into a way to significantly increase the family allowance (“kinderbijslag”) in Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba. A majority of the Second Chamber of the Dutch Parliament on Tuesday supported a motion by Members of Parliament (MPs) Roelof van Laar of the Labour Party …

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Kingdom Representative Isabella presents 5th progress report

Below you will find  the fifth progress report of the Kingdom Representative for the public entities Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba. This report discusses the developments and investments that were made on the three islands in 2015 by the Ministries involved. Again, steps were set out for improving the service of …

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Advice for socializing with the locals in Holland: learn Dutch

News channel RTLZ reports that the biggest obstacle international workers in the Netherlands find to making friends with the Dutch is breaking into their social circles, according to an online survey of over 1,200 people carried out by DutchNews.nl and broadcaster RTLZ. Almost seven out of 10 people said Dutch …

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"A Lee Chip" presented in St. Eustatius

Authors Theodore “Teddy” Johnson and Caroline Myrick presented their book “A Lee Chip: A Dictionary and Study of Saban English” in the Caribbean Netherlands Science Institute on St. Eustatius Thursday. A “lee chip” means a little bit in Saban English. The book was published via “Language and Life Project” of …

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Sneek & Spanner: Statia should take Saba as an example

Statia News reports that Democratic Party (DP) Island Council Members Adelka Spanner and Koos Sneek, during their visit to the Netherlands, stated: “Members of the St. Eustatius Government should not complain about unfair treatment by the Dutch Government, but instead should first do their homework and get the island’s financial management …

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Windward Islands Civil Service Union met with Island Secretary

The President of the Windward Islands Civil Servants Union/PSU Ms. Julia Solognier and the Vice President Ms. Deborah Rombley paid a working visit to the island of Saba from Tuesday afternoon until Friday. The visit to the island was to bring them up to speed on the developments regarding their …

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