Thursday , July 18 2019

Saba News Archive: News Items

Saba begins with Innovative Ways of Mosquito Control

Recently the Vector Control Department placed a first batch of 10 In2care traps in areas with many mosquitoes. The In2care traps attract female mosquitoes with attractive odours to the water. It then infects the mosquito with a fungus that weakens the mosquito, prevents virus development, and kills the mosquito before …

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Contract for Senior Activity Center (L.I.F.E. Center) signed

The Public Entity of Saba signed a services agreement with the Benevolent Foundation Saba (BFS) for the setting-up and warranting of an extramural activity program for the seniors of Saba. Commissioner Bruce Zagers and the Board of Directors for BFS Dr. Joka Blaauboer signed the agreement today in front of …

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Basic Police Care Officer – closing June 16

Basic Police Care Officer Korps Politie Caribisch Nederland is looking for a Basic Police Care Officer, location Bonaire, vacancy number P&O2016_05_007. General Korps Politie Caribisch Nederland (KPCN; the Dutch Caribbean Police Force) is a small and dynamic force (151.5 FTEs) which was established on 10-10-10 and whose work area is …

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PvdA, SP seek much higher family allowance for islands

A quadrupling of the family allowance (“kinderbijslag”) to help combat poverty in Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba. That was the proposal of Members of the Second Chamber of the Dutch Parliament Roelof van Laar and Ronald van Raak of the Socialist Party (SP) during a debate on Monday. Many children …

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Transfer of tasks to Saba imminent

Negotiations will start soon to discuss the transfer of tasks from the Dutch Government to the Public Entity Saba. Dutch Minister of Home Affairs and Kingdom Relations Ronald Plasterk made that pledge during a debate in the Second Chamber of the Dutch Parliament on Monday. The commitment came after Members …

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Continued concerns about children's rights on islands

The situation for children in Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba has improved in some areas in the past few years, but United Nations Children’s Fund in the Netherlands UNICEF Nederland and the Defence for Children organisation are still very much concerned about the conditions in which children on the islands …

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Island Council travelling to Holland for weeklong trip

The members of the Island Council of Saba left Friday, for their annual working visit to the Netherlands. During the weeklong trip the Island Council will visit both Amsterdam and The Hague. The Island Registrar has prepared a full agenda of meetings and appointments. One of the key meetings of …

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Changing of the guard at Dutch Representation

The Representation of the Netherlands in St. Maarten bade farewell to Dutch Representative in Philipsburg Gert Versluis and policy advisor Bianca van der Lee during a reception Friday afternoon at Holland House Beach Hotel. Both have been working at the Dutch Representation for the past three years and six months. …

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Esther Henry makes the Honor Roll on Missouri State University

Saba student, Esther B. Henry, makes the Honor Roll (Dean’s List) of the Missouri Southern University in Joplin, Missouri. Esther  has made the Deans’ List at Missouri Southern State University for the spring 2016 semester.She is a junior Marketing (BSBA) major at MSSU. The list recognizes full-time students from Missouri Southern …

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Prepare your hurricane Disaster Supply Kit

It only takes one storm to change your life and community.  We live in the hurricane belt, and therefore you need to be prepared.  One of the first that is needed is a Disaster Supply Kit. A Disaster Supply Kit would have the necessary supplies to get you through the …

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CBS: Purchasing power improved in the Caribbean Netherlands

For the first time, Statistics Netherlands (CBS) has mapped out developments in purchasing power on the islands of the Caribbean Netherlands. The local spending power of the population on Bonaire, St Eustatius and Saba improved in 2012 as well as in 2013, although the latter increase was approximately half that …

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