Thursday , July 18 2019

Saba News Archive: News Items

Consumers organisation Unkobon starts survey on money loans

At the request of the Netherlands Authority for Financial Markets (AFM)  Unkobon has  put out a survey regarding money loans on its website. AFM supervises the conduct of the entire financial market sector: savings, investment, insurance and loans. The AFM sees to it that financial institutions are professional and reliable, …

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Average active 2016 hurricane season forecast

The April forecast for the 2016 Atlantic Hurricane Season calls for an average active season, according to Philip J. Klotzbach and William M. Gray in association with the Colorado State University, Department of Atmospheric Science.  The professors released their forecast on Thursday. “We anticipate that the 2016 Atlantic basin hurricane …

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Senate delegation to focus on effects of new relations

The constitutional reform, how the new status of the islands has worked out in practice and the findings of the Caribbean Netherlands Evaluation Committee are focal points of the visit of a large delegation of the First Chamber of the Dutch Parliament, the Senate, to the Dutch Caribbean, April 16-23. …

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Saba economy developing steadily, Statia lags behind

The St. Eustatius economy in 2015 was marked by insufficient growth, reports The Daily Herald. In Saba, on the other hand, the economy showed steady growth last year, the Committee for Financial Supervision CFT reported in its annual report which was presented in The Hague on Wednesday. “Political tensions and …

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Island Wide Cleanup for Earth Day – April 22

The Island Government of Saba will be hosting its annual Island Wide Clean Up on Friday, April 22nd. This year the cleanup is being held on Earth Day. This is to highlight the importance of the island’s natural surroundings and keeping it clean. Another intention of the cleanup is to …

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Els Mommers wins 2nd price on international quilt festival in France

Our Saban  artist, Els Mommers, received a second price on the prestigious International quilt exposition “Biennale Internationale d’Art Textile” in Beaujolais, France. Els won the price in the category “large quilts”. The quilt, Reinaldo, is based on the memories of her many travels to the Kuna indians on the San Blas islands, Panama. Transport …

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Inter-island chess tournament in Saba

Child Focus held its second annual chess tournament with an invitation to competitors in St. Maarten to participate in the Senior Division on April 8, reports The Daily Herald. St. Dominic High (SDH) school responded to the invitation and sent two chess players to Saba accompanied by their math teacher …

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Caribbean Netherlands schools progress well despite challenges

The primary schools in Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba are developing very well. Secondary education and intermediate vocational schools in St. Eustatius and Saba are also progressing well. The Saba Comprehensive School (SCS) was placed under financial supervision late 2015, but it has reached the basic quality level. Dutch Minister …

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A delegation of the Senate visits Saba on April 20

On April 16th , 2016, a delegation consisting of twelve members of the Senate “First Chamber” will travel to the Caribbean part of the Kingdom. The delegation, headed by the chairman of the standing committee for Kingdom Relations of the Senate, Ruard Ganzevoort, will pay working visits to respectively Curacao, …

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CoC offers training: SME Start & Develop Your Business

Dear entrepreneur, The Chamber of Commerce invites you to participate in a three-day course: ‘SME Start & Develop Your Business (SDB) Training’. The language will be English and participation is free! The SME- SDB Training Program is designed by an EU project funded, COSME, especially developed for starting entrepreneurs and …

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Understanding for worries about Saba youth drug use

Dutch State Secretary of Public Health, Wellbeing and Sports Martin van Rijn shares the concerns of Members of the Saba Island Council about the use of drugs by the local youth and the lack of rehabilitation possibilities on the island. Members of the Island Council sent a letter to Van …

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National ombudsman, Renier van Zutphen, visits Saba April 13

This year, the National ombudsman himself, Reinier van Zutphen, will be visiting  Saba and Statia to meet the inhabitants and the organizations of the islands. He will be joined by several representatives of his office. As previous years, they will be available to everyone to hear the objections about local …

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Scout's Place – Windwardside

Scout’s Place Hotel, Bar, Restaurant, Lounge & Terraces Front Street # 9, P.O.Box 543, Windwardside, Saba, Dutch Caribbean Web: www.scoutsplace.com E-mail: info@scoutsplace.com Telephone: + 599 / 416 2740 Fax: + 599 / 416 2741 Skype: scouts.place Scout’s Place Hotel, Restaurant, Bar, Lounge & terraces is a unique Caribbean Inn on …

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