Wednesday , January 17 2018

Saba News Archive: News Items

No structural increase of Ombudsman budget

The budget of Dutch National Ombudsman Reinier van Zutphen to carry out his work in Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba will not be structurally increased for now. Dutch Minister of Home Affairs and Kingdom Relations Ronald Plasterk stated in a letter which he sent to the Ombudsman on Tuesday, that …

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Motion adopted to secure social minimum on islands

The Second Chamber of the Dutch Parliament, on Tuesday, carried a motion requesting the Dutch Government to guarantee a subsistence minimum for people in Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba, writes The Daily Herald. The motion was an initiative of Member of Parliament (MP) Roelof van Laar of the Labour Party …

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Saba Day 2015 wraps up with event-filled weekend

The fortieth anniversary celebration of Saba Day wrapped up with an exciting weekend that included a full schedule of events. Saturday started with the boats heading out on their quest for Wahoo at one minute after midnight. Next was the gruelling Island Cross Country Run from Juancho E. Yrausquin Airport …

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Domino's, Winair treat Saba school children to free pizza

Domino’s Pizza and Winair gave students in Saba a delicious treat in honour of Saba Day, celebrated last Friday, writes The Daily Herald. Domino’s said “many pizzas” were flown by Winair to Saba on Friday where a representative of Domino’s and Winair delivered them to the island’s schoolchildren. “It’s pretty …

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UP: Family bonds with Saba cannot be broken

The strong family bonds between Saba and St. Maarten can “never be broken” and form the basis for the islands to “continue to work together and develop,” said United People’s (UP) party leader Member of Parliament (MP) Theo Heyliger on the occasion of Saba Day. The neighbouring Dutch Caribbean island …

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Van Rijn assures continued commitment towards islands

Dutch State Secretary of Public Health, Wellbeing and Sports Martin van Rijn promised after his visit to Bonaire and Saba late September that he would continue to work in the best interest of providing optimal health care and to prevent domestic violence on the islands. In a letter he sent …

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Sabans celebrate 40th Saba Day anniversary

Saba Day kicked off Friday with the ringing of all church bells at 6:00am, followed by an ecumenical church service at Mount Scenery Seventh Day Adventist Church in The Bottom. After a minor rain delay, a procession with Island Governor Jonathan Johnson as well as local and visiting dignitaries was …

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Commissioners visiting Bonaire

Bonaire Commissioner Clark Abraham (far left) recently received a delegation from Saba that included Commissioners Chris Johnson and Bruce Zagers, as well as Island Secretary Tim Muller, writes The Daily Herald. They visited two water purification projects of government-owned utility company WEB (photo) together with Bonaire’s other Commissioners Norbert Silberie …

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Senate backs speedy start of islands children's allowance

Parents in Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba will be receiving children’s allowance per January 1, 2016, now that the First Chamber of the Dutch Parliament has agreed to approve the new Caribbean Netherlands Children’s Allowance Law as a formality next week. The Senate’s Permanent Committees for Kingdom Relations and for …

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Schools on Saba meet basic quality standards (updated)

Note editor: we have received a request from the directors of SHS, SCS, SRF, and EC2 to update the article originally published in The Daily Herald. See below. On November 5th and 6th, the Dutch Inspectorate of Education visited the Sacred Heart Primary School (SHS), the Saba Comprehensive School (SCS), the …

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Caribbean Netherlands delegation at CANTA member meeting

Recently a delegation from the Caribbean Netherlands field of education participated in the 26th meeting of CANTA (Caribbean Association of National Training Agencies) in Trinidad & Tobago. CANTA is the coordinating institution that supervises the uniform implementation of competency-based training and its examination and certification within the CARICOM area. The …

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Second Chamber inquires about poverty on islands

Sparked by the recent report of the Caribbean Netherlands Evaluation Committee, the Second Chamber of the Dutch Parliament has formulated a number of questions regarding the poverty, subsistence minimum and the level of services provided by government in Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba. Members of the Second Chamber’s Permanent Committee …

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A new Saba volleyball champion is crowned

The Pre-Saba Day RCN Public Entity Volleyball Tournament concluded with a thrilling battle as Block Party beat previously undefeated Sinking Bullets. Both teams played extremely well and the matches were back and forth until Block Party finally tasted victory with a closely battled 5th set. A good crowd attended the …

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Tourism Director takes away Christmas Bingo's big prize

On Sunday, Saba Lions Club organised their yearly Christmas bingo and food sale. For many years this has been the club’s most popular fundraising event, and this year was no exception with a full house at Eugenius Johnson Centre and all bingo cards sold out, writes The Daily Herald. Next …

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First Saba woman walks away with Idol's crown

Sheritsa Oleana became the first woman from Saba to capture the crown in the fi nals of Saba Idol singing competition, which concluded Friday night at Scout’s Place in Windwardside, writes The Daily Herald. The house was packed with an enthusiastic crowd. After strong performances from the three finalists, Oleana …

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