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Saba News Archive: News Items

61.3 pound catch wins Wahoo Tournament

Nicholas Johnson and crew of Briana Jamie, from Saba, won the Saba Day Wahoo Tournament with a 61.3 pound catch. A total of 21 boats feature 100 crew of which 90 were male, three female and seven were juniors com­peted in the tournament. The fleet included 10 boats from Saba as …

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14th Saba idol competition at Scouts Place had great finalists

On Friday 24th the finals of the14th annual Saba Idol Competition was held at Scout’s Place Hotel on Saba. Special sponsor and co-host this year was Dr. Soc from Radio 92 on St. Maarten. The three finalists consisted of the assistant professor of the Saba University school of medicine Emma Figures from the UK, …

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King and Queen dive on Sababank

The Dutch King and Queen have indulged in a spot of scuba diving during their three-day trip to the Caribbean. King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima were clad in scuba gear when the smiled for the camera on a boat at Saba Bank, off Saba Island. The royal couple then took …

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King and Queen join Saba Day celebrations

Sabans turned out in droves Friday to see King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima, who graced the island with their presence during the 2017 Saba Day celebrations. Traditionally, the Saba Day celebrations are opened with an ecumenical church service, and this year’s 42nd edition was no exception. After attending the service, …

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Public holidays on Saba in 2018

The Executive Council of the Public Entity Saba would hereby like to inform you of the following. The Official Public Holidays for 2018 are as follows: • New Year’s Day- January 1 • Good Friday -March 30 • Easter Sunday – April 1 • Easter Monday -April 2 • King’s Birthday …

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Special 2M-euro grant for Saba

The Executive Council of Saba will receive a one-time spe­cial assistance grant of two million euros to cope with the damage caused by Hurri­canes Irma and Maria, Dutch State Secretary of Home Af­fairs and Kingdom Relations Raymond Knops announced during his visit to Saba this week. The one-time special grant …

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The Hague supports Saba

On Tuesday November 28th the State Secretary of the Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations (BZK), Raymond Knops, began a first familiarization visit to Saba. Upon arrival he spoke with Island Governor Jonathan Johnson, the commissioners and members of the Island Council. The talks were constructive.  As a result …

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State Secretary Knops visits Saba and Statia

New State Secretary of Home Affairs and Kingdom Relations Raymond Knops will be paying a two-day in­troductory visit to St. Eusta­tius today, Wednesday and Thursday. His visit partly co­incides with King Willem-Al­exander and Queen Maxima who will also be in Statia on Thursday afternoon. “togeth­er with the King and Queen, Knops …

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Angel Bermudez new Head of Health Insurance Office BES (ZVK)

As of  December 1st  2017, Mr Angel Bermudez will assume the function as  the new Head of the BES Healthcare Insurance Office (ZVK). Mr. Bermudez is no stranger to the BES islands. Between 2011 and 2014 he was director of the Tax office for the Caribbean Netherlands. In recent years, …

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Curvin George new director Youth care and Family Supervision

As of January 2018, Curvin George has been appointed as the new director of Youth care and Family Supervision Carbibbean Netherlands after a thorough selection procedure. He is currently director of the Guardianship Council CN. He has fulfilled this position since July 2013, before that he worked as senior council …

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Ombudsman’s researchers holding open office hours

Two researchers of the Na­tional Ombudsman’s office in the Netherlands are cur­rently paying a working visit to the Caribbean Nether­lands. Daniel Anon Parreia and Yvonne Kraan are hold­ing open office hours on Bo­naire, Saba and St. Eustatius to handle complaints about government. Since 2011, residents of the three islands who …

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Prince Bernhard Culture Fund awards prize to Will Johnson

Every two years the Board of the Prince Bernhard Culture Fund Caribbean Region PBCCG awards a prize on each of the six Dutch Caribbean islands in recognition of outstanding efforts in the fields of art, culture and nature. This year, William “Will” Stanley Johnson was bestowed with the 2017 PBCCG …

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Road closures around Saba Day

No parking alongside Church street and S.A. Charles street in the Bottom from November 30, 4 p.m., until December 2, 12 p.m. due to Saba Day activities (streets from Public Works Building to Governor’s House) . Roads in The Bottom will be closed for traffic for short periods of time on December 1, between 8 a.m. …

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Preventive check of police

On Friday, November 24th , in the evening hours, a preventive check was held on the Park Lane Street on Saba, where several people were checked for compliance with the Opium Act and (fire) Weapons Act BES. Among other things, a small amount of drugs and a pocket knife were …

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Three years asked for suspected involvement in student’s death

The Prosecutor’s Of­fice has demanded a prison sentence of three years for the man suspected of in­volvement in the death of a 24-year-old student on Saba and of possession of child pornography. S.C. from Bosnia (32) is a suspect in the so-called Hec­tor investigation in the death of Saba University …

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