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Saba News Archive: News Items

Looking ahead and back on Saba Day

Sabans and invited guests from the other islands turned up in large numbers to celebrate Saba Day in The Bottom on Friday, December 6. The 44th Saba Day ceremony featured messages by Island Governor Jonathan Johnson, Commissioners Rolando Wilson and Bruce Zagers, and several performances. The official part of the …

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SXM Sabans

A group of Sabans living and holding executive positions in St. Maarten recently gathered in recognition of the service of former caretaker Prime Minister and fellow Saban Wycliffe Smith. The group released a photo of their get-together to mark Saba Day and wish Saban people in Saba and abroad, a …

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Surinamese Consul-General Daniël visits Saba

Consul-General of the Republic Suriname to the Dutch Caribbean H. Agnes E. Daniël is visiting Saba this week. This is the first time that the Consul-General, who was appointed in October 2018 for a period of four years, visits Saba. Stationed in Curaçao, Mrs. Daniël represents the Republic Suriname on …

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UNICEF presents results 2019 situation analysis to Saba stakeholders

UNICEF Netherlands hosted a presentation on the 2019 situation analysis for stakeholders on Saba on Wednesday, December 4. During the presentation, representatives of UNICEF presented the key findings of the Situation Analysis Children and Adolescents in the Caribbean Netherlands and elaborated on the recommendations. The Public Entity Saba, as well …

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Survey on energy use Saba households

The Public Entity Saba and the Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations (BZK) have asked Milieu Centraal, a Dutch consumer information organization that specializes in energy saving methods and sustainability, to carry out a survey on energy use in Saban households. Residents are asked to fill in a questionnaire. …

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Saba Day Sea to Scenery Run takes place Saturday

The toughest climb in the Kingdom of the Nether­lands is back this Saba Day Weekend. A record amount of people is expected to join this Saturday, December 7, 2019, at 7:30am, for the annual Saba Day run — Sea to Scenery. The course is 6km long, which winds up from …

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Knops sees options for structural funds for Saba

The Dutch government will look at the possibilities to bundle the multi-annual incidental funds and include these in the structural contribution to the public entity Saba, Minister of Home Affairs and Kingdom Relations Raymond Knops stated on Monday. This will be done in order to reduce the administrative burden of …

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Saba hosts civil servant regulations workshop

The Human Resources Department of the Public Entity Saba on Tuesday, November 26 and Wednesday, November 27, hosted a workshop that focused on the technical implementation of the civil servant regulations (“arbeidsvoorwaarden ambtenaren”) The two-day workshop was attended by employees of both the Public Entity Saba and the Public Entity …

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KNMI sets up website for Saba, Statia volcanoes

The Royal Netherlands Meteorological Services KNMI has developed a webpage dedicated to the volcanoes of Saba and St. Eustatius. The webpage called http://www.knmidc.org/volcanoes/ contains information about the monitoring and setting of the Mount Scenery and the Quill volcanoes. Visitors to the site can view the monitoring data. People are encouraged …

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Extra AOV for elderly people with a low income

From January 1st 2020, the old age pension (Algemene Ouderdomsverzekering, AOV) will be supplemented for elderly people with a low income and little equity. This is one of the measures taken by the Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment to increase incomes and benefits in the Caribbean Netherlands. Persons aged …

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