Saturday , August 17 2019

Saba News Archive: News Items

Islands have special attention of Children's Ombudsman

By Suzanne Koelega. Convinced that children in Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba deserve the proper attention and that the rights of this group have to be safeguarded, Dutch Children’s Ombudsman Margrite Kalverboer will draft a report in the near future on how to best serve the interests of children in …

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Christmas in the Wilhelmina Park – Thursday December 15th

Thursday December 15th, the Wilhelmina Park will be officially open for all to visit and enjoy Christmas in the park 2016🎄 Come on down at 7:00 pm, the caroling group, drum band and other entertainers will be there. We hope you all enjoy the decor and the lights. We would also like …

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Official Public Holidays 2017

The Executive Council of the Public Entity Saba would hereby like to inform you of the following. The Official Public Holidays for 2017 are as follows: • New Year’s Day – January 1 • Good Friday -April 14 • Easter Sunday – April 16 • Easter Monday – April 17 • …

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WIB delays closure of its branch on Saba

Windward Islands Bank (WIB) has delayed its closure of its Saba branch until the end of January 2017. The bank had initially set the closure of its local branch for November 30. In addition, the Dutch Government has agreed to cover the cost of keeping the Automated Teller Machine (ATM) …

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UTS billing system upgrade completed without incident

United Telecommunications Services (UTS) has successfully completed an upgrade of its billing platform for its Chippie mobile services over the weekend. The upgrade was carried out between the hours of 3:00pm on Saturday, and 5:00am on Sunday. The system’s upgrade was carried out for the islands of St. Maarten, St. …

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Bosman seeks attention for islands' coral reefs

This week’s symposium on Caribbean coral reefs at the Royal Palace on the Dam in Amsterdam has raised questions by Member of the Second Chamber of the Dutch Parliament André Bosman of the liberal democratic VVD party. Bosman sent four written questions to Minister of Home Affairs and Kingdom Relations …

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Statia detention centre in 2018

St. Eustatius should have a new detention facility by 2018 to facilitate local clients, as well as those of Saba. Dutch Minister of Security and Justice Ard van der Steur and State Secretary of Security and Justice Klaas Dijkhoff stated this in a letter that was sent to the Dutch …

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COPPPAL protests re-colonisation BES

The Permanent Conference of Political Parties of Latin America and the Caribbean COPPPAL rejected by communiqué the possible attempts to re-colonise the so-called Dutch Antilles in violation of the agreement signed at the United Nations (UN) in 1954, and urged the Netherlands to initiate a process of decolonisation and self-determination …

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Archaeology at Flat Point: Come be an archaeologist for a day!

Archaeology at Flat Point: Come be an archaeologist for a day!   The Saba Archaeological Center (SABARC) invites the public to participate in archaeological excavations at the Flat Point sugar boiling house. This is a building that dates from the l 650’s to 1772, and was used to turn sugar cane juice …

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Intensifying of cooperation justice sectors in Kingdom

The Dutch Government will intensify the cooperation with the justice sectors in Aruba, Curaçao and St. Maarten. This is in the interest of the Dutch public entities Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba, but also of the Kingdom as a whole. Dutch Minister of Security and Justice Ard van der Steur …

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Focus on further development justice sector public entities

Specific measures for youth delinquents, continued focus on financialeconomic and border transgressing crime, combating of corruption and border security are some of the policy themes to further develop the security and justice sector in Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba. Dutch Minister of Security and Justice Ard van der Steur and …

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Baldauf Wins Saba Day’s Sea to Scenery Race

On December 3rd 2016, Kevin Baldauf won the Sea to Scenery race that was a part of the Saba Day Weekend schedule of events. Baldauf, who finished in 51 minutes and 30 seconds, ran the course along with 10 other participants from the Cove Bay, located just below the Juancho …

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Klijnsma promises Senate social minimum action plan

Dutch State Secretary of Social Affairs and Labour Jetta Klijnsma has partly given in to the wish of the First Chamber of the Dutch Parliament to look at setting a social minimum for Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba that is based on the benchmarks of the basic cost of living. …

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Results from Saba Day Wahoo contest 2016

The Saba Rock Sport Fishing Foundation, organizers of the “Saba Day Wahoo Tournament” are pleased to announce that this year we had a record breaking number of 28 boats take part in our event: 11 boats from Saba, 5 from Dutch Sint Maarten, 2 from French Sint Martin, 2 from …

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