Tuesday , October 24 2017

Saba News Archive: News Items

Statia dancers and musicians performing on June 7

The Daily Herald writes that the Aloei Historical Dancers and Statia Young Musicians will be travelling to Saba to host a dance and music show at Princess Juliana sports field on Saturday, June 7, at 8:00pm. The cultural extravaganza features young musicians under the age of 18, compromising trumpet, saxophone, …

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Oranje Straat is ready

Oranje Straat, the road leading to the Old Age Home has been resurfaced and the work was finished last week. This work has been executed by The Department of Public Works and is financed through the budget of the Island Government. Commissioner of Public Works, Bruce Zagers, stated that plans …

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Policemen protest against changes of salaries

The Daily Herald writes that all policemen of the Caribbean Netherlands Police Force walked out of the police stations on Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba at 3:15pm on Friday in protest of the changes to the harmonisation of salaries and benefits. At the same time as they  walked on Saba and Statia, their colleagues on Bonaire …

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Kingdom Youth Parliament presents solutions

Members of the first ever, three-day-long Kingdom Youth Parliament (KYP) presented the conclusions of debates, as well as their plan of action to Her Royal Highness (HRH) Princess Beatrix in the presence of her entourage and various Kingdom Government officials at the University of St. Maarten on Thursday. “You can …

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Expenditures of Dutch ministries on islands increased

The Daily Herald writes that expenditures of the Dutch ministries for the Caribbean Netherlands increased in 2013. In total the ministries spent some 227.4 million euros on the islands, in the form of extraordinary remittances (“bijzondere uitkeringen”), an increase compared to the 187.5 million euros that was spent in 2012. …

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Number of RCN-employees increased

The Daily Herald writes that the number of employees of the National Government Service for Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba (“Rijksdienst Caribisch Nederland” (RCN)) has gradually grown from 488 in 2010 to 665 in 2013. This is stated in the 2013 Annual Report Business Operations of the Dutch Government that …

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First European parliament elections on Saba

The island had only one European Parliament election station set-up in Windwardside, open from 7:30am until 9:30pm, writes The Daily Herald. Voting bureau coordinator Nellie Peterson said the island government accommodated the first European Parliament election on Saba by issuing informational materials on the local television station, a video clip …

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Junior Rangers Bonaire enjoy adventures on Saba

The site Bonaire.nu reported that Stinapa Junior Rangers have paid a visit to Saba and have left a great impression on the Saban youth and adults with their knowledge and expertise in the field of nature. During the Easter holidays 5 young people traveled to Saba, supervised by three adults …

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Aruban Parliamentarians Visit Saba

A group of Aruban Senators visited the island on Monday on a fact finding mission. The purpose of the visit was to get information on the Saba Marine Park and other pending legislation. The Parliament of Aruba has a bill pending which would amend the Ordinance for Nature Conservation to …

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Gross Domestic Product Bonaire 21 thousand dollars per capita

According to a first preliminary estimate of the CBS the gross domestic product (GDP) of Bonaire resulted in 364.2 million US Dollars in 2012. As Bonaire counted 16,975 residents that year, the GDP per capita was equivalent to 21 thousand US Dollars. The GDP per capita is an approximation of …

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Opinion: Kingdom Youth Parliament brings inspiring hope

In their editorial The Daily Herald writes that yesterday’s opening of the Kingdom Youth Parliament debate being held at University of St. Martin (USM) was impressive. Not only is it the first-ever such gathering, but the presence of Princess Beatrix, all three Governors, PrimeMinisters and Parliament Presidents of Aruba, Curaçao …

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