Tuesday , June 25 2019

Saba News Archive: News Items

Easter Benefit Concert for Saba senior citizens

Henry Carlyle Every Home for the Aged held its Easter Benefit Concert at Princess Juliana Sports Field in The Bottom on Sunday night, writes The Daily Herald. The concert was held to raise funds for the upcom ing travels of the Home’s residents. They are planning a cruise that will …

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Ukraine referendum is really about a "Nexit", say backers

Next week’s referendum on an EU treaty with Ukraine is really about ‘putting pressure on the Dutch relationship with Europe’, two of the organisers say in an interview with the NRC. History professor Arjan van Dixhoorn, who chairs the committee which led the campaign to hold a referendum, told the …

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Crime figures Caribbean Netherlands declined

The management of the Dutch Caribbean Police Force is pleased to announce that the crime rates generally show a declining trend on Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba. Recently KPCN, together with the Public Prosecutor’s Office, presented the crime figures for 2015 to both the Executive Council, Island Council and the …

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Youth Care on BES islands gets legal basis

The Daily Herald reports today that the legal foundation for the formal inspection of youth care  in Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba is being secured through legislation. The Second Chamber of the Dutch Parliament last week approved a law proposal to regulate the quality demands of youth care and the related inspection by the Inspection for Youth Care (IYC). The Inspection lacked …

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Dictionary of Saba English to preserve island's dialect

On Saba, a “lee chip” refers to a little morsel of something. The Language and Life Project’s brand new publication, A Lee Chip: A Dictionary and Study of Saban English, provides quite a large morsel of Saba’s language, history and culture. The dictionary, written by Saba native Theodore “Teddy” aka …

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First baby born on Saba for 2016

Shailen Alberto Raymond Levenston was the first baby born on Saba for 2016. The son of proud parents Alison Hassell and Shannon Levenston was born at A.M. Edwards Medical Center in The Bottom on Tuesday, March 15, at 5:50am, Saba Health Care Foundation (SHF) announced Tuesday. The Foundation presented the …

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Possibilities for special income support have been expanded

  The Policy Rules on Besluit onderstand BES have changed as of January 1st, 2016. For example, more specific costs are eligible for payment via special income support. The income threshold had already been adjusted to the level of the legal minimum wage late 2015, as a result of which …

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Commissioner Zagers congratulates on merger

Commissioner of Health Bruce Zagers (centre) congratulated the boards of Saba Health Care Foundation (SHCF) and Benevolent Foundation Saba on Thursday on the merger of these two foundations. With this merger, Honourable Henry Carlyle Every Home for the aged will now fall under the auspices of the SHCF. The Commissioner …

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Flags half-mast

Flags at all government buildings on the island were flown at half-mast today in solidarity with the victims of the terrorist attack in Brussels, Belgium. Also during the Central Committee meeting of the Island Council held today, a moment of silence was observed.

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Merger Benevolent Foundation Saba & Saba Health Care Foundation

As of April 1, 2016 the merger between the Benevolent Foundation Saba (BFS) and the Saba Health Care Foundation (SHCF) will be juridically finalized. The merger will help facilitate a better integration of healthcare on Saba. For the BFS (The Honorable Henry Carlyle Every Home for the Aged) and SHCF …

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CFT 'impressed' by Saba's achievement

Saba has delivered a special performance as the first public entity to receive an unqualified opinion on the 2014 financial statements. “A great achievement,” said Committee for Financial Supervision CFT Chairman Age Bakker. This confirms CFT’s impression that in recent years the financial management of the island has improved significantly. …

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Donation to the Henry Carlyle Every Home for the Aged

Saba Finance Commissioner Bruce Zagers, on behalf of the Executive Council, presented a donation of US $1,000 to Franklin Wilson, Chairman of the Client Council of the Henry Carlyle Every Home for the Aged. The funds will aid the senior citizens’ Easter concert on Princess Juliana Sports Field on Easter …

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