Saturday , July 20 2019

Saba News Archive: News Items

Earthquake rattles Saba

An earthquake on Saturday morning rattled several Caribbean islands including Saba. The 6.5 magnitude quake took place at 7.26 am. The epicenter was located at 161 km NE of Saint John’s, Antigua and Barbuda; 218 km NE of Point-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe and 237 km NE of Basseterre, Saint Kitts and Nevis …

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Saba Labour Party (SLP), a year in review

March 18, 2015 was the day members of the Saban community came out in a strong voice and expressed their discontent with the functioning of their electives. A voice that was evident for the naked eye that the people were concerned and discomforted on our beloved island Saba. Concerns circling …

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Entrepreneur of the Year 2015

Saba Business Association has awarded the “Entrepreneur of the Year 2015” to the owners of Island Flavor restaurant Joani Child and Steve Zagers. Joani, who moved from St. Vincent to Saba, has worked in the hospitality sector in various positions. She is well known as friendly and helpful and one …

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Saba doing well, Statia still lagging, says CFT

The Committee for Financial Supervision CFT Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba in its second semi-annual report in 2015 concluded once more with satisfaction that Saba’s public finances were in order. St. Eustatius is making slow progress on the improving of its finances and related reporting responsibilities. According to the CFT, …

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Permanent Dentist for Saba

Dear Readers, this is good news for all of you. Until recently there was no dentist living and working on Saba. From now on Dr. Kestas Grabliauskas will be living and working on Saba permanently. You do not have to travel for dental care anymore with all the expenses that …

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UTS to build 4G network on Saba

Telecom provider UTS has designed and is set to start building the first 4G LTE network on Saba after a successful launch of the service in St. Maarten. Doing business under the name UTS-WICC and partnered with SATEL on offering its Chippie mobile service, the company will commence building Saba’s …

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Crime down on Saba

Acting Chief of Police of the Dutch Caribbean Police Force KPCN Jose Rosales, presented the 2015 Saba Crime Figures. The report stated crime is continuing on a downward trend on Saba. With a current population of 1,811 people, including Saba University School of Medicine staff and students, Chief Rosales feels …

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Successful finish to Saba Fit youth health program

On Monday March 14th a graduation was held for the participants of Saba Fit- The Course: a twelve week program in which 12 children from grades 4, 5 and 6 were encouraged to live a healthy lifestyle. The children had weekly group sessions with a physical activity coach and with …

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Saba Police finds hennep plants

Monday March 14th in the morning hours the Dutch Caribbean Police Force (KPCN) on Saba found a large quantity of Hennep plants. The patrol was directed to English Quarter where a man was driving around in a pick-up truck with hennep plants. Shortly after Police carried out a search in …

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Senate to approve islands electricity and water law

The First Chamber of the Dutch Parliament will approve the new Electricity and Drinking water Law for Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba as a formality next Tuesday. The Senate has concluded the preparation of the law proposal which will regulate the production and distribution of electricity and drinking water on …

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Fundraiser, auction for SFPCA

A fundraiser and auction for the Saba Foundation for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SFPCA) was held Saturday afternoon at Eugenius Johnson Centre in Windwardsidewirtes The Daily Herald. The event was well-attended and the guests enjoyed an entertaining auction as well as food and drinks. The auctioneer was very …

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Peruvians can enter islands without visa

Peruvians can freely travel to the Netherlands, Aruba, St. Maarten and the Caribbean Netherlands without a visa as of today, Tuesday. Dutch Minister of Foreign Affairs Bert Koenders signed the agreement with Peru on Monday. Minister Koenders signed the visa exemption agree ment with Peru as Chairman of the Council …

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Traffic controls by police on March 10

On Thursday, March 10th traffic controls were carried out by the police on Saba on the E.A. Johnson Road. On this road a motorist was ticketed because he was driving a car without a license plate. A scooter rider was also ticketed on this road for driving a scooter without …

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Evaluation of Education Agenda for Dutch Caribbean has started

During the past few weeks policy consultancy firm Ecorys performed an evaluation of the Education Agenda for the Dutch Caribbean on Bonaire, Saba and St. Eustatius on the instructions of the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science [Onderwijs, Cultuur en Wetenschap (OCW)]. The Education Agenda dates from March 2011 and is …

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