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Saba News Archive: News Items

Invitation to Public Island Council Meeting, December 12

PUBLIC NOTICE  The Island Governor of the Public Entity Saba hereby invites the general public to attend a Public Island Council meeting on Monday December 12th, 2016 at 4:00 pm at the Government Administration Building. The agenda is as follows: Opening and announcements Approval of the agenda Island Council Incoming correspondence …

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Invitation to Central Committee Meeting, December 12

PUBLIC NOTICE  The Central Committee of the Public Entity Saba will meet on Monday December 12th, 2016 at 2:00 pm at the Government Administration Building.  The agenda for said meeting is Opening Approval of the agenda Approval of the Minutes from the Central Committee meeting on November 9th, 2016 Opportunity …

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Dutch Caribbean heritage goes digital

~ Documents up to 1954 widely accessible ~ The Dutch Caribbean Digital Platform of the Leiden University and the University of Curaçao with more than half a million scans that were made of old books, magazines, articles, manuscripts, newspapers, photos, maps and charts went online on Saturday. With only a …

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Collision on Pasture Street

On Sunday, December 4th, a collision took place on Pasture Street. A family car crashed into a truck. At that time there was a person in the back of the truck and his hand was hanging out of the truck. His hand got stuck between the car and the truck. …

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Everyt'ings and Five Square Art Gallery Grand Opening

Despite showery conditions, a good crowd of more than 50 people gathered to celebrate the opening of the new Everyt’ings gift shop and Five Square Art Gallery shopping complex at the old police station in Windwardside last Thursday. The doors opened at 5 o’clock precisely, with some people having been waiting …

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Islands possibly added to Compensation Fund

Victims of violent crimes in Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba might very well become entitled to damages from the Compensation Fund of the Dutch Government in the future. Dutch Minister of Security and Justice Ard van der Steur on Thursday promised to look into this possibility and discuss this next …

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Focus on youth organisations at Saba Day award ceremony

As is customary, a number of persons and organizations were awarded tokens of appreciation by the Government of the Public Entity Saba during the official Saba Day 2016 celebrations Friday in St. John’s for their dedication to Saba and its inhabitants. Governor Jonathan Johnson gave an award to board members …

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Reflections and future prospects on Saba Day

Saba marked its national holiday Saba Day during an official ceremony Friday morning at St. John’s. Thursday evening an ecumenical service was held in The Bottom. On that occasion Island Governor Jonathan Johnson delivered his traditional Saba Day speech. In his official address for the 41st celebration of Saba Day, …

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Coral reef assessments conducted in Saba, St. Eustatius, St. Maarten

Conservation organisations from Saba, St. Eustatius and St. Maarten recently joined a research expedition organised by the Scripps Institute of Oceanography and the WAITT Foundation. The research aims to monitor coral reefs around the windward Dutch Caribbean islands, gathering valuable data on coral reefs and fish populations. From November 7 …

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Minister Bussemaker satisfied with progress of Saba Education

Minister of Education, Culture and Science Jet Bussemaker expressed satisfaction with the progress made in education during her visit to Saba on Tuesday and Wednesday. Accompanied by Commissioner of Education Bruce Zagers, Dutch Government Representative Gilbert Isabella and a delegation of education civil servants from The Hague and the Caribbean …

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SCS first vocational MBO institution to achieve basic quality in education

The technical stream of Saba Comprehensive School is the first vocational education MBO institution in the Caribbean Netherlands to achieve basic quality in education. Minister of Education, Culture, and Science Jet Bussemaker announced this on Wednesday morning when she visited the school’s Leather Factory at Cove Bay, where instruction in …

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Dutch Caribbean Nature Alliance does first shark-tagging exercise

Dutch Caribbean Nature Alliance (DCNA) caught and tagged a total of 22 sharks in October as part of a region-wide “Save our Sharks” project. Little is currently known about the status of shark populations in Dutch Caribbean waters, and tagging studies are a pivotal first step in determining which sharks …

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