Wednesday , January 17 2018

Saba News Archive: News Items

Pre-Saba Day RCN Public Entity Volleybal Tournament

The Pre-Saba Day RCN Public Entity Volleyball Tournament continues this evening at the Peter L. Granger Auditorium, writes The Daily Herald. First serve is at 7:00pm. Current Champions, Saba University School of Medicine are hoping to defend their title against a strong field of six teams. Competing in addition to …

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Sea turtles hatching at Cove Bay beach

Saba became the proud “co-parent” of 37 baby turtles, Thursday, at approximately 9:00pm. In a very rare occurrence, a large female green sea turtle chose the man-made beach at Cove Bay for her nest site. The beach has recently been damaged by storm waves, but by luck or instinct, the …

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Senate Committee to islands in April

The Permanent Committee for Kingdom Relations KOREL of the First Chamber of the Dutch Parliament will pay a working visit to the Dutch Caribbean in April, 2016. The evaluation of the new constitutional relations will be a central theme during the visit. The KOREL Committee visits the islands every four …

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Parliament approves Caribbean Netherlands children's allowance

The Second Chamber of the Dutch Parliament on Thursday approved the law proposal to introduce the children’s allowance (“kinderbijslag”) in Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba. Depending on how fast the First Chamber passes the law proposal, parents on the islands will be receiving US $38 per month per child per …

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Dredging of Fort Bay Harbor begins

Dredging of The Capt. L. A. I. Chance pier in Fort Bay began today as the equipment to carry out the project arrived on the island. Contractor Devcon International is executing the work. When the project is complete the area inside harbor should be increased to a depth of 15 …

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PvdA, CU motion to secure minimum income on islands

The Labour Party PvdA and the ChristianUnion (CU) in the Second Chamber of the Dutch Parliament want to tackle poverty on Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba by calculating the subsistence minimum on the islands, and to secure this minimum income for all residents. Member of the Second Chamber Roelof van …

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Conference for more collaboration in PrO Education Caribbean Netherlands

Caribbean Netherlands educational professionals from the Expertise Centers for Education Care, the secondary schools and representatives of the Caribbean Netherlands Department of the Ministry of OCW (Education, Culture and Science) and the Dutch Inspectorate of Education recently met on Bonaire for the PrO (Praktijkonderwijs or Practical Education) conference. The purpose …

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Extended maternity leave for islands not until 2017

The extension of maternity leave in Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba will become a fact in the future, but it can only go into effect per January 1, 2017, for budget-technical reasons, Dutch Minister of Social Affairs and Employment Jetta Klijnsma informed the Second Chamber of the Dutch Parliament on …

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Catalog of Queen Wilhelmina Library is now on line

Head Librarian Joanna Simmons and her assistant, Tiffany Zagers, made the public presentation of the website of the Queen Wilhelmina Library. Take a look at qwlsaba.com Queen Wilhelmina library was founded in 1923. The library was named after the late queen Wilhelmina in 1923, when she celebrated her Silver Jubilee. …

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Attorney-General calls for inter-insular approach

Prosecutor for Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba Henk Jan Starrenburg was officially installed Friday, during a session of the Joint Court of Justice in Bonaire. Starrenburg arrived in Bonaire in September. He was an Acting Prosecutor in Utrecht, the Netherlands, where he obtained expertise in seizing criminal profits of convicts. …

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Chamber of Commerce holds election

The election for board members of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry in St. Eustatius will be taking place at the Chamber’s office in the Norako Building at L.E. Sadlerweg on December 8, 9:00am-12:00pm, writes The Daily Herald. On Statia, there are two vacancies due to the so-called resignation schedule …

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Opinion: Many issues in Saba Hospital

The Daily Herald published today the following “Letter to the Editor”: Dear Editor, Here are the points: Hiring nurses without diplomas and those with degrees cannot get an opportunity. Nurses being given positions and don’t know their head from their tail. When you complain about anything that you see or …

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Saba community rallies around family after fire

The Saba community has opened it hearts and offered assistance and supplies to the Leverock family after their home in St. John’s was destroyed by fire Wednesday, writes The Daily Herald. The cause of the fire is still under investigation, the Saba Fire Department said Thursday. Pat Nation at Saba …

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