Tuesday , October 24 2017

Saba News Archive: News Items

Healthcare and unions agree agree on new CLA

The Daily Herald reports that Windward Islands Health Care Union Association and Saba United People’s Labour Union and Association signed a covenant with Benevolent Foundation Saba, Saba Health Care Foundation, St. Eustatius Auxiliary Home and St. Eustatius Health Care Foundation for a new two-year Collective Labour Agreement (CLA). After two …

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E-Team Saba meets with Development Bank OBNA

Last Tuesday the islands’s economic stakeholder platform, the E-team met with Mr. Kenneth Lei of Development Bank (OBNA) to discuss the options are available for Saban entrepeneurs through the bank. Mr. Lei gave a presentation on the different services that OBNA offers, mainly focusing on the Small Businesses Promotion Fund …

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Klijnsma (SZW): “Introduction child allowance good solution”

The Ministry of Social Affairs & Employment (SZW) wants the so-called “redemption problem” which the tax discount for children is now facing, solved. At the moment there is a compensation in the Caribbean Netherlands for costs of children through taxes, the so-called children’s discount. This children’s discount has the disadvantage …

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Saba Divers has new ownership

Saba Divers has new ownership, writes The Daily Herald. The diving company was for sale for approximately two years when Miroslav Hude ek and Vit Rosberg from the Czech Republic decided to take over. Saba Divers was previously owned and operated for 15 years by Scout’s Place owners Barbara and …

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Opinion: The school should not become a battle field

Saba News has received the following comment on the article “Open Letter to Commissioner asking for progress report on SCS”. The comment is so detailed that we want to give it similar attention as the Open Letter that we published earlier and to which this comment refers. Click here for …

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On Statia preparations for referendum are in full swing

Caribisch Netwerk reports that, on  Statia, the doors of the polling station Ernest Wells Youth Centre will open on Wednesday, December 17th at 7:30 for the Statians that want to cast their vote in the constitutional referendum. The voting cards will delivered to the voters this week. Governor Gerald Berkel …

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First live Family Feud game show held

Centre of Youth and Family (CYF) organised the live game show “Family Feud” at Eugenius Johnson Centre in Windwardside, on Sunday afternoon. This reports The Daily Herald. The show was the first-ever on Saba and part of a long-term programme to bring families closer together. Local Minister Mervin Alexander was …

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2015 Tables of Minimum Wages, AOV, AWW & Social Benefits

The RCN has published the table with Minimum Wages and AOV, AWW and Social benefits for 2015. You can download the tables here: Table of Minimum Wages 2015 Table of AOV, AWW and Social Benefits 2015 Information: Martijn Schuuring ……………………………………………………………… Rijksdienst Caribisch Nederland Social Affairs & Labour Cap. Matthew Levenstone Street …

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“Seadream One” arrived at Fort Bay

Mega-yacht Seadream One, part of the Seadream Yacht Club fleet, arrived at Fort Bay harbour Monday morning at 9:00. This writes The Daily Herald. Their last visit to Saba was in April. In total, 65 people got off board and spent the day on Saba. Most of them went sightseeing …

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Dave Levenstone resigns from Benevolent Foundation

The Daily Herald writes that Dave Levenstone has announced his resignation as a member of Benevolent Foundation Saba (BFS) as of December 31. The board and stakeholders have been informed of his decision as of Friday last week. After six years, Levenstone decided it was time to move on. He …

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Objections in Parliament to commonwealth idea

  The Daily Herald writes that Labour Party PvdA, Democratic Party D66, Christian Democratic Party CDA and ChristianUnion (CU) turned down on Monday idea of the liberal democratic VVD party and the Socialist Party (SP) to establish a Dutch commonwealth construction with an independent position for Aruba, Curaçao and St. …

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Saba Day Committee presents attractive program

The newly established Saba Day Committee has released the schedule for the annual festivities. The official program this year begins Friday December 5th with an Ecumenical service in the Sacred Heart Church in The Bottom. This is followed by the official ceremony and reception at the residence of the Island …

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Concept Law Electricity and Drinking Water BES to Second Chamber

The concept Law Electricity and Drinking water BES was sent Tuesday November 25th to the Second Chamber. Customers, according to the concept law, will have to generate their own sustainable energy. Also, there will be monitoring of the electricity and drinking water companies, including tariff regulation and quality control of …

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