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Saba News Archive: News Items

Bonaire police officers perform traffic check on Saba

On Thursday November 23rd , in the late afternoon, a group of 6 police officers from Bonaire who are giving support to their colleagues on Saba, carried out a traffic check on the Lambert Hassell Road. During this check, 72 cars, 1 scooter and 2 motorcycles were checked. A total …

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PCN representative postpones November visit to Saba

By means of this notice PCN rep. Ingra Bennett would like to inform the public that the November month work visit has been postponed. However, she will be back on Saba for the last time for 2017 around December 18 or 19. Sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused you. If …

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Seminar on the prevention of money laundering, terrorism

On Thursday, November 28, the Ministry of Finance together with the Financial In­telligence Unit in the Netherlands FIU-NL will be hold­ing a seminar on Bonaire on the prevention of money laundering and the financing of terrorism in the Carib­bean Netherlands’ islands Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba. The seminar, intended for …

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Saba’s library donates in aid of Philipsburg Jubilee Library

  Philips­burg Jubilee Library has received a US $900 dona­tion from Saba’s Queen Wil­helmina Library. Saba’s library organized a fundraising drive on Mon­day, October 23, to assist St. Maarten’s Library after the passing of Hurricanes Irma and Maria and damage to the Library’s structure. The much-needed funds will be used …

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Island Electoral College elections in March 2019

Residents of Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba with Dutch nationality will be able to vote indirectly for the Dutch Senate in May 2019 via the Electoral College on their island which will be elected on March 20, 2019, on the same day the Island Council election will take place. The …

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Ombudsman returns to St. Eustatius and Saba

The representatives of the Nation­al Ombudsman will return to St. Eustatius and Saba once again. They will be on Statia on Monday, November 27, and on Tuesday, November 28, and on Saba on Wednesday af­ternoon, November 29, and Thursday, November 30. The National Ombudsman is an independent institute that handles …

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Research vessel to visit islands in Feb. & March

A Netherlands Maritime Research Institute NIOZ research ship and a team with almost 100 scientists will visit the Windward Islands during part of February and March 2018 to conduct research in the sea surrounding the islands. The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research NWO recently announced the seven-month voyage of NIOZ’s …

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Bonaire Hosts International Meeting on Protection of Sharks

From November  20-24th, 2017 a group of international shark experts is gathering at Captain Don’s Habitat on Bonaire to discuss measures for the international protection of sharks. Countries ranging from the Philippines to Saudi Arabia, from the United States to Australia and from Costa Rica to Chile have sent experts …

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Van Laar writes of obstruction in his battle against poverty

By Suzanne Koelega “Poverty must stay.” It is the painful conclusion and the title of the chapter on Kingdom relations in the new book by former Member of the Second Chamber of the Dutch Parliament Roelof van Laar of the Labour Party PvdA, who was deeply committed to fight poverty …

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Building materials and durable goods for Saba have arrived

During the course of last week and this week two flat racks of building material and one container of durable goods have arrived on Saba. The building material is for the repair of homes that were severely damaged by hurricanes Irma and Maria. The cargo consists of besides wood, zinc …

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Shoreline repairs Fort Bay Harbor started

This week a start was made with the repairs of the shoreline at For Bay Harbor. Part of the coastline on the east side of the big harbor dam was heavily damaged during the passing of hurricane Maria. The Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management has offered to assist with …

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King and Queen visit Saba on December 1, Saba Day

His Majesty King Willem-Alexander and Her Majesty Queen Máxima will visit the islands of Saba, St Eustatius and St Maarten in the Caribbean part of the Kingdom from Thursday 30 November to Saturday 2 December. The royal couple will be accompanied on this trip by the State Secretary for the …

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State secretary  Knops visits St. Maarten, St. Eustatius and Saba

State secretary Knops (Interior and Kingdom Relations)  is visiting the three Windward Islands from Monday, November 27 th, until Sunday,  December 3rd .The visit is divided intwo parts. From November 27th until November 30th, the State Secretary first has his own program. Afterwards, he accompanies his Majesty the King and …

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Dutch Parliament supports hurricane-proof rebuilding

The Second Chamber of the Dutch Parlia­ment supports a hurricane-proof and sustainable construction of buildings in the Windward Is­lands in the reconstruction period after Hurricane Irma. Parliament adopted a motion to this extent on Tuesday. All parties in the Second Cham­ber, except for the Party for Free­dom PVV, supported the …

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