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Saba News Archive: News Items

Netherlands Human Rights Institute visits Saba

President of the Netherlands Institute for Human Rights (“College voor de Rechten van de Mens”) Adriana van Dooijeweert visited Saba from Saturday, November 23 to Wednesday, November 27 for meetings with local authorities and organizations to discuss human rights related topics. “We are your human rights institute too.” Accompanied by …

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Princess Beatrix to visit Saba and St Eustatius

Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands will pay a visit to Saba on Thursday 12 December and to St Eustatius on Friday 13 December. The visit to the two islands in the Caribbean part of the Kingdom will focus on nature conservation and social initiatives. Thursday 12 December …

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Damaged fibre optic cable system in need of repairs

The Saba, Statia Cable System (SSCS) submarine fibre optic telecommunications cable located in Great Bay was damaged recently. Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transport and Telecommunication (TEATT) Rene Violenus said in Wednesday’s press briefing that the cable had been damaged by a boat and left in desperate need of repair. …

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Play, survivor story highlights at domestic violence event

Saba’s Domestic Violence Platform Saba and the Public Entity Saba on Monday evening, November 25, hosted a very well-attended event on the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and Girls. The “Black & Blue, the Right Way” at the Sunny Valley Youth Center featured …

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New Caribbean Customs Organisation in the making

The Dutch government, on behalf of the entire Dutch Kingdom, is seeking approval of the treaty to establish the Caribbean Customs Organisation (CCO). The treaty, signed in Havana in May 2019, seeks to further strengthen the cooperation between Customs organisations operating in the Caribbean region. Minister of Foreign Affairs Stef …

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Saturday’s walkathon for children’s rights was a great success

On Saturday, November 23, Children’s Week ended with the “Color of Rights” walkathon. A good number of children and their parents, youngsters and supporters participated in the walkathon aimed at promoting children’s rights on Saba. The group walked from the Windwardside to The Bottom. The event ended at the Johan …

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Saba Day preparations in full swing

Preparations for this year’s Saba Day celebration on Friday, December 6, and the events during Saba Day Weekend are progressing well. The 44th celebration has as theme “Building Roads to the Future” and will start on Friday morning with the official ceremony at the Government Administration Building in The Bottom. …

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Memorial ceremony for fireman Reid Barnes Jr.

Colleagues held a short memorial event for fireman Reid Barnes Jr. at the Juancho Yrausquin Airport on Monday morning, November 25. Reid Jr., who died in July 2019, would have turned 40 on Monday. A number of employees of the Public Entity Saba who work at the airport were in …

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SCS vacancy: History + Geography + Caribbean Studies (0.8 – 1.0 FTE)

The Saba Comprehensive School (the only school for secondary and vocational education on the island) seeks a teacher for the following subjects per August 2020: History + Geography + Caribbean Studies (0.8 – 1.0 FTE) Our new colleague must possess a Bachelor’s/Master’s degree and a teaching certificate. Experience with or knowledge …

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Plans to pave connecting road to new harbor

A connecting road needs to be constructed to the proposed location of the new harbor. Plans are being drafted to this extent. Saba’s Executive Council is looking into development of a public road that will connect the current end of the public road at the gas station in Fort Bay …

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KPCN: collecting illegal fire arms was a success

During the period from October 21st to the 27th and October 28th to  November 3rd, a campaign to hand in (fire) weapons was held respectively on Saba and Sint Eustatius and on Bonaire. During the campaign, citizens who were in possession of firearms, were able to hand them in. During …

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Successful Children Rights Festival in The Bottom

The Children Rights Festival in The Bottom on Wednesday, November 20, the International Day for the Rights of the Child, had a good turn-out by children, youngsters, parents, volunteers, and representatives of government, the schools and a few organizations. Commissioner of Youth Affairs Rolando Wilson performed the official opening with …

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