Wednesday , January 17 2018

Saba News Archive: News Items

PIVA platform held in Curaçao

Curaçao’s Civil Affairs Department hosted the twice yearly gathering of the Dutch Caribbean Platform for Personal Information Services PIVA November 9-11. Among the participants were representatives from the population registries of Aruba, St. Maarten, St. Eustatius, Saba and the Dutch Government, who discussed a joint strategic vision, their work and …

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St. John's home destroyed by fire

The home of Lillian Leverock in St. John’s, Saba, was destroyed by fire Wednesday, around 3:00pm, writes The Daily Herald. Although members of the Fire Department were on the scene very quickly, the house was fully engulfed by the time they arrived and there was little they could do other …

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Sharks documentary on SSS islands wins top prize

“Sharks Demystified; Saba, Statia and St. Maarten,” a film about the conservation of sharks on St. Maarten, St. Eustatius and Saba filmed by Chizzilala, was named the top documentary from a pool of 30 entrants at the Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute (GCFI) meeting held recently in Panama City, Panama. …

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Electricity, potable water law for islands approved

The Second Chamber of the Dutch Parliament on Tuesday unanimously approved the Caribbean Netherlands Electricity and Potable Water Law, writes The Daily Herald. This law proposal regulates the production and distribution of electricity and drinking water in Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba. It aims to achieve dependable, sustainable and affordable …

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Pension Funds representative visits Saba Tuesday November 24

Pension funds Caribbean Netherlands (PCN) Would like to inform the public of Saba that their representative Ingra Bennett will be on Saba on Tuesday November 24, 2015 to answer questions, listen to concerns or handle issues pertaining to a PCN pension. To schedule an appointment please contact PCN office on …

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Zamani, Oleana, Tellez finalists for Saba Idol

Sheritsa Oleana of Saba, Joel Tellez from the United States (US) and Mandy Zamani (US) have emerged as the finalists in the 2015 Saba Idol “Sabaoke” competition after Friday’s semi-final performances held in Scout’s Place. The finale of the competition, which is in its twelfth year, will take place on …

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Letter of education minister to Caribbean Netherlands graduates (corrected)

Caribbean Netherlands graduates of the vwo, havo and mbo-4 programmes received a letter last week from Minister Jet Bussemaker of Education, Culture and Science [Onderwijs, Cultuur en Wetenschap (OCW)]. The letter contained important information about the choice of study, registration at higher education institutions and Studiefinanciering. In the letter the …

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Work proceeds on solar parks for Saba and Statia

The solar panel park in St. Eustatius which will make twenty per cent of the electricity that is produced on the island sustainable should be completed in March 2016. A similar park is planned for Saba. In the meantime, research proceeds in Saba to generate geothermal energy. Dutch Minister of …

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12th annual Saba Idol Competition @ Scout’s Place

Its finally coming down to the Semi-Finals on Friday 13th and the Finals for the 12th annual Saba Idol Contest on Friday Nov. 27th. Be there and watch these very special performances. Is free and fun. THE best live entertainment on the island. Support your favorite and enjoy a great …

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Medical School holds ceremony in honour of Remembrance Day

A group of approximately 20 persons, including Canadian and American veterans, current serving members, students and Dean Michael B. Laskowski of Saba University School of Medicine (SUSOM) commemorated Remembrance Day/Veterans Day at SUSOM’s gazebo on Wednesday, November 11, writes The Daily Herald. Island Governor Jonathan Johnson had a prior commitment …

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Second Chamber debates on islands' energy tariffs, subsidy

The amounts of the water and electricity tariffs in Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba, and the energy subsidy of the Dutch Government dominated the debate in the Second Chamber of the Dutch Parliament on the Caribbean Netherlands Electricity and Potable Water Law Thursday evening. This law proposal, which regulates the …

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New faces, new service at Prosecutor's Office

Two new prosecutors have been appointed at the Prosecutor’s Office of Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba. Recently, the work of Prosecutor Marleen Overmeer has been taken over by Antoinette Doedens and Henk Jan Starrenburg. Overmeer has been handling criminal cases on Statia and Saba for the past five years. Since …

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Governor Johnson installs Evaluation Advisory Committee

Island Governor of Saba Jonathan Johnson has decided to install an Advisory Committee to advise the Island Government on their input for the constitutional evaluation, which was received last month. The Committee, consisting of Chairman Governor Johnson and members Chris Meijvogel, Will Johnson, La-Toya Charles, Alida Heilbron and Franklin Wilson, …

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Decisions Island Council meeting, November 10

PUBLIC NOTICE The Island Council of the Public Entity Saba hereby cares to inform the general public as follows: In the Public Island Council meeting on Tuesday November 10th, 2015 the following Island Council decisions were made in accordance with the Finance Law Public Entities Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba …

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