Thursday , July 18 2019

Saba News Archive: News Items

For those who missed it: Child Focus' Lion King

Stage production of the Lion King performed by the youth of Saba. Directed by Dahlia Hassell     The theater group of Child Focus Foundation’s extra curriculum activities presented The Lion King at the Eugenius Johnson Centre. Directed by Dahlia Hassell, scenes from the well-known musical were sung, danced and …

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CBS publishes “Trends in the Caribbean Netherlands 2015”

Many interesting facts are included in the new CBS publication: “Trends in the Caribbean Netherlands 2015” that is published today: “18% population growth in the Caribbean Netherlands since 2010” “14% decrease in import value in 2014 on St Eustatius” “58% of the population of Bonaire is born on one of …

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Saba and Statia begin Neonatal Heel Prick Test

As of this week, new-borns on Saba and Statia will be administered a new test. This test called a heel prick, tests for 17 rare, but possibly serious diseases. If these diseases are found in time, they can mostly be managed with medication or by altering the new-born’s diet. The …

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Progress in Emergency Response seen During Hurex

The progress in emergency response seen during this year’s Hurricane Exercises (Hurex) held last week on Saba was deemed as significant by participants in the annual disaster simulations which brings together the emergency services of the island and the Royal Dutch Marines. This year the marines consisted of a detachment …

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Coordinator for GLOBE and STEM education appointed

Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE) Netherlands, has appointed Sara Stone as Assistant Country Coordinator for the Caribbean Netherlands, in collaboration with the United States’ Department of State and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Her appointment is effective as of July 15. Stone, who is an …

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Sabans flock to open day at 'Pelikaan' and 'Poema'

Following another successful disaster simulation rescue Saturday morning, where victims were evacuated to HMLNS Pelikaan by the Royal Dutch Marines and then taken for an entertaining cruise around Saba, the Navy ship and Coast Guard vessel Poema held an open day for the general public at Saba’s Fort Bay on …

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New Island Secretary wants to take civil service to the next level

The Public Entity Saba welcomed newly appointed Island Secretary, Mr. Tim Muller to the island. Mr. Muller, the highest ranking civil servant, arrived on the island last week and took up his post immediately. For the past week he has been introducing himself within the organization. Mr. Muller comes to …

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Opinion: Open Letter to Saban Community

Since the non-renewal of my contract at Saba Comprehensive School at the end of the 2013 – 2014 school year, I silently listened to rumors and to endless speculations as to what I am doing and why I am appealing the recent judgment against my lawsuit filed in January 2015. …

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Simulated plane crash rescue at Saba's airport

The Royal Dutch Marines on Thursday gave a demonstration on Saba on some of the operations they carry out as part of their mission in the Dutch Caribbean. The Marines from naval support vessel HMLNS Pelikaan took part in an emergency scenario at Juancho E. Yrausquin Airport, simulating a plane …

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SRF holds follow-up computer courses

Saba Reach Foundation’s (SRF) Adult Education department organised follow-up Microsoft Office Word and Excel levels 1 and 2 courses October 12 through 15 at Eugenius Johnson Centre in Windwardside, writes The Daily Herald. Some 29 people took part. These were employees of Saba Health Care Foundation, Island Communication Services, Laura …

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October 18: Day against human trafficking

Special attention for forced domestic labour Human trafficking is a crime with many faces. In the Caribbean Netherlands the most common forms of exploitation are in trafficking in human beings: forced household labour, forced labour and sexual slavery. Inspections In the first half of 2015 the Caribbean Netherlands Labour Inspectorate …

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Executive Council explains increase in water subsidy

On October 9th the Executive Council of Saba raised the subsidy on potable water from $20 per 1000 gallons to $40 per 1000 gallons. The reason behind this decision is based on figures that were provided to the Executive Council by both water producers which indicated that the water production …

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Executive Council visits site of new power plant

The Executive Council of the Public Entity Saba recently visited the site where Saba’s new state of the art power plant is being constructed. The power plant of electricity provider, Saba Electric Company, is being relocated from its current location in Fort Bay to a site at higher elevation so …

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