Thursday , July 18 2019

Saba News Archive: News Items

Christmas in the Park 2016

Season’s Greetings, give thanks! I am happy to inform you that a committee has been established by the Public Entity Saba to oversee the preservation of the Queen Wilhelmina Park in the Bottom. And we are pleased to announce that this year we will once again be hosting Christmas in …

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Saba Aims to Build a Stronger Tourism Connection with St. Barths

Last week, the Commissioner of Tourism Bruce Zagers visited St. Barths with a delegation of four persons on a mission to facilitate building a stronger touristic relationship between Saba and St. Barths. During the visit the delegation met with some key stakeholders of the tourism industry in St. Barths. These …

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Pete's Cottage – Windwardside

In the heart of Windwardside sits a little cottage.   It is Pete’s Cottage. Lovely maintained and kept by “Pete” ( Kenneth Peterson) now proudly ours. People have mistaken it for a small church as it has the cute half arched front doors. It is situated on one of the …

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Conference on benchmark minimum subsistance on Saba

On Friday November 18th the Ministries of Interior & Kingdom Relations, Social Affairs and Employment and the Executive Council of Saba have concluded a two-day’ work conference regarding the benchmark for minimum subsistance of inhabitants of Saba. Parties held frank, open and sometimes tough discussions regarding income, care and social …

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Saba Starts Campaign to Stimulate Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding is the best start in life for babies. It protects against infections and also reduces the risk of obesity and diabetes later in life. Breastfeeding helps the mother to build a strong emotional bond with the new-born, as well as helping them to lose weight, and reducing the risk …

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Children's Ombudsman sets off on islands visit

Children’s Ombudsman Margrite Kalverboer during her visit to Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba this week and next week wants to hear from children on the islands how they experience life and where things could be improved. Kalverboer will start her first working visit in Bonaire today, Thursday. She will be …

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No increase of social benefits on January 1st

The social benefits in the in the BES islands will not be increased on January 1. This is in contrast with an announcement made earlier this year. Nevertheless, the required budget has been reserved. However,  State Secretary for Social Affairs, Jetta Klijnsma, has decided that she first will await the …

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Sexual abuse under investigation on Saba

The Dutch Caribbean Police Force arrested two male suspects, S.M.M.A. and E.G. on Saba, Saturday, November 12. The arrest order was given by the Prosecutor after suspicion arose, based on a complaint filed, that the suspects had sexually abused a victim who is considered not competent. In the meantime, the …

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SRF organizes 'Working Toward Quality' courses

Saba Reach Foundation (SRF) recently organized two management courses through the Netherlands based organization MDF. The courses were held from November 2 to 9 in the Sunny Valley Youth Center in The Bottom. Each of the courses were attended by 12 professionals representing the Sacred Heart School, Saba Comprehensive School, …

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