Thursday , July 18 2019

Saba News Archive: News Items

Children's week – November 20-26

The first Children’s Week Saba will take place from Sunday November 20th until Saturday November 26th. During the week entertainment, lectures and educational activities will be provided for different age groups, all linking to children’s rights. Click the logo to surf to their Facebook page for updates The week will …

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First Children’s Week Saba

The first Children’s Week Saba will take place from Sunday November 20th until Saturday November 26th. During the week entertainment, lectures and educational activities will be provided for different age groups, all linking to children’s rights. The week will kick-off on Sunday November 20 with a potluck event at Cove …

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Child Focus semi-finalist for Appeltje van Oranje

Child Focus Saba is one of the semi-finalists for the Appeltje van Oranje prize awarded by the Oranje Funds for social initiatives within the Dutch Kingdom. This year, the theme is “Powerful Children” and it is focused on initiatives that are committed to children who are growing up in vulnerable …

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Realistic hope for increase in social benefits, minimum wage and AOV

On December 6 the  Committee for Kingdom Relations of the First Chamber will meet with State Secretary Jetta Klijnsma of Social Affairs and Employment and Minister Ronald Plasterk of the Interior about defining a minimum for the social subsistence in the Caribbean Netherlands. The Senate urged the Cabinet already for …

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Accessible Ventures started special transportation on Saba

Transport Company Accessible Ventures started providing special transportation for persons on Saba, insured by BES Healthcare Insurance Office ZVK, as of November 7. ZVK has contracted Accessible Ventures to provide transportation to and from medical or other treatment centres for persons, who on the indication of a general practitioner or …

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CFT advices positive on Saba's 2017 budget

The Committee for Financial Supervision CFT of Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba (BES) earlier this week gave the green light for the draft 2017 budget of the Public Entity Saba. The budget is balanced and complies with the legal requirements. CFT Chairman Age Bakker informed Chairman of Saba’s Executive Council …

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Saba Newsletter – November 2016 – is out

You can read or download the November newsletter from Government Information Services of Public Entity Saba below (1.5 MB). It is published by the Government Information Service of the Public Entity of Saba. Please wait till page 1 has been downloaded.

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Miss Saba competing in the Miss International Elegance Mothers Pageant

The seven contestants competing in the fourth edition of the Miss International Elegance Mothers Pageant arrived in St.Maarten on Wednesday to participate in the competition which will be held on Saturday, November 12, at the St. Maarten Festival Village in Philipsburg. Participating countries are Dominica, the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Saba, …

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Saba Healthcare, Public Health sign a cooperation agreement

A Cooperation Agreement between Saba Health Care Foundation (SHCF) and the Public Health Department (PHD) was signed on Monday. The agreement formally defines the cooperation between both organisations. The roles of the two organisations are complementary and overlap at times, and as a simplification the PHD’s main task can be …

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Ombudsman, Children's Ombudsman visit islands

The National Ombudsman Reinier van Zutphen and the Dutch Children’s Ombudsman Margrite Kalverboer will visit Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba this month. Van Zutphen and Kalverboer will first visit Bonaire, on November 17 and 18, then Saba, on November 20 and 21, and finally St. Eustatius on November 23 and …

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SEC finalizes employee labour agreement in new policy manual

“The HR Policy Manual is the Holy Grail for SEC [Saba Electric Company N.V. – Ed] employees,” said SEC Supervisory Board Chairman James R. Hassell, on Thursday, at the official presentation of the newly established labour agreement to SEC’s employees. “It is a document for the employees, by the employees,” …

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Saba writer Angie Ignacio publishes children's book

The next publication of Saba writer Angie Ignacio will be a children’s picture book. Baby Toucan touches on relevant topics such as adoption, discrimination and making friends despite differences with others. “Being adopted as a child gave me insights I now want to share with adopted kids, and their parents …

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Jamaal Klaber names Best Junior Angler in Wahoo tournament

Altair, from St. Barths, was crowned champion of the 9th edition of the Budget Marine Wahoo tournament Sunday. Altair jumped out to an early lead landing 11 wahoo for a total of 427.2 pounds of fish, Saturday. Sunday Altair only added four more wahoo to the tally for 528.2 pounds. …

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