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Saba News Archive: News Items

Preparations start for 41st Saba Day

Preparation for the celebration of the 41st anniversary of Saba Day on December 2, is “now in full swing,” announced Saba Culture Commissioner Rolando Wilson on Thursday afternoon. A detailed programme for the official ceremonies and celebration is being finalized. This year’s theme for Saba Day is “Hold My Memories …

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Two motions adopted to reduce islands' poverty

The Second Chamber of the Dutch Parliament on Tuesday adopted two motions with the aim to alleviate poverty in Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba through the establishing of a so-called child bound budget (“kindgebonden budget”) and setting a social minimum that is based on the cost of living. The Labour …

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Senate approves change to Constitution for islands

The First Chamber of the Dutch Parliament, the Senate, on Tuesday approved the proposal to amend the Dutch Constitution to secure the constitutional position of Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba. The law proposal to establish an Electoral Council (“Kiescollege”) was also approved, which means that residents of the islands will …

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Gas explosion in home in The Bottom

On Monday October 24th at approximately 11.30 AM Police on Saba received a report of a loud explosion in a residence on Samuel Charles street no. 8 in The Bottom.  Police and Fire Department were dispatched to the scene.  The Fire Department entered the dwelling and concluded that the loud …

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Haitian community, Saba Red Cross held donation drive

The Haitian community on Saba, together with Saba Red Cross team, held a donation drive on Saturday to collect goods for the survivors of Hurricane Matthew, which killed more than 800 people, and left many homeless and without basic necessities. The Haitian community representatives plan to personally see that items …

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Air-soft guns no longer permitted

So-called air-soft guns will no longer be permitted on Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba (BES-islands) effective January 1. The reason is that they look too much like the real thing and can effectively be used in robberies. Customs has already been confiscating these items brought in at the airport and …

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Saba Releases New Disaster Preparation App

The Executive Council is releasing a disaster preparation smartphone app. The app contains, for example, information on what to do during various disasters, how to prepare for the disasters and emergency numbers. Before, during or after a disaster, the app will have the latest information from the Public Entity Saba …

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Minister tries to keep second ATM in Saba

Dutch Finance Minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem promised on Wednesday that he will look into the possibilities to keep open the automatic teller machine (ATM) of the Windward Islands Bank (WIB) in The Bottom, Saba. The Minister stated this in response to written questions submitted by Members of the Second Chamber of …

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Join Breast Cancer Awareness Walk: October 20

The Women’s Medical Student Association of Saba University School of Medicine is organizing their annual Breast Cancer Awareness Walk on October 20th. Your presence and support is appreciated! Start at the Tourist Office, Windwardside Sign-up: 5:30 pm Start 6 pm There will be a special guest speaker from Dominica at …

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Winair bans Samsung Galaxy Note7 devices

With immediate effect, Samsung Galaxy Note7 devices will not be permitted in checked or carry-on baggage and may not be carried on board any Winair flight, according to a statement from the airline on Tuesday. Customers travelling with this device will not be permitted to travel. The phones also cannot …

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Public Island Council meeting on Tuesday October 25th at 2:00 pm

PUBLIC NOTICE The Island Governor of the Public Entity Saba hereby invites the general public to attend a Public Island Council meeting on Tuesday October 25th, 2016 at 2:00 pm at the Government Administration Building. You can also listen to the meeting live on this link http://pes.listen2myshow.com/ The agenda is …

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Plasterk promises more attention to exploitation costs.

Minister Ronald Plasterk intends to give more attention to maintenance costs of projects in Caribbean Netherlands. He promised this during the discussion of the budget for Kingdom Relations. Questions about the tackling of poverty remained largely unanswered, because this is a responsibility of the Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment. CDA MP …

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Bosman and van Raak call for completion of independence trajectory

The trajectory to achieve full independence for Aruba, Curaçao and St. Maarten should be completed. The Dutch Government should approach the United Nations (UN) to discuss this. The liberal democratic VVD party and the Socialist Party (SP) made this call during the second day of the handling of the 2017 …

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