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June 23, 2017

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Marines in Saba

Source: Saba News A contingent of Dutch Marines from St. Maarten was in Saba on Monday to assist with a large cleanup, mostly of mangos that were a nuisance due to the large number lying on roads. The Marines, who came over by boat, also climbed Mount Scenery as part of the exercise.…

Saba and St. Maarten Youth Participate in Inter-Island Games

Source: Saba News On Saturday, June 10th, the Child Focus youth soccer team from Saba traveled to St. Maarten on the Dawn II for a friendly competition against soccer teams from St. Maarten. The invitational games were organized by Child Focus Foundation and the St. Maarten Football Association. The teams played three games…

IPKO talks about the Caribbean Netherlands

Source: Saba News “I feel your pain,”‘ Chairperson of the St. Maarten Parliament Sarah Wescot-Williams said Thursday. addressing representatives of Saba, St. Eustatius and Bonaire. “Continue your efforts for issues that are important to your people. Nobody knows these issues better than the people who were elected. In St. Maarten we also hear…

Solution for Pension Fund coverage is being worked on

Source: Saba News On Thursday June 15th, consultation took place between the Board of PCN (Pension Fund Caribbean Netherlands)  and the Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations and the Director of  Rijksdienst Caribisch Nederland (RCN), the latter in their capacity as coordinating employer. Central in this meeting was the urgent problem which…

Saba street racers sentenced in court

Source: Saba News The Court of First Instance on Tuesday, June 6, imposed severe penalties on two young Sabans. Both young men were on trial for street racing. The Prosecutor charged them with dangerous driving. One of the suspects also drove in a car that was uninsured and had incorrect licence plates. The…

PCN visits Saba on Tuesday June 27th

Source: Saba News Pension funds Caribbean Netherlands (PCN) Would like to inform the public of Saba that their representative Ingra Bennett will be on Saba on Tuesday June 27th, 2017 to answer questions, listen to concerns or handle issues pertaining to a PCN pension. To schedule an appointment please contact PCN office on…

Health Study kicks off on Saba

Source: Saba News On Monday morning, June 16th, the Commissioner of Health Rolando Wilson opened the large health study that will take place on Saba over the next week. 1000 residents of Saba were randomly selected and invited to participate at one of the two study centers. They will be asked to fill…

Saba faces challenges, but remains steadfast

Source: Saba News | Saba faces challenges, but remains steadfast Despite the many fi­nancial challenges that Saba Government finds itself con­fronted with. it has remained steadfast in its approach to achieve its goals. with or without a well-financed bud­get. Finance Commissioner Bruce Zagers stated this dur­ing the handling of the 2016 Year Report in the

Information session Lindenwood University

Source: Saba News | Information session Lindenwood University On May  23rd, Esmeralda Johnson, a Saban students studying abroad conducted an information session about the college she attends, Lindenwood University in the state of Missouri. At the session was Commissioner of Education, Bruce Zagers; Island Secretary,  Tim Muller; students of Form 4 of Saba Comprehensive School,

Saba Lions club marks four decades of service

Source: Saba News | Saba Lions club marks four decades of service The Saba Lions Club marks its 40th anniversary of its Charter as club today, June 6. This is a milestone celebrated by all Lions, who have embraced the goals and core principles of Lionism as a means of humanitarian service for four decades.

Shark Week 2017 – June 3-11

Source: Saba News | Shark Week 2017 – June 3-11 The post Shark Week 2017 – June 3-11 appeared first on Saba News.

Blessings for Electoral Colleges BES Islands

Source: Saba News | Blessings for Electoral Colleges BES Islands The Dutch Election Council (“Kiesraad”) in principle agrees with the law proposal to establish separate Electoral Colleges (“Kiescolleges”) for Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba (so-called BES islands) so their residents can vote for the Senate. The Election Council on Thursday published its ad­vice on the

Saba Bulletin – May 2017

Source: Saba News | Saba Bulletin – May 2017 The post Saba Bulletin – May 2017 appeared first on Saba News.

Saba Electric Company purchases land for second solar park

Source: Saba News | Saba Electric Company purchases land for second solar park In its continued effort to go green, Saba Electric Company N.V. (SEC) took one step closer to establishing a more renewable form of energy production in Saba by purchasing additional land for the development of a second solar park. This comes as

Invitation to Central Committee meeting Wednesday, June 7

Source: Saba News | Invitation to Central Committee meeting Wednesday, June 7 Public Notice The Central Committee of the Public Entity Saba will meet on Wednesday June 7th, 2017 at 10:00 am at the Government Administration Building. The agenda for said meeting is Opening Approval of the agenda Approval of the Minutes from the Central

Invitation to public Island Council meeting, Wednesday, June 7

Source: Saba News | Invitation to public Island Council meeting, Wednesday, June 7 PUBLIC NOTICE The Island Governor of the Public Entity Saba hereby invites the general public to attend a Public Island Council meeting on Wednesday June 7th, 2017 at 3:00 pm at the Government Administration Building. The agenda is as follows: Opening and

Plasterk asks patience of islands’ pensioners

Source: Saba News | Plasterk asks patience of islands’ pensioners Saying that he shared the concerns about the socio-economic situation in Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba, Dutch caretaker Minister of Home Affairs and Kingdom Relations Ronald Plasterk has asked the islands’ pensioners to be patient in the process of reaching a solution for the pension

Workshops on Dutch as foreign language

Source: Saba News | Workshops on Dutch as foreign language Dutch Taalunie organized a “Dutch as a Foreign Language Nederlands als Vreemde Taal NVT” workshop on St. Eustatius and Saba last week. The participants were all teach­ers of primary and second­ary education, who teach Dutch. The objective of the workshop was to iden­tify questions and

Financial prospects for Saba positive

Source: Saba News | Financial prospects for Saba positive The Public Entity Saba is going steady financially. Government expects a surplus of US $440.000 by the end of 2017 to pay off interest-free loans, and the Committee for Financial Supervision CFT has approved the first budget amendment. The Execution Report of the first quarter of

Child Focus Foundation at award ceremony at the Noordeinde Palace

Source: Saba News | Child Focus Foundation at award ceremony at the Noordeinde Palace Child Focus Foundation project leader Stacey Simmons and co-founder/chairperson Henriette van Heijnsbergen attended the Appeltje van Oranje award ceremony at the Noordeinde Palace in The Hague on May 18.   In November Child Focus presented their After School Activities project in

Plasterk appoints Statia Committee of Wise Men

Source: Saba News | Plasterk appoints Statia Committee of Wise Men Dutch caretaker Minister of Home Affairs and Kingdom Relations Ronald Plasterk has announced the start of the Committee of Wise Men for St. Eustatius. Members of that committee will be former Aruba Governor Fredis Refunjol and Member of the Council of State Jan Franssen.

Trade Mission May 31st

Source: Saba News | Trade Mission May 31st Dear business representative, As you are probably be informed already, the Chamber of Commerce is organizing in cooperation with the Saba Business Association a Trade mission on May 31st. (See attachment for more detailed information.) The purpose of this trade mission is to meet companies from The

Summer School 2017

Source: Saba News | Summer School 2017 The Saba Comprehensive School is sponsored by the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science to start Summer School during the first two weeks of July, 2017 (July 3 – July 14). The SCS Summer School will provide lessons and activities between 8am and 12am during the summer vacation

Ladder Bay Trail closed during ‘Elsa’ salvaging

Source: Saba News | Ladder Bay Trail closed during ‘Elsa’ salvaging The lower section of the Ladder Bay Trail will be temporarily closed and the dive-site buoy will be tem­porarily removed during the salvaging process of motor yacht Elsa. A public notice issued Friday by the Public Entity of Saba reads that due to precautionary

Information meetings Subsidy regulation “Opportunities for all children” successful

Source: Saba News | Information meetings Subsidy regulation “Opportunities for all children” successful Last week, the social organizations on Saba, Bonaire and St. Eustatius, were informed during information sessions about the new funding scheme “Opportunities for all children”. From 2017 until 2021, one million euros will be made available, with the aim to provide all

Formal response by the Saba Educational Foundation

Source: Saba News | Formal response by the Saba Educational Foundation St. John’s, May 22, 2017 Re : Invitation Town Hall Meeting Dear SCS Stakeholders, By means of this letter we respond to the information we received last Friday, May 19, 2017, about the Town Hall Meeting. On May 11th, The Saba Educational Foundation (SEF)

Bradley Johnson with second largest Mahi Mahi in IWW Mahi Tourney

Source: Saba News | Bradley Johnson with second largest Mahi Mahi in IWW Mahi Tourney The St. Maarten Sport Fishing Foundation hosted their fourth annual Island Water World Mahi tournament on Saturday at Bobby’s Ma­rina in Philipsburg. There were 16 registered fishing teams from both sides of the Friendly Island, Saba, St. Barth’s, and St.

Process to amend Constitution resumes, despite protest Statia

Source: Saba News | Process to amend Constitution resumes, despite protest Statia The Second Chamber of the Dutch Parlia­ment has started the process of the second reading to amend the Dutch Constitution to embed the constitutional basis of Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba and to es­tablish an Electoral Council for the islands, despite Statia’s objec­tions.

Opinion: We need to know what is going on at the SCS

Source: Saba News | Opinion: We need to know what is going on at the SCS Dear Editor, I am one of many con­cerned parents that have a lot of questions since the two letters were given out by the schoolboard of Saba Comprehensive School last month. The seriousness of these letters is quite alarm­ing.

Violations Saba Bank persistent

Source: Saba News | Violations Saba Bank persistent Violations by the maritime sector at the Saba Bank remain a problem. Ship owners keep trespassing in the restricted area, and the number of vi­olations has not decreased last year. The Dutch Car­ibbean Coast Guard wants harsher measures against multiple offenders. The trend in which au­thorities noted

No compensation for pension loss

Source: Saba News | No compensation for pension loss Retired civil servants of Bonaire, St. Eusta­tius and Saba receiving a pension will not be compensated for the 3.5 per cent reduction of their monthly pay-out by Caribbean Netherlands Pension Fund PCN. “The Dutch Government is not considering flanking policy in the form of compensation of

Include Saban English at school, says Ted Johnson

Source: Saba News | Include Saban English at school, says Ted Johnson To mitigate the threat to Saban English, more attention should be given to this unique island dialect in schools. Author Theodore “Ted” Johnson made this call during the presentation of his book “A Lee Chip, A Dictionary and Study of Saban English” at

Book week 2017

Source: Saba News | Book week 2017 Commissioner Wilson officially opened Book week 2017, on Monday May 15th at the Sacred Heart School. The Commissioner encouraged each student to read daily, as this will broaden their vocabulary and knowledge. Book week is an annual event, hosted by the Queen Wilhelmina Library that promotes literacy (reading&writing).

Plasterk gives Stern warning to Statia Government

Source: Saba News | Plasterk gives Stern warning to Statia Government Outgoing Dutch Minister of Home Affairs and Kingdom Relations Ronald Plasterk on Friday sent a stern warning to the St. Eustatius Government: it has to abide by the law, and cannot just toss aside valid legislation and legal decisions. The Minister made it very

CoC and SBA support Business EXpo event on Saba, May 31st

Source: Saba News | CoC and SBA support Business EXpo event on Saba, May 31st Dear all, The Chamber of Commerce and in an effort to stimulate business on the Island in collaboration with the The Business Association is seeking your participation in the following: This year is the 23rd Inter Expo organized by Mr.

PCN explained pension fund situation on Statia

Source: Saba News | PCN explained pension fund situation on Statia Monday, May 8th, the Pension Fund Caribbean Nether­lands, PCN, held an informative meeting on Statia for pensioners and (former) contributors to the fund about the recent pension reduction of 3.5 per cent. PCN’s board members Valdemar Marcha and Roy Hooker spoke on various topics related

Preparations underway for Saba Carnival 2017

Source: Saba News | Preparations underway for Saba Carnival 2017 On Monday May 8th, members of the Saba Festival Foundation (SFF) met with safety stakeholders facilitated by the Public Entity Saba, to discuss their safety plan. In attendance were Julio Every (Chief of Fire Department), James Hassell (Fire Department), Koen Hulshof (Public Health), Krijn Pons

KPCN made arrest in connection to domestic violence

Source: Saba News | KPCN made arrest in connection to domestic violence On Friday, May 5th at approximately 11.30 AM a man with initials J.L.S.F.  was arrested on the  Samuel A. Charles Street for domestic violence. Press release KPCN The post KPCN made arrest in connection to domestic violence appeared first on Saba News.

Invitation to meeting Central Committee: Thursday, May 11

Source: Saba News | Invitation to meeting Central Committee: Thursday, May 11 Public Notice  The Central Committee of the Public Entity Saba will meet on Thursday May 11th, 2017 at 2:00 pm at the Government Administration Building. The agenda for said meeting is Opening Approval of the agenda Approval of the Minutes from the Central

Memorial Day 2017

Source: Saba News | Memorial Day 2017 Today as we commemorate Memorial Day, Government officials of Saba, civil servants and SCS students gathered at the monument in The Bottom. This is the monument dedicated to those who lost their lives during World War II. Members of the Island and Executive Councils, along with the SCS

Grants for children groups in Caribbean Netherlands

Source: Saba News | Grants for children groups in Caribbean Netherlands Organisations in the Caribbean Netherlands (Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba) which have projects to boost children socially, via sports, culture and at school can apply for grants stemming from the one million euros extra per year made available by the Dutch Cabinet until 2021

Job shadowing for SCS students

Source: Saba News | Job shadowing for SCS students Choosing a career can place a lot of pressure on young people and at all time when they are trying to study. Most students are unaware of which career path to choose and what qualifications are required for their career choice of interest. That is why

Julieta Woods lucky winner

Source: Saba News | Julieta Woods lucky winner Julieta Woods of Saba was the lucky winner of the CC1 St. Maarten Coca Cola St. Maarten Carnival 2017 promotion. She won an all-expense paid trip for two to St. Maarten. Her prize includes two roundtrip tickets to St. Maarten, one-week stay in Simpson Bay Resort, Carnival

Saba airport wins global travel poll

Source: Saba News | Saba airport wins global travel poll Saba’s Juancho E. Yrausquin has topped a global travel poll of the world’s most scenic airport landings, conducted by the private jet booking service PrivateFly. The results were announced on Tuesday. St. Maarten’s Princess Juliana International Airport made number seven in the poll. A panel

CBS data a good indicator of how the islands develop

Source: Saba News | CBS data a good indicator of how the islands develop As a neutral organisation the Central Bureau for Statistics (CBS) doesn’t get involved in political discussions on the issue of poverty in Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba. Nonetheless, CBS Manager Henk van de Velden painted an interesting picture of the developments

Inflation at 0.1 per cent

Source: Saba News | Inflation at 0.1 per cent On the basis of the Consumer Price Index (CPI) the Dutch Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) reports that the inflation rate on Bonaire slipped to 0.1 per cent in the first quarter of 2017. Year-onyear, prices of goods and services also decreased on Saba (1.0 per

Saba signs agreements with three US schools

Source: Saba News | Saba signs agreements with three US schools Saba’s Commissioner of Education Bruce Zagers and Island Secretary Tim Muller recently returned from their extensive tour of United State colleges and universities which included visits to six schools in five states. Agreements that will benefit Saba students were signed with three schools. The

WIPM calls for more constructive debate in Island Council meetings

Source: Saba News | WIPM calls for more constructive debate in Island Council meetings On the heels of Tuesday’s Island Council meeting concerning the recent pension reduction, the WIPM party is calling for more constructive debate on the floor of the Island Council. The meeting which saw the passage of a motion urging the Executive

Number of foreigners working with proper permits down slightly

Source: Saba News | Number of foreigners working with proper permits down slightly Foreigners are frequently employed in the Caribbean Netherlands and such employment is regulated by law. The “Wet arbeid vreemdelingen” for Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba (BES) forbids foreigners to work in the Caribbean Netherlands without a valid work permit TWV. The law

Traffic controls Saba

Source: Saba News | Traffic controls Saba On Thursday April 13th , between 11 AM and 12 noon a traffic check was held on the J.Z. Ridgeroad. A total of 56 vehicles were checked and 6 fines were written out for, among others, driving without a driver’s license, driving without a valid driver’s license and

Islands file more complaints at National Ombudsman

Source: Saba News | Islands file more complaints at National Ombudsman The Dutch National Ombudsman received some 210 requests of Caribbean Netherlands residents in 2016. People of Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba are increasingly finding their way to the Ombudsman. The 2016 annual report of the National Ombudsman, which was presented on Wednesday, states that

Heleen Cornet exhibits in Arti Legi, Gouda, The Netherlands

Source: Saba News | Heleen Cornet exhibits in Arti Legi, Gouda, The Netherlands Arti Legi presents from April 6 to May 7, 2017, the exhibition “Weide en Wildernes” (Meadow & Wilderness).  The works of three Dutch artists are presented. They use different techniques to express the beauty of meadows and wilderness. For decades, Heleen Cornet lives

Commissioner Wilson speaks out against pension reductions

Source: Saba News | Commissioner Wilson speaks out against pension reductions Commissioner of Social Affairs Rolando Wilson on Wednesday called upon Dutch Minister of Home Affairs and Kingdom Relations Ronald Plasterk and on State Secretary of Social Affairs and Employment Jetta Klijnsma to reconsider their decision to cut the pensions of members of Pension Fund

WIPM calls for Island Council meeting on PCN pension cuts

Source: Saba News | WIPM calls for Island Council meeting on PCN pension cuts The Windward Islands People’s Movement (WIPM) fraction in the Island Council has requested an Island Council meeting to be held Tuesday, April 18. The meeting is to discuss the recent 3.5 per cent reduction in the gross pension premium which was

New board member for Educational Foundation

Source: Saba News | New board member for Educational Foundation As per April 1, Marva Donker has been appointed Secretary on the board of Saba Educational Foundation (SEF), after the resignation of La-Toya Charles. Donker is currently employed by the Island Government in the position of Head of the Personnel Department, which she has set

Work permit policy rules tightened

Source: Saba News | Work permit policy rules tightened The Wet arbeid vreemdelingen BES (Wav BES) is intended to protect the local labor market and to prevent unfair competition between businesses and with regards to employment conditions. As of April 1st, the policy rules for the work permit (TWV) have been tightened. The tighter policy

Child Focus presented ‘The Little Mermaid’

Source: Saba News | Child Focus presented ‘The Little Mermaid’ Child Focus Foundation’s Jitterbugs theatre group recently performed their own rendition of “The Little Mermaid” on Saba. The performance was showcased on five nights and each night was sold out to an audience of 90 people. The new version of the play was the brainchild

Trade mission also to visit Saba and Statia

Source: Saba News | Trade mission also to visit Saba and Statia The 23rd trade mission “Connecting sustainable businesses from the Kingdom of the Netherlands and the Dutch Caribbean region” will be visiting St. Maarten, Saba, and St. Eustatius, on May 30, May 31, and June 1, respectively. The 23rd trade mission in the Dutch

Motor yacht Elsa declared to be a loss

Source: Saba News | Motor yacht Elsa declared to be a loss The vessel Elsa has now been deemed a loss. Because of this development, the responsibility for removal of the vessel has now shifted to a different party. This means that this new party will need to analyze the current situation of the vessel

2nd Restaurant Week Saba

Source: Saba News | 2nd Restaurant Week Saba Sunday April 2nd was the start of the second Restaurant Week on Saba, which will conclude on the upcoming Sunday, April 9th. After the resounding success of the first Restaurant Week in September 2016, it was decided to make this a bi-annual event. This development was met

Pension cut is inevitable

Source: Saba News | Pension cut is inevitable The most feasible of the three options to solve the funding shortfall at the Caribbean Netherlands Pension Fund PCN is to lower the payable pension, Dutch Minister of Home Affairs and Kingdom Relations Ronald Plasterk informed the First Chamber of the Dutch Parliament on Tuesday. The three

Self-defense class for special needs students

Source: Saba News | Self-defense class for special needs students On April 2, 2017, the special needs students from teacher Helen’s class enjoyed the Jiu-Jitsu class in the Peter L. Granger Sports Auditorium in St.John’s. The class was given by instructors from Renzo Gracie, JIU-JITSU, St.Maarten. This was the first time that the students experienced

Saba Commissioner of Education Visits US Universities & Colleges

Source: Saba News | Saba Commissioner of Education Visits US Universities & Colleges Commissioner of Education Bruce Zagers, along with Island Secretary Tim Muller, will be travelling today to the US on an educational mission to visit six different universities in five states. The universities which the Commissioner will be visiting are: St Thomas University

Klijnsma not sensitive to pension pleas

Source: Saba News | Klijnsma not sensitive to pension pleas State Secretary Klijnsa is not sensitive to pleas from the BES-islands, unions and pensioners to avoid a cut in pension benefits. In a letter sent to the Public Entity Bonaire yesterday, Klijnsma says that she is saddened by the measure, but that the cut is

Improved insurance for islands’ officers looked at

Source: Saba News | Improved insurance for islands’ officers looked at Police officers and other civil servants working in Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba may in the future be better insured in case of a work related fatal accident. Authorities are looking into ways to arrange a fitting employer’s provision for Caribbean Netherlands civil servants

Saba homicide suspect to appear in court April 13

Source: Saba News | Saba homicide suspect to appear in court April 13 The 31-year-old man, suspected of involvement in the homicide of a 24-year-old student at Saba University School of Medicine (SUSOM) on April 15, 2015, will appear at the Court of First Instance in Bonaire on April 13 for a so-called pro forma

Windward Islands Bank – FAQ

Source: Saba News | Windward Islands Bank – FAQ Windward Islands Bank published the following information for their customers on Saba: The post Windward Islands Bank – FAQ appeared first on Saba News.

Road works for installation of fibre-optic cable on Saba

Source: Saba News | Road works for installation of fibre-optic cable on Saba During the upcoming weeks, there will be construction forz some meter walls and fibre-optic cables to be installed by SEC and HES Con throughout Saba’s road infrastructure. This week, fibre-optic cables will be installed from Carl Hassell’s residence to Juancho Yrausquin Airport.

Senate demands speedy social minimum research

Source: Saba News | Senate demands speedy social minimum research The Permanent Committee for Kingdom Relations KOREL of the First Chamber of the Dutch Parliament, on Tuesday, urged State Secretary Jetta Klijnsma of Social Affairs and Labour to hurry up with the research to arrive at a social minimum for Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba.

CXC registrar visited St.Eustatius, Saba

Source: Saba News | CXC registrar visited St.Eustatius, Saba Registrar of the Caribbean Examinations Council CXC Glenroy Cumberbatch (standing) visited St. Eustatius and Saba (in photo) last week. Purpose of this visit after two years of work on the introduction of the CXC system was to gauge how far the islands are with the introduction

Saba Restaurant Week April 2017

Source: Saba News | Saba Restaurant Week April 2017 Restaurant Week Saba is a recurring culinary event with the intention of spotlighting the restaurants of Saba and encouraging all inhabitants and tourists of Saba to dine out and enjoy the good food Saba has to offer. ​During the week, food lovers can enjoy great lunching

New ‘bundled’ services at Satel

Source: Saba News | New ‘bundled’ services at Satel Satel, under the direction of Managing Director Jennifer Zagers, is proud to announce several exciting new products available immediately. At an open house for customers on Friday, March 24th, Satel celebrated a year-long effort on the part of the Technical Staff to make these new products

Fire Department wets down new crash tender

Source: Saba News | Fire Department wets down new crash tender On Friday March 24th The Caribbean Netherlands Fire Brigade (BKCN) held a special wet down ceremony for its brand new crash tender at the Juancho Yrausquin Airport at Flat Point. This new fire vehicle was commissioned especially for operation at Saba’s airport and has

Fire Department wets down new crash tender

Source: Saba News | Fire Department wets down new crash tender On Friday March 24th The Caribbean Netherlands Fire Brigade (BKCN) held a special wet down ceremony for its brand new crash tender at the Juancho Yrausquin Airport at Flat Point. This new fire vehicle was commissioned especially for operation at Saba’s airport and has

Jeroen Recourt, driving force behind solid Kingdom relations, leaves Second Chamber

Source: Saba News | Jeroen Recourt, driving force behind solid Kingdom relations, leaves Second Chamber “The driving force behind harmonious and constructive consultations, after years of conflict.” President of the Second Chamber of the Dutch Parliament Khadija Arib could not have said it better in her farewell words directed at Chairman of the Second Chamber’s Permanent Committee for Kingdom Relations Jeroen Recourt. Recourt (46)

Research/Survey vessel Elsa drifted ashore in Ladder Bay

Source: Saba News | Research/Survey vessel Elsa drifted ashore in Ladder Bay Thursday morning the Research/Survey vessel Elsa ran ashore in Ladder Bay. Elsa is an 48 m vessel, gross tonnage of 353 t, registered in Bermuda. The conditions under which the vessel ran ashore are not yet know. Track information suggests that the vessel spent

Saba Government kicks off Good Governance Program

Source: Saba News | Saba Government kicks off Good Governance Program On Tuesday, March 21st 2017, the Good Governance Program kick-off took place on Saba at the Sunny Valley Youth Center in the Bottom. Throughout the past year the Public Entity Saba, in close collaboration with the Dutch Ministry of Home Affairs and Kingdom Relations,

National Ombudsman holds consultations on Saba, Statia

Source: Saba News | National Ombudsman holds consultations on Saba, Statia Investigators of the office of the National Ombudsman will be visiting the Caribbean Netherlands late March until early April. They will be holding consultations on Bonaire, Saba and St. Eustatius to investigate complaints about Government. One of the most recent investigations by the National

CXC Registrar meets with parents at SCS

Source: Saba News | CXC Registrar meets with parents at SCS All parents, including those with children in primary and pre-schools, are invited to come and meet with Caribbean Examinations Council CXC Registrar Glenroy Cumberbatch at Saba Comprehensive School (SCS) on Thursday, March 23, 6:00pm- 8:00pm. Cumberbatch will be there, together with SCS school management,

S-Curve on Fort Bay Road is almost finished

Source: Saba News | S-Curve on Fort Bay Road is almost finished On Sunday morning, the reconstruction of the S-curve on Fort Bay Road was still in full swing. Take a look at the progress. The post S-Curve on Fort Bay Road is almost finished appeared first on Saba News.

Elections bring about shift in Kingdom Relations Committee

Source: Saba News | Elections bring about shift in Kingdom Relations Committee By Suzanne Koelega Wednesday’s elections brought major disappointment for two members of the Permanent Committee for Kingdom Relations of the Second Chamber of the Dutch Parliament: Committee Chairman Jeroen Recourt and Roelof van Laar, both of the Labour Party PvdA, were not re-elected.

Chickenpox outbreak not yet under control on Saba

Source: Saba News | Chickenpox outbreak not yet under control on Saba There are still many people with chickenpox on Saba. The Varicella-zoster virus (VZV) is very contagious and as people are infectious before they have symptoms it is very hard to stop further spread. The virus is, therefore, expected to spread for some time

Many Sabans vote for first time in the Second Chamber election

Source: Saba News | Many Sabans vote for first time in the Second Chamber election The majority of Sabans voted for centre-democrat D66 in Wednesday’s election for the Dutch Parliament’s Second Chamber. Saba saw a considerably large turnout of voters. With a population of about 2,000, almost 900 residents were eligible to vote and a

PvdA asks about insurance for island police officers

Source: Saba News | PvdA asks about insurance for island police officers Police officers in Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba should have decent insurance in case something happens to them, according to Members of the Second Chamber of the Dutch Parliament Jeroen Recourt and Roelof van Laar of the Labour Party PvdA. Recourt and Van

Major Steps for International Protection of Caribbean Sharks Following Dutch proposal

Source: Saba News | Major Steps for International Protection of Caribbean Sharks Following Dutch proposal Great news for shark conservation in the Caribbean. Today it was officially decided to protect eight shark species under the international Specially Protected Areas and Wildlife (SPAW) Protocol following a proposal by the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs in cooperation

Let’s make our votes count, urges Zagers

Source: Saba News | Let’s make our votes count, urges Zagers Saba Commissioner Bruce Zagers is urging the people to vote in this Wednesday’s elections for a new Second Chamber of the Dutch Parliament. “The Members of the Second Chamber are also our representatives. We have to make our votes count.” Zagers said on Monday

PCN cuts pensions per April 1 – PvdA seeks clarity

Source: Saba News | PCN cuts pensions per April 1 – PvdA seeks clarity Members of the Second Chamber of the Dutch Parliament Jeroen Recourt and Roelof van Laar of the Labour Party PvdA on Monday demanded answers from the Dutch Government about the pending reduction of the pension payments of the Caribbean Netherlands Pension

Elections Second Chamber 2017 – Wednesday March 15

Source: Saba News | Elections Second Chamber 2017 – Wednesday March 15 Elections Second Chamber 2017 On March 15th, 2017 the people of the Dutch Caribbean will participate for the first time in the election of the members Second Chamber (Tweede Kamer – Dutch Parliament). The Second Chamber consists of 150 members; they represent the

Short term parking regulations will be enforced in Windwardside

Source: Saba News | Short term parking regulations will be enforced in Windwardside We hereby inform the public of the following: Parking in Windwardside Since March 1St 2016, new regulations regarding short term parking came into force in Windwardside. This message is a reminder of the applicable rules. The following parking lots are for short

New Child Focus production: The Little Mermaid

Source: Saba News | New Child Focus production: The Little Mermaid Child Focus is happy to announce our upcoming play: The Little Mermaid Directed by: Jackie Daley   This under the sea musical adventure follows the story of Ariel, a headstrong teenage mermaid who dreams of living on land the way humans do.  In this

Invitation for Saba Festival Slogan Competition

Source: Saba News | Invitation for Saba Festival Slogan Competition Commissioner of Culture, Rolando Wilson, would like to announce the launch of The Saba Festival Slogan Competition and invites the entire community to participate in this event. The slogans should focus on the 42nd anniversary of carnival and should be a catchy theme. Please submit