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March 29, 2017

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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

Ties with islands important, says Amhaouch of CDA

Source: Saba News | Ties with islands important, says Amhaouch of CDA By Suzanne Koelega Member of the Second Chamber of the Dutch Parliament Mustafa Amhaouch of the Christian Democratic Party CDA is relatively new to the Kingdom Relations portfolio, but he is committed to the Kingdom, as is his party. “The connection with the

Education as basis for children’s rights

Source: Saba News | Education as basis for children’s rights The two-day conference “Education as a basis for children’s rights” took place on the 7th and 8th of March. The conference is an initiative of the Inter-Country Task Force for Children’s Rights organized by the Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations in cooperation with

Senate presses for speed in social minimum issue

Source: Saba News | Senate presses for speed in social minimum issue The Permanent Committee for Kingdom Relations of the First Chamber of the Dutch Parliament KOREL is calling State Secretary of Social Affairs and Labour Jetta Klijnsma to the Senate on March 28 to discuss the plan for an objective methodology to establish a

Fireman James Hassell promoted to shift leader

Source: Saba News | Fireman James Hassell promoted to shift leader Veteran fireman James Hassell of the Caribbean Netherlands Fire Brigade BKCN was promoted to shiftleader Tuesday during a brief ceremony in which Commander of the Saba Fire Brigade Julio Every presented him with his decree and stripes. “At BKCN we invest a great deal

Saba to observe Women’s Day

Source: Saba News | Saba to observe Women’s Day International Women’s Day will be observed in grand style on Saba with a church celebration and a reception today, Wednesday, March 8. On behalf of the Commissioner of Women’s Affairs, Saba’s “phenomenal” women over the age of 18 are invited to get together and celebrate their

Much progress in education on islands, but still vulnerable

Source: Saba News | Much progress in education on islands, but still vulnerable The quality of education in Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba has greatly improved in the past few years, but the progress is vulnerable and a number of permanent risk factors remain. The position of vulnerable students requires more attention. Dutch Minister of

Commissioner Wilson opens Fit Park on Saba

Source: Saba News | Commissioner Wilson opens Fit Park on Saba Commissioner of Health Rolando Wilson formally opened Fit Park Saba on Friday, March 3. The outdoor fitness area is free for all and can be used any time of the day. The Public Health Department initiated the park as a new way to help

Public entities’ social welfare higher again

Source: Saba News | Public entities’ social welfare higher again The social welfare “onderstand” in Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba has been increased per March 1, 2017, and is now 40 per cent of the legal minimum wage. Also, independent research will be carried out this year to establish the cost of bare essentials on

Voting papers arrive late abroad, on time on islands

Source: Saba News | Voting papers arrive late abroad, on time on islands The late or non arrival of voting papers of Dutch voters abroad has raised concerns. Democratic Party D66 candidate Eelco Keij is taking action and D66 Member of the Second Chamber Sjoerd Sjoerdsma is seeking clarity from the Dutch Government. The voting

First online income tax returns already processed and assessed

Source: Saba News | First online income tax returns already processed and assessed Last week, the first digital tax returns were received and processed by the Tax Department, and assessments made for taxpayers in Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba. This means that some taxpayers have been informed already about the amount they have to pay

No recent confirmed cases of Zika on Saba

Source: Saba News | No recent confirmed cases of Zika on Saba After an increase in Zika patients over the last weeks of 2016, recently there have not been any confirmed cases on Saba, the Public Health Department said. Pregnant women are, however, still strongly advised to take measures against mosquito bites as it is

Fit Park Saba opens today

Source: Saba News | Fit Park Saba opens today Saba’s one and only outdoor fitness park will be opening next to Queen Wilhelmina Library in The Bottom, today, Friday, from 4:30pm to 5:30pm. At Fit Park Saba residents and visitors will be able to exercise whenever they want and pick their own dates and time

No automatic childcare benefit for new siblings

Source: Saba News | No automatic childcare benefit for new siblings The automatic payment of childcare benefit (“kinderbijslag”) for children after the first-born of parents in Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba will not take place, Dutch State Secretary of Social Affairs and Labour Jetta Klijnsma decided earlier this week. Filing a separate request for each

Recourt to Bonaire for election campaign

Source: Saba News | Recourt to Bonaire for election campaign Candidate number 23 of the Dutch Labour Party PvdA Jeroen Recourt will go to Bonaire this Saturday to campaign for the March 15 Parliamentary elections in the Netherlands. He wants to urge the people of Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba to vote. Recourt is known

CDA asks about high food prices on islands

Source: Saba News | CDA asks about high food prices on islands The Christian Democratic Party CDA wants to know whether there is an agriculture and/ or food policy for Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba to curb the high food prices and trade defi cit on the islands. CDA Members of the Second Chamber of

INTERNATIONAL BREAKTHROUGH ELS MOMMERS

Source: Saba News | INTERNATIONAL BREAKTHROUGH ELS MOMMERS Saba resident Els Mommers was invited to present her work at the International Quilt Festival in Mexico City. Entries should be based on the motto: “Endemic flora and fauna Mexico”. Els selected the Mexican tree frog sitting on an enlarged banana leaf as her principal motif. She worked several months

Leiden, islands want to strengthen job placement

Source: Saba News | Leiden, islands want to strengthen job placement The Dutch Municipality Leiden and the public entities Bonaire and Saba have established a cooperation to strengthen job placement on the islands. The intention is to add St. Eustatius to the project. The islands have the ambition to take job placement to a higher

Carolien Giesen is the new “Press Judge”

Source: Saba News | Carolien Giesen is the new “Press Judge” Carolien Giesen is the new “Press Judge” in St. Maarten for the Joint Court of Justice of Aruba, Curaçao, St. Maarten, and Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba. She will assume the position from March 1. Giesen will succeed Mauritsz de Kort in the position

Divers find packages with narcotics in waters off Saba

Source: Saba News | Divers find packages with narcotics in waters off Saba Divers, on Wednesday, found a number of packages which could possibly contain narcotics in the waters off Saba. The Caribbean Netherlands Police Force KPCN seized the packages and has launched an investigation, which is led by the Prosecutor’s Office of Bonaire, St.

PCN visits Saba on Tuesday, February 28th

Source: Saba News | PCN visits Saba on Tuesday, February 28th Pension funds Caribbean Netherlands (PCN) Would like to inform the public of Saba that their representative Ingra Bennett will be on Saba on Tuesday February 28th, 2017 to answer questions, listen to concerns or handle issues pertaining to a PCN pension. To schedule an

Trade deficit up on Bonaire, down on Saba and Statia

Source: Saba News | Trade deficit up on Bonaire, down on Saba and Statia Statistics Netherlands (CBS) reports that Bonaire’s trade deficit has risen for the second consecutive year in 2016, whereas the trade deficits on St Eustatius and Saba declined relative to 2015. Since the first measurements were carried out in 2011, imports on

Crime statistics Saba 2016

Source: Saba News | Crime statistics Saba 2016 Korps Politie Caribisch Nederland, KPCN,  has published today their crime statics 2016 for Saba. In summary: Traffic accidents increased significantly; Total number of violent crimes remained virtually unchanged: only one “Atrako” was observed. The number of property related crimes increased, in particular the number of domestic and commercial

Bubbas Bottles Saba’s very own wine room

Source: Saba News | Bubbas Bottles Saba’s very own wine room Recently, Chez Bubba restaurant proudly announced the opening of Bubbas Bottles, a wine room with exceptional specialty wines from the greatest vineyards across the globe. The wine room opened with a private showing on Saturday, February 11, with live tapas and wine flowing alongside

Share of solar power on the rise in Statia, Saba

Source: Saba News | Share of solar power on the rise in Statia, Saba St. Eustatius and Saba are well on their way to become islands with the highest percentage of sustainable generated electricity in the world. The solar power trajectory is progressing steadily with wind and geothermal energy being a future perspective. The first

“Saba Through Your Lens” Photo Competition

Source: Saba News | “Saba Through Your Lens” Photo Competition During the last months of 2016, the Saba Tourist Bureau held its first “Saba Through Your Lens” Facebook photo competition, which was open internationally. The competition consisted of 10 categories, which were: Nature, Underwater, Cuisine & Cocktails, Attractions, Culture & Heritage, Architecture, Sights to See,

No toxins found in fire on Saba landfill

Source: Saba News | No toxins found in fire on Saba landfill Emergency services were still busy controlling the fire at the sanitary landfill at Fort Bay on Thursday, which caused a huge amount of smoke on Tuesday. During the fire heavy smoke dispersed and spread to St. John’s and The Bottom. Residents of both

RCN starts information campaign for March 15 Second Chamber Elections

Source: Saba News | RCN starts information campaign for March 15 Second Chamber Elections On Thursday February 16th, Rijksdienst Caribisch Nederland (RCN) launches an information campaign about the Second Chamber elections that will take place on March 15th on Bonaire, Saba and St. Eustatius. The campaign will run for four weeks. Its central theme is

Statia wants to look into alternatives for ZVK

Source: Saba News | Statia wants to look into alternatives for ZVK The Island Council of St. Eustatius has instructed the Executive Council to investigate the functioning of Health Insurance Office ZVK. In an adopted motion the Island Council called for an investigation into the provision of healthcare insurance for residents of St. Eustatius. The

Big fire at the dump: The Bottom full of smoke

Source: Saba News | Big fire at the dump: The Bottom full of smoke On Monday morning a big fire started again at the dump. Thick smoke is filling the valley of The Bottom.     The post Big fire at the dump: The Bottom full of smoke appeared first on Saba News.

Middle Island Trail is now open again

Source: Saba News | Middle Island Trail is now open again Thanks to a great group of SUSOM students, the Middle Island Trail is open again from the beginning of February. The Middle Island trail is a heritage trail, with many cool features including remains of an old open cistern, impressive farm stonewalls, a cavern,

Saba Government announces 3 vacancies

Source: Saba News | Saba Government announces 3 vacancies At the Department of Public Works & Sanitation there is a vacancy to be filled as a Maintenance Worker. The Public Entity of Saba in search of a hands-on Human Resource Manager, who along with colleagues, will implement policy and initiate development. With the management of the organization,

Vote for “Saba, most scenic airport landing”

Source: Saba News | Vote for “Saba, most scenic airport landing” Saba has been nominated for “PrivateFly’s – Most Scenic Airport Landings” Last year Saba’s airport was placed 5th in PrivateFly’s “Most Scenic Airport Landings” poll; We’ve been nominated AGAIN and need your vote to WIN! Please VOTE so that our Juancho E. Yrausquin Airport gets the recognition it truly deserves!  

Theft at the Upper Mountain Road

Source: Saba News | Theft at the Upper Mountain Road On Sunday, February 12th a theft in a home on the Upper Mountain Road was reported. Here, among other items, a ladies watch of the Michael Kors brand, clothing and cash were taken. The theft took place between Friday, February 10th  around 9 PM and

Government Information Newsletter – February 2017

Source: Saba News | Government Information Newsletter – February 2017 Please wait for the newsletter to be downloaded. The post Government Information Newsletter – February 2017 appeared first on Saba News.

Bouman claims high expenses for islands police force advice

Source: Saba News | Bouman claims high expenses for islands police force advice Former Dutch National Police Chief Gerard Bouman submitted more than 23,000 euros in declarations for air travel, lodging and local transportation as part of an advisory job at the Caribbean Netherlands Police Force KPCN in 2016. These expenses were extra to his

Predictive archaeological map of Saba available for download.

Source: Saba News | Predictive archaeological map of Saba available for download. Maaike De Waal and other archaeologist have published a book ‘Managing Our Past Into The Future – Archaeological Heritage Management in the Dutch Caribbean‘. A chapter of this book describes the creation of predictive map of potentially valuable archaeological sites. This  fits well in the system of

Elections 2017: Koos Sneek, CDA candidate #49, visits Saba, February 9-12

Source: Saba News | Elections 2017: Koos Sneek, CDA candidate #49, visits Saba, February 9-12 2017 elections Second Chamber Koos Sneek is CDA candidate #49. He is visiting Saba on February 9-12 The post Elections 2017: Koos Sneek, CDA candidate #49, visits Saba, February 9-12 appeared first on Saba News.

Saba nominated as top scenic landing

Source: Saba News | Saba nominated as top scenic landing Saba’s Juancho Yrausquin Airport has been nominated on this year’s shortlist of the Most Scenic Airport Landings poll of the PrivateFly.com booking website for private jets. Commissioner of Tourism Bruce Zagers encouraged everyone to vote. Annually, PrivateFly.com, a United Kingdom (UK) based global booking service

SHS pupils protesting

Source: Saba News | SHS pupils protesting The grade four class of Sacred Heart School on Saba has been learning all about different rights. They had a lot of questions about current social issues, including many of the protests currently being held in the United States. The children wanted to have their own little protest

Two men arrested for Opium Law violation

Source: Saba News | Two men arrested for Opium Law violation Two men were arrested on Saba over the weekend for violation of the Opium Law BES, the Prosecutor’s Office reported Thursday. A man with the initials M.M., who was born in the Dominican Republic, had about 50 grams of cocaine and crack in his

Deadline for payment of Saba vehicle road tax at March 15

Source: Saba News | Deadline for payment of Saba vehicle road tax at March 15 The Island Receiver of the Public Entity Saba made known that the deadline for payment of the 2017 vehicle road tax has been set for March 15. All vehicle owners can purchase control stickers at the Island Receiver’s Office starting

Excess feral cats continue to endanger Saba’s tropicbird

Source: Saba News | Excess feral cats continue to endanger Saba’s tropicbird Continuation of the monitoring of the nests of the redbilled tropicbird in Saba and the removal of feral cats is of vital importance to prevent future extinction. Despite these recommendations by scientists, not enough is currently being done to protect the local breeding

BES fixed services lag behind mobile

Source: Saba News | BES fixed services lag behind mobile SEO Amsterdam Economics at the request of the Dutch Ministry of Economics conducted a study on the telecom and TV market in Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba (BES). The three islands have the status of special overseas municipalities known as the Caribbean Netherlands and fall

Increases in social support fall short of reality on Saba

Source: Saba News | Increases in social support fall short of reality on Saba Responding to the announced increases in social support for residents of Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba, Commissioner of Social Affairs Rolando Wilson said the increase would still not be enough for those residents on Saba who are most in need. From

Students, employers meet up to discuss job opportunities

Source: Saba News | Students, employers meet up to discuss job opportunities Some sixtyfive students and young professionals of Aruba, Curaçao, St. Maarten, Bonaire and Saba attended the “Connecting back home” event in The Hague on Saturday to meet up with employers and organisations from the islands. The successful and inspiring event was organised by

No fewer than 28 parties contesting general election

Source: Saba News | No fewer than 28 parties contesting general election In total 28 parties have made the final cut and will appear on the ballot box for the March 15 general election, the Electoral Council said. Three among the shortlist of 31 political parties failed to come up with the required 11,250-euro deposit,

Charter service for ZVK clients

Source: Saba News | Charter service for ZVK clients Policyholders of the BES (Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba) Sickness Cost Insurance Office ZVK who are referred abroad for medical and/ or super specialist care as of now will be transported with special charter flights from Bonaire to Curaçao and Aruba. The flights will be provided

Traffic control on the Lambert Hassellroad on Saba 

Source: Saba News | Traffic control on the Lambert Hassellroad on Saba  On Monday, January 30th a traffic control  was held in the morning hours on the Lambert Hassell Road. A total of 68 motorized vehicles were checked, of which 56 family cars, 9 trucks and 3 motorcycles. There were 17 fines issued for, among

Tax Office opens RBC bank account

Source: Saba News | Tax Office opens RBC bank account Personal payments to the Caribbean Netherlands Tax Office (Belastingdienst Caribisch Nederland) on Saba have now become possible at RBC Royal Bank. In anticipation of the proposed closure of the Windward Islands Bank’s branch on Saba, the Tax Offi ce has opened a bank account at

Saba Hell’s Gate Triathlon 2017 was a great success

Source: Saba News | Saba Hell’s Gate Triathlon 2017 was a great success On Saturday January 28th 2017 the 10th edition was held of the Saba triathlon ‘where even the swim is uphill’. The overall winner of the triathlon was Gregory Pigeon, who won out of 60 participants from St. Maarten, St. Martin, St. Eustatius,

Weekly Diabetic Clinic at Saba Medical Centre

Source: Saba News | Weekly Diabetic Clinic at Saba Medical Centre Saba Health Care Foundation (SHCF) proudly introduced one of its visiting specialists, Nurse Suzette De Cuba. Together with SHCF healthcare professionals, she will open the Weekly Diabetic Clinic at A.M. Edwards Medical Centre. The first Diabetic Clinic was held in September 2016 under the

Dr. Emiko Bird-Lake is Saba’s new cardiologist

Source: Saba News | Dr. Emiko Bird-Lake is Saba’s new cardiologist Dr. Emiko Bird-Lake is Saba Health Care Founda- lease issued Monday. tion’s (SHCF’s) new visiting cardiologist. As of January 24, patients have been able to make use of her services at SHCF. Dr. Bird will be visiting monthly at A.M. Edwards Medical Center and

WIB Branch Saba closes January 31st – ATM remains open

Source: Saba News | WIB Branch Saba closes January 31st – ATM remains open The Windward Islands Bank will close its Saba Branch effective January 31st, but the ATM services remain. Kindly note that the following products and services will be maintained either directly or administered through WIB Bank branches in St. Maarten and St.

Saturday January 28th: Saba Hell’s Gate Triathlon 2017

Source: Saba News | Saturday January 28th: Saba Hell’s Gate Triathlon 2017 Saba will be hosting its 10th edition of one of the toughest short triathlons on Saturday January 28th 2017. This year 60 participants have registered for the triathlon from Saba, St. Maarten, St. Martin, St. Eustatius, USA, Canada and the Netherlands. During the

Vacancy for Agricultural worker at Saba Agriculture Department

Source: Saba News | Vacancy for Agricultural worker at Saba Agriculture Department The Executive Council of the Public Entity Saba would like to inform the public of the following: At the Agriculture Department there is a vacancy to be filled as Agricultural worker Job scope: The Agricultural worker will be working along with the Agricultural Supervisor

First commercial helicopter on Saba

Source: Saba News | First commercial helicopter on Saba Corail Helicopteres Caribbean had the honour of being the first commercial helicopter to land in Saba last Friday since the green light had been given by the Dutch Government a little over a week ago. Airport Manager Maegan Hassell, Acting Airport Chief Marcel Peterson and Island

Traffic limitations due to annual Triathlon on January 28

Source: Saba News | Traffic limitations due to annual Triathlon on January 28 The Executive Council of the Public Entity Saba hereby informs the public of the following: On Saturday January 28t 2017 Saba hosts its annual triathlon. We ask of your cooperation to limit traffic at: • Fort Bay Road: 8:15- 9:15 am • The

Car-Tax needs to be paid before March 15

Source: Saba News | Car-Tax needs to be paid before March 15 Message from the Island Receiver The lsland Receiver hereby makes known that, starting January 3rd, 2017, all vehicle-owners can purchase their control sticker at The Receiver’s Office from: 8:00am – 11:30 am 1:15 pm – 4:00 pm PRICES CAR-TAX INCLUDING STICKERS ARE AS FOLLOWS: Per

Arjen Lubach: “America First, The Netherlands Second”

Source: Saba News | Arjen Lubach: “America First, The Netherlands Second” Dutch TV presenter Arjen Lubach presents The Netherlands to Donald Trump. (English subtitles) The post Arjen Lubach: “America First, The Netherlands Second” appeared first on Saba News.

Animal Registration Fee 2017 is due

Source: Saba News | Animal Registration Fee 2017 is due The Executive Council of the Public Entity Saba hereby informs the public of the following: Based on the island Ordinance Identification and Registration of Livestock and Pets  2004, all animal owners are required to pay an annual identification and registration fee. The Executive Council has mandated the collection of

Source: Saba News | VACANCY DIRECTOR Saba Reach Foundation (Fulltime from April 1st, 2017) A proactive, analytical, results-oriented, and charismatic leader able to manage a dynamic organization in Saba’s social sector. Saba Reach Foundation (SRF) is a non-profit organization which serves to facilitate sustainable employment and participation opportunities for (young) adult residents of Saba…

Work conference on social security

Source: Saba News | Work conference on social security The Work Conference “Social Security Bonaire” took place on the island earlier this week, with representatives of the Public Entity and the Dutch Government as well as stakeholders in attendance. This gathering was termed “very constructive,” whereby it was agreed that a social- economic agenda will

Opening of New Classroom for Laura Linzey Day Care Center Saba

Source: Saba News | Opening of New Classroom for Laura Linzey Day Care Center Saba On Monday, January 16th 2017, the official opening of the new classroom for the Laura Linzey Day Care Center on Saba, occurred. In attendance of the opening was Governor Jonathan Johnson, Commissioner of Youth Affairs Rolando Wilson, Island Secretary Tim

Harbour master plan Saba to be drafted

Source: Saba News | Harbour master plan Saba to be drafted A master plan for the Saba harbour will be drafted this year, a plan that includes short-, medium- and long-term goals to comply with a growing demand and to improve the general facility. Saba Commissioner Bruce Zagers in charge of infrastructure and tourism stated

CBS: Inflation rate Caribbean Netherlands still low

Source: Saba News | CBS: Inflation rate Caribbean Netherlands still low Statistics Netherlands (CBS) reports inflation rates remained low on the three islands of the Caribbean Netherlands over Q4 2016, based on the consumer price index (CPI). Inflation on Bonaire, St Eustatius and Saba has hovered around 0 percent for nearly two consecutive years. Inflation

Murder suspect taken into custody

Source: Saba News | Murder suspect taken into custody The suspect from Bosnia, who was extradited by the authorities in the United States as a suspect in the socalled “Hector” investigation on Sunday has been questioned by a Judge of Instruction on Bonaire. S.C. (31) has been taken into custody pending the investigations in the

AOV improvement: everyone who has an AOV pension and is married to a younger partner may be entitled to a supplement

Source: Saba News | AOV improvement: everyone who has an AOV pension and is married to a younger partner may be entitled to a supplement Legislative amendments regulates AOV- partner supplement On January 1st 2017 several legislative amendments were implemented for the AOV [Wet Algemene Ouderdomsverzekering; General Retirement Insurance Act) partner supplement. This means that

Volcanologist and Seismologists of KNMI will visit Saba

Source: Saba News | Volcanologist and Seismologists of KNMI will visit Saba At the end of January, a group of the Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute KNMI, consisting of a volcanologist and seismologists, will visit Saba. For years, seismological meters have been stationed on Saba. Currently, there are four so called seismometers on Saba, which send

Increased exposure for destination Saba

Source: Saba News | Increased exposure for destination Saba Destination Saba is in the spotlight. Saba Commissioner of Tourism Bruce Zagers is optimistic. The Dutch Holiday Fair (“Vakantiebeurs”) in Utrecht went very well and the exposure to attract more visitors from the region and North America continues to grow. “In general, Saba is getting considerable

Go-ahead for Saba helicopter flights

Source: Saba News | Go-ahead for Saba helicopter flights The Saba Government has received the green light for commercial helicopter landings, Saba Commissioner in charge of aviation and infrastructure affairs Bruce Zagers said on Monday. Zagers had a good meeting with representatives of the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Environment I&M and the Dutch Inspectorate

Invitation to public meeting of Central Committee, January 23

Source: Saba News | Invitation to public meeting of Central Committee, January 23 Public Notice The Central Committee of the Public Entity Saba will meet on Monday January 23rd, 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

Senad Cejvan a suspect in Hector case extradited to BES island

Source: Saba News | Senad Cejvan a suspect in Hector case extradited to BES island A suspect has been extradited today, January 15th 2017 from the United States in the investigation called “Hector”. This is the investigation being conducted after the death of a student on Saba in April 2015. On Sunday, January 15th, 2017

Carlyle Tearr elected new Commerce Chamber Chair

Source: Saba News | Carlyle Tearr elected new Commerce Chamber Chair Former Commissioner of St. Eustatius Carlyle Tearr has been appointed new Chairman of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of St. Eustatius and Saba. Following the election held on December 13, 2016, the Board members of the Chamber of Commerce held its first meeting

Victim Compensation Fund expanded to public entities

Source: Saba News | Victim Compensation Fund expanded to public entities Victims of violent crimes in Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba will be able to get a compensation from the Dutch Criminal Injuries Compensation Fund (Schadefonds Geweldsmisdrijven) by mid-2018. Dutch Minister of Security and Justice Ard van der Steur announced this on Thursday during his

Improving the position of victims in the Caribbean Netherlands

Source: Saba News | Improving the position of victims in the Caribbean Netherlands Survivors or victims of violence in the Caribbean Netherlands will be able to claim compensation from the Schadefonds Geweldsmisdrijven (Criminal Injuries Compensation Fund) in the future. The Minister of Security and Justice, Van der Steur, announced this today during his working visit

Support for special care provision public entities

Source: Saba News | Support for special care provision public entities The Dutch Parliament delegation that took part in the Caribbean Netherlands summit in Bonaire on Monday is supportive of setting up a special provision for persons in Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba who require special assistance. The Netherlands has such an arrangement called the

Queen’s Gardens Restaurant is running in USA Today’s “Best Caribbean Restaurant” Competition

Source: Saba News | Queen’s Gardens Restaurant is running in USA Today’s “Best Caribbean Restaurant” Competition Queen’s Gardens Restaurant, located in Troy Hill on Saba, has been nominated for USA Today’s “Best Restaurant in the Caribbean” competition. The competition will last for the month of January, with the last voting day being January 30th when

Windward Islands once more unite forces at Holiday Fair

Source: Saba News | Windward Islands once more unite forces at Holiday Fair For the second time in a row St. Maarten, St. Eustatius and Saba are uniting forces at the annual Holiday Fair (“Vakantiebeurs”) in Utrecht this entire week. With a combined, large booth, the three Windward Islands aim to get more attention of

Get to Know the new Chief of Police KPCN: Jose Rosales

Source: Saba News | Get to Know the new Chief of Police KPCN: Jose Rosales Thursday January 12 is the official installation of José Rosales as Chief of the Police Force Caribbean Netherlands (Korps Politie Caribisch Nederland). To get to know him better, a video production has been produced about the person and professional José

Poverty discussed at Bonaire summit, in absence of Statia

Source: Saba News | Poverty discussed at Bonaire summit, in absence of Statia The Caribbean Netherlands summit on poverty in Bonaire on Monday took place with the delegations of the Netherlands, Bonaire and Saba. Saba Commissioners Bruce Zagers and Rolando Wilson were absent with good reason with the island well represented by Island Secretary Tim

Saba represented on Vakantiebeurs in Utrecht, The Netherlands

Source: Saba News | Saba represented on Vakantiebeurs in Utrecht, The Netherlands Commissioner of Tourism Mr. Bruce Zagers and Director of Tourism Mr. Glenn Holm will be representing Saba at the Vakantiebeurs, which is located in Utrecht, The Netherlands and is the largest annual travel fair in the Netherlands. The show will occur from January

St. Maarten implements automated border control with eGates

Source: Saba News | St. Maarten implements automated border control with eGates Princess Juliana International Airport SXM and the Police Force of Sint Maarten (KPSM) have successfully implemented an automated border control (ABC) clearance e-Gates solution at the Immigration zone of the Airport. The system was installed early this year.   In fulfillment of the organisations’public/private partnership, the introduction of e-Gates is just one

Free Health Insurance Guaranteed for Students of Bonaire, Saba, St. Eustatius Studying in the Netherlands

Source: Saba News | Free Health Insurance Guaranteed for Students of Bonaire, Saba, St. Eustatius Studying in the Netherlands  At the request of RCN Student grants, a service agreement is signed between the head of the health service office and the director of NNAM BV (Noord-Nederlandse Assurantiemakelaars BV). The slogan is ‘your health costs… our care!!’

Travel schedule Notary Mingo in January- July 2017

Source: Saba News | Travel schedule Notary Mingo in January- July 2017 Notary Mingo will be visiting Saba on February 3rd, 2017 February 17th, 2017 March 3rd, 2017 March 17th, 2017 April 7th, 2017 April 21st, 2017 May 4th, 2017 May 19th, 2017 June 1st, 2017 June 16th, 2017 July 7th, 2017 (ONLY) For the

Orange Grove on Saba

Source: Saba News | Orange Grove on Saba Before heading back to the Netherlands, Orange Grove will be giving one last show in the Dutch Caribbean on Saba on Sunday, January 8. The band’s very first performance on the “Unspoiled Queen” will be taking place at Tropics Café in Windwardside, starting at 4:00pm. Saba’s DJ

Heritage organisation Heemschut asked the Island Government for better protection of Saba’s heritage

Source: Saba News | Heritage organisation Heemschut asked the Island Government for better protection of Saba’s heritage The Dutch heritage organisation Heemschut has asked the Island Government  to look into ways to better protect heritage and to integrate heritage more in other policy fields. They suggest that Bonaire en Sint-Eustatius could be an example for Saba for

Long Haul Grill

Source: Saba News | Long Haul Grill Cuisine:  Multi-Cuisine Specialties:   Serves breakfast, lunch, coffee and drinks Services: Takes Reservations   Walk-Ins Welcome   Good For Groups   Good For Kids   Take Out   Catering   Waiter Service   Outdoor Seating   Call +599 416 2013 Facebook: www.facebook.com/pg/LongHaulGrillSaba The post Long Haul Grill appeared first on

Hiking Saba’s nature trails

Source: Saba News | Hiking Saba’s nature trails Interactive map to Saba’s hiking trails Saba’s hiking Trails offer a nice view of Saba’s flora and unique beauty. Some pass old ruins, some delve into caves, some go around the uninhabited side of the island, some go through the rain forest, and all offer something different.

Mount Scenery and its cloud forest

Source: Saba News | Mount Scenery and its cloud forest A 45 min. guided hike to the top of Mt. Scenery A 45 min. guided hike to the top of Mt. Scenery, a pristine cloud forest on the exotic Leeward Island of Saba. Follow biologist Tom van ‘t Hof and trail manager James Johnson to

Saba Bank

Source: Saba News | Saba Bank Saba Bank The Saba Bank is a National Park, situated only 5 kilometres (3 miles) off the coast of Saba. It is a large offshore submerged atoll, the third largest of its kind in the world, and it is spectacularly rich in biodiversity. The total area of the actual Bank

DCNA Birding Trail Guide Training with Dr. Adrian Delnevo

Source: Saba News | DCNA Birding Trail Guide Training with Dr. Adrian Delnevo EmailFrom the 14th to 19th of November 2016, the Saba Conservation Foundation (SCF) hosted bird expert Dr. Adrian Delnevo to lead a bird identification training. Bird watching has become a multi-billion dollar industry in the Caribbean alone, from which the SCF hopes

Saba Represented at NOAA’s Caribbean Coral Restoration Workshop

Source: Saba News | Saba Represented at NOAA’s Caribbean Coral Restoration Workshop EmailCoral reefs are home to more than 1 million species on this earth. They are some of the oldest and most diverse ecosystems on the planet. Reefs are also extremely important for the economy; they protect shorelines from waves and storms that cause

Saba’s Firework Display December 28th 7 pm at Cove Bay

Source: Saba News | Saba’s Firework Display December 28th 7 pm at Cove Bay On Wednesday, December 28th 2016, the annual Saba firework display will occur at 7pm on the Cove Bay. This date was chosen as there are many festivities occurring closer to the new year and the Public Entity wishes to make it possible

LIAT passengers stranded at St. Maarten for days now

Source: Saba News | LIAT passengers stranded at St. Maarten for days now Scores of passengers traveling to the various Caribbean islands from St. Maarten are stranded at St. Maarten for the past four days and there is no LIAT agent such as a supervisor on duty to provide passengers accurate information. One passenger Tamara Gumbs