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March 15, 2019

Saba

Saba welcomes new Big B ferry service

Source: Saba News The new ferry service between St. Maarten and Saba with Big B, a 230 passengers 130 feet vessel owned by Bobby Velasquez, was inaugurated on… Link: Saba welcomes new Big B ferry service

Seventh-Day Adventists in Saba give 33 bicycles

Source: Saba News Members of the Mount Scenery Seventh-Day Adventist (SDA) Church served some 33 Saban youngsters with bicy­cles on Sunday. This project was made possible through one… Link: Seventh-Day Adventists in Saba give 33 bicycles

Özütok asks why ZVK didn’t involve Saba government

Source: Saba News Mem­ber of the Second Cham­ber of the Dutch Parlia­ment Nevin Özütok of the green left party GroenLinks wants to know why the Caribbe­an Netherlands Health… Link: Özütok asks why ZVK didn’t involve Saba government

Road works in progress in Saba

Source: Saba News Today, Tuesday, March 12, HES Construction will commence the construction of a stone wall at the hotel-construction site at Lambert Hassell Road. To ensure the… Link: Road works in progress in Saba

Saba Bulletin – March 2019

Source: Saba News The post Saba Bulletin – March 2019 appeared first on Saba News. Link: Saba Bulletin – March 2019

SLP manifesto 2019

Source: Saba News Principles of Saba Labour Party The Saba Labour Party’s loyalty is with the people of Saba. The SLP believes that the interests of the people… Link: SLP manifesto 2019

Generator stolen from Fire Brigade building

Source: Saba News Police report of Friday, March 8th until Monday, March 11th 2019 On Friday, March 8th, a burglary was reported in the fire brigade building in… Link: Generator stolen from Fire Brigade building

Chamber of Commerce aims for direct Colombia airlift

Source: Saba News The Chamber of Commerce of St. Eustatius and Saba wants to actively assist in setting up a direct airline service between Colombia and St. Eustatius,… Link: Chamber of Commerce aims for direct Colombia airlift

First Legal Desk opening a success

Source: Saba News The first Legal Desk opening in Windwardside on February 23rd was a success with a good turnout of eight people. Nathalie Tackling, a legal professional… Link: First Legal Desk opening a success

Margaret Child from Day Care on pension

Source: Saba News On Thursday, March 7, the Public Entity Saba bade farewell to Margaret Child as she began her well-deserved retirement. Margaret served as Day Care Manager… Link: Margaret Child from Day Care on pension

WIPM Party Program 2019-2023

Source: Saba News 2019 marks the 49th year that the Windward Islands People’s Movement has been continuously serving the island and people of Saba. For almost half a… Link: WIPM Party Program 2019-2023

Progress on sustainability in government

Source: Saba News The Public Entity Saba is progressing in the area of sustainability within the government organization, but there are still areas with room for improvement. Tom… Link: Progress on sustainability in government

Saba promoted at Heineken Regatta

Source: Saba News A small delegation from the Public Entity Saba attended the 39th annual Heineken Regatta in St. Maarten last week to promote Saba as a tourist… Link: Saba promoted at Heineken Regatta

Implementation ZVK charter flights Saba – St. Maarten

Source: Saba News The decision to start with charter flights directly from Saba to St. Maarten vise versa as of March 4th stems from grievances filed by both… Link: Implementation ZVK charter flights Saba – St. Maarten

Subsidies for flights in Dutch Caribbean

Source: Saba News Subsidised flights between the islands seems the only way to guarantee reliable air transport within the Dutch Caribbean. This can be deduced from a report… Link: Subsidies for flights in Dutch Caribbean

ZVK streamlines transport arrangements for patients to save costs

Source: Saba News The Public Entity Saba laments the fact that it has not been informed beforehand about two important decisions of the Caribbean Netherlands Health Insurance Office… Link: ZVK streamlines transport arrangements for patients to save costs

Falling rocks issue has the attention of government

Source: Saba News The issue of falling rocks as a result of erosion, in particular the Fort Bay Road, has the attention of Commissioner of Public Works and… Link: Falling rocks issue has the attention of government

Alarming report about Saba’s, Statia’s nature

Source: Saba News Wa­geningen University in the Neth­erlands recently published an alarming report on the threat­ened natural resources in Bo­naire, Saba and St. Eustatius. Dutch Caribbean Nature Alli­ance… Link: Alarming report about Saba’s, Statia’s nature

CBS: Labor market situation in the Caribbean Netherlands

Source: Saba News   This report in the CBS series Statistische Trends presents the labour market situation for the inhabitants of Aruba, Bonaire, Curaçao, Saba, St Eustatius and… Link: CBS: Labor market situation in the Caribbean Netherlands

Saba artists to Curaçao Plein Air Festival

Source: Saba News Three artists from Saba will be travelling to Curaçao this month to participate at the Plein Air Festival 2019, with the financial support of the… Link: Saba artists to Curaçao Plein Air Festival

Maintenance window Satel: Febr. 28: 0-5 am

Source: Saba News The post Maintenance window Satel: Febr. 28: 0-5 am appeared first on Saba News. Link: Maintenance window Satel: Febr. 28: 0-5 am

International Women’s Day is March 8

Source: Saba News “Right now is a great and important time in history to do everything possible to help forge a more gender-balanced world. Women have come a… Link: International Women’s Day is March 8

Saba Electric Company goes 100 percent solar

Source: Saba News In a historic moment for Saba Electric Company (SEC) and Saba itself, on Wednesday the entire island was for the first time powered completely by… Link: Saba Electric Company goes 100 percent solar

2018: 12 percent more aircraft movements on Saba

Source: Saba News Juancho E. Yrausquin Airport on Saba is the smallest airport of the Caribbean Netherlands. The total number of flights here rose by nearly 12 percent.… Link: 2018: 12 percent more aircraft movements on Saba

Think Tank Young Green Caribbeans

Source: Saba News A think tank consisting of young professionals originally from one of the six islands is advising the Dutch Ministry of Agriculture, Nature, and Food Quality… Link: Think Tank Young Green Caribbeans

2018 trade deficit on Saba Saba largest since 2015

Source: Saba News In 2018, the trade deficits of Saba and Bonaire rose while the deficit of St Eustatius declined. Statistics Netherlands (CBS) reports this based on newly… Link: 2018 trade deficit on Saba Saba largest since 2015

Theo Heyliger arrested in corruption case this morning

Source: Saba News The Dutch Newspaper NRC reports that United Democrats leader and  St. Maarten Member of Parliament Theodore Heyliger (48) was arrested by the Anti-corruption Taskforce (TBO)… Link: Theo Heyliger arrested in corruption case this morning

Statia airport failed to request permit in time

Source: Saba News The medical evacuation helicopter that services St. Eustatius and Saba was hampered in its night-time emergency operations late January because Statia’s F.D. Roosevelt Airport did… Link: Statia airport failed to request permit in time

PCN representative visits Saba on February 25-26

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 February 25-26, 2019 to… Link: PCN representative visits Saba on February 25-26

Health Dept. personnel of Saba and Bonaire on Statia for training

Source: Saba News Vector controllers from the Saba and Bonaire health depart­ments are on St. Eusta­tius this week for training together with colleagues from the local health de­partment.… Link: Health Dept. personnel of Saba and Bonaire on Statia for training

Three-quarters of Caribbean Dutch feel healthy

Source: Saba News On all three islands of the Caribbean Netherlands – Bonaire, St Eustatius and Saba – approximately three-quarters of the population aged 15 years and over… Link: Three-quarters of Caribbean Dutch feel healthy

Caribbean Netherlands receives a new Wetboek van Strafvordering

Source: Saba News Caribbean Netherlands receives a new Wetboek van Strafvordering. This is what Minister Ferd Grapperhaus of Justice and Security announces in the context of the deliberations… Link: Caribbean Netherlands receives a new Wetboek van Strafvordering

‘Dutch as Foreign-Language’ didactic promises better results

Source: Saba News On the 6th and 7th of February a network conference ‘Dutch as a foreign language’ took place on Curaçao. Nederlandse Taalunie organised this event, together… Link: ‘Dutch as Foreign-Language’ didactic promises better results

The SCS Social Committee thanks sponsors Xmas party

Source: Saba News On behalf of all the staff at the Saba Comprehensive School, the Social Committee would like to express our sincerest gratitude to the following organizations… Link: The SCS Social Committee thanks sponsors Xmas party

Saba Comprehensive bans mobile devices

Source: Saba News All mobile devices will be banned from Saba Comprehensive School as of Tuesday, February 12. This ban covers having mobile devices during transportation to and… Link: Saba Comprehensive bans mobile devices

Central Voting Bureau ascertains candidates lists

Source: Saba News The Central Voting Bureau came together in a public meeting on Friday, February 8 to ascertain (“vaststellen”) the lists that were submitted on Nomination Day,… Link: Central Voting Bureau ascertains candidates lists

Queen Wilhelmina Library is revamping and modernizing

Source: Saba News The Queen Wilhelmina Library has initiated a project to revamp and modernize its facilities. The project is financed by the Public Entity Saba. Under the… Link: Queen Wilhelmina Library is revamping and modernizing

Legal Desk on Saba kicks off February 23

Source: Saba News The Legal Desk will open its doors on Saba for the first time on February 23, 2019. Nathalie Tackling, a legal professional from St. Maarten,… Link: Legal Desk on Saba kicks off February 23

New plans for marina at Fort Bay Harbor

Source: Saba News US-based company Applied Technology and Management (ATM) has been asked to draft a plan that will enhance the amenities and facilities at the new Fort… Link: New plans for marina at Fort Bay Harbor

Legal Desk kicks off February 23

Source: Saba News The Legal Desk will open its doors on Saba for the first time on February 23, 2019. Nathalie Tackling, a legal professional from St. Maarten,… Link: Legal Desk kicks off February 23

Island Council Elections 2019

Source: Saba News On March 20th, the Island Council Elections take place. Here you will find more information that you will need in order to cast your vote.… Link: Island Council Elections 2019

Delegation Rijkswaterstaat visited Fort Bay Harbor

Source: Saba News A delegation of the Sea and Delta Department of “Rijkswaterstaat,” part of the Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management (I&W), visited Saba on Wednesday, February… Link: Delegation Rijkswaterstaat visited Fort Bay Harbor

WIPM aims for stability

Source: Saba News The Windward Islands People Movement (WI PM) puts stability and continuation of the present course central in the bid for the favors of the voters in… Link: WIPM aims for stability

Two parties submit list on Nomination Day, one blanc list

Source: Saba News Island Governor Jonathan Johnson, in his capacity as Chairman of the Main and Central Voting Bureau, on Nomination Day Monday February 4 received the candidate… Link: Two parties submit list on Nomination Day, one blanc list

Saba gears up for elections

Source: Saba News ~Monday is Nomination Day~ Monday February 4 is Nomination Day on Saba where the parties will submit their list of candidates at the central polling… Link: Saba gears up for elections

New air burner in place

Source: Saba News The new, modern air burner of Ragnar Original Innovation (ROI), the Envirosaver 350, arrived on Saba on Thursday, January 31. Transport to the landfill and… Link: New air burner in place

Data Protection Day focused on social media

Source: Saba News January 28 is the International Data Protection Day. This year the focus was on social media. Because virtually everyone uses social media, the BES Personal… Link: Data Protection Day focused on social media

Social Work in progress

Source: Saba News The Public Entity Saba is investing in the Community Development Department. The opening of the office last summer was a next step for Saba in… Link: Social Work in progress

Fort Bay Harbor project is getting shape

Source: Saba News The Fort Bay harbor project is proceeding steadily. On Wednesday, January 30, a meeting took place of the harbor advisory committee, the executive project board… Link: Fort Bay Harbor project is getting shape

Özütok seeks clarity on medivac helicopter woes

Source: Saba News Member of the Second Chamber of the Dutch Parliament Nevin Özütok of the green left party GroenLinks wants to know what exactly is going on… Link: Özütok seeks clarity on medivac helicopter woes

Behavioral change experts visit Saba

Source: Saba News Three behavioral change experts from the Netherlands visited Saba last week to exchange views in a workshop with a group of civil servants on how… Link: Behavioral change experts visit Saba

Medivac helicopter is stationed in Saba at night

Source: Saba News Franklin Delano Roosevelt Airport in St. Eustatius has not been in possession of a night-time flight permit for more than a year now. Government has… Link: Medivac helicopter is stationed in Saba at night

Lions District Governor pays visit to Saba

Source: Saba News Sub-district 60B Governor 2018-2019 Lion Leslie Ephraim PMJF from Antigua & Barbuda visited Saba on Wednesday for an audit meeting of Saba Li­ons Club. Ephraim… Link: Lions District Governor pays visit to Saba

BES Air ready to fly, but runs into bureaucracy

Source: Saba News The Dutch aviation company BES Air – together with the German company Air Alliance as partner – is ready to connect Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and… Link: BES Air ready to fly, but runs into bureaucracy

Placing of all solar panels completed

Source: Saba News The placing of all 2,960 solar panels on the frames of Saba Electric Company’s (SEC) second solar park was completed this week. Phase 2 should… Link: Placing of all solar panels completed

National Ombudsman: Saba is a real special place

Source: Saba News The Ombudsmen of the Kingdom met on Saba this week. “It was our turn to organize the yearly gathering. We chose Saba and everyone is… Link: National Ombudsman: Saba is a real special place

End of post-Irma consumer price increase on Saba

Source: Saba News In Q4 2018, consumer prices on Saba were back at the level of one year previously. In the preceding quarter, consumers on Saba paid 4.4… Link: End of post-Irma consumer price increase on Saba

Saba Lace room opened

Source: Saba News Saba now has a special room dedicated to its traditional craft: Saba Lace. The opening of the Saba Lace room in Windwardside is a most… Link: Saba Lace room opened

Changes in BES Healthcare Insurance claims as of January 1st, 2019

Source: Saba News The BES Healthcare Insurance Office (Zorgverzekeringskantoor BES, hereinafter ZVK) announces that several elements of the BES Healthcare Insurance Claims Regulation (Regeling Aanspraken Zorgverzekering BES) have… Link: Changes in BES Healthcare Insurance claims as of January 1st, 2019

De Graaf praises well-kept Saba, self-reliant people

Source: Saba News ~Says Council of State has role of ‘honest broker’~ Vice-President of the Council of State Thom de Graaf visited Saba on Sunday, January 20 and… Link: De Graaf praises well-kept Saba, self-reliant people

Wesleyan Holiness Church celebrates centennial

Source: Saba News The Wesleyan Holiness Church celebrated its centennial anniversary with a special service on Sunday, January 21. During the service, which counted on the presence of… Link: Wesleyan Holiness Church celebrates centennial

Record number participants in 2019 Hell’s Gate triathlon

Source: Saba News With a record number of participants, some 70 in total, another successful edition of the Hell’s Gate Triathlon took place on Saba on Saturday January… Link: Record number participants in 2019 Hell’s Gate triathlon

Possibility of extra supplement for recipients of AOV-pension

Source: Saba News The RCN-Unit of Social Affairs and Employment (SZW) has introduced various measures to increase financial aid. For example, as of the 1st of January 2019… Link: Possibility of extra supplement for recipients of AOV-pension

Kingdom Ombudsmen to meet on Saba

Source: Saba News The National Ombudsman, the Ombudsman of Curaçao and the Ombudsman of St. Maarten will gather on Saba on Monday January 21 and Tuesday January 22… Link: Kingdom Ombudsmen to meet on Saba

Grand opening of renovated A.M. Edwards Medical Center

Source: Saba News After several years of preparation, a lengthy financing process, a slow-down in the execution of plans due to the 2017 hurricanes and a reconstruction that… Link: Grand opening of renovated A.M. Edwards Medical Center

Expert hired to assist with connectivity plan for Saba

Source: Saba News Determined to improve the connectivity to Saba, the Public Entity Saba has decided to hire an expert company to assist in achieving a higher and… Link: Expert hired to assist with connectivity plan for Saba

Support for construction of new nursing home

Source: Saba News Members of the delegation of the First and Second Chamber of the Dutch Parliament which visited Saba on Saturday, January 12, showed support for the… Link: Support for construction of new nursing home

Parliament demands transfer of work permit authority to Saba

Source: Saba News The Public Entity Saba must be enabled to handle work permit requests, the Dutch Parliamentarians unilaterally agreed during a meeting with the Executive Council on… Link: Parliament demands transfer of work permit authority to Saba

Dutch govt. donates drinking water transport truck to Saba

Source: Saba News The Dutch government, via the Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management, will donate a truck to Saba to transport the three- and five-gallon refillable water… Link: Dutch govt. donates drinking water transport truck to Saba

Knops, Zagers unveil sign for construction of bottling plant

Source: Saba News During his visit to Saba on Monday, January 7, 2019, State Secretary of Home Affairs and Kingdom Relations Raymond Knops together with Commissioner Bruce Zagers… Link: Knops, Zagers unveil sign for construction of bottling plant

Public entities youth criminal law to be implemented in 2019

Source: Saba News Dutch Minister for Legal Protection Sander Dekker announced on Wednesday his plans for the introduction of youth criminal law and youth detention in Bonaire, St.… Link: Public entities youth criminal law to be implemented in 2019

BES(t) 4 Kids child care program agreement signed for Saba

Source: Saba News Commissioner of Social Affairs Rolando Wilson and State Secretaries Tamara van Ark of Social Affairs and Labor, and Raymond Knops of Home Affairs and Kingdom… Link: BES(t) 4 Kids child care program agreement signed for Saba

Press moment with Van Ark, Knops and Johnson.

Source: Saba News Joint press moment, Tuesday, January 8th, 2019 with state Secretary Raymond Knops of the Ministry of Interior Affairs and Kingdom Relations, State Secretary Tamara van Ark… Link: Press moment with Van Ark, Knops and Johnson.

Knops and Van Ark conclude visit to Saba

Source: Saba News State Secretary of Interior and Kingdom Relations (Binnenlandse Zaken en Koninkrijksrelaties), Raymond Knops  and State Secretary for Social Affairs and Labour (Sociale Zaken en Werkgelegenheid),… Link: Knops and Van Ark conclude visit to Saba

State Secretary Knops impressed with harbor project

Source: Saba News Dutch State Secretary of Home Affairs and Kingdom Relations Raymond Knops received an update on the Fort Bay Harbor project on Monday, January 7. The… Link: State Secretary Knops impressed with harbor project

Doppers for Saba to reduce single-use plastic bottles

Source: Saba News The Public Entity Saba intends to drastically reduce single-use plastics through several actions. The new water bottling plant, the reusable large water containers with dispensers,… Link: Doppers for Saba to reduce single-use plastic bottles

State Secretary Knops updated on Saba airport project

Source: Saba News Upon his arrival in Saba on Monday, January 7, Dutch State Secretary of Home Affairs and Kingdom Relations Raymond Knops received an update on the… Link: State Secretary Knops updated on Saba airport project

Opinion: suggestions for improving the pond at Cove Bay

Source: Saba News Dear Editor, The new stone and soil retaining wall at the swim pond at Cove Bay has apparently reduced the inflow of floating seaweed (I… Link: Opinion: suggestions for improving the pond at Cove Bay

High rents leave tenants in Saba with few options

Source: Saba News SABA—The lack of affordable housing remains a major chal­lenge for persons renting a house in Saba. “There is no informa­tion whatsoever available from the government… Link: High rents leave tenants in Saba with few options

More people are eligible for special social relief

Source: Saba News The income threshold for receiving special social relief has been increased to 120% of the statutory minimum wage from 1 January 2019. The RCN unit… Link: More people are eligible for special social relief

New national park protects Saba’s precious nature, artifacts

Source: Saba News Protected animals species such as the Saba black iguana, the bridled quail-dove, the red-billed tropicbird, the Audubon shearwater, the brown trembler bird, the red-bellied racer… Link: New national park protects Saba’s precious nature, artifacts

Firework display ignites bush fire at Flat Point

Source: Saba News The fire works display at Flat Point organised by the Public Entity was stopped in the middle of the event because of a bush fire… Link: Firework display ignites bush fire at Flat Point