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Saba News Archive: News Items

Saba opens water bottling plant

Saba celebrated a remarkable moment on Tuesday, November 2, with the official opening of the Saba Splash water bottling plant. At the new plant, 3-gallon and 5-gallon water bottles will be filled, using a state-of-the-art system that produces healthy, safe, and affordable drinking water, providing a basic need for the …

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Urgent attention again sought for Saba’s financial situation

The Public Entity Saba has once more sought urgent attention for its dire financial situation. The 2022 budget has a deficit of US $1 million and as long as the free allowance (“vrije uitkering”) is not increased, Saba will keep being confronted with structural shortages to finance the government’s operations. …

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Extension Internet subsidy for Caribbean Netherlands

The subsidy for internet connections in Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba will continue until mid-2022, Dutch caretaker Minister of Economic Af­fairs and Climate Stef Blok announced on Monday. In a letter that he sent to the Second Chamber of the Dutch Parliament, Blok ex­plained that the decision-taking about the continua­tion …

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Old batteries removed from Mt. Scenery by helicopter

Through a creative solution, a large amount of old batteries has been brought down from Mt. Scenery. The batteries were removed using a helicopter that came to Saba from Saint Martin on Friday, October 29 to lift new communication equipment to the top of Mt. Scenery. The Public Entity Saba …

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Committee envisioned for special allowances Caribbean Netherlands

Recognising that there is room for im­provement in coordination between the ministries in The Hague, the Dutch gov­ernment is looking into es­tablishing a governmental committee that will assess all special allowances for Bo­naire, St. Eustatius and Saba. Dutch caretaker State Sec­retary of Home Affairs and Kingdom Relations Ray­mond Knops stated …

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AMENDMENT PROCEDURE ATTESTATIE DE VITA

As of the first of November 2021 an important change will take place for recipients of the General Old Age Pension (AOV) who live on Bonaire, Saba, St. Eustatius, Aruba, Curaçao and St. Maarten. As of that date they no longer have to submit a proof of life (Attestatie de …

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“World Elderly Day” message from Commissioner Wilson

Commissioner of Social Affairs Rolando Wilson took the opportunity to wish all senior citizens a happy World Elderly Day, which is internationally celebrated on Friday, October 1. This year’s theme for World Elderly Day is ‘digital equity for all ages.’ “It is basically stating that we, the people have to …

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Cft holds digital meetings with Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba

The Board of financial supervision Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba (Cft) held digital discussions this week with the Executive Councils of Bonaire and Saba and with the Government Commissioner of Sint Eustatius and his Deputy. As a consequence of travel restrictions, the regular visits to the islands could not take …

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