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Saba News Archive: News Items

National Investigation Service also in Caribbean Netherlands

As of August 15, the National Criminal Investigation Service (“Rijksrecherche”) will have a permanent presence in the Caribbean Netherlands with its seat in Bonaire. The National Investigation Service of the Caribbean Netherlands will cooperate intensively with de­tectives in the European Netherlands and with the National Detectives in Curacao, Aruba and …

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Saba’s seafaring past on display at Tropics Cafe

Six paintings by artist Heleen Cornet of Saba’s historic schooners will be on display during an exhibition around the pool at Tropics Cafe in Windwardside that will open at 4:00pm Saturday, July 25. The acrylic on canvas paintings measure 36 by 48 inches. Cornet has lived in the Netherlands Antilles …

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Two new COVID-19 cases on French side

Regional health authority ARS re­ported two new COVID-19 cases for French St. Martin in its latest July 10-17 bul­letin. The two new cases are lo­cal, not imported. One is isolated at home in St. Mar­tin and the other is in isola­tion in Guadeloupe. This latest development brings total confirmed cas­es …

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Dutch Caribbean Nature Alliance Concerned About the Lack of Focus on Nature Conservation and Climate Change Resiliency as Part of Corona Crises Response

The Dutch Caribbean Nature Alliance (DCNA) is concerned about the support nature conservation and climate change is receiving as a part of the discussions within the Kingdom of the Netherlands for Corona crisis support to Aruba, Curacao and Sint Maarten. “We have been following the discussions between the governments within …

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Saba Comprehensive School and public entity present ‘Mentorship’

The Department of Community Development of the public entity Saba and Saba Comprehensive School (SCS) identified the need for more guidance and positive role models within the community. In an initiative to form a joint, community-based approach to curb certain habits and behaviours that may hamper the overall well-being of …

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St. Maarten: New coronavirus case brings the total to 79

St. Maarten has a new case of coronavirus COVID-19, announced Minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labour VSA Richard Panneflek during the live virtual Council of Ministers press briefing on Wednesday morning. This brings the country’s total number of confirmed cases to 79. Panneflek said the person was referred …

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Consumer prices Caribbean Netherlands down in Q2 2020

In the second quarter of 2020, consumer goods and services were cheaper on Saba, by 1.3 percent than one year previously. Prices also decreased on St Eustatius and Bonaire by 1.1 percent and 1.4 percent year-on-year respectively. This is reported by Statistics Netherlands (CBS) on the basis of the consumer …

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New Leo Club officers installed on Saturday

An induction and installation ceremony for the seven new officers of the Saba Unspoiled Queen Leo Club was held at Eu­genius Johnson Center in Windwardside on Saturday, July 11. The Saba Leo Club has been dormant for some years and the sponsoring Saba Lions Club is happy to have its …

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BES officials may still be awarded public contracts

Under special circumstances it will be possible for local authorities in the Caribbean Netherlands to sometimes award contracts for the delivery of goods or services to civil servants in Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba. To make this possible, Secretary of Home Affairs and Kingdom Relations Raymond Knops will adjust the …

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Election of new board Saba Business Association

On Tuesday July 7, 2020 a meeting with the business community of Saba was held at the Eugenius Johnson Center to revive the Saba Business Association (SBA). For quite a few years, the SBA was headed by Wolfgang Tooten who had been instrumental in bringing business and stakeholders together to …

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Entry and quarantine policy Saba – July 10, 2020

Reference is made to the entry and quarantine policy of Saba and the latest emergency ordinance Covid-19 dated June 30, 2020. This is the updated risk categorization of countries as of July 10. Further explanation is provided regarding the decision for this categorization per country. This update now also includes …

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No restrictions on outbound travel

The Public Entity Saba would like to inform the public of the following; persons wishing to leave the island are permitted to do so as there are no restrictions on outbound travel for Saba. However, persons that plan to leave the island should consider the following; 1. At the moment, …

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