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Saba News Archive: News Items

PRESS RELEASE SABA BUSINESS ASSOCIATION

On December 22, 2021, a fee increase was announced by the Chamber of Commerce, to be implemented on January 1, 2022. The SBA has taken note of this announcement and the backlash that ensued regarding the increase of fees. Letting businesses know 1 week in advance, during the Christmas Holidays …

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Saba, Kindernet sign contract for twinning

The public entity Saba and Kindernet child­care organisation from the Netherlands recently sealed their collaboration by signing a twinning contract. As part of the BES(t)4Kids programme, the day-care and after-school-care organisa­tions in Saba are working in a twinning programme to­gether with Kindernet in the European Netherlands. The twinning was set …

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Queen Máxima shows much interest in work of EC2 Saba

Queen Máxima paid a virtual visit to Saba’s Expertise Centre Education Care EC2 on Thursday. Officials of EC2 and the Oranje Fund, parents and students participated in an animated, open talk with the Queen. EC2 won an Orange Apple (“Appeltje van Oranje”) of the Oranje Fund last year for its …

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Covid-19 Status update, Thursday, January 13th, 2022

Update Thursday, January 13th 4 new cases – 2 imported cases and 2 close contacts. 11 persons recovered. Update Wednesday, January 12th 9 new active cases – 7 close contacts, 1 end of quarantine, and 1 source unknown. 11 persons recovered. Update Monday, January 11th 12 new active cases – …

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F3 Fun Free Fitness Center will soon open in The Bottom

James Granger, coming back to Saba after 4 years of studying and working in Bonaire at among other Bon Bida Gym, saw opportunities for a new gym on the island. “For a long while there was only one public gym on Saba and it was located in Windward side. When …

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New Electricity Tariffs for 2022

The Saba Electric Company announced that in accordance with the Electricity and Drinking Water BES Law, the Authority for Consumers and Markets  (ACM) has set the maximum tariffs for Saba Electric Company (SEC) for 2022. These new tariffs have gone into effect as of January 1, 2022. The new variable …

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New volcano measuring station on the whale’s tail

The KNMI wants to install two new measuring stations (GNSS) on Parish Hill near the whale’s tail. These measuring stations monitor the volcano by looking at tiny movements of the earth, giving an even more accurate picture of the volcano’s state. There are already three other comparable stations on Saba. …

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Van Huffelen wants to visit islands soon

New State Secretary of Kingdom rela­tions and Digitalising Alex­andra van Huffelen said on Monday that she wants to visit the Dutch Caribbean islands as soon as possible. “I look forward to meet­ing the people in the Carib­bean part of the Kingdom,” she stated on Twitter after the swearing in ceremony …

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Alarming increase on islands, says RIVM

An “alarm­ing increase” is how the Netherlands National In­stitute of Public Health and the Environment RIVM referred to the COVID-19 situation in the Dutch Ca­ribbean. In its most recent epide­miological report of Friday, January 7, the RIVM stated that in the week of Decem­ber 30 to January 5, a total …

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Saba budget deficit solution is approved

Dutch caretaker State Secretary of Home Affairs and King­dom Relations Raymond Knops has given the pub­lic entity Saba permission to cover the 2022 budget deficit from the general re­serve. Knops stated this in a let­ter that he sent to the Saba Island Council on Thurs­day. Saba’s 2022 budget shows a …

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PETITION AGAINST THE RAISE OF THE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE FEES ON THE BES-ISLANDS – Updated Monday, January 9th

Update by BES-reporter, January 9th Opinion: The Chamber of Commerce should not be a self feeding monster   https://bes-reporter.com/opinion-chamber-of-commerce-should-not-be-a-self-feeding-monster/ Original post The businesses on the BES Islands have started a petion against the raise of the Chamber of Commerce fees. Check out their concerns HERE. In short, per January 1, …

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Alexandra van Huffelen State Secretary Kingdom Relations

Alexandra van Huffelen (53) of the Democratic Party D66 will be the new State Secretary of Kingdom Relations and Digitalising in the Rutte IV cabinet. She succeeds Raymond Knops, who will not return in the new Dutch government. Van Huffelen currently holds the position of caretaker State Secretary of Finance. …

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