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Saba News Archive: News Items

Budget change approved for Caribbean Netherlands

The Sec­ond Chamber of the Dutch Parliament on Thursday approved a change to the 2020 budget to financially accommodate additional measures for Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba. No debate was necessary and the budget amend­ment was adopted as a formality. It specifically concerns an incidental supplementary budget of the Ministry …

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One new COVID-19 case reported on French Side

Regional health authority ARS on Friday reported a new COVID-19 case in St. Martin, identified during the past week. The coronavirus was confirmed from a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test and the patient is isolating at home. No details were given on how this patient contracted the virus. ARS confirms …

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Exemption from quarantine

The Public Entity Saba now allows an exemption from quarantine for persons visiting St Maarten for medical reasons that adhere to the new measures in place by ZVK. -Patients and companions make use of a mask and adhere to the hygiene and social distancing guidelines, and make use of transportation …

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Entry And Quarantine Policy Saba

This policy is applicable as of July 1st, until July 15th, being the duration of the latest emergency ordinance of Saba. The epidemiological situation on Saba is good. The island is Covid-19 free and is still able to contain Covid-19. This means that the alert level is currently scaled down …

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Three poverty-related motions for Caribbean Netherlands adopted

A large ma­jority of the Second Cham­ber of the Dutch Parliament on Tuesday adopted all three motions that were submit­ted during last week’s debate about the social minimum and children’s rights in the Caribbean Netherlands. The first motion, submitted by Member of Parliament (MP) Nevin Özütok of the green left …

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Independent opinion survey for gauging COVID-19 crisis management

Over the past weeks, the consultancy organization Linkels & Partners has held political opinion surveys on various islands, among which St. Eustatius, Aruba, Bonaire, and Curaçao. After requests to also conduct a similar survey on Saba, they have compiled said survey for the island of Saba. According to managing director …

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New Lions Club officers installed

Incoming officers of the Saba Lions Club were installed during a cer­emony at Eugenius John­son Centre on Saturday, June 20. During the ceremony lion George Wilson was installed as the club president for 2020-2021. Wilson has been an active member of the Saba Lions Club for the past 27 years. …

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Thick blanket of Saharan dust is covering the area

A massive plume of dust from the Sahara Desert arrived in the local area this weekend and is causing hazy and dusty conditions, said the Meteorological Department of St. Maarten (MDS) on Sunday. Persons with respiratory issues are urged to take precautionary measures. Known as the Saharan Air Layer (SAL), …

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Thick blanket of Saharan dust is covering the area

A massive plume of dust from the Sahara Desert arrived in the local area this weekend and is causing hazy and dusty conditions, said the Meteorological Department of St. Maarten (MDS) on Sunday. Persons with respiratory issues are urged to take precautionary measures. Known as the Saharan Air Layer (SAL), …

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Glenn Thodé new member Cft Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba

Dr. Glenn A.E. Thodé has been appointed in the Council of Ministers of June 19th, 2020 as a member upon proposal of the public entities Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba as of July 1st, 2020. He succeeds Mr. Herbert Domacassé, whose term expires on July 1st. Mr. Thodé has held …

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St. Maarten airport to reopen on Emancipation Day

Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transport and Telecommunication (TEATT) Ludmila de Weever announced in a press release on Friday night that Princess Juliana International Airport (PJIA) will be open to travellers from Europe and North America as of July 1, which is Emancipation Day. “The community is encouraged to continue …

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Additional relief package Saba

The Public Entity Saba has decided to put in place additional support measures to contribute in the costs of the local private sector, to continue assisting vulnerable groups in the community, and to look at a one-time contribution for apartment owners losing rent. The Executive Council has approved the local …

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No decision yet on reopening of PJIA and Port St. Maarten

Government has yet to decide when the country’s external borders will be reopened to visitors and on the protocols that will be put in place for doing so, said Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transport and Telecommunication (TEATT) Ludmila de Weever during the live virtual Council of Ministers press briefing …

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