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Saba News Archive: News Items

Coffee machines purchase for Saba, St. Eustatius criticised

Member of the Second Chamber of the Dutch Parliament Ronald van Raak of the Socialist Party (SP) is questioning the tendering process to purchase hot drink and snack machines for the National Government Department Caribbean Netherlands RCN in St. Eustatius and Saba. Baffled by the advertisement in the local media …

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St. Maarten: State of emergency lifted, Phase 4 reopening in effect

St. Maarten enters the fourth and final phase of its internal de-escalation measures as of today, Monday, June 15, when all remaining businesses are allowed to reopen. Both Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transport and Telecommunication (TEATT) Minister Ludmila de Weever and Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs confirmed on Sunday that the 11:00pm …

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St. Maarten: State of emergency lifted, Phase 4 reopening in effect

St. Maarten enters the fourth and final phase of its internal de-escalation measures as of today, Monday, June 15, when all remaining businesses are allowed to reopen. Both Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transport and Telecommunication (TEATT) Minister Ludmila de Weever and Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs confirmed on Sunday that the 11:00pm …

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Sint Maarten has zero active COVID-19 cases

After an uphill battle to mitigate the spread of the highly infectious coronavirus COVID-19, Dutch St. Maarten currently has zero active cases, as no new cases have been recorded and the last case on record is now cured. Two patients were admitted to the facilities at St. Maarten Medical Center …

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Sint Maarten has zero active COVID-19 cases

After an uphill battle to mitigate the spread of the highly infectious coronavirus COVID-19, Dutch St. Maarten currently has zero active cases, as no new cases have been recorded and the last case on record is now cured. Two patients were admitted to the facilities at St. Maarten Medical Center …

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One new COVID-19 case reported on French side

Regional health authority ARS reported that one new COVID-19 case was identified from a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test on Friday, and the patient is isolating at home. Active cases remain at one as the previous case has recovered, bringing the total recoveries to 36. Since the pandemic reached St. …

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New Ordinance for Saba amidst borders reopening in the region

On Thursday, June 11th, the Outbreak Management Team (OMT) advised Governor Johnson that Saba can move to alert level 1; This change means that there is no longer a limitation on gatherings and events, and contact sports are now fully allowed. As the BES islands are currently covid free, the …

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SZW starts with applications for school supplies

Parents of children who go to secondary school (after coming summer holidays) can apply with the RCN-unit SZW for a contribution towards the costs of school supplies. The SZW school package consists of vouchers for school uniforms, shoes and stationery. Families on Saba with an income up to $ 1,250 …

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Significant impact of coralita on biodiversity

A study by researchers from the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam shows that the invasive plant coralita and urban development have led to large, distinct changes in insect and spider communities on Sint Eustatius. Hence, coralita is not just a result of urban development but are also a driver of change. Recovery …

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Laptops and subsidies for schools Caribbean Netherlands

On the islands of the Caribbean Netherlands (Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba) more than 1000 laptops arrived last week. OCW employees in the Caribbean Netherlands took care of the distribution of these devices among the schools that applied for them. Minister Slob also enables schools in the Caribbean Netherlands to …

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