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Saba News Archive: News Items

Governments sign ’13+’ cooperation agreement

On 8 December 2021, the cooperation agreement 13+ was signed by the Public Entities in the Caribbean Netherlands and 5 departments of the Central Government. With this, the various governmental parties agree to further cooperate when it comes to young people between the ages of 13 and 23 in the …

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Postal Services St. Maarten to become hub for PostNL

Follow­ing successful negotiations over the last few months with PostNL, Postal Ser­vices St. Maarten N.V. (PSS NV) will now function as a hub for mail transporta­tion from the Netherlands (and vice versa) to the Ca­ribbean Netherlands (BES Islands), specifically to the municipalities of Saba and St. Eustatius. Interim Director of …

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Saba Comprehensive School keeps investing in development of students

The House of Esports to promote safe gaming, a B&B to train in hospitality, the Hell’s Gate Community Center to foster artistic talent and host cultural events for the youth, simulators in technical vocational education, a variety of after school clubs to stimulate leadership and collaboration skills, the Saba Comprehensive …

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CBS: More visitors to Saba in third quarter 2021

Visitor arrivals by air on Saba not yet at 2019 level The number of visitor arrivals by air on Saba rose to 1,100 year-on-year in Q3 2021. This is over three and a half times as many as in the same period last year, but still around half the number …

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CBS: Trends in the Caribbean Netherlands

The years 2020 and 2021 were exceptional years due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Its impact was felt throughout all aspects of life in the Caribbean Netherlands. One obvious effect related to COVID-19 was the drop in inbound tourism – a very important industry to the Caribbean Netherlands. It is with great pleasure that I now present …

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Another record for Sea to Scenery – updated

Yet again, a very successful edition of the Sea to Scenery race was held on Saba on Saturday, December 4. As customary, the day after Saba Day, a group of sport enthusiasts in for a challenge participated in a race from sea level to the highest top of the Dutch Kingdom at …

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Statia takes first place in 2021 Saba Day Wahoo tournament

Team Rum Lucky from St. Eu­statius took first prize in the 2021 Saba Day Wahoo Tour­nament on Saturday, December 4. Team Rum Lucky and their boat the Highliner won the competition with the largest wahoo weighing in at 48.5 pounds (lbs). Rum Lucky also took second prize by having the …

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Hidde & Claire Verbeke bid farewell to Queens Gardens Resort

On their Facebook page, Hidde & Clair Verbeke announced that the time has come to bid a fond farewell to Queen’s Gardens Resort. They wrote: “We will always cherish the memories of our 15 years spent on Saba and consider it a privilege to have operated a hospitality business where …

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2021 Saba Day celebration sparks positivity

The people of Saba, dignitaries and invited guests came together for the official ceremony on Friday, December 3 for Saba Day 2021. It was an event of positivity where gratitude was expressed for keeping the island safe during the COVID-19 pandemic and the 2021 hurricane season, and Saba’s successes were …

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Saba starts COVID-19 booster campaign Dec. 8

Saba will start its booster COVID-19 vaccination campaign next week Wednesday, December 8 with the vaccination of residents age 60 and older. The Public Health Department has been contacting persons age 60 and up for an appointment to get their booster vaccination with the Moderna vaccine. The vaccination location will …

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