Blown off leaves and small branches around the Governor’s House in The Bottom on Friday morning.

Saba not bothered by Tropical Storm Erika

Tropical Storm Erika passed Saba on Thursday without causing any major problems, writes The Daily Herald. As Erika neared Saba during the afternoon, weather stations reported she had become “disorganized and difficult to predict,” although expected to remain a tropical storm. The island did not experience the predicted force of the storm and remained generally […]

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Public entities develop on different speeds

Public entities develop on different speeds

Publication 1st semi-annual report 2015 Board of financial supervision BES. The public entities have had great difficulties in the first half of 2015 to timely fulfill their report responsibilities. Only Bonaire has managed to timely submit its financial statements 2014 as adopted by the island council. Bonaire and Saba have concluded 2014 with a positive […]

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State secretary Dijksma

State Secretary Dijksma visits Saba and Bonaire

State Secretary Dijksma of Economic Affairs visits Saba and Bonaire from August 30th until September 2nd. It is the first visit of the State Secretary to these islands of Caribbean Netherlands. On the program on both islands are meetings with the Island Governors, the members of the executive councils and visits to projects. On Saba, […]

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Airlines announce changes due to Tropical Storm Erika

Airlines announce changes due to Tropical Storm Erika

Windward Islands Airways International Winair has cancelled all of its flights scheduled for Thursday into and out of Princess Juliana International Airport SXM due to the passing of Tropical Storm Erika in the local area, writes The Daily Herald. All flights are expected to resume as normal on Friday, weather permitting. Winair will operate its […]

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Opinion: SCS faces multiple challenges at start of new school year

Opinion: SCS faces multiple challenges at start of new school year

Dear editor, Please allow me some space on your site because my concerns about my child’s education and that of others is absolutely worrying me. Therefore I hope that the school board will read this and take the necessary actions needed to rectify the current situation that our children are facing each day.  During last […]

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Central Committee gets update on Saba's airport improvements

Central Committee gets update on Saba’s airport improvements

Commissioner Chris Johnson gave an update to the planned improvements to Saba’s Juancho E. Yrausquin Airport during Thursday’s meeting of the Island Council’s Central Committee at the Government Administration Building. Two major improvements currently planned at the airport are the removal of part of the hill affecting the crosswinds and resurfacing the runway. “Every year […]

Update on student homicide case

Update on student homicide case

Following the press release of July 27, 2015 about the investigation Hector, the Prosecutor’s Office BES reports the following: under the circumstances that the accused is no longer in custody, the team has considered what this means for the investigation tactics. Several additional studies have been taking place in the forensic area. The investigation team […]

Emergency Water Subsidy to Start August 24th

Emergency Water Subsidy to Start August 24th

The Executive Council of The Public Entity Saba, has decided to introduce an emergency subsidy for potable water, starting on Monday August 24th. The subsidy which will reduce the price of water produced on the island by two cents per gallon, and is intended to directly impact the consumer. This decision is being taken by […]

Social Affairs and Labor meet Saba & Statia stakeholders

Social Affairs and Labor meet Saba & Statia stakeholders

The RCN Unit of Social Affairs and Labor (SZW) met with stakeholders on Saba and Statia on Tuesday and Wednesday of this week. The meetings were held in the form of workshops for entrepreneurs and dealt with the following subjects; labor affairs, the labor market, reimbursement, work and residency permit and collective wage sheet. The […]

Governments warn for hurricane Danny

Governments warn for hurricane Danny

Press Release August 19th 2015 The disaster committee of Statia hereby informs the general public of the developing tropic storm Danny. Currently registering wins of 50 mph and is projected to increase in intensity as it approaches the Islands chain (see below). On the current path Danny is projected to be in our vicinity as […]

Saba's Shark Strong Week

Saba’s Shark Strong Week

The Saba Conservation Foundation is bringing something very special to the island this year, due to generous funding received from the Nationale Postcode Loterij. With the goal to promote the establishment of a shark sanctuary in the Dutch Caribbean, we’ve been busy planning to fill next week, the week of August 24th to 29th, with […]

Social Affairs and Labor meet Saba Statia stakeholders

Social Affairs and Labor meet Saba Statia stakeholders

The RCN Unit of Social Affairs and Labor (SZW) met with stakeholders on Saba and St. Eustatius on Tuesday and Wednesday of this week. The meetings were held in the form of workshops for entrepreneurs and dealt with the following subjects; labor affairs, the labor market, reimbursement, work and residency permit and collective wage sheet. […]

Cannabis plantation discovered on Saba

Cannabis plantation discovered on Saba

  On Wednesday August 19th, 2015 in the morning hours a Cannabis plantation of approximately 100 plants was discovered by the police in a garden of a house on Saba. The resident of the house, a Saban with the initials W.G,. was placed under arrest and the plants were confiscated, and will be destroyed by […]

Oranje Fonds seeks initiatives for "Appeltjes van Oranje 2016"

Oranje Fonds seeks initiatives for “Appeltjes van Oranje 2016″

Do it together yourself! This is the theme for the Appeltjes van Oranje 2016. The Oranje Fonds awards 3 successful meeting spaces that are run by volunteers. Every year Queen Máxima, patroness of the Oranje Fonds, hands out the Appeltjes van Oranje. Organizations can register themselves till September 25th 2015 via www.oranjefonds.nl/appeltjes. This year the […]

Immigration issues discussed with partners

Immigration issues discussed with partners

On Tuesday 18 August, an immigration chain partners meeting took place in the RCN Office in The Bottom. The chain meetings take place four times per year on both Saba and St. Eustatius, in which all the departments that have to do with foreigners are represented. These departments include: Immigration & Naturalization Service, (IND), Social […]

Sacred Heart School Principal Diane Wilson (left), new teachers Femke Neunzig (centre) and Selma Neel (right) with a group of pupils ready to get their day started.

Saba’s pupils excited to be back in school

Classes at Sacred Heart Primary School in St. John’s kicked off Monday, with an assembly highlighted by a motivational speech to “Use your key to open your mind,” by Pastor Vernon Liburd, writes The Daily Herald. Principal Diane Wilson of Saba’s only primary school proudly shared with The Daily Herald that the children will also […]

Saba Reach’s adult students proudly showing their language course certificates.

Saba Reach Foundation hosts its annual Banana Salsa Party

Saba Reach Foundation (SRF) held its fourth annual Banana Salsa Party on Saturday, in celebration of the achievements of its programme participants throughout the past year. The event was held at Eugenius Johnson Centre, where SRF is based. The event started with an opening certificate ceremony. Four Youth Opportunity Path participants received Reach Labour Market […]

Danny strengthens over tropical Atlantic

Danny strengthens over tropical Atlantic

Tropical Storm Danny, the fourth named storm of the 2015 Atlantic hurricane season, continues to strengthen over the tropical Atlantic Ocean. The storm, which was named on Tuesday afternoon by the Miami based United States National Hurricane Center, is expected to become a hurricane by Thursday. Some additional strengthening of the tropical storm is forecast […]

Commissioner Chris Johnson (l), speaking to students of the Saba Comprehensive School, while the Director, Anton Hermans, looks on. 
(Photo GIS Saba)

Commissioner of Education wishes students a productive school year.

Commissioner of Education, Chris Johnson, wished students of the Saba Comprehensive School, the island’s sole secondary institution, a productive school year and much success in achieving their goals. The commissioner attended the first assembly of institution for the school year. In his address, Commissioner Johnson mentioned that the students would do well to emulate the […]

All SCS students succeeded their exams this year

All SCS students succeeded their exams this year

Caribisch Netwerk reports that all eleven students in the last class of the Saba Comprehensive School (SCS) have passed their final examinations (CSEC / CXC / Dutch Cambridge exams). Also, all three Vocational education (MBO) students have succeeded. The four form 5 PrO students (pupils in special circumstances) have completed their school career and will […]

Aviation journalist Adam Twidell takes a selfie as the international journalists brought in by Princess Juliana International Airport SXM approach Saba.

Impressed journalists already creating a buzz

The international aviation and travel writers brought to St. Maarten by Princess Juliana International Airport SXM for a media tour this week have started to create a buzz in media coverage, even before leaving. The whirlwind trip has left them with plenty of material to write about what they have experienced personally as unique traits […]

Saba University School of Medicine’s new Dean Michael B. Laskowski.

Changing of the guard during SUSOM graduation ceremony

Saba University School of Medicine (SUSOM) on Thursday graduated sixty students from Basic Sciences and welcomed its new Dean, writes The Daily Herald. The ceremonies were opened with speeches by outgoing Dean James G. Lewis and fifth semester class representative Kati Burton. New Dean Michael B. Laskowski will also continue to teach Neuroscience and will […]

Saba Carnival Parade 2015: enjoy it again....

Saba Carnival Parade 2015: enjoy it again….

2015 Carnival is over or isn’t it….???? If you may have forgotten what it was all about, then take a look at this beautiful video from Chizzilala. Enjoy.   Courtesy of Chizzilala Productions

Drought in numbers

Drought in numbers

Yesterday, the Executive Council has updated the residents about what they have been doing to address the water situation on the island. They have been closely monitoring the situation for some time. The Council has decided on both short term and long term measures to alleviate the burden that the lack of regular significant rainfall […]

The unfortunate jet-ski operator is taken on board.

Jet-ski driver rescued in joint Coast Guard action

The French and Dutch Caribbean Coast Guards rescued the operator of a jet ski that had capsized halfway between Saba and St. Maarten on Thursday, writes The Daily Herald. The jet-ski driver, a 50-year-old resident of St. Maarten, had left Saba to return to St. Maarten and ran into trouble halfway through his journey when […]

About Saba, Dutch Caribbean

Saba is a Caribbean island and the smallest special municipality of the Netherlands. It consists largely of the potentially active volcano Mount Scenery, which at 887 metres (2,910 ft) is the highest point within the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Saba became a special municipality within the country of the Netherlands after the dissolution of the Netherlands Antilles on 10 October 2010.
The island has a land area of 13 square kilometres. As of January 2013, the population was 1,991 inhabitants. Its current towns and major settlements are The Bottom (the capital), Windwardside, Hell's Gate and St. Johns.
As the island is part of the Netherlands, Dutch is the official language. Despite the island's Dutch affiliation, English is the principal language spoken on the island and has been used in its school system since the 19th century. This is why English can be used in communications with the local government. Since 1 January 2011, the U.S. dollar has been the official currency.
The island of Saba is relatively new to the tourism industry, with about 25,000 visitors each year. The island has a number of inns, hotels, rental cottages and restaurants. Saba is known as "The Unspoiled Queen" of the Caribbean. The island is especially known for its ecotourism, having exceptional scuba diving, climbing and hiking. A non-governmental conservation organization, Saba Conservation Foundation, helps protect the nature and culture of the island.
About 150 species of fish have been found in Saba’s waters. A main draw for divers are the pinnacle dive sites, where magma pushed through the sea floor to create underwater towers of volcanic rock that start at about 300 feet (91 m) down and rise to about 85 feet (26 m) beneath the surface. The waters around Saba were designated as the Saba National Marine Park in 1987, and are subject to government regulation to preserve the coral reefs and other marine life.
For more information go to Wikipedia or visit the tourist information sections on SabaNews.