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PCN representative visits Saba on August 26-27

Pension funds Caribbean Netherlands (PCN) Would like to inform the public of Saba that their representative Ingra Bennett will be on Saba on August 26-27, 2019 to answer questions, listen to concerns or handle issues pertaining to a PCN pension. To schedule an appointment please contact PCN office on Statia at …

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Coast Guard collaborates in search and rescue operation

Last Thursday the Rescue and Coordination Center of the Dutch Caribbean Coast Guard received a notification from substation SXM that a vessel with the name ‘INTEGRITY’ had sunk between SXM and Anguilla. The vessel was light blue in color and onboard was one male who had gone missing. A Metal …

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Opinion: Problem dogs on Saba

Dear editor, I have been reading about the goat problem being an important issue for Saba, for their effects on nature and on safety. They look cute and don’t harm people directly but still they are described as a nuisance, a cause of problems, a frequent subject for discussion and …

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Pilot started for exchange of information during disasters

The Public Entity Saba on Thursday, August 1, started a pilot on information management during crises with the Ministry of Justice and Safety. Reliable and fast exchange of information with the ministries in the Netherlands is critical in cases of disaster, such as a hurricane. Saba took the initiative to …

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CBS predicts increase of 400 residents on Saba by 2030

According to the latest forecast by Statistics Netherlands (CBS), the population of the three islands of the Caribbean Netherlands is expected to grow further from 25 thousand currently to 30 thousand by 2030. The number of older inhabitants will increase in particular. The population forecast projects the most likely scenario …

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Opinion: Goats are ruining the Unspoiled Queen

Dear Editor, Back in the day i used to farm the museum grounds. No goats, no fence required. Now I sit on the porch of the Museum and imagine how wonderful the grounds could look. Shame on the goat owners who let their goats run rampant. Shame on the government …

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