Chris Meijvogel

Sympathy letter to Utrecht Mayor

The Public Entity Saba on Tuesday, March 19, sent a letter to Mayor Jan van Zanen of Utrecht to express sympathy in regards to the shooting incident in a tram on Monday which left three persons dead. The letter, signed by Island Governor Jonathan Johnson and Island Secretary Tim Muller, …

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Saba has new police chief

Saba’s new head of police Gert Geerdink visited Island Governor Jonathan Johnson on his first working day on Monday March 18. The meeting had an introductory character and also served to discuss points of attention and police processes. “I want a good cooperation with all partners in the justice system. …

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New Sports Facilitator Robinson aims to revive sports

Give sports on Saba a boost, motivate young people to be active, and get their parents involved, and intensify the cooperation with the local stakeholders and within the Dutch Kingdom. Recently appointed Sports Facilitator Joelyn Robinson has hit the ground running to make these ambitious goals happen. “We want to …

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Saba prepares itself for island council election

The political arena in Saba may look very different after Thursday’s Island Coun­cil election. For years the blue Saba Labour Party (SLP) and the orange-coloured Wind­ward Island People’s Move­ment (WIPM) have battled it out between each other. Now a third party has joined the race, the green United People Movement …

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New CLA healthcare workers Saba and St. Eustatius final

On Friday the 15th of March 2019 the new Collective Labour Agreement was signed by representatives from the Saba United People Labour Union and Association (SUPLUA), Benevolent Foundation Saba (BFS), Saba Health Care Foundation (SHCF), and St. Eustatius Health Care Foundation (SEHCF). The new CLA was negotiated for in 2018 …

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New start for Saba Red Cross

The Saba Red Cross is making a new start. A new manager has been appointed, a meeting was held with the volunteers, two regional Red Cross officials visited Saba over the weekend and a number of goals for this year have been set. Maarten Plante-van der Horn was appointed manager …

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Strict control to prevent overstaying on islands

The Dutch government plans to adapt the law to ensure strict con­trol that Dutch European persons don’t overstay in Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba, the three Dutch public entities. Dutch State Secretary of Justice and Security Mark Harbers stated this in re­sponse to written questions submitted by Member of the …

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