Chris Meijvogel

Fighters will be banned from Carnival activities

The board of the Saba Festival Foundation has decided that the Opening Jump Up and Jouvert Morning events will be halted immediately if anyone starts a fight “or any form of argument.” The Foundation will proceed to take legal action against the person or persons for dam­age claims, it was …

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Parliament delegation has many questions after visit

The del­egation of the Permanent Committee for Kingdom Relations of the Second Chamber of the Dutch Par­liament after last week’s visit to St. Maarten, St. Eu­statius and Saba has sent a list of no fewer than 44 questions on a wide range of topics to Dutch State Secretary of Home …

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Disaster system individual units worked well in St. Eustatius, Saba

  ~~But outside operation, coordination lacked~~ The indi­vidual components of the disaster management system in St. Eustatius and Saba functioned well before, dur­ing and after last year’s three major hurricanes, due to the great efforts on an island lev­el, but considerable improve­ment is needed in the coop­eration and coordination between …

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Again positive audit review for Saba, surplus over 2017

The Public Entity Saba has again secured an excellent rating for its public finances: the 2017 annual report, which the Is­land Council adopted last Thurs­day, received an outright positive audit review from the accountant. Despite the many challenges that the island government faced, 2017 was closed off with a posi­tive …

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Regional cooperation discussed at Saba’s Tourism Conference

Saba’s second Hos­pitality and Tourism Con­ference was an extended event with accredited cus­tomer-service training from June 25-27, followed by conference sessions on July 2 and 3. The customer service trainings, which focused on elements such as attitudes for service and managing customer expectations, were all well received by stakeholders within the …

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12.5 million euros for Saba harbour project

Saba gets 12.5 million euros for the Fort Bay Harbour expansion and renova­tion project. St. Eustatius gets 7 million euros to tackle the coastal erosion. The Dutch Council of Ministers on Friday approved the funds as part of the so-called Re­gional Envelope. In total, 30 million euros will be invested …

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Tropical Storm Beryl causes no major disruptions on Saba, Statia

Life in St. Eustatius and Saba experienced no sig­nificant disruptions caused by Tropical Storm Beryl. Winair and other airlines conducted business as usual to St. Eustatius. The tropical storm did bring plenty of rain, thunder and lightning. Many Statians were thank­ful for the rain as the dry season had caused …

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Islands’ drinking water facilities have improved

The qual­ity and availability of po­table water in Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba have considerably improved in the past few years thanks to the input of the islands, the subsidies provided by the Dutch government and investments that were made in the facilities and personnel. Minister of Infrastructure and Water …

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Year report 2017 in Central Committee

The Central Committee of the Island Council of the Public Entity Saba will be gathering for a meeting at the Government Administration Building in The Bottom on Thursday, July 12, starting at 10:00am. On the agenda for this meeting is the year report for 2017. Besides, the Executive Council will …

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Contribution to the “Unspoiled Queen

As yet another school year comes to an end, Commissioner of education Bruce Zagers (third left) attended the end-of the-year barbecue at Saba Comprehensive School. The students of the vocational sector handed over picnic tables and beach chairs they had made to the Public en­tity as their contribution to the …

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