Chris Meijvogel

Naturalis team studying mosquito diversity on Saba

A group of Dutch mosquito researchers of Naturalis Biodiversity Center and Leiden University has arrived on Saba. In the past two weeks, the team of five students and two scientists have also visited St. Eustatius and St. Maarten. The main aim of this project is to determine which mosquito species …

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House on fire in The Bottom, Saba

A fire occurred Saturday night at a home in The Bottom on Saba. Members of the Fire Department, the Police and representatives of the Public Entity Saba were present at the scene on Fort Bay Road. The Fire Department evacuated surrounding houses and got the fire under control. There were …

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Contract signed for Saba airport runway

  The Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Wa­ter Management and Rijk­swaterstaat have signed a contract with the combina­tion Saba Roads and Con­struction and Den Ouden Aannemingsbedrijf for the renovation of the runway of Juancho E. Yrausquin Airport on Saba. The con­tractor was selected after a bidding process executed by Rijkswaterstaat. …

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Worries about outdated criminal law on islands

Members of the Second Chamber of the Dutch Parliament Chris van Dam and Joba van den Berg, both of the Christian Democratic Party CDA, find it unacceptable that an out­dated criminal law can lead to acquittal of certain crimes in Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba. The case in question con­cerns …

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Saba looking for volunteers in disaster management exercise

Every year the various safety partners come together in Saba to perform a large-scale disaster man­agement exercise. In 2015 and 2016, the practice focused on a hurricane scenario. The exercises helped the emergency service in the preparation for and in the aftermath of Hurri­canes Irma and Maria in September 2017. …

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More foster parents needed for St. Eustatius and Saba

New Director for the Cen­tres for Youth and Family in St. Eustatius and Saba Curvin George has made a plea for more foster par­ents to come forward. “We need to find a local solu­tion for children, who are in a difficult or in an unsafe situation on the islands. Organizing …

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PCN visits Saba on April 24-25, 2018

Pension funds Caribbean Netherlands (PCN) Would like to inform the public of Saba that their representative Ingra Bennett will be on Saba on April 24-25, 2018 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 318-3218|416-6860 email …

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New Chief Prosecutor for Statia, Saba and Bonaire

Bote ter Steege will soon become the new Chief Prosecutor for Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba. Based on the proposal of Minister of Security and Jus­tice Ferdinand Grapperhaus, he was appointed by the King­dom Council, the Prosecutor’s Office announced Friday. Mr Steege (1961) will start his new job on June …

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SZW launches awareness Campaign on Saba and Statia

On Monday April 16th the RCN Unit of Social Affairs and Employment (SZW) will be launching a social media awareness campaign on Saba and St. Eustatius. SZW will be launching two infomercials starring local actors/actresses to increase awareness to the social relief (onderstand) and Special Assistance. These two services provided …

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Saba number 5, St. Maarten 9 in global airport landing poll

Saba’s Juan­cho Yrausquin Airport and St. Maarten’s Princess Juliana International Air­port made the top 10 of the 2018 global travel poll of the world’s most scenic air­port landings. Saba made number five in the poll, and St. Maarten number nine. Saba won Most Scenic Airport Landing in last year’s poll, …

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