Chris Meijvogel

Biodegradable products for carnival

Sabans can get acquainted with biodegradable products at the Carnival Village next week, thanks to an initiative of the local government. The Public Entity Saba has purchased several cases of biodegradable cups, food containers and straws. These products will be given to the booth holders at the Carnival Village, so …

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End to single use plastic in the Caribbean Netherlands

Caribbean Netherlands bans the use of single use plastic. Therefor Saba, St. Eustatius and Bonaire signed an agreement with State Secretary Stientje van Veldhoven (Infrastructure and Water Management). The intention is, with help from the central government, to quickly put an end to the use of single use plastic in …

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Emergency services need to pass without obstructions

Authorities on Saba have asked people on the island to refrain from parking their vehicle on the road in such a way that they obstruct passing emergency response vehicles. If necessary, fines will be issued. Saba roads are very narrow in some areas. Cars parked along the already narrow roads …

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New Fire Commander Gieling visits

Albert Gieling, the new interim General Commander of the Caribbean Netherlands Fire Department, is on Saba for a few days. Besides meeting with local authorities, he will also be introduced to the Saba Fire Department. On Tuesday, July 16, Gieling, accompanied by local Fire Chief Julio Every, met with Island …

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Agreement to tackle single-use plastics signed

The Public Entity Saba, represented by Island Governor Jonathan Johnson, and State Secretary of Infrastructure and Water Management Stientje van Veldhoven on behalf of the Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management signed a declaration of intent on Monday, July 15 to phase out single-use plastics on Saba, starting next year. …

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State Secretary Van Veldhoven arrives on Saba

State Secretary of Infrastructure and Water Management Stientje van Veldhoven arrived on Saba on Sunday afternoon July 14. Island Governor Jonathan Johnson and Island Secretary Tim Muller welcomed the State Secretary and her delegation at the Juancho Yrausquin Airport. Outside the airport building, Van Veldhoven received an explanation of the …

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Trailer purchased to facilitate relocation of boats

The Public Entity Saba has purchased a large hydraulic boat trailer in order to facilitate the lifting of vessels out of the water and their transport at Fort Bay harbor. The trailer was bought for several reasons. Firstly, because all local boats fit on this trailer, it will save the …

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Health Monitor and Plans presented to public

The recently published “Public Health on Saba 2019-2022, A look at Sabans’ current health and our vision to promote health further” was presented to the public during a townhall meeting at the Sunny Valley Youth Center in The Bottom on Wednesday evening, July 10. Head of the Public Health Department …

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