Chris Meijvogel

Saba Lions Club marks 42 years of community service

The Saba Lions Club celebrated its 42nd anniversary on Thursday, June 6. The Lions Club has been serving the community of Saba under the Lions Club International motto “We Serve”. The club has been actively combatting blind­ness and poverty, bringing joy to the children of Saba at Christmas time by …

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Defence minister forced to cancel visit to islands

Dutch Minister of Defence Ank Bijleveld-Schouten had to cancel her visit to St. Maarten, St. Eustatius and Saba because the aircraft on which she travelled was stranded in the Azores on Monday due to technical problems. Bijleveld and Dutch Naval Forces Commander Rob Bauer were scheduled to visit St. Maarten …

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Saba opens second solar park, SEC pledges more renewables

Saba saw the of­ficial opening of its second solar park this week. The park has been online since February, but Wednesday’s ceremony was held to mark the significant achievement with toasts and pride. Saba Electric Company (SEC) is working on its aim to achieve 100 per cent re­newable energy, as …

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Saba Island Council has positive meeting with Second Chamber

Members of the Saba Island Council had a positive meeting with the Permanent Committee for Kingdom Relations of the Second Chamber of the Dutch Parliament on Thurs­day. Windward Islands People’s Movement (WIPM) Island Council members Eviton Heyliger, Vito Charles, Hemmie van Xanten, Carl Buncamper and Esmeralda Johnson were able to …

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No joint audit office for Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba

There will be no joint audit office for Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba. That is the answer given by State Secretary for Kingdom Relations, Raymond Knops, to questions from the Second Chamber Committee regarding the Annual Report on Kingdom Relations and the BES Fund. “The introduction of a Court of …

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Opinion Koos Sneek: Time to evaluate ZVK

As a result of a growing skepticism over the functioning of Zorgverzekeringskantoor Caribisch Nederland (ZVK), the island council members of Saba travelled to Bonaire to discuss their concerns with officials of the BES healthcare insurer. This came almost at the same time as the publication of the report of the …

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Island Council had positive meeting with ZVK

The Saba Island Council had a positive meeting with Director of the Caribbean Netherlands Health Insurance Office ZVK Angel Bermudez on Bonaire last week Wednesday, May 15. The Island Council delegation, comprising of Members Eviton Heyliger, Vito Charles, Hemmie van Xanten and Esmeralda Johnson, and Registrar Akilah Levenstone, presented a …

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