Chris Meijvogel

Harbour master plan Saba to be drafted

A master plan for the Saba harbour will be drafted this year, a plan that includes short-, medium- and long-term goals to comply with a growing demand and to improve the general facility. Saba Commissioner Bruce Zagers in charge of infrastructure and tourism stated this during his visit to the …

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Murder suspect taken into custody

The suspect from Bosnia, who was extradited by the authorities in the United States as a suspect in the socalled “Hector” investigation on Sunday has been questioned by a Judge of Instruction on Bonaire. S.C. (31) has been taken into custody pending the investigations in the case. He is suspected …

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Volcanologist and Seismologists of KNMI will visit Saba

At the end of January, a group of the Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute KNMI, consisting of a volcanologist and seismologists, will visit Saba. For years, seismological meters have been stationed on Saba. Currently, there are four so called seismometers on Saba, which send information to the KNMI in De Bilt …

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Increased exposure for destination Saba

Destination Saba is in the spotlight. Saba Commissioner of Tourism Bruce Zagers is optimistic. The Dutch Holiday Fair (“Vakantiebeurs”) in Utrecht went very well and the exposure to attract more visitors from the region and North America continues to grow. “In general, Saba is getting considerable exposure in the United …

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Go-ahead for Saba helicopter flights

The Saba Government has received the green light for commercial helicopter landings, Saba Commissioner in charge of aviation and infrastructure affairs Bruce Zagers said on Monday. Zagers had a good meeting with representatives of the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Environment I&M and the Dutch Inspectorate of Civil Aviation on …

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Senad Cejvan a suspect in Hector case extradited to BES island

A suspect has been extradited today, January 15th 2017 from the United States in the investigation called “Hector”. This is the investigation being conducted after the death of a student on Saba in April 2015. On Sunday, January 15th, 2017 the 31-year old Senad Cejvan from Bosnia was transferred by …

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Carlyle Tearr elected new Commerce Chamber Chair

Former Commissioner of St. Eustatius Carlyle Tearr has been appointed new Chairman of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of St. Eustatius and Saba. Following the election held on December 13, 2016, the Board members of the Chamber of Commerce held its first meeting for 2017 on Thursday. The first …

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Victim Compensation Fund expanded to public entities

Victims of violent crimes in Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba will be able to get a compensation from the Dutch Criminal Injuries Compensation Fund (Schadefonds Geweldsmisdrijven) by mid-2018. Dutch Minister of Security and Justice Ard van der Steur announced this on Thursday during his working visit to Bonaire. The Minister …

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Support for special care provision public entities

The Dutch Parliament delegation that took part in the Caribbean Netherlands summit in Bonaire on Monday is supportive of setting up a special provision for persons in Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba who require special assistance. The Netherlands has such an arrangement called the Social Support Law (“Wet maatschappelijke ondersteuning” …

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Windward Islands once more unite forces at Holiday Fair

For the second time in a row St. Maarten, St. Eustatius and Saba are uniting forces at the annual Holiday Fair (“Vakantiebeurs”) in Utrecht this entire week. With a combined, large booth, the three Windward Islands aim to get more attention of visitors to Europe’s largest tourism trade fair. Last …

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