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March 21 is World Down Syndrome Day

March 21, 2019 is World Down Syndrome Day.The students, faculty, staff, and visitors (Lipscomb University) at Sacred Heart School on the island of Saba showed their support, respect, understanding, and acceptance for those who have Down Syndrome and especially for our student Jayden. They wore mismatched socks and the color …

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Landslide victory for WIPM

The Windward Islands People’s Movement WIPM secured all five seats in the March 20 Island Council elections on Saba with 779 votes of the total number of 984 valid votes that were cast. The preliminary voting results announced shortly after 11:00pm on Wednesday showed that the Saba Labor Party (SLP) …

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Saba artists participate at Curacao’s Plein Air Festival

Artists from Saba are currently in Curaçao for the Plein Air Festival 2019, a large art event with local and international participants that involves a lot of outdoor painting. Heleen Cornet (seen in photo), Angelita Peterson and Mary Thielman are attending the art festival with the financial support of the …

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Sympathy letter to Utrecht Mayor

The Public Entity Saba on Tuesday, March 19, sent a letter to Mayor Jan van Zanen of Utrecht to express sympathy in regards to the shooting incident in a tram on Monday which left three persons dead. The letter, signed by Island Governor Jonathan Johnson and Island Secretary Tim Muller, …

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Saba has new police chief

Saba’s new head of police Gert Geerdink visited Island Governor Jonathan Johnson on his first working day on Monday March 18. The meeting had an introductory character and also served to discuss points of attention and police processes. “I want a good cooperation with all partners in the justice system. …

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New Sports Facilitator Robinson aims to revive sports

Give sports on Saba a boost, motivate young people to be active, and get their parents involved, and intensify the cooperation with the local stakeholders and within the Dutch Kingdom. Recently appointed Sports Facilitator Joelyn Robinson has hit the ground running to make these ambitious goals happen. “We want to …

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Saba prepares itself for island council election

The political arena in Saba may look very different after Thursday’s Island Coun­cil election. For years the blue Saba Labour Party (SLP) and the orange-coloured Wind­ward Island People’s Move­ment (WIPM) have battled it out between each other. Now a third party has joined the race, the green United People Movement …

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Attention: No campaign material inside voting stations

Voters may not wear or display promotional material inside the two voting stations on Saba during Election Day this Wednesday, March 20. Wearing for example a t-shirt or a cap stating the political party and/or candidate will not be allowed when a person enters the voting station to cast his …

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