• From Deanna McDowell on Greenhouses to be constructed at schools

    Years ago there was a hydroponic garden.

    2018/10/16 at 1:39 pm
  • From René CADERIUS VAN VEEN on PCN requests a "Proof of life Declaration" (ADV)

    When at last will that be automized just like it happens in the Netherlands?!

    2018/10/11 at 5:47 pm
  • From James David Kerner on Seven out of ten Saba residents identify traffic nuisances

    There is a dangerous speeding problem on The Road. Traffic cameras should be installed and speeders ticketed. Otherwise it’s only a matter of time before someone gets killed.

    2018/10/04 at 3:00 pm
  • From Christopher Smith on Windward Islands will not have coastal radar system before 2021

    The persons living on Saba should note that because the Coast Guard is trying to detect boats and ships, the best location for such a radar is on top of the Cable and Wireless tower on Mount Scenery.

    2018/09/01 at 4:27 pm
  • From Christopher Smith on Material transport for renovation runway to finalize sooner than anticipated

    I am glad to hear about the runway resurfacing with concrete. I hope they do install Centerline lighting.
    Centerline lighting reduces the required decision hight by the pilot from 2600 feet to 200 feet under a basic CAT 1 system.
    Note: Saba can not go above CAT 1 to the more advanced CAT 2 or CAT 3 , because CAT 2 and CAT 3 are currently only Instrument Landing System technology.
    Saba must use a Transponder Landing System CAT 1, which is used primarily by the military and small airports.
    The pilot landing the plane can not tell any difference between ILS and TLS, he/she only sees that the runway landing system is CAT 1.
    Centerline is nice to have, even if no future airport navigation improvements or upgrades are planned.
    Christopher Smith

    2018/08/31 at 4:33 am
  • From Mevr. Touw on Saba to relocate waste burner, end smoke issue

    It’s very annoying that these plans are going to be realized on land that does not belong to the Saba government. Very strange that this all can happen like this. The ground belongs to families who live on Saba and abroad.

    In the European Netherlands this would never happen this way. In fact, it would cause a big scandal. Before such projects are realized in Holland a thorough investigation need to be performed concerning the properties that could be affected by the project. There are investigations on the consequences of the project for the environment, and for the owners of the properties concerned and the surrounding properties. In the European Netherlands all owners of properties need to be correctly and timely informed about plans the government has near their property and/or on their property. Owners and those who will be disadvantaged get the chance to react, get compensations and/or can take legal actions before the project is realized. In close consultation and via clearly defined procedures Government and owners try to come to mutually acceptable agreements. The government will compensate the owners of the land and the owners of land surrounding the project who will have negative consequences of the governments decisions.
    I did not see any indication that such procedures have been followed in the underlying case.

    It seems that the Saba and Dutch governments want to avoid these obligations towards the community of Saba. And all of this seems to be done with the approval of the Dutch government.
    Is the central government in the Netherlands really informed about what all is going on on Saba? I’m always hearing and reading about the wonderful cooperation between Saba and the central government. Could this be caused by the selective focus of the central government when working together on projects with the Saba government?

    I want to strongly advise the central government to change this approach and better consider the rights and interests of the Saba n community.

    Mevrouw Touw

    2018/08/22 at 11:47 am
  • From Selma Hamilton on Simon Wilson leaving Saba

    Sad to see him leave… he is our neighbor and we will miss him!

    2018/08/18 at 7:54 am
  • From Gilbert Agard on Trade mission to visit Saba, Statia

    On July 26 -28,2018, a mini trade exposition,of Trinidad & other Caricom islands’small business products ,was staged in St Eustatius. The purpose for hosting this event, which was organized and sponsored by Kultur Sails Enterprises, a small trader establishment,in Trinidad,was mainly meant to create opportunities for small business enterprises within the Caribbean region, inclusive of Statia, to forge linkages,with an aim to advertise and develop new business relationships.
    The Mini Expo was successful. Kultur Sails Enterprises thanked the Tourism Foundation, public organisations,individuals and small business owners who participated in the sales promotion of local goods.
    As CEO of Kultur Sails Enterprises, I believe there exist great scope for business development within the Caribbean regions, and I look forward to being invited to join the team of entrepreneurs, led by Mr Koos Sneek, in its quest to stage Inter Expo on St Eustatius.

    Regards.

    2018/08/16 at 12:12 pm
  • From Saba citizen on Woman hit by truck in Saba

    Police should enforce the law of driving (speedy driving and/or drunk driving.) People at risk whether they are walking or driving.

    2018/08/07 at 11:11 am
  • From Rose Savers. on Woman hit by truck in Saba

    Surprised that this doesn’t happen more often, seeing that a lot of drivers drive like lunatics. No laws against speeding.

    2018/08/04 at 8:01 am
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