All "Opinion Letters-to-the Editor"

Opinion Daily Herald: Made to wait

Today’s news that the Dutch Government is willing to supplement possible losses in pension years of (former) civil servants and teaching personnel who worked in Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba (the BES islands) before October 10, 2010, is obviously most welcome. While a number of these public sector employees for …

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Opinion Daily Herald: Saba follows constructive approach

News that negotiations will start soon to discuss the transfer of tasks from the Dutch Government to Saba (see related story) inspires hope that the status of special overseas Public Entity might prove more durable than certain persons would have it. After all, there has been and still is a …

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Opinion: Sabans deal with heartless doctors

Dear Editor, Please allow me space in your paper to tell of the kind of medical care that we Sabans are getting here on Saba and the heartless doctors that we have to deal with. My name is Beatrlx Zagers, I am not going to hide behind any false name, …

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Opinion: Change on the horizon for Saba’s government

Dear editor, On April 23, 2016 via the Daily Herald presiding Commissioner Christopher Johnson announced that he would be pursuing a new venture as the new Dutch Representative. It was not until May 03, 2016 that the Island Council as a collective body was officially informed about the resignation of …

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Opinion: Problems with delivery of mail addressed to Saba

Dear Editor, I would like to share the following concerns with the people on Saba. Following my experiences, there is quite a serious problem with the delivery of mail to Saba. There is NOT a problem a problem with the postoffice here on Saba, but with probably Flamingo Post. If you have similar …

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Opinion: International Women’s Day

A thank you to ALL the female un-sung heroes on International Women’s Day. To the waitresses, the bartenders, the shop owners, the hotel managers, the single mothers, the stay-at-home moms, the moms who work full time and still maintain a happy home, the educators and teachers, the volunteers, the committee …

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Opinion: Open Letter to Saban Community

Since the non-renewal of my contract at Saba Comprehensive School at the end of the 2013 – 2014 school year, I silently listened to rumors and to endless speculations as to what I am doing and why I am appealing the recent judgment against my lawsuit filed in January 2015. …

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Opinion: Establish A Working Committee

Mr. Editor, please allow writer to bring forward the following suggestion with the hope that it will be considered. Now that the Evaluation Report is out and official and also public notice I would like to suggest to the Honorable Island Council Members of the Public Entity of Saba to …

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Opinion: Saba Guru updates on SCS development

Dear editor, Please allow me again some space to update those interested in education on the current developments at the SCS. Communication: This academic school year, we as parents have not seen any communication from the school with regards to daily activities, school developments and improvements. Those who have internet …

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Opinion: Saba Guru reviews report onderwijsinspectie on performance SCS-Vocational stream

Dear Editor, On May 18th an inspection report was published by the Dutch Inspectorate based on the Vocational stream and the qualification of this stream/curriculum. This report can be found at http://www.onderwijsinspectie.nl/binaries/content/assets/caribisch-nederland/2015/kwaliteitsonderzoek-examinering-en-diplomering-saba-comprehensive-school I can’t remember that anybody, including PTA and MR and most of all the SCS, informed you about …

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Opinion: Dutch Influence on Saban Education

Dear Editor, We all witnessed the changes after 10-10-10. In order to evaluate the changes after 10-10-10 an evaluation committee has been appointed for us to check on the changes and which impact they have on us. Well let me just bring in my part on this. Education: Both schools …

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