Catamaran Fujin capsized near Saba – crew rescued

Greg Slyngstad’s American Bieker 53 multihull Fujin has capsized during the RORC Caribbean 600 near Saba. All eight crew are safe. On Tuesday the ship was moored in front of Fort Bay, upside down. Stephen Cucchiaro’s Gunboat 60 Flow stood by until Dutch/ French authorities organised a rescue vessel. Preparations …

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Growing trade deficits: imports up, exports down on Saba

In 2017, the trade deficits of Bonaire, St Eustatius and Saba were higher than in the previous year. In relative terms, St Eustatius saw the sharpest increase in annual deficit. Statistics Netherlands (CBS) reports this on the basis of new figures. The Caribbean Netherlands has a structural trade deficit, with …

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Training new firefighters for Saba via new system

On January 28th, the Caribbean Netherlands Fire Department (BKCN) started with the training of 12 new colleagues; 3 from Saba, 2 from St. Eustatius and 7 from Bonaire. The participants will be trained for Fireman-A. They will learn about fire control, technical aid and accidents involving dangerous substances. Additionally in …

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Dutch Museum Saba participant in 2018 Year of European Culture.

On Dec 7, 2017 The European Council and European Parliament Decision designating 2018 as the European Year of Cultural Heritage was adopted on 17 May 2017, based on the European Commission’s proposal of 30 August 2016 The year belongs to all to experience, appreciate, and enjoy cultural heritage. Everyone is …

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