Parliament delegation has many questions after visit

The del­egation of the Permanent Committee for Kingdom Relations of the Second Chamber of the Dutch Par­liament after last week’s visit to St. Maarten, St. Eu­statius and Saba has sent a list of no fewer than 44 questions on a wide range of topics to Dutch State Secretary of Home …

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Disaster system individual units worked well in St. Eustatius, Saba

  ~~But outside operation, coordination lacked~~ The indi­vidual components of the disaster management system in St. Eustatius and Saba functioned well before, dur­ing and after last year’s three major hurricanes, due to the great efforts on an island lev­el, but considerable improve­ment is needed in the coop­eration and coordination between …

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Again positive audit review for Saba, surplus over 2017

The Public Entity Saba has again secured an excellent rating for its public finances: the 2017 annual report, which the Is­land Council adopted last Thurs­day, received an outright positive audit review from the accountant. Despite the many challenges that the island government faced, 2017 was closed off with a posi­tive …

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Regional cooperation discussed at Saba’s Tourism Conference

Saba’s second Hos­pitality and Tourism Con­ference was an extended event with accredited cus­tomer-service training from June 25-27, followed by conference sessions on July 2 and 3. The customer service trainings, which focused on elements such as attitudes for service and managing customer expectations, were all well received by stakeholders within the …

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12.5 million euros for Saba harbour project

Saba gets 12.5 million euros for the Fort Bay Harbour expansion and renova­tion project. St. Eustatius gets 7 million euros to tackle the coastal erosion. The Dutch Council of Ministers on Friday approved the funds as part of the so-called Re­gional Envelope. In total, 30 million euros will be invested …

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Strict rules emplaced for operating drones on BES islands

Drone owners on Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba are reminded to adhere to the rules when operating drones on these islands. Violating these rules, a drone pilot risk being fined, confiscation of the drone or jail time. This reminder comes after a recent verdict on Bonaire, where a drone pilot …

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