Workshops on Dutch as foreign language

Dutch Taalunie organized a “Dutch as a Foreign Language Nederlands als Vreemde Taal NVT” workshop on St. Eustatius and Saba last week. The participants were all teach­ers of primary and second­ary education, who teach Dutch. The objective of the workshop was to iden­tify questions and needs regarding NVT education. The …

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Financial prospects for Saba positive

The Public Entity Saba is going steady financially. Government expects a surplus of US $440.000 by the end of 2017 to pay off interest-free loans, and the Committee for Financial Supervision CFT has approved the first budget amendment. The Execution Report of the first quarter of 2017. sent to CFT …

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Child Focus Foundation at award ceremony at the Noordeinde Palace

Child Focus Foundation project leader Stacey Simmons and co-founder/chairperson Henriette van Heijnsbergen attended the Appeltje van Oranje award ceremony at the Noordeinde Palace in The Hague on May 18.   In November Child Focus presented their After School Activities project in Curacao to a panel of Oranje Fonds representatives. Child …

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Plasterk appoints Statia Committee of Wise Men

Dutch caretaker Minister of Home Affairs and Kingdom Relations Ronald Plasterk has announced the start of the Committee of Wise Men for St. Eustatius. Members of that committee will be former Aruba Governor Fredis Refunjol and Member of the Council of State Jan Franssen. In order to assure an objective, …

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Trade Mission May 31st

Dear business representative, As you are probably be informed already, the Chamber of Commerce is organizing in cooperation with the Saba Business Association a Trade mission on May 31st. (See attachment for more detailed information.) The purpose of this trade mission is to meet companies from The Netherlands, Aruba, Suriname, …

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Summer School 2017

The Saba Comprehensive School is sponsored by the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science to start Summer School during the first two weeks of July, 2017 (July 3 – July 14). The SCS Summer School will provide lessons and activities between 8am and 12am during the summer vacation for students …

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Ladder Bay Trail closed during ‘Elsa’ salvaging

The lower section of the Ladder Bay Trail will be temporarily closed and the dive-site buoy will be tem­porarily removed during the salvaging process of motor yacht Elsa. A public notice issued Friday by the Public Entity of Saba reads that due to precautionary measures, the Lad­der Bay Trail will …

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