Van Ark confirms commitment to social minimum benchmark

Dutch State Secretary of Social Affairs and Labour Tamara van Ark says establishing the benchmark for the so­cial minimum for Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba is a next step to make the life of people on the islands bet­ter. “The benchmark for the social minimum gives a di­rection to our …

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Two suspects convicted of soft-drug possession

Two men were on trial in Saba on Tuesday for possession of soft drugs. Both suspects had previ­ously been convicted for possession of drugs. Both men were convicted by the judge in the Court of First Instance. One man was sentenced to 60 days in prison, with deduction of the …

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Five approved auditor’s reports in a row for Saba

The public entity Saba has received an approved auditor’s report on its 2018 annual account, the Committee for Financial Supervision CFT noted in an August 7 letter in response to the second execution report. This is the fifth consecutive year that Saba has received an approved auditor’s report on its …

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PCN representative visits Saba on August 26-27

Pension funds Caribbean Netherlands (PCN) Would like to inform the public of Saba that their representative Ingra Bennett will be on Saba on August 26-27, 2019 to answer questions, listen to concerns or handle issues pertaining to a PCN pension. To schedule an appointment please contact PCN office on Statia at …

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Coast Guard collaborates in search and rescue operation

Last Thursday the Rescue and Coordination Center of the Dutch Caribbean Coast Guard received a notification from substation SXM that a vessel with the name ‘INTEGRITY’ had sunk between SXM and Anguilla. The vessel was light blue in color and onboard was one male who had gone missing. A Metal …

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Opinion: Problem dogs on Saba

Dear editor, I have been reading about the goat problem being an important issue for Saba, for their effects on nature and on safety. They look cute and don’t harm people directly but still they are described as a nuisance, a cause of problems, a frequent subject for discussion and …

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Dog training session a success in Saba

Dog owners in Saba had the opportunity on Saturday to participate in a dog training session provided by Jazmine “Jaz” Vergara. A group of Saban dog owners turned up for the meet-and-greet, and were elated with the tips to keep a happy, healthy and loyal dog. Vergara, who works as …

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