Chris Meijvogel

310 tonnes scrap metal removed from Saba – updated photos

Cadwell Inc., the United States-based compa­ny that has been contracted by the public entity Saba to remove all recyclables from the island, has already taken 310 tonnes of scrap metal off the island. “This is a fine example of cooperation between pri­vate American companies, local contractors in Saba, and the …

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British Honorary Consul for St. Maarten, Saba, and Statia

The British Embassy in The Hague has appointed G.R. “Rik” Bergman to act as British Honorary Consul for St. Maarten with additional ju­risdiction for St. Eustatius and Saba. Bergman’s primary role will be to provide consular assistance to British na­tionals in the Windward Islands, but he will also be an …

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New waste bins arrive in Saba

Recently a supply of new garbage bins arrived on Saba. In the coming weeks, the Public Works Department will make an inventory on the island and relocate existing bins or place new bins where needed. Thee same color system applies for the new bins: orange for recyclables (glass, plastic, tin …

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Ishmael Levenston passes away age 79

Former Member of the Island Council of Saba Ishmael Matthew Ameal Levenston passed away at Henry Every Senior Citizens Home in The Bottom at the age of 79. His son Dave Levenstone announced his father’s death on Saturday. Levenston entered Saba politics in 1975, following in the footsteps of his …

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Traditional Cottages on Saba and life in the past

Dutch Museum Saba organized in the past years in September the Open Monuments Days, which is a Dutch annual national event in September. However the lack of tourists in September made us decide to look for another opportunity. In the month of October there is always on Saba the remarkable …

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Saba and St. Eustatius visit Kingdom Tournament in Bonaire

Last week a delegation from Saba and St. Eustatius visited the Kingdom Tournament in Bonaire. The group consisted of Public Entity Saba, Sports United Federation Saba, Public Entity St. Eustatius, St. Eustatius Sports Facility Foundation and, A+ academic & Professional Training Centre. The Kingdom Tournament is a specially developed youth …

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Gas explosion at dormitory in Saba

Saba’s emergency services were rushed to a dormitory building on Thais Hill Road in The Bottom around 7:30am Saturday, for a gas explosion that left one man severely burned. A loud crack was heard throughout The Bottom that morning and a large plume of white smoke was seen coming out …

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No transfer of authority for work permits to Saba

A practical solution is being sought with all stakeholders to speed up the issuing of work permits in Saba. For now, there will be no transfer of this authority to the public entity Saba. Dutch State Secretary of Home Affairs and Kingdom Relations Raymond Knops informed the Second Chamber of …

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Soft opening of refurbished library

The project to refurbish the Queen Wilhelmina Library in The Bottom has successfully concluded. The results are neat: a cozy reading area, including a small coffee bar with drinks and snacks for purchase, a revamped computer area and a modern meeting space. On Thursday, October 10, the soft opening took …

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