Chris Meijvogel

Record number participants in 2019 Hell’s Gate triathlon

With a record number of participants, some 70 in total, another successful edition of the Hell’s Gate Triathlon took place on Saba on Saturday January 19. The unique sports event contained a new element this year: running through the recently established Mount Scenery National Park. The triathlon keeps growing, said …

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Kingdom Ombudsmen to meet on Saba

The National Ombudsman, the Ombudsman of Curaçao and the Ombudsman of St. Maarten will gather on Saba on Monday January 21 and Tuesday January 22 for their annual meeting. During their stay on Saba, National Ombudsman Reinier van Zutphen, who is also the Ombudsman for Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba, …

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Grand opening of renovated A.M. Edwards Medical Center

After several years of preparation, a lengthy financing process, a slow-down in the execution of plans due to the 2017 hurricanes and a reconstruction that was carried out in phases, the renovated, state-of-the-art A.M. Edwards Medical Center was officially opened on Tuesday, January 15. With eight beds in two wards …

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Expert hired to assist with connectivity plan for Saba

Determined to improve the connectivity to Saba, the Public Entity Saba has decided to hire an expert company to assist in achieving a higher and more affordable transportation capacity by air and ferry, and to draft a connectivity plan. The Executive Council on January 9 approved a proposal of Commissioner …

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Support for construction of new nursing home

Members of the delegation of the First and Second Chamber of the Dutch Parliament which visited Saba on Saturday, January 12, showed support for the plans of the Benevolent Foundation Saba (BFS) to build a new nursing home for the eldery and disabled, also known as ‘The Home.’ The Parliamentarians …

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Parliament demands transfer of work permit authority to Saba

The Public Entity Saba must be enabled to handle work permit requests, the Dutch Parliamentarians unilaterally agreed during a meeting with the Executive Council on Saturday, January 12. The transfer of this authority has been pending for too long and needs to happen pronto. “This same matter came up in …

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Dutch govt. donates drinking water transport truck to Saba

The Dutch government, via the Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management, will donate a truck to Saba to transport the three- and five-gallon refillable water bottles from the under-construction water bottling plant, to and from businesses and homes. Dutch State Secretary for Home Affairs and Kingdom Relations Raymond Knops announced …

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Knops, Zagers unveil sign for construction of bottling plant

During his visit to Saba on Monday, January 7, 2019, State Secretary of Home Affairs and Kingdom Relations Raymond Knops together with Commissioner Bruce Zagers unveiled the sign for the construction of the water bottling plant in St. John’s. Island Governor Jonathan Johnson gladly lend a helping hand to remove …

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