Chris Meijvogel

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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Start of campaign “Surrender and disarm”

Reducing illegal possession of (fire) arms is in the interest of everyone, in order to achieve this, in the period of October 21 to October 27 on Saba and Statia and October 28 to November 3 on Bonaire, there will be a turn-in campaign of (fire) weapons. The aim of …

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Johnson signs destination marketing MOU with Saba

Tourism, Economic Affairs, Trans­port and Telecommunica­tions (TEATT) Caretaker Minister Stuart Johnson recently signed a memo­randum of understanding (MOU) with Saba Com­missioner of Tourism Bruce Zagers that aims to foster a closer working relationship in tourism development and joint promotion of St. Maarten and Saba. The MOU was signed in Saba …

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Daycare teachers start CVQ Early Childhood Education training

A group of six daycare teachers, two after-school care teachers, a few teacher assistants of the Sacred Heart primary school, and some persons of other organizations have started the Caribbean Vocation Qualification (CVQ) Early Childhood Education training at the Saba Comprehensive School (SCS). Teacher Floyd Pryce from Jamaica has been …

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Dutch govt lays foundation for further cooperation with islands

The Dutch gov­ernment is motivated to give fol­low-up to various recommenda­tions of the Council of State and the Intra-Departmental Policy Assessment Kingdom Relations IBO regarding establishing an execution agenda with the pub­lic entities Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba, turning the BES Fund into an investment fund, review­ing the division of …

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