Chris Meijvogel

Educational staff Caribbean Netherlands receive Employee Handbook

In the past few weeks representatives of OCW in the Caribbean Netherlands have presented the first printed Employee Handbooks to the school boards on St. Eustatius, Saba and Bonaire. Meanwhile, the teachers have also received a copy of this handbook. The Employee Handbook is meant for the educational staff employed …

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Teacher’s Day Message from Commissioner Wilson

Saturday, October 5, is International Teacher’s Day. Commissioner Rolando Wilson wishes all teachers a happy Teacher’s Day. The Commissioner pointed out that the success of any nation has its roots in a solid education foundation. “Today we celebrate the corner stones of our education foundation, and that is you, our …

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Meeting with Director-General of the Ministry of Education

Commissioner of Education Bruce Zagers and Island Secretary Tim Muller on Wednesday, October 2 had a meeting with Director-General of the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science (OCW) Alida Oppers at the Ministry in The Hague. The Saba delegation provided the Director-General, who is very familiar with Saba as she …

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Further exploration of alternative harbor location

In consultation with the Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management (I&W), the Public Entity Saba has decided to further explore the alternative location for the harbor in the Giles Quarter area. Commissioner Bruce Zagers, Island Secretary Tim Muller, policy advisor Sarah van der Horn-Plante and harbor project manager Ton van …

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Cadwell Inc. to remove recyclables from Saba

The Public Entity Saba recently signed an agreement with the company Cadwell Inc. from Boca Raton, Florida, to remove all recyclable material from Saba. This includes the pile of scrap metal at the landfill, the removal of car wrecks and the contents of the storage facilities with recycled glass, cardboard, …

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Retirement ceremony for Mr. and Mrs. Hassell

A special retirement ceremony for two civil servants of the Public Entity Saba, Mrs. Yvonne Hassell-Simmons and Mr. Joseph Hassell, was held on Thursday, September 26. Family and colleagues got together in the Court room at the administration building to wish Mrs. Hassell-Simmons and Mr. Hassell a happy retirement. Island …

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RCN opens trainings to Statia, Saba civil service

A group of eighteen civil ser­vants of Government De­partment Caribbean Neth­erlands RCN and the Public Entity St. Eustatius partici­pated in a joint two-day Ef­fective Writing Training at Gertrude Judson Bicenten­nial Public Library, Septem­ber 17-18. The training is part of a pi­lot project whereby the RCN Shared Service Organization (SSO) training …

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Minister Bijleveld to visit SSS islands

Dutch Defence Minister Ank Bi­jleveld will be visiting the Dutch Windward Islands this week. In addition to visits to Dutch soldiers in St. Maarten, Saba and St. Eustatius, she is expected to have discussions with various authorities in the islands. In St. Maarten, Bijleveld will visit the Royal Nether­lands Marechaussee’s …

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St. Eustatius and Saba may expect heavy rainfall

A Tropical Cyclone Advisory is in effect for St. Eustatius and Saba due to heavy rainfall associated with Tropical Depression Karen, the Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute KNMI said in its Tropical Cyclone Bulletin of late Monday afternoon. Through Wednesday, rainfall accumulations of between one and three inches, with a slight …

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