Dear Editor, It is since November 1st that the transition took place from the accounts of all clients of Windward Islands Bank Ltd on Saba and Statia to Maduro & Curiel’s Bank Bonaire. This transition and especially the way it has been carried out has disrupted the life of many …Read More »
Opinion: SabaElectric has some great plans for the future.
Dear Editor, SabaElectric is planning to support the introduction of the generation of more renewable energy on Saba. Their plans were communicated to the community through three townhall meetings in The Bottom, Windwardside, and Hell’s Gate. The events were streamed on Facebook so that the world, including me, could learn …Read More »
Opinion: Modernization or pacifier?
Dear Editor, The social security system of the Netherlands is aimed at guaranteeing (a sufficient degree of) subsistence security for its inhabitants. However, there is a different system in the Dutch Caribbean than in the European Netherlands. It is sad but true: the system of the Dutch Caribbean is not …Read More »
Opinion: Hemmie van Xanten reflects on the recent mission of the Island Council to The Netherlands
Dear Editor, It is good to be back on Saba after two weeks of meeting your family and friends, official meetings, unofficial meetings, and the VNG congress. It is always great to see the relationship that has been established over the years with politicians who have become your counterpart. Entering …Read More »
Opinion: ARAWAK Hotel welcomes visitors and guests from May 6th
Letter to the Editor: Dear People of Saba, It was a pleasure working hand in hand with the local community, our Saba Government, and Island Counsels. With the encouragement of our friends here in Saba we started the hotel project two and half years ago, overcame pandemic delays, and successfully …Read More »
Letter to the Editor: Opportunity or Oppression on Saba?
Dear Editor, I write this letter on the cusp of Saba Day 2021. While the outside world celebrates with us, they are unaware of the reality of many Sabans employed within the Government Service, a reality that inveigles despair, frustration, and disappointment on a daily basis as it continues to …Read More »
Letter to the Editor: No way to contact Saba Splash for drinking water on Saba
Dear Editor, Good afternoon, I have been contacting everyone I can think of to get contact information for Saba Splash. I do not see any information listed for them anywhere, so I’m hoping you can help with who I should get in touch with regarding ordering water from them. Thanks! …Read More »
Letter to the Editor: Open letter to Mr. Knops
DEAR MISTER KNOPS, Welcome Dutch caretaker State Secretary to Statia where you are likely to open a roundabout that communicates with about ten lonely vehicles per hour per day. Never have we seen on Statia such magnificent progress from you and your local civil servants and what a great investment …Read More »