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Wuite’s social minimum motion gets broad support

The Sec­ond Chamber of the Dutch Parliament on Tuesday ad­opted the motion about establishing a realistic so­cial minimum for Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba of Member of Parliament (MP) Jorien Wuite of the Democratic Party D66 with broad support. Wuite presented the mo­tion, co-signed by Don Ced­er of the ChristianUnion …

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New name sign Major Osmar Simmons Museum unveiled

In the presence of family, friends, and government officials, the new name board for the Major Osmar R. Simmons Museum in The Bottom was unveiled on Friday, January 27. During the official ceremony preceding the unveiling of the new sign above the entrance, donated by the Saba Tourist Bureau, Commissioner …

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In 2022 Saba shipped 50 containers with recyclables

In 2022, Saba shipped a record number of 50 containers with recyclables to the USA for further processing. Saba has a well-functioning waste management system that includes the separation of recyclables. The 50 containers that left the island contained the following recyclables: plastics (63%), cardboard (20%), plastic bottles (10%), shredded …

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Four candidate lists submitted on Nomination Day Saba

Four candidate lists for the March 15 Island Council elections were submitted during Nomination Day on Saba Monday, January 30. Island Governor Jonathan Johnson, Chairman of the Central Voting Bureau, received the candidate lists of, subsequently, the Saba Caring People Party, the blank list of Dave Levenstone, the Party for …

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Pilot approved to support local animal husbandry, fisheries

The Saba Executive Council recently approved a pilot to support local animal husbandry and fisheries. The six-month pilot involves a number of reimbursements for the high costs that livestock owners and commercial fishermen have and aims to contribute to local food production. As part of this project, which is financed …

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Parliament repeats call for social minimum for islands

The Second Chamber of the Dutch Parliament on Thursday once more urged the Dutch govern­ment to implement the social minimum for Bo­naire, St. Eustatius and Saba, and to introduce a package to reduce the cost of living. Members of the Per­manent Committee for Kingdom Relations of the Second Chamber did …

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Special Enforcement Officers are doing their work

Special Enforcement Officers (BAVPOL) report on their activities.  In total, Saba now has 6 active special enforcement officers: Bobby Zagers, Justin Yu and Thompson Thomas are employees of the Public Entity Saba while Marijn van der Laan works at the Saba Conservation Foundation (SCF) and  Alexandria Hassell and Randall Johnson. …

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