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TEACHING ON SABA EXPLAINED IN SIX PARADOXES

For the past 7 years teacher Rhiannon Jorna has been a high school teacher on Saba. She writes about her life and work in her blog “Island Stories”. In a recent post she explains the complexities of education on this intricate island in six paradoxes without it being a tedious …

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PCN: premiums unchanged and modest indexation per 1/1/2020

Pensioenfonds Caribisch Nederland (PCN) keeps the premium for 2020 at the same level as in previous years, namely at 22% of income. In addition, during their meeting last week, the PCN board decided to grant an indexation of three-quarters (0.75) percent per January 1, 2020. Although the indexation of less …

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Children’s week 2019 November 18-23

On the 20th of November 2019, marks the 30th anniversary of the Children’s Rights Convention. The implementation of this convention has helped improved the lives of children all over the world, including Saba! In order to celebrate this special day, we have worked hard to put together our 4th annual Children’s Week. During this …

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US Ambassador Pete Hoekstra visits Saba

United States Ambassador to the Netherlands Mr. Pete Hoekstra visited Saba on Thursday, November 14. He met with local authorities, climbed Mt. Scenery, the highest point in the Dutch Kingdom, and went to the landfill to be informed about the successful recycling project. The Ambassador was very positive about his …

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47 applications filed with Schadefonds CN

Since April 1st, 2019, victims of violent crime on Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba are eligible for a one-off compensation payment from the Schadefonds Geweldsmisdrijven (Violent Crimes Compensation Fund). Since the introduction of the fund in the Caribbean Netherlands, 47 applications have been submitted. Applications that meet the conditions and …

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Island Council reluctantly approves skeletal budget 2020-2023

The Island Council on Wednesday, November 13 adopted the 2020-2023 budget of the Public Entity Saba, but not without the members sharing their great concerns about the lack of structural funding from the Dutch Government and after hearing the urgent message of Finance Commissioner Bruce Zagers. Zagers explained in his …

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Certificates administrative law enforcement course presented

On Wednesday, November 13, Island Governor Jonathan Johnson  handed out certificates to the participants of the first administrative law enforcement course on Saba. Police officers of the Caribbean Netherlands Police Force (KPCN), military police workers of the Royal Marechaussee who also work in basic police care on Saba, and civil …

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Commissioner Wilson meets with sports stakeholders

Stakeholders in the sports sector recently had a meeting to discuss the further developing of sports on Saba and to share ideas on how to enhance the sports structure and related activities on the island. In attendance were Commissioner of Sports Rolando Wilson, Sports Coordinator of the Public Entity Saba …

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Think tank single-use plastics ban has introductory meeting

The think tank to ban single-use plastics on Saba in 2020 had its introductory meeting last week Thursday, November 7. Different stakeholders attended the meeting, including representatives of the business sector, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), the Public Entity Saba and local residents. Participants at the meeting discussed the parts that they …

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Sustainable finance project to help Saba Conservation Foundation

This week the Dutch Caribbean Nature Alliance (DCNA) and World Wide Fund for Nature The Netherlands (WWF-NL) join forces with Wolfs Company to assist the Saba Conservation Foundation (SCF), St. Eustatius National Parks (STENAPA) and the Nature Foundation Sint Maarten (NFSXM) with strengthening their ability to achieve sustainable financing of …

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