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New board members for Chamber of Commerce

The Chamber of Com­merce and Industry of St. Eustatius and Saba has a new board, the Chamber announced in a press state­ment on Monday. Based on the new laws of the Chamber of Com­merce, the five positions on the board have to be va­cated and an election held every three …

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Another successful Sea to Scenery race

Forty participants on Saturday morning December 3 took on the strenuous task of running or walking from Cove Bay to the top of Mount Scenery in the annual Sea to Scenery race. The group gathered shortly after 6:30 am at Cove Bay to receive their racing number and to listen …

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Distribution of plant species on the Dutch Caribbean Islands now online  

Since 2018 Wageningen University & Research and Carmabi cooperate in bringing together historical and recent data on vegetation composition and plant species distribution on the six Dutch Caribbean islands. Plant observations from this CACTUS database are now online available through the Dutch Caribbean Biodiversity Database (DCBD) website http://speciesdistribution.dcbd.nl.  A lot …

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Winair pilots lose case over salary reductions

Windward Islands Civil Servants Union/Private Sector Union (WICSU/PSU) and eighteen pilots of Windward Islands Airways International NV (Winair) have lost an appeal filed against a court decision of September 28, 2021, in connection with the reduction of their salaries during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Court of Appeals ruled in this …

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Saba gathers for 47th edition of Saba Day

The 47th edition of Saba Day was celebrated on Friday, December 2 in the presence of young and old, invited guests, and elected officials, starting with the official program in the morning hours, including the hoisting of the flag, speeches, cultural performances, and a lively street fair in The Bottom …

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Fishermen’s cooperative Bonaire visits the Saba fishing sector

A delegation from the fisheries cooperative Piskabon is visiting Saba from 30 November to 5 December. This visit, initiated and organized by Piskabon, is all about exchanging knowledge and strengthening cooperation and brotherhood between the fishermen of the Caribbean Netherlands. At Piskabon’s request, a representative of the World Wildlife Fund, …

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Lauren Risley presented the Saba Sports Policy 2022-2025

The Public Entity Saba recently presented its 2022-2025 Sports Policy. The intention is to use sports on Saba as a tool to promote a healthy lifestyle, teach life skills and encourage positive social interaction. The Sports Policy outlines a clear vision for the future of sports on Saba—to use sports as …

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Second edition Saba Wahoo Food Fest: December 5-11

Four restaurants on Saba will be participating in the second edition of Wahoo Food Fest from December 5-11, 2022. In view of the wahoo season and the popular Saba Day Wahoo Tournament, the Saba Tourism Bureau, together with the participating restaurants will organize the food fest after the tournament. This …

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Island Council Members visit Bonaire & Curaçao hospitals

During their working visit to Bonaire and Curaçao from Thursday, November 17 to Wednesday, November 23, Saba Island Council Members Carl Buncamper and Vito Charles visited Bonaire’s Mariadal Hospital and the Curaçao Medical Center (CMC). Accompanied by Island Council Registrar Akilah Levenstone, Buncamper and Charles traveled to Bonaire right after …

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