KNMI volcanologist explains why eruptions don’t suddenly happen

A volcanic eruption doesn’t suddenly happen: usually it is a process that evolves over a longer period of time which is accompanied by signals of the volcano’s increased activity. Volcanologist Elske de Zeeuw-Van Dalfsen of the Royal Netherlands Institute for Meteorology (KNMI) explains why people on Saba don’t have to …

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Relief for tourism and hospitality sectors

Businesses in the hospitality and tourism sector will get additional relief from the Public Entity Saba for the period April through December 2020. The entrepreneurs don’t have to pay the various fees to the government that are normally due. The Executive Council recently decided to waive a number of local …

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1,000 Sabans registered for COVID vaccination

So far, some 1,000 residents have registered for vaccination against the coronavirus COVID-19, Island Governor Jonathan Johnson said in an update. Based on communication from the Ministry of Public Health, Welfare and Sport in the Netherlands, Saba will receive the vaccines next week. The Outbreak Management Team (OMT) and Saba …

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Funding for children’s activities at the library

The Executive Council has approved funding to continue the after-school activities at the Queen Wilhelmina Library in The Bottom. Also approved was the funding for the annual Spelling Bee and the Book Week. The reading program, homework support, math support, and the Dutch, English, and Spanish classes can now continue …

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‘Winair in principle a healthy company’

An objec­tive assessment has shown that Windward Islands Air­ways International Winair is in principle a healthy company, but the conse­quences of the COVID-19 pandemic caused the air­line to have financial prob­lems. Dutch Minister of In­frastructure and Water Management Cora van Nieuwenhuizen and State Secretary of Home Affairs and Kingdom Relations …

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