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Wilson thanks everyone for successful Saba Summer Festival

The Saba Summer Festival, which concluded on Sunday, July 24, was a big success, said a grateful Commissioner of Culture Rolando Wilson. The 46th edition of the Saba Summer Festival with the slogan “Sun, Fun and Bliss” started July 15 with a Teen’s Night and included an opening Jump Up, …

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Island Council discusses service and plans of Satel NV

The Island Council had a meeting about the Saba Telephone Company Satel NV on Tuesday, July 26 to discuss the direction of the government-owned company and the investments that it is making to improve the service for the Saba people. Tuesday’s meeting was a follow-up to an earlier meeting that …

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Four special enforcement officers sworn in

Four Saba residents took the oath and accepted their new task as special enforcement officers (“buitengewoon agent van politie”) for the Public Entity Saba on Tuesday, July 26. They will be known as ‘BavPol enforcers.’ Bobby Zagers, Justin Yu and Thompson Thomas are employees of the Public Entity Saba while …

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Subsidy to lower Saba electricity tariff 10%

The burden of the steep, more than 30% increase in the electricity price since last year for consumers on Saba will be reduced to 10% thanks to a subsidy that the Public Entity Saba will be making available to the Saba Electricity Company (SEC). Due to higher fuel prices on …

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Permit request for new harbor submitted

A large step was taken in the harbor project earlier this week with the submission of the permit request for the construction of a new harbor at Black Rocks at Rijkswaterstaat in the Netherlands. The total package that was filed contained the requests for the necessary building permits and included …

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New mural beautifies entrance side Saba Heritage Center

A large, colorful mural is now beautifying the wall at the entrance of the Saba Heritage Center in Windwardside. The mural was painted by artist Joan Bourque and designed by archaeologist/artist Finn van der Leden. The 3 by 5-meter mural depicts Saba’s heritage, both tangible and intangible. It includes Saba’s …

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Caribbean Netherlands inflation rose once more

During the second quarter of 2022 consumer goods and ser­vices in Bonaire were 9.4% more expensive than a year before. The inflation rate had still been 9.2% in the previous quarter. The in­crease is mainly prompted by rising food prices and airfares, reported the Dutch Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) …

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