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Saba forced to submit skeleton budget again

The public entity Saba this week was forced again to submit a skeleton budget to the Committee for Financial Supervision CFT due to the lack of structural funding to cover the local government’s operational cost. Because the free allowance (“vrije uitkering”) has not been substantially adapted to the current situation, …

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Dutch Parliament insists on tackling poverty on islands

THE HAGUE–Several Members of the Second Chamber of the Dutch Parliament made an urgent call to eradicate increasing poverty in the Dutch Caribbean during the handling of the draft 2002 King­dom Relations budget on Wednesday. Member of Parliament (MP) Jorien Wuite of the Democratic Party D66, who held her maiden …

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DUO opens temporary service centres in the Caribbean Area

In autumn, the Education Executive Agency [Dienst Uitvoering Onderwijs] (DUO) is going to open temporary service centres on Aruba, Curaçao and Bonaire in order to provide information services to prospective and former students. DUO is also going to organise information sessions and offer tailor-made support. Residents of the Leeward Islands …

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NAGICO Insurances provides students in Saba with care kits

NAGICO Insur­ances provided students and pupils of Saba Com­prehensive School and Sa­cred Heart Primary School with care packages to help them balance face-to-face learning with staying safe in the pandemic. NAGICO’s Saba office ad­ministrator Sheritsa Brigi­da-Oleana made a courtesy call to the schools, where she presented the packages. “Trying to return …

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Committee envisioned for special allowances Caribbean Netherlands

Recognising that there is room for im­provement in coordination between the ministries in The Hague, the Dutch gov­ernment is looking into es­tablishing a governmental committee that will assess all special allowances for Bo­naire, St. Eustatius and Saba. Dutch caretaker State Sec­retary of Home Affairs and Kingdom Relations Ray­mond Knops stated …

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Saba providing free Covid-19 Self Tests

The Public Health Department is now providing free home covid 19 tests. These tests are for persons not required to test as part of our covid-19 testing policy but would still like an extra sense of security. (For example, vaccinated individuals who have recently traveled to high-risk countries and would …

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Saba Red Cross hosts open house Oct. 16

The Saba Red Cross is hosting an open house on Saturday, October 16 at the Red Cross Office and Thrift Shop in Windwardside from 11:00am to 4:00pm. During the first-time event, people can get information about the work of the Red Cross in general, take advantage of sales items at …

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Join DCNA’s Free Big Live Nature Quiz and Win a Sailing Trip  

The Dutch Caribbean Nature Alliance (DCNA) invites students ages 12-14 that live on Aruba, Bonaire, Curaçao, Saba, Sint Maarten, and Sint Eustatius to participate in the second installment of the Big Live Nature Quiz for Kids! It’s free, online, live, interactive, and includes questions about Dutch Caribbean animals. This fun …

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Saba’s Fish Market reopens today

The Saba Fish Market reopens!! Let us start by introducing our new fish market duo. Gina Hassell & Appolonia(Appy) Gumbs. These awesome ladies are ready to bring you fresh local fish (and lobster on special request). Today, Sunday October 10th, 2021 the re-opening is taking place from 4-6PM at the …

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Saba is suffering from Sahara Dust

Saba is currently experiencing heavy levels of Sahara dust. This is expected to affect our area for the next few days. High levels of Saharan dust may exacerbate illness in persons with asthma and other chronic lung conditions. We advise people with lung conditions to not play sports or do …

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