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Issues with medical referrals?

In the week of May 10th, a delegation of the Directorate for Care and Youth Caribbean Netherlands (ZJCN) of the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport (VWS) will be present on Sint Eustatius, Saba and Sint Maarten to further improve the process for medical referrals. The customer relations officer of …

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Minister Schouten visits Saba

Dutch Vice-Prime Minister and Minister of Poverty Policy, Participation and Pensions Carola Schouten started her visit to the Caribbean Netherlands on Saba on Sunday, May 8. The Minister and her delegation arrived with the last Winair flight. At the airport to receive the delegation were Acting Island Governor Shamara “Amelia” …

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CFT: financial position of Saba poses a high risk

The financial position of the Public Entity Saba poses a high risk. This is what the Financial Supervision Board writes in a response to the 2020 financial statements. “The resilience was lower than the desired level in 2020 and the liquidity position needs to be improved, in particular, in order …

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SCS celebrated Freedom with shared breakfast

A mix of students, teachers and staff members of the Saba Comprehensive School (SCS) gathered at different locations on Thursday, May 5, Liberation Day, to enjoy the Freedom Breakfast. Organized locally by the SCS, freedom breakfasts were held at eight locations on Saba from 8:00 to 10:00 am: the Flight …

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New traffic ordinance approved 

The Island Council on Thursday, May 5 approved the new Island Ordinance containing rules for traffic and road safety on Saba. The new ordinance, which goes in effect one month after approval by the Island Council, regulates alcohol in traffic, speed limits, seatbelts and child seats, helmets, car window tint, …

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Local sea urchins dying mysteriously around Anguilla

The Fisheries and Marine Resources Unit has determined that sea urchins around the island are dying. Reportedly the same is happening in other islands such as the US Virgin Islands, Dominica, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and Saba. The Fisheries Unit is joining regional and international fisheries and coral reef-monitoring bodies …

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