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Saba delegation discusses the new harbor project in The Hague

The Saba delegation, consisting of Commissioner Bruce Zagers, Island Secretary Tim Muller, policy advisor Nicole Johnson and harbor policy advisor Zelda Meeuwsen on Wednesday, June 30, participated in a workshop about the new harbor project. Discussed were the various reference designs with engineering firm Witteveen+Bos, Rijkswaterstaat and harbor project manager …

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Successful visit Island Council to the Netherlands

The delegation of the Saba Island Council during the meetings in the Netherlands was able to point out the matters that are important to Saba, such as increasing the structural funding, establishing a social minimum, a better banking system, investments in education, social development, and infrastructure. Island Council Members Esmeralda …

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Tender for affordable maritime connectivity Saba & St. Eustatius

The Public Entities of Saba and St. Eustatius jointly issued a tender document on June 30, 2021, inviting licensed ferry operators to submit a proposal to provide regular, affordable maritime connectivity between Saba, St. Eustatius and St. Maarten and between St. Eustatius and St. Kitts. The Ministry of Infrastructure and …

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ACM: maximum price for electricity rises 29% as of July 1st

The Authority for Consumers and Markets ( Autoriteit Consument & Markt (ACM)) has set the maximum tariffs for the distribution of electricity in the Caribbean Netherlands. The tariffs will apply as of July 1st, 2021. The ACM sets maximum tariffs for the production and distribution of electricity in the Caribbean …

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Emergency regulation SZW extended by three months

The emergency regulation for wage costs and income support from the Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment (SZW) will be extended from the 13th of July until the 12th of October, 2021. Although tourism is restarting and the labour market is picking up, it is still an uncertain period for …

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Partial reopening of Saba National Park

Mt. Scenery Nation­al Park in Saba was partially reopened to the public again on Monday, June 28. This means that all trails within the national park are now open to the public, except for the North Coast Trail. The national park has been closed to the public to allow for …

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Saba Med School student murder goes to The Hague

The man held responsible for the murder of Saba University School of Medicine student Kavya Guda on April 15, 2015, has filed for a final appeal with the High Court of the Netherlands in The Hague. Suspect Senad Cejvan, a national of Bosnia and Herze­govina who currently resides in Missouri, …

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