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It’s Autism Awareness Month

It’s Autism Awareness Month. The students showed their support with the puzzle pieces. We want to share with all the readers of Saba News, how important it is to raise the Autism Awareness. Sacred Heart Primary School

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Police reports: hit and run on Fort Street

On Saturday, April 7th , a hit and run took place on the Fort Street on Saba, in the vicinity of the ATM in Windwardside. A car parked there was hit by another car and had damaged the bumper, the right front tire and right headlamp of the parked car. …

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Dutch supervision on banks in BES islands

The Finance Ministry in The Hague is look­ing into the possibility of improving the oversight on com­mercial banks in the Caribbean Netherlands. The banks in the three overseas special bodies Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba (also known as BES islands) are all branches of banks established in Curacao, so in …

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Transfer of tasks to Saba a step closer

On the insis­tence of the Second Cham­ber of the Dutch Parliament, State Secretary of Home Affairs and Kingdom Rela­tions Raymond Knops will look into the possibilities of transferring the authority of issuing work permits to the Public Entity Saba. This commitment was made during a debate of the Sec­ond Chamber’s …

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Kingdom affairs gets an “own” Directorate-General

The Dutch Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations has de­cided to transfer the King­dom Relations file to a separate Directorate-General. Henk Brons has been appointed as quartermaster for the new department, which will focus entirely on matters relating to the coop­eration of the Netherlands with the other countries of …

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Dutch Government lifts ban on Insel Air

Minister Cora van Nieuwenhuizen of Infrastructure and Water Management has lifted the flight ban imposed on civil servants in February 2017. The minister follows the advice of the Dutch Inspectorate of Environment and Transportation (ILT). At the request of Curaçao Civil Aviation Authority (CCAA), the ILT has provided support during …

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From April 10th two dentists work on Saba for 4 months

The Health Care Insurance Office Caribbean Netherlands (ZVK) is pleased to announce that as of April 6th, two dentists – Thomas Kleijn and Mona Maru – will settle on Saba for a period of 4 months. They will be operational from the 10th of April on, children and young persons …

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Winair, Liat and Air Antilles are looking for Regional Cooperation

Three important regional carriers, Air Antilles, Liat and Winair are working on an initative to make interregional traffic more efficient with the potential help of European funding. Under the name ‘Caribsky’ the three carriers want to provide better connections to travellers accross the English, Dutch and French speaking Caribbean. The …

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Two town hall meetings on human rights in Saba, Statia

Chairperson of the Neth­erlands Institute for Human Rights Adriana van Dooijew­eert will visit Saba and St. Eu­statius April 9-13, to discuss human rights during town hall meetings with people on the islands. During these meetings, Van Dooijeweert will explain why human rights are important in the relationship between citizens and …

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