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Saba meets understanding for its issues in The Hague

Saba Commissioner Bruce Zagers looks back at a very successful visit to the Netherlands. During the two weeks, Zagers and his small delegation, were able to table Saba’s issues and concerns at the various ministries in The Hague. “There is comprehension for Saba’s issues. It is a new, positive environment …

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Saba steps up efforts as a green destination

Saba is continuing its efforts to become an even greener eco-tourism destination. The agreement that Saba Commissioner Bruce Zagers signed with Green Destinations certification agency in the Netherlands on Thursday serves to confirm that objective. Some three years ago, Saba won a Green Destinations silver award, and now it wants to …

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Saba Represented at Heineken Regatta

This week, representatives from Saba’s tourism team are attending the 38th Annual Heineken Regatta at Port de Plaisance. Saba’s booth in the Regatta Village opened on the first registration day, February 27th and will remain open until March 4th. The representatives will be promoting Saba not only to the sailors …

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Rijksdienst Caribisch Nederland -RCN- has renewed its website

On March 1st the Rijksdienst Caribisch Nederland officially launches its new website. You can access this online platform for all relevant information about the services and departments of RCN. You will also find the latest news, vacancies and more information about working at the government. Online visitors can easily find …

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The Deposito Guarantee System of the DNB on the BES Islands

Since October 2017, money held in bank accounts by residents of Bonaire, St Eustatius and Saba is protected up to USD 10,000 per person, per bank. De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB), responsible for managing the deposit guarantee for the Caribbean Netherlands, considers it important that residents are aware of the existence …

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Saba delegation meets Dutch Parliamentarians

The Saba del­egation led by Commissioner Bruce Zagers met with several members of the First and Sec­ond Chambers of the Dutch Par­liament last week. The meetings were deemed constructive and inspiring. The Saba delegation met with members of the First Cham­ber’s Permanent Committee for Kingdom Relations and with members of …

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Commissioner Wilson makes plea for more cooperation in Caribbean

Commissioner Ro­lando Wilson was among representatives of the Dutch Overseas Coun­tries and Territories OCTs of the European Union (EU), discussing OCTs future after 2020 with Eu­ropean Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development Neven Mimica. On behalf of OCT, Saba Commissioner Wilson made a passionate plea for more regional coop­eration in the …

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New hopes for Saba’s waste management (updated)

Last week Commissioner Bruce Zagers and Island Secretary Tim Muller met with Director General (DG) Roald Lapperre at the Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management (I&W) in The Hague. Mr. Lapperre recently started as the new DG Environment and International Affairs. The Commissioner and Island Secretary had a pleasant introductory …

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The Children of Saba Receive Swimming Lessons

From February 16 until February 25, 2018, 30 children between the ages of 4 to 18 years old were offered the opportunity to receive swimming lessons by coach Nelson Manuel from Curaçao. “Swimming is an important skill for children to develop, according to Child Focus Program Manager Caroline Teeuwen. Swimming …

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