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Notarial services for Saba and Statia restored

Notarial services for residents of St. Eustatius and Saba have been restored effective today, Friday 8 July 2022, with the virtual swearing-in of Mrs. Marcia Bouterse, LL.M, currently working in St. Maarten, as acting civil law notary. Notarial and legal services have been a major challenge for St. Eustatius and …

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Dutch citizens abroad get voting rights for Senate

With the approv­al of the First Chamber (the Sen­ate) of the Dutch Parliament to change the Dutch Constitution, which enables establishing an Electoral Council for Dutch citi­zens abroad so this sizable group can indirectly vote for the Sen­ate, Foundation Dutch Citizens Outside the Netherlands SNBN booked a major victory. What …

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Long-spined sea urchins: not trouble but in trouble 

Since February 2022 there have been reports of Long-spined sea urchins (Diadema) die-off from a number of islands in the Caribbean, including St. Eustatius, St. Maarten, Saba and Curaçao.  Marine Protected Area authorities within the Dutch Caribbean region are concerned these events could be echoing the massive die-off of sea …

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Saba represented at Arnhem’s Emancipation Day celebration

Saba was represented at the Emancipation Day event at Arnhem’s Ronde Weide park on Thurs­day, June 30. Arnhem is the first city in the Dutch province Gelderland to bring such awareness of Emancipation Day and organise remembrance and celebratory events. Saba government advi­sor Gerald Simmons at­tended the event on be­half …

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