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Destination Saba sees increase in international media coverage

As Saba’s tourism sector continues to recover, the island has been receiving international media coverage and mentionings over the past few weeks. This is in combination with recent press visits, but also being selected by top travel media. From highlighting the local creative community, to why it’s a perfect day …

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Renovation Johan Cruyff Court moving ahead

The resurfacing of the Johan Cruyff Court in The Bottom is progressing well and should be completed by end of April. The opening of the renovated court has been projected for May 5th. On Monday, April 4th, Commissioner of Public Health and Sports Rolando Wilson, Head of Planning Bureau Robert …

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Island(er)s at the Helm team pays a visit to Commissioner

On Tuesday, April 5, Saba Commissioner for Culture Rolando Wilson welcomed a team of scientific researchers working at the Saba Heritage Center to discuss the potential impact of research findings. The Saba Heritage Center currently hosts several team members of the Island(er)s at the Helm research program, which focuses on …

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Motions carried for Saba, Statia

A majority of the Second Chamber of the Dutch Parliament on Tuesday adopted three separate motions to speed up the process to restore democ­racy in St. Eustatius, to allocate the thirty-million-euro envelope for the Caribbean Netherlands in consultation with the islands and to structurally add US $1.5 mil­lion to Saba’s …

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Booster vaccination youths 12-17 years on April 8th

Youths 12-17 years old can now receive the booster vaccination. If your child is between the age of 12-17 years old they can receive their booster on April 8th, 2022 at the Public Health Department. You can walk in between the hours of 1:00-4:00 pm or contact the vaccine hotline …

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Formal approval for new nursing home Saba Cares

On Monday, April 4, Saba Cares received formal approval from the Ministry of Public Health, Wellbeing and Sport (VWS) for the project to build a new nursing home and residential facilities. Deputy Secretary-General of the Ministry of VWS Abigail Norville during her visit to Saba Cares personally handed over a …

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Get 2nd booster for 60+ on April 7th

In our Continued efforts to protect individuals from the effects of Covid-19 a repeat vaccination would be offered to persons 60+. A repeat vaccination (also referred to as a second booster vaccination) is an extra dose of vaccine administered 3 months after the last booster vaccination. This booster vaccination improves …

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Saba delegation wraps up successful visit to The Hague

The Saba delegation on Thursday, March 31 wrapped up a successful working visit to the Netherlands which included talks with members of the Dutch Government, Members of Parliament and meetings with the ministries in The Hague. On the agenda of the different meetings were topics such as the free allowance, …

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Presentation harbor project to ministries

Representatives of three ministries in The Hague last week Thursday, March 31, attended a presentation about the Saba harbor project. The Saba delegation, headed by Commissioner Bruce Zagers, gave a presentation to the Ministries of Home Affairs and Kingdom Relations (BZK), Economic Affairs and Climate (EZK), and Infrastructure and Water …

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Healthcare assistance for islands remains available

Whenever this is needed and requested, the Dutch Caribbean islands can count on the assistance of the Netherlands and the Ministry of Public Health, Welfare and Sport VWS to mitigate COVID-19 in the long term. Dutch VWS Minister Ernst Kui­pers assured this in a lengthy let­ter to the Second Chamber …

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