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Henk de Jong appointed interim Island Secretary

Island Governor Jonathan Johnson announced on Wednesday, November 16 that the Saba Executive Council has appointed Henk de Jong as interim Island Secretary as of December 1, 2022. De Jong’s appointment is until July 1, 2023. During this period, the search for a permanent Island Secretary will take place. De …

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Capt. Leo Chance Pier: Saba’s lifeline for 50 years

The 50th anniversary of the Captain Leo A.I. Chance Pier was celebrated on Sunday, November 13 with a community event. Speakers at the official part of the program, former Commissioner and local historian Will Johnson and current Commissioner of Infrastructure Bruce Zagers, addressed the major role that the pier has …

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Follow-up talks medical referrals

As a follow-up to the October 27 letter that Saba’s Executive Council sent to Dutch State Secretary of Public Health, Wellbeing and Sport Maarten van Ooijen and the peaceful demonstration that took place that same day, the Public Entity Saba has been in regular contact with the Ministry of Public …

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More COVID-19 cases on islands in October

More cor­onavirus COVID-19 cases were reported in the Dutch Caribbean in October this year than in the previous month, stated the Dutch National Institute for Pub­lic Health and the Environment RIVM in its recent monthly update about the Caribbean part of the King­dom. In total, 545 positive test results were …

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Visionary Award for Capt. Leo Chance

Former Netherlands Antilles Minister Leo Chance on Tuesday, November 8 was honored with a Visionary Award on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Capt. Leo A.I. Chance Pier at Saba’s Fort Bay Harbor and Chance’s 90th birthday. On Tuesday, November 8, it was exactly 50 years ago that …

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