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Book review: “Eight years on Statia” – Teresa Leslie

For eight years the American anthropologist Dr. Teresa Leslie worked on St. Eustatius, living in the home of her paternal grandparents, who had emigrated to the US in the early 20th century. It has led Dr. Leslie to write a remarkable book: “Eight years on Statia. Race, Coloniality and Development …

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Dr. Rieneke Feenstra is the new Locum Island Physician

The Saba Health Care Foundation welcomes their new Locum Island Physician, Dr. Rieneke Feenstra.   Originally from The Netherlands, Dr. Rieneke recently relocated to Saba together with her partner to be our Locum Island Physician for the next three months. Dr. Rieneke is an Emergency Physician. Before arriving on Saba, …

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Ms. Judith Meyer joins the board of Directors of SHCF

The Benevolent Foundation Saba and Saba Health Care Foundation are very happy to introduce their new Board of Directors, Mrs. Judith Meijer.   Originally from the Netherlands, Mrs. Meijer recently relocated to Saba as our Board of Directors. She did an MBA and obtained her master’s degree in social science. …

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KLM keeps flying to the Dutch Caribbean

Luchtvaartnieuws.nl reports today that it seems that KLM does not have to cancel all its long-haul flights: for travelers from the Netherlands Antilles and nine ‘safe’ countries, there will be an exception to the rapid test obligation before departure to the Netherlands. The cabinet caused confusion earlier this week but …

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Vaccination forms are available now for registration

The Public Health Department has been working in close cooperation with the Dutch Institute for Public Health and Environment (RIVM) and the Ministry of Public Health, Welfare and Sports (VWS) to make a COVID-19 vaccine available for the island. The Dutch Government is making the Pfizer/Moderna vaccine available for the …

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Second Chamber reminded of Saba’s financial woes

The Executive Council recently sent a letter to the Second Chamber’s Permanent Committee for Kingdom Relations in which the Committee was reminded of Saba’s problematic financial situation due to the lack of structural funding from The Hague. The Committee members were asked to give special attention for Saba’s dire financial …

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KLM stops long-haul flights, St. Maarten may be affected

The St. Maarten flights of the Royal Netherlands Airline KLM are in jeopardy now that the airline has announced that it will cease all long-haul flights with a new, additional COVID-19 rapid test measure put in place by the Dutch government. Details are still sketchy and it is unsure how …

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