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Wilson announces Leerorkest pilot for Saba

A youth orchestra pilot will be launched at the beginning of the upcoming academic year on Saba, Commissioner of Culture Rolando Wilson announced on Wednesday, July 13. Commissioner Wilson and Franklin Wilson, board members of the Saba Association of Caribbean States Foundation, on Tuesday, July 12, met with Director of …

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Caribbean Netherlands airports only partially ICAO-compliant

Manage­ment and maintenance of airports in Bonaire, St. Eu­statius and Saba are not in order, as a result of which these aviation facilities are not completely compliant, or threaten to be non-com-pliant, with International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) regulations. This is stated in a national safety assessment by Neth­erlands Aerospace …

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Saba Youth Council travels back home

As the Saba Youth Council travelled back home, the delegation looked back on a wonderful week and good meetings in the Netherlands. The Saba Youth Council had high tea in Rotterdam with Tanja Fraai and Fou­zia Kassi of WeConnect on their last day, Thursday. Kassi and Fraai facilitated a workshop …

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Battle of Islands being held in Statia and Saba

A group of 22 youths and adults from Saba arrived in St. Eustatius on Sunday, July 10, to compete in the Battle of the Islands event. The initiative is a collabo­ration of the St. Eustatius Health Department and A+ Academic and Pro­fessional Training Centre (APTC). The event will be a …

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Cases of COVID•19 went down slightly on islands

At a total of 4,688, the number of positive COVID-19 test results slightly decreased in the Dutch Carib­bean in June 2022. The vast majority of the number of positive test results, 3,551, was registered in Aruba. The num­ber of positive test results in the Dutch Caribbean was 4,949 in May, …

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Storytellers shoot scenes of action film “Invasion” on Saba

Filming for a new feature action film ‘Invasion’, by Storytellers will take place between July 13-19th, 2022. Saba was selected by Dutch film producers for its beautiful jungle scenes. The film is starring Tarikh Janssen, Gijs Blom, Fedja van Huêt and Gijs Scholten van Aschat. Director Bobby Boermans and producer …

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EY to conduct Socioeconomic Impact Assessment new harbor

The Public Entity Saba recently contracted Ernst & Young Consulting (EY) to carry out the Socioeconomic Impact Assessment for the new harbor at Black Rocks. The Socioeconomic Impact Assessment will examine the broader impact that the new harbor will have on the island in relation to job creation, economic development, …

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