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New traffic ordinance approved 

The Island Council on Thursday, May 5 approved the new Island Ordinance containing rules for traffic and road safety on Saba. The new ordinance, which goes in effect one month after approval by the Island Council, regulates alcohol in traffic, speed limits, seatbelts and child seats, helmets, car window tint, …

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Local sea urchins dying mysteriously around Anguilla

The Fisheries and Marine Resources Unit has determined that sea urchins around the island are dying. Reportedly the same is happening in other islands such as the US Virgin Islands, Dominica, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and Saba. The Fisheries Unit is joining regional and international fisheries and coral reef-monitoring bodies …

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Salary adjustment for civil servants with lower income

The Public Entity Saba has raised the salary of a group of employees who earned below the minimum amount that is needed to cover their monthly costs. The few dozen civil servants earned less than the amount that was calculated in a report by the Regioplan as the necessary minimum …

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Renovated Saba Johan Cruyff Court reopened

The Johan Cruyff Court in The Bottom was reopened in a festive manner on Wednesday evening, May 4 in the presence of a large, enthusiastic crowd that included many parents and children. As part of the extensive renovation, the turf was replaced, the field was leveled and the backwall was …

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Speech Kingdom Representative on Commemoration of the Dead

Ladies and gentlemen, It is special that after two years of adapted commemorations, we can now come together again to do and experience this together. The restrictions we all experienced in the past period have (almost) disappeared. Today, we have come together to commemorate the victims of the Second World …

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Saba observes Memorial Day

As is customary on May 4, Memorial Day, the victims of World War II were remembered at the war monument in The Bottom. On the monument are the names of 130 persons of the Netherlands Antilles, including 12 Sabans, who perished during the 1940-1945 war. Formerly, there were 129 names …

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Promotional sale Saba Splash water

The public had the opportunity to buy Saba Splash, the locally produced and bottled drinking water, at reduced prices on Wednesday, May 4. The Saba Splash team sold the 3 and 5-gallon water bottles from the back of the Saba Splash truck on the parking lot in front of the …

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Health Ambassadors magazine launched

The Public Health Department launched the Saba Health Ambassadors magazine this week. The goal of this magazine is to showcase people in the Saba community who are health conscious and incorporate an active lifestyle in their daily lives. These Health Ambassadors also have a passion for motivating and inspiring others …

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Winair increases flights to Saba

The Saba Tourist Bureau is pleased with the news that Windward Islands Airways International Winair will increase its services to Saba per June 1, 2022. This added airlift is most welcome because the island highly depends on connectivity. As of June 1, the airline will carry out two flights per …

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BKCN observes International Firefighters Day

While the 4th of May is National Remembrance Day it is also International Firefighters Day. On this specific day, fire departments worldwide observe the work firefighters do every day and the risks they take endangering their own lives to ensure public safety.  This of course is done by taking all …

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