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Two new board members for Chamber of Commerce

The Chamber of Commerce and Industry of St. Eustatius and Saba has welcomed two new board members as of January 11. In that meet­ing Hemmie van Xanten was appointed as chamber president and Leonieke Zuidam as vice-president. Glen Pileo, Jamilla Bennett-Lijfrock and Vaughn Sams are board members. Following the rules …

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COVID-19 numbers islands still very high

The Netherlands Nation­al Institute of Public Health and the Environ­ment RIVM on Friday reported that a total of 14,064 persons in the Dutch Caribbean re­ceived a positive coro­navirus COVID-19 test result in the week of January 6-12. This is more than the RIVM stated in its previ­ous epidemiological re­port of …

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Dutch ministry still helps islands during pandemic

The Dutch Ministry of Public Health, Welfare and Sport VWS is assisting with additional healthcare personnel, coronavirus COVID-19 test material and the booster vaccination campaign. New Minister of VWS Ernst Kuipers stated this in an extensive letter to the Dutch Parliament with a general update on the COVID-19 situation. The …

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PRESS RELEASE SABA BUSINESS ASSOCIATION

On December 22, 2021, a fee increase was announced by the Chamber of Commerce, to be implemented on January 1, 2022. The SBA has taken note of this announcement and the backlash that ensued regarding the increase of fees. Letting businesses know 1 week in advance, during the Christmas Holidays …

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Saba, Kindernet sign contract for twinning

The public entity Saba and Kindernet child­care organisation from the Netherlands recently sealed their collaboration by signing a twinning contract. As part of the BES(t)4Kids programme, the day-care and after-school-care organisa­tions in Saba are working in a twinning programme to­gether with Kindernet in the European Netherlands. The twinning was set …

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Queen Máxima shows much interest in work of EC2 Saba

Queen Máxima paid a virtual visit to Saba’s Expertise Centre Education Care EC2 on Thursday. Officials of EC2 and the Oranje Fund, parents and students participated in an animated, open talk with the Queen. EC2 won an Orange Apple (“Appeltje van Oranje”) of the Oranje Fund last year for its …

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Covid-19 Status update, Thursday, January 13th, 2022

Update Thursday, January 13th 4 new cases – 2 imported cases and 2 close contacts. 11 persons recovered. Update Wednesday, January 12th 9 new active cases – 7 close contacts, 1 end of quarantine, and 1 source unknown. 11 persons recovered. Update Monday, January 11th 12 new active cases – …

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New Electricity Tariffs for 2022

The Saba Electric Company announced that in accordance with the Electricity and Drinking Water BES Law, the Authority for Consumers and Markets  (ACM) has set the maximum tariffs for Saba Electric Company (SEC) for 2022. These new tariffs have gone into effect as of January 1, 2022. The new variable …

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