• From Jim and Karen Stewart on Former Pastor of the Anglican Church on Saba, the Revd. Canon Peter H. Ford, has died

    Father Peter will be dearly missed. He was a close friend who baptize me at 42 years of age and performed Karen and my 25th wedding vow renewal. Thank you Peter for many years of friendship.

    2021/09/15 at 9:09 am
  • From Vernon Hassell on Labour Inspectorate checked on companies Saba

    Your paragraph states: “Employers who allowed employees from abroad to work without a work permit will receive a police report for violating the Wet Arbeid Vreemdelingen BES (BES Employment of Foreigners Act). This legislation protects the local labour market and fights unfair competition.”

    Which local labour market is this legislation protecting?? Everybody who wants to work in construction on Saba has a full-time job!! This is just harassment.
    Construction companies on Saba get no cooperation at all from Government with regards to work permits etc. I’m told I can bring people from the USA to work but not St.Maarten. Where is the logic in this? Of course in the Netherlands, if you can’t find someone in Amsterdam you can try the other thousand cities with millions of workers. On Saba, if you can’t find someone in the Windwarside believe me you won’t find him in any other village. If local companies go bankrupt there are several other large Dutch companies that can come in and take over tomorrow like the one building government housing in The Bottom for the last years now. But who cares!

    2021/09/03 at 12:41 pm
    • From Alida Heilbron on Labour Inspectorate checked on companies Saba

      Agreed! We (SBA) and I personally have asked this question to IND: Saba is located in the Caribbean, however, there is so much red tape to employ someone from the Caribbean and non whatsoever in employing someone from The Netherlands and the U.S. Mind you, we surely don’t want red tape for them either, but logic is far to be found in this IND policy that was most likely copied and pasted from the Dutch regulation.
      Why make it so so hard to hire someone who is from the Caribbean? These policies need to be revised!

      2021/09/06 at 9:03 am
  • From Vernon on Saba Conservation Foundation presented itself at Tropics Cafe

    Good to see the foundation that started as the Saba Marine Park grow and expand. Great job and congrats to all the board members.

    2021/08/27 at 10:57 am
  • From René Caderius van Veen on Tourism on Saba is picking up slowly

    And 2 new Covid 19 cases already?

    2021/08/20 at 1:22 pm
  • From Hilton B Hassell on Saba implements new status for Dutch Caribbean countries

    Thanks for the proper info

    2021/08/17 at 7:20 am
  • From René Caderius van Veen on RIVM notes worrisome situation in St. Maarten

    Even when one has been vaccinated two times, infection appears to be possible by for instance the delta variant.
    Is hospitalisation on St Maarten for Saban people still optionnumber one?

    2021/08/17 at 7:01 am
  • From René Caderius van Veen on Saba records 8th Covid-19 case

    How was he infected? How many other persons have to go in quarantaine??
    Why is there no control in the harbour???

    2021/08/04 at 6:36 am
  • From René Caderius van Veen on Progress of the new Saba harbor discussed in The Hague

    Waste of money!

    2021/08/01 at 8:19 pm
  • From Mike on Saba Med School student murder goes to The Hague

    This whole case is highly questionable. Why did Dutch wait 5 years? I thought by the law they had only 2 years. It doesn’t say anything about any new investigation. Something is fishy here.
    Seems to me that the Dutch court is just trying to close the case.

    2021/07/28 at 11:08 am
  • From Tricia on Saba Med School student murder goes to The Hague

    I so totally agree! Way to short for thee!
    11 years for taking….. a Beautiful Life From this earth!!!!!! 11 Years?????
    Let’s hope he Lives…..TRUE intimidation in the prison life style intended!
    Remember he walked free…. then for years!! Guilty As HELL..! As we shed saddened tears….
    For the girl he left behind ……the island he left in this bind….And Goodbye to the likes… of HIS KIND!!!

    (Shortened by editor)

    2021/07/26 at 7:05 am
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