This week: two town hall meetings about COVID vaccinations

Saba’s Public Health Department and Saba Health Care Foundation (SHCF) will be organizing two town hall meetings this week regarding the COVID-19 vaccine. Dur­ing these meetings medical experts will be available to an­swer questions, address con­cerns, and provide information about the vaccinations, which are slated to begin in Saba by …

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Dutch Cabinet collapses over childcare allowance scandal

The Rutte III cabinet collapsed due to the childcare allowance scandal. Prime Minister Mark Rutte will offer his cabinet’s resignation to King Willem-Alexander, it was announced on Friday after the Council of Ministers met for 2.5 hours. The Prime Minister will soon give a press conference. In the childcare allowance …

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Integrated approach to increase agricultural production, fishing

The Caribbean islands Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba have good possibilities to im­prove domestic agricultural production and fishing, and to reduce the dependence on imported food, it appeared from a study conducted by Wageningen University and Research (WUR). A report was presented to the Dutch Parliament’s Committee for Kingdom Relations on …

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KNMI to strengthen their current network on the island further

Saba is one of the islands that form the volcanic arc of the Lesser Antilles. Because of its potential for volcanic activity, it requires regular monitoring for signs of increased activity. Over the years, the KNMI (Koninklijk Nederlands Meteorologisch Instituut) has been building and continues to build a permanent and …

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Police reports: Death by natural causes

On Tuesday, January 12th , the police on Saba received a report that the lifeless body of a man was found in a house on Sulpherine Road. The doctor who came to the scene concluded that it was a natural death. It concerned a man with initials G.W.M.M. aged 68, …

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