Saba DOET promises to be very successful

A record number of persons has signed up for this year’s Saba DOET on Friday, May 28 and Saturday, May 29, the annual ‘make-a-difference’ event where volunteers help out in the community. Non-profit organizations on Saba were encouraged earlier this year to register their project, and a good many did …

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Queen Wilhelmina Library kicks off 2021 book week

The 2021 Book Week, an annual event organized by the Queen Wilhelmina Library, was officially opened at the Sacred Heart Primary School (SHS) on Monday morning, May 24 in the presence of students and invited guests. This year’s theme is “The readers of today are the healthy minds of tomorrow,” …

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CBS recording price decreases early 2021

In the first quarter of 2021, con­sumer goods and services in Bonaire were 3.2 per cent cheaper than one year previously. Prices also decreased in St. Eustatius and Saba, by 4.1 per cent and 1.3 per cent year-­on-year, respectively, CBS reported on the basis of the con­sumer price index (CPI) …

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Satel names main building after local telecommunications icon Chester Zagers

On Monday, May 17, International Telecommunications Day, Saba’s telecommunications provider Satel NV, which celebrated its 45th anniversary, honored its former director and telecommunications pioneer Chester Zagers by naming its main building after him. Satel befittingly utilized the occasion of International Telecommunications Day and the customer appreciation day for the company’s …

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Caribbean Shark Coalition Launched to Promote Training, Impact, and Collaboration around shark protections in the Greater Caribbean Region

The Dutch Caribbean Nature Alliance (DCNA) and  Beneath the Waves (BTW) have launched the Caribbean Shark Coalition (CSC), an innovative, new platform to bring key stakeholders, researchers, governments and funders together to better collaborate and scale the impacts of science and policy within the entire Greater Caribbean region. Represented are over 45 new members from …

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Details on the new CAO and pension scheme for RCN civil servants

On Thursday, May the 20th, 2021, negotiators from the unions and RCN signed an agreement on adjustment of the pension scheme and the employment conditions for central government civil servants in the Caribbean Netherlands. In order to prevent a substantial decrease in income when employees retire, the retirement age will …

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State Secretary Knops updated on goat control project

Dutch caretaker State Secretary of Home Affairs and Kingdom Relations Raymond Knops expressed his full support for the goat control project during his visit to Saba on Tuesday, May 19. Saba’s ‘do mentality’ is visible in the execution of this project, he said. “On Saba, the attitude is: we have …

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