WIPM 3 seats in Saba elections, PEP 2 seats

The Windward Islands People’s Movement (WIPM) of Bruce Zagers won Saba’s Island Council elections on Wednesday with three seats. The new Party for Progress, Equality and Prosperity (PEP) of Saskia Matthew secured two seats in the Island Council. In total, 1,040 valid votes were cast for the Island Council, of …

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Saba is ready for today’s elections

Saba is ready for the March 15 elections when the people will vote for a new Island Council and for the Electoral College. The two polling stations, one at the Sunny Valley Youth Center in The Bottom and one at Eugenius Johnson Center in Windward-side, were prepared on Tuesday afternoon. …

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Another successful SABA DOET

The 5th edition of SABA DOET 2023, an initiative of the Oranje Fonds with the support of the Saba Lions Club, on March 10 and 11 was a big success with 19 projects and some 270 volunteers helping to further improve and beautify Saba. There was a wide variety of …

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Sufficiently ready for disaster in Caribbean

Should the Caribbean part of the Kingdom be hit again by a (natural) disaster, the Netherlands is sufficiently prepared to assist, accord­ing to the Dutch Council of Ministers. The Rutte IV Cabinet discussed results of an investigation into the relief and reconstruc­tion effort in the Windward Islands after Hurricanes Irma …

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International observers on Saba for elections

Two independent, international observers from the Organization of American States (OAS) are on Saba for the March 15 elections. The two observers, from Colombia and the United States, are here to observe the electoral process from the opening of the polls to the counting of votes and announcement of results. …

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Saba participated at a disaster risk management workshop on SXM

On March 1 and 2, 2023, experts on disaster risk management from Sint Maarten, Sint Eustatius and Saba came together on Sint Maarten to discuss the far-reaching and long-lasting consequences of disasters such as Hurricane Irma and the COVID-19 pandemic in the Caribbean. The meeting was organized by the Netherlands …

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Saba closes 2022 with a positive financial result

Saba ended the financial year 2022 with a positive result of 1.4 million dollars This is better than expected because the budget was based on a zero result. This can be seen from the implementation report of the CFT for the fourth quarter. The better-than-expected figures are entirely due to …

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Saba to plant 5,000 trees under reforestation project

The Public Entity Saba will intensify its reforestation efforts in the coming years with the planting of some 5,000 trees, including a large number of fruit trees. The aim is to help boost the recovery process and expansion of the island’s forested areas. This reduces the land-based pressures of erosion …

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