Saba Lace tradition showcased during Art Month

On Thursday April 4th, 2024, several individuals took part in a Saba Lace workshop, hosted by Peggy Barnes and organized by the Tourism Bureau, as part of the Saba Art Month 2024. Ms. Peggy Barnes is known for her extensive work with Saba lace as she started from the young …

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“Better than we” is Dr. Ryan Espersen’s Book on Saba’s history

“Better than we” is Ryan Espersen’s PhD thesis that aims to understand the materiality of Saba’s ideological landscape during its pre-emancipation colonial period. This is accomplished by understanding the dialectics, or inseparable relationships, between Saba’s geography, locally situated ideologies of class, race, and gender in Saba’s social environment, and the …

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Saba Prepares for Rollout of Healthcare Card

On Wednesday, March 13th, 2024, Commissioner of Health, Eviton Heyliger met with representatives from Zorg & Jeugd Caribisch Nederland (ZJCN) – at the Government Administration Building for the official presentation of the new healthcare card for residents of the Caribbean Netherlands. Also present at the occasion were representatives of the …

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Saba attends IPDC conference to develop climate adaptation plan

At the end of March, representatives of the Public Entity Saba (PES) attended the 2024 conference for the International Panel for Deltas, Coastal Areas and Islands (IPDC) in the Netherlands as part of the process to develop a climate adaptation plan for Saba. Over 100 representatives from 13 different countries, …

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SZW invites parents to apply for child benefits

The Social Affairs and Employment SZW Unit of the National Office for the Caribbean Netherlands RCN is temporarily extending its opening hours and campaigning for child benefits applications. All parents and guardians in the Caribbean Netherlands are entitled to child benefits. Child benefit is US $225 per month per child …

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Government explains impact of new IAB BES law

Recently, the RCN announced the new IAB BES law. This law “Inrichtingen- en Activiteiten Besluit BES” is a new system of environmental regulations that will apply to companies, governments, and related organizations in Saba, St. Eustatius, and Bonaire from the 1st of April 2024. These regulations are a further step …

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