Parking policy promoted, drivers receive blue disk

Special enforcement officers Alexandria Hassell and Thompson Thomas on Wednesday, August 10, were at the small parking lot in front of the Tourism Bureau in Windwardside to promote the parking policy. They handed out the blue parking disk and provided information about the new traffic ordinance to drivers. In the …

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Sabans bid farewell to Carmen Simmons

Many people paid their last respects over the past weekend to “Icon of Saba” Harriet Carmen Sim­mons-Nicholson, who passed away on July 21. Born on De­cember 21, 1931, she leaves to mourn her six daughters, two sons, two stepdaughters, one stepson and one foster daughter, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren too …

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Notary Marcia Bouterse sets up office on Saba & Statia

Long-awaited notary services have been secured for Saba and St. Eustatius with the arrival of Marcia Bouterse. The two islands did not have direct access to a notary for a long time. Bouterse recently met with Saba Island Governor Jonathan Johnson, Commissioner Rolando Wilson, Government Advisor Gerald Simmons and Mortgage …

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Journalism Week BES Caribbean Netherlands

Journalism Week Journalism, which was postponed in June, will now take place in the Caribbean Neth­erlands August 16-22. With a programme full of activities for the public and the press, the week will focus on the importance of the media in the functioning of a democracy. The week kicks off …

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Innovative Techniques could be key for Sea Urchin Recovery

Researchers from Van Hall Larenstein, Wageningen University and Wageningen Marine Research have developed a new approach to assist Diadema sea urchins’ natural recovery.  In collaboration with the Saba Conservation Foundation, researchers provided an additional substrate for settlement on the reef, increasing sea urchin recruitment and thereby demonstrating the importance of …

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Fever, rash cases under investigation

Three children who reported to Queen Beatrix Medical Centre in St. Eustatius with fever and skin rashes have been asked to remain in isolation while St. Eustatius Health Care Foundation (SEHCF) carries out tests in a bid to rule out chick­enpox and monkeypox. The three have been swabbed and the …

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