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Ombudsman hears complaints, answers number of questions

The team of the National Om­budsman and the Ombudsman for Children visited Saba and St. Eustatius from February 7 to February 11. Due to the coronavirus pandemic their last visit to the islands was more than two years ago. Spread over three walk-in sessions, the team received more than forty …

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Saba Medical School poised for growth with presence in Dubai

Saba University School of Medicine (SU­SOM), St. Matthew’s Uni­versity School of Medicine (SMUSOM) in Grand Cay­man and Medical University of the Americas (MUA) in Nevis further elevated their commitment to growth and expansion through their par­ticipation at the recently con­cluded ICEF Dubai 2022. ICEF Dubai is the leading student-recruitment net­working event …

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COVID-19 outbreak fades, on-island measures reduced

— St. Maarten lowest vaccination rate in Kingdom — The COVID-19 outbreak in the Dutch Caribbean is diminishing since late Decem­ber 2021 with a sharp reduction in the number of new and active cases on all islands. According to Dutch Minister of Public Health, Wellbeing and Sport Ernst Kuipers, it …

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Saba relaxes COVID restrictions on Friday, February 18

From Friday, February 18th, Saba will enter a new entry phase and on-island measures required for persons traveling to Saba. The decision to move to this new phase is based on the vaccination and booster rate. The dominant circulating strain of covid-19 is Omicron, which, although highly transmissible, the hospitalization …

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Youth conducts soil analysis at horticulture farm

Students of the Sacred Heart recently visited the horticulture project at Rendez-Vous to learn how to conduct a soil analysis. In the second week of a five-week course to inspire 6th graders to seek interest in agricultural curriculums, Principal of the Saba Comprehensive School Anton Hermans wanted to spark the …

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Grid installed for RO water supply

The public entity Saba has worked on install­ing a water grid from the Fort Bay harbour to and through all villages on the island to distribute reverse osmosis (RO) water, mak­ing it more accessible to de­livery truck drivers and for the supply of water to the bottling plant. This project, …

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Trade deficits up in Bonaire and Saba, but down in Statia

The value of im­ports and exports of goods in Bonaire increased last year by one fifth relative to 2020. Both Bonaire and Saba saw their trade deficits rise. St. Eustatius, on the other hand, recorded a lower trade deficit compared to 2020, the Central Bureau for Statistics (CBS) reported. The …

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