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Ombudsman keeps eye on issues of islands’ students

The Dutch National Ombudsman will keep track on the improve­ments that are necessary for Dutch Caribbean stu­dents in the Netherlands, he announced on Monday. In the year ahead, the National Ombudsman will continue to monitor prog­ress of the recommenda­tions that he has made in an earlier report with regard to …

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Van Huffelen aims for higher standard of living on islands

Dutch State Secretary of Kingdom Relations and Digitisation Alexandra van Huffelen wants to work on improving the standard of living in the Dutch Caribbean, preservation of nature and the environment, achieving solid education and a more diverse economy. She announced the four main themes in the Kingdom on which she …

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SCS students of class 2021 graduate

Eighteen students of the Saba Comprehensive School (SCS) graduated on Saturday, March 5 during a well-attended ceremony held at the Saba University School of Medicine (SUSOM) . Seven graduates were not present to receive their diplomas due to circumstances. The graduation was pushed back to March this year for different …

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Cervical cancer srceening on Saba – Updated

Cervical cancer is a malignant tumor of the cervix. This form of cancer develops very slowly and is caused by long-lasting infection with a virus: the human papillomavirus (HPV). Why is screening for cervical cancer important? Cervical cancer occurs most frequently in women between the ages of 30 and 60 years. …

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Saba Daycare to be temporarily housed in prefab units

Preparations are in full swing at the Laura Linzey Daycare Center to install prefab housing as a temporary provision until the new permanent location for the daycare is constructed. The 18 prefab units have been shipped from China and are scheduled to arrive in St. Maarten next month. The 20-foot …

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Saba books US $1.6m positive result in 2021

Saba booked a preliminary positive result of US $1.6 million over the budget year 2021 as a result of incidental additions to the free allowance, lower personnel cost and budgeted unforeseen expenditures that were not spent. The Committee for Financial Supervision CFT stated this in a letter to Island Governor …

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Movement program for daycare

This week the Public Health Department started with a movement program for the Laura Linzey Daycare. The program aims to stimulate more movement and exercise for the toddlers in a fun and creative way. The project is facilitated by Sport Coordinator Joelyn Robinson and Health Promoter Allan Carolina. They will …

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