• From Kees Jansen on New environmental regulations to protect fragile flora and fauna

    Oei, this regulation will be a great challenge for the garages on Saba.
    The cost of upgrading their workplace to meet this new law will be significant.
    In the end, we all have to pay for this.
    Kees Jansen

    2024/04/03 at 12:34 pm
  • From Billy Hassell on Opinion: Naming "Black Rocks" harbor

    That is the name that was given to the area many generations ago. I feel the name should stay the same in honor of those past Saban’s that named it that

    2024/03/28 at 7:58 am
  • From Claire Frankel on Saba Island Council exchange experiences with colleagues Zoeterwoude

    Please provide the details – place, date and time – of the meeting to be held in The Bottom with respect to the schools/ education on Saba.

    2024/03/18 at 10:04 pm
  • From Krish on Saba & Statia have joined the Dutch Caribbean Hospital Alliance (DCHA)

    This blog post effectively outlines the establishment and purpose of the Dutch Caribbean Hospital Alliance (DCHA). It clearly details the alliance’s formation, recent expansion, and its potential benefits for the member hospitals and medical centers.
    The post highlights the collaborative nature of the DCHA, emphasizing its role in facilitating education, training, and improved access to complex medical care within the Dutch Caribbean region. This collaborative approach can potentially lead to improved healthcare services and reduced reliance on overseas medical facilities for residents of Aruba, Bonaire, Curaçao, Saba, and St. Eustatius.

    2024/03/04 at 7:37 am
  • From Veronica on Opinion: Naming "Black Rocks" harbor

    The area is actually Great Level Bay.

    2024/03/03 at 7:28 pm
    • From Capt Jack Sparrow on Opinion: Naming "Black Rocks" harbor

      Find someone on Saba who calls it Great Level Bay.

      2024/03/04 at 2:42 pm
  • From Dave Levenstone on Island Councils and Executive Councils Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba to join consultation round legislative amendment WolBES and FinBES

    The big question would be based on transperency to say how many residents on Saba made use of the internet consultation and how many were native Sabans?
    Sad part is that the representatives of the people of Saba did not find it fitting to come to the community and explain and hear the position and standpoint of the community.

    2024/03/03 at 7:15 pm
  • From Claire Frankel on Start internet consultation subsidy regulation social initiatives slavery past for Caribbean part of the Kingdom

    Dear Saba News:
    I went to this site www.internetconsultatie.nl/slavernijverledencaribisch
    to leave my opinion. Although it has many languages, it is not obvious at all where a resident can type an opinion. I am a resident of Saba and read English and French. Where to leave my opinion ? I guess – here.

    The best way to compensate today’s descendants of former slaves is to give them the BEST education in their chosen field and to provide intense mentorship to ensure that the young adult “makes it” in their field. Here are some examples,:
    (1) if a young lady wants to be an Electrician, the fund should pay for the best training in electrical works, arrange for an apprenticeship and work to ensure that she gets a good job.
    (2) If a young person wants to become a medical doctor, there are colleges in the U.S. (Rensselsaer Plouytech, etc) that offer 6 year combined B.S. M.D. programs; the fund should pay for this plus the internship and residency.

    Due to the high cost of these programs, it is reasonable to require the young doctor to devote 2 – 3 years of practice in the BES. Likewise, if a young person wants to become a lawyer or a carpenter, the program should pay for all training, apprenticeship and help the young person find their first job. The only qualification to be admitted to this program should be ‘documented’ proof of being a descent of a slave.

    I believe this can be done via DNA testing, if paper documentation is not available. It’s a great investment in the future of the BES. and also a loving gesture to our young people.

    2024/03/02 at 8:52 am
  • From Dave Levenstone on Opinion: Naming "Black Rocks" harbor

    Honestly speaking and with all respect the naming of anything on Saba should be left up to the native indigenous Sabans. Our forefathers named this area Black Rocks and it should not be changed to please anyone.

    2024/03/01 at 9:46 pm
  • From Capt Jack Sparrow on Opinion: Naming "Black Rocks" harbor

    Keeping the name Black Rocks is in line with maintaining the original names of properties on Saba. Everyone one Saba knows that area as the Black Rocks and it does not need to be changed. Keep the silly names for the restaurants that come and go.

    2024/03/01 at 7:13 pm
  • From Jo Bean Chambers on Opinion: Naming "Black Rocks" harbor

    Black Rocks has been a splendid place name on Saba for many many generations. The rocks help protect the nests of the largest populations of one species of tropic birds the world. Black Rocks is a land mark seen from the sea. Saban people, scientists and visitors rather like our real historic place names.

    2024/03/01 at 4:48 pm
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