• From Alvin Every on Opinion: What is happening to our Unspoiled Queen?

    I’m not a detective, but I see a pattern here. It appears that some are being treated unequally, when it come to paying jobs/contracts, while the selected few are getting them all! Saba is on a decline when it comes to morals, but then again it’s what “The People “ voted for!….

    2024/02/03 at 12:51 pm
  • From Cris Hassell on BES Summit focused on common interests, cooperation, say Island & Executive Councils

    “We need leaders not in love with money but in love with Justice; Not in love with publicity but in love with Humanity”. Said Dr. Martin Luther jr. King!
    It is astonishing that Bonaire is complaining that Saba and Statia are holding them back in legislative procedures. I think the Commissioners of the two islands should help to move things forward and not Backwards in giving timely reports to Bonaire so that transition to the new Council can move smoothly and steady!!!
    Mr. Geert Wilders and his PVV party have established in the Netherlands that they want to remove Funding for Culture in the Dutch Islands. I say this to Mr. Geert Wilders as in the words of John F. Kennedy : ‘Those who foolishly sought power by riding the back of the tiger ended up inside’!
    Martin Luther King, Jr., reminded us that “the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.” Change takes a long time, but it does happen.

    Cris Hassell

    2024/01/31 at 1:51 pm
  • From No name on Opinion: Urgent concerns regarding school board negligence and mismanagement

    Very ,very good! Thank you for writing this so eloquently!
    I fully support you, but for reasons we all know I am withholding my name also.

    2024/01/26 at 8:31 am
    • From Samantha Smith on Opinion: Urgent concerns regarding school board negligence and mismanagement

      A round of applause to this author! Let’s see if the Boards will do the honorable thing now.

      2024/01/26 at 3:58 pm
  • From R W Lee on Internet is still too slow and expensive in Caribbean Netherlands

    I was fortunate to spend Y2K on Saba. I was in the IT profession back then. Remember when they said the internet may all blow up due to old software? Remember the cost of calling the US or St Martin? Little or no internet? Now, we’re worried about internet speed.

    You say “while also keeping an eye out for new developments such as internet satellites.”
    Being a former cable and fiber optics guy, I’d suggest you do more than “keep an eye out” on internet satellites. Presently, there are amazing high-speed choices available with satellite internet. A simple search will produce options. Starlink, Hughesnet and Viasat come to mind.

    And it’s much cheaper than running fiber across the island to connect to copper then to business and homes- “fiber to the curb” it’s called.

    With the ability to geolocate users, I’m sure the government could reach out to providers and inquire about pricing. I don’t even know if they offer it. But, it’s worth a call.

    Installation and repair of fiber optics and copper is not cheap.

    2024/01/24 at 12:54 pm
  • From Cris Hassell on Form 2A of Saba Comprehensive School visited Waste Facility

    The thoughtfulness of the Teacher of Form 2A and the wonderful Students of Form 2A did a Remarkable and an Extraordinary gesture by honoring the staff members of the Saba Waste Management Facility! This is a very meaningful gesture, and I am One hundred percent (100%) certain that the Staff is very grateful and appreciative of this! Activities and Undertakings such as the aforementioned kind is one that all of Saba can be very proud of!!! To encourage our young people such as Form 2A to do this inspires within them a sense of Service and Responsibility in our Society as valuable citizens.

    Life’s Urgent and persistent question is, “What are you doing for others.?”
    Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

    2024/01/18 at 4:24 pm
  • From Tom Darrow on SeaDream cruises will visit Saba multiple times in 2024

    We first came to Saba on the Seadream II in March, 2022. We fell in love with the island immediately and have been back twice and coming for a third visit next week!

    2024/01/16 at 3:08 pm
  • From Tom Darrow on Saba Hydroponics Farm Naming Contest

    The naming deadline says 2023 but the article looks like it was just published….

    2024/01/16 at 2:39 pm
  • From Jack sparrow on From January 1st, more options available to choose a surname for a child

    What if you wanted a boy and had a girl. Can you just call the girl a boy? Will that be allowed?

    2024/01/12 at 5:05 pm
  • From Cris Hassell on Public Entity Saba Receives Prestigious Green Diamond Award for Recycling Excellence.

    Congratulations to Ms. Roxanne Simmons and to My brother Mr. Patrick Hassell for making it possible for Saba to achieve the Green Diamond Award !! It is good to see wonderful young Sabans being of valuable and Dynamic-Outstanding Service to Small Saba! It is also good to see organizations Such as the Cadwell Recognize the hard work and Efforts of Public Servants

    “Everybody can be great because everybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and your verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace, a soul generated by love.” Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

    On the other hand we need to see Politician serve Saba and its wonderful people better. We need to give the opportunity to a New generation of Leaders to lead Saba as island Lt. Governor and Commissioner. We need more transparency in the Undemocratic WIPM Government that has No Vision for the whole of Saba since the 15th year long Dictatorship!

    Cris Hassell

    2024/01/10 at 7:56 pm
    • From Juane Simmons on Public Entity Saba Receives Prestigious Green Diamond Award for Recycling Excellence.

      Congratulations to all.

      2024/01/11 at 6:41 am
  • From Cris Hassell on CBS: Saba most expensive island in Caribbean Netherlands

    Saba most Expensive Island in the Caribbean Island, this is where the Johnson-Zagers WIPM Party has got Saba! I wonder how long it will take for people on Saba to open their eyes and put New people in Power! Time is clicking and a lot of people are being affected. Teachers being laid of unexpectedly, Lack of Transparency, Nepotism, Dictatorship, Suppressing of the Press and Public Opinions and obviously no significant help and relief for the people who actually need it! The Government disaster on Saba is bigger than I actually thought, may almighty God help us All!

    “All we say to Saba’s Leaders is to be true to what you said on paper… Somewhere I read of the freedom of speech. Somewhere I read of the Freedom of Press. Somewhere I read that the greatness of Saba is the right to protest for rights and to demand what Saba needs from the Executive Council!

    Cris Hassell

    2023/12/12 at 11:06 am


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