Saba tourism partially recovered in 2021

In 2021, inbound tourism in the Caribbean Netherlands showed signs of recovery. The signs were evident in the number of visitor arrivals by air on Saba and St Eustatius. This is shown by the latest figures released by Statistics Netherlands (CBS). Inbound air tourism on Saba still recovering Saba received …

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DUO is revisiting Saba

In April the Education Executive Service [Dienst Uitvoering Onderwijs] (DUO) is going to visit Bonaire, St. Maarten, St. Eustatius and Saba to open temporary service centres on these islands in order to communicate with prospective and former students. DUO is also going to organise information meetings and offer tailor-made on-site …

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The Nordic way to stop bullying

Bullying can make children’s lives a misery and cause lifelong health problems – but scientists are discovering powerful ways to fight it. Lady Gaga, Shawn Mendes, Blake Lively, Karen Elson, Eminem, Kate Middleton, and Mike Nichols – these are just a few people who have spoken about their experiences of …

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Double child benefit for child with extra care needs

Parents of children with intensive care needs in the Caribbean Netherlands can also apply for double child benefits in the future. Minister Carola Schouten of Poverty Policy, Participation and Pensions announced this today. This should apply from July 2023. Children with specific care needs, due to an illness or disease, …

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Saba still highest in level of vaccination

Saba re­mains at the top of the list with the highest vaccina­tion level within the Dutch Kingdom, Dutch Minister of Public Health, Welfare and Sport Ernst Kuipers stated in a COVID-19 up­date letter to the Second Chamber of the Dutch Par­liament on Tuesday. In Saba, 93 per cent of the …

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Update – Post Arrival Testing for COVID

Since February, we have been making significant changes in our Covid-19 measures based on our vaccination and booster rate and the dominant circulating strain of Covid-19, Omicron. Although the omicron variant is highly transmissible, the hospitalization rate is lower, especially amongst the vaccinated and boostered. From Thursday, March 17th, as part …

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2022 gave Saba another successful “Saba Doet”

Hundreds of volunteers took part in the Saba Doet 2022 last Friday and Saturday. Volunteers of all ages collected plastics from the shoreline in Giles Quarter, painted the outer walls of the H.C. Every Home for senior citizens, played games with senior citizens, beautified the patio of the greenhouse of …

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