Welcome to the Special Saba Features section of our website. We will feature articles and stories with a particularly Saban flavour over the coming weeks and months.
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November/09 SGIS Newsletter - Adobe .pdf file.
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July/09 SGIS Newsletter - Adobe .pdf file.
April/09 SGIS Newsletter - Adobe .pdf file.
March/09 SGIS Newsletter - Adobe .pdf file.
February/09 SGIS Newsletter - Adobe .pdf file.
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Will Johnson's series of fascinating historical accounts.
Rebecca Levenstone: First page : Second page
The Mussenden family : Full story
Hosting Jackie Kennedy: >Full story
Schooner Trade with New York: Full story
(Adobe .pdf files). If don't have Adobe Acrobat you can download it here. Articles courtesy of the Daily Herald.
A friend remembered
Death of the Mona Marie
Lampe in the Windwards
My Association with Mr. Alrett Peters
The Vanterpool Family
The old country constables (Veldwachters)
Charles Borromeo Hodge Jr. A poet we can be proud of.
The life of George Seaman
The women of Saba
A Place Remembered
"The Occasionals" - Through photographs
The Complete Bookworm
Time for Remembering
The Johnson's of St.Eustatius
The Roman Catholic Church of St.Eustatius
Doctor George Hopkins
Seventy Years of Parliament.
(Speech April 9th,2009 by Will Johnson)
Paths of Origin - The Horton's and the Hamilton's
Saba School of Navigation
Miss Paula Clementina Dorner
Josiah Charles Waymouth
Saba and Barbados
Two Hell's Gate Captains
Historian Steve Kruythoff
Letter to Myself (In several parts)
Letter to Myself (part two)
Letter to Myself (conclusion)
The Anslijn Brothers
The St. Christopher Advertiser and Weekly Intelligencer
The late great Joseph Husurell Lake Sr. (1925-1976)
Advice to the Governor of the Isle of Barataria
Crashed eggs and tapas in Barcelona
Reflections on Father Christmas
Mail service in former times - part I
Mail service in former times - part II
Mail service in former times - part III
Mail and passenger service in former times - part IV
Mail and passenger service in former times - part V
World War I and the islands - part I
World War I and the islands - part II
Man of the Sea - James Anthony Simmons
David Lionel Henry Donker
Memories of a father "The Sailor's Sailor"
Stanley Johnson "The Sailor's Sailor"
The Last Cacique
To the Canefields of the Dominican Republic
The Simmons Fleet
Commissioner/Act. Administrator John Godfrey Woods
Vice Commander Richard Johnson
Time for Remembering
Under The Sea Grape Tree
On Meeting Fidel
Claude - The Man and the Times in Which He Grew Up in
The Posner Family
Miss Cornelia Jones
To the island of Bequia
Lionel Bernard Scott
A Dream of Return (Beatrice Pfaffhauser)
Miss Helena's son
Remember the Maine
Simon Bolivar on Saba
My brother Freddie
Captain Hubert Arsene Hodge
My friends in the Hazel family
Dickey Dick's House
Captain Phyllis Randolph Dunkin
In Memory of Frederick Froston
Harry L. Johnson
Two Tales of One Hassell Family
Education on Saba in bygone years
Miss Browlia Maillard
My friend Elmer Linzey
The Chimneys of Saba
The Saga of Captain Richard Hassell
Sir Emile Gumbs of Anguilla
Captain Hubert Loveless Hassell
Donkey on Wheels
Our Time of Glory
The Heyligers in the Windwards
The Portland Sail maker
Cyrus Wilberforce Wathey
In His Own Words - Ralph Milburn Simmons
The Church of England in Saba
Captain Cameron Simmons at War
The Bush Lawyer
Boat building on Saba
One of Our Writers
One of a kind : Bobby Every
The "Blue Peter"
A Mystery Solved For The Good Folks of Liscomb
The Bermuda Files
Living off the Land
Captain John Esmond Mathew Levenston
Going to work for LAGO
Heroes in another's country
A history of a small West Indian town
Clementina Hassell Saba's first Correspondent
You can now travel the length of Saba from the airport to Fort Bay in 4 minutes thanks to Jumbie Design's (A.K.A. Malachy's) short film. More>>
Scientists discover an underwater mountain yielding some of the richest diversity of marine life in the Caribbean. Courtesy of BBC NewsOnline. More>>
By Nuchhi R. Currier for the United Nations Chronicle, June 2005
Christopher Columbus sighted her in 1493; the Spaniards ruled her for 150 years and the British, French and Dutch played tug-of-war with her from the 17th century until Holland finally took possession of her in 1816. A tiny, isolated island forming the inner arch of the Lesser Antilles, Saba is one of the northern-most islands formed five million years ago by tips of volcanoes, separating the Caribbean Sea from the Atlantic Ocean.
In the process of being nominated by the Government of the Netherlands for inclusion in the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage List, it is also being supported by CARIMOS - Organization of Wider Caribbean on Mountains and Sites. Also having won the distinction of being of "outstanding universal value" by the global workshop on Marine World Heritage sites, Saba (the island) and Saba Bank (the underwater marine ecosystem) are well poised to win the nomination. More>>
By Dave Levenstone, May 2005.
It is well known that on Saturdays and holidays Commissioner Will Johnson likes to spend time working in his vegetable garden. So last Saturday we decided to take a look
and see if there was anything there to brag about. More>> (Adobe .pdf file) If don't have Adobe Acrobat you can download it here.
By Will Johnson, March 2005.
Saba was first settled by pirates from St. Kitts, after the Spanish attacked that island in 1629.
They named the villages they established on Saba Middle Island and Palmetto Point after the area where they had lived on St. Kitts. Three hundred years later, goat paths and step roads were all they had to show for their having lived here. More>> (Adobe .pdf file) If don't have Adobe Acrobat you can download it here.
Saba orchids are about to become a collector's item with the establishment of an Orchid Research Center on the island. More>>
Recreational diving on Saba developed in the early 1980s with the first dive operation, Saba Scuba Safari, established by American scuba enthusiasts. Diving is now an island tourist attraction and supports three dive operations, Saba Deep, Sea Saba, and Saba Divers. Of the 21,346 tourists in 2003, almost over 20% came for the diving experience in the Saba Marine Park, established in 1987. More>>
Anoles are a group of lizards that biologists call the genus Anolis. The scientific name of "Anolis" comes from the popular name of "anole" for these lizards. Anole is an Ancient African name, meaning "little devil", that is given to small lizards in western Africa. The name was brought to the western hemisphere by African people long ago. Thus, Anolis is one of the few scientific names that comes from an African language. More>>
Orchid specialist Stewart Chipka of Naples, Florida, spent two weeks on Saba in January 2003, creating a scientific map of the location of wild orchids on the island. He located nine species representing three genera and expects to track down many more when he returns in May for a follow-up study. More>>