Sint Maarten Needs a Green New Deal, Or At the Very Least a Political Focus on the Environment

Plastic cup in the sand

Dear Editor, Again, during another unfortunate election cycle, the environment, sustainable development and conservation are taking a backseat amidst the current political discourse engulfing our country. This despite our country needing to develop amidst the uncertainties which we will face due to a changing global climate. Sint Maarten needs a Green More...

by The Publisher | Published 3 weeks ago
By The Publisher On Thursday, December 19th, 2019

The economic value of litter

By Hilbert Haar Litter irritates people – some more than others. The St. Maarten Pride Foundation has been fighting littering like forever on our island and still people feel no shame to leave a mess on – for More...

coral - Stony Coral Tissue Loss Disease Management Update for the Dutch Caribbean
By Online Editor On Monday, November 18th, 2019

Stony Coral Tissue Loss Disease management update

Since 2014, a new coral disease has been spreading through the reefs of the Caribbean. Known as Stony Coral Tissue Loss Disease (SCTLD), this disease appears to be fast-spreading and extremely lethal to the corals More...

Shipwreck Project - Tenders launched for the clean-up of the Simposon Bay Lagoon
By Online Editor On Monday, November 18th, 2019

Tenders launched for the clean-up of the Simpson Bay Lagoon

PHILIPSBURG – The National Recovery Program Bureau (NRPB) has launched a tender for the salvaging, decommissioning and disposing of around 80 shipwrecks in the Simpson Bay Lagoon and Mullet Pond. In addition, More...

leonald connor school 2 - plastic - plastics
By Online Editor On Monday, November 11th, 2019

The Nature Foundation St Maarten is Providing Interactive Presentations about Plastics and the Environments to schools!

In the coming months, the Nature Foundation St Maarten will conduct interactive presentations about the impacts of trash on our environment and the need to reduce single-use plastics to primary school students More...

(Learning Unlimited) LU’s grade 7 students performing their dance - assembly
By Online Editor On Saturday, November 9th, 2019

The beach, pond and dump speak at LU’s St. Maarten Day Assembly

PHILIPSBURG — Learning Unlimited Preparatory School (LU) on Friday held its St. Maarten Day Assembly under the theme “Clean Up St. Maarten” and featured as special guests a beach, the Great Salt Pond More...

Betty's Estate - clean
By Online Editor On Sunday, November 3rd, 2019

Wever responds swiftly, solves cleaning issue in Betty’s Estate

PHILIPSBURG — One day after learning that the Company contracted to clean the Camelia Road in Betty’s Estate had for unknown reason(s) not done so, Minister of VROMI Chris Wever dispatched an alternate More...

AUC students team up with Tzu Chi residents to clean gutter (5)
By Online Editor On Friday, October 25th, 2019

AUC students team up with Tzu Chi and residents to clean gutter

Four doctors in training from American Univerity of the Caribbean (AUC) School of Medicine teamed up with the St. Maarten Tzu Chi Foundation and Pond Island residents last Saturday, October 19, to transform a debris-filled More...

Picture Nikima Hickinson BAK and PM Curacao
By The Publisher On Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019

Sint Maarten signed the OCTA Oceans Declaration and Roadmap

PHILIPSBURG — The Government of Sint Maarten signed the OCTA Oceans Declaration and Roadmap in Brussels last week. This declaration highlights common marine priorities amongst OCT’s, encourages blue economies More...

Nature Foundation's Junior Rangers
By Online Editor On Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019

Nature Foundation’s Junior Rangers Prepared for Dutch Caribbean Nature Alliance’s Youth Environmental Exchange

PHILIPSBURG — Four selected Nature Foundation junior rangers will represent St Maarten and our environmental issues during the DCNA’s youth environmental exchange to Bonaire on Friday the 25th of October, More...