Lofty goals in Roadmap to Waste Management

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PHILIPSBURG -- “Sint Maarten is a clean and sustainable island, based on the principles of a circular economy. The waste situation is fully under control with minimum impact to the environment and in line with international best practices.” This is part of the government’s vision of the situation it aims to achieve by 2022 - 32 to 44 months from More...

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Dutch Quarter road sewerage project - 2 Apr 2019
By The Publisher On Thursday, April 4th, 2019
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Dutch Quarter sewerage project stopped

DUTCH QUARTER — The Dutch Quarter sewerage project which took off with a quite an impressive start is now stalled for financial reasons. This project which is financed by European funding is said to have More...

Dutch Quarter sewage project works 1 (2)
By The Publisher On Thursday, March 21st, 2019
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Dutch Quarter sewerage project progressing

~ Young employees praise supervisor for training ~ DUTCH QUARTER — The Minister responsible for Public Housing, Spatial Planning, Environment and Infrastructure Miklos Giterson has announced that the Dutch More...

Shipwreck Airport Road 1
By The Publisher On Tuesday, March 5th, 2019
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Though colorful they still need removing

SIMPSON BAY — A colorful but curious aspect during the 39th St. Maarten Heineken Regatta was brought to the attention of StMaartenNews.com this past weekend. At least ten boat wrecks can be seen along the More...

Minister of VROMI Miklos Giterson - 27 Feb 2019
By The Publisher On Wednesday, February 27th, 2019
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Emilio Wilson Estate to be the first protected park area

PHILIPSBURG — Emilio Wilson Park is to be the first terrestrial land based protected area on St. Maarten. The creation of a nature park can only have a positive impact on the flora and fauna, and also have More...

Parliament meeting on GEBE with MP Frans Richardson - 5 Feb 2019
By The Publisher On Wednesday, February 6th, 2019
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MP Richardson suggests new company for renewable energy

PHILIPSBURG – United St. Maarten party MP Frans Richardson suggested that during a central committee meeting on Tuesday that GEBE establish a new company for the production of renewable energy and give the More...

Thick clouds of smoke billowed through Philipsburg and the Southwestern districts on Friday, Aug. 31, after a fire was ignited at the Pond Island dumpsite for debris resulting from Hurricane Irma. Here, an excavator driver  tries to smother the fire and lessen the flames. Smoke filled the sky all day Friday.  (D.A. Robin/Photojournalist)
By The Publisher On Friday, January 18th, 2019
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RIVM to assist VROMI with air quality measurement surrounding the landfill

Philipsburg — From 21 January 2019, a team from the Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) will travel to Sint Maarten for a period of 2 weeks, to assist the government (VROMI) More...

Dump truck heading up Soualiga Boulevard
By The Publisher On Thursday, January 10th, 2019
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Garbage fraud

By Hilbert Haar It is no news that French-side garbage ends up on the dump on Soualiga Boulevard. What is however news is that the department of infrastructure apparently has no idea how to prevent this from happening. On More...

Thousands of sheets of galvanized zinc lies twisted and charred from numerous fires at the dumping grounds on Pond Island. (D.A. Robin/Photojournalist)
By The Publisher On Thursday, January 10th, 2019
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Focus shifts from energy to waste

PHILIPSBURG — A waste to energy facility is no longer the first option for dealing with the island’s garbage issues. The focus has shifted from producing energy to getting rid of waste. This became clear More...

Chris Johnson PM Leona Marlin MinVSA Emil Lee
By The Publisher On Friday, December 21st, 2018
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Prime Minister Romeo-Marlin signs Grant Agreement for Debris and Landfill project

PHILIPSBURG – On Friday, December 21, Prime Minister Leona Romeo-Marlin signed the grant agreement with the World Bank for the Emergency Debris Management Project. This agreement provides US$ 25 million in funding More...