Ring road turns into container terminal

Truck on ringroad - 20180212 HH

PHILIPSBURG –The concept of a ring road first became an issue in May 2009, when the section ROB of what was then the VROM (Public Housing, Urban Planning and Environment) department published a notice announcing its plans to fill in part of the Great Salt Pond for the construction of a ring road. Eight years later, the ring road still has not become More...

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Cruise ships in Port St. Maarten with Dump Smoke over Philipsburg - 20180207 MP
By webadmin On Thursday, February 8th, 2018
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Pride sends letter to Governor and Dutch Rep about dump fires

GREAT BAY — Sint Maarten Pride foundation board members Jadira Veen (president) and Barbara Cannegieter (secretary) sends a letter to his Excellency Eugene Holiday, Governor of Sint Maarten, and to the Dutch More...

Cruise ships in Port St. Maarten with Dump Smoke over Philipsburg - 20180207 MP
By webadmin On Wednesday, February 7th, 2018
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Frans: Constant instability stalls any progress at landfill waste management

Philipsburg — In light of the current ongoing fires at the Philipsburg landfill, the United St. Maarten (US) party is once again pointing out that the constant instability of government has effectively stalled More...

Philipsburg Overview
By webadmin On Wednesday, February 7th, 2018
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SER Advice for Better Waste Management

In December 2016 the Social Economic Council (SER) submitted a letter to Government with an advice for Better Waste Management. Click here to read this letter with the advice on the website of this government advisory More...

Aerial photo both fires dump sites - 20180206 Photo provided
By webadmin On Tuesday, February 6th, 2018
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VIDEO: Old landfill dump site now on fire as well

POND ISLAND — Video footage received by StMaartenNews.com this evening at 6pm shows the old landfill dump site – aka Mount Dump – now on fire as well. Once we have more confirmed details, we will More...

Emmanuel and Buncamper - dump
By webadmin On Tuesday, February 6th, 2018
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Emmanuel’s waste-to-energy memorandum

PHILIPSBURG – On December 14 of last year, former VROMI-Minister Christophe Emmanuel paraded a memorandum of understanding to journalists during the weekly Council of Ministers press briefing about the construction More...

Irma Dump Fire being battled by fire fighting machines
By webadmin On Monday, February 5th, 2018
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Clouds of smoke covered Philipsburg

Great Bay — Close to 24 hours after the initial fire which has continued to burn out of control on Pond Island, there are more questions than answers with regards to the final solution to a problem that has More...

Simpson Bay lagoon cleanup location Nature Foundation
By webadmin On Tuesday, January 30th, 2018
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Second Simpson Bay Lagoon clean-up organized by EPIC and St Maarten Nature Foundation

Simpson Bay — After the great success of the first Simpson Bay Lagoon clean-up on the 14th of January, Environmental Protection in the Caribbean (EPIC) and the St Maarten Nature Foundation are announcing More...

Cole Bay fire 5
By webadmin On Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018
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Sint Maarten Nature Foundation Assists Law Enforcement during Tuesday Morning Cole Bay Fire

Cole Bay — The Sint Maarten Nature Foundation assisted law enforcement officers with battling the Cole Bay Fire on Tuesday Morning. Nature Foundation staff noticed a large fire close to the organization’s More...

Tsunami Workgroup
By webadmin On Saturday, January 20th, 2018
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Work Group formed within EOC to assess National Tsunami Preparations

GREAT BAY, Sint Maarten (DCOMM) – A small Work Group (WG) within the Emergency Support Functions (ESF) that falls under the Emergency Operations Center (EOC), has been formed to assess and ensure National Tsunami More...