PFP faction submits old and new questions to Minister Doran

PHILIPSBURG -– On June 16, 2020, Party for Progress (PFP) Members of Parliament (MP) Melissa Gumbs and Raeyhon Peterson have submitted questions to the Honorable Minister of Public Housing, Spatial Planning, Environment and Infrastructure (VROMI) Egbert C. Doran. Previously, on February 26th, 2020, the PFP faction had submitted questions to the then-caretaker More...

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By The Publisher On Thursday, May 28th, 2020

Patios in trouble; MP Buncamper wants cleanup

PHILIPSBURG — A few hundred meters away from the Government Building on Pond Island, on government land next to the dump, a human drama unfolds. Residents are starving, and some had no running water or electricity More...

By The Publisher On Monday, April 20th, 2020

A Turtle’s Life on the Seashore

By Sanvi Ramrakhiani Every weekend Lisa goes to the seashore. She loves playing with sand, collecting sea shells and watching small fishes in the sea. She finds peace near water. One day she sees round-shaped eggs More...

By The Publisher On Wednesday, April 15th, 2020

Nature Foundation records third dead sea turtle due to a boat strike for 2020

SIMPSON BAY — Last week the Nature Foundation received a report of a dead sea turtle on Simpson Bay beach close to the Beacon Hill area. The green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas) clearly died due to a boat strike More...

By The Publisher On Sunday, March 22nd, 2020

Recycling bins placed in St. Peters

ST. PETERS — Wastefactory Sint Maarten, in collaboration with the annual SXM DOET project, installed two recycling bins in the community of St. Peters. The St. Peters Emergency Organization Group (SPEOG),via More...

By The Publisher On Monday, March 2nd, 2020

New lamp posts on Philipsburg boardwalk

PHILIPSBURG — Utility company GEBE has been commissioned by the Minister of VROMI to provide the boardwalk in Philipsburg with new lighting. From Walter Plantz Square to Bobby’s Marina, the ornamental lamp More...

By The Publisher On Wednesday, February 26th, 2020

Dutch Quarter road project to restart in March 2020

PHILIPSBURG — The Dutch Quarter road project which was stopped several months ago may restart next month. Presently, there are ongoing discussions between the representatives of VROMI, government and the More...

By The Publisher On Saturday, January 4th, 2020

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

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 More...

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...

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...