What can we learn from the Dorian experience in Abacos?

StMaartenNews Letters

Dear Editor, Super hurricanes are likely to be a regular feature of island life in the Caribbean in the future. The Irma experience and the Dorian experience in the Abacos and Grand Bahama are going to be repeated and the territories who are going to suffer this experience can best be fully familiar with the challenges of bouncing back. We should learn More...

by The Publisher | Published 7 days ago
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By The Publisher On Saturday, September 7th, 2019

Minister Wever briefed about Dutch Quarter project progress

DUTCH QUARTER — Minister of Public Housing, Environment, Spacial Development and Infrastructure (VROMI) Christopher Wever on Friday assured sub-contractors of the ongoing Dutch Quarter sewage project that More...

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By The Publisher On Wednesday, September 4th, 2019

Minister of VROMI Chris Wever tackling beach cleaning one at a time

  PHILIPSBURG — Minister of Public Housing, Environment, Spatial Development and Infrastructure (VROMI), the Honorable Christopher Wever says, “there is no time to joke about the environment especially More...

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By The Publisher On Sunday, August 25th, 2019

NRPB and GEBE start Water and Electricity Resilience Program

PHILIPSBURG — The resistance of St. Maarten’s electricity network and water supply to natural disasters will be greatly improved with the execution of the Water and Electricity Resilience Program of the More...

By Online Editor On Tuesday, July 30th, 2019

Irresponsible transportation of garbage

Government must be held responsible for the reckless transportation of garbage by individuals and garbage haulers. Flat bed trucks and garbage containers can be seen with garbage or garbage bags falling onto 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 Saturday, July 27th, 2019

The most profitable solution

By Hilbert Haar A ticking time bomb and a government with a history of ignoring court rulings; two observations from the court ruling that orders the government to finally take action and do something about the More...

By The Publisher On Saturday, July 27th, 2019

Court sets deadline for solution to dump nuisance

PHILIPSBURG – The Court in First Instance put the Ministry of Public Housing, Urban Planning, Environment and Infrastructure (VROMI) with its back against the proverbial wall on Friday with a ruling that orders More...

BZSE Law - Citizen Take Government to Court about Dump
By The Publisher On Saturday, July 13th, 2019

Dump lawsuit set for ruling on July 26

PHILIPSBURG – The court case against country St. Maarten and the manager of the landfill, Robelto&Son is near its conclusion. The plaintiffs, Barbara Cannegieter, attorney Camiel Koster and his law office More...

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By The Publisher On Monday, July 8th, 2019

“Sargassum invasion is a never-ending story”

PHILIPSBURG — Invited to comment on the clean up campaign the ministry of VROMI is currently undertaking in Pointe Blanche, head of Public Works Claudius Buncamper stated that immediate action had to be taken More...

Governor Holiday at Symposium June 2019
By The Publisher On Monday, June 24th, 2019

Steps must be taken for our country to be resilient

CUPECOY — His Excellency the Governor Drs. Eugene Holiday adequately set the tone for the 2019 Governor’s Symposium which was held at the American University of the Caribbean campus in Cupecoy on Friday. More...