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Sint Maarten Must Pivot to Sustainable Development Amid Environmental Concerns and Climate Uncertainty

Dear Editor, In the face of an increasingly devastating hurricane season and ongoing environmental degradation, the need for Sint Maarten to adopt sustainable development strategies has never been more urgent. As a resident who has witnessed the transformation of our island, the reckless pace of development has led to the destruction of our natural, More...

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By The Publisher On Thursday, April 18th, 2024
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Nature Policy Plan implementation lags: Minister Doran admits lack of measures to halt unsustainable development

PHILIPSBURG — In a stark revelation, Minister of Public Housing, Spatial Planning, Environment, and Infrastructure, Egbert Doran, admitted on Wednesday that the St. Maarten government lacks sufficient measures More...

By The Publisher On Saturday, March 30th, 2024
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Jorien Wuite appointed to Dutch Social Economic Council

PHILIPSBURG — Former member of the Dutch parliament Jorien Wuite has been appointed as a crown-member of the Social Economic Council (SER) in the Netherlands, dossierkoninkrijksrelaties.nl reports. Minister More...

By The Publisher On Sunday, January 7th, 2024
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Central Bank issues wake-up call for climate change

PHILIPSBURG — Politicians ought to wake up to the threats posed by climate change, it appears from the Central Bank’s latest economic bulletin. Richard Doornbosch, the president of the Central Bank of Curacao More...

By The Publisher On Wednesday, December 20th, 2023
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St. Maarten continues to ignore climate change threats

PHILIPSBURG — Climate activist Riddhi Samtani asked attention for St. Maarten during the recently concluded United Nations climate conference in Dubai, wondering why her island cannot get help from climate More...

By The Publisher On Monday, January 16th, 2023
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St. Maarten embraces strategic development goals – with words

PHILIPSBURG — The United Nations has made good intentions its core business, or so it seems. Case in point is the twelve strategic development goals (SDG) it formulated during a conference in Rio de Janeiro More...

By The Publisher On Monday, November 21st, 2022
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Sol Antilles hosted oil spill response training

PHILIPSBURG — Eighteen energy professionals received their specialist certificates from the international industry cooperative Oil Spill Response Ltd. (OSRL) upon completion of their large-scale oil spill More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, March 10th, 2022
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BES-islands get millions from the Netherlands

THE HAGUE — State secretary Alexandra van Huffelen (Kingdom Relations) makes €35 million available for the preservation and restoration of nature on the BES-islands. This comes on top of the structural More...

By The Publisher On Monday, April 20th, 2020
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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 Sunday, January 12th, 2020
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Fire Dept./ODM: Puerto Rico Earthquakes and Tsunami Public Information

GREAT BAY, Sint Maarten (DCOMM) – National Disaster Coordinator/Fire Chief Clive Richardson said on Sunday, that due to the continued earthquake activity along the southern coast of the island of Puerto Rico, More...