Tag archive for ‘disaster’
By Online Editor On Wednesday, November 27th, 2019

St. Maarten Government to co-host Disaster Conference December 2-6

Philipsburg — The Government of St. Maarten will co-host the 11th Edition of the Caribbean Conference on Comprehensive Disaster Management (CDM) in collaboration with the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management More...

By Desk Editor On Thursday, July 5th, 2018

Tropical Storm Beryl is moving Westward to West-northward towards the Caribbean island

To the residents and visitors of Sint Maarten As we approach the peak of the Hurricane Season the Government of Sint Maarten and its Disaster Emergency Management system over the past months have been very busy More...

By Desk Editor On Wednesday, July 4th, 2018

Government is making progress in the review of the Disaster Plan for ESF7

Following the workshops held in May 2018 for the Emergency Support Functions ‘Evacuation, Shelters, Relief & Mass Care’ (ESF 7), Disaster Management experts Robert Verhoeven and Viola van Baardwijk of VNG More...

By The Publisher On Saturday, October 14th, 2017

Without Dutch assistance, next disasters loom

Major disasters and stressful situations tend to bring out the best and the worst in people and the organizations managed by them; public and private, and even volunteer.  The indiscriminate nature of Hurricane More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, September 14th, 2017

Hurricane Irma also a disaster for pets

PHILIPSBURG –A lot of pets have not survived hurricane Irma on St. Maarten. Luckily, there are many dogs who have managed to be evacuated together with their owners or with animal lovers. The four animal rescue More...

By The Publisher On Wednesday, April 5th, 2017

Garbage disaster

The report that citizens in St. Maarten produce 22 times more household garbage than their brethren in Curacao is a rather shocking eye opener. It is also a piece of information that should guide the government More...