Tag archive for ‘dump’
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By The Publisher On Saturday, May 25th, 2019
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Government studies alternatives for waste-to-energy plant for dump

PHILIPSBURG – While the parliamentary committee for Public Housing, Urban Planning, Environment and Infrastructure (VROMI) debated last week the proposal for the construction of a waste-to-energy plant with the More...

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By The Publisher On Friday, May 24th, 2019
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Asking the right question

Hilbert Haar is on point with his opinion piece about the question whether members of Parliament have a hidden agenda when it comes to solving the problem of our mounting garbage dump. The question we have is why 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 Friday, January 18th, 2019
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RIVM to assist VROMI with air quality measurement surrounding the landfill

Philipsburg — From 21 January 2019, a team from the Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) will travel to Sint Maarten for a period of 2 weeks, to assist the government (VROMI) More...

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By The Publisher On Friday, November 9th, 2018
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Asthma patient sounds the alarm over lack of proper medication

~ Minister Lee says asthma medication Ventolin is not covered by SZV ~ PHILIPSBURG – An asthma patient has sounded the alarm over the lack of proper medication in St. Maarten, warning that the situation on More...

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By The Publisher On Sunday, August 26th, 2018
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Enemy of the people

By Hilbert Haar A giant murderer, a toxic monster and we need immediate action. Minister Miklos Giterson used all these words in January and February of this year when he spoke about the dump. It is now August and More...

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By The Publisher On Friday, August 24th, 2018
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Citizens take Government to Court regarding the dump

On August 24, 2018, Mrs B. Cannegieter, Mr C. Koster and the law firm BZSE Attorneys at Law/Tax Lawyers filed a petition for an injunction against Country Sint Maarten and the operator of the dump. The plaintiffs More...

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By The Publisher On Wednesday, August 8th, 2018
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Reaction Public Prosecutor’s Office on recent dump fire

Philipsburg — The Public Prosecutor’s Office has taken note of concerns on social media platforms concerning the recent dump fire of Wednesday, August 8, 2018. In response to whether or not the Public Prosecutor’s More...

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By The Publisher On Wednesday, August 8th, 2018
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Police drone footage of fire at original landfill dump site; residents urged to close all door and windows and avoid inhalation of the toxic smoke

POND ISLAND — Once again, the original dump site at the landfill on Pond Island is on fire. The Fire Department is hard at work on containing the fire at the dump on Pond Island which erupted during the late More...

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By The Publisher On Wednesday, June 13th, 2018
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MP Brison suggests enviro-tax to finance waste processing

PHILIPSBURG – Covering the $11.2 million financial burden of garbage collection and processing with fees charged to the approximately 7,000 households would cost these households $1,600 per year, Member of Parliament More...

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By The Publisher On Thursday, June 7th, 2018
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Dump back on Central Committee-agenda

PHILIPSBURG – The parliament begins next Monday with a series of central committee meetings. On Monday from 10 a.m. the committee handles the draft law administrative appeals and the establishment of the ad hoc More...