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By The Publisher On Saturday, June 19th, 2021
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MP Buncamper questions landfill maintenance

PHILIPSBURG — The budget to maintain the landfill is lowered by 610,000 guilders in the draft 2021 budget. Member of Parliament Claudius Buncamper (United St. Maarten party) wants to know from Minister Egbert More...

By The Publisher On Saturday, January 4th, 2020
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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 Desk Editor On Tuesday, July 17th, 2018
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Nature Foundation Reiterates its Call on Parliament to Ban Single-Use Plastics

The Sint Maarten Nature Foundation is again calling on Parliament to ban single-use plastic products such as plastic bags, straws and cutlery and Styrofoam food containers in an effort to reduce marine litter and More...

By Desk Editor On Wednesday, July 4th, 2018
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Shark Killed Illegally Within Man of War Shoal Marine Protected Area Nature Foundation, Authorities Investigating Incident

The lifeless body of a juvenile Caribbean Reef Shark was confiscated by the Sint Maarten Nature Foundation after divers reported it on a reef just within the Man of War Shoal Marine Protected Area. The intentional More...

By Desk Editor On Friday, June 22nd, 2018
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Annual hurricane season clean-up underway

GREAT BAY, Sint Maarten (DCOMM) — Ministry of Public Housing, Environment, Spatial Development and Infrastructure (Ministry VROMI), hereby informs the community that the annual hurricane season clean-up More...

By Desk Editor On Tuesday, June 12th, 2018
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Nature Foundation Organizes Shark Week Rum Tasting at Buccaneer Beach Bar on Saturday

The Nature Foundation is organizing an awesome adult event for St Maarten Shark Week; a Rum Tasting at Buccaneer Beach Bar on Saturday the 16th of June 2018 from 4pm until 9pm. Attendees will have the opportunity More...

By Desk Editor On Friday, June 8th, 2018
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Trench Works underway at Fort Hill Road

GREAT BAY — Sint Maarten (DCOMM) — Ministry of Public Housing, Environment, Spatial Development and Infrastructure (Ministry VROMI), announces that utility company TelEm is currently carrying out trench More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, September 20th, 2016
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Mullet Pond Listed as a Protected Ramsar Site Wetland of International Importance

One of Sint Maarten’s most important wetlands, Mullet Pond, has been listed and protected as a wetland of international importance under the Ramsar Treaty last week, marking a significant advancement in the conservation More...

By The Publisher On Monday, September 19th, 2016
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Pearl of China

So now we know. The Pearl of China project is not tourism- but business-driven; not another hotel to add to the existing premises. With a promise of 400 well-paying jobs for locals and work for local contractors More...






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