Tag archive for ‘garbage’
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...

By The Publisher On Friday, May 3rd, 2019

Lofty goals in Roadmap to Waste Management

PHILIPSBURG -- “Sint Maarten is a clean and sustainable island, based on the principles of a circular economy. The waste situation is fully under control with minimum impact to the environment and in line with More...

Thousands of sheets of galvanized zinc lies twisted and charred from numerous fires at the dumping grounds on Pond Island. (D.A. Robin/Photojournalist)
By The Publisher On Thursday, January 10th, 2019

Focus shifts from energy to waste

PHILIPSBURG — A waste to energy facility is no longer the first option for dealing with the island’s garbage issues. The focus has shifted from producing energy to getting rid of waste. This became clear More...

By Desk Editor On Tuesday, July 17th, 2018

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...

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By The Publisher On Wednesday, June 13th, 2018

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 Wednesday, February 7th, 2018

Giterson about dump: “We need immediate action”

PHILIPSBURG – “We need real solutions and we need immediate action,” VROMI-Minister Miklos Giterson said on Wednesday during the central committee meeting about the dump fires, whereby he once more referred More...

Dump truck heading up Soualiga Boulevard
By The Publisher On Tuesday, February 6th, 2018

Ministry VROMI: Immediate halt to accepting debris/large waste at main sanitary landfill. Only household waste accepted

GREAT BAY, Sint Maarten (DCOMM) – Ministry of Public Housing, Environment, Spatial Development and Infrastructure (Ministry VROMI), announces that that no debris or other large waste of such nature will be accepted More...

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By The Publisher On Monday, January 15th, 2018

Sint Maarten Nature Foundation Concerned About Waste Water, Garbage and Possible Sewage Being Dumped at Kim Sha Beach

Simpson Bay — The Sint Maarten Nature Foundation has expressed its grave concerns regarding the unrestricted flow of waste water being entered into an area of Kim Sha Beach. During inspections carried out More...

VROMI photo garbage at Jose Lake ballpark parkinglot
By The Publisher On Tuesday, December 5th, 2017

All dumping of garbage must be done at the landfill

Philipsburg – The Ministry of VROMI is very disappointed that persons found it fit to dump a huge amount of garbage on the parking lot of the Jose Lake Cooper ballfield which has already been cleaned up fully More...

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By The Publisher On Tuesday, April 25th, 2017

Man killed by garbage truck

GREAT BAY – Initial reports reaching Today Newspaper Online newsdesk at noon indicated that there was an accident on the landfill which resulted in the death of one man from the Dominican Republic. According More...