Tag archive for ‘Hurricane Irma’
By The Publisher On Sunday, October 13th, 2019

How Holland House built back better on its own after Hurrricane Irma

PHILIPSBURG – When Hurricane Irma hit on September 6, 2017, Holland House lost its entire fourth floor to the monster storm. At the time, there were 57 guests staying at the iconic hotel that faces Great Bay More...

By The Publisher On Wednesday, October 9th, 2019

Government stonewalls questions about responsibility for Hurricane Irma looting

PHILIPSBURG – The White and Yellow Cross Foundation’s attempts to get answers from the government about who is to blame for the large-scale looting that occurred in the wake of Hurricane Irma in September 2017 More...

By The Publisher On Monday, June 24th, 2019

Steps must be taken for our country to be resilient

CUPECOY — His Excellency the Governor Drs. Eugene Holiday adequately set the tone for the 2019 Governor’s Symposium which was held at the American University of the Caribbean campus in Cupecoy on Friday. More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, May 29th, 2018

Irma’s power equalled 18 hurricane seasons

PHILIPSBURG – The Department of Atmospheric Science at Colorado State University has predicted a slightly above average hurricane season. Research scientist Phil Klotzbach expects fourteen named storm, of which More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, May 24th, 2018

Common Court books 1.5 million loss

PHILIPSBURG – The Common Court of Justice suffered a loss of just over 1.5 million guilders (close to $838,000) in 2017. Additional costs due to Hurricane Irma are only part of the reason for the negative result. More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, February 20th, 2018

Colonialism On Some Caribbean Islands

Dear Editor, The winds of colonialism still tend to pose a threat to life on some Caribbean territories. Who will stand for them if they will not stand for themselves. In September 2017, Hurricane Irma displaced More...

By The Publisher On Sunday, February 11th, 2018

Frans asks GEBE to expedite restoration to parts of Cay Bay

Philipsburg — Member of Parliament and leader of the United St. Maarten (US) party Frans Richardson is calling on GEBE to at least explain to residents of Cay Bay why they are still without electricity 6 months More...

By The Publisher On Monday, January 29th, 2018

Irma was the most expensive disaster for France

MARIGOT – The French Insurance Federation has released a new account of damages caused by Hurricane Irma in Saint Martin and St. Barths. At the beginning of November, the insurance companies had received 16,400 More...

By The Publisher On Friday, January 19th, 2018

Corallo will rebuild Starz Casino in Cupecoy

PHILIPSBURG – Three of the four casinos owned by Francesco Corallo have reopened after they got hit by Hurricane Irma in September. According to a spokesman, the damages to the establishments amount to “millions More...

By The Publisher On Saturday, December 23rd, 2017

Low-income areas face most difficulty to rebuild after Irma

PHILIPSBURG – “I give clothes and food to the elderly man who lives here”, community police officer Arcella Leonard gestures towards a torn-down home. Within the demolished structure one can see a small room, More...