Tag archive for ‘Hurricane Irma’
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...

Georgette Berghuis-Leutscher. Photo Caribisch Netwerk/Rik Haverman
By The Publisher On Sunday, December 10th, 2017

Sharp decline in interns after Irma

PHILIPSBURG – Hurricane Irma destroyed St. Maarten, caused economic uncertainty and disrupted the community, Rik Haverman reports on Caribisch Netwerk. St. Maarten was also a favored spot for interns and they More...

By The Publisher On Sunday, November 26th, 2017

MHF-director Eileen Healy about the consequences of Hurricane Irma

~ Healy: "Our clients are more confused than before” ~ PHILIPSBURG – “Only now the emotions are coming to the surface. We are very busy with crises,” says Eileen Healy, the director of the Mental Health More...

By The Publisher On Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017

Reefs Coral Species Suffered Extreme Hurricane Damage

~ 70-95% of Some Coral Species on Sint Maarten Reefs Suffered Extreme Hurricane Damage ~ GREAT BAY — The St. Maarten Nature Foundation has been continuously monitoring coral reefs both inside and outside of More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, November 7th, 2017

All French bakeries are gone from Marigot’s waterfront

MARIGOT – The waterfront boulevard in Marigot is not what it used to be anymore after Hurricane Irma hit the place. Now it appears that two of the main attractions on this stretch – the French bakeries Sarafina More...

By The Publisher On Monday, November 6th, 2017

Hurricane Irma caused 50 million guilders in additional expenditures

PHILIPSBURG – The government had 55.8 million guilders in liquid reserves – 35.7 million in its current account and 20.1 million in deposits, Finance Minister Richard Gibson Sr. said yesterday during a meeting More...

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By The Publisher On Friday, October 13th, 2017

Refugees from St. Maarten in “bureaucratic nightmare”

HAARLEM – A group of fifteen homeless citizens from St. Maarten has hired attorney Leandro Thomas. He has to make sure that they are able to register in a Dutch municipality, Natasja Gibbs reports on Caribisch More...

By The Publisher On Friday, October 13th, 2017

ENNIA pays out insurance claims hurricane Irma

Philipsburg — ENNIA recently paid out the first insurance claims in connection with hurricane Irma through its St. Maarten branch. The insurance company’s chief executive officer, Ralph Palm, confirmed that More...

By The Publisher On Monday, October 9th, 2017

VROMI: Markings on the structures are solely for assessment

Philipsburg – The Inspectors of the Inspection/Permits Department from the Ministry of VROMI are currently assessing all structures post hurricane Irma and Maria. Homes that are deemed unlivable will be marked More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, October 5th, 2017

Navy ends emergency assistance to Dominica

GREAT BAY – The navy terminated the emergency assistance by its vessels Zr. Ms. Zeeland and Zr. Ms. Pelikaan to Dominica on Wednesday. The Zeeland docked on Wednesday afternoon next to Zr. Ms. Karel Doorman in More...

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