Tag archive for ‘landfill’
BZSE Law - Citizen Take Government to Court about Dump
By The Publisher On Saturday, July 13th, 2019

Dump lawsuit set for ruling on July 26

PHILIPSBURG – The court case against country St. Maarten and the manager of the landfill, Robelto&Son is near its conclusion. The plaintiffs, Barbara Cannegieter, attorney Camiel Koster and his law office 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

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...

Miklos Gitterson - Minister of VROMI
By The Publisher On Thursday, August 9th, 2018

VROMI announces daily closing of landfill dump site at 6pm

PHILIPSBURG – Minister of Public Housing, Spatial Planning, Environment and Infrastructure (VROMI), Miklos Giterson, informs the general public that as of today, August 9th, the main landfill will close at 6pm More...

Dump on Fire - 2018080703
By The Publisher On Wednesday, August 8th, 2018

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...

MinVROMI Boat Debris
By Desk Editor On Sunday, June 17th, 2018

Act. Minister of VROMI De Weever says dumping boat wrecks on the landfills not permitted

POND ISLAND — Sint Maarten — Minister of Justice Cornelius de Weever, who also acts in the absence of the Minister of Public Housing, Spatial Planning, Environment and Infrastructure (Ministry VROMI), More...

By The Publisher On Sunday, May 27th, 2018

Introduce recycling now

Right now St Maarten is dealing with an ongoing issue, the landfill and fires that have become more frequent. Over the years many have “had the solutions” to fix the problem but still the people are, in More...

2018-05-13_Dump Fire-003
By The Publisher On Thursday, May 17th, 2018

Drastic measures at the landfill

PHILIPSBURG – Drastic measures at the landfill: the contract with the current management company, Robelto and Sons will be “amicably terminated,” the appointment of a waste project manager is  imminent and More...

Aerial photo both fires dump sites - 20180206 Photo provided
By The Publisher On Tuesday, April 24th, 2018

A brief history of the dump

By Hilbert Haar In June 2008  I wrote an article under the headline “Landfill remains until the end of 2010.” It appeared in the now defunct Today newspaper. In the meantime we know better. The landfill is More...

Cruise ships in Port St. Maarten with Dump Smoke over Philipsburg - 20180207 MP
By The Publisher On Wednesday, February 7th, 2018

Frans: Constant instability stalls any progress at landfill waste management

Philipsburg — In light of the current ongoing fires at the Philipsburg landfill, the United St. Maarten (US) party is once again pointing out that the constant instability of government has effectively stalled More...

Orginal dump site ablaze - 20180206 MP
By The Publisher On Wednesday, February 7th, 2018

William Marlin says landfill fire clear example why stability in government needed

GREAT BAY — Former Prime Minister William Marlin says the disastrous and uncontrollable fire that has been blazing at the Philipsburg landfill since Sunday and the widespread effects it is having on residents More...