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Tag archive for ‘landfill’
By The Publisher On Sunday, October 17th, 2021
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SER policy-brief about dump: Turn Pond Island into residential area – UPDATED

PHILIPSBURG — The landfill on Pond Island, commonly referred to as the dump, remains a bone of contention now that 200 residents who live near it have to be relocated. The government has done basically nothing More...

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, July 13th, 2019
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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...

By The Publisher On Friday, January 18th, 2019
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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...

By The Publisher On Thursday, August 9th, 2018
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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...

By The Publisher On Wednesday, August 8th, 2018
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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...

By Desk Editor On Sunday, June 17th, 2018
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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
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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...

By The Publisher On Thursday, May 17th, 2018
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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...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, April 24th, 2018
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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...






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