Tag archive for ‘water’
By The Publisher On Tuesday, May 5th, 2020
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Could GEBE do more for its clients?

~ BES-islands get subsidy to waive fixed tariffs ~ PHILIPSBURG – Saba Electric, the distributor of electricity in Saba, Statia and Bonaire has waived the fixed tariff for all customers until the end of the year. More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, May 5th, 2020
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The Netherlands subsidizes electricity and drinking water on the BES islands

PHILIPSBURG – Utility customers on Saba, St. Eustatius and Bonaire are exempted from paying the fixed tariff for electricity and water until next year. The Dutch government has reduced the rate to zero to More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, July 31st, 2018
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Predicting extreme weather events to reduce impact on coastal communities

Delft, The Netherlands – 31 July 2018. An international team of researchers, led by IHE Delft Institute for Water Education, has developed adaptive risk management strategies for coastal communities. Coastal More...

By Desk Editor On Tuesday, July 10th, 2018
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CPS: Stay cool and hydrated as extremely hot weather can cause illness

GREAT BAY — Sint Maarten (DCOMM) — Heatwaves are among the most dangerous of natural hazards that have a significant impact on society, Collective Prevention Services (CPS), a department in the Ministry More...

By Desk Editor On Monday, July 2nd, 2018
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Governor E.B. Holiday addressed Emancipation Day

The Emancipation Journey, Remembering A Stance for Liberty and Respect”. by His Excellency Governor E.B. Holiday Delivered on the Occasion of the Observance of the 155th anniversary of Emancipation Day My More...

By Desk Editor On Sunday, July 1st, 2018
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Prime Minister Romeo Marlin attends the 6th Annual Emancipation Day Celebration with the theme “the water remembers”

PHILIPSBURG — With the theme “the water remembers”, the 6th annual Emancipation Day Celebration was held at the Captain Hodge Wharf in Philipsburg. It has been 155 years since the Emancipation Proclamation More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, November 30th, 2017
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Alegria loses lawsuit against home owners

PHILIPSBURG – The Alegria Resort has to restore water and electricity supply to the A-building on its grounds within a fortnight, the Court in First Instance ruled yesterday in a lawsuit the home owners association More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017
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Lessons from Irma

The disastrous Hurricane Irma is now almost a month behind us. Cleanup activities are still in full swing and in many – but not all – places people have access again to electricity, water and internet. These More...

By Online Editor On Wednesday, July 19th, 2017
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“Ooh Fresh” five gallon drinking water recalled

GREAT BAY—The Inspectorate of VSA issued a recall on the 5-gallon bottles of bottled water under the brand name:  Ooh Fresh Purified Water. According to a press release from the INSpectorate, the measure is the More...