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Friday’s Quake a Reminder to be Earthquake/Tsunami Ready

By   /  November 16, 2020  /  Bulletin Board Notices, Environment, Weather  /  Comments Off on Friday’s Quake a Reminder to be Earthquake/Tsunami Ready

National Disaster Coordinator/Fire Chief Clive Richardson said on Sunday, that Friday’s, November 13th earthquake with a magnitude of 4.7 at 4.35pm, is a stark reminder that members of the community have to be earthquake/tsunami ready. According to the University of the West Indies Seismic Research Centre, the earthquake was measured at a depth of 31 […]

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Appeals court rules in favor of Country Sint Maarten in Alegria court case

By   /  November 2, 2020  /  Environment, Government, Infrastructure, Tourism  /  Comments Off on Appeals court rules in favor of Country Sint Maarten in Alegria court case

~ Minister Doran calls this a huge win for the people of Sint Maarten ~ PHILIPSBURG — On Friday, October 30th, 2020, the Court of Appeals rendered their judgement in favor of Country Sint Maarten in its case against Alegria Real Estate N.V. to suspend the judgement rendered on September 4th, 2020. On September 4th, […]

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Ministry of VROMI issues public notice: Great Bay Channel open for Pumping Operation /Advises against swimming in Great Bay

By   /  October 31, 2020  /  Environment, Island Life, Local News  /  Comments Off on Ministry of VROMI issues public notice: Great Bay Channel open for Pumping Operation /Advises against swimming in Great Bay

GREAT BAY — The Ministry of Public Housing, Spatial Planning, Environment and Infrastructure (Ministry of VROMI), informs the general public that the Department of Infrastructure Management will open up the pumps in efforts of lowering the water in the Fresh Pond, due to excess rain we are experiencing. The pumps will be in operation for […]

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Single-use plastics cross-border venture

By   /  October 21, 2020  /  Environment, French Side News, Government  /  Comments Off on Single-use plastics cross-border venture

Philipsburg – On Tuesday, October 20, 2020, representatives from both sides of the island met to discuss the mutually beneficial campaign to combat single-use plastic. Senior Policy Advisor, Ms. Nikima Hickinson from the Department of Interior and Kingdom Relations(BAK) took the opportunity to share the many successful activities derived from the single-use plastic pilot project […]

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Ministry of VROMI alerts public to Great Salt Pond Pumping Operation. Advises against bathing/swimming in Great Bay

By   /  October 18, 2020  /  Environment  /  Comments Off on Ministry of VROMI alerts public to Great Salt Pond Pumping Operation. Advises against bathing/swimming in Great Bay

GREAT BAY — The Ministry of Public Housing, Spatial Planning, Environment and Infrastructure (Ministry of VROMI), informs the general public that the Department of Infrastructure Management, will open up the pumps leading water into the Rolandus Kanaal in efforts of lowering of the water in the Great Salt Pond due to excess rain experienced recently […]

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Minister Doran intends to bring life to Philipsburg

By   /  October 14, 2020  /  Environment, Government  /  Comments Off on Minister Doran intends to bring life to Philipsburg

~ Plans to develop 114 quality residential units ~ PHILIPSBURG — The Honorable Egbert J. Doran, the Minister of Public Housing, Spatial Planning, Environment & Infrastructure, presented his vision to address the dire need for affordable housing, by embarking on a project to bring life into Philipsburg with the construction of 114 quality residential units, […]

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Drums and car tires top sources for mosquito breeding sites

By   /  October 13, 2020  /  Community, Environment, Public Service Announcements  /  Comments Off on Drums and car tires top sources for mosquito breeding sites

~ Inspections reveal drums and car tires top sources for mosquito breeding sites. One in four households have mosquito larvae ~ GREAT BAY, Sint Maarten (DCOMM) – Mosquito control is considered an essential health service, and the Collective Prevention Service’s (CPS) Vector Control Team was out surveying areas while adhering to current social distancing and […]

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Minister Doran denies Alegria’s water rights

By   /  October 8, 2020  /  Environment, Government  /  Comments Off on Minister Doran denies Alegria’s water rights

PHILIPSBURG — On Tuesday, October 6th, 2020, the Minister of Public Housing, Spatial Planning, Environment and Infrastructure (VROMI), the Honorable Egbert J. Doran, denied the request of Alegria Real Estate N.V. (hereafter: Alegria) for rights to a water parcel. Minister Doran stated that as basis for Alegria’s request for rights to a water parcel, Alegria […]

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Ministry of VROMI alerts public to Great Salt Pond Pumping Operation. Advises against bathing/swimming in Great Bay

By   /  October 2, 2020  /  Environment, Government, Island Life  /  Comments Off on Ministry of VROMI alerts public to Great Salt Pond Pumping Operation. Advises against bathing/swimming in Great Bay

GREAT BAY — The Ministry of Public Housing, Spatial Planning, Environment and Infrastructure (Ministry of VROMI), hereby alerts the public that the Department of Infrastructure Management, will commence with the lowering of the water in the Great Salt Pond by pumping it into Great Bay starting on Monday, October 5 until Sunday, October 11.  The […]

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Four cases of fish poisoning reported to CPS

By   /  October 2, 2020  /  Environment, Local News  /  Comments Off on Four cases of fish poisoning reported to CPS

PHILIPSBURG — The Collective Prevention Service (CPS), a department of the Ministry of Public Health, Social Development and Labour (Ministry VSA), is advising the public to pay attention to proper food handling procedures when preparing meals as the public health agency has received reports of four cases of fish poisoning during the Epidemiological weeks 36 […]

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