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CPS calls on the Community to Remove Mosquito Breeding Habitats by Cleaning Up Yards and Gardens

By   /  July 20, 2021  /  Bulletin Board Notices, Environment, Public Service Announcements, Social  /  Comments Off on CPS calls on the Community to Remove Mosquito Breeding Habitats by Cleaning Up Yards and Gardens

The Collective Prevention Services (CPS), a government department under the Ministry of Public Health, Social Development and Labour, is calling on residents to make use of the opportunity to clean up their yards and surroundings in connection with the 2021 Atlantic hurricane season, and to help prevent mosquito breeding habitats. Waste disposal companies have announced […]

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It is hurricane season. Remain Proactive in Removing Mosquito Breeding Habitats after Rainfall events

By   /  June 24, 2021  /  Bulletin Board Notices, Environment, Public Service Announcements, Weather  /  Comments Off on It is hurricane season. Remain Proactive in Removing Mosquito Breeding Habitats after Rainfall events

The Collective Prevention Services (CPS), a government department under the Ministry of Public Health, Social Development and Labour, is reminding the community to remain proactive in removing mosquito breeding habitats in and around the yard or place of business after any rainfall event. We are now in the hurricane season, and the country will see […]

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DUST WARNING; THOSE SUSCEPTIBLE REMAIN CAUTIOUS

By   /  June 17, 2021  /  Environment, Weather  /  Comments Off on DUST WARNING; THOSE SUSCEPTIBLE REMAIN CAUTIOUS

The Minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labor, Omar Ottley hereby informs the public of a lot of dust ahead. People with pulmonary or eye conditions should take the necessary precautions. In distinguishing the possible symptoms from COVID-19, the latter has more systemic effects/symptoms; headaches, fever, sore muscles. Dust symptoms are usually limited to […]

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First Nature Policy Plan 2021-2025 as Country on Public Review for One-Month

By   /  June 3, 2021  /  Environment, Local News  /  Comments Off on First Nature Policy Plan 2021-2025 as Country on Public Review for One-Month

Ministry of Public Housing, Environment, Spatial Planning and Infrastructure (Ministry of VROMI), has placed the first issued ?Sint Maarten?s Nature Policy Plan? on public review for one-month to facilitate communication with all stakeholders. The document serves as a framework for management and development of nature on Sint Maarten from 2021-2025. The overall objective of the […]

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Removal of Vessels from Oyster Pond Lagoon

By   /  April 9, 2021  /  Environment, Government  /  Comments Off on Removal of Vessels from Oyster Pond Lagoon

The Minister of Public Housing, Spatial Planning, Environment, and Infrastructure (Ministry of VROMI), as the legally assigned custodian of the Oyster Pond Lagoon, wishes to inform of the Government’s intention to remove the shipwrecked vessels located in the above-mentioned area. Pursuant to Article 9 of the National ordinance removal ships and wrecks (AB 2015, no.9), […]

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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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