VROMI: Markings on the structures are solely for assessment

Damaged Structure marked with B

Philipsburg – The Inspectors of the Inspection/Permits Department from the Ministry of VROMI are currently assessing all structures post hurricane Irma and Maria. Homes that are deemed unlivable will be marked with the letter O. This information will be used in the social assessments. Structures that are marked with the letter B indicates severe More...

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Hurrican Irma Damages Cole Bay
By webadmin On Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017
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Existing buildings with a permit can rebuild based on the issued building permit

POND ISLAND — The Ministry of VROMI has issued a correction that existing buildings with a permit can rebuild based on the issued building permit. Based on a previous press release, there was considerable More...

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By webadmin On Sunday, October 1st, 2017
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GEBE to distribute drinking water in several areas

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By webadmin On Thursday, September 28th, 2017
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Seven Seas Water reports normal water production

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Reverse osmosis installation Festival Village 20190926 HH
By webadmin On Wednesday, September 27th, 2017
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Water production facility ready for action today

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2 garbage trucks for MIN VROMI
By webadmin On Monday, September 25th, 2017
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Two new Garbage Trucks Arrive for the Ministry of VROMI

Philipsburg – Honorable Minister of VROMI Christopher Emmanuel, requested 2 garbage trucks  from the Government of The Netherlands to assist with the waste situation post Hurricane Irma and Maria. The two More...

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By webadmin On Monday, September 25th, 2017
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The reason why certain roofs survived hurricane Irma

PHILIPSBURG — Today photo journalist took a series of photographs of buildings whose roofs have withstood the category 6 storm force winds of Hurricane Irma without much of a scratch. You can view these photographs More...

Nature Foundation - Causeway
By webadmin On Sunday, September 17th, 2017
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Assessments of Environmental Damage Carried out Post Hurricane Irma by the Sint Maarten Nature Foundation

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By webadmin On Sunday, September 17th, 2017
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A Dispatch From a Caribbean Climate Change Refugee: Hurricane Irma, Sint Maarten and the New Caribbean Reality

I am standing in line – or rather in a disorganized congregation of desperate souls- in the parking lot of St. Maarten’s Princess Juliana International Airport, once the second busiest airport in the More...