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pollution refinery
By Edition On Wednesday, November 14th, 2018
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SMOC: The distribution of money within the RdK N.V.

WILLEMSTAD - RdK N.V. (Refineria di Korsou N.V.) collects the meager rent of the Isla. A meager rent because for the maintenance of the refinery and the more environmentally friendly operation - an objective of More...

Shark
By Edition On Tuesday, November 13th, 2018
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Two Dutch Caribbean tiger sharks follow similar migration patterns

PHILIPSBURG - The Dutch Caribbean Nature Alliance (DCNA) organised the first-of-its-kind shark tagging expedition to the Saba Bank and St. Maarten two years ago as part of the Dutch Postcode Lottery funded “Save More...

Smoke
By Edition On Monday, September 3rd, 2018
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St. Maarten’s Landfill fire: Persons with respiratory challenges advised to close windows and doors

GREAT BAY - Part of the landfill on Pond Island is on fire. Residents living downwind in the Philipsburg area and surrounding neighborhoods from the smoke, should close windows and doors. This advisory is especially More...

Selikor
By Edition On Monday, August 27th, 2018
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Minister promises stop uncontrolled discharge of waste water

WILLEMSTAD - Uncontrolled discharge of wastewater into the sea at the 'Shut' site will stop this year. That assures the Minister of Traffic, Transport and Spatial Planning (VVRP) Zita Jesus-Leito. The waste processing More...

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By Edition On Thursday, August 9th, 2018
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St. Maarten prosecutors investigate law violations at dump

PHILIPSBURG - Prosecutors have been investigating the situation at the dump since April, the Prosecutor’s Office said Wednesday in response to statements made in social media concerning the latest fire at the More...

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By Edition On Thursday, July 26th, 2018
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X team catches perpetrator during illegal dumping

WILLEMSTAD - The X team has caught a man and fined him heavily for the illegal dumping of garden waste. That happened in the parking lot behind the Veneto Hotel. The man stated that he had dumped the palm leaves More...

sargassum
By Edition On Tuesday, July 17th, 2018
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More Sargassum in Curaçao again

WILLEMSTAD - Once again large quantities of Sargassum seaweed have washed ashore on Curaçao. Among others at Shete Boca and Groot St. Joris. Since March of this year, the stifling seaweed washes ashore on the coast More...

Wechi-fkp
By Edition On Thursday, July 12th, 2018
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FKP is allowed to build in Wechi

WILLEMSTAD - Social Housing Foundation FKP is allowed to build in Wechi. That has been determined by the judge. The environmentalist Amigu di Tera had objected because the site was not intended for housing. But More...

oil refinery
By Edition On Friday, June 29th, 2018
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Almost a quarter of the population suffers from refinery’s stench

WILLEMSTAD - Oil Refinery Isla is doing whatever it wants. This is according to the environmental organization SMOC on the basis of the National Health Survey Curaçao last year. Twenty-five percent of those surveyed More...

Selikor
By Edition On Tuesday, June 26th, 2018
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‘Solution for discharging sewage must come’

WILLEMSTAD - Over 80 percent of sewage water still ends up in the sea. This is according to Timo Brouwer of the environmental organization GreenForce. Brouwer was present last week during a public meeting of the More...