photo: Sharina Henriquez

PHILIPSBURG – “It’s a shame that the dump is still there”, says State Secretary for the Interior and Kingdom Relations Raymond Knops during his fifth working visit to Sint Maarten.

Knops visited the prison, and the dump. He says he sees progress on the island after the devastation caused by hurricane Irma. He does however note during a short press briefing that the dump is seen as ‘a major problem’. Knops recognizes that it will take a lot of time to find a proper solution.

By Sharina Henriquez & Tim van Dijk

Premier Leona Marlin-Romeo of Sint Maarten explains why the dump, which is on fire daily, cannot be shut down yet: