PHILIPSBURG:— The government of St. Maarten who did not have a balanced budget over the past five years have paid Clean St. Maarten a total of NAF 55.857,649.66 for the collection of garbage.
SMN News managed to obtain the figures from the department of finance now that garbage contracts are being issued to various companies.
While Clean St. Maarten is only one of the five companies that was awarded with garbage collection contracts the Dutch side of the island always have overflowing garbage bins since garbage sometimes are not picked up for weeks. The insanity conditions contributed to several illnesses that braced the country while it is a gross eye sore for visitors that comes to the island.
Hopefully, those persons that won the bids this year and is expected to start their garbage collection on April 1st will not only collect the huge checks from government but they will do what is necessary to provide jobs for the people St. Maarten and also ensure that their equipment are in working condition, workers that carry out the most unhealthy jobs are properly paid while they have all the necessary health benefits in place for their workers.
Source: St. Martin News Network Clean St. Maarten paid NAF. 55. 857, 649.66 total of five year for garbage collection.