PHILIPSBURG:—- On March 29, 2016 the Minister Of VROMI Honorable Minister Angel Meyers was given a tour of the Simpson Bay Lagoon by Mr Tadzio Beervoets of the St. Maarten Nature Foundation.
The Minister got a first-hand look at areas that are mostly affected by sewage especially in the southern part of the lagoon which, is in the vicinity of Pineapple Pete towards Tropicana Casino due to insufficient water circulation.
In addition, the Minister indicated that the ministry is busy with an assessment to determine whether the various Marina’s constructed or under construction are in compliance with the lease agreement.
Furthermore, various shipwrecks were observed which would inquire the input of various ministries.
In closing, the Minister expressed that working collaboratively with the Nature Foundation is fundamental especially moving forward with the location and construction of the sewage/ water treatment facility for the Cole Bay district that is vital for the community and residents in the area.
Source: St. Martin News Network Minister of VROMI given tour of Simpson Bay Lagoon.