PHILIPSBURG–Members of Parliament (MPs) will meet in an urgent sitting of the Central Committee of Parliament today Friday, October 27, to discuss the cleaning of Simpson Bay Lagoon and other waters.
The meeting at the House of Parliament is set to start at 4:00pm. Minister of General Affairs William Marlin will be present for the meeting. During the meeting, the Nature Foundation will discuss the cleaning of Simpson Bay Lagoon and other waters post-Hurricane Irma
“The salvage activities in the Simpson Bay Lagoon and those to be undertaken have been very much in the news following the dreadful realisation of the huge number of boats that sank in the Lagoon and other waters of St. Maarten,” a press release from the office of Chairperson of Parliament Sarah Wescot-Williams stated.
“It is envisaged that this will create an environmental disaster of unequalled proportions and the Nature Foundation has sounded the alarm. Even to the casual observer it is evident that the underwater spillages and leakages due to the damage these boats have incurred could cause irreparable damage to an already stressed Lagoon.”
The public can follow the parliamentary session in person at the House of Parliament, located across from the Courthouse in Philipsburg and the session will be carried live on St. Maarten Cable TV Channel 120, 98.1 Pearl FM, 107.9FM,
www.sxmparliament.org and on Parliament’s Facebook page Parliament of Sint Maarten.
Source: The Daily Herald https://www.thedailyherald.sx/islands/70490-mps-talk-lagoon-cleaning-today