Roof repair underway

Government’s roof repair programme kicks off this week with the first four houses belonging to pensioners and mentally-challenged applicants.

The recipients did not have any home insurance. The start of the programme was delayed due to Government scrapping plans of the former National Alliance-led coalition to purchase materials overseas; instead, buying at home.

In photo: Partners in St. Maarten recovery efforts St. Maarten Development Fund Managing Director Keith Franca, Adventist Development and Relief Agency President Silvanico Pauletta, UNDP representative Freddy Austli, Ministry of Public Housing, Spatial Planning, Environment and Infrastructure VROMI Secretary-General Louis Brown, VROMI Minister Miklos Giterson, Home and Roof Repair Programme head Kurt Ruan, White/Yellow Cross Recovery Projects project leader Jose Sommers, Salvation Army representative Henk van Hattem, Red Cross Head of Mission Michele Rezza Sanchez and UNDP representative Marinus Pol.

Source: The Daily Herald