Garbage-clogged trenches are now a common sight around St. Maarten much to the chagrin of residents.
The rubbish-lined roadside and ditches were recently remarked on by visiting Dutch Member of Parliament Alexander Pechtold who urged the country to clean up its act physically. Residents and businesses have also been called upon by the Ministers of Tourism, and Environment to take pride in their surroundings. However, some residents have retorted: “What about government’s role in keeping public areas clean.” In photo: The garbage choked canal between the Government Administration Building and the road to TelEm Group of Companies.
Source: The Daily Herald https://www.thedailyherald.sx/islands/78796-trash-in-runoffs