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Press coverage on UPG – Dump issue

We are happy to receive such stimulating and clear articles for our passioned work to resolve the St. Maarten dump issue on the sanitary landfill on Pond Island in Great Salt Pond. Our meetings and preparations are continuing with great energy. Lots of specialist support is given to us through our network here in The Netherlands. We will be updating the progress in the cause of this week.

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UPG studies solution for St. Maarten dump

THE HAGUE–The Unleashed Potential Group (UPG), a group of pre- and post-graduate students from the Windward Islands living in the Netherlands, has taken on the challenge to look for solutions to permanently address the situation of St. Maarten’s waste management, in particular the dump, or the sanitary landfill. Under the motto “Enough Talk, Time for Action,” the enthusiastic group of Windward Islanders who want to make a difference by providing free-of-charge assistance recently started a project to come up with a comprehensive approach to tackle the landfill on Pond Island in Great Salt Pond. Read more…

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Editorial – Real input

That the Unleashed Potential Group (UPG) consisting of pre- and post-graduate students from the Windward Islands wants to help seek solutions for St. Maarten’s garbage-processing problem (see related story) is commendable. There are long-standing plans for a waste-to-energy plant, but so far they have remained only on paper. Caretaker Minister of Public Housing, Spatial Planning, Environment and Infrastructure VROMI Angel Meyers told the Central Committee of Parliament during the handling of the draft 2017 budget last Thursday that the idea of shipping out recyclables has not moved because nobody wants the “unsorted” items. Read more…

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Page 6 of the Amigoe of December 13th, 2016. Read more…

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SXM TALKS

The Youth has the Future…. our hats are off to these bright young SXM minds trying to look for a solution FREE of charge, while our politicians have been busy trying to maximize profit.

Bravo Unleashed Potential Group!

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