VROMI will remove them and assess if any can be salvaged to be used again when the final plan is agreed upon. “There comes a point when we simply have to stop talking about solutions and genuinely work towards them. St. Maarten will go through a general rebuilding and recovery, and so too will the marketplace in Philipsburg.”
“As a responsible Ministry, we chose to finally do something about this situation, long talked about in Parliament meetings, public forums and internally over many years. Besides the obvious issues after the hurricane, the realities of the development of Philipsburg and shortcomings of the area also must be considered in our ongoing planning,” the Minister said.
As for the vendors, the Minister explained that government is responsible for designating a proper location. The current location and kiosks needed addressing and so an alternate is being considered, taking multiple factors into account. Information regarding this will be made available soon.