Dear Citizens, Residents, and Visitors,
The nation is again faced with another flaring fire at the 'dump' which has caused thick black smoke to fill the air in various districts more predominantly than others. I advise each of you to take precautionary measures and keep all doors and windows closed. If thick smoke is entering your place of residency, please ensure to stay by friends and family until the smoke subsides, as our brave fire firefighters get the flares under control.
For persons already experiencing respiratory problems please contact your house doctor or visit the St. Maarten Medical Center.
I would also like to thank the Fire Department for their quick response, and continued dedication to the people of the country. They truly are our heroes during these times where the dump continuously flares up.
Minister Emil Lee