Sarah Wescott-Williams

Sint Maarten after Hurricane Irma, 7 Sept 2017
Oct 31 '17 11:40

The government of Sint Maarten decided to agree to the Netherlands' conditions for financing the reconstruction of the island following the by in September, BNR reports. The fund contains between 200 million and 300 million euros, according to the broadcaster.

Soldiers traveling from Curacao to Sint Maarten to provide support in aftermath of Hurricane Irma, 9 Sept 2017
Sep 11 '17 08:33

King Willem-Alexander will visit Sint Maarten, Sint Eustatius and Saba on Monday to see the aftermath of with his own eyes, Minister Ronald Plasterk of Home Affairs and Kingdom Relations said on Curacao on Sunday afternoon, ANP reports.

People loot a battered store on Sint Maarten after Hurricane Irma, 7 Sept 2017
Sep 8 '17 09:40

In addition to the material destruction left in its wake, the island of Sint Maarten is now also dealing with looters carrying off whatever they can get their hands on, according to various news sources.

An eye witness told BNR on Friday morning that armed looters are working in organized groups to take as much as they can. Minister Ronald Plasterk of Home Affairs and Kingdom Relations confirmed the looting, according to Financieele Dagblad. 

First plane lands at battered Princess Juliana Airport on Sint Maarten after Hurricane Irma, 7 Sept 2017
Sep 8 '17 08:26

The emergency aid for Sint Maarten is finally on its way after caused on Wednesday. A plane managed to land at the battered Princess Juliana International Airport and the first Dutch navy ship unloaded its emergency supplies.

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