Watch: Here’s a Look at Progress Happening Around Sint Maarten as the Island Rebuilds

There’s a lot happening in Sint Maarten to get the island back up and running. Of course, the basic essentials like food and water have been the main focus. Following is a look at just a few of the projects that have been going on around the island.

Earlier this week, the government constructed a huge reverse osmosis system to purify water for drinking:

Food and water distribution has been ongoing and continues as seen here:

Getting cruise ships back into the Sint Maarten harbor will be critical to helping the local economy and the people of the island recover from Irma. The Sint Maarten government announced earlier this week that the first cruise ship will be able to dock in the harbor as early as November 11.

In the following video, Addison Richardson, Grounds Manager at Walter Plantz Square, talks about the clean up effort happening in Philipsburg.

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Jon Ferlise

I fell in love with the island of Saint Martin the first time I visited to celebrate my 40th birthday in May of 2009. Since then, I've spent most birthdays there, and have visited countless other times getting to know this wonderful place and the friendly locals that make it so special. I adore the culture, the people, the community, and the beauty of this stunning island. SXM Strong is a website that I started to support humanitarian relief efforts following Hurricane Irma. There was no plan, it just evolved as I witnessed the devastation that Irma caused the island and the huge need to communicate and disseminate information about what had happened and how people could help support this island and its people.

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  1. I have been going to St. Maarten for 25 years. I love the people, and the Island. Praying for all of you! But, I know you will be back. Strongest people in the world. Can’t wait to get back to My beautiful island!❤️❤️❤️??????

  2. Let’s hope the timeshare compmies had insurance And use the money to repair the damage so all the timeshare in owners can come back and help support the island. The airlines also have to cooperate and not having astronomical fares .

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