MP Lake addresses concerns of senior homes in Belvedere

POSTED: 08/2/16 9:45 AM

St.Maarten – Based on a walk through and a discussion with the seniors of the Belvedere Red Cross Senior Homes, MP Maurice Lake followed up on his word to address the issues and concerns affecting them.

“The seniors complained about the overgrown bush which attracts rats, the tall palm trees and the homes which need maintenance and lights,” Lake said in a press statement. “Overgrown bush also causes mosquito’s to breed because water can get trapped into containers. We have to prevent mosquito borne diseases.”

Lake states that he brought the concerns of the seniors forward to the Minister of Vromi and to St. Maarten Housing Development Foundation. “The homes need attention where it concerns maintenance. The hurricane shutters also need maintenance and some of them are not opening, and their gazebos need a light so they can see at night.”

Lake says that he would like Minister Angel Meyers to get the St. Maarten Housing Development Foundation moving on the matter of maintenance for all the homes in the Belvedere housing complex.

“A structured plan needs to be put into place. A clean-up is also needed for the homes of Union Farm, Belvedere, Foga, the Keys and Cole Bay. As a Member of Parliament, I will be championing the sales of the Foga and duplex homes again since the St. Maarten Housing Development Foundation has the new part of the Foga and Hope Estate land in long lease from government.”

Lake thanked the fire department, Gebe and the Vromi-ministry for providing equipment and manpower for the clean-up. “A special thank you to Troy Dormoy and the Green Diamond boys from Dutch Quarter for always being there providing their service and giving back to their community.”

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