St. Maarten seeks meteorological assistance in Curacao

POSTED: 11/29/10 2:00 AM

St. Maarten – Minister of Economic and Tourism Affairs, Transportation and Telecommunications Franklin Meyers, met with representatives of Curacao’s Meteorological Services to discuss a draft one-year proposal for a service level agreement.

The Minister also discussed the seat the former Netherlands Antilles had on the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and how Sint Maarten will be represented in the WMO in the not too distant future.

“Another issue we discussed is the costs related to aviation meteorology and what that would entail for the Princess Juliana International Airport. We are interested in a one-year protocol and cooperation agreement to ensure continued meteorological services, and I am hoping that this can be signed by the middle of December,” Meyers said.

“As a Government, we are taking these responsibilities very serious because we know what is at stake. I am looking forward to signing off on these agreements and putting our own infrastructure and resources in place within the short to mid-term.”

At the end of his working visit to Curacao last Thursday, Meyers met with his colleague Minister C.F. Cooper.
Meyers briefed Cooper about his discussions and Cooper indicated his willingness to assist Sint Maarten.

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