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Yesterday, we opened up our
about the Philipsburg Jubilee Library (PJL) needing a new building due to the extensive hurricane damage. We are happy to announce that this news has been picked up by the ALA, the American Library Association.
The American Library Association is raising funds for libraries in the Caribbean and the PJL has been designated as one of the recipients as PJL-director, Monique Alberts, is also an ALA member.
We received an email from ALA-director, Michael Dowling, informing us that "ALA will be taking in donations to help the many libraries in the Caribbean that were destroyed and heavily damaged by Hurricane Irma. Libraries such as the Philipsburg Jubilee Public on St. Martin has been damaged beyond repair and will need to be rebuilt."
Hopefully, the news about the imminent closure of the St. Maarten Zoo can have such an outcome as well. In any event, the idea is to turn the premises into an opening park once the hurricane clean-up activities are completed.
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to view the fantastic photos courtesy of Rainforest Adventures St. Maarten of the Flying Dutchman and the upper decks with the spectacular
of the Cul-de-Sac valley, the Great Salt Pond, Philipsburg and Great Bay.