Oranjestad- In a somewhat peculiar press statement, the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) writes that there is less (animal) poop in the streets of St. Eustatius.
The press release states: “Inhabitants of St Eustatius have mainly encountered less physical decline in their environment such as vandalised objects and litter and animal poop in the streets. In 2013, 75 percent of local residents mentioned animal poop in the streets as a nuisance in their neighbourhood; this has dropped to 29 percent in 2018”, according to the CBS information.
CBS states that residents on St. Eustatius also reported less traffic nuisance in 2018, compared to five years ago. Social nuisance, such as loitering youths in the neighbourhood, were the least prevalent and were reported as often in 2018 as as was the case in 2013.
Roaming animals in general were (and still are) a concern to many in St. Eustatius.