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July 18 Set for Repatriation Flight Organized to Bring Students and Residents Home

By   /  July 10, 2020  /  Aviation, Education, Island Life, Tourism, Transportation, Travel  /  Comments Off on July 18 Set for Repatriation Flight Organized to Bring Students and Residents Home

In collaboration with the Department of Foreign Relations (DBB), the Ministry of Education, Culture, Youth, and Sport (ECYS), and the Ministry of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Traffic and Telecommunication (TEATT), a repatriation flight has been arranged with Spirit Airlines for students and residents to return to St. Maarten. The flight will depart from Hollywood International Airport […]

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ROTARY CLUB MID ISLE INSTALLS NEW BOARD FOR ROTARY YEAR 2020-2021

By   /  July 6, 2020  /  Civic, Island Life  /  Comments Off on ROTARY CLUB MID ISLE INSTALLS NEW BOARD FOR ROTARY YEAR 2020-2021

On June 27,2020, The Rotary Club of Sint Maarten Mid Isle had its annual Change of Board (COB) ceremony. Considering the economic state that our island is in and the fact that we are still not fully COVID free, the club decided to do this year’s COB in a smaller setting for Mid Isle members […]

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“FIGHT BACK” Mosquito Awareness Open House and Unused Tire Drop Off at Cole Bay Community Help Desk

By   /  June 25, 2020  /  Community, Environment, Health, Island Life, Public Service Announcements  /  Comments Off on “FIGHT BACK” Mosquito Awareness Open House and Unused Tire Drop Off at Cole Bay Community Help Desk

The Collective Prevention Services (CPS), a department within the Ministry of Public Health, Social Development and Labor (Ministry VSA) is executing a Vector Control Awareness Campaign with the slogan “FIGHT BACK, A Neighborhood approach to Mosquito Control” in the communities. The campaign started last week with the official announcement by the Minister of Public Health, […]

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St. Maarten celebrates 157th Anniversary of Emancipation

By   /  June 25, 2020  /  Bulletin Board Notices, Community, Culture, Government, Island Life, Public Service Announcements, Social  /  Comments Off on St. Maarten celebrates 157th Anniversary of Emancipation

PHILIPSBURG — St. Maarten will be celebrating its 157th Anniversary of Emancipation Day from slavery on July 1, 2020. This was announced by the Minister responsible for Culture, Drs. Rodolphe Samuel, at the Council of Ministers Press Briefing on Wednesday. He stated that this was the first public holiday that was established by the Parliament […]

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Illegal Parking in Philipsburg will no longer be tolerated. Hefty fines to be issued

By   /  June 20, 2020  /  Island Life, Local News, Police News  /  Comments Off on Illegal Parking in Philipsburg will no longer be tolerated. Hefty fines to be issued

PHILIPSBURG) – Over the past few days, the Sint Maarten Police Force Patrols (KPSM), has observed a huge increase in illegal parking on the Boardwalk in Philipsburg, the law enforcement agency said on Thursday in a statement. We would like to, through this press release, warn the general public that if your vehicle is parked […]

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Sint Maarten’s Prime Minister Jacobs profiled in Indian publication ‘When Women Lead, The Virus Loses’

By   /  June 12, 2020  /  International News, Island Life  /  Comments Off on Sint Maarten’s Prime Minister Jacobs profiled in Indian publication ‘When Women Lead, The Virus Loses’

GREAT BAY, Sint Maarten (DCOMM) – MiD-DAY.com is a publication out of Mumbai, India, that is a part of Jagran Prakashan Ltd (JPL) – described as India’s leading media and communications group with its interests spanning across Print, Mobile and Online that covers all of India as its footprint – and is arguably amongst one […]

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“Stop littering our beaches,” says St. Maarten Tourism Bureau

By   /  June 12, 2020  /  Community, Island Life  /  Comments Off on “Stop littering our beaches,” says St. Maarten Tourism Bureau

Philipsburg –The St. Maarten Tourism Bureau urges beachgoers to keep beaches clean and to adhere to the guidelines outlined on the signs present on beaches. These guidelines exist to educate beachgoers about the code of conduct when visiting a beach.  The beachgoers must ensure that all areas are left clean by the proper disposal of […]

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Council of Ministers requests the community to join in the commemoration of the 35th Anniversary of Flag Day

By   /  June 9, 2020  /  Culture, Island Life, Local News  /  Comments Off on Council of Ministers requests the community to join in the commemoration of the 35th Anniversary of Flag Day

On June 13th, 2020 the people and the Government of Sint Maarten will be commemorating the 35th Anniversary of ‘Flag Day’. The Government of Sint Maarten will be organizing two official events to mark this special day. During the early hours of June 13th at 6:00 am, the Council of Ministers along with invited dignitaries […]

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St. Maarten Tourism Bureau partners with stakeholders to launch ‘Rediscover Your Island’ campaign

By   /  June 8, 2020  /  Island Life, Local News, Tourism  /  Comments Off on St. Maarten Tourism Bureau partners with stakeholders to launch ‘Rediscover Your Island’ campaign

The St. Maarten Tourism Bureau, SHTA, St. Maarten Small Properties Association, Villas, Chamber of Commerce, and United tour operator’s foundation collaborates to launch ‘Rediscover Your Island’. The campaign aims to encourage residents to take advantage of lodging specials for staycations and to engage in activities on the island from participating entities. The campaign focuses on […]

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SHTA Launches Travel Sentiments Survey and Challenge for Local Talent

By   /  June 6, 2020  /  Island Life, Local News, Tourism  /  Comments Off on SHTA Launches Travel Sentiments Survey and Challenge for Local Talent

Yesterday, the Sint Maarten Hospitality and Trade Association (SHTA) in conjunction with many of its members launched a #SXMReady Visitor Data Project. By reaching out to people that visited Sint Maarten over the past few years, via various channels, we can learn about their travel intentions. SHTA intends to provide an outlook of what to […]

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