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COMMUNITY SPACES FINALIZED IN CAYHILL AND SUCKERGARDEN

By   /  December 1, 2021  /  Community, Infrastructure, Island Life, Local News, Social  /  Comments Off on COMMUNITY SPACES FINALIZED IN CAYHILL AND SUCKERGARDEN

The Ministry of Education, Culture, Youth and Sport (MECYS) through the Department of Sport and its executive arm, the National Sports Institute (NSI) collaborated with the St. Maarten Development Fund (SMDF) and the Netherlands Red Cross (NLRC) in the development of the community spaces at the Raoul Illidge Sport Complex (RISC) and the Melford Hazel […]

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Minister Doran provides step by step explanation of the Over the Bank Land Ownership

By   /  November 25, 2021  /  Government, Island Life, Legal Matters  /  Comments Off on Minister Doran provides step by step explanation of the Over the Bank Land Ownership

The Honorable Minister of Public Housing, Spatial Planning, Environment & Infrastructure Egbert Doran has taken note of two (2) articles that were published recently in The Daily Herald regarding the Over the Bank/Vineyard Heights properties. Minister Doran would have liked to be given the opportunity to also provide his comments for this to be included […]

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Minister of VSA, Omar Ottley was delighted to attend the kickoff of World Food Day at Emilio Wilson Park

By   /  October 18, 2021  /  Agriculture, Government, Island Life  /  Comments Off on Minister of VSA, Omar Ottley was delighted to attend the kickoff of World Food Day at Emilio Wilson Park

The event is sponsored by the Edwardo Richardson Memorial Agriculture Foundation and is today October 17th from 9AM – 8PM. Come out and show your support.  Minister Ottley is extremely proud of the oraganizers and hope that the country can gravitate more into agriculture. Source: sintmaartengov.org

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BUSINESS CLOSURE EXTENDED TO 1 AM

By   /  October 14, 2021  /  Business, Hospitality, Island Life, Labor, Local News, Tourism  /  Comments Off on BUSINESS CLOSURE EXTENDED TO 1 AM

On Wednesday October 13th; The Ministers of TEATT and VSA held a meeting with night life business owners to discuss protocols and business closing hours moving forward.    During discussions, both Ministers agreed to extend the hours of night life for businesses to 1 A.M. The extension will go into effect on Friday October 15th […]

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World Food Day Guided tour and lecture at SXM Hillside Eco Resort

By   /  October 5, 2021  /  Government, Hospitality, Island Life, Social  /  Comments Off on World Food Day Guided tour and lecture at SXM Hillside Eco Resort

Great Bay-The Department of Community Development, Family & Humanitarian Affairs in collaboration with the SXM Hillside and Eco Resort (South reward) is hosting a free nature hike & guided tour of the botanical garden and lecture on Saturday October 16, 2021 from 06.30am to 10:00am. Participants will enjoy to a complimentary breakfast and refreshments.  The family friendly hike starts can […]

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11 PM Business closure to be extended

By   /  September 30, 2021  /  Business, Hospitality, Island Life  /  Comments Off on 11 PM Business closure to be extended

?The Ministerial Regulation to scale back the hours of nightlife, which was signed by the Ministries of TEATT and VSA, will be extended.  Minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labor, Mr. Omar Ottley stated that the announcement of an October 1st reopening was an optimistic one, as he hoped that St. Maarten would have […]

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ODM Additional Weather Systems Could Form, Remain Vigilant and Prepared

By   /  September 27, 2021  /  Community, Island Life, Public Service Announcements, Weather  /  Comments Off on ODM Additional Weather Systems Could Form, Remain Vigilant and Prepared

GREAT BAY, Sint Maarten (DCOMM) ? Fire Chief/National Disaster Coordinator Clive Richardson from the Office of Disaster Management (ODM) said on Monday, major Hurricane Sam will pass over 300 miles at its closest point northeast of Sint Maarten late Wednesday or early Thursday, according to the Meteorological Department of Sint Maarten (MDS) and therefore poses […]

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Prime Minister Jacobs attends Disaster Management Meeting regarding preparations for Hurricane Sam

By   /  September 27, 2021  /  Government, Island Life, Weather  /  Comments Off on Prime Minister Jacobs attends Disaster Management Meeting regarding preparations for Hurricane Sam

On Friday afternoon, Prime Minister Hon. Silveria Jacobs attended a disaster management meeting convened by National Disaster Coordinator Clive Richardson in connection with the approach of Hurricane Sam. Hurricane Sam is over 1200 miles from the northern Leeward Islands. Sam is expected to become a major hurricane in coming days before it nears the Leeward […]

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Minister Lawrence visits local brewery. Aims to promote local production

By   /  September 24, 2021  /  Business, Economy, Government, Island Life  /  Comments Off on Minister Lawrence visits local brewery. Aims to promote local production

A moment of curiosity captured Giovanni Johnson, who went from a delivery driver at SXM beer to now being in the final steps of becoming the first local brewmaster for SXM beer. Giovanni shared his story; ?One day, I stopped behind the brewery and saw the brewmaster standing on a platform throwing something inside a […]

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Destination Continues to See Tourism Sector Growth. U.S. Market Leads National Recovery

By   /  September 20, 2021  /  Island Life, Tourism, Travel  /  Comments Off on Destination Continues to See Tourism Sector Growth. U.S. Market Leads National Recovery

The St. Maarten Tourism Bureau (STB) said on Sunday that for the summer months of June, July and August 2021, the destination received in total 80,006 visitor arrivals. 72% of arrivals during the summer months originated from the US, 13% from France, 13% from the rest of Europe, 1% from the Caribbean, and 2% from […]

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