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It’s Time SXM Foundation Extends Congratulations to Carnival Troupe Blue Etoile

PHILIPSBURG — It’s Time SXM Foundation is proud to have been a sponsor of the Blue Etoile Carnival Troup. Through the continued strong commitment, dedication and sound planning of troupe leader Nathalie Parotte-Van Heyningen and section leader Rena Richardson, the Troup Blue Etoile has won the best senior troupe for the third consecutive time.   Mr. More...

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By The Publisher On Wednesday, April 27th, 2022
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Calypso is back: Beau Beau crowned Calypso King 2022

FESTIVAL VILLAGE — Calypso is back with King Beau Beau as the 2022 Senior Calypso finals winner. We might as well call him Commander Beau Beau because with his rousing calypso song called “Tribute to More...

By The Publisher On Monday, April 4th, 2022
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Who Next? – 14 years later

~ A StMaartenNews.com review of Kaiso Jacko’s 2008 calypso song’s take on corrupt politicians in St. Maarten – 14 years later, nothing has changed ~ PHILIPSBURG — The anti corruption task More...

By The Publisher On Monday, March 14th, 2022
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Its Time SXM, Kreative Juices and Carnival Foundation Fundraising Partnership in support of Queen Pageant Participants

PHILIPSBURG — Its Time SXM, Kreative Juices and the Pageantry Committee of the Carnival Development Foundation have come together to organize a massive Sate & Bami Food Sale – slated for Sunday March More...

By The Publisher On Saturday, December 11th, 2021
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They come visiting us carrying a hidden treasure

by Cdr. Bud Slabbaert For fifteen years now, he and his wife are coming to St Maarten; and that twice a year. Why didn’t we meet them before? I found out that they have so much give: Wilmer Woodland and his wife More...

By The Publisher On Sunday, October 17th, 2021
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SCDF announce pageant prizes, will  make shows less costly for contestants

PHILIPSBURG — The St. Maarten Carnival Development Foundation (SCDF) is hard at work preparing for the local shows of Carnival 2022 and over the weekend announced the prizes and main approach for the Carnival More...

By The Publisher On Sunday, October 17th, 2021
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Carnival returns with strict safety protocols

PHILIPSBURG — After a hiatus of two years Carnival is once again on the calendar for 2022. The St. Maarten Carnival Development Foundation (SCDF) announced 24 days of Carnival events, beginning with the opening More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, October 14th, 2021
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Is SXM Carnival 2022 being held to a double standard?

~ Johnson wonders if there is no viable option to allow SCDF to add Jouvert Morning to the calendar of events ~ PHILIPSBURG — “It seems St. Maarten Carnival 2022 is being held to an apparent double More...

By The Publisher On Friday, August 6th, 2021
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Minister Ottley: Nightlife set to scale back to 11pm

PHILIPSBURG — The Minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labor (VSA), Omar Ottley held a meeting with club nightlife business owners, beach bar owners, directors and managers from Dutch Sint Maarten. The More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, January 28th, 2021
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Government cancels Carnival and Regatta

PHILIPSBURG — After an initial go-ahead for the planning of this year’s Carnival, the Council of Ministers decided in its meeting of Monday, January 26, to cancel the event. The Heineken Regatta is also More...