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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 of the Carnival Village on April 16 and ending with the burning of King Momo on May 3. Before the opening of the village there are five More...

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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...

By The Publisher On Wednesday, December 2nd, 2020
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Carnival foundation responds to comments Minister of TEATT and PM

~ The SCDF would like to issue the following statement in response to comments made today by the Minister of TEATT and PM ~ PHILIPSBURG — The St. Maarten Carnival Development Foundation (SCDF) on Wednesday More...

By The Publisher On Sunday, November 29th, 2020
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SCDF moves ahead with Carnival 2021 preparations

~ Says financial realities unavoidable ~ PHILIPSBURG — The St. Maarten Carnival Development Foundation (SCDF) is moving ahead with its plans towards hosting a safe Carnival 2021 and stressed that St. Maarten’s More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, July 28th, 2020
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Night life industry develop new COVID protocol; will present to government

~ Press release from the soon-to-be-established Bar, Restaurant, Casino and Night Life Association for immediate publication ~ SIMPSON BAY — About 30 representatives of the bar, restaurant, casino and night More...

By The Publisher On Saturday, December 21st, 2019
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Philipsburg lights up for Christmas

~ Boardwalk Festival ushers in the Season ~ GREAT BAY – The country’s capital will come alive on Saturday night with the lighting of Front Street, Back Street, and the Boardwalk Boulevard in the spirit More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, March 5th, 2019
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Celebration of color, vision and creativity highlighted in Mardigras

MARIGOT — It’s that time of the year again when costume designers think outside the box to deliver the masterpiece that will not only be appealing to the audience that lined the route. But also to impress More...

By The Publisher On Friday, March 1st, 2019
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Johnson welcomes visitors to the 39th Heineken Regatta

Great Bay — Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transport and Telecommunications, Stewart Johnson was on hand to welcome the members of the head table, the special invites and members of the media during More...