Borderless

I follow the trails in the kochia bushes And find the age-old footprints of the Diamond 26 and the dew-fresh shoe prints of sobbing children escaping to go to school, backpacks caught in the prickly thorns of the thickets because the gendarmes turned them back at the border. I hear the lizards scurrying about without borders I watch the mockingbirds More...

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By The Publisher On Sunday, August 9th, 2020
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French/Dutch border restrictions do not apply to pedestrians

BELLEVUE — French St. Martin reported sixteen new COVID-19 cases today. Officially, the border between the Dutch and the French side has been closed since July 31, a day before St. Maarten welcomed American More...

By The Publisher On Monday, August 3rd, 2020
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Border closure has taken on a European context, says MP Wescot-Williams

MP Wescot-Williams: “St. Maarten/St. Martin’s border closure has taken on a European context and should be elevated to a Kingdom level.” Philipsburg, St. Maarten, August 2, 2020 – MP Wescot-Williams: More...

By The Publisher On Saturday, July 25th, 2020
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St. Barth follows strict protocols for entering the island

Gustavia, Saint Barthélemy — In these difficult times around the health concerns caused by the COVID-19 virus pandemic, there are many confusing reports in the region and abroad about borders opening or More...

By The Publisher On Saturday, July 25th, 2020
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Recovery plan and European budget: major advances for overseas territories like St. Martin and St.Barth

FRENCH SAINT MARTIN — The agreement reached this week at the European Council marks an important step in the recovery of Europe: the budget of the European Union for the period 2021-2027 is increased to €1,074 More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, June 23rd, 2020
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Competition coming up for KLM/Air France and TUI

PHILIPSBURG — Air Belgium intends to fly to the former Netherlands Antilles in the course of next year. The Belgian airline announced this yesterday during a press presentation. Air Belgium is ready to expand More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, June 18th, 2020
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Border closure brings cross-border social security fraud to light

PHILIPSBURG – The temporary closure of the border between the French and the Dutch side of the island has brought to light the magnitude of fraud with the French social security system, committed by people living More...

By The Publisher On Monday, June 8th, 2020
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St. Barths wants to reopen for international tourism

PHILIPSBURG – Unlike St. Maarten, the island of St. Barth’s has all its ducks in a row for reopening to tourism. But regulations put in place by the French government frustrate these efforts. Collectivité More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, June 2nd, 2020
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French authorities confirmed closing border control posts

BELLEVUE — Tuesday, June 2nd, 2020, French authorities finally announced officially the closing of their border control posts and the lifting of checks at the Bellevue crosspoint and at the French Quarter More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, June 2nd, 2020
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Exposé report: Reasons for the continued French side border controls after May 17

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