Dutch and French side cement joint tourism promotion

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LOTERIE FARM – By the end of the year, 2,145 rooms will be available for tourists on the Dutch side of the island – 54 percent of the room inventory the island had before Hurricane Irma. The French side will have 700 rooms ready for use by year’s end. Tourist Bureau director May-Ling Chun and her French counterpart Aïda Weinum made these announcements More...

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By The Publisher On Monday, April 30th, 2018
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Dutch ex-cop sentenced for selling forged international driver’s licenses

PHILIPSBURG – The court in Marigot sentenced a former Dutch policeman for selling forged international driver’s licenses to at least one hundred people on  the French side of the island for amounts varying More...

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By The Publisher On Wednesday, April 18th, 2018
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Campaign fund controllers throw Alain Richardson out of the Territorial Council

MARIGOT – Alain Richardson, leader of the political party En Marche vers le Progrès (On the way to progress) has to give up his seat in the Territorial Council because of campaign financing violations. Ramona More...

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By The Publisher On Tuesday, April 10th, 2018
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Venezuelans find their way to Saint Martin

MARIGOT – The deteriorating situation in Venezuela started having its effect already in 2016 on the French side of the island. According to data released by the prefecture, there were 345 requests for asylum More...

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By The Publisher On Monday, March 19th, 2018
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Volunteers help turning the Old House into natural history museum

QUARTIER D’ORLEANS – Just outside of French Quarter, the Old House is coming back to life again. Volunteers from both sides of the  island spend their Saturdays cleaning up the place and getting it ready for More...

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By The Publisher On Tuesday, March 13th, 2018
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Gibbs disappointed in financial support from France

Marigot -- Following the inter-ministerial meeting held on Monday in Paris about the reconstruction of St. Martin, President Daniel Gibbs gave several interviews to the local and national press. ... Some articles More...

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By The Publisher On Tuesday, March 6th, 2018
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Waterfront Marigot takes a hit from Sunday’s storm

MARIGOT – The storm that hit the island on Sunday had a serious impact on the waterfront in Marigot. The government closed down the road through Galis Bay, where the turbulent water had thrown rocks on the road; More...

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By The Publisher On Saturday, February 24th, 2018
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Tourism offices join forces

PHILIPSBURG – Minister of Tourism and Economic Affairs Cornelius de Weever signed a memorandum of understanding on Friday morning with the first vice president of the Collectivité of Saint Martin Valérie Damaseau More...

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By The Publisher On Thursday, February 15th, 2018
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King Moumou burns to signal end of carnival on French St. Martin

Marigot — With the burning of King Moumou the end of carnival on French St. Martin came to a close. Described by StMaartenNews.com photo journalist, Milton Pieters, as “people with energy to burn”, More...

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By The Publisher On Wednesday, February 14th, 2018
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MARDI GRAS, A SPECTACULAR DISPLAY OF CULTURE AND TRADITION

MARIGOT — The adult parade which took place on the French side of the island may have fell short of the number of participating troupes, but the eight that were present represented a cross section of the More...