July 18 set for repatriation flight organized to bring students and residents home

Spirit Airlines landing at SXM Airport 28sep2017

PHILIPSBURG – In collaboration with the Department of Foreign Relations (DBB), the Ministry of Education, Culture, Youth, and Sport (ECYS), and the Ministry of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Traffic and Telecommunication (TEATT), a repatriation flight has been arranged with Spirit Airlines for students and residents to return to St. Maarten. The flight More...

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MDS Meteo Depatment St. Maarten logo
By The Publisher On Thursday, July 9th, 2020

St. Maarten Weather Updates & Forecasts

DATE ISSUED: Friday, July 10, 2020 @ 18:00 LST (22:00 UTC) VALID UNTIL: Saturday evening (18:00 LST) July 11, 2020   …A HEAVY RAINFALL ADVISORY WILL BE IN EFFECT FOR ST. MAARTEN FROM SATURDAY, JULY 11, 2020, More...

Government Administration Building with Flags- 20200220 JH
By The Publisher On Sunday, July 5th, 2020

Ministry will publish list of payroll subsidy recipients

PHILIPSBURG – The Ministry of Finance will publish the list of employers that have received payroll support after the regulation that makes publication possible is in place. The list has already been sent to More...

Statue Freedom Fighters - Emancipation Day Celebration
By The Publisher On Friday, July 3rd, 2020

Emancipation Day Speech Minister of Culture Drs. Rodolphe Samuel

Sacred Legacies: Standing on the shoulders of giants Emancipation, Emancipation, Emancipation A word that brings about many reactions within us at the same time. When you truly know this word it takes you on a More...

Milano Diamond Gallery
By The Publisher On Friday, July 3rd, 2020

Payday for jeweler’s former employee

PHILIPSBURG – KRK Corporation, the entity that operates Milano Diamond Gallery and Diamonds Are Forever in Philipsburg is on the ropes for a hefty payment to a former employee after the Common Court of Justice More...

Bada Bing
By The Publisher On Friday, July 3rd, 2020

Airport Inn loses lawsuit against Bada Bing company

PHILIPSBURG – Lunteren, the company of former Bada Bing-owner Jaap van den Heuvel does not have to pay Airport Inn Hotel $875,000 in rent arrears, for a disappeared generator and for reconstruction costs for More...

Governor Eugene Holiday - 20200701 AB
By The Publisher On Thursday, July 2nd, 2020

St. Maarten celebrated the 157th Anniversary of Emancipation

GREAT BAY — St. Maarten celebrated its 157th anniversary of the Emancipation from slavery with the theme Carrying the torch of the sacred legacy of emancipation. In his speech, Governor of St. Maarten Drs. More...

Jackass Airport sign
By The Publisher On Wednesday, July 1st, 2020

Jackass Airport

Believe it or not, there exists an airport called Jackass Aeropark, although it is no longer in use. It is situated northwest of Las Vegas and was named after an area in the Amargosa Valley where wild jackasses More...

Great Bay name change petition
By The Publisher On Wednesday, July 1st, 2020

Petition: Group wants St. Maarten’s capital renamed

GREAT BAY/PHILIPSBURG — There is a movement spearheaded by a group of concerned citizens in the community headed by Joseph Lake to rename St. Maarten’s capital from Philipsburg to Great Bay. According More...

International Mail
By The Publisher On Monday, June 29th, 2020


By Hilbert Haar If I understand the letter from Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs to Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte correctly she prefers to have discussions with her “colleague” Rutte or with the Minister of More...