Nature Foundation records third dead sea turtle due to a boat strike for 2020

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SIMPSON BAY — Last week the Nature Foundation received a report of a dead sea turtle on Simpson Bay beach close to the Beacon Hill area. The green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas) clearly died due to a boat strike in Simpson Bay waters and washed up on shore. The year 2020 started not that long ago and already three green sea turtle lost their life More...

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By The Publisher On Monday, February 10th, 2020

Use of drones prohibited from No Fly Zones

PHILIPSBURG — The Department of Civil Aviation informs the public that with the implementation of the Ministerial Regulation limiting the use of RPAS/UAS or drones, there are zones now established where drone More...

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By The Publisher On Sunday, January 12th, 2020

Fire Dept./ODM: Puerto Rico Earthquakes and Tsunami Public Information

GREAT BAY, Sint Maarten (DCOMM) – National Disaster Coordinator/Fire Chief Clive Richardson said on Sunday, that due to the continued earthquake activity along the southern coast of the island of Puerto Rico, More...

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By The Publisher On Sunday, January 12th, 2020

More earthquakes, but risk of tsunamis remains small

GREAT BAY — While another earthquake may rattle Puerto Rico’s southwestern coast even more, the risk of tsunamis hitting the Leeward Islands is very slim. Earthquakes below 7.5 or 7.0 usually do not trigger More...

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By The Publisher On Friday, January 10th, 2020

Man drowns in Great Bay

PHILIPSBURG – The lifeless body of a man who regularly swims in Great Bay near Holland House was floating in the water this afternoon. A jet ski driver spotted the body and took immediate action. Joseph Carty, More...

Port SXM joins IPCSA Org
By Online Editor On Tuesday, November 26th, 2019

Port St. Maarten becomes first Caribbean member of IPCSA

PORT ST. MAARTEN – Port St. Maarten was unanimously accepted as the latest member of the International Port Community Systems Association (IPCSA), and is also the first port in the Caribbean to become a member More...

Port SXM Norwegian Bliss Inaugural
By Online Editor On Thursday, November 21st, 2019

Norwegian Bliss Welcomed by Minister Violenus and Port Officials on Wednesday

PORT ST. MAARTEN – Norwegian Cruise Lines (NCL) vessel Bliss was welcomed on Wednesday to the destination during its inaugural call. Port St. Maarten Management and other representatives lead by Minister of Tourism More...

coral - Stony Coral Tissue Loss Disease Management Update for the Dutch Caribbean
By Online Editor On Monday, November 18th, 2019

Stony Coral Tissue Loss Disease management update

Since 2014, a new coral disease has been spreading through the reefs of the Caribbean. Known as Stony Coral Tissue Loss Disease (SCTLD), this disease appears to be fast-spreading and extremely lethal to the corals More...

Shipwreck Project - Tenders launched for the clean-up of the Simposon Bay Lagoon
By Online Editor On Monday, November 18th, 2019

Tenders launched for the clean-up of the Simpson Bay Lagoon

PHILIPSBURG – The National Recovery Program Bureau (NRPB) has launched a tender for the salvaging, decommissioning and disposing of around 80 shipwrecks in the Simpson Bay Lagoon and Mullet Pond. In addition, More...

Port SXM and Marine Sector Reps at FLIBS
By The Publisher On Wednesday, November 6th, 2019

World’s Largest In-Water Boat Show Reveals Opportunities abound in the Yachting Industry

PORT ST. MAARTEN – A delegation from Port St. Maarten and other local stakeholders recently returned from the flagship marine event, the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS) in Florida. Owned by the More...