fbpx

What are the rules of engagement for yachts?

Dear Editor, A great many yachts migrate from the Northern Caribbean to the Southern Caribbean to evade the hurricane belt every year. This year with the Covid danger all the territories closed their borders and for a while the yachts were without a hurricane-free destination. There are currently four destinations for yachts outside the hurricane belt More...

by The Publisher | Published 5 months ago
By The Publisher On Wednesday, April 15th, 2020
0 Comments

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

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 More...

By The Publisher On Monday, February 10th, 2020
0 Comments

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...

By The Publisher On Sunday, January 12th, 2020
0 Comments

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...

By The Publisher On Sunday, January 12th, 2020
0 Comments

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...

By The Publisher On Friday, January 10th, 2020
0 Comments

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...

By Online Editor On Tuesday, November 26th, 2019
0 Comments

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...

By Online Editor On Thursday, November 21st, 2019
0 Comments

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...

By Online Editor On Monday, November 18th, 2019
0 Comments

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...

By Online Editor On Monday, November 18th, 2019
0 Comments

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...





NEW!!! NEW!!! NEW!!! NEW!!!