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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, from Marigot, works for a local company that sells jet ski and other water sports activities to beach goers in Philipsburg. He was riding More...

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By Online Editor On Tuesday, November 26th, 2019
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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
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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
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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
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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...

By The Publisher On Wednesday, November 6th, 2019
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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...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019
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Sint Maarten signed the OCTA Oceans Declaration and Roadmap

PHILIPSBURG — The Government of Sint Maarten signed the OCTA Oceans Declaration and Roadmap in Brussels last week. This declaration highlights common marine priorities amongst OCT’s, encourages blue economies More...

By The Publisher On Monday, September 30th, 2019
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Minister Johnson attends Monaco Yacht Show 2019

PHILIPSBURG — Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transport and Telecommunication the Honorable Stuart Johnson wrapped up his Europe work visit by attending the Monaco Yacht Show 2019 last week. This year’s More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, September 10th, 2019
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Bervoets Leaves Nature Foundation to Become Interim Director at Dutch Caribbean Nature Alliance

PHILIPSBURG/KRALENDIJK — Nature Foundation Manager Tadzio Bervoets will be leaving the foundation to head the Dutch Caribbean Nature Alliance as of October 1st. The Dutch Caribbean Nature Alliance (DCNA), More...

By The Publisher On Sunday, August 25th, 2019
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Kidz at Sea celebrates graduation of new Boat Captains

PHILIPSBURG — On Tuesday August 20th, the Kidz At Sea Foundation organized a Graduation Ceremony for the third ‘Zero to Hero’ class. Participants that graduated from this three-month full-time course More...