Opening SXM Airport for US flights continues as scheduled August 1

Aeriel Photo SXM Airport

GREAT BAY — The Princess Juliana International Airport’s opening will continue as scheduled for August 1, despite the concerns by the government representatives on the French side of the island. Minister responsible for Tourism, Ludmila De Weever, confirmed at the Council of Ministers Press Briefing that there would be a reduced schedule of More...

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By The Publisher On Thursday, July 23rd, 2020
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Airport to open on August 1 to American flights

GREAT BAY — The Council of Ministers decided to have a reduced schedule of flights from the United States to St. Maarten starting August 1. Minister responsible for Tourism Ludmilla De Weever stated that More...

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By The Publisher On Tuesday, July 7th, 2020
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INSIDE St. Maarten news magazine NOW ON SALE in the SHOPS

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How to keep up with the latest news developments on St. Maarten?

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By The Publisher On Monday, June 29th, 2020
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Asking the wrong questions

By Hilbert Haar Edwin James is at it again. This time he is tackling what he calls media houses for not asking the right questions of talking heads they invite to their programs. Gotta give the guy some respect More...

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By The Publisher On Wednesday, June 24th, 2020
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Is a Dutch commonwealth the future?

PHILIPSBURG — MP Grisha Heyliger-Marten’s has put decolonization once more on the political agenda; reason for StMaartenNews.com to look at available alternatives for St. Maarten’s current constitutional More...

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By The Publisher On Thursday, June 18th, 2020
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Border closure brings cross-border social security fraud to light

PHILIPSBURG – The temporary closure of the border between the French and the Dutch side of the island has brought to light the magnitude of fraud with the French social security system, committed by people living More...

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By The Publisher On Sunday, June 7th, 2020
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Lack of Independence is not St. Maarten’s real problem

By Leandra Cyntje St. Maarten was not happy with the conditions given by the Dutch. For this reason, many have suggested independence from the Netherlands. However, independence is not an indispensable solution More...

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By The Publisher On Wednesday, May 6th, 2020
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St. Maarten informal economy grounded to a halt

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By The Publisher On Tuesday, April 7th, 2020
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UPDATED: Two borders between French and Dutch St. Martin completely blocked off

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