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St. Maarten shows strong growth in stay-over arrivals

PHILIPSBURG — The COVID-19 pandemic has brought the tourism industry to its knees, but the latest numbers issued by the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) show that St. Maarten is getting out of this slump in a hurry. Out of 24 destinations that reported international arrivals in 2021, twenty reported declines. Of the seven destinations reporting More...

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By The Publisher On Sunday, August 15th, 2021
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Dutch St. Maarten Taxi Association (DSTA) elects new board

PHILIPSBURG — For the first time in 36 years of the Dutch St. Maarten Taxi Association’s history a female member has been elected as its president.The 33-year old St. Maartener Ms. Maya Friday won the More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, August 12th, 2021
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Kudos from President Biden for St. Maarten’s Alexina Beauperthuy

PHILIPSBURG — On July 1, President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden spent three hours with the families of victims of the Surfside apartment building that collapsed on June 24, killing 98 people. The visit More...

By The Publisher On Saturday, April 10th, 2021
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How to get the most out of StMaartenNews.com

~ Information on how to use and get the most out of StMaartenNews.com ~ – Register for the Free Newsletter at https://stmaartennews.com/registration. You will not only become a member of the website but also More...

By The Publisher On Monday, December 7th, 2020
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‘Run for Freedom’ mural will NOT to be painted over – UPDATED

PUBLISHER’S NOTE: UPDATE: Be the Change Foundation Project Manager Laura Bijnsdorp confirmed that the new owners have agreed to honor the agreement to continue exhibiting the mural and to not paint it over More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, November 3rd, 2020
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Take the survey: Online Shopping, is St. Maarten ready?

PHILIPSBURG – On behalf of one of our local business partners, we are asking our readers to take the following online survey to determine the interest in ‘Online Shopping’ on St. Maarten. Survey: More...

By The Publisher On Saturday, October 17th, 2020
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Hibernators may be excluded from compulsory Covid insurance

PHILIPSBURG — Many foreign condo owners and renters on St. Maarten have doubts about hibernating on the island this year. The cost of mandatory COVID-19 insurance can run up to several thousand dollars for More...

By The Publisher On Monday, September 21st, 2020
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Tourism study: time is running out for St. Maarten

PHILIPSBURG / AMSTERDAM – Economist Arjen Alberts obtained his PhD at the University of Amsterdam on Monday. In a ceremonial setting in the Agnietenkapel he defended his thesis entitled “Small Island Tourism More...

By The Publisher On Saturday, September 19th, 2020
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KUDOS TO “S’MAATIN”

PHILIPSBURG — On Wednesday, the 16th of September 2020, this – One Island, One People, One Destiny – came together as One and with One Voice sent One Message to the one person that was showing pure More...

By The Publisher On Wednesday, July 29th, 2020
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Opening SXM Airport for US flights continues as scheduled August 1

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 More...






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