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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 a couple, while that extra coverage is unnecessary for the already well-insured visitors. This issue is one of the reasons why COVID insurance More...

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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...

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...

By The Publisher On Friday, July 10th, 2020
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EXCLUSIVE: “Tourism industry exceeds carrying capacity”

~ Review Thesis of Arjen Alberts: “Tourism industry exceeds carrying capacity” ~ PHILIPSBURG – “I will show that Small Islands Tourism Economies not only exceeded their carrying capacity but also no longer More...

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

PHILIPSBURG — Our new news magazine INSIDE St. Maarten is now on sale in the supermarkets and shops on St. Maarten. You can buy a copy of our brand new magazine for just $2 per copy. Our INSIDE St. Maarten More...

By The Publisher On Saturday, July 4th, 2020
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How to keep up with the latest news developments on St. Maarten?

StMaartenNews.com brings you a timeline of developments on St. Maarten since the COVID-19 crisis hit the island. Currently, developments are fluid and change rapidly by the day. Sometimes by the hour. Do you need More...

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...

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...