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Cdr. Bud Slabbaert and the search for St. Maarten’s unique selling point

PHILIPSBURG — In his article ‘Positioning a Caribbean tourism destination’ Cdr. Bud Slabbaert basically points out that a destination must have a unique selling point; in other words, offer something competing destinations do not have. “Smart positioning will make one destination stand out from the rest,” he wrote, adding that positioning More...

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By The Publisher On Friday, September 16th, 2022
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Dutch Marines requested to provide military assistance during passing storm Fiona

PHILIPSBURG –Just as Hurricane Exercise 2022 (HUREX 2022) kicked off today, Friday, September 16, and is scheduled to last until September 26, the local authorities of Saba and St. Eustatius have made a request More...

By The Publisher On Monday, September 5th, 2022
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Shocking details in UNICEF-report about children’s rights

PHILIPSBURG — UNICEF, the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund, has so far conducted two studies into the situation of children and adolescents in St. Maarten. The first report was published More...

By The Publisher On Wednesday, August 24th, 2022
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Islandpreneur offers local businesses a window on the world

PHILIPSBURG — Local entrepreneurs have the tools for growth at their fingertips due to the activities of Islandpreneur, an initiative founded by Ife Badejo, president of the Foundation INFOBIZZ and founder More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, August 23rd, 2022
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Doing business in St. Maarten: bottlenecks and solutions (part 4)

4. Electricity and internet PHILIPSBURG — Establishing a business in St. Maarten is an at times an expensive road littered with stumbling blocks. The Ministry of Home Affairs and Kingdom Relations and the More...

By The Publisher On Saturday, August 13th, 2022
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Doing business in St. Maarten: bottlenecks and solutions (part 3)

3. Paying taxes PHILIPSBURG — Establishing a business in St. Maarten is an at times an expensive road littered with stumbling blocks. The Ministry of Home Affairs and Kingdom Relations and the Ministry of More...

By The Publisher On Saturday, August 13th, 2022
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The potential and benefits of geothermal energy for the islands (incl. St. Maarten)

~ The Leeward Islands Geothermal and Digital Interconnexion Hub Project and it’s benefits to Country Sint Maarten/St Martin ~ From our French-side correspondentMARIGOT — The Geothermal and Digital Interconnexion More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, August 11th, 2022
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MP De Weever continues work with Cruise industry

PHILIPSBURG — Today, Thursday, August 11th, 2022, the Honorable Member of Parliament (MP) Ludmila de Weever met with representatives from Royal Caribbean Group (RCG), namely Vice President of Destination More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, August 4th, 2022
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Agreement about flights to Dominican Republic

PHILIPSBURG -- The seemingly bitter fight between the civil aviation authorities in the Dominican Republic and St. Maarten has fizzled before it even started. Winair can continue offering flights on this route, More...

By The Publisher On Wednesday, August 3rd, 2022
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Doing business in St. Maarten: bottlenecks and solutions (part 1)

1. The Licensing system PHILIPSBURG — Establishing a business in St. Maarten is an at times an expensive road littered with stumbling blocks. The Ministry of Home Affairs and Kingdom Relations and the Ministry More...