SXM Airport to re-open around July 1st

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~ Residents and students can return and go into quarantine ~ SIMPSON BAY — The Princess Juliana International Airport (SXM) is expected to resume total operations around July 1st, but to a specified number of islands that are considered as COVID-19 free, the Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transport and Telecommunications (Ministry TEATT) More...

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By The Publisher On Thursday, June 4th, 2020

World Airports Opening Dates; What about the virus?

AIRPORT — As international aviation publications publish ICAO’s projected opening dates of major airports around the world, the question remains whether this is a wise and justified decision. According More...

Michael & Elizabeth Martucci - Stranded Tourists on SXM during corona lockdown
By The Publisher On Thursday, May 21st, 2020

Delta Airlines repatriation flight carries home 150 Americans from St. Maarten

~ Exclusive interview with two American couples about their bittersweet departure ~ PHILIPSBURG — US citizens who had been vacationing in St. Maarten, Saba and St. Eustatius, were able to fly home on a humanitarian More...

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By The Publisher On Tuesday, May 12th, 2020

COVID-19 Income Support only for permit holders

PHILIPSBURG – The deadline for application for COVID-19 Income Support for vendors and taxi drivers for the month of April 2020 expired on Sunday, May 10th. Payments will commence from next Friday, May 15th. More...

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By The Publisher On Friday, May 8th, 2020

Caribbean Princess Cruise Ship in Port for Fuel Bunkering

PORT ST. MAARTEN – On Thursday, the Caribbean Princess cruise ship was in port for fuel bunkering. The vessel belongs to Princess Cruises. One crew member with St. Maarten heritage who works onboard the vessel, More...

Cruise pax ready to explore
By The Publisher On Wednesday, May 6th, 2020

Carnival plans to relaunch amidst investigation

~ Carnival plans to sail to the Caribbean again on August 1 amidst a congressional investigation into its handling of the coronavirus crisis ~ PHILIPSBURG – On August 1, Carnival Corporation is planning More...

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By The Publisher On Monday, May 4th, 2020

Timeshare-owners win final battle against Alegria

PHILIPSBURG – After years of legal battles, the Timeshare Owners at Caravanserai Association (TOCA) has claimed victory over the Alegria Resort. The Supreme Court’s Attorney General Valk writes in his conclusion More...

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By The Publisher On Saturday, April 11th, 2020

Cruise ships barred from sailing US waters until July

PHILIPSBURG – The US government keeps cruise ships out of US controlled waters for at least 100 days, counting from March 14th, when the first No Sail Order was issued. There are still more than 100 cruise ships More...

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By The Publisher On Friday, April 10th, 2020

Tourist Offices campaign inspiring and bringing positivity

~Digital Postcards Social Media highlights the beauty of the island with thoughtful messages to keep destination top of mind ~ PHILIPSBURG — The St. Maarten Tourism Bureau together with the St. Martin Tourism More...

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By The Publisher On Sunday, April 5th, 2020

New York Times foresees “months of duress and uncertainty”

Photo caption: Holland House Beach Hotel also completely shutdown as a result of the COVID-19 crisis. PHILIPSBURG – Most of the 51 units at the Princess Heights Boutique Condo Hotel in Oyster Pond are empty these More...