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St. Maarten embraces strategic development goals – with words

PHILIPSBURG — The United Nations has made good intentions its core business, or so it seems. Case in point is the twelve strategic development goals (SDG) it formulated during a conference in Rio de Janeiro in 2012. Those SDGs consist of seventeen objectives (see the complete list at sdgs.un.org) and they are part of the 2030 agenda for sustainable More...

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By The Publisher On Sunday, October 16th, 2022
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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 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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Tourism remains the focal point of St. Maarten’s economy

PHILIPSBURG — Making St. Maarten less dependent on tourism? But how? That is the headline above an article published on the website of the Dutch newspaper NRC. The author, Denise Retera, poses the question 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, July 6th, 2022
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Minister Ottley wants to make EHAS more effective

PHILIPSBURG — Starting on August 1, vaccinated travelers to St. Maarten will be able to get pre-approval for entering the country by using EHAS (Electronic Health Authorization System), Public Health Minister More...

By The Publisher On Monday, June 20th, 2022
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Girls in Aviation Day touches down in St. Maarten

New initiative launched to introduce opportunities in avionics to local girls. PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten — Women in Aviation International (WAI) Girls in Aviation Day is a new collaborative effort by WAI and More...

By The Publisher On Sunday, September 19th, 2021
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Travel Requirements to be Adjusted as of October 1st. More Travel Opportunities from the Latin American Market

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) – As of October 1st, 2021, the banned travel countries list will be eliminated, and these countries will be placed in a new ‘very high risk,’ category that will have the following More...

By The Publisher On Sunday, September 12th, 2021
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Dutch side taxi associations join forces to clean up popular tour sites

PHILIPSBURG — On Saturday, September 11th, 2021, a group of taxi drivers representing the Dutch St. Maarten Taxi Association, Airport Taxi Association and Down Town Taxi Association came out to help clean More...

By The Publisher On Sunday, September 5th, 2021
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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 More...