Laid-back wedding at Great Bay Beach

Laid back wedding on Great Bay beach - 2020011603

GREAT BAY — Rebecca Brooks and Thomas Graziano from New York chose St. Maarten to celebrate their anniversary. They got married on November 11th. When they saw online that 11-11 is St. Maarten’s Day, they decided they wanted to celebrate their wedding on our island. St. Maarten’s Day commemorates the sighting of the island by Christopher More...

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Disembarking Cruise Pax
By The Publisher On Sunday, January 5th, 2020

Port St. Maarten: 2019 Closes with 1.6+ Million Cruise Passengers

~ Port calls on Stakeholders to Move Forward Together in 2020 in Offering New and Enhanced Experiences ~ PORT ST. MAARTEN – The Old Year ended with the destination receiving over 1.6 million cruise passengers More...

SLAC Simpson Bridge Attendant at Work
By The Publisher On Sunday, December 15th, 2019

Simpson Bay Bridge Remains Fully Operational

PORT ST. MAARTEN – The Simpson Bay Bridge despite an incident on Sunday afternoon is fully operational for outbound and inbound Mega Yachts and regular boat traffic. On Sunday afternoon after the incident, the More...

Empty boardwalk - 20191211 JH
By The Publisher On Wednesday, December 11th, 2019

A lousy day in Downtown Philipsburg

GREAT BAY — The decrease in cruise ship arrivals in St. Maarten is clearly felt by businesses in Philipsburg. Since November 1st, the start of the tourist high season, fewer of the mega-sized cruise ships More...

Tourist in town on Front Street filled with cars - 20191128 JH
By The Publisher On Tuesday, December 10th, 2019

Businesses in Philipsburg struggle to survive

GREAT BAY — After a slow start of the tourist high season, several stores and restaurants in Philipsburg have trouble paying this month’s rent. Earlier this year Port St. Maarten and the tourism authorities More...

Port SXM and Marine Sector Reps at FLIBS
By The Publisher On Wednesday, November 6th, 2019

World’s Largest In-Water Boat Show Reveals Opportunities abound in the Yachting Industry

PORT ST. MAARTEN – A delegation from Port St. Maarten and other local stakeholders recently returned from the flagship marine event, the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS) in Florida. Owned by the More...

PortSXM Group Pix MSC Meraviglia - cruise
By Online Editor On Sunday, November 3rd, 2019

MSC Meraviglia Second Cruise Ship Inaugural Call for the 2019-2020 Cruise Season

PORT ST. MAARTEN – The cruise ship MSC Meraviglia made its inaugural call on Friday, November 1st – the second inaugural call for the 2019-2020 cruise season – and was welcomed by caretaker Minister of More...

Stuart Johnson - relief - statement
By Online Editor On Tuesday, October 29th, 2019

Johnson continuing efforts to improve local public transportation services

PHILIPSBURG—The Ministry of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transport & Telecommunication (TEATT), is finalizing a Comprehensive Plan of Action for taxi and bus service on St. Maarten. The goal is “to foster More...

Port SXM Meeting with RCL
By The Publisher On Sunday, October 27th, 2019

Port Management has Positive Meeting with Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines

~ St. Maarten key to cruise line’s deployment strategies ~ PORT ST. MAARTEN – Port St. Maarten Management has had positive discussions with Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (RCL) with respect to future itinerary More...

Viking Sun Inaugural Call Group Pix
By Online Editor On Wednesday, October 23rd, 2019

Viking Ocean Cruises first inaugural call for the 2019-2020

PORT ST. MAARTEN – Viking Ocean Cruises cruise ship Viking Sun on a 245-day world cruise, made its inaugural port call on Sunday, October 20. This is the first inaugural call for the 2019-2020 cruise season. Captain More...