New York Times foresees “months of duress and uncertainty”

Holland House Closed - 2020040401 JH

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 days but its partial owner, former Minister of Public Health Emil Lee, says in an article published in the New York Times that the business More...

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By The Publisher On Friday, March 27th, 2020

Cruise lines facing no bail out, no business due to Coronavirus

~ Largest cruises halted for two months ~  PHILIPSBURG – Due to the spread of Coronavirus Royal Caribbean International and Carnival’s Princess Cruises have extended the suspension of their operations with More...

PM Silveria Jacobs National Address - March14 2020
By The Publisher On Sunday, March 15th, 2020

EOC UPDATE: Travel Restrictions to St. Maarten

EOC UPDATE: Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs on Travel Restrictions to St. Maarten (March 15th, 2020) The travel restrictions announced in Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs’s second National Address on March More...

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By The Publisher On Saturday, March 14th, 2020

RIVM: ‘Don’t board a plane to or from the Netherlands’

PHILIPSBURG – Those who have no compelling reason to travel from the Netherlands to one of the islands in the Caribbean part of the Kingdom are advised not to board a plane. The Netherlands National Institute More...

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By The Publisher On Monday, March 2nd, 2020

New lamp posts on Philipsburg boardwalk

PHILIPSBURG — Utility company GEBE has been commissioned by the Minister of VROMI to provide the boardwalk in Philipsburg with new lighting. From Walter Plantz Square to Bobby’s Marina, the ornamental lamp More...

SXM Airport continues to be busy - 20200217
By The Publisher On Sunday, March 1st, 2020

Braemar Cruise Turnaround Operation a Success due to Collaboration with Essential Stakeholders

PORT ST. MAARTEN – The turnaround operation involving the Fred Olsen cruise ship Braemar can be considered a success Port St. Maarten Management said on Sunday evening when the operation came to an end around More...

Dr. A.C. Wathey Cruise & Cargo Facility
By The Publisher On Sunday, March 1st, 2020

Breamer cruise ship allowed to homeport in St. Maarten

AIRPORT — On Sunday, March 1, 2020, rumors abounded that a massive operation was underway to fly out 550 cruise ship passengers on charter flights. These passengers would be arriving on a cruise ship that More...

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By The Publisher On Monday, February 10th, 2020

Use of drones prohibited from No Fly Zones

PHILIPSBURG — The Department of Civil Aviation informs the public that with the implementation of the Ministerial Regulation limiting the use of RPAS/UAS or drones, there are zones now established where drone More...

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By The Publisher On Friday, February 7th, 2020

Jetair now serving St. Maarten and Curacao twice weekly

PHILIPSBURG — From Princess Juliana International Airport to Hato Airport in Curaçao in an hour and twenty minutes. This is now possible twice a week with Jetair Caribbean. Jetair flies a Fokker 70 between More...

Aerial shot Port StMaarten with cruise ships
By The Publisher On Tuesday, February 4th, 2020

What will we learn from the cruise townhall meeting?

PHILIPSBURG – Port St. Maarten hosted a town hall meeting on Tuesday at its home-porting terminal in Pointe Blanche with experts from the cruise industry. The meeting aimed to share knowledge and stimulate greater More...