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

Cruise ships in Port St. Maarten - 20191128 JH

~ 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 another 30 days, until May 12th. Norwegian Cruise Line still focuses on April 11th. All three likely won’t benefit from the $2 trillion More...

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By The Publisher On Monday, March 23rd, 2020
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Be like Oblomov

By Hilbert Haar Amazing the things you discover when you are locked up in your house. It’s not that I’m bored but I found out that the balcony in front of my bedroom is 22 tiles long and ten tiles wide. Each More...

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By The Publisher On Friday, March 20th, 2020
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Family’s round-the-world sailing trip turns nightmare – UPDATED

A Norwegian family which sailed from St. Maarten to Curaçao last Sunday and arrived there last night, is refused by the Curaçao authorities due to COVID-19 lockdown. The Coast Guard threatens to tow the ship More...

PM Silveria Jacobs National Address - March14 2020
By The Publisher On Sunday, March 15th, 2020
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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
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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 Thursday, March 12th, 2020
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Travel restrictions to St. Maarten stepped-up from 14 to 21 days

~ Travel restrictions to the destination stepped-up from 14 to 21 days. EOC to Meet Thursday and MPs to be informed ~ GREAT BAY – The travel restrictions which were issued by the Government of Sint Maarten have More...

Kim Lucas - Honorary Consul of the Co-operative Republic of Guyana - 20200311 AB
By The Publisher On Thursday, March 12th, 2020
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Kim Lucas appointed as Guyana Honorary Consul to St. Maarten

PHILIPSBURG — The Cooperative Republic of Guyana has appointed Mrs. Kim Lucas as the Honorary Consul to St. Maarten. Guyana is a South American country that forms part of the Caribbean nations. Lucas is the deputy More...

WIB bank Philipsburg main branch - 20200220 JH
By The Publisher On Friday, March 6th, 2020
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WIB wins license fee dispute against Travel Planners

PHILIPSBURG – De Windward Islands Bank (WIB) has prevailed in a lengthy legal battle against travel agency Travel Planners over the payment of the 1 percent foreign exchange license fee for bank transfers to More...

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