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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 Omar Ottley announced in a press release. The intention is to make EHAS more convenient by allowing vaccinated persons to receive an immediate More...

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By The Publisher On Sunday, July 3rd, 2022
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Local dancing queen Eliane Berwers off to Dance Theater of Harlem

PHILIPSBURG — Eliane Berwers has left the island of St. Maarten for a three-week summer intensive program of the Dance Theater of Harlem in New York this month. Not only due to the 15-year old’s determination 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 Tuesday, October 19th, 2021
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Johnson: “Not advancing US Pre-Clearance is a huge error”

Philipsburg – “It is truly remarkable how the people of St. Maarten had to be subjected to media reports of another groundbreaking ceremony at the Princess Juliana International Airport (PJIA) without a single 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 Saturday, September 18th, 2021
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Ferry-service to Saba and Statia could start in November

PHILIPSBURG — Saba and Statia have jointly selected Anguilla-based Blues and Blues as the preferred operator of a ferry connection between the two islands, St. Maarten and St. Kitts. The service could be 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...

By The Publisher On Thursday, August 26th, 2021
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PJIAE N.V. and Ballast Nedam International Projects B.V. conducts official signing to signify the start of the Airport Terminal Reconstruction Project

Simpsonbay, St. Maarten (August 24, 2021) – On Tuesday August 24, 2021, an official signing with the General Contractor of the Airport Terminal Reconstruction Project, the Ballast Nedam International Projects More...

By The Publisher On Sunday, August 15th, 2021
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Dutch St. Maarten Taxi Association (DSTA) elects new board

PHILIPSBURG — For the first time in 36 years of the Dutch St. Maarten Taxi Association’s history a female member has been elected as its president.The 33-year old St. Maartener Ms. Maya Friday won the More...

By The Publisher On Saturday, June 19th, 2021
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Is the economic growth projection too pessimistic?

PHILIPSBURG — Is the projection of 3 percent economic growth this year on the low end and therefore too pessimistic? That’s what MP Claudius Buncamper wants to know from Minister Ludmilla de Weever (Tourism More...