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Dutch Marines conduct military exercises at Raoul Illidge Sports Complex

GREAT BAY — The Dutch Marines stationed in Aruba conducted a military exercise at the Raoul Illidge Sports Complex on Tuesday morning. The exercise named “Windward Express” included marines stationed on St. Maarten with the assistance of the naval vessel M.V. Pelican. This amphibious operation also saw marines from the ship being deployed More...

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By The Publisher On Thursday, May 27th, 2021
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NAGICO urges preparation as NOAA warns of active hurricane season

PHILIPSBURG — The Atlantic Hurricane Season starts June 1st and NAGICO Insurances is urging everyone to get ready for what has already been forecasted by NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center (CPC), to be ‘a More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, October 1st, 2020
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St. Maarten Weather Updates & Forecasts

DATE ISSUED: Thursday, October 01, 2020 @ 18:00 LST (22:00 UTC) VALID UNTIL: Friday evening (18:00 LST) October 02, 2020    …A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT FOR ST. MAARTEN UNTIL 6:00 AM, FRIDAY, OCTOBER More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019
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Governments of the Dutch, French side working on Doppler Radar Weather Station

PHILIPSBURG — The Government of St. Maarten and that of St. Martin has joined together to establish a Doppler weather radar (station) on the South side of the island. Head of the Meteorological Department, Walter More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, September 24th, 2019
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Schools Closed on Tuesday

~ Fire Dept./ODM/Ministry MECYS: Schools Closed on Tuesday. Coastal residents advised to be vigilant. Swimmers stay away from the beach. ~ GREAT BAY, Sint Maarten (DCOMM) – The Ministry of Education, Culture, More...

By The Publisher On Sunday, September 22nd, 2019
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Climate change: nobody moves

By Hilbert Haar Australia: 400,000.Berlin: 100,000. London: 100,000. Hamburg: 50,000. All of Germany: 1.4 million. St.Maarten: zero. These are just a few numbers highlighting the millions of people across the world More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, September 19th, 2019
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NATIONAL ADDRESS BY PRIME MINISTER Hon. Leona Romeo-Marlin on Tropical Storm Jerry

Message #1 Wednesday, September 18, 2019 My Fellow Sint Maarteners and Visitors, The Emergency Operations Center met on Wednesday afternoon to discuss Tropical Storm Jerry. As of 5.00pm on Wednesday, the country More...

By The Publisher On Wednesday, August 1st, 2018
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Coastal residents advised to have plans in place for storm surge flooding

GREAT BAY, Sint Maarten (DCOMM) – Coastal residents are advised to have plans in place for possible storm surge in the event of a passing hurricane along the south coastal areas of the country. Office of Disaster More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, July 31st, 2018
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Predicting extreme weather events to reduce impact on coastal communities

Delft, The Netherlands – 31 July 2018. An international team of researchers, led by IHE Delft Institute for Water Education, has developed adaptive risk management strategies for coastal communities. Coastal More...

By Desk Editor On Tuesday, July 17th, 2018
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Food wholesalers and warehouse depots requested to be storm ready


GREAT BAY — Sint Maarten (DCOMM) — Food wholesalers and warehouse depots are requested to have their facilities storm/hurricane ready by having a plan in place to prepare and secure their properties More...






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