Tag archive for ‘carnival’
By The Publisher On Thursday, May 4th, 2023


By Hilbert Haar Party for Progress-leader Melissa Gumbs has called political advertising during Carnival “tacky.” It is a clear reference to the overwhelming presence of Vision for St. Maarten, the banner chosen More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, April 11th, 2023

Unclear whether police actions will affect safety during Carnival

PHILIPSBURG — Will the go-slow action by employees of the police force affect safety and security during the Carnival celebrations? That is not clear at the moment. Attorney Cor Merx, who represents employees More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, January 28th, 2021

Government cancels Carnival and Regatta

PHILIPSBURG — After an initial go-ahead for the planning of this year’s Carnival, the Council of Ministers decided in its meeting of Monday, January 26, to cancel the event. The Heineken Regatta is also More...

By The Publisher On Sunday, November 29th, 2020

SCDF, new Kaiso association meet, discuss Carnival 2021 participation

PHILIPSBURG — The St. Maarten Carnival Development Foundation (SCDF) and the newly formed Calypso association SKA (Soualiga Kaiso Association) met on Friday last to discuss areas of cooperation moving forward More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018

Sint Maarten Nature Foundation Urges St. Maarten Carnival Development Foundation to Find Alternatives to Balloon Jump-ups and Parades for Carnival 50

PHILIPSBURG — The Sint Maarten Nature Foundation is urging the SCDF to find sustainable alternatives to using balloons during two events for next year’s celebration of fifty years of carnival. The Nature More...

By The Publisher On Monday, October 1st, 2018

From balloons to lampoons

By Hilbert Haar Environmental issues have taken central stage in St. Maarten ever since Barbara Cannegieter et al filed a lawsuit against the government over the persistent fires at the dump. Add the Pride’s Foundation’s More...

By Desk Editor On Tuesday, July 10th, 2018

Destra “Queen Of Bacchanal” Main Feature During The 7th Annual Lighted Parade

PHILIPSBURG — On Monday Night Rio Productions announced the official line up for the Lighted Parade 2018, and this year no other than the world-renowned Queen of Bacchanal “Destra Garcia” will be the More...

By Desk Editor On Wednesday, June 13th, 2018

Minister De Weever calls on nation to give ideas for the Golden 50 Carnival 2019

POND ISLAND — Sint Maarten — The St. Maarten Carnival Development Foundation (SCDF), the entity that organizes the annual Carnival festivities, this week started a campaign to garner ideas for the 50th More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, May 4th, 2017

Mixing drugs with Carnival

Mixing drugs with Carnival When you combine alcohol and drugs with dehydration and excessive physical exertion like that of jumping up in a parade like Jouvert, you put a tremendous toll on your body that can even More...

By The Publisher On Friday, April 28th, 2017

Bravo minister

Seldom do we hear a minister so outspoken – and also so angry – about an issue that touches the core of our community. Minister Silveria Jacobs went all out on Wednesday against the vulgarities that marred the More...