Tag archive for ‘Philipsburg’
GEBE works on lampposts Boardwalk - 20200302 JH
By The Publisher On Monday, March 2nd, 2020
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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...

Laid back wedding on Great Bay beach - 2020011603
By The Publisher On Friday, January 17th, 2020
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Laid-back wedding at Great Bay Beach

GREAT BAY — Rebecca Brooks and Thomas Graziano from New York chose St. Maarten to celebrate their anniversary. They got married on November 11th. When they saw online that 11-11 is St. Maarten’s Day, they More...

Boardwalk Christmas Lights
By The Publisher On Saturday, December 21st, 2019
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Philipsburg lights up for Christmas

~ Boardwalk Festival ushers in the Season ~ GREAT BAY – The country’s capital will come alive on Saturday night with the lighting of Front Street, Back Street, and the Boardwalk Boulevard in the spirit More...

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By The Publisher On Wednesday, December 11th, 2019
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A lousy day in Downtown Philipsburg

GREAT BAY — The decrease in cruise ship arrivals in St. Maarten is clearly felt by businesses in Philipsburg. Since November 1st, the start of the tourist high season, fewer of the mega-sized cruise ships More...

Tourist in town on Front Street filled with cars - 20191128 JH
By The Publisher On Tuesday, December 10th, 2019
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Businesses in Philipsburg struggle to survive

GREAT BAY — After a slow start of the tourist high season, several stores and restaurants in Philipsburg have trouble paying this month’s rent. Earlier this year Port St. Maarten and the tourism authorities More...

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By The Publisher On Monday, December 9th, 2019
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Hustled and harassed in Philipsburg

GREAT BAY — To visit Philipsburg today is to see how the declining benefits of cruise tourism and lack of government support have turned the city into a hustlers’ arena. Hundreds of street advertisers and More...

Rolando Brison MP
By Online Editor On Thursday, October 31st, 2019
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MP Brison still opposes move of casino to vicinity of sundial, library

~ Moving one casino cannot revitalize Philipsburg ~ PHILIPSBURG — Member of Parliament Rolando Brison on Wednesday stressed that he remains firmly against the move of a casino from its current location on More...

Roofs - Boardwalk
By The Publisher On Wednesday, October 9th, 2019
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Government stonewalls questions about responsibility for Hurricane Irma looting

PHILIPSBURG – The White and Yellow Cross Foundation’s attempts to get answers from the government about who is to blame for the large-scale looting that occurred in the wake of Hurricane Irma in September 2017 More...

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By The Publisher On Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019
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Repairs at Police head Quarters and Simpson Bay police station commence

PHILIPSBURG — The long awaited repairs and mold remediation of the Police Head Quarters in Philipsburg and the Simpson Bay Police station has finally started on Monday January 21st. Both police stations were More...

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By The Publisher On Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019
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IMA sounds alarm on deteriorating economic situation in Philipsburg

PHILIPSBURG—The need to “Revive Philipsburg” and restore value to the shopping mecca of the island was the main topic of discussion during a recent meeting held urgent meeting between the Minister of Tourism, More...