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Tag archive for ‘Philipsburg’
By The Publisher On Wednesday, October 14th, 2020
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UD: Minister Doran out of touch with reality

PHILIPSBURG — “The unveiling of a multi-million dollar project by the current Minister of VROMI demostrates the depth of how out of touch with reality this coalition Government is.” Thus states More...

By The Publisher On Wednesday, July 1st, 2020
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Petition: Group wants St. Maarten’s capital renamed

GREAT BAY/PHILIPSBURG — There is a movement spearheaded by a group of concerned citizens in the community headed by Joseph Lake to rename St. Maarten’s capital from Philipsburg to Great Bay. According More...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...