Tag archive for ‘st. maarten’
SXM Airport open - 1 July 2020
By The Publisher On Saturday, July 4th, 2020
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How to keep up with the latest news developments on St. Maarten?

StMaartenNews.com brings you a timeline of developments on St. Maarten since the COVID-19 crisis hit the island. Currently, developments are fluid and change rapidly by the day. Sometimes by the hour. Do you need More...

Great Bay name change petition
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...

Cupecoy Beach - Photo by Picturesque by Dean Duporte
By The Publisher On Sunday, June 21st, 2020
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Time for St. Maarten to move towards high-end, sustainable and nature-based tourism

Dear Editor, It is with much concern that I read a news article regarding questions posed by Members of Parliament to the current Minister of VROMI concerning a potential development at Beacon Hill. My specific More...

United Democrats - 20191121
By The Publisher On Thursday, June 18th, 2020
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UD board: Serious times require strong forward-thinking leadership

“We are in serious times, that require strong forward-thinking leadership,” says UD board PHILIPSBURG — The board of the United Democrats (UD) held an urgent meeting on Tuesday evening to discuss More...

Trans Guyana Airways - Beech 1900 - 8R-GHU - Photo by Daniel Jef
By The Publisher On Monday, June 15th, 2020
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Several Guyanese residents repatriated back to Guyana (VIDEO)

AIRPORT — Some 14 residents of Guyana were repatriated back to their country of birth on the afternoon of Saturday, June 13th, 2020. A charter flight that originated out of Guyana brought back several Dutch More...

MP Claudius Buncamper - 20200610
By The Publisher On Monday, June 15th, 2020
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MP Buncamper defended St. Maarten’s position during virtual IPKO meeting

PHILIPSBURG — There are always fireworks to be expected during the IPKO sessions. Last week, it was the ‘war of words’ between MP Claudius “Toontje” Buncamper and MP Andre Bosman that More...

VSA Minister Richard Panneflek
By The Publisher On Sunday, June 7th, 2020
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Panneflek proposes rapid tests at the airport for visitors

PHILIPSBURG –Minister of Health, Richard Panneflek, proposes rapid antigen testing for visitors to the island of St. Maarten. His goal is to test all visitors as a means of protecting both guests and the More...

Philipsburg Aerial Photo by Aarti Baran
By The Publisher On Sunday, June 7th, 2020
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Lack of Independence is not St. Maarten’s real problem

By Leandra Cyntje St. Maarten was not happy with the conditions given by the Dutch. For this reason, many have suggested independence from the Netherlands. However, independence is not an indispensable solution More...

Karel Frielink
By The Publisher On Sunday, May 24th, 2020
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VISION

~ 30 May 2015 • Column by Karel Frielink ~ It’s a complaint often heard: the government lacks vision. What really is a vision? If it is about a country, in our case the Country of Curacao, a vision is an inspiring More...

Michael & Elizabeth Martucci - Stranded Tourists on SXM during corona lockdown
By The Publisher On Thursday, May 21st, 2020
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Delta Airlines repatriation flight carries home 150 Americans from St. Maarten

~ Exclusive interview with two American couples about their bittersweet departure ~ PHILIPSBURG — US citizens who had been vacationing in St. Maarten, Saba and St. Eustatius, were able to fly home on a humanitarian More...