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TORONTO -- Six months after Irma, the Caribbean island of Sint Maarten / Saint-Martin has seen 12 hotels and inns reopen on the Dutch side and 10 hotels and inns reopen on the French side. The island's roads are free of debris, several restaurants and shops have reopened, and beaches have been ...
PHILIPSBURG - Acting Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transportation and Telecommunications (Ministry TEATT) Cornelius de Weever, who just recently returned after leading a delegation to Seatrade Cruise Global, said there is still a great demand for the destination, and concluded that ...

When Hurricane Irma struck the island of St. Maarten, in September, winds of a hundred and eighty-two miles per hour ripped off sections of the roof of the island's new Princess Juliana International Airport. Workers placed tarps over some missing portions of the roof but were told to stop so that the airport could maximize its ...
Party leaders are Member of Parliament (MP) Theo Heyliger (United Democrats), former minister Silveria Jacobs (National Alliance), retired pastor Wycliffe Smith (St. Maarten Christian Party) and MP Frans Richardson (United St. Maarten Party). The United Democrats earned seven seats, one short of a full ...
St Maarten-based Regional Caribbean air carrier Winair has launched a new way to get around the Dutch Caribbean. This week, the carrier launched the new "CN Express," a flight aimed at connecting St Maarten, St Eustatius and Bonaire. The flight is the product of a partnership between Winair and the ...
St. Maarten (February 28, 2018) - The excitement on the docks and bustling through the streets of Simpson Bay is palpable as competitors make final preparations for the 38th St. Maarten Heineken Regatta, which kicks off tomorrow. Despite the island of St. Maarten still being in recovery mode ...
St Maarten's Princess Juliana International airport is slowly on the mend, even as it could take up to a year before a reconstructed passenger terminal is up and running. The airport, famous for its spectacular aircraft landing approaches over a nearby beach, had its terminal building extensively damaged by ...
Tourism representatives from St. Maarten/St. Martin updated the media on hurricane recovery progress at the CHTA Marketplace in San Juan. Princess Juliana Airport on St. Maarten opened a new air-conditioned departure lounge to accommodate passengers in a larger facility until the interior of the main ...
Cruises, too, are returning to St. Martin: the cruise port that can accommodate larger ships, St. Maarten's Port Authority, reopened on Dec. 4; the 930-passenger Viking Sea from Viking cruises was the first ship to sail into the port. The island's other cruise port, Port de Galisbay, is once again welcoming small ...
One of the biggest on the Caribbean calendar is the Heineken Regatta, hosted on the Dutch side of St. Maarten. Last week was the 38th gathering, and the first one after Irma, a mammoth epochal hurricane, with 200 mile-an-hour winds, erased or damaged most of the island's buildings, making this year's ...
SXM_Elections PHILIPSBURG - Governor Eugene Holiday cast his ballot early at his polling station - Hope Estate Senior Citizens Recreational Centre then started his inspection rounds of the other 19 polling station. Holiday was accompanied by Chief of Police Carl John. At each polling station, the ...
Simpson Bay will rejoin several hotels, including St Maarten's Princess Heights, that have already reopened their doors. Several others will reopen this year, including the Divi Little Bay and the beloved Grand Case Beach Club, the latter of which is slated to make its return in October. The reopening times ...
Campaigning on the island has been low-key, with neither of the two largest parties, the National Alliance and United Democrats, publishing manifestos. The leader of the third largest party, Frans Richardson of the United St Maarten Party, was arrested last month over allegations of bribery and tax fraud.

Richardson and J.H.B. were presented today by the Public prosecutor's Office to the judge of instruction (rechter-commissaris). The judge of instruction judged the arrest correct. The Public Prosecutor ordered thereafter the extended detention with 8 days. The arrests were the result of the research ...
The Oyster Bay Beach Resort, which has been closed since Hurricane Irma, is targeting a late spring return. "We are on schedule to open on June 1, 2018," the property said in its most recent update. Construction crews are working to complete the reconstruction of 68 units by June 1, which will include the ...
The destination's Tourism Minister, Cornelius de Weever, addressed the media at the recent Caribbean Travel Marketplace conference in Puerto Rico, briefing reporters on the island's tourism recovery. "We are open for business," de Weever said, detailing both recovery and rebuilding efforts. According to ...
When the cast of Love & Hip Hop: New York decided to lend a hand during the hurricane relief efforts in the Caribbean in 2017, they chose to visit St. Maarten. The beautiful island nation was hit hard by Hurricane Irma, and Yandy and her friends knew that this was one place that needed their help. Find out ...
The company will be making its first post-Irma call on St Maarten on March 28 with its MSC Opera cruise ship. MSC Cruises will be making 29 port calls in St Maarten for 2018, bringing in approximately 115,000 cruise passengers. The port calls will also include MSC Seaside, the line's newly inaugurated, ...
SXM-new-governement-Leona-Marlin PHILIPSBURG - St. Maarten now has its sixth prime minister in under eight years as a country-within-the-Dutch-Kingdom. The cabinet of Prime Minister Leona Romeo-Marlin took the oath of office before Governor Eugene Holiday this morning. One thing this new ...
MSC Cruises will be making 29 port calls for 2018 bringing in approximately 115,000 cruise passengers. The port calls will also include the newly inaugurated - December 2017 - MSC Seaside which sails out of Miami, Florida and will make its inaugural call on April 4. Destination St. Maarten will be the ...
Carnival Cruise Line is the latest company to make its return to the island of St Maarten since Hurricane Irma. Carnival's Carnival Sunshine cruise ship ... The visit is the first of dozens of port calls to St Maarten in the coming weeks, according to a company statement. Carnival Sunshine carried more than ...
Four months after Hurricane Irma, St. Maarten is "steadily recovering" and showing visible signs of progress, officials said. This past month marked the reopening of St. Maarten's cruise ports, as Viking Cruises' Viking sea ship and Marella Cruises' Marella Discovery sailed into port on December 4 and 5, ...
Princess Cruises is returning to St Maarten on Thursday, the latest cruise line to come back to St Maarten in the wake of Hurricane Irma. Regal Princess will be one of four cruise ships at the Port of St Maarten on Thursday, along with ms Eurodam, Silver Wind and Anthem of the seas. "Cruise tourism is ...
Air France will soon be resuming its nonstop flights between Paris Charles De Gaulle and St Maarten. The nonstop service between Paris and St Maarten's Princess Juliana International Airport will resume on Jan. 13, with weekly service on an Airbus A340 with a capacity of 275 seats. Air France St Maarten.
interCaribbean Airways started services between Tortola (EIS) in the British Virgin Islands and St. Maarten (SXM) on 9 February. It will initially operate the 156-kilometre sector five times weekly, with the intention to increase to twice-daily from 22 March. According to an interCaribbean press release, the start ...
The Princess Heights boutique condominium-hotel has officially relaunched in the wake of Hurricane Irma. The Dawn Beach-area property has a mix of suites, from studios to two-bedroom suites across a two-building complex, with amenities including a large fresh water swimming pool and a fitness room.
The Divi Little Bay Beach Resort in St Maarten is targeting a May relaunch, according to a release. Divi Resorts has also tapped Anne-Marie Brooks as the new general manager at Divi Little Bay, replacing Celine Van Meer, who is now the general manager at the Divi Flamingo in Bonaire. "We're overjoyed ...
St Maarten's Princess Juliana International airport is slowly on the mend, even as it could take up to a year before a reconstructed passenger terminal is up and running. The airport, famous for its spectacular aircraft landing approaches over a nearby beach, had its terminal building extensively damaged by ...
Tourism representatives from St. Maarten/St. Martin updated the media on hurricane recovery progress at the CHTA Marketplace in San Juan. Princess Juliana Airport on St. Maarten opened a new air-conditioned departure lounge to accommodate passengers in a larger facility until the interior of the main ...
The Kingdom Council of Ministers is not taking it lightly that Marlin has refused to resign after the St. Maarten Parliament adopted two motions of ...
The Kingdom Council of Ministers is not taking it lightly that Marlin has refused to resign after the St. Maarten Parliament adopted two motions of ...
Marlin THE HAGUE - The Governor of Sint Maarten must do everything in his power to ensure that Prime Minister William Marlin is deposed.
Hurricane Irma_SXM PHILIPSBURG - The Red Cross might do a second round of its country-wide food voucher relief programme if its ...
Royal Caribbean International has announced the cruise line's return to San Juan, Puerto Rico and Philipsburg, St. Maarten, marking a major milestone towards ...
Rick Kotalac recently flew to San Diego to pick up his "trimaran repair kit," now headed for St. Maarten where he will fix his boat that was nearly ...
holiday PHILIPSBURG - On November 7, 2017, the Governor of Sint Maarten, His Excellency drs. E.B. Holiday, requested the fraction leader of ...
The Electoral Council, the Central Voting Bureau, and Postal Services St. Maarten have all indicated that they are not at an optimal standard to ...
Canadian travellers hoping to vacation in St. Maarten this winter will have to make alternative plans after hurricane damage forced several ...
Top: #SXMStrong. Bottom, from left: Port St. Maarten CFO Ton Van Kooten and business development officer Alexander Gumbs at the recent ...
Soualaga Sky Explorer climbs to St. Maarten's highest point, providing spectacular, 360-degree views (Photo: Rainforest Adventures).
Air Canada will not fly to St. Maarten during the 2017-2018 winter season due to the impact of Hurricane Maria on the island. Air Canada, which ...
St Maarten-based regional Caribbean carrier Winair has opened a sales office in Philipsburg, the company announced this week. The opening ...
Grandeur of the seas will follow suit on December 17 as the first cruise ship to sail into St Maarten since Royal Caribbean's Majesty of the Seas ...
First held in 1980, the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta has consistently attracted local and international talent with a perfect blend of world-class ...
PHILIPSBURG, St Maarten, Saturday October 21, 2017 - Rainforest Adventures has announced a November 2017 opening for the new St ...
One of St Maarten's leading daily newspapers was forced to close its printery earlier this month as its management could not justify the heavy ...


 

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