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Special Report: St. Maarten's Tourism Product Post-Irma

From today, is bringing you a 7-parts series in collaboration with, our tourist information website, about St. Maarten's tourism product in a post-hurricane Irma era. Click here to read the intro...

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Dear Reader

Today, we start a series on St. Maarten's tourism product in a post-hurricane Irma era that will consist of parts published over the coming 6 days.

Eventhough we want to build back better, we cannot continue doing the same things we have been doing in the past. One glaring example is the dump: we cannot continue dumping our garage there if we are to adapt and innovate our tourism product.

If we do, the next edition of the Idiot's Guide to the Caribbean may not include St. Maarten as a tourist destination.

It is a new week. We are starting all over again. I hope we make it.

Good luck!

The Publisher

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One Love Reggae Concert will 'move and groove' for carnival

PHILIPSBURG - The St. Maarten Carnival Development Foundation (SCDF) has put together a Reggae lineup that it says will "groove and move you in all the right ways" for Carnival 2018. The foundation on Friday announced the lineup for the One Love...

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Rock N Vibes releases 'Starting all over again' video

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KENYO BALY - STARTING ALL OVER AGAIN Latest Reggae Hit from St. Maarten's Voice Of Silk Kenyo Baly The video was shot in St. Maarten and displays the devastation caused by Hurricane Irma on St. Maarten and the Caribbean. Since then, St.Maarten...

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The idiot's guide to the Caribbean

By Chris Morvan ~ It's all Christopher Columbus's fault. He was trying to get from Spain to south Asia, but ended up in the Caribbean. Easy mistake to make. Just fail to turn left when you come out of the Mediterranean and you are heading across...

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The Formation of Parliament and Government (Part 2)

by Wycliffe Smith ~ After one week of discussions with party leaders, MPs-elect, social partners and others, informateurs Mr. Jan Beaujon and Dr. Arduin will be submitting their findings to His Excellency, Governor Eugene Holiday. The first...

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The Formation of Parliament and Government (Part 1)

by Wycliffe Smith ~ On February 26th the people of Sint Maarten spoke by means of the ballot. They said that they do not trust one party with an outright majority and that they still prefer to have a national parliamentary coalition. With the 15...

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Sarah on what a national broad based government means

National government, broad based, representative government: what do we mean when we call for such? The process to form the next government as initiated by the Governor, H. E. Eugene Holiday is taking its course. In fact the "information" phase...

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True Political Representation

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St. Maarten and Curacao discuss cooperation on Disaster Mngt

SINT MAARTEN/CURACAO - On Friday March 9 th, Prime Minister Leona Romeo Marlin and Prime Minister of Curacao Eugene Rhuggenaath were given a presentation by Leslie Fer the Disaster Management Coordinator of Curacao. The basis of the presentation...

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CARIBE WAVE 18 Tsunami Exercise set for March 15

SINT MAARTEN (CARIBBEAN) - Regional government disaster management organizations are gearing up to participate in CARIBE WAVE 18 on March 15, a tsunami wave regional exercise that will test national emergency preparation scenarios. The purpose of ...

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Y.E.S Foundation Sponsors Free Community Event

BELAIR - The Youth Empowered for Success Foundation, (Y.E.S.) will sponsor a free Motivation Speech in celebration of National Women's Month for the St. Maarten community titled, "Queens You Deserve the Whole Loaf" on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at ...

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Tzu Chi donates food items to 70 families in need

PHILIPSBURG - The St. Maarten Tzu Chi Foundation continued its efforts to assist persons in the community still suffering in the aftermath of the devastating hurricane Irma on Sunday, March 4, 2018 when it donated a number of basic food items to...

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SXM Doet motivator in starting projects, even big ones

SINT MAARTEN (SIMPSON BAY) - Last weekend was all about SXM Doet, the largest volunteer initiative of the Dutch Kingdom, with the goal of motivating local projects that benefit the community. It was exactly the push that was needed to start what...

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Library participates in the SXM DOET. Closed on today

PHILIPSBURG - The Philipsburg Jubilee Library (PJL) in close collaboration with Rotary Sunrise St. Maarten is participating in 2018 "Be the change SXM DOET Project" under the team DOET Project Library on Saturday March 10 th, 2018 from 8 am to...

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St. Maarten's tourism product in a post-Irma era

From the start of St. Maarten's decision to become a tourism destination we have focused our efforts on recreational tourism. Basically on our "sea, sun, sand" product. Being the smallest land mass divided between two countries helps. And we're...

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Minister of Tourism De Weever says Seatrade Cruise...

POND ISLAND - 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...

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Minister of Justice/TEATT De Weever says Safety and...

POND ISLAND - Minister of Justice and Acting Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transport and Telecommunications (Ministry TEATT) Cornelius de Weever after doing a walk through in Philipsburg on Saturday, said cruise line executives at the...

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Former manager contests Banco di Caribe's actions

PHILIPSBURG - The Court in First Instance will rule on April 5 on a dispute between Banco di Caribe and its former branch manger Madelon Dijkhoffz. ... Some articles are restricted exclusively for our registered members and paying subscribers....

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Court employee suspected of fiddling with 3rd party account

PHILIPSBURG - An employee of the Common Court of Justice in St. Maarten has been suspended on suspicion of "irregularities" with the court's third-party account. The court has filed a complaint with the public prosecutor's office. The court uses...

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Dog cadaver suspect receives community service and two...

PHILIPSBURG - On January 20th, 2018 a motorist was photographed dragging a dog on the tail of a car while the vehicle was in motion, the Public Prosecutor's Office (OM) said in a statement on Monday.

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Brighter Path Foundation Organizes Town Hall Meeting

Oranjestad- Brighter Path Foundation (BPF) in collaboration with other partners will be holding a so called Town Hall meeting about the current situation in St. Eustatius. BPF also wants to speak with Statians about their hope for the future. The ...

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Prime Minister Rhuggenaath in Panama

PANAMA CITY, WILLEMSTAD - The Prime Minister of Curaçao Eugene Rhuggenaath posted on his Facebook account that it was an honor for him to meet with the President of Panama Juan Carlos Varela Rodrigues and the Vice President who is also the...

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Sargassum also washed up in bays on the northwest coast

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Ultimo Notisia is now really bankrupt

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