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Francesco Corallo remains in custody pending his extradition to Italy

Francesco Corallo remains in custody pending his extradition to Italy

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - The Court of Appeal has rejected today the release of Fransesco Corall. He remains in custody for his extradition (uitleveringsdetentie). Read more

Corporate Governance Council presents Year Report 2016 To Prime Minister Marlin

Corporate Governance Council presents Year Report 2016 To Prime Minister Marlin

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - On June 20th, representatives of the Corporate Governance Council met with Prime Minister the Honorable William Marlin at his office to deliver the Year Report 2016. Chairman of the CGC Mr. Perry Wilson handed over the report, which summarized the activities of Corporate Governance Council for the year 2016. Also present in the meeting were Vice Chairman Charles Smith and Board Member Madelon Dijkhoffz Read more

Port St. Maarten delegation learns Caribbean cruise market share likely to increase

Port St. Maarten delegation learns Caribbean cruise market share likely to increase

PORT ST. MAARTEN – The Florida Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA) and cruise stakeholders showed interest in increasing cruise calls to destination St. Maarten in the coming seasons as the vessels are getting larger with limited Ports in the region that can accommodate these vessels. The Port St. Maarten delegation who recently returned from Aruba was informed of the aforementioned while attending the FCCA PAMAC (Platinum Associate Membership Advisory Council) Conference.  There are immense opportunities for the Caribbean, but destinations must increase their marque value and appeal, Port St. Maarten reps were informed.  The strength in regional development also ties in with the satisfaction of various destinations in the itinerary chain.  If a key destination lags behind industry development, it can also be a threat to destination St. Maarten.  The Caribbean must step up their game to better compete against other emerging markets such as Asia, said Port St. Maarten reps on... Read more

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GIFTED to honour Fifty Student Nominees for 2017 Royalty Awards

GIFTED to honour Fifty Student Nominees for 2017 Royalty Awards

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - Fifty young persons will be honored at the third annual GIFTED Royalty Awards Ceremony to be held on Wednesday, July 5th, 2017 at the Belair Community Centre. Nominations fo...

Women invited to Breast Abnormalities Screening this Saturday as part of Women’s Health

Women invited to Breast Abnormalities Screening this Saturday as part of Women’s Health

GREAT BAY, St. Maarten – Saturday, June 24, is the second breast abnormalities screening survey for women. It is being held at the Vineyard Office Park Building in Philipsburg at the Collective Preve...

Residents advised of HUREX 2017 Training Exercise in Cay Bay and near the Hospital on June 27

Residents advised of HUREX 2017 Training Exercise in Cay Bay and near the Hospital on June 27

GREAT BAY, St. Maarten – Hurricane Exercise 2017 (HUREX 2017) will once again involve a major training exercise which will take place in Cay Bay and in the vicinity of the St. Maarten Medical Center (...

Seventh Day Adventist Church March set for Saturday. Drive with Caution

Seventh Day Adventist Church March set for Saturday. Drive with Caution

GREAT BAY, St. Maarten – Ministry of Public Housing, Environment, Spatial Development and Infrastructure (Ministry VROMI), announces that the Seventh Day Adventist Churches have received a permit for ...

Department of Culture Represented at Annual CSA Conference

Department of Culture Represented at Annual CSA Conference

NASSAU, Bahamas - The 42nd Annual Caribbean Studies Association (CSA) Annual Conference themed “Culture and Knowledge Economies: The Future of Caribbean Development?” was held at the Meliã Nassau Beac...

Grace period, and summer opening hours @ the Library

Grace period, and summer opening hours @ the Library

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - During the summer the Philipsburg Jubilee Library would like to notify the general public of its grace period and our opening hours, The Grace period commences as of Tuesda...

United States Strategy for Engagement in the Caribbean

United States Strategy for Engagement in the Caribbean

Willemstad, Curaçao - The U.S. Department of State, in coordination with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), submitted a multi-year Caribbean strategy to Congress on Jun...

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British Virgin Islands Leads International Advocacy for Islands

British Virgin Islands Leads I…

TORTOLA, British Virgin Islands  –  On the heels of the UN Ocean Conference held in New York between June 5 and 9, the British Virgin Islands (BVI) – a tiny British overseas territory – is highlightin...

Barbados-based airline to offer service to Dominica

Barbados-based airline to offe…

ROSEAU, Dominica – The Barbados-based Trans Island Air 2000 (TIA) will soon offer its services to Dominica, Benoit Bardouille, the chief executive officer of the Dominica Air and Sea Port Authority (DASPA) has ...

LIAT reports millions in losses from strike by pilots

LIAT reports millions in losse…

ST JOHN’S, Antigua – LIAT has reported losing some $7 million as a result of  a recent three-day strike by the airline’s pilots. Acting Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Julie Reifer-Jones was quoted by Obser...

Island Business & Sports

UTS supports Oualichi Women’s Soccer

UTS supports Oualichi Women’s …

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - UTS has committed its financial support to the second Dutch Caribbean Women’s Soccer Cup. The three-day event will be held on June 23rd-25th 2017 at the Raoul Illidge Sports...

International Yoga Day 2017

International Yoga Day 2017

GALISBAY, Sint. Martin - IMA in conjunction with AISM is proud to announce the celebration of Yoga day in St.Martin. The International Yoga Day initiative was conceived by Prime Minister of India, Mr...

SXMNBA 2017 regular season

SXMNBA 2017 regular season

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - The SXMNBA would like to remind all teams that would like to take part in the SXMNBA 2017 Regular Season which will begin September 5th 2017 thru February 2018 consisting of...

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The Philipsburg Landfill; A Possible Solution

The Philipsburg Landfill; A Possible Sol…

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - It is nine in the morning and a purple dawn is rising with difficulty in ...

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