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Simpson Bay Causeway to be Temporarily Closed for Motorized Traffic due to Emergency Repairs

Simpson Bay Causeway to be Temporarily Closed for Motorized Traffic due to Emergency Repairs

SIMPSON BAY, St. Maarten – The Simpson Bay Lagoon Authority (SLAC) announces that the Simpson Bay Causeway Bridge will be temporarily closed due to emergency repairs to motorized traffic on Tuesday, October 17 between 12.00PM and 2.00PM.  The temporary closure has been discussed with the relevant authorities. Persons traveling to the Princess Juliana International Airport (SXM Airport) to travel during the aforementioned timeframe should leave or arrive earlier at the airport in order to avoid any potential inconvenience. The emergency repair closure is in connection with carrying out an operational assessment of the Causeway swing bridge. This could take approximately 30 minutes or more, and in order to avoid any inconvenience to motorists, it was decided to close the two entrances to the Causeway Bridge from the Airport Road round-about- and at the Cole Bay round-a-bout during the aforementioned timeframe. Engineers arrived on the island over the weekend to carry out assessments related... Read more

**IMPORTANT NOTICE ** The Division Public Education (DPE) will be recolated

**IMPORTANT NOTICE ** The Division Public Education (DPE) will be recolated

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - Due to the relocation of the Division Public Education (DPE) from the Brooks Tower to the new Government Administration Building, the office will be closed to the public from Wednesday October 18th, and will resume regular hours of operation on Monday, October 23rd, 2017. The Division Public Education will now be housed on the 3rd floor of the new Government Administration Building. The Management and staff sincerely apologize for any inconvenience caused by the closure Read more

Police continue controls

Police continue controls

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - KPSM assisted by members of the Police Forces of the Netherlands, Aruba, Curacao, The Royal Marechausee, VKC and VKS continue to have general controls at different locations on the Dutch Side of the island. Over the weekend thus far a total of 443 cars/trucks and 63 scooters were controlled. Tint was removed from a total of 165 cars, 15 cars/scooters were towed and 04 arrests were made for illegal drugs, weapon possession, threat and illegal status on the island. After hours establishments such as bars and nightclubs are also been controlled for any irregular or illegal activity. Read more

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A Diwali Message from St. Maarten Guyanese Association

A Diwali Message from St. Maarten Guyanese Association

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - The St. Maarten Guyanese Association (SMGA) would like to wish all Hindus a Happy Diwali, especially those in the Diaspora who are spending this festival of lights away from...

Simpson Bay Beach from Halley Drive to Karakter Safe to Swim

Simpson Bay Beach from Halley Drive to Karakter Safe to Swim

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - The Nature Foundation is continuously monitoring the state of St. Maarten’s beaches to ensure the safety of bathers and prepare for the upcoming tourist season. If the visib...

Day against Human Trafficking

Day against Human Trafficking

CARIBBEAN NETHERLANDS - Worldwide, people will reflect on human trafficking on October 18th, and so will we in the Caribbean Netherlands. The word ‘human trafficking’ may sound grave to you. Human tra...

STB, marketing firm conduct tourism recovery strategic planning sessions

STB, marketing firm conduct tourism recovery strategic planning sessions

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - Head of the St. Maarten Tourist Bureau (STB) Rolando Brison is currently taking part in several strategic meetings with St. Maarten’s North American marketing firm and other...

St. Maarten Guyanese Association Meeting Wednesday

St. Maarten Guyanese Association Meeting Wednesday

CUL DE SAC, St. Maarten - The St. Maarten Guyanese Association (SMGA) has resumed its weekly meetings and is encouraging all nationals of Guyana to attend on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at 7:30pm. The...

Rainforest Adventures St. Maarten Announces November 2017 Opening

Rainforest Adventures St. Maarten Announces November 2017 Opening

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten – Rainforest Adventures has announced a November 2017 opening for the new St. Maarten Rockland Estate eco-park. The park will launch with two signature attractions, The Flying...

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...

Island Communities

St. Thomas to welcome return of Royal Caribbean november 10

St. Thomas to welcome return o…

U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS - The Government of the U.S. Virgin Islands is welcoming the return of Royal Caribbean's Adventure of the Seas to the Territory on Friday, November 10.   U.S. Virgin Islands Governor...

Internet week Guyana advances caribbean technology development agenda

Internet week Guyana advances …

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad and Tobago - Ar ound the world, the operations of cyber criminals far outstrip the sophistication of national legislative frameworks. Governments are facing constant pressure to assess g...

Bank gives USD$1.2 million in support for over 600 regional projects

Bank gives USD$1.2 million in …

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – Regional bank CIBC FirstCaribbean has seen an increase in its overall support for charitable causes across the English and Dutch Caribbean, according to its latest Social Annual Report. ...

Island Business & Sports

U20 National Basketball Team captures historical win

U20 National Basketball Team c…

AIRPORT ROAD – On Monday August 28th, the U20 National Basketball team returned from Antigua after defeating St. Kitts, where the team won 82-76 in the LIBA tournament. In 2015, the St. Maarten Nation...

SXM Basketballers welcome TelCell 4G-LTE sponsorship for Antigua tourney

SXM Basketballers welcome TelC…

POND ISLAND, St. Maarten  –  St. Maarten basketballers are getting an early jump on TelCell’s September 1 launch of its brand new 4G-LTE mobile data network by sporting the company’s brandin...

Jesus Antonio Rivera wins monthly Medal Play Golf tournament

Jesus Antonio Rivera wins mont…

MULLET BAY, St. Maarten - Jesus Antonio Rivera won overall Low Gross during the monthly Medal Play Golf Tournament organized by the St. Maarten Golf Association SMGA. Over the weekend, a total of 19 g...

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The Power of Nature: Why We Need to Increase the Importance of Nature

The Power of Nature: Why We Need to Incr…

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - Who do we think we are, to destroy, neglect, damage and abuse nature and ...

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