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PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - St. Maarten’s Carnival Coca Cola cans have made into into the collection of Davide Andreani, the Guiness world record holder for largest Coca Cola collector cans. St. Maarten’s Coca Cola cans are the initiative of local beverage distributor CC1. 2017 marks the second year the cans have been produced for St. Maarten Carnival and the second time CC1 has sent a collector can to Andreani. Italy's Davide Andreani received his first Coca Cola can back in 1982 when he was just 5 years old, an event which was to kick off a lifetime's obsession with the soft drink. Soon after, Davide began collecting the distinctive tins, with his father bringing him home unusual designs when returning…
WILLEMSTAD, Curacao - As the stabilization plan is unfolding, InselAir is happy to report an important improvement on its on-time performance on routes between the ABC-islands and St. Maarten as well as a great support from the local communities that it is serving. Recent observations strongly indicate that passengers are reassured and very happy by the performance of InselAir Curacao. The entire team of InselAir is grateful for this show of trust from the travelling public. On time performance The measures taken by InselAir’s Management as part of the stabilization plan have resulted in an increased on-time performance with an average of over 90% over the last weekend. “The markets that we are now serving, Aruba, Bonaire, Curacao and St. Maarten, are again…
PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - Minister Lee encourages everyone to take the time and visit the 9th Annual Lion’s Health & Wellness Fair happening this Saturday, March 25, from 9:00am to 4:00pm at St. Maarten Festival Village. A variety of stakeholders will be available to the public, providing testing, lectures and important information about their health and wellness, all at no cost. Guest Speaker Dr. Emiko Bird-Lake, who is a cardiologist by profession, will be speaking about hypertension, stroke, and lifestyle improvements. Collective Prevention Services (CPS) is also participating with the inclusion of the Dental Health bus and Minister Lee encourages the public to attend this Health & Wellness Fair. This is a great opportunity for those in attendance to receive…
PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - The St. Maarten Tourist Bureau (STB) is actively putting together a program to boosts its efforts to promote St. Maarten as a Sports Tourism destination. Entitled “St. Maarten Summer of Sports” campaign, STB has already targeted three events that it will seek to partner with and support for June/July 2017. All three events have the potential to attract athletes and sports enthusiasts from around the world to St. Maarten if these events are properly supported and structurally marketed. Head of the STB Rolando Brison explained that STB has met with organizers of three established sports events, namely the Fittest on the Rock (an event geared toward athletics and Cross-Fit style competitions), the 7th annual Inter Islands…
WILLEMSTAD, Curaçao - In late March and early April 2017, investigators of the National Ombudsman of the Netherlands will pay a working visit to the Caribbean Netherlands. They will hold open office hours on Bonaire, Saba and St. Eustatius to deal with complaints about the government. Residents of Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba who have complaints about the government can consult the Dutch National Ombudsman Reinier van Zutphen and his staff (referred to in Papiamento as ‘defensor del pueblo BES’). They deal with problems with the Tax Department, the Public Prosecution Service, the police, the Public Bodies and the National Office for the Caribbean Netherlands (‘Rijksdienst Caribisch Nederland’). Citizens can file their complaints via the website and by telephone, but…
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