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PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - The St. Maarten Marine Trades Association (SMMTA) has made several presentations and issued various objections over the years to the Council of Ministers and the Parliament of St. Maarten regarding the direct conflicts of interests and questionable financial and possible criminal activities of the Port Group of Companies. 

PORT ST. MAARTEN – MSC Cruises is the world’s largest privately-owned cruise line based in Switzerland.  It is the market leader in Europe, South America and South Africa.

SIMPSON BAY, St. Maarten - With the publication of the Notice of Race for the 37th St. Maarten Heineken Regatta, the organisers have announced new class options and more racing for competitors at the World’s largest warm-water regatta. Among the innovations for the 37th edition, 2-6 March 2017, is the introduction of ORC rating classes for performance boats.

Pembroke Pines, FL  -  The FCCA is pleased to announce topics and panelists for workshops during the FCCA Cruise Conference & Trade Show, taking place in San Juan, Puerto Rico from September 26-30.

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – A busy commercial link between Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic has been severed by the fire last week aboard the only passenger ferry serving the route.

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten – The St. Maarten Marine Trades Association (SMMTA) has learned from several sources that the Harbor Group of Companies, now called Port St. Maarten Group of Companies (PORT), is working with members of Government, specifically some of those in the Ministry of TEATT, to transfer all of the waters of Simpson Bay and the Simpson Bay Lagoon directly to the Harbour. 

PORT ST. MAARTEN – Port St. Maarten has been informed that the scheduled visit of Freedom of the Seas on Thursday, August 25 has been cancelled due to the anticipation of inclement weather expected in the North Eastern Caribbean in the coming days.

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - The St. Maarten Marine Trades Association (SMMTA) held its annual general meeting on Thursday August 18th and as per their constitution a new board was elected to take up the reins of the association for the coming year. 

WILLEMSTAD, Curacao - The Caribbean Coastguard (KWCARIB) on the night of Monday 22 to Tuesday, August 23 again detained a vessel with two Venezuelans. They are suspected to have brought people illegally into the country.

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – All passengers and crew were evacuated from an American Cruise Ferries ship on fire off the coast of Puerto Rico on Wednesday, the U.S. Coast Guard said.

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