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PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - Sint Maarten has recorded its first successful Sea Turtle nest of the 2016 Sea Turtle Nesting Season, with a successful nest being recorded at Gibbs Bay Beach recently.

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - Nature Foundation will once again start its popular Nature Education Snorkel Club Program from Wednesday July 11th to Saturday August 6th 2016.  

New Orleans, LA. - Improving cruise tourism business is easier than ever in the Big Easy. More than 150 attendees, including FCCA Platinum Members-key cruise tourism stakeholders-and over 30 high-ranking executives from the FCCA's 19 Member Lines, have gathered in New Orleans for the FCCA Platinum Associate Membership Advisory Council (PAMAC) Conference.

PORT ST. MAARTEN – Port St. Maarten is being represented this week at the Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA) PAMAC meeting in New Orleans. 

WILLEMSTAD, Curacao - The Rescue and Coordination Centre (RCC) of the Dutch Caribbean Coastguard (KWCARIB) Wednesday received at 14:15 pm a report of a yacht, the "Valhalla" that was in trouble, about 12 miles north of Aruba.

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - The Dutch Caribbean Coastguard (KWCARIB) in cooperation with the Police Corps of Aruba (KPA) last Friday, June 16th, 2016 during a patrol during the night hours, observed suspicious movements of a vessel and people on the beach of Rogers Beach on Aruba.

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - The Netherlands Navy Guard Ship Groningen intercepted 400 kg of cocaine in the vicinity of the Leeward Islands, St Maarten, Statia and Saba last week.

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - Friday, June 17, 2016–Cole Bay, St. Maarten–Island residents and tourists of all ages are invited for a celebration of competitive sailboat racing, live music and fun at the second annual Lagoonies Regatta on Saturday, June 25, hosted by Lagoonies Bistro-Bar.

WILLEMSTAD, Curacao - The Caribbean Coastguard (KWCARIB) received on Monday, June 13th around 10:00 am notified that a Venezuelan boat, the "Virginia" had engine problems.

SIMPSON BAY, St. Maarten - The Cycle 2 year 4 students of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Primary School visited the Coast Guard facilities in Simpson Bay on Wednesday morning.

"The exam students were able to see first hand the facilities of the Coast Guard inclusive of a full presentation of the operations and a tour of the cutter Poema," said Stuart Johnson School Manager of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Primary School.
"The commitment and sacrifice of our Coast Guard personnel is nothing short of commendable especially since they provide a vital service to our country and the surrounding waters. Our students today got a better understanding of this career and the hard work it entails," Johnson added."
One of the main highlight's of the working visit was a ride on a "SuperRhibs" vessel through the Simpson Bay lagoon as the students experienced various maneuvers possible with the water vessel.
The students since their Foundation Based Education (FBE) Exit Exam will continue to be exposed to opportunities both inside and outside of the classroom as they transition into secondary education.
Johnson thanked the Coast Guard personnel for their true display of professionalism and welcoming spirit towards our school during this morning's working visit. 
The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Primary School is a public education school located in the district of Dutch Quarter.
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