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Carnival Village to open for business on Monday

Carnival Village to open for business on Monday

  • 4/15/2017 9:09:00 AM
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PHILIPSBURG--Fete season will officially kick off with the annual Opening Jump-Up on Easter Monday starting at 8:00pm. However, Carnival Village will be open from the afternoon with several booths opening that plan to cater to those who have missed Village lunch hours. St. Maarten Carnival Development Foundation (SCDF) President Alston Lourens, Treasurer Michael Granger and other members were seen moving into SCDF’s office in the Village on Thursday. Carnival passes for booth-holders are ava...
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Country number two in Caribbean

Country number two in Caribbean

  • 3/23/2017 10:46:00 AM
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PHILIPSBURG--TripAdvisor announced this week that St. Maarten/St. Martin has achieved the number two position as a Caribbean destination, and 19th spot worldwide. The sharp increase was the result of a shared St. Maarten Tourist Bureau and St. Maarten Hospitality and Trade Association (SHTA) campaign that started in 2016.
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SXM Music Festival Updates & Information

SXM Music Festival Updates & Information

  • 3/11/2017 7:44:00 AM
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The SXM Music Festival is an International electronic music festival set to unfold March 15-19, 2017, on the stunning island of St Martin/St Maarten. Journalists & guests will be joining us worldwide. We look very forward to seeing you & your friends at this extraordinary global event
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St. Maarten listed as spot of rich travellers

St. Maarten listed as spot of rich travellers

  • 2/27/2017 7:19:00 AM
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PHILIPSBURG-- St. Maarten has been named the number four destination that the rich like to trip to in the Caribbean in a recent article published online on Bloomberg.com. The photo essay says of St. Maarten: “Food is also a draw to this bifurcated slice of paradise … (Mind-bogglingly beautiful beaches and green-hilled vistas certainly help, too.) There's also the unique, curiosity-inspiring geographical setup. In a rare example of two countries behaving like adults, the borderless French and ...
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Collie Buddz to perform for Heineken Regatta

Collie Buddz to perform for Heineken Regatta

  • 1/25/2017 7:51:00 AM
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SIMPSON BAY--The line-up for the 2017 St. Maarten Heineken Regatta is steadily being filled with top musical acts. Saturday, March 4, will feature top reggae sensation Collie Buddz as the final performance of the evening on Kim Sha Beach in Simpson Bay. This will be the first time Buddz has performed for the Regatta and organisers are certain he will fit in well with the list of artistes scheduled to perform. He began his musical career at an early age while growing up in the Bahamas where he ...
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Port voted best in Caribbean for the third consecutive year

Port voted best in Caribbean for the third consecutive year

  • 1/6/2017 6:58:00 AM
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POINTE BLANCHE--Port St. Maarten has been voted the best cruise port in the Caribbean in 2016 by readers of Cruise Fever out of ten Caribbean ports of call. This is the third consecutive year Dr. A.C. Wathey Cruise and Cargo Facilities has captured this Annual Cruise Fever Fan Award. More than 10,000 ballots were cast in the 2016 awards. The destination received 1,668,863 cruise passengers in 602 vessel calls for 2016. Arrivals are down from 2015 when the destination received 1,901,617 from 68...
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Friendly Flip Flops officially launched at La Samanna

Friendly Flip Flops officially launched at La Samanna

  • 1/5/2017 8:24:00 AM
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MARIGOT--Friendly Flip Flops, the footwear that keeps a foot on both sides of the island, was officially launched with a press conference and launch party for key promoters and retailers at the Belmond La Samanna Hotel on Wednesday afternoon. The distinctive flip flops – the left one is designed in the colours of the St. Maarten Flag and the right one in the colours of the French flag – were first introduced at the St. Martin Day ceremonies in French Quarter. The product looks set to be a su...
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Bob Sinclar invades Tantra for first time

Bob Sinclar invades Tantra for first time

  • 1/3/2017 10:23:00 AM
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PHILIPSBURG--European superstar disc jockey (DJ) Bob Sinclar will be on the island this weekend to perform for the first time in Tantra Nightclub on Friday, January 6. The last time Sinclar was on the island was seven years ago.  Sinclar, the man behind such productions as the Mighty Bop (down-tempo hip-hop), Bob Sinclar (house), and Réminiscence Quartet (acid jazz) is Chris the French Kiss (known as Christophe le Friant), a Parisian DJ and head of the French label Yellow Productions as well as...
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UB40 to perform at the 2017 St. Maarten Heineken Regatta

UB40 to perform at the 2017 St. Maarten Heineken Regatta

  • 12/13/2016 8:57:00 AM
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SIMPSON BAY--Legendary chart-topping band UB40 will be headlining the 37th St. Maarten Heineken Regatta March 2-5, 2017, it was announced at the annual Sponsor Party held at Stone Restaurant, Simpson Bay, last night. International Liquors, Trading and Tobacco (ILTT) Managing Director John Leone cleverly kept the audience in suspense, drawing out some wild guesses such as Rihanna, before actually announcing the name UB40 to enthusiastic applause.
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SXMusic Festival becomes an international attraction

SXMusic Festival becomes an international attraction

  • 12/1/2016 10:08:00 AM
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PHILIPSBURG--Marketing a House music/Electronic music paradise filled with beaches, sun and great atmosphere is the secret behind promoting the island internationally for the second annual SXMusic Festival slated for March 2017. Julian Prince and Joel Smye are still amazed by the attention the island got during this year’s festival. “We wanted to do something different for the island; house music fans love to travel and when they heard about an island that has a house music festival with in...
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