Cruise line heavily fined for environmental violation

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GREAT BAY – Cruise Company Princess has to pay the American government $40 million for environmental violations. In 2013, investigators discovered a ‘magical pipe’ at one of the company’s cruise vessels; the pipe was illegally pumping oil into the ocean. ‘Magical pipe’ used to dump oily water into the ocean It appeared that Princess already More...

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By webadmin On Thursday, December 1st, 2016
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XL Airways flies in cruise passengers from Paris

GREAT BAY –Port St. Maarten CEO Mark Mingo, is pleased with the progress to advance Sint Maarten as a homeport destination in the Northeastern Caribbean. During a meeting that included Minister of Tourism and More...

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By webadmin On Monday, November 14th, 2016
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No contract yet for destination marketing in United States

By Hilbert Haar GREAT BAY – On October 20, Minister Ingrid Arrindell (Tourism and Economic Affairs) held a farewell speech at the Council of Ministers press briefing. During this address she said, among other More...

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By webadmin On Friday, October 28th, 2016
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KLM 747 tips its wings for the last time

GREAT BAY– Of all the aircrafts touching down at the Prince Juliana International Airport, KLM Boeing 747-400, owned by the Royal Dutch Airlines has been the one attracting most of the attention on its arrival More...

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By webadmin On Tuesday, October 25th, 2016
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Spectacular views from the top of Sentry Hill

GREAT BAY– When completed, the Rainforest Adventures Park located on the premises of the Emilio Wilson Estate will have more than thrill seeking adventurers bargain for. In addition, to the two lift stations More...

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By webadmin On Monday, October 24th, 2016
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Mr. and Mrs. Smith celebrate wedding anniversary in style

Married couple spending vacation on St. Maarten celebrate wedding anniversary in style the way one only can in St. Maarten. Story and photo’s by Milton Pieters. Mr. and Mrs. Smith celebrate wedding anniversary More...

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By webadmin On Friday, October 21st, 2016
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STA does not want Brison as director

GREAT BAY – The supervisory council of the St. Maarten Tourism Authority does not support the appointment of Rolando Brison as its director, the board said in a press statement issued yesterday. “Under the current More...

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By webadmin On Wednesday, October 19th, 2016
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Zip line at Emilio Wilson Estate will be the steepest in the world

By Milton Pieters GREAT BAY– Just when everyone thought that the most spectacular landing, the largest cruise ship facility and the oddest national borders were the only things that made St Maarten stand out More...

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By webadmin On Tuesday, October 18th, 2016
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Developer wants to build ecolodge at Pinel Island

Example of the huts Malo wants to build on Pinel Island. Photo soualigapost.com MARIGOT (soualigapost.com) – The Malo Company, in which Ms. Lharmony is one of the shareholders, intends to build a five-star More...

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By webadmin On Thursday, October 13th, 2016
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Belize hits record-breaking numbers in tourist arrivals

BELIZE (CMC ) — Belize tourism officials say that for the past 15 consecutive months the industry has been experiencing “record breaking increases” in overnight arrivals monthly. The Belize Tourism Board More...