After 22 years of writing and reporting about businesses on StMaarten/StMartin, their wonderful people, advertising their products, events, activities, and satisfying the needs and wants of tourists from all over the globe, I am retiring. As I approach my 75th birthday, it’s time for a younger team to run this business. Here are several featured highlights: [ ... ]
St. Maarteners and others with Caribbean roots residing in different cities in the Netherlands enjoyed the first Tropical Bonanza of the Unified St. Maarten Connection (USC) at Lindo Beach in Scheveningen, Holland last week.
The fundraising event, which aimed at bringing the Caribbean to the Netherlands, was a combination of USC’s flagship event [ ... ]
Taloula Mango’s/Blue Bitch Bar once again received a TripAdvisor Award of Excellence for 2017. The Boardwalk Boulevard restaurant has been receiving the award since 2013. Norman Wathey, co-owner of Taloula Mango’s along with his wife Su, pointed out that with 841 reviews Taloula Mango’s is among the most reviewed on the island. “Much [ ... ]
The United States and St. Maarten signed a modernized bilateral open skies agreement that will continue to foster opportunities for air travel and commerce between the two countries. This agreement modernizes the US-St. Maarten relationship by reducing administrative burdens on carries and governments, clarifying route rights and reaffirming mutual adherence [ ... ]
As part of the “Save Our Sharks” Project, Nature Foundation has organized the very first Kingdom Shark Count in cooperation with several local dive schools including Ocean Explorers, Dive Safaris and Dive Adventures. The shark count was executed simultaneously on all six Dutch Caribbean islands and in the Netherlands. The shark count contributes significantly [ ... ]