Category: Sint Maarten News

Sint Maarten Causeway Bridge Freezes In Place After Power Outage

PHILIPSBURG — The bridge connecting the Sint Maarten airport to motoring traffic suffered a major setback on Monday. Sint Maarten officials said the long causeway that connects Princess Juliana International Airport to Philipsburg opened to allow maritime traffic to pass and then froze in place. “Things went wrong when the bridge was closed,” one official […]

Divi Resorts Celebrates The Season With 30% Spring Savings On 2022 Caribbean Vacations

TEAGUE BAY — Spring has sprung, and Divi Resorts celebrating the start of the season with 30 percent off 2022 Caribbean vacations on Aruba, Barbados, Bonaire, St. Croix, and Sint Maarten. For a limited time, vacationers can fly away and play with rates as low as $169 per night (room only) and $225 per person, per night (all-inclusive) for all 2022 travel dates. Plus, travelers who sign […]

CDC Lowers COVID-19 Warnings For Cruise Ships And Some Caribbean Islands

MIAMI — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Monday moved several popular beach destinations — as well as cruise ship travel — into categories at lower risk of spreading the coronavirus. The public health agency reassigned travel warnings for nine vacation destinations in the Caribbean and Atlantic from Level 4 — which means […]

Dominican Drug Lord ‘Papin’ Extradited From Sint Maarten To Face Charges In Puerto Rico

PHILIPSBURG — Dominican drug lord Justo Germán “Papín” Rosario was extradited from Sint Maarten to the United States to face drug trafficking charges filed in Puerto Rico.  “This extradition is another important step in our fight against drug trafficking and transnational organized crime,” said U.S. Attorney W. Stephen Muldrow. “Over the past years, the District […]

Keller Williams Real Estate of Texas Expands To Beautiful, Tourist-Friendly Sint Maarten

PHILIPSBURG — Keller Williams, the world’s largest real estate technology franchise by agent count, is expanding further across the Caribbean. As momentum continues, KW has awarded a new master franchise in Sint Maarten. “We’re excited to announce KW Sint Maarten, our sixth master franchise in the Caribbean, which we expect will thrive under the leadership […]

Disney+ Expanding To 42 Countries, Including Sint Maarten, This Summer

PHILIPSBURG — Disney+ is launching in 42 additional countries and 11 territories in Europe, the Middle East and Africa this summer. Notable new countries include South Africa, Turkey, Poland and the United Arab Emirates. The streaming service is currently available in 64 countries, including the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. Disney hasn’t specified the exact […]

12 of 22 Countries CDC Says To Avoid Are In The Caribbean As COVID Crimps Travel

ROAD TOWN, Tortola — Some 12 of the 22 countries the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warn travelers to avoid are in the Caribbean The Caribbean has also had the steepest increase in infections since the start of the two-year-old pandemic, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) said on Wednesday. In North America, the […]

Bahamas, Sint Maarten and BVI Are Countries CDC Says To Avoid For COVID-19

ROAD TOWN, Tortola — More than 100 countries are on U.S. federal health officials’ list of destinations to avoid because of a high risk of COVID-19, including Australia, Israel, the Bahamas and the British Virgin Islands.  With 42 deaths and a population of just 30,237, the BVI rose in rank from 68th in fatalities in the world — to 66th. The […]

Coast Guard Rescues 3 Dutch And 1 French Boater Adrift for Three Days Near BVI

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, Saint Thomas — U.S. Coast Guard crews and British Virgin Islands authorities rescued four men from a disabled vessel that was adrift for three days near the British Virgin Islands. Rescued are a French and three Dutch nationals, who were traveling aboard the 30-foot recreational vessel Water Baby Sunday morning from Anguilla, British […]

3 Colombians Who Arrived By Boat From Sint Maarten Flunk Customs At Airport

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Three Colombian nationals were arrested on December 31, 2021, at the Cyril E. King Airport on criminal charges related to their alleged improper entry into the United States and use of fraudulent visas. According to court documents, Oscar David Mira Aristizabal, 49, Alexander Lopera Castaneda, 31, and Maria Eugenia Alzate Sosa, 29, […]