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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 […]

366 New Cases Of COVID-19 Force Sint Maarten To Go To ‘Code Orange,’ Restricting Only Essential Travel To SXM

THE HAGUE — The Ministry of Foreign Affairs in The Netherlands raised its travel advisory for Sint Maarten from yellow to orange this weekend. People are urged to only travel to and from the island for urgent reasons. The ministry decided to advise against vacation travel to Sint Maarten and to recommend only travelling to […]

French Ban American Tourists From Crossing Border From Dutch Sint Maarten Starting Today

MARIGOT — United States tourists cannot cross the border from Dutch Sint Maarten to French Saint starting today, according to The Daily Herald, a Philipsburg, Sint Maarten newspaper. The report says the announcement is until further notice. Sylvie Feucher, prefect of Saint Martin and Saint Barthélemy, has previously said that, due to a high number of COVID-19 (coronavirus) cases in American, that she would […]

Sint Maarten Imposes ‘Partial Lockdown,’ No One Back In For 2 Weeks

PHILIPSBURG — The Netherlands government said it has a responsibility to protect the safety and health of the people of Sint Maarten. “These are extraordinary times.” The country is in a partial lockdown and therefore measures will be taken as part of the Government of Sint Maarten’s preparedness, response and mitigation in connection with the COVID-19 global pandemic. Travel […]