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St Maarten-Based Winair Is Launching Dominican Republic Flights 

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St Maarten-based regional airline Winair is launching service to a new destination: the Dominican Republic.  Beginning July 7, Winair will be operating service to Santo Domingo, the country’s capital.  Initially, Winair will be operating the service twice weekly, with roundtrip […]


St Maarten Set for Major Caribbean Aviation Conference 

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The Caribbean’s preeminent aviation conference is returning to St Maarten next week.  The sixth annual edition of the Caribavia Summit and Retreat will be hosted at the Simpson Bay Resort in St Maarten from June 14-16.  The gathering brings together […]


Copa Relaunches Flights to St Maarten

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Panama’s Copa Airlines has relaunched its service between Panama City and St Maarten. The airline has resumed the flights after a more than two-year hiatus amid the pandemic. Copa is the only carrier currently offering nonstop services between St Maarten […]


Divi Resorts Names New Caribbean Regional Director 

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Divi Resorts has named a new regional director of operations for the Caribbean, the company said this week.  The North Carolina-based company has tapped Mo Sallah to the role, in which he will oversee resort operations at Divi’s seven properties […]

Caribbean Photo of the Week: Sunset at Cupecoy, St Maarten

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The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal readers Mike and Dawn Weirich, who sent in this stunning shot just before sunset at Cupecoy Beach in St Maarten. Have you taken a great photo in the Caribbean? Send it to […]

The Caribbean Island of Statia Just Removed All Testing Rules 

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The Dutch Caribbean island of Statia has officially discontinued its entry travel rules, Caribbean Journal has learned.  That means the island no longer requires pre-testing for travelers, effective May 11.  Statia, which is a short ferry or plane ride from […]


St Maarten-Based Winair Is Adding More Flights to Saba and Statia

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Caribbean carrier Winair is expanding its flights to a pair of tiny Dutch Caribbean islands: Saba and Statia.  Beginning June 1, the St Maarten-based carrier will run twice-daily flights to both Saba and Statia.  The expanded service will run through […]

Saba’s Top Hotel Just Rebranded 

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The best hotel in Saba has a new name.  The former Queen’s Garden’s Resort and Spa has rebranded as the Queen’s Hotel Bar and Kitchen.  The change comes after the hotel’s longtime management team of Hidde and Claire Verbeke stepped […]

Caribbean Photo of the Week: St Barth, From St Maarten

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The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Ricky Boirard, who sent in this lovely shot of St Barth taken from Pointe Blanche in St Maarten.  Have you taken a great photo in the Caribbean?  Send it to news@caribjournal.ocm […]


St Maarten’s Top All-Inclusive Adds New Restaurant 

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St Maarten’s leading all-inclusive resort has added a new restaurant, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The adults-only Sonesta Ocean Point Resort in St Maarten has unveiled its newest eatery: Portofino, a “modern interpretation of classic Northern Italian specialties.” It’s one of […]

Tourism Optimism in St Maarten 

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St Maarten tourism officials say they’re “optimistic” about the destination’s start to 2022.  Tourism Minister Roger Lawrence says he is “cautiously optimistic about this year’s visitor arrivals.” The Dutch Caribbean destination’s tourism arrivals in the first quarter were nearly 210 […]

St Maarten Carnival Makes a Comeback

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St Maarten Carnival is back.  The Dutch Caribbean destination’s popular carnival celebration is back this year for the first time since the onset of the pandemic.  “This year’s event will attract thousands of participants worldwide, who will come to enjoy […]


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