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Barbados, St Maarten Hold Talks on Talk Cultural Industries

 Above: Bridgetown (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Barbados Culture Minister Stephen Lashley recently received St Maarten Governor Eugene Holiday for a visit in St Michael last week. The two sides focused on ways that culture can help diversify …

St Maarten Moves Closer to Digital Registrations of Intellectual Property

 Above: the signing ceremony with St Maarten Economic Affairs Minister Ted Richardson and Benelux BOIP Director General Edmond Simon By the Caribbean Journal staff St Maarten could soon have the Caribbean’s first-ever fully-automated Bureau of Intellectual Property. That means that …

St Maarten Wants Mullet Pond Protected Under Wetlands Convention

 Above: St Maarten Environment Minister Maurice Lake at Mullet Pond (Photo: GSM) By the Caribbean Journal staff St Maarten is in the midst of efforts aimed at having the island’s Mullet Pond protected and recognized under the Ramsar Wetlands Convention, …

LATEST NEWS

 Above: a Seaborne plane (Photo: Seaborne Airlines) By the Caribbean Journal staff Regional carrier Seaborne Airlines has officially launched service between San Juan and St Maarten. St Maarten is the 19th airport Seaborne now services, part of a regional expansion …

 Above: Martinique (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Guadeloupe, Martinique and St Maarten have all joined the Association of Caribbean States as associate members. The three Caribbean territories acceded to the ACS during the regional group’s Ministerial Council meeting …

 Above: the signing ceremony in Philipsburg over the weekend (Photo: GSM) By the Caribbean Journal staff Ministers from Curacao and St Maarten have signed a new protocol agreement on areas of cooperation between the two countries. Curacao Economic Affairs and …

 Above: St Maarten (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff St Maarten should be a financial and economic hub of the Caribbean, St Maarten Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams said this week. Speaking to German Ambassador to the Dutch Kingdom Franz …

 Above: the Explorer of the Seas By the Caribbean Journal staff St Maarten’s government says it advised the Explorer of the Seas’ medical officer not to make its planned call on the island, which had been scheduled for Monday. The …

 Above: St Maarten By the Caribbean Journal staff Should St Maarten deepen its economic engagement with the rest of the Caribbean? That was among the findings of a closed-door session this week between the Second Chamber Committee of Kingdom Relations …

 Above: the new Simpson Bay Causeway By the Caribbean Journal staff The new Simpson Bay Causeway has officially opened in St Maarten, the government announced. The causeway, which spans 760 metres with two lanes of traffic, connects St Maarten’s airport …

 Above: the Divi Resort in St Maarten By the Caribbean Journal staff St Maarten this week hosted a meeting of Justice Ministers from across the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The conference, which included Justice Ministers from St Maarten, Aruba, Curacao …

 Above: St Maarten Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams By the Caribbean Journal staff St Maarten Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams recently held talks with a visiting delegation from the Second Chamber of the Dutch Parliament Committee for Kingdom Relations. The talks with …

 Above: the Baker’s Suites boutique hotel in St Maarten By the Caribbean Journal staff A new all-suite boutique hotel has opened its doors in St Maarten. Baker’s Suites, located on Billy Folly Road in Simpson Bay, has a total of …

 Above: Philipsburg By the Caribbean Journal staff St Maarten is set to launch a new cruise development project in January, according to the Ministry of Public Housing, Spatial Planning, Environment and Infrastructure. The project will be located in the Down …

 This week’s Caribbean Photo comes from CJ reader Debby Lind-Steyn, who took this snapshot at Simpson Bay Beach in St Maarten. Do you have a great Caribbean photo? Send it to news@caribjournal.com with “Caribbean Photo of the Week” in the …

 Above: Anguilla By the Caribbean Journal staff The governments of St Maarten and Anguilla have signed a Memorandum of Understanding regulating the operations of the Simpson Bay Ferry Terminal. Anguilla Chief Minister Hubert Hughes and Home Affairs Minister Jerome Roberts …

 Above: the Blue Mall By the Caribbean Journal staff The Blue Mall shopping mall has officially opened its doors in St Maarten. St Maarten Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams attended the opening ceremony this weekend for the mall, which is located …

 Above: the signing ceremony in Brussels By the Caribbean Journal staff St Maarten Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams has signed an agreement with the European Union on a multimillion-dollar upgrade project of the island’s Dutch Quarter District. The EU-funded project will …