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Friendly Flip Flops officially launched at La Samanna

Friendly Flip Flops officially launched at La Samanna

MARIGOT--Friendly Flip Flops, the footwear that keeps a foot on both sides of the island, was officially launched with a press conference and launch party for key promoters and retailers at the Belmond La Samanna Hotel on Wednesday afternoon. The distinctive flip flops – the left one is designed in the colours of the St. Maarten Flag and the right one in the colours of the French flag – were first introduced at the St. Martin Day ceremonies in French Quarter. The product looks set to be a su...
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Bob Sinclar invades Tantra for first time

Bob Sinclar invades Tantra for first time

PHILIPSBURG--European superstar disc jockey (DJ) Bob Sinclar will be on the island this weekend to perform for the first time in Tantra Nightclub on Friday, January 6. The last time Sinclar was on the island was seven years ago.  Sinclar, the man behind such productions as the Mighty Bop (down-tempo hip-hop), Bob Sinclar (house), and Réminiscence Quartet (acid jazz) is Chris the French Kiss (known as Christophe le Friant), a Parisian DJ and head of the French label Yellow Productions as well as...
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UB40 to perform at the 2017 St. Maarten Heineken Regatta

UB40 to perform at the 2017 St. Maarten Heineken Regatta

SIMPSON BAY--Legendary chart-topping band UB40 will be headlining the 37th St. Maarten Heineken Regatta March 2-5, 2017, it was announced at the annual Sponsor Party held at Stone Restaurant, Simpson Bay, last night. International Liquors, Trading and Tobacco (ILTT) Managing Director John Leone cleverly kept the audience in suspense, drawing out some wild guesses such as Rihanna, before actually announcing the name UB40 to enthusiastic applause.
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SXMusic Festival becomes an international attraction

SXMusic Festival becomes an international attraction

PHILIPSBURG--Marketing a House music/Electronic music paradise filled with beaches, sun and great atmosphere is the secret behind promoting the island internationally for the second annual SXMusic Festival slated for March 2017. Julian Prince and Joel Smye are still amazed by the attention the island got during this year’s festival. “We wanted to do something different for the island; house music fans love to travel and when they heard about an island that has a house music festival with in...
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SXM Festival 2017 announces line-up

SXM Festival 2017 announces line-up

PHILIPSBURG--SXM Festival is already making headlines abroad after release of some of the acts who will be performing March 15-19, 2017. Bob Moses, Ricardo Villalobos, Nina Kraviz, Âme, Black Coffee and many more are slated to perform for the exclusive party week. The paradise-rich spectacle, called “the most beautiful festival in the world” by Paper Magazine, made its debut this year with an immersive lush environment and fantastic talent events. St. Maarten has fully made its name as one of...
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All cards set for games of World Series Poker Circuit

All cards set for games of World Series Poker Circuit

MAHO--TK Events kicked off the first ever World Series of Poker Circuit (WSOPC) Caribbean Event at Casino Royale on Saturday, to end on November 16. According to TK Events Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Thomas Kremer, “We are thrilled to offer participating players more than just poker, allowing them time to explore this gorgeous Caribbean island and take advantage of Sonesta St. Maarten Resorts’ ample amenities.”
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St. Maarten Day celebration ends on high note with daring air show

St. Maarten Day celebration ends on high note with daring air show

PHILIPSBURG--Princess Juliana International Airport SXM organised its second annual Air Show at Walter Plantz Pier on Sunday. The event brought the curtain down on the St. Maarten Day celebrations that started on Friday. The show was a bit shorter this year as spectators stood amazed watching the two planes performing stunts for 15 minutes. Despite the shortened show, Walter Plantz Pier saw a huge crowd turn out to the organised Family Fun Day filled with music and live performances. A special ...
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Port to welcome 5 new cruise ships this month

Port to welcome 5 new cruise ships this month

POINTE BLANCHE--Port St. Maarten will welcome five new cruise ships this month. The forecast for November is 67 calls and an estimated 178,953 cruise passengers. November 2015 had 70 calls and 184,338 passengers. November also will see two days with six ships in port (November 16 and 30) and two days with seven ships in port (November 24 and 26), the Port announced on Thursday. Eleven cruise ships calling this month will also remain in port until midnight, a plus for restaurants in and around...
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KLM pilot: St. Maarten landing iconic approach

KLM pilot: St. Maarten landing iconic approach

SCHIPHOL--The last flight of the Boeing 747 of the Royal Dutch Airlines KLM to St. Maarten is also a sad farewell for the pilots. Chief Pilot of KLM’s Boeing 747 team Paul van der Ven told RTL News in the Netherlands that the pilots were disappointed that they would no longer be landing the majestic four-engine aircraft at Princess Juliana International Airport.
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