MP Ottley calls on St. Maarten to pray for St. Vincent and the Grenadines

  PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten -- La Soufriere volcano in St. Vincent has erupted and displaced thousands of people, which Member of Parliament for the United People's (UP) Party Omar Ottley says "it’s a sad turn of events for the entire Caribbean." In a Press Release issued Friday Morning, the MP also said the volcanic eruption and displacement of St. Vincent and...


  Port of Spain, -- Caribbean Airlines advises that due to activity of the La Soufriere Volcano, the following flights to/from St. Vincent for Saturday 10 April, 2021 are cancelled: FLIGHT ROUTING SATURDAY 10 APRIL, 2020 BW 200 Barbados to St. Vincent BW 200 St. Vincent to Grenada BW 201 Grenada to Barbados   All passengers have been contacted and will be accommodated on next available services. Customers are advised to visit and check...

Government of Sint Maarten stands in solidarity with the people of Saint Vincent & the Grenadines

  Philipsburg, Sint Maarten -- The Government of Sint Maarten made contact with Prime Minister of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Ralph Gonsalves on April 8, 2021, regarding the possible approaching emergency; the eruption of La Soufriere Volcano in Northern Saint Vincent. Reports at the time mentioned that the Volcano was expected to erupt within the hours or days. For this...

Saint Lucia Air and Sea Ports Authority (SLASPA) activates its Port Response Plan to receive evacuees

  Saint Lucia -- Following the update from the Office of the Prime Minister, on the situation of the Saint Vincent and the Grenadines La Soufrière Volcano, the Saint Lucia Air and Sea Ports Authority (SLASPA), through its Disaster Preparedness Committee, has activated its Port Response Plan to facilitate and receive evacuees. The plan identifies the George F.L Charles Airport and...

MP Sarah Wescot-Williams wants hard guarantees from Government for the Uninterrupted Continuation of the Airport Reconstruction, Since They Condoned Sacking the CEO.”

  Philipsburg, St. Maarten, -- MP Sarah Wescot-Williams: “I  want  hard guarantees from Government for the uninterrupted continuation of the airport reconstruction, since  they condoned sacking the CEO.” Brian Mingo, the CEO of the Princess Juliana International Airport has been fired, with 2 months notice, and relieved of his duties immediately. This act by the Supervisory Holding Board has been long in...

MP Duncan Inquires about Impact of COVID-19 on Mental Healthcare and Social Services

  PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten -- Member of Parliament Solange Ludmila Duncan sent a letter to the Minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labor inquiring about the impact of COVID-19 on the healthcare sector and in particular mental health and social service provision. “Covid-19 has not only had a tremendous effect on our economy but also on the mental health of...

Organized confusion the at the people’s expense

  Dear Editor, In the midst of the high level of confusion around the play on words like “trajectory”, the constant repositioning of this governing coalition with regards to COHO, the petition to the United Nations and continued liquidity support, one thing remains glaringly constant: The everyday plight and hopelessness felt by the average citizens of this country. The obvious lack of...

Removal of Vessels from Oyster Pond Lagoon

  GREAT BAY, Sint Maarten (DCOMM) – The Minister of Public Housing, Spatial Planning, Environment, and Infrastructure (Ministry of VROMI), as the legally assigned custodian of the Oyster Pond Lagoon, wishes to inform of the Government’s intention to remove the shipwrecked vessels located in the above-mentioned area.   Pursuant to Article 9 of the National ordinance removal ships and wrecks (AB 2015,...

Port St. Maarten and RCG Officials reaffirms potential strategic initiatives

  PORT ST. MAARTEN – Port St. Maarten Management met with Royal Caribbean Group (RCG) executives this week where they had strategic discussions in connection with further strengthening the partnership that has existed for several decades. The deliberations focused on port infrastructure and cruise guests’ experiences.  “Port St. Maarten is the #1 port in this part of the region, and the discussions...


  By Demion McTair. Source: Kingstown, St. Vincent: Two international cruise lines have offered the services of some of their ships to help evacuate people from St. Vincent and the Grenadines, if the La Soufriere volcano erupts explosively. Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves spoke to the issue in two press conferences held on Thursday, in which he briefed the nation on emergency developments at...

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