SMTA News

Princess Juliana Airport Set to Open October 10

St. Maarten News & Blog
Submitted by administrator on Wed, 10/04/2017 - 21:56

Minister of Tourism & Economic Affairs Mellissa Arrindell-Doncher on Wednesday announced that Princess Juliana International Airport (PJIA/SXM Airport) will open to accept all commercial flights as per October 10, 2017. “We will be back in business,” the Minister said. The symbolism of the date was also important to the Minister, marking seven years since St. Maarten obtained its new constitutional status.

The airport, the Minister explained, was given time following hurricane Irma and Maria to get back to a suitable operational level that falls within international safety standards. 

 

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SMTA Elects Hamstra as New Chairman

Submitted by administrator on Tue, 08/29/2017 - 21:20

The St. Maarten Timeshare Association (SMTA) held its Annual General Meeting on August 16, 2017. During the meeting, elections were held and the members elected Jelle Hamstra to be the new Chairman of the Association, as former Chairman, Marcel Javois, decided to step down after being the Chairman for four consecutive years.

Hamstra has extensive experience in the Hospitality and Timeshare industry. His past positions include General Manager of Tamarind Hotel and Manager of St. Rose Arcade. He sat on several boards including, the Heineken Regatta Steering Committee, Stichting Ervarings Gericht Onderwijs, and has been on the SMTA board since 2002.

 

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JetBlue Brings Mint Service to SXM

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Submitted by administrator on Mon, 07/31/2017 - 18:43

JetBlue is expanding its Mint Premium service on Caribbean flights next year. It is adding a second Saturday seasonal round-trip flight between New York and St. Maarten starting January 13; another between Boston and Aruba; and between Boston and St. Maarten from February 17. Additionally, Mint Service between Aruba and both New York and Boston will operate daily February 15-26. All seasonal Mint routes in the Caribbean operate through April 2018. JetBlue currently operates year-round Mint service between New York and Barbados, New York and Grenada, and New York and St. Lucia. The Mint service features faster check-in, early boarding, free broadband Internet service, an in-flight menu by New York City restaurant Saxon Parole, and 15-inch interactive video screens to view up to 100 channels from DIRECTV.

 

 

Source: The Daily Herald

SMTA Donates to MAC Browlia F. Maillard Campus

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Submitted by administrator on Thu, 06/22/2017 - 19:21

St. Maarten Timeshare donates to the Methodist Agogic Center Browlia F. Maillard Campus from the Dollar-a-Day Program. The Dollar-A-Day Program is a voluntary contribution from Timeshare Hotel Guests. The Association presented the donation which will assist the school in three specific areas of the school: the Canteen, the Dutch classes and the Third Grade class.

 

The funds from the association will go to purchasing a laptop, speakers, projector, printer, refrigerator and a computer.

 

 

SMTA Supports Cleaner Lagoon

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Submitted by administrator on Sun, 06/18/2017 - 20:51

The St. Maarten Timeshare Association (SMTA) established its Dollar-a-Day program in 2005, which gives guests the opportunity to voluntarily contribute one dollar per day on their room bill for community development projects. The program recently provided critical support to the local foundation Environmental Protection in the Caribbean (EPIC) St. Maarten, which needed emergency funds to upgrade the battery system on its sewage pumpout boat, Slurpy.
According to international law, boaters must be at least 12 nautical miles from land to legally discharge untreated sewage. Slurpy provides boaters in and around the Lagoon a much more convenient, hygienic, and environmentally responsible option. Waste stored in Slurpy’s sealed tank is securely disposed of in a larger land-based holding tank which is then pumped out by a septic truck and transported to the wastewater treatment facility

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$-a-Day Scholarship program

Submitted by administrator on Thu, 07/11/2013 - 20:40

The $-a-Day program now has available several scholarship grants for higher education in the hospitality field. The grants are open to young St. Maarten students. The $-a-day program is made possible by the thousands of timeshare tourists who willingly donate via their resorts a minimum of $1 for each day they stay in St. Maarten. For application guidelines and forms or general questions, please use the “Contact us” form on the website.

$-a-Day Scholarship program

Submitted by administrator on Thu, 07/11/2013 - 20:40

The $-a-Day program now has available several scholarship grants for higher education in the hospitality field. The grants are open to young St. Maarten students. The $-a-day program is made possible by the thousands of timeshare tourists who willingly donate via their resorts a minimum of $1 for each day they stay in St. Maarten. For application guidelines and forms or general questions, please use the “Contact us” form on the website.

Annual Photo contest

Submitted by administrator on Wed, 11/07/2012 - 11:18

With great success the last 2 years, the SMTA has officially started their annual photo contest with awesome prizes.

 

This year's theme is "Best Resort photo". Only photos taken on St Maarten/St Martin that captures the reason why you choose to stay at your timeshare resort year after year. The photos must be taken by the person or of the person submitting the picture.


Pictures can be uploaded by clicking on the photo contest or click this link

Photo contest 3 rd place winner

St. Maarten News & Blog
Submitted by administrator on Fri, 05/25/2012 - 15:50

Andrew Niess is our 3rd place winner, and he won $150.00 towards dinner at one of our fine restaurants.

Photo contest 2nd place winner

St. Maarten News & Blog
Submitted by administrator on Fri, 05/25/2012 - 15:00

Catherine Deschenes is our 2nd place winner, and she has won 1 week free stay at one of our participating resorts.

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