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Sint Maarten is known for its coral reefs, igneous rocks, and tropical climate. The southern islands are hilly with a lower elevation. The arid climate is good for cacti and other desert plants; other vegetation has been destroyed by overgrazing. 1 The Dutch government is involved in efforts to preserve the diverse marine life and coral reefs around the island.2

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1 https://www.britannica.com/place/Netherlands-Antilles

2 https://www.rijksdienstcn.com/en/economic-affairs/nature
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Sint Maarten News

The Daily Herald (press release) 
AIRPORT--The Police Force of St. Maarten KPSM has an Alpha Team substation at Princess Juliana International Airport SXM. A ceremony took place at the Airport on Monday, attended by Minister of Justice Rafael Boasman, Justice Ministry section heads ... See more..
Royal Caribbean Blog (blog) 
Many Royal Caribbean cruises that visit the Eastern Caribbean will make a stop in St. Maarten, an island split between The Netherlands and France. St. Maarten is known for its beautiful beaches, and exquisite examples of Dutch and French culture. See more..
The Daily Herald (press release) 
During her time on Sint Maarten, she has been raising awareness about the benefits of eco-labels and hopes to motivate more sites on Sint Maarten to get certified. Eco-label certification can provide many benefits, which I heard more about from Elisa ... See more..
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Curacao Chronicle 
The Sint Maarten national company Winair recently started operations to Curaçao. Sluis indicated that they are not against this, but it has to be as fair as possible. The moment InselAir took notice of Winair's intention, they submitted a letter of ... See more..
Curacao Chronicle 
Winair PHILLIPSBURG, WILLEMSTAD - Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transportation and Telecommunication (TEATT) of Sint Maarten, Mellissa Arrindell-Doncher designated Windward Islands Airways Winair as a national airline of St. Maarten on ... See more..
Curacao Chronicle 
sxm-Richard-Gibson PHILIPSBURG, WILLEMSTAD - The Minister of Finance of Sint Maarten Richard Gibson Sr. announced on Wednesday that while in Curaçao last week he received a receipt from the government of Curaçao showing that they have ... See more..
WIC News 
Police in St Maarten have arrested four suspects following an armed robbery at Scotia Bank in Simpson Bay. And after one drew a weapon, police were forced to shoot, and 30 minutes later all four were in custody. Officers were flooded with emergency ... See more..
Curacao Chronicle 
For example, the island states of Curaçao, Sint Maarten, Aruba and the three overseas municipalities of Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba, can take advantage of the good reputation of the Netherlands on the International capital markets. “The stick is ... See more..
The Daily Herald (press release) 
Airport SXM is recognised as The International Airport for the Caribbean sub-region comprising Sint Maarten/Saint Martin and its seven country hub-partners. The Airport's Air Traffic Service (ATS) has a staff of 32 professionals of whom 24 are licensed ... See more..
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The Sint Maarten Ministry of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Traffic and Telecommunication has awarded SXM Airways (St. Maarten) an Economic Permit thereby allowing the start-up to begin pursuing an Air Operator's Certificate (AOC) with the island's Civil ... See more..
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