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(Updated Jun 25, 2020)

SXM Weekly News PDF Archives

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2020 Editions (Frequently updated; most recent issues first. To see SXM Weekly News when it is first issued, subscribe free, here.)


V3_1254June222020 SXM Reopens to North American Tourism on Wednesday, July 1; Tropical Update; No Mask, No Fly; Jet Blue Keeps Expanding; 737 Max; Bringing Home Incredible Caribbean Colors; More... [36 Top SXM News Stories for Tourists]

V3_1253June152020 Flight Announcement Due Today; 20 Named Storms Possible this Hurricane Season; New JetBlue Nonstops; That False Rumor About Club O; Your Passport Renewal; Lake Atrium; Grand Case [36 Top SXM News Stories for Tourists]

V3_1252June82020 SXM Reopening to US Flights May Be Imminent; 737 Max Status; AA's Bizarre Bookings; Something New for Hurricane Season; Restaurants the Same & Different; Bavaria Closes; July in SXM; Weddings / Vow Renewals; Club Orient; How to Get 6 Months free With SkyMed [38 Top SXM News Stories for Tourists]

V3_1251June12020 Island Prepares to Reopen Tourism; Hurricanes; Club Orient Beach; AA, UA, Others Shrinking; US Flights to SXM; Tijon Parfumerie; SXM Jewelry Deals; Dengue [37 Top SXM News Stories for Tourists]

V3_1250May252020 19 Named Storms this Hurricane Season; Delta Announces SXM Flights; French side wants to reopen; Dutch side may soon reopen; IZI Delivers; Roland Richardson; "Eco Bracelets" [31 Top SXM News Stories for Tourists]

V3_1249May182020 Hurricane Season Starts Early; Airline Travel's Big Changes; Planet Hollywood Stops, Temporarily; Dutch SXM Reopens; Cruises Coming, Ready or Not; "Plus One" Program Begins - [35 Top SXM News Stories for Tourists]

V3_1248May112020 "Good News Special Edition" - Island Lockdowns De-escalating, Reopenings Beginning; Caravanserai Litigation Gets a Boost; No New Covid Cases; Beaches Reopening; Sargassum Returns; Airfares Rising; Non-US Cruise Lines want $; US Rescue Flight Thurs.; Get 6 Months of SkyMed Medevac Protection Free [36 SXM News Stories This Week]

V3_1247May42020 Air France Returning; Airport Gets $71-million; Hurricane Season May Start with a Bang; Big Delays at Royal Palm & Flamingo; Atrium Closes 'Til October; "No Risk" Reservations at Orient Beach Hotel; Lockdown; French Side Restaurant Status; Anguilla; Yoda; Three Months Free w/ SkyMed Annual Renewals Now; [37 SXM News Stories This Week]

V3_1246Apr272020 AA Gets Bailout, Raises Fees; Air Caraibes to SXM Starting July 3; 2021 SXM Rentals; Lockdown Changing; Dutch Navy Relief Ship Arrives; Big Brush Fire Extinguished - No Injuries; On the How & When of Tourists' Return to SXM [39 News Stories]

V3_1245Apr202020 State of Emergency; Cruise Shutdowns; Atrium Terminations; Masks; Supermarket Status; Alcohol Ban ends; Prime Minister "cult" video; aid for French, Dutch sides; Hints About Reopening; All the News You Need in SXM in 38 stories

V3_1244Apr132020 UA Refunds; AA Changes Flight Schedules, Doesn't Tell Passengers; Cruise Lines' Dark Future; Boeing; 2020 Hurricanes; CBP Stops Passport Services; Covid; SXM Shutdown; Grocery Deliveries; Daily Herald Stops Publishing; [37 Major News Stories This Week]

V3_1243Apr62020 Dutch Side Institutes Immediate Shutdown; Above-Average Hurricane Season Forecast; Feds Order Airlines to Pay Refunds; Pandemic's Devastating Impact on Tourism; Hotel/Timeshare Construction Delays; Dealing w/ Immense Stress; [43 Major News Stories This Week]

V3_1242Mar302020 Tums; United Airlines; WestJet; New 8-Suite villa; Sonesta; US First Responder Recognition; SXM on HGTV; Toppers Making Hand Sanitizer; The Bar "Where Everybody Knows Your Name" [37 news stories]

V3_1241Mar232020 Tourists Return Home; Airport & Airline Heroes; Princess Cruises Issues; Resorts, Hotels Shutting Down; Waiter "Joseph" & His Scooter; Restaurants Open for Take-Out; Jewelers, Cigar Vendors Open Online; Hurricane Season Starts June 1 [29 news stories]

V3_1240Mar162020 Two-Week Flight, Cruise Ban from Canada & US; Getting Flights Home; Delta, AA, JetBlue, WestJet, Sunwing; SkyMed Takes Coronavirus Patients Home; Carnival; Moonsplash; Another Boeing 737 MAX Problem [32 news stories]

V3_1239Mar92020 From JMB / SXM Weekly News 3/9/20: Airport Gets Go-Ahead; AA Gets Worse; Airplane Cleaning; Fares; SkyMed; Secrets; Planet Hollywood; Timeshare Changes; SXM Gen. Hosp.; Westin Changes; Timeshare Changes; Heineken Regatta [39 news stories]

V3_1238Mar22020 From JMB / SXM Weekly News 3/2/20: jetBlue; Weather; Heineken Regatta; SECRETS Opens; Rentals; Causeway Night
Closures; Tourist's Broken Leg; Biggest SkyMed Event Ever Now Underway [33 SXM news stories]

V3_1237Feb242020 From JMB / SXM Weekly News 2/24/20: 737 MAX; AA; SECRETS; Dengue; SkyMed Evacuation; Heineken Regatta;
Broken Leg Complications [38 SXM news stories]

From JMB / SXM Weekly News 2/17/20: '20 Hurricane season; SECRETS Delays; Royal Islander G/B; "14" Towers; Regattas; Jack Jagtiani; Toppers Rhum / Vodka; Below Deck; Global Entry; Drones; Airport Recovery Funds [38 News Stories]

V3_1235Feb102020 From JMB / SXM Weekly News 2/10/20: New York Residents Banned from Global Entry; New MAX Problem; Flight Cancellation "Leaders"; 2021 Timeshares; Broken Leg Victim on Island92; Timesharing Special Edition [35 News Stories]

V3_1234Feb32020 From JMB / SXM Weekly News 2/3/20: Wet Weather Exits; Towers @ MB Update; SECRETS Update; Wyndham Returns; Rudy's Fishing Charters; All in One Place; Packing Rx; SXM's Vodka Distillery; Valentines Gifts [35 Stories]

From JMB / SXM Weekly News 1/27/20: Boeing; Spirit Air; Delta/SXM; SECRETS; Flamingo / Royal Palm; "Branded" Hotels Coming; Val. Day; Vacation Giveaways; French side; Feeding Fish; [40 News Stories]

V3_1232Jan202020 From JMB / SXM Weekly News 1/20/20: Weather News; Airport $; Four Hotel Projects; Regatta Entertainment; SXM GH; Carnival; 10th Coalition Govt; D-Boat Stuck; Four Restaurants; Two Parties; [39 News Stories] (Double issue; no issue January 13)

V2_1231Jan62020 From JMB / SXM Weekly News 1/6/20: Bulletin - Two Major New 737 MAX Problems; More Flight Schedule Changes; Carnival Fined $20-mil.; Adonis Hotel Opening; French Side; Phil Cerami; Holland is No More; SXM General Hospital [34 news stories]

2019 Editions (Updated weekly; most recent issues first.)

Note: The Filenames for each edition include the volume (currently V2), the issue number (now in the 1,200s), and the cover date of the newsletter -- every Monday except most holiday weeks, when it's Tuesday. -Ed.

Next issue normally posts after it has completed mailing. Please let us know if you encounter any link issues on this page.

V2_1230Dec302019 From JMB / SXM Weekly News 12/30/19: 737 Max; Flight Changes w/o Notice; What Happens Next on French Side; Ships in Port 12/25 But PBurg Ordered Closed; NY Eve Fireworks; Carbets Status; SXM "Most Innovative" Island; Toppers is #1 Caribbean Rum [32 News Stories]

V2_1229Dec232019 From JMB / SXM Weekly News 12/23/19: 737 Max; SXM Airport's Future; Adonis Cupecoy Hotel; Cupecoy Development& Restaurants; Retiring to or Starting a Business in SXM; Big Trucks Overturn, Snarl Traffic; Why French Side Residents Were Protesting; Fr. Side Access; "Pelican Pond"; Sea Turtle Hatchings; Holiday SXM Membership Promo Ends 1/3; SXM Vacation Giveaways [39 Stories]

V2_1228Dec162019 From JMB / SXM Weekly News 12/16/19: FAA / 737 Max; AA PHL-SXM 767s; Airport Getting Its $$; Megayacht/Bridge Accident; French side status; SXM Vacation Giveaway Begins [39 News Stories]

V2_1227Dec92019 From JMB / SXM Weekly News 12/9/19: Airport Funding; Preclearance; The Cliff; SXM Vacation Giveaways; #6.5- million; Sky Dinner; Baki's Art; Soggy; Tasting Menus; La Patrona; Pineapple Pete [44 Stories]

Airport Rebuilding Update; Westin Update; 2020 Hurricane Names; Diamond Resorts Issues; Destination Magazine (AA, UA); Fare Prices; Bridge Uncovered; Cyber Monday Is Right Here [38 SXM News Stories]

V2_1225Nov252019 Airport Financing; Sebastien; Hotel-Timeshare Special Edition (5 stories); Black Friday; Fodor's Essential Caribbean; USA Today; Thanksgiving [41 News Stories]

V2_1224Nov182019 737 Max; Southwest Air; jetBlue; Belair; Simpson Bay Resort; Westin; Orient Beach; Serafina; Taste Factory; French Side Trial; Anguilla Extradition; Thanksgiving [45 Articles]

V2_1223Nov112019 Neeleman's New Airline; Hurricane Season; Multi-month Rental; CBC Reopening; Adonis Delayed; Invitation; Broadway; Vodka Made in SXM; Restaurant Special Issue [42 Stories]

V2_1222Nov42019 Tropics; SXM Airport; Jet Blue/SXM; Condo Construction; Beach Status; Alegria; Markets; "NSA"; Vesna; Activities; Harmony Nights [37 News Stories]

V2_1221Oct282019 Airport Terminal Reconstruction; Hurricane Updates; KLM; Sonesta; Wyndham; GEBE; Hospital Construction; Marigot Redevelopment; "Terrifying" Airports; Where Are They Now? [36 Stories]

V2_1220Oct212019 Boeing 737 MAX; Why Rainy Season Isn't; Holland House; Spiga; Vesna Taverna; David Foini; Orient Beach Carbets; Pot in SXM; Regatta's Headline Musician [36 News Stories]

V2_1219Oct142019 AA; 737 Wing Cracks; S/W Pilots Sue Boeing; Caravanserai T/S Owners Still Fighting in Court; Ocean Club, Mullet Bay Tower Owners Told Nothing; NY Times Story on SXM; GEBE; French Side Water; Izi; Flu Shots; Turtle Pier; Last Call for SXM Ovals [39 News Stories]

V2_1218Oct72019 Restaurant Special Edition; Hurricanes; SXM Airport/Flights; Westin; Dawn Beach Club; Orient Beach, Maho Beach; Plastic; Many Restaurant Reopenings; SXM Euro Ovals; Your Invitation to An SXM Luncheon [33 Stories]

V2_1217Sep302019 Hurricane Lorenzo; New 737 Problems; Big Winter Season Expected; SXM Condo Rentals; Sky Dinner; Emilio's; Celine/Enigma; Anguilla Ferries; Jax; Brain Tumors; SkyMed Luncheon Jan. 3 [35 News Stories]

V2_1216Sep232019 Jerry, Karen, & Lorenzo; Thomas Cook; AA Mechanic; Dutch Side Gov't Falls; Airport's Reconst. Funding; Louis Richardson; Jan Borsje; Condo Sales Soaring; Cupecoy's New Skyline [37 News Stories]

There was no issue published on September 16, when we gave our Editorial Staff a very rare week off.

V2_1215Sep92019 "Humberto" & "Imelda"; Irma 2nd Anniv.; Help for Bahamas; New Offer to Rebuild Airport; Flamingo, Royal Palm Detailed Updates; Sale & Pepe Relocates; Lee's Relocates & Reopens; Below Deck [35 articles]

V2_1214Sep32019 Dorian; New Storms; Helping the Bahamas; UA, AA, Southwest; Towers at Mullet Bay; Flamingo; JMB Vacation Giveaway; Club O Beach; Starz Casino Opens; Lee's; iZi; Annual Closings; GEBE [42 news stories]

V2_1213Aug262019 Trop. Storm Dorian Approaches; Palm Court Reopens; New Relo Seminar Coming; Our Party at Toppers Distillery; Some Boat Owners on The Hook; Dump Fire Progress [29 News Stories]

Airport/Airlines Special Edition (four stories); Alegria/Morgan; Westin's Changing Name; Capt. Oliver's; CBS Reality Stars on Island92; Last Call for End of Summer Bash [35 News Stories]

Three Fugitives Caught, Jailed; Planet Hollywood is "Go"; Tropics; SXM Airport, AA; JetBlue; 737 Max 8; Strange "Tax Holiday"; Your Invite to Our End of Summer Party [31 News Stories]

V2_1210Aug52019 Pilots; Invest 96L Weather; Hotel Special Edition - Adonis, Hommage, Planet Hollywood, Secrets; State Dept.; KimSha; Orient Update; Beach Weddings; Come to Our End of Summer Bash [36 Stories]

V2_1209July292019 Timeshare Special Edition -- Tropical Update; Rising Airfares; Canadian Airlines; Secrets Coming Earlier; Flamingo Opens Later; Mullet Bay, Westin, Capt. Oliver's; KimSha Swimming; IZI; Isola; An Invitation [38 Stories]

V2_1208July222019 American Airlines; San Juan Connections; Boeing 737 Max 8; Divi; French Side Hotels; SXM Infrastructure; Flamingo & RP Room Pics; Carrefour; Spiga; Isola; Sky Dinner; Turtle Pier; Star Wars; [40 Stories]

V2_1207July152019 Severe Turbulence Injures Passengers; New AA "Bias" Allegations; Hurricane Barry; Diamond Resorts; JMB SXM Summer Party Invites; Spiga; Toppers Rhum; Tijon Parfumerie [36 News Stories]

V2_1206July82019 SXM Airport; Royal Palm Update; Ocean Club Debacle; New 32-rm Hotel; Noise Silenced; French Side Road Work; July, August Island Party Invites; Spiga [34 News Stories]

New Boeing 737 MAX Trouble; SXM Airport; La Playa Reopens; Politicians' War on New Hospital; Three Perish in Water Accidents; Huge Tourism Summer Expected; Spiga's Long Vacation; Tijon; Three Restaurants Reopening; Adopt a Dog; SkyMed Customer Stories [34 News Stories]

Heroism After Freak Accident in Marigot Bay; French Side Water Issues; Much More on Preclearance; Maho; Diamond Resorts Reopenings; New, Bigger Super U; [33 News Stories]

V2_1203June172019 Preclearance; Oyster Bay & Busby's; Westin; Relocating to SXM; Carnival Cruise Lines; JMB Visitor #5 Million; SkyMed Luncheon; Vacation Giveaways; Beaches; Restaurants; Last Call [36 News Stories]

V2_1202June102019 Nation in Mourning; JetBlue; Carnival Cruises; SECRETS Resort; Planet Hollywood; Noise; Your Condo on the Beach; Five Millionth Visitor; Vacation Giveaway; New Super U; You're Invited January 3; Pinel; Juliette's Bistro; It's All Over on Solstice Day [40 News Stories]

V2_1201June32019 Rain; Hurricane Season; jetBlue Changes; Sonesta Announcement; SXM's Economy; Medevac at $1.35/day; [32 SXM News Stories]

V2_1200May272019 New Hurricane Season Heads-Up; Flying in Canada; Orient Beach Hotel; Heyliger Ill; Very Dry Weather; Carrefour Reopening; IZI; Carol & Ron; SkyMed [30 news stories]

V2_1199May202019 First Subtropical Storm Forms; Southwest Air; WestJet Sold; Hotel Construction; Timeshare Construction; French Drawbridge; Fete de la Mer; Busy Summer Season Expected [35 stories]

(Covering May 6-13 2019) Richard Branson & LIAT; SW Air & SXM; La Playa; Diamond's Delays; Planet Hollywood; Lee's, Big Fish, & Pedro's All Reopening; Busby's; Marty's; SkyMed Customers [35 News Stories]

AA Antics; JetBlue Expanding; Mozy; Southwest; New Hotel in Cupecoy; Sapphire Improving; Dino Jagtiani Leaving; Ja Rule; Drone Shot Down; Cats/Dogs; SkyMed [36 News Stories]

V2_1196Apr222019 Boeing 787; Airport; Sunwing; Delta; AA/JB Poll Results; Alamanda Closed; Calmos' Les Duplex Opening; Vacation Giveaways; Rum & Peas; Big Fish; Sheer; Sale & Pepe; Coco Beach; Seaweed [37 Stories]

V2_1195Apr152019 737 MAX; Summer Flying Cautions; LIAT; Low Fare Guide; Ocean Club; SXM on HGTV; Timesharing; Relocating to SXM; Big Fish Reopening; Calmos Cafe Update; Restaurant Changes; Vacation Giveaway Today; Ital Shack [29 News Stories]

V2_1194Apr82019 French Side General Strike Coming; Us; Vacation Giveaway; Roxxy; Lee's; Hurricane Outlook; Florida-SXM Fare War; 737 MAX; Caravanserai Updates; Sapphire; Sonesta; Belair; Relocation Seminar; Where We Were[39 News Stories]

V2_1193Mar112019 Preclearance; Travel Visas; AA Troubles; "Secrets" Resort; Mullet Bay Beach; Sheer; Regatta, SXM w/ Disabilities; Rima Returns; Zhaveri Grows: Upscale Handbags; Tricia in Montpelier; iZi [33 News Stories]

V2_1192Mar42019 SXM Airport; Insel & LIAT Troubles; Winair is Fine; $220 SXM Round Trips; Planet Hollywood Resort; Westin Five-Star; Your SXM Condo; Diamond Resorts Bills; New Golf Course; JAX; Toppers; Vesna; Spiga; Music Festival [34 News Stories]

V2_1191Feb252019 SXM Airport; Royal Palm; Divi; OBBR; Maho; Westin; C/O Yacht Hotel; Toppers Rhum Voted Caribbean's Best; Theo Heyliger; Grand Case; Mario's Bistro; SkyMed [35 News Stories]

V2_1190Feb182019 Jet Blue Expands Service; $220 Round Trips; SECRETS Resort; Anse Marcel Beach Resort; New Orient Construction; Caribbean Climate Change; Regatta; Roland Richardson; Sailing Yacht "A"; Tourist Airlift; Island Parties; New Zipline; IZI Tasting Menus [31 News Stories]

V2_1189Feb112019 AA; $220 jetBlue Round Trips; Weather; Planet Hollywood; Port de Plaisance Reopens; Frigadom; New Regatta; Handicapped Access; "Perfume Ladies"; Planning Summer; "Happy Harold"; Mama Pizza; SkipJack's [29 Stories]

V2_1188Feb42019 Two Timeshare Resorts in Major Expansion; Jet Blue's $220 SXM Round Trips; Preclearance Starts in 2020; OBBR; Alamanda; Towers at M. B.; Jacky Rom's New Novel; New Zipline; Harmony Nights [34 News Stories]

V2-1187Jan282019 Air Travel After Shutdown; Vote "Best Caribbean Island"; Le Pressoir; SkipJacks; Lee's; Barranco; La Rosa Too; Big Fish; Grand Case; New Beach Townhouses; Dany's Cupecoy Beach Bar; Register for Our 2/13 Party [31 News Stories]

V2_1186Jan212019 Storm Harper; Sonesta Maho Reopening; Mercure Doing Great; Cupecoy Towers; Pressoir Reopens; Spiga; Altro; Lal's; SkipJack's Reopening; Starz; Super Bowl; Your Invite To Our Distillery Party [27 News Stories]

V2_1185Jan142019 Westin; Surging SXM Tourism; Airport To Get $100-Mil.; 2/13 Island Party;"Replay" Expanding; Club Fantastico; Weddings; Cruise Ship Tours; Below Deck; SkyMed [37 Stories]

V2_1184Jan72019 AA & Delta Shenanigans; Sonesta Maho Progress; P-Burg; Lee's; Blue Mall; Cupecoy Lemondroppers; Casino Royale; Make Perfume; Mama Pizza; Vesna, Avantika, Spiga, SkipJack's; Donkeys [37 News Stories]

2018 Editions

V2_1183Dec312018 SXM Airport's Future; 7 Ships; Planes, Megayachts Everywhere; Royal Palm, Flamingo Rev it Up; New Years Eve; Stars Arrive; Zhaveri Luxury; Carrefour; Seaweed; Starz Casino [35 News Stories]

V2_1182Dec242018 AA; Terminal Tour; Belair Beach; Sapphire; SMGH; Lekkerbek Dive Site; Guayabera Beach Club; iZi; Vesna; Hideaway; No Mo' Kokomo; [35 stories]

V2_1181Dec172018 Airport Reopens; Preclearance; AA; Toppers Distillery Party; Resort Updates; Louis Vuitton Buys La Samanna; Kakao; Tijon; Marigot; Christmas / New Year's; Vesna's Desserts [33 news stories]

V2_1180Dec102018 Airport Terminal Reopening; jetBlue FLL-SXM Nonstops; 98% of Flights Return by March; Royal Islander; SMGH; SkipJacks; Belair; Volunteering; Toy Drive; Jacky Rom; Holiday Sale Ending Soon; SkyMed Customer Stories [35 news stories]

V2_1179Dec32018 Hurricanes; Royal Palm; Westin; Royal Islander; Planet Hollywood; "Secrets"; Pearl of China; Nutcracker; New Boardwalk; Zhaveri; Orient; [38 News Stories]

V2_1178Nov262018B Royal Palm / Flamingo Reopening Dates; Cyber Monday / Holiday; New Relo Seminar; Orient Beach; Roxxy/Le Sand; Grand Case; New Hospital; SXM Twin Towers; Toy Drive; IZI; Spiga; Pizza; SkyMed Customer stories; [34 News Stories]

V2_1177Nov192018 Many Airline Updates; Hotel / Timeshare Reopenings & Updates; Last Call for Relocation Seminar; T-Day Dinners; Tours; Ships; Restaurant Reopenings; Club O; Pizza; New Carrefour Opens

Weather Update; Two Party Invites; SXM's Recovery; Island Status; Club Orient; Dany's; Toppers; Vesna; iZi; Spiga; Carrefour; Super U; [29 News Stories]

V2_1174Oct292018 Hurricane Oscar; 200 Euro Trips from Paris; SXM Airport; SXM Party Invites; Royal Islander; Sonesta Ocean Point; Vesna Taverna; Rum & Peas; Carrefours; French Side; Amex; [33 News Stories] (#1175 not used)

V2_1173Oct152018 October 15-22 Double Issue: Jet Blue Dazzles w/ Low Fares, New US Departure City; United & AA Screwups; Two Invitations; Royal Islander; Towers; La Vista; Rum & Peas; Piazza Pascal; Sarafina; Pelican Bistro; Thanksgiving; [38 News Stories]

V2_1172Oct82018 Lower Fares from JetBlue; JFK; Relocation Seminar Invite; Club Orient Shutdown; Ocean Point Delay; Macron Visit; Fire at Daily Extra; Art; Causeway; Last Call [34 Stories]

V2_1171Oct12018 Kirk; New AA Flights; Congress / Airline Fees; Southwest & SXM; Preclearance; OBBR / CBC On Schedule; Macron Visits; Dump Progress; Blackout; Awards; Orient; [36 News Stories]

V2_1170Sep242018 Busy Tropics; Congress Looking at Airline Fees; AA Wants No Ticket Changes; David Neeleman's New Airline; SXM Airport; SBR; Below Deck; HGTV; Prescriptions; [37 News Stories]

V2_1169Sep172018 Isaac; Hurricane Season Not Over; Timeshare Reopenings Changing; Moving to SXM; Tiko Tiko Sold; Recovery; Climate Change; Mosquitoes; Hospital; (32 News Stories)

V2_1168Sep102018 Hurricane Isaac Approaches; Irma's 1st Anniversary; Airport Status; Dawn Beach Club; Planet Hollywood; Thanksgiving; Restaurant Updates; Rainforest Adventures; Suntans & Reefs; [35 News Stories]

V2_1167Sep32018 Labor Day Double Issue 2018.

V2_1166Aug272018 Tropical Activity; Airfares Nosedive; Seaweed; "Pink Sail"; AUC Grads in Miami; Jet Blue; KLM; SkyMed at $1.35/day; Mario's [29 stories]

V2_1165Aug202018 Lots of Restaurant News/Updates/Moves; Hotel Reopenings; Buying SXM Property; Supermarket Updates; Insurance; Seaweed; Your Irma; (38 News Stories)

Double Issue Come To Our 8/16 Island Party; Jet Blue Bulletin; Club Orient Answers; SXM Airport; Alegria Becomes "Morgan"; Harvard / AUC; Climate Change; Star Clippers; Marina Royale; LEDs Fixed at Golf Course Road; Irma; Grand Case; Tropicana [37 Stories]

V2_1163Aug62018 SXM Weekly News in Brief edition.

JetBlue Flights; Tropical Activity; Why OBBR Is Upset; Dolphins; Caravanserai; Airport/NAGICO; Big Fish; Your Party Invite; Orient Beach (32 stories)

V2_1161Jul232018 Airport Terminal Annct.; Casino Royale Reopening; Le Cottage Reopens; Breakfast & Lunch at Vesna's; RIU To Be "Secrets"; Westin Not Bankrupt; Paint on Plum Beach; Mary's Boon; Maho beach Cam; (33 News Stories)

V2_1160Jul162018 Hurricane Outlook Changes; Airport Crowds; RIU Palace Sold; Club Orient Update; Busby's Demolished; New Super U Rising; August Island Party; [30 news stories]

V2_1159Jul92018 Beryl; Preclearance Update; FAA Stumbles on Cabin Safety; Simpson Bay Resort's Recovery; Spiga; Busby's & Daniel's; Ziplines; Vacation Giveaway Ending; The Answer to Why [28 news stories]

V2_1158Jul22018: Airport Actions post-WestJet Incident; Evacuees' Luggage; OBBR Assessment; Diamond Writes to T/S Owners; La Samanna Reopening; Westin Status; Many Restaurant & Island Updates; Carrefour News (40 stories)

V2 1157A June 28 2018 SXM Airport Special Edition

V2 1157 June 25 2018 Major Airport Special Edition Coming; Fire at Carrefour Outside Philipsburg; Nine-Hole Golf Course Coming to Loterie Farm, French Side; Tropical Waters Cool; For Atrium Timeshare Owners, Huge "Release" Fees; Royal Island Great Bay T/S Owners Can Rest Easy; Le Petit Hotel in Grand Case Reopens; L'Esplanade Resort, Grand Case, Reopens in November; Timeshare Calendar Updated Thru 2024; Le Pressoir To Reopen in September
(29 news stories)

V2 1156 June 18 2018 SXM Airport Part 1: Preclearance Being Built In; Emergency Landing for Insel Airliner; AA Increasing Seats; BOS-SXM Nonstops Need Your Help; Ocean Club Update Doesn't Answer Bigger Questions; New Multihull Regatta Debuts in February; NAGICO Blames Social Media; Vacationing With Kids in SXM; Charter House 1863 Closed Permanently
(27 news stories)

V2 1155 June 11 2018 Canadian Report: WestJet Narrowly Averted SXM Disaster; Sapphire Resort Moving Toward Late 2018 Reopening; Royal Pal Closets Update; See Anthony Bourdain in SXM; Would-be Robber Shot at Jump-Up Casino; '19 Heineken Regatta Extended by One Day; "14" Cupecoy Twin 21-Story Towers Site Work Begins; SHTA Vision for SXM; SXM's Best Beach Restaurants; Dawn Beach Club Opens Simpson Bay Office
(32 news stories)

V2 1154 June 4 2018 Esmeralda Resort Announces Reopening; Dutch Side Drone Problem; Spiga's Huge Accolades From TripAdvisor; Maho Coming Back To Life; Le Pressoir, Lee's Both To Reopen Later This Year; Heavy Equipment Arrives at New Super U Site in Hope Estate; Emilio's
(34 news stories)

V2 1153 May 28 2018 WestJet Strike Averted; Hurricane Season Starts Early; Our Weather Center is Heavily Updated; SXM Airport Takes Insuror to Court; Airport Tents Vs. Hurricanes; Silence from Sapphire Resort; French Side Armed Robbers Caught, Crime Diminishing; Giving Away Tix to Rainforest Adventures Rides; Boathouse Won't Be Back - Want to Rent It; Corail Helicopters Leaves SXM; Pelikaan Beer Brewed in SXM; No Such Place as SMX
(31 news stories)

V2 1152 May 21 2018 USA Today Gives SXM Huge Publicity; Bad News from Ocean Club; Club Orient Update; Sonesta Ocean Point / Maho Announce Reopening; Copa Air Returning to SXM; Horny Toad Guesthouse Rebuilding; Dump Fire Again; Big Black Dick Rum; Busby's, Daniel's, Great House For Sale
(25 news stories)

V2 1151 May 14 2018 Timesharing Special Edition: WestJet Pilots Take Strike Vote; Divi Reopens; Flamingo Update; Royal Islander Update; Atrium Not For Sale; Sea Palace Timeshare Owners Face Big Assessments; Holland House Reopens; "Pearl of China" Project Still on, But Smaller; Condo, Hotel Projects Moving Forward; Party Time at Isola for JMB Members; Dump Update; French Side News; Seaweed; Passport Renewal; 2018 Hurricane Season Names
(33 news stories)

V2 1150 May 7 2018 WestJet Returns to SXM; Carnival Passengers Rating SXM at Pre-Irma Levels; Flamingo Resort Update; A Long-Time Visitor's Observations; Our Lists of Open Hotels, Timeshares, and Restaurants; Zika, Chikungunya, & You; 2018 SXM Holidays
(29 news stories)

V2 1149 April 30 2018 Planet Hollywood Resort / Casino Coming to SXM; Airport Getting USD$50-million Construction Loan; "American Clinic" Medical Tourism Project Dead; For Many Residents, Irma is Far From Over; Grand Case Restaurant Piazza Pascal For Sale; Domino's SXM Honcho Sounds Off on Tourism; "Below Deck" Relocates from SXM to Tahiti
(34 news stories)

V2 1148 April 23 2018 Dutch Side Getting USD$580-million Recovery Funds; Club Orient Will Rebuild; Ernest & Fidel's Closes; Dutch Police Stay on SXM; Roxxy on Kim Sha is a Big Deal; Rainforest Adventures Ribbon Cutting
(26 news stories)

V2 1147 April 9 2018 2018 Hurricane Forecasts; Westin's Future; More on Sonesta Maho's Future; Alegria Owner Ray Sidhom Loses Again; Clearing Up Simpson Bay Misinformation; Future Hotel/Timeshare Reopenings; Fares Heading Down; 2012-2013 SXM Ship-Tossed Bottle Winds Up in Biloxi
(29 news stories)

V2 1146 April 2 2018 AA Schedule Changes (CLT, MIA); Cupecoy "14" Highrise Firefighting Perspective; Sonesta Maho & Ocean Point Update; Golf
(26 news stories)

Our April Fools Day Parody

V2 1145 March 26 2018 Winter storms delay flights; Airport Traffic Pattern Changes; Norwegian Jewel Says No to French Side; Fire Protection for "14" Twin 21-Story Hotel / Condo Towers; Minor Earthquakes; SBR's Irma Special Assessments
(35 news stories)

V2 1144 March 19 2018 Twin Towers Coming to Cupecoy Opposite Starz Casino; USA Preclearance Still on Airport Agenda; Fall Fares Looking Better; 18 Dogs Die in United's Friendly Skies; Cruise Ship Updates; Indigo Bay
(31 news stories)

V2 1143 March 12 2018 Insurance Company Obstruction Alleged; Ocean Club To Be Demolished; Belair Beach Sold Out Thru April; Bacchus Makes Its Move in Simpson Bay; Try "Sublime" Restaurant in Simpson Bay; Kontiki & Bikini Being Rebuilt
(In-Brief Issue, 10 stories)

V2 1142 March 5 2018 Major East Coast Storm Sends Swells to SXM; Hurricane Season May Be Front-Loaded; Why Some SXM Restaurants Haven't Reopened; New Airport Roof Construction Begins; Sargassum Seaweed Poised to Return; Heineken Regatta Results (26 news stories)

V2 1141 Feb 26 2018
Belair Beach Resort Reopens March 17; Oyster Bay Beach Resort Sets Reopening; Divi Little Bay Beach Resort Targets Reopening; Hotel Mercure Reopening, Enlarging; Updates on L'Esplanade, Grand Case Beach Club, & Le Petit Hotel; Westin; Villa Onyi Update; Summit Resort Demolition Set; Club Orient Launches Rebuilding
(32 news stories)

V2 1140 Feb 20 2018 SBR Says Croton, Calladium, Dieffenbachia Bldgs. Will Be Demolished, Not Rebuilt (Force Majeure); SkipJacks Rebuilding; Dawn Beach Club Update; Sapphire; OBBR; Royal Islander; Summit Resort, Ocean Club, & Force Majeure; The Necessary Evil of Resort Self-Insurance (27 news stories)

V2 1139 Feb 12 2018 New SXM Airport Departure Pavilion Opens; Would-be Loterie Farm Robbers Nabbed by Gendarmes; Updates on Spiga, iZi; Below Deck Moves from SXM to Tahiti; New Places for Lunch; SkyMed (30 news stories)

V2 1138 Feb 5 2018 Lee Evicted; A Different Dump Fire; Toppers Rhum Appears Twice in Love & Hip Hop NY; New Random Wind, Celine 3 Being Readied; Vesna Taverna; Rum & Peas; Simpson Bay Lagoon Volcano Crater(?); JMB Website Supporters Members-Only Party Thrown at Spiga Restaurant (30 news stories)

V2 1137 Jan 29 2018 Shaggy Headlines Heineken Regatta Fun; jetBlue's Sub-$400 Round Trips to SXM; Updates on Royal Palm & Flamingo; Bigger Arrival/Departure Tents Coming; Tourists Bring Supplies for Locals; Some Locals Still Have No Roof or Money; Cruise Passengers Clean Guana Bay Beach; No Sign of Sargassum Seaweed (35 news stories)

V2 1136 Jan 22 2018 Officials Tour Airport For Clarity & Answers; jetBlue Offers Daily Flights; WestJet Plans Return; Ocean Club Timeshare Owners Form Online Group; "Major Brand Hotel" Coming to Happy Bay; Update on La Samanna; SXM Looks at Tsunami Preps; Huge French Side Redevelopment Plans; Yoda Guy Museum Reopens (33 news stories)

V2 1135 Jan 15 2018
Airport Departure Tent almost finished; Air France Returns; La Vista Beach Reopens; Sea Palace Reopens; Pearl of China Update; Restaurant Reconstruction; Quake Fear; Lee's; Passaat Owners Launch New Trimaran (34 news stories)

V2 1134 Jan 8 2018
 Winter Storm Grayson Bedevils SXM-Bound Flights; Holland America Returns; Update on Timeshare/Hotel Reopenings; Strong Euro Pushes Up French Side Pricing; Rainforest Adventures, Emilio's Get Rave Reviews; Sushiitto Moves Next To Pineapple Pete, Now Wasabi Charlie's - Same Staff and Menu; Getting to Orient Beach; Shivers in US Bring Smiles to SXM
(31 news stories)

V2 1133 Jan 1 2018
Miss Turtle Pier? Some News for You; Another GEBE Blackout; No New Year's Fireworks; Restaurant Special Edition; Where To Watch American Football
(24 news stories)

2017 Editions

V2 1132 Dec 25 2017 Susan Heller, Former Belair Director, Passes; 10,000 Cruise Passengers Due Today; Christmas Eve Earthquake 5.2; Spiga, Lal's Reopen, Pressoir Closed; Flamingo, Royal Palm Likely Closed Thru 2019 (35 news stories)

V2 1131 Dec 18 2017 Twin Residential / Hotel Towers in Cupecoy Get Gov't Approval; Royal Caribbean Returns; Belair Progress Report from Edna Evans; Evacuees Missing Luggage Problem Solved; Resorts Painstakingly Eliminating Mold; Rainforest Adventures Gives Stunning Views (34 News Stories)

V2 1130 Dec 11 2017
Airport Updates; Disney Cruise Lines Returning; Edna "Pat" Evans Joins Belair as Chief Honcho; Bravo Below Decks "Capt. Lee" in Empathetic Goodbye; Alegria
"Place of Happiness" Anything But; Jimmy Buffett's Free Concert in St. Barths; Timeshare is Double-Edged Sword; Loterie Farm Reopens; Roland Richardson; Lee's Keeps Fighting (34 stories)

V2 1129 Dec 4 2017 2017 Most Expensive Hurricane Season Ever; King, Queen Visit Dutch Side; France Calls for Cooperation; 2018 Prelim Hurricane Forecast; Tijon, Spiga Reopening; Kim Sha Takes in Role of New Orient Beach; Tricia Altenau Leaves SXM Permanently (34 stories)

V2 1128 Nov 27 2017
: Flights/Accommodation Overview (It's Complicated); Emilio's Restaurant Opens at Emilio Wilson Estate With Dino Jagtiani; Owners of Celine Too, Random Wind, and Passaat To Get New Boats; Cruise Ships Return 12/4; Irma Versus Ordinary Hurricanes (29 news stories)

V2 1127 Nov 20 2017: Court Rules Against Lee's; Two Big Timeshares To Reopen Soon; Summit Resort Closed Permanently; King, Queen Coming to SXM 11/30; Viking Cruise Ship Due 12/4; Hundreds of Villas for Rent; Bravo's Below Deck Series in SXM (31 news stories)

V2 1126 Nov 13 2017: Diamond Resorts Billion-Dollar Lawsuit; Dutch Side Parliament Throws Out Prime Minister Marlin; Thank Trinity Houston; Dutch Side Hotels Open (List); Dutch Side Getting $540-Million from Holland; Dutch Side Ready for Tourists, French Side Not So Much (32 stories)

V2 1125 Nov 6 2017: Think of SXM as a Person; Marlin Cabinet Resigns; What to Expect When You Return; Bel Air Reopens in March; Message in a Bottle; Restaurant News Roundup; SXM Benefit Bracelets (22 news stories)

V2 1124 Oct 31 2017: Flash Edition: Dutch Side Government Falls; New Coalition Forms, Agrees to Conditional Aid; We Need Your Help To Continue to Bring You The News

V2 1123 Oct 30 2017
: Atrium Levies Huge Assessment; Prime Minister Marlin Refuses Conditional Help from Holland, throws out Salvage Barges; Will Westin Reopen; (23 news stories)

V2 1122 Oct 23 2017: Irma Damage Estimate Currently USD $5-Billion; Summit Resort Destroyed, Closing Permanently; Is Ocean Club "Closed Permanently"?; Send Groceries to Neediest Families w/o Shipping Costs; Flights to SXM Increasing; Lee's Reopening; Vesna Taverna Hours; Richard Branson; Rum and Peas Reopens; (32 news stories)

V2 1121 Oct 16 2017
: Airport Reopens w/ Steel Band, Rum Punch; Prime Minister Marlin Stalls Holland Aid; Tour Boats Sunk; Staying in Villas Instead of Timeshares; Summit Resort Destroyed; Perch "Lite" Opening at Club Orient (33 news stories)

V2 1120 Oct 9 2017: SXM Airport Opens 10/10/17; AA's $99 Airfare From MIA to SXM; Sapphire's Optimistic Reopening Assessment; "Perch" Coming Back to Club Orient; Island Curfew Lifted; Private Rentals Coming; Carol & Ron Zenaro Offering SXM Bracelet Fundraiser; Rare SkyMed Sale Underway (35 news stories)

V2_1119 Oct 2 2017: Airport Reopening; Irma Storm Damage $2.5-billion; Resort Updates; Jeff "Dr. Soc" Sochrin on Getting Through the Storm; Irma's Impact on Artist Roland Richardson; Poll says Tourists Don't Want to Go Elsewhere; Cupecoy Beach Sign Found in Virgin Gorda, 93 Miles Away; Groceries for Needy Locals (38 stories)

V2 1118 Sept 25 2017
: (Double Issue): Sunwing Buys Sonesta Great Bay; As Electricity Returns, National Nightmare Recalled; Restaurants Reopening; #SXMSTRONG Bracelets from Jeff Jhangiani / DK Gems; How You Can Respond to SXM Pleas for Help (31 stories; Please pardon the odd format)

V2_1117_Sept 18 2017
: Restaurants Reopening Soon; Restaurants Destroyed; Airlines, USAF, Royal Caribbean helping; Water & Electricity returning; 2018 Heineken Regatta Proceeding as Planned; How to Help the People of SXM (34 stories)

V2_1116_Sept 11-12 2017
Irma: Portrait of a Monster (33 Stories)

V2_1115_Sept 7 2017
Report on Irma's Aftermath

V2_1114_Sept 3-4 2017 SXM Prepares for Irma; Latest Irma Watches & Warnings; "Below Deck" Premieres 9/5; Slight Earthquake

V2_1113_August 31 2017
Bulletin Concerning Major Hurricane Irma & Its Threat to SXM

V2_1112_August 28 2017 Storm Forming (turned out to be Irma); Avoid hiking to top of Pic Paradise; New Super U Delayed; Fresh Market Closes; JMB Weather Center Gets Big Upgrade

V2_1111 August 21 2017
Eclipse; GEBE; Huge Update to Our Weather Page on; Le Belle Creole May Be Reborn; Airport Expansion; FIG Restaurant; Lee's Update; Dodging Storms; Dog Days Membership Sale Underway (29 stories)

V2_1110 August 14 2017 NHC / NOAA Ups 2017 Hurricane Forecast; Climate Change Blamed for Increased Turbulence in the Sky; Jacky Rom's New Book; Seaweed Update; Solar Eclipse (26 stories)

V2_1109 August 7 2017 Cheri's Cafe for Sale; Storms Crossing Atlantic; Singer "Seal" Visits SXM; New Ferry Provides Service to Saba; Restaurant Annual Closings Listed; Be Ready for Anything in SXM (31 stories)

V2_1108 July 31 2017 Maho Beachgoer Throws Ball at Aircraft; Pearl of China Update; Sidhom Demolishes Alegria Pool; GEBE Strikes Again, Literally; $255-Million Marigot Revitalization Program "On Track"; SkyMed 1--Year Price Guarantee; Update on Zika, Chikungunya (25 stories )

V2_1107 July 24 2017 Spartaco at OBBR, Sublime at Summit; Gov't Considering Rerouting Traffic to Prevent Airport Fence-Hugging Injuries; Two 20-Story Buildings at AUC (?); MOU Signed for Trash-to-Energy Electric Plant; "Below Deck" Returns 9/5; SkyMed Medevac Protection for $59/month (28 stories)

V2_1106 July 17 2017 Jet Blast Kills Tourist from New Zealand at Airport Fence; Sapphire Complaints; US-SXM "Open Skies" Agreement; Judith R. Remembers "Mama"; Etna Ice Cream Business For Sale (29 stories)

V2_1105 July 10 2017 Climate Change; Taking Pot to SXM; Adopting an Island Dog; Preventing Car Thefts; Saratoga Restaurant (25 stories)

1104 July 4 2017 SXM Weekly News Changing; Pearl of China; "Free" Tunnel Offered by China; Rainforest Adventures Chairlift Q&A; Lee's Roadside Grill; Vesna Taverna (24 stories)

1103a June 29 2017 Next Full Issue is Wednesday July 5. (5 stories)

1103 June 26 2017 Hurricane Season Starts With a Bang; Ron & Carol Zenaro; La Patrona, Delicious Upscale Authentic Mexican; Tijon Expanding in US - How to Get Involved; Vacation from Hell at Alegria; Rainforest Adventures (39 stories)

1102 June 19 2017 New Nonstops from JetBlue & Southwest; US Customs Preclearance in SXM; Sentry Hill Chair Lift; Calendar of Events (41 stories)

1101 June 12 2017 Southwest Air is Coming; Sapphire Assessment; Odessa Timmerman; New Sports Bar; Destination Weddings (pt. 2); Make Your Own Perfume at Tijon (39 stories)

1100 June 5 2017
Busy Hurricane Season Begins; Bomb Hoax Suspect Arrested; Two New Restaurants Open; SXM Destination Weddings; Climate Change Affecting SXM Beaches. (37 stories)

1099 May 30 2017 Airport Bomb Threat; Flooding; NHC Worsens Storm Forecast; Pearl of China Dev't May Move to Mullet Bay; Alegria Takes Marty to Court Again;
Flights Banning Laptops (?); Marco Ferrante Moves to Isola Restaurant; SXM's Desiree Winkel Climbs Mt. Everest
; SkyMed 10Yr Price Guarantee (40 stories)

1098 May 22 2017
Huge JMB Members-Only Discounts at Villa Onyi; Hurricane Forecast Worsens; SXM-Cuba Air Service; Spaghetti House & Other New Restaurants in Cupecoy;
Lees Likely to Stick Around, One Way or Another; Black Friday and 1/2 Sale Ends Soon; Many New Pages on Our Facebook Site; Scam Warning for Timeshare Owners (26 stories)

1097 May 15 2017
Hurricane Predictions Worsen; SXM's Best Timeshare Resorts; Southwest Air to SXM; 776-Room Chinese "Pearl of China" Update (35 stories)

1096 May 8 2017 Delta, United Defy Common Sense; Lee's Update; Sargasso Seaweed; Vacationing With Kids-Grand kids; Sum-Sum-Summertime Vacation Giveaway Begins (35 stories)

1095 May 1 2017
Why Winter Fares are So High; Reserve Vacation Weeks and Extra Days on; "Timeshare Authority"; Euro Rising; (33 stories)

1094 Apr 24 2017 Wrong-way car with driver from Anguilla hits Rum & Peas employees head-on; Gendarmes destroy many illegal scooters; Storm Causes Temp. Lobster Shortage;
Sunwing Gets SXM Marketing Funds; When To Renew Your Global Entry Card & US Passport; Emergency Medevac of SXM Visitors from Florida Visiting Greece (33 stories)

1093 Apr 17 2017 AA 1753 (CLT-SXM) Go-Around; Street Flooding; Passport News; Toppers Rhum in the USA; Melange New Menu; Kokomo Closing Until Nov.;
JMB SkyMed Member Gets Emergency Medical Evacuation from Corfu, Greece, via Athens (37 stories)

1092 Apr 10 2017 USA CBP TSA Pre-Clearance a Near Certainty; Timeshare Authority Proposal; Crown Weather Hurricane Forecast; Trop. Wave, Stable, & Butterfly Farm;
(36 stories)

1091 Apr 4 2017 In-brief edition primarily addressing changes in JMB Membership Services (5 stories)

1090 Mar 27 2017 Five Million Smiles Vacation Giveaway Winners; WestJet Reacts to Low Approach Story; Drownings in Rough Surf; Ron & Carol Zenaro; Music Festival;
Five Millionth Site Visitor; Authentic Mexican at La Patrona(36 stories)

No issue March 20

1089 Mar 13 2017 WestJet 737's Very Low Approach to SXM Airport (detailed story); Insel Air Cancels Most Flights; Heineken Regatta "Epic" Ending; SXM Music Festival;
Is Lee's Closing; Dining Page Heavily Updated (44 stories [a record])

1088 Mar 6 2017 US CBP Preclearance Moves Closer; 2017 Hurricane Names; UB40 To Climax Heineken Regatta; IZI; La Diva (36 stories)

1087 Feb 27 2017 Southwest Airlines is Coming, Jet Blue Growing Flights; Rum & Peas Opens in Simp. Bay; Below Deck "Valor" Docked in Marigot (36 stories)

1086 Feb 20 2017 Oyster Bay Beach Buys Coral Beach Club; Below Deck Cast Filmed for TV Dining at Toppers; Capt. Oliver's Saga Ends; Cugini for Sale; New Super U due
in December (32 stories)

1085 Feb 13 2017 Bravo's Below Deck Series Returns to SXM, Filming Starts, Support Boat Sinks; Blizzards; French-Dutch Dispute; Artist Ruby Bute (35 stories)

1084 Feb 6 2017 US CBP Continues Preclearance Talks; Sudden Blackout Causes AA Jet to Abort Landing; Insel Air Grounded; Westin is Marriott But Still Westin; Val Day Offers for Members Only from Little Europe (35 stories)

1083 Jan 30 2017
KLM 747s, China Pearl Project (Reprises); Summit Resort in Top 1%; Very Low Cost Rentals at Villa Onyi for Members; Old Restaurants; 14-Vacation Giveaway;
Little Europe (35 stories)

1082 Jan 23 2017 Ocean Club Bought; Group Seeks to Rejuvenate Philipsburg; Blackout; Spiga Restaurant; Etna Ice Cream Back; Restaurant Issue (32 stories)

1081 Jan 16 2017 Weather Affects Beaches; More Sapphire News; Simpson Bay Opens La Patrona; Beach Sand Blocks Beacon Hill Rd.; Mario Bistro; (28 stories)

1080 Jan 9 2017 Weather; Simpson Bay Renovations Complete; Eastern Air Lines; Good News on Sapphire; Old Restaurants; Davide Foini / IZI; (23 stories)

1079 Jan 2 2017 New Caribbean Gems Store Opens at Westin; SXM's First Authentic Mexican Rest. Opens at Simpson Bay Resort; La Vie en Rose Reopening; Sunrise, Sunset;
Copter Rides (30 stories)

2016 Editions

1078 Dec 26 2016 New Celine Too Sunset Cruise / Dinner at Stone; New Emilio Wilson Estate Chair Lift / Zipline; A Look Back at "Old" SXM Restaurants (25 stories)

1077 Dec 19 2016 Christmas / New Year's SXM; New Super U; Capt. Oliver's; Rum & Peas Restaurant; New 14-vacation Giveaway Prizes (33 stories)

1076 Dec 12 2016 UAL To Charge for Overhead Bin Use; Gov't. Proposes New Tourist Taxes; Pinel Ferry Captains on Strike; Big Fish Chef Wins Multiple Awards (36 stories)

1075 Dec 5 2016 Spiga's Lara Russo & Jeff on Island 92 Radio; JMB 2017 "Awards of Excellence" Being Distributed; Favorite Places for Seafood; All-New SXM Roadmaps; Military Memberships (29 stories)

1074 Nov 28 2016 December Winds; Dump Fires; Pinel Party Boat Sinks, No One Hurt; Secluded Beaches; Island Maps; Geneve Bay Tidal Pool; Mercure Hotel; Baker's Suites; (32 stories)

1073 Nov 21 2016 Thanksgiving in SXM; Hidden Jewel Hotels; Toppers by the Sea Going Away, Toppers Stays Put; Eclipse, Maltese Falcon Return; GEBE "Load Sharing"; (32 stories)

1072 Nov 14 2016 Moving to SXM; Prizes for "Five Million Smiles" Vacation Giveaway; Roland Richardson's 50 Years of Incredible Art; Capt. Oliver's Restaurant Govt. Squabble; (33 stories)

1071 Nov 7 2016 Sapphire: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly; Pictures of Last KLM 747 in SXM; Authentic Mexican (La Patrona) Coming to Simpson Bay Resort; Hot SXM Dining; (28 stories)

1070 Oct 31 2016 Epic Last Visit of KLM's 747; Lee's Roadside Grill May Disappear from Simpson Bay; How Long Will Cupecoy Beach Last; (27 stories)

1069 Oct 24 2016 KLM 747 Last Flights This Week; Major Construction Coming to Cupecoy; Pearl of China, Aqua Apartments Project Updates; (19 stories)

1068 Oct 17 2016 KLM 747s Disappearing from SXM Airport; Rough Surf from Nicole; Pinel May Get Bungalow Resort; Six Unusual Restaurants; (31 stories)

1067 Oct 10 2016 Alegria Loses Yet Again; Update on Caravanserai, Sapphire, Pearl of China; WHO Advice About Zika; Thanksgiving in St. Maarten; (26 stories)

1066 Oct 3 2016 Winds, Rain from Matthew; Pearl of China May Be Unstoppable; Sapphire; Running Your Own SXM Restaurant; (27 stories)

1065 Sep 26 2016 Jack Parker Passes Away; Pearl of China Groundbreaking; Stores Flee Blue Mall in Droves; (30 stories)

1064 Sep 19 2016 Sapphire; China Pearl Project; Alegria Loses Again; Tropical Wave Restaurant; Clothing-Optional Beaches (23 stories)

1063 Sep 12 2016 Reaction to 776-Room Project at Bel Air Beach; New Project Near Sapphire / Shore Pointe; Blue Mall Marriott? (26 stories)

1062 Sep 5 2016 Govt OK's 776-Room China Pearl Hotel/Apts on Bel Air Beach; Tropical Weather; (23 stories)

1061 Aug 29 2016 Caravanserai Timeshare Owners Win Historic Case Against Ray Sidhom; Tropical Weather; (24 stories)

1060 Aug 22 2016 Timesharing Special Edition; Sapphire Resort (three stories); Simpson Bay Resort; Tropical System Moving Toward SXM

1059 Aug 15 2016 Verdiers Slam Sapphire Owners with Big SMF; Where To Rent/Buy Timeshares From Their Owners; How To Adopt a Dog in SXM

1058 Aug 8 2016 Timeshare Court Case Updates; Hurricane Earl; Seaweed; Plane Makes Nose-First Emergency Landing

1057 Aug 1 2016 Hurricanes; Anticrime Surveillance; Minor Quake; SXM in USA Today

1056 July 25 2016 Timeshare Court Decisions Update; Hurricane Season; Big Loophole in Travel Insurance Policies You Need to Know About

1055 July 18 2016 Crime Update; Sargasso Seaweed; SXM Effect of Terror Attack in Nice, France

1054 July 11 2016 News in Brief; 9 Stories

1053 July 5 2016 Timeshare Special Issue; 32 total stories.

1052 June 27 2016 Moving to SXM; What Gendarmes Look For When They Stop You; Avoid Blue-Pained Parking in Marigot

1051 June 20 2016 Orient Beach Update; Zika Update; Seaweed Update; Timesharing Court Decisions; Weather Update; Update on Island Medical Care / Hospitals; Best Burgers, Fish & Chips, Lobster, Sushi, Desserts, & more (35 stories)

1050 June 13 2016
Timesharing Special Edition: Caravanserai / Alegria; Sapphire Beach Resort; Simpson Bay Resort; Heyliger on GEBE; Richard Branson / Virgin Cruise Line; Marijuana; Who is JMB? (27 stories)

1049 June 6 2016 Caravanserai Timeshare Owners in Court; Alegria; Oyster Bay Beach Resort; News for US / Canadian xPats Living in SXM; SkyMed on Sale; All-Over Tans; SkyMed Q&A; Orient Beach Update (30 stories)

1048 May 30 2016
TSA; Top Resorts After Renovations; GEBE Electric Driving Residents Nuts; Cugini; Island Pizza; SXM Medical Evacuations (24 stories)

1047 May 23 2016
GEBE Troubles; Timeshare Rental Scam; Getting Bankrupt from Emergency Helicopter Evacuations; 10 stories

1046 May 16 2016
New Hotels; Travel Disasters; Dump Fire; Yoda; Best Chinese, Japanese, and Indian Restaurants; Hard Rock; Gourmet Ice Cream 26 stories

1045 May 9 2016
French Side Hospital Fire; A Spectrum of Benefits for JMB Members Only; Best Beaches; WebCams; Tropical Wave; Monkey Investigations; Euro Rising; Sea Turtles; Passport Renewals 38 stories

1044 May 2 2016
Boathouse, Melange, Capt. Frenchy's, Infinity Offering Discounts to JMB Members; Moving to SXM; Starting in Business in SXM; OLD JMB Discount Vouchers Void 16 stories

1043 April 25 2016
Best Smoothies; Global Entry; Airport Approach; Tricia, Roland, and Das; The Real Cost of Emergency Evacuations; Helicopter Rides; 30 stories

1042 April 18 2016
Heavy Rainstorm Coming; CDC on ZIKA Could Spur More SXM Travel; Billionaires In Town

1041 April 11 2016 JetBlue "Mint" Coming; Fire at Alegria Bar; Favorite Restaurants Across SXM; Red Piano

1040 April 4 2016 JetBlue; Cuba; Lack of Promotion; Looking Inside Sapphire & Alegria; Best French Pastry; Mario's Bistro

1039 March 28 2016
Caravanserai; Sidhom; Sapphire/RCI; SkipJack, IZI, Infinity; Caravanserai Timeshare Owners Put Lien on Alegria

1038 March 23 2016
(Mini Edition) RCI/Sapphire Reconnect; Zika

1037 March 22 2016
(Tuesday Edition, Double Issue) Minor Earthquake; Giveaway Winners; RCI/Sapphire; Sam Runza; Hurricane Season Forecast

1036 March 14 2016 Last Call for Ten Vacation Giveaway; French Side Demonstrations; What To Do About Zika (Special Edition, 5 stories)

1035 March 7 2016
More on Zika; Heineken Regatta Results & Pictures; Sapphire Court Decision; Mary's Boon For Sale; Wild Monkeys; How to Meet Gendarmes 31 stories

1034 Feb 29 2016 Heineken Regatta Preview; JetBlue; Eastern Airlines; Zika; Mosquito Repellent choices; SkyMed. 28 stories

1033 Feb 22 2016 JetBlue Drops SJU-SXM Service; Orient; Sapphire; Le Galion / Tropical Wave Demolition; Make Your Own Perfume or Rum; Wildlife in SXM Including Monkeys; SkyMed Takes You Home (Medical Evacuation Memberships & Bonuses for Readers / JMB Members) 35 stories

1032 Feb 15 2016 La Bamba Demolished; Kids Activities; Seaweed; Aircraft Seat Pitch Legislation; 29 new stories.

1031 Feb 8 2016 Pelican Resort Auction Affirmed by Court; Zika; Hurricane Season; Souvenirs from Rima, Windmill; Capt. Neil Roebert's Celine Too Catamaran / Motor Yacht; New Restaurants; 36 stories

1030 Feb 1 2016 Timesharing's Decline in SXM; Three Boats Burn; Zika; New Discounts; St. Maarten Nude Beaches; 24 stories

1029 Jan 25 2016
Sam Runza Returns to Cugini; Mariah Carey Visits Grand Case Beach, Butterfly Farm, & Spiga; Le Pressoir; Orient Beach New Buildings; Best Massages / Tricia; SkyMed Medical Evacuation Membership; Ten Vacation Giveaway

1028 Jan 18 2016
Timesharing Special Edition; Sapphire Court Case / Sitbons / Verdiers; Orient Beach Bars / Restaurants / New Buildings; Island Real Estate; Villa Onyi at Point Blanche

1027 Jan 11 2016 Sapphire; Zika; Club Orient; Cuba's Prospective Impact on SXM

1026 Jan 4 2016 Sapphire; Timeshare Owner Consumer Protection; SXM Maps; New Discounts; New Restaurants


2015 Editions

1025 Dec 28 2015 Simpson Bay Resort Grand Opening; New Discounts; Seaweed Update

1024 Dec 21 2015
Restaurants; Star Wars SXM Connection

1023 Dec 14 2015 Holiday Membership Sale Ending; Seaweed; Wild Monkeys; Climate Change; Baker's Suites; Firefighter-Driven Party Vans; 20 Stories

1022 Dec 7 2015 Alegria lawsuit; Sapphire Taken to Court by Potential Buyer; Mario's; Dino Jagtiani; 27 stories

1021 Nov 30 2015 Rainforest Adventures Groundbreaking; La Bamba Closing; NH Man Injured in Boating Accident Evacuated to Boston; Police Investigating Bomb Hoax

1020 Nov 23 2015 Sapphire in Court; Alegria Loses Again; Syrians; Thanksgiving 30 new stories

1019 Nov 16 2015 USD$300M Marigot Redevelopment; Orient Restaurants; Thanksgiving in SXM 28 new stories

1018 Nov 9 2015 Cugini; Timesharing; Orient Beach; 18 stories

1017 Nov 2 2015
Orient Beach Construction Update; Cugini Restaurant Reopening After All; 16 news stories

1016 Oct 26 2015
French Side Unrest; Changes in Air Travel; Restaurant Changes; Erosion; 37 news stories

1015 Oct 12 2015
Double Issue; Alegria & Marty's Dream Bar

1014 Oct 5 2015 Alegria Situation Worsens

1013 Sep 28 2015
Independence; Eight Vacation Giveaway; Orient Beach Reconstruction

1012 Sep 21 2015 AA Computer Snafu; Mario's Bistro Coming to Dutch Side; Shanghai Brasserie; Orient Beach Reconstruction

1011 Sep 14 2015 Numbers of former Caravanserai timeshare owners joining litigation, 32 other stories including Elisa Cohen's Shanghai Brasserie; $49 for 238 SXM Discounts Sale in Final Week

1010 Sep 8 2015
Timeshare legislation; Important Article on Joining the Caravanserai Litigation Group (see also #1011)

1009 Aug 31 2015 Alegria / Caravanserai Court decision Q&A; Trop. Storm Erika; Alegria appeal; Eight-Vacation Giveaway; Seaweed; 30 SXM news stories. (This edition was misnumbered as 1008 when emailed. The PDF is correct.)

1008 Bulletin Aug24 2015 Bulletin on Caravanserai Court Decision and Trop. storms Danny and Erika; five stories.

1007 Aug 24 2015 Hurricane Danny; D-Day for Caravanserai Court Decision; 27 SXM news stories.

1006 Aug 17 2015 Eyes East for Hurricane Season; Sapphire; Mario's Bistro Moving; 27 stories.

1005 Aug 10 2015 Police hero; Cuba; Beach Cams, 21 stories.

1004 Aug 3 2015 Earthquake, Orient Beach construction, 26 stories.

1003 Jul 27 2015 Effective 7/27 PDF editions do not include any timeshare sale or rental ads of the week. Those are available only in the emailed editions.

1002 July 202015
(Summer Fun Edition)

1001 July132015

1000 July62015
(1000th Edition)

999 June292015

998 June 222015

Caravanserai Timeshare Owners Full-Page Ad in Local Papers

997 June 152015

996 June 82015

995 June 12015

994 May262015

993 May182015

992 May112015

991 May42015

990 Apr272015

989 Apr202015

988 Apr132015

987 Mar302015 (Double Issue, March 30 to April 6)

986 Mar232015

985 Mar162015

984 Mar92015*

982 Feb232015

981 Feb92015

980 Feb22015

979 Jan262015




2014 Editions:










(No # 966... It was a mailing, not a Weekly News edition)

965 October 27, 2014
(PDF unavailable; this is an online archival copy... apologies for the formatting).

964 October 20, 2014












952SXMWNJuly282014.pdf (double issue)













*983 not recorded

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