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St. Maarten / St. Martin / SXM Weekly News PDF Archives

(Updated Jan 29, 2017)

SXM Weekly News PDF Archives

Here are Our SXM Weekly News PDF Archives:

All issues of SXM Weekly News since April, 2014, are listed here, most recent first. The documents shown below are Adobe Acrobat PDFs, requiring the free PDF reader; get it here:

You can search these archives in Google (use the Google Site Search box above and to the right) simply by typing "SXM Weekly News PDF" on Google, followed by a specific search term, like "Simpson Bay Resort." This page is updated weekly after the editions have been distributed to subscribers by email.

Simplified: We've simplified recent entries to this page. As always, however, the most recent edition appears at the top. Since July, 2015, we've indicated top content for each issue below to expedite topical searches.

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2017 Editions

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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