Friday, August 23, 2013

How to stay up-to-date with SXM

If you wish to to get the latest news about the island before your trip or just want to stay informed about what's going on, an amazing number of options exist about the island. The online editions of newspapers and online news sites are a valuable source for planning and understanding the island specifics. Most of the information refers to the "Dutch" side. The French side is less retrievable online and - of course - it is in French.  
  • The Daily Herald 
     is the most authoritative news source on the island. Crime and political turmoil are the most common headlines. Indeed, the island has its fair shares of problems. It is paradise for many, but it is not utopia!

  • SMN News is a website reporting primarily about Sint Maarten politics and local business.
  • St. Maarten Island Time is another website consolidating news from various sources about crime, politics, business, and other subjects.
  • Today is the other major printed newspaper with an online edition.
  • Everything SXM is a weekly newsletter and website mainly targeted to North American visitors.
  • Sint Maarten.net is a large website with plenty of island information including some more links to News, Weather, and Activities.
  • Faxinfo (French) is a daily printed leaflet and online edition covering the news on the French side of the island.
  • Barbara Talks is a mindful blog about the environment, nature, and daily things on the island from the perspective of an expat living on St. Maarten for many years.
  • Sint Maarten.net is a large website with plenty of island information
including some more links to NewsWeather, and Activities


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