Saba joins Spotlight St. Maarten

POSTED: 11/29/11 7:37 AM

THE BOTTOM – The Government of Saba, represented by Commissioner of Tourism Chris Johnson and Commissioner of Harbour Affairs Bruce Zagers, have struck an agreement with the President of the St. Maarten Marine Trades Association Brian Deher for the neighboring island to assist in promoting Spotlight St. Maarten. The event kicked off on St. Maarten’s day and runs through December 17 as a month long celebration that is meant to spotlight the key attributes that make St. Maarten the yachting capital of the Caribbean.

“The SMMTA fully understands that one of St. Maarten’s greatest strengths as a yachting destination and home-port is the beauty, proximity and uniqueness of our surrounding islands.  We are pleased to announce that Saba will be working with us to promote the island as a unique charter destination for vessels and as a perfect getaway for captains and crew looking to take a few days off to explore the region,” Deher stated in a press release.

“The SMMTA is excited that through Spotlight St. Maarten, they can build a better relationship with Saba and the other surrounding islands. It is a great opportunity for both parties to exchange information and promote the marine industry on both islands. Spotlight St. Maarten is open to everyone so residents on both islands can benefit from the discounts and be a part of the events being spotlighted,” Deher added.

Residents from the neighboring islands are encouraged to attend St. Maarten Saturday on December 17th. St. Maarten Saturday is a free concert/beach party modeled after August Monday in Anguilla and will take place at Buccaneer Beach bar on Kim Sha Beach. The event kicks off at 12:00 p.m. with various activities planned throughout the day such as a carnival troupe, fireballs and live music. Orange Grove and G Love will headline the event. Boat owners are welcome to anchor in the Kim Sha Bay and should contact the St. Maarten Marine Trades Association at for more information.

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