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Update on St. Martin situation following demonstrations

24 Dec 2019
Matt Hochberg

Following a few days of civil unrest on the French side of St. Martin, where the entire half of the island was closed off, we have an update on the situation there now.

Following "a series of civil demonstrations that began on December 12, 2019," the St. Martin Tourist office issued a statement on the current situation.

Dated December 23, the statement starts off with good news that, "much of St. Martin has returned to normal". The statement goes on to say, "shops and restaurants in Marigot, Grand Case and Orient Bay are open and operational as well as the main tourist attractions."

"St. Martin Hotels, guesthouses and villas are open with ease of arrivals and departures."

"The Grand Case airport, The Marigot Port and Ferry Terminal as well as Marina Fort Louis are operating as usual."

The Tourist Office did noe that there may still be debris left from roadblocks, particularly in the Sandy Ground and French Quarter areas.  But they reiterated that all roadblocks have been lifted and visitors can come and go once again.