Message for U.S. Citizens – Don’t Let the Elections Pass You By

If you plan to vote in the November 2020 election it is important to ACT NOW! Don’t wait, return your voted ballot right away! Remember U.S. embassies and consulates are not polling places; same-day in-person voting is not available outside the United States – but you can get assistance in requesting and returning your absentee ballot. Many states require …

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Weather Alert: Tropical Storm Laura – U.S. Consulate General Curacao (August 21, 2020)

Event: Tropical Storm Laura The Government of Sint Maarten and Government of the Netherlands have issued Tropical Storm Watches for Sint Maarten, Saba, and Sint Eustatius in anticipation of Tropical Storm Laura currently located 230 miles east southeast of the Northern Leeward Islands moving west. Actions to Take: Monitor the local news for updates. Those in areas prone to flooding on or near the …

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Health Alert: BOOK NOW  Humanitarian Flight Information for Sint Maarten – U.S. Consulate General Curacao (July 9, 2020)

The U.S. Consulate is pleased announce that Spirit Airlines will operate a humanitarian flight on July 18, 2020.  The flight will depart from Princess Juliana International Airport (SXM) in Sint Maarten and proceed to Fort Lauderdale – Hollywood International Airport (FLL) in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. This Spirit Airlines flight has been made available to allow U.S. citizens and Legal Permanent Residents to return to the …

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Security Alert: U. S. Consulate General Curacao (June 26, 2020)

Location: Curacao Event:  The security situation in Curacao continues to be unpredictable after nightfall.  Unannounced demonstrations have occurred the past two nights that have included the burning and destruction of property and the blocking of traffic and bridges. U.S. government personnel and U.S. citizens are strongly advised to shelter in place before 7:00pm regardless of …

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Demonstration Alert: U.S. Consulate General Curacao (June 24, 2020)

Location: Curacao: Gathering points include, but are not limited to Isla Refinery, Punda District, and routes between the points. Event:  A demonstration protesting salary cuts and layoffs at Curacao’s Isla Refinery is taking place Wednesday, June 24, 2020 beginning at approximately 12:00 p.m. The demonstration was not announced beforehand nor have demonstrators announced an end time. …

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Travel Alert: Commercial Airline Flights Return Options to the United States

The governments of Aruba and Sint Maarten have announced plans to reopen commercial airline service between those respective islands and the United States. Commercial airline flights to the United States from Aruba are set to resume on July 10, 2020.  Commercial airlines flights to the United States from Sint Maarten are set to resume July …

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VOTING IN 2020 U.S. ELECTIONS

Your vote counts!  Did you know that many U.S. elections for house and senate have been decided by a margin smaller than the number of ballots cast by absentee voters? All states are required to count every absentee ballot as long as it is valid and reaches local election officials by the absentee ballot receipt …

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