Earlier last month, on August 15, St. Maarten Carnival Development Foundation (SCDF) launched its official calendar announcing the line-up for Carnival 2020. The absence of Bacchanal Sunday was felt, causing everyone to become very vocal about their disagreement with this great omission.

“Oh, now look at me and this opportunity

Is standing right in front of me

But one thing I know it's only part luck and so

I'm putting on my best show”

When it comes to party prep, nobody does it like Soggy Dollar Bar!

Making Maki is the home of Maki B. It’s where all of life’s parts meet. Figuring out the work-life balance, managing finances, navigating relationships, finding the things that give us joy, appreciating life’s journey and caring for ourselves along the way. Making Maki isn’t about finding any particular thing; it’s about always searching for the best versions of ourselves and making the most of all of life’s lessons and opportunities.

Divi Little Bay Beach Resort’s kitchen supervisor Ishshah Carty is a former Oranje School and Milton Peters College student, who hails from Bush Road. She tells us about herself and her life in the kitchen in this week’s Hot Seat.

Pisces-born managing director and Hall of Fame Production lead Zumba instructor Learie Hall stunned the audience and captured judges’ hearts to win the first event Mr. Genuine Quality (GQ) pageant, held at Emilio Wilson Park on Saturday, March 30. St. Maarten’s first- ever Mr. GQ winner is here to tell us what he’s up to since his big win.

Global Brand Ambassador for the Stoli Group, Simone Bodini, is here on St. Maarten. He is here to introduce the local palets to the smooth taste of Elit by Stoli. While here he will be doing a full masterclass tour, starting with radio interviews, then a private masterclass on the island and in St. Barths. Simone will also be guest bartending at ROXXY Beach.

St. Maarten’s favourite Rendez Vous Lounge at Rhine Road in Porto Cupecoy has a new manager. Kenton Suckoo, who joined Rendez Vous about a year ago, brings to the table more than 15 years of experience in the hospitality industry and is ready to do what is necessary to ensure that the lounge remains the number one choice for diners on the island.