February 27, 2017

PHILIPSBURG - The St. Maarten Carnival Development Foundation (SCDF) has dispatched some of its members throughout the region to promote St. Maarten Carnival during the Carnival festivities on those specific islands.

Over the past few years the foundation has increased its presence on specific islands which has results in an increase visitor’s numbers from the region to the fes...

February 24, 2017

PHILIPSBURG - The St. Maarten Carnival Development Foundation (SCDF) on Friday said it was very happy that the judge dismissed the case brought against it by two booth holders who challenged the foundation’s procedure to allot booths in Carnival Village for the Carnival season. The foundation was represented by Emmely de Haan and Femke Jansen of Lexwell Attorneys at Law.

The bo...

February 20, 2017

PHILIPSBURG - Utility provider GEBE and the St. Maarten Carnival Development Foundation (SCDF) have partnered for Carnival 2017 to specifically highlight SCDF’s Culture Night and culture in general throughout Carnival. The two entities are no strangers, having partnered for well over three decades in various forms.

SCDF President Alston Lourens accepted GEBE’s contribution towa...

February 16, 2017

PHILIPSBURG - The St. Maarten Carnival Development Foundation (SCDF) is not a supporter of what it terms “overly suggestive” chants that’s disguising as music recently and will ask the authorities to crack down on extreme sexually suggestive jamming by young people in particular.

The foundation was reacting to a number of songs that are released for the Carnival season with sex...

February 5, 2017

CAY HILL – CC1 St. Maarten, the exclusive distributor of Coca Cola®, the world’s number one beverage, will again release a limited edition 12 oz can, imprinted with the St. Maarten Carnival Logo.  

This one of a kind Coca Cola® Can will express a new slogan; “Experience Carnival with Coca Cola”.  The reveler image is also different from last year, making it a collectible item....

February 5, 2017

PHILIPSBURG - The St. Maarten Carnival Development Foundation (SCDF) have chosen troupe leader Jasmine Philips, costume builder Alberto Brooks and long-time sponsor Nagico Insurance as its Carnival 2017 Honorees.

The foundation, on an annual basis, selects three individuals/companies to honor for their overall and sustained contributions to carnival. With Carnival stakeholders...

February 2, 2017

PHILIPSBURG—The St. Maarten Carnival Development Foundation (SCDF)  has re-introduced something to the Carnival schedule that has been missing for a number of years; a Soca warm-up concert the night before Jouvert morning jump-up. Together with Carib Beer and Captain Morgan Rum, the foundation will host the “Jouvert Jump-Off 2017” concert featuring four Soca artists with local...

January 29, 2017

PHILIPSBURG - The St. Maarten Carnival Development Foundation (SCDF) over the weekend thanked TelEm’s CFO Helma Etnel and CCO Brian Mingo for their steadfast support of Carnival over the past five years and in the same breath congratulated new TelEm CEO Kendall Dupersoy on his appointment. Dupersoy is a former SCDF President.

The SCDF and TelEm broke barriers five years ago whe...

January 22, 2017

MIDDLE REGION - TelCell Night Of The Hit Makers, St. Maarten’s carnival flagship show and premier dance experience will be hitting a milestone this year with it’s 5 year anniversary celebration. For the past 4 years Xtratight™ Entertainment has brought a blend of artists together that brings the carnival village alive, and sets the dance floor on fyah.

For their 5th year annive...

January 20, 2017

PHILIPSBURG - The St. Maarten Carnival Development Foundation (SCDF) announced on Friday that 13 individual singers and two bands are registered to participate in the 2017 Carnival Roadmarch competition. They will all attempt the dethrone the two-time reigning monarch Rumari “Rumer” Rogers.

The SCDF has made a slight change with the scheduling of the Roadmarch competition for C...

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