March 3, 2018

PHILIPSBURG--St. Maarten Carnival Development Foundation (SCDF) in collaboration with Dewar’s White Label will host Noche Latina 2018 as part of the 2018 Carnival festivities. Noche Latina will be held on April 25 and will feature four popular acts out of the Dominican Republic over three genres of Latin music.

This is the second year SCDF will host the event, having taken ove...

February 5, 2018

PHILIPSBURG--The Teen Times crew has been granted the opportunity by the St. Maarten Carnival Development Foundation (SCDF) to host the Youth Extravaganza for Carnival 2018.

  Although it will be the first time the group has organised the popular Carnival event, the Teen Times members are no strangers to hosting youth events. The group also hosts St. Maarten’s largest annu...

February 5, 2018

PHILIPSBURG--St. Maarten Carnival Development Foundation (SCDF) and CC1 St. Maarten have renewed their partnership for Carnival 2018. With CC1 on board as a major corporate sponsor of Carnival, the public can expect several promotional activities, raffles and giveaways from CC1 as well collaboration on two of Carnival’s largest concerts.

  SCDF and CC1 will collaborate to prese...

January 31, 2018

POND ISLAND--Performing artistes Burning Flames, Jah Cure, T-Vice and local favourite Control Band will be headlining this year’s TelCell Night of the Hit Makers flagship show for Carnival 2018.

  Promoter Berteaux “Mr. Rude” Fleming announced the artistes live online to Facebook, YouTube and Google audiences during a press conference at John Larmonie Centre on Long Wall Road T...

January 8, 2018

PHILIPSBURG--St. Maarten Carnival Development Foundation (SCDF) will open its offices today to handle all Carnival business. The SCDF office is located on Illidge Road above Windward Islands Bank and will be open Monday to Friday from 9:00am to 5:00pm and Saturday from 10:00am to 2:00pm.

All Carnival-related inquiries can be made at the office by anyone needing information or w...

September 13, 2015

The decision to implement age restrictions for adult-oriented shows in Carnival Village during the 2016 Carnival season (see related story) was the right thing to do. Member of Parliament Tamara Leonard (UP) had touched on the issue in Saturday’s paper.

She pointed to the Children Act of 2012 in Trinidad and Tobago, and called for fining neglectful parents whose offspring are o...

September 13, 2015

HILIPSBURG--The board of St. Maarten Carnival Development Foundation (SCDF) has taken a decision to implement age restrictions for Carnival Village. As of Carnival 2016, no one fourteen years old or younger will be allowed entrance to adult-oriented shows in Carnival Village without adult supervision.

The decision was made as part of new operational changes the foundation has b...

September 12, 2015


PHILIPSBURG--As preparations for Carnival 2016 are already taking shape, addressing the much-talked-about involvement of young people in adult-oriented festival events must be dealt with for their best interest and development, says United People’s (UP) party Member of Parliament (MP) Tamara Leonard.

“We have all seen very young children out all hours of the night, mothers pus...

September 2, 2015

PHILIPSBURG--The St. Maarten Carnival Development Foundation (SCDF) and International Liquor and Tobacco Trading NV (ILTT) have embarked on a new partnership that both parties feel is mutually beneficial and one that benefits booth holders and other Carnival stakeholders, SCDF said in a press release on Tuesday. 

ILTT is now the official beverage distribution partner of St. Maa...

August 18, 2015


PHILIPSBURG--St. Maarten Carnival Development Foundation (SCDF) has announced that for the first time in its 46-year history, it has appointed a permanent Director to run its day-to-day operations. SCDF chose to stay in-house and appoint current President Mike Granger to the position.

As such, Granger will further execute a five-year development plan put in motion when he star...

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