Tuesday, October 16, 2007


L-R: Nag-chollia Courtar, Koos Sneek, Commissioner Julian Woodley
and Rosalie Simmons

The President of the St.Eustatius Tourism Development Foundation (STDF), Commissioner of Tourism, Mr. Julian Woodley, today presented a printer/copier/scan machine to the Bethel Methodist School. This gift from the STDF will be utilised by the school in upcoming projects that will also include tourism awareness/education activities.The St. Eustatius Tourism Development Foundation and the Bethel Methodist School successfully completed a tourism awareness/education pilot project recently in which youngsters of the school were exposed to the different types of tourism on the island. The project culminated in an exhibition at the tourist office which was attended by pupils of the elementary schools on the island, parents and many others. Commissioner Julian Woodley and his Executive Assistant Koos Sneek presented the gift to pupils Nag-chollia Courtar and Rosalie Simmons in a special meeting whereby other pupils and Principal Ellis Woodley were present. They expressed their sincerest thanks and appreciation for the contribution made by the St. Eustatius Tourism Development Foundation.

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Address By Karen Ford-Warner - World Tourism Day Awards Dinner

Oranjestad, St. Eustatius - 27th September, 2007

It is my great pleasure and privilege to be with you in Statia during your first celebration of Tourism Weekand to address you on this historic occasion - your first World Tourism Day Awards Dinner.

I wish to thank my dear friend, Lady Alida Francis and the St. Eustatius Tourism Development Foundation for the kind invitation extended to me to return to Statia, for I was here once before in 1999 when I worked with the Caribbean Tourism Organization. As before, the hospitality has been overwhelming. Thank you all very much!

Today, I had the pleasure of touring parts of the island, visiting with Nicole Esteban and her team at STENAPA and being shown around the Botanical Gardens,with my enthusiastic and committed guide, Carlton Von Putten. I am so impressed with the progress that has been made since my last visit [in 1999] and with the rich history, culture, flora and fauna that offer limitless opportunities for the development of your tourism industry and your nation. Click here for more......

Monday, October 08, 2007


Ik ben helemaal verbaasd over de uitzichten, over de natuur en over het behoud van de cultuur!

Anne (Deventer- Nederland). Photograph by Jerry R. A-Kum

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Pupils of the SDA and Golden Rock primary schools are seen here posing in front of the Simon Doncker Museum. The pupils visited the museum as part of Statia Tourism Week when youngsters were exposed to the several components of tourism in St. Eustatius.

Tuesday, October 02, 2007


The Bethel Methodist School completed its exhibition at Statia's Tourist Office on Tuesday. The exhibition was attended by pupils of the elementary schools on Statia and by the general public. The exhibition was the highlight of a tourism awareness project in which the Bethel Methodist School, the St. Eustatius Tourism Development Foundation and the Innovations Bureau worked together in a new venture which focused on enhancing the tourism awareness among youngsters. Parties will evaluate the project and come up with guidelines for all primary schools on the island regarding tourism awareness. On this photograph Lt. Governor Hyden Gittens listens to pupils Richendly de Windt (left) and Sjevon Timber of the Bethel Methodist School when they give additional information about their specific tasks for the tourism awareness project.Experience the exhibition by clicking here.

Monday, October 01, 2007


The Scubaqua Dive Center posted the following information on its website:
Scubaqua Dive Center has won the award of the dive shop of the year 2007 in St. Eustatius during the St. Eustatius Tourism Week taking place end of September.The Scubaqua team is very proud of this award and will still improve its services to keep it !

A l'occasion de la semaine consacrée au tourisme à St-Eustache fin septembre, Scubaqua Dive Center a été élu meilleur centre de plongée 2007 ! L'équipe de Scubaqua est très fière de cette reconnaissance et espère encore améliorer ses services pour accueillir au mieux ses clients !

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Winners of the STDF 2007 Awards will be using award logos provided by the St. Eustatius Tourism Development Foundation for marketing and promotional purposes. Here you see the logo for Dive Shop of the Year. The logos for other categories are similar.