POINTE BLANCHE:— Port St. Maarten Management wishes all participants and visitors to the 36th Annual St. Maarten Heineken Regatta a safe and enjoyable event.
The Simpson Bay Lagoon Authority would like to advise motorists in connection with the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta activities in the Simpson Bay area during the next few days, to avoid passing through the aforementioned area if heading to the Airport/Maho/Beacon Hill/Low Lands, and/or for those heading to Cole Bay/Philipsburg, to use the Causeway Bridge instead. This would help with lessening traffic congestion in the Simpson Bay area.
Additional bridge openings in connection with the regatta are as follows: Friday, 8.00AM; Friday, 6.00PM; Saturday, 8.00AM; Sunday, 8.00AM.
Secondly, motorists are advised to pay attention to the bridge STOP LIGHTS and BOOMS, and to respect and observe the aforementioned once they have been activated alerting motorists that the bridge will be opening. This is in the interests of safety for motorists.
At the Walter Plantz Square, there will be a “Special Fireball Friday” dance party which starts at 5.00pm and roll on to 1.00am.
Come Rock your night away with the ladies of sound DJ Colayshan, DJ Lil R and non-other than House DJ, the party Rocker DJ EM!!!
There will be performances by Singing Olivia, Keila Michelle, Roxxy, Lolita and Guest Performance by The one, the only Shadowman!
At the Walter Plantz Square, you will also have the opportunity to patronize three restaurants – Irie Gardens, Lay Back Bar & Grill, Oranje Café – that would have great drink specials along with great dinning all night. It’s Walter & Heineken – Make sure you are there; can you say WALTER.
Source: St. Martin News Network Advice on limiting traffic congestion in Simpson Bay during Regatta. Additional Simpson Bay Bridge Openings.