PHILIPSBURG–The lights went off in households and businesses throughout Dutch St. Maarten on Monday when a country-wide power outage started shortly after 9:00pm.
GEBE representative Paula Gordon confirmed that the outage was country-wide, but did not have any information immediately available as to the reasons for the outage or any indication as to when the power would be restored.
Several districts were also out of power for a brief period around 6:00am Monday. There was also no indication as to what caused that outage.
Source: The Daily Herald https://www.thedailyherald.sx/islands/62938-country-wide-outage-grips-st-maarten-monday-night