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News Island Report News, events, and happenings around St. Maarten/St. Martin... Touch of Gold celebrates silver Serving St. Maarten for 25 years now has garnered Touch of Gold Jewelers a stellar reputation on this island; in fact, 80 percent of their clientele are repeat customers. Providing a top quality inventory of diamonds and brand name designer jewelry at incredible prices plus highly personalized service, before and after the sale, has put them high on the list of the Caribbean’s most trusted retailers in the industry. They are also authorized dealers of “The world’s most beautiful diamond®” by Lazare Diamonds. New Down Street square As part of the Cruise Heritage Development, a brand new square has been created to increase nightlife, color, and culture in downtown Philipsburg. The Walter Plantz Square was named after a legendary local fisherman, and was built by the St. Maarten Harbour Group of Companies. New shops, bars, restaurants, and cabanas will provide space for gatherings, and the highlight is a beautiful water fountain that changes colors at night. Local musicians, artists, and bands will also benefit from its convenient “plug and play entertainment” feature. New cruise port webcam Holland House Beach Hotel and PTZtv have joined forces to set up a new webcam that overlooks the lively port of St. Maarten. It will stream 24/7 live broadcasts in HD quality to view cruise ships and all the marine traffic, as well as give visitors an opportunity to wave a virtual hello back home and allow folks to catch a glimpse of St. Maarten in real time from afar. Special directed videos of cruise ships coming and going will also be featured. E 16 Nights Top to bottom, photos courtesy of Touch of Gold, Port St. Maarten, and PTZtv Port St. Maarten Webcam