Large Ziplock Bags Ziplock bags are great for dirty clothes or wet suits. I also use them for cameras, film amd whatever else I don't want sand in.
Photocopy all your travel documents. Photocopy all your travel documents including your passport and any document that has your signature on it and leave them with a relative or friend that you know you can contact in the event that you loose all your documentation. The copies can be faxed to you.
Police: Local police are easily identified by their uniforms (light blue shirt/navy blue pants).
Government Control Units are easily identified (gray shirt/navy blue pants).
Emergency: Dial 911
For Police, Ambulance, Fire Department service: Dial 542-2222
Languages: English is spoken everywhere, but Dutch is the official language of St.Maarten, and French the official language of Saint Martin. On the Dutch side, you can also hear Spanish, Papiamentu, Italian, Hindi, Chinese, and other languages. On the French side, Creole Patois is also spoken.
Drugs: The use, sale, or possession of drugs such as marijuana, cocaine, crack, or any controlled substance is ILLEGAL in St. Maarten. Violators are subject to arrest, fines, and imprisonment by law. If you are approached by someone trying to sell you drugs, be firm and say NO.
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