Stay-over visitors figures show recovery is underway. SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) – The Sint Maarten Tourism Bureau (STB) says that the number of stay-over visitors to the destination is on the increase and this is a sign that recovery of the tourism sector is underway.
In the period 1980-2014, life expectancy in Aruba and Curacao was less favorable than in the Netherlands. This difference was also greater than the differences between other Caribbean islands and their former colonizers. The causes of death were similar on the islands. Especially many cardiovascular diseases and external causes such as murder and traffic accidents caused a lot of death in the Caribbean. This shows recent research by Soraya P.A. Verstraeten, J.A.