PHILIPSBURG:--- The very first jump-up for the 2023 carnival period will be taking place this evening, March 18, 2023, with the “causeway Jump-up”
Under the given permit, the jump-up will commence at approximately 8:00 p.m. and should end at 1:00 a.m. in the early morning
This event will commence in the vicinity of the Parking-lot in Simpson bay proceeding towards The Cause Way bridge, Union road, and welfare road back to Simpson bay.
Those participating in this and other carnival events should be mindful that the Carnival period is a celebration for the community of St. Maarten, therefore police of St. Maarten request cooperation from all to make these events as trouble-free as possible.
For visitors and individuals residing in the vicinity of Simpson bay and Cole-bay, please note that certain roads will be closed off for the duration of the parade and alternative traffic should be used.
Law enforcement officers are involved to ensure general safety throughout Carnival, not to hamper the Carnival festivities.
KPSM Press Release.