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Zimbabwean charged over killing of Cecil the lion

lionartHWANGE, Zimbabwe--A Zimbabwean court on Wednesday charged a professional hunter with failing to prevent an American from unlawfully killing 'Cecil', the southern African country's best-known lion, in a case that has triggered widespread revulsion at trophy hunting.
  The American, Walter James Palmer, a Minnesota dentist who paid $50,000 to kill the lion, has left Zimbabwe. He says he did...

Gerard Depardieu banned from Ukraine for his stance on Russia

depardieuKIEV--Ukraine has banned French actor Gerard Depardieu from entering the country for five years, its state security...

American dentist accused of killing popular Cecil the lion

cecilthelionHARARE--Wildlife officials on Tuesday accused an American hunter of killing Cecil, one of the oldest and most famous...

Griswolds back on the road for family trip in Vacation

vacationLOS ANGELES--More than 30 years after his father took him on a road trip to the Walley World theme park in "National...

Dr. Seuss back in US stores with newly discovered children's book

bookNEW YORK--A new book by much-loved children's author Dr. Seuss hit stores on Tuesday, 24 years after his...

Jackson, father of Michael and Janet, suffers a stroke

joejacksonSAO PAULO--Joe Jackson, patriarch of the Jackson family of musical performers, suffered a stroke in Brazil on Sunday...

Florida family finds $1 mln in treasure from sunken armada

treasureORLANDO, Florida--A Florida family who has hunted treasure for years found more than $1 million worth of gold...

Tom Cruise: Top Gun sequel "would be fun"

tomcruiseLONDON--Hollywood star Tom Cruise says he would be open to reprising his 1980s role as U.S. Navy pilot Maverick in a...

Whitney Houston's daughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown, dead at 22

houstondaughterATLANTA--Bobbi Kristina Brown, the only child of late singer Whitney Houston, died on Sunday at the age of 22, some...

New Bayreuth Wagner museum confronts family Nazi ties head on

wagnerBAYREUTH, Germany--A renovated Richard Wagner Museum opening in Bayreuth this weekend to coincide with the Bavarian...

WWE, Hulk Hogan end ties after transcript of racist tirade surfaces

page39bLOS ANGELES--World Wrestling Entertainment Inc said on Friday it has terminated its relationship with Hulk Hogan...

Jurassic World sequel’s release set for June 2018

jurassicworldLOS ANGELES--After taking the summer box office by storm with more than $1.5 billion globally, the "Jurassic World"...

Chris Columbus recruits arcade nerds to save the world in Pixels

pixelsLOS ANGELES--As an alien race wages war on Earth using vintage arcade games, Adam Sandler leads the nerds taking the...

Rachel McAdams relishes Southpaw challenges

mcadamsLOS ANGELES--Rachel McAdams carved a career in Hollywood's romantic comedies with her lively girl-next-door persona...

Charlize Theron confronts murder in Dark Places role

theronLOS ANGELES--A film adaptation of best-selling author Gillian Flynn's "Dark Places" stars Academy Award winner...

High on the menu: cannabis spaghetti features at foodfest

cannabispastaLONDON--Any Italian will tell you: pasta is healthy and makes you feel good. But what about spaghetti made from...

Gyllenhaal plays boxer who seeks redemption

southpawLOS ANGELES--Jake Gyllenhaal takes on the role of a champion boxer who tries to turn his life around after tragedy...

Cuban-American resistance to diplomatic thaw proves tepid

cubausaMIAMI--Ron Magill, a prominent Cuban-American who works as spokesman for the Miami zoo, was pleasantly surprised when...

Ottawa, the city fun forgot, tops on infidelity website

ashleyottowaOTTAWA--Canada's prim capital is suddenly focused more on the state of people's affairs than the affairs of the...

Nazi-hunting couple wins German Order of Merit

nazihuntersPARIS--Germany on Monday awarded husband-and-wife Nazi-hunters Beate and Serge Klarsfeld its highest distinction, the...

A man, his kids, and a phalanx of security: Obama in Central Park

daughtersNEW YORK--Helicopters whirling overhead, a phalanx of New York police officers on scooters to shoo away tourists, and...

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St. Maarten midday Weather Forecast for Saturday
Saturday, 17 October 2015
DATE ISSUED: Saturday, October 17, 2015 @ 12:00 LST (16:00 UTC) VALID UNTIL: Sunday midday (12:00... Read more...
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SHTA poll: Businesses want anti-ship-jumping legislation
Saturday, 17 October 2015
Click here for SHTA graph pdf PHILIPSBURG--The St. Maarten Hospitality and Trade Association... Read more...
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Dominica’s tourism sector ready to welcome visitors after TS Erika
Friday, 16 October 2015
ROSEAU, Dominica--“Dominica is open for business and ready to welcome visitors to its shores.”... Read more...
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Reparations Committee: Withdraw Queens’ names from Suriname’s highest mountains
Thursday, 15 October 2015
PARAMARIBO--Suriname’s National Reparations Committee NRCS has filed a request with President... Read more...
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Ex-US House Speaker Hastert to plead guilty in hush-money case
Friday, 16 October 2015
CHICAGO--Former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert is expected to plead guilty in a hush-money case... Read more...
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Hillary Clinton to 'look hard' at Julian Castro as possible VP pick
Friday, 16 October 2015
WASHINGTON--Democratic presidential contender Hillary Clinton won the backing of Housing and Urban... Read more...
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Half a million Yemen children face severe malnutrition
Friday, 16 October 2015
GENEVA--More than half a million children in Yemen face life-threatening malnutrition as a risk of... Read more...
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Modi to open 70-year-old files in challenge to Gandhi dynasty
Friday, 16 October 2015
NEW DELHI--Prime Minister Narendra Modi says he will seek to unravel one of India's most enduring... Read more...
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Cuba in cash crunch due to low commodity prices, Venezuela woes
Friday, 16 October 2015
HAVANA--Low commodity prices, a drought at home and Venezuela's economic crisis have created a cash... Read more...
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Apple's newest courtroom foe is patent-savvy university
Friday, 16 October 2015
NEW YORK--As a veteran of the global smart phone wars, Apple is used to courtroom battles with... Read more...
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Focus needs to be on fighting crime & helping unemployed
Friday, 16 October 2015
Dear Editor, With all of the political situation on the island, we can't lose focus on some of the... Read more...
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Had enough
Friday, 16 October 2015
Dear Queenie, My brother died years ago but his widow stayed close to our family. Eventually she... Read more...
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RBC St. Maarten Little League School Tournament
Saturday, 17 October 2015
Sister Marie Laurence defeated Leonald Conner in the RBC St. Maarten Little League School... Read more...
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Nadal trounces Wawrinka, Djokovic tames Tomic
Friday, 16 October 2015
CHINA-- Former world number one Rafa Nadal displayed more signs of a return to top form with a... Read more...
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Junk shop photo spurs quest to confirm Billy the Kid image
Friday, 16 October 2015
DENVER--For the $2 he spent to buy three old photographs, Randy Guijarro may have hit the mother... Read more...
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Few signs of improvement for NBA star Odom after collapse
Friday, 16 October 2015
LAS VEGAS--Pro basketball and reality TV star Lamar Odom spent a third day hospitalized on... Read more...
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Bruney cruises into retirement
Friday, 16 October 2015
~ After three decade in cruise industry ~   By Alita Singh   Frank Bruney has seen tiny... Read more...
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ALL HANDS ON DECK, WE MADE IT!
Friday, 16 October 2015
~ Fair Transport Sailing Vessel Nordlys is launched ~   St. Maarten has been graced by the... Read more...
Editorial - Anybody’s guess
Saturday, 17 October 2015
Governor Eugene Holiday has decided to seek legal clarity on the current constitutional impasse.... Read more...
Editorial - Time is up
Friday, 16 October 2015
With so much ongoing constitutional turmoil, the fact that more than 100 people attended the... Read more...
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Notices October 16
Friday, 16 October 2015
General Meeting St. Maarten Professional Softball Association (SMPSA) general meeting for the... Read more...
Notices October 15
Thursday, 15 October 2015
General Meeting S.M.P.S.A. general meeting for the softball season 2016 will be held at Sundial... Read more...