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Barbados finance minister denies government defaulting on loans

loanBRIDGETOWN, Barbados--Barbados’ Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler has assured existing and potential investors that there is no truth to Opposition claims that government has defaulted on a major international loan.

He said on Tuesday, that Barbados’ $41.23 million payment on its $225 million loan from financier Credit Suisse had been made on schedule, on June 18, contrary to what had...

18-year-old escaped prisoner killed in confrontation with Jamaica police

shotKINGSTON, Jamaica--The number of escaped prisoners who have been on the run since last month was reduced by one, when...

Last serving death row inmate in Belize escapes hangman’s noose

penaltyBELIZE--The last man waiting to face the hangman in Belize got a reprieve when the Court of Appeal quashed his death...

Webb pleads not guilty to FIFA corruption charges in US court

webbNEW YORK, United States--Former FIFA vice-president Jeffrey Webb was granted US $10 million bail, but placed under...

Trump International Golf Club Puerto Rico US $78M in debt

debtSAN JUAN, Puerto Rico--Trump International Golf Club Puerto Rico filed for bankruptcy as Donald Trump, the...

Small chance of local tsunami after earthquakes shake Eastern Caribbean

tsunBRIDGETOWN, Barbados--One of the six earthquakes that rattled parts of the Eastern Caribbean Thursday has triggered...

Female police officer killed on bus in Jamaica; 2 suspects in custody

killKINGSTON, Jamaica--Lawmen already have two suspects in custody for Tuesday night's murder of a 24-year-old...

Coral gardens of Jamaica give dying reefs new hope

coralKINGSTON, Jamaica--With time running out for Jamaica's coral reefs, local marine scientists are taking things into...

Case for Caribbean debt relief being made at intl financing conference

debtADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia--The United Nations (UN) Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) is...

Antigua PM objects to Caricom Bureau choosing Commonwealth SG candidate

secrST. JOHN’S, Antigua--Prime Minister Gaston Browne has declared he had no part in, and does not agree with, the...

Tourists win five-figure settlements after bed bug infestation at DR resort

bugLONDON, England--What was meant to be a romantic vacation turned into a painful ordeal for two British tourists who...

Chief Justice strikes down limitations on Presidency

just~Jagdeo cleared to run for third term~

GEORGETOWN, Guyana--Acting Chief Justice Ian Chang on Thursday struck down a...

Venezuela begins cutting ties with Guyana; warns it won’t back down in border dispute

venez045CARACAS, Venezuela--"We are victims of dispossession. I say this to our friends and also to our enemies: No one will...

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Caribbean fights to protect high-value, declining species

fishKINGSTON, Jamaica--Threats from climate change, declining reefs, overfishing and possible loss of several commercial...

Guyana says it will continue relations with Venezuela despite border dispute

venezGEORGETOWN, Guyana--Guyana will continue commercial and cultural relations with Venezuela, President David Granger...

Son of opposition party activist gunned down at Trinidad mosque

shotPORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad--The 28-year-old son of a well-known People's National Movement (PNM) activist was gunned...

Haiti gets funds to better prepare for hurricanes and other extreme weather

fundWASHINGTON, DC--The World Bank's Board of Directors has approved US $5 million to help Haiti better prepare for...

OECS condemns Dominican Republic deportations, European Union blacklist

oecsST. GEORGE'S, Grenada--The Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) has joined the growing list of bodies...

We have our own Greece in the Caribbean: Puerto Rico

puertSAN JUAN, Puerto Rico--Puerto Rico cannot repay its debts. The governor of the island, Alejandro García Padilla...

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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...