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World's oldest person celebrates 116th birthday in New York City

oldestNEW YORK--The world's oldest living person, the daughter of sharecroppers and granddaughter of slaves, celebrated her 116th birthday on Monday in New York.
  Susannah Mushatt Jones marked the occasion privately with family but a public celebration is planned for Tuesday, according to the Gerontology Research Group.
  Jones was born in Alabama in 1899 and after graduating from high...

Buffett donates record $2.84 bln to Gates, other family charities

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 NEW YORK--Warren Buffett on Monday donated about $2.84 billion of Berkshire Hathaway Inc stock to the...

Bill Cosby said in 2005 lawsuit he gave Quaaludes to women for sex

LOS ANGELES--Comedian Bill Cosby testified in 2005 that he had obtained Quaaludes with the intent of giving the...

Well-wishers swoon as Britain's Princess Charlotte christened

charlotteLONDON--Britain's Princess Charlotte, the baby daughter of Prince William and his wife Kate, was christened on Sunday...

Drinkers raise glass to a crash in London stock-exchange bar

waitressLONDON--There is no shortage of liquidity at London's first stock exchange-themed bar, where beer prices fluctuate...

After 150 years, Alice in Wonderland still feeds heads

aliceLONDON--It's 150 years since a hookah-smoking caterpillar sitting on a mushroom asked a curious young girl called...

Restored Word War Two Spitfire to be auctioned

spitfireLONDON--A restored World War Two Spitfire which was shot down over northern France in 1940 is expected to raise about...

Jada Pinkett Smith on being the feminist force of Magic Mike XXL

jadapinkettLOS ANGELES--From playing the villainous, manipulative Fish Mooney on Fox's Batman origins TV series "Gotham" to an...

Rolling Stones will stage major career exhibit at London gallery

LONDON--Veteran rockers The Rolling Stones will put on their first major exhibition looking at their more than 50...

Terminator is back, but can Schwarzenegger still pull crowds?

arnoldLOS ANGELES--"I'm old. Not obsolete," says Arnold Schwarzenegger's Terminator defiantly, three decades after his...

White House lifts 40-year-old ban on cameras during public tours

whitehouseWASHINGTON--The White House lifted a 40-year-old ban on taking photos during public tours of the executive mansion on...

Sean Combs tumbles, Janet Jackson gets emotional at BET awards

coombsLOS ANGELES--Rapper Sean "Diddy" Combs took a tumble, Janet Jackson made an emotional appearance, and the BET TV...

Mayweather and Pacquiao top Forbes best paid celebrity list

celebritiesNEW YORK--Boxers Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao topped Forbes list of the world's 100 highest-paid celebrities...

Lionel Ritchie makes legend spot his own at Glastonbury

ritchieGLASTONBURY, England--Lionel Ritchie led a 100,000-strong karaoke session on Sunday as Glastonbury festival-goers...

FIFA scandal to get Hollywood movie treatment, Blazer's role may be key

blatterBLATTER--Actor-director Ben Affleck is to help produce a feature film about the corruption scandal that has rocked...

Mexicans bash Trump pinata, call him imbecile

trumppinataMEXICO CITY--Few presidents of Mexico have managed to unite the country in the way Donald Trump did after he launched...

Male strippers return for one last show in Magic Mike XXL

magicmikeLOS ANGELES--The world of male stripping returns to the silver screen in "Magic Mike XXL" with the performers back in...

Donald Trump to sue Univision for dropping Miss USA pageant

missuniverseNEW YORK--Donald Trump, the billionaire real estate developer, is planning to sue U.S. Spanish-language TV network...

Father of Maradona dies in Argentine clinic

maradonaBUENOS AIRES--The father of Argentine great Diego Maradona died on Thursday at the age of 87 after a battle against...

Bobbi Kristina Brown in hospice, boyfriend accused of abuse

brownATLANTA--Bobbi Kristina Brown, the only child of late singer Whitney Houston, was moved to hospice care on Wednesday...

Seinfeld fans reminisce in copy of TV series iconic apartment

seinfeldNEW YORK--Fans of the hit 1990s television show "Seinfeld" can lounge on comedian Jerry Seinfeld's battered sofa 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...