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Avatar loses box office crown to romantic drama

LOS ANGELES--It had to happen sometime, but nobody expected the biggest film of all time to lose its North American box office crown this weekend to "Dear John", a low-budget "chick flick" with a pair of little-known stars.

The romantic drama opened at No. 1 with three-day sales of $32.4 million across the United States and Canada, crushing both industry forecasts and reigning champ "Avatar,"...

Controversial film acclaimed abroad but unseen by Syrians

DAMASCUS--Overseas, "The Long Night" has garnered critical acclaim and awards, but at home in Syria censors remain...

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New photos of Monroe put up for sale in New York

page39bNEW YORK--Photographs of Marilyn Monroe appearing relaxed and lounging around a New York apartment nine months before...

Computer whiz kid becomes Balkan celebrity at age 9

SKOPJE--Macedonia, which hopes to transform itself into a regional tech centre, could not be more proud of...

Oscar newcomer Kendrick is no newcomer, at all

LOS ANGELES--If the expression slow and steady wins the race is true, then actress Anna Kendrick has finally edged her...

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Woman seeks "Jessica Alba" makeover to win back lover

page51SHANGHAI--A Chinese woman is seeking extensive plastic surgery to look like U.S. actress Jessica Alba, mainly because...

Brittany Murphy died from pneumonia, anemia, drugs

LOS ANGELES--Actress Brittany Murphy's death in December was accidental and the result of pneumonia, anemia and...

Lawyers: Michael Jackson doctor negotiating surrender

LOS ANGELES--Lawyers for Michael Jackson's doctor said on Thursday they were negotiating his surrender to Los Angeles...

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Up a favorite in quality Oscar race for animation

page43aLOS ANGELES--The animation category at this year's Oscars ceremony presents a crowded field of singing frogs, sly...

Frontier Gandhi brings Pashtun peace icon to life

KABUL--Badshah Khan was so close to Mahatma Gandhi they shared reading glasses, inspiring jokes about their shared...

US executives get down and dirty in Undercover Boss

LOS ANGELES--Larry O'Donnell may be president of a Fortune 200 company. But the Waste Management chief operating...

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Avatar, Hurt Locker square off at Oscars

page47aLOS ANGELES--Fantasy "Avatar" and war movie "The Hurt Locker" claimed nine Oscar nominations each on Tuesday...

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Stars remake We Are The World for Haiti victims

pep2LOS ANGELES--Star-struck singers, rappers and actors, including Barbra Streisand, Kanye West and Miley Cyrus, checked...

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Celebrity endorsements surge at Grammy Awards

page47bLOS ANGELES--Would the Black Eyed Peas persuade you to shop at Target or Eric Clapton lure you to switch to...

Transformers, Bullock among Razzie contenders

LOS ANGELES--Box-office blockbuster "Transformers;Revenge of the Fallen" and the Will Ferrell flop "Land of the Lost"...

Filipino tribe brings back dead with clothing ritual

MANILA--Members of the Hanunuo Mangyan tribe in the Philippines do not leave their dead in the grave for long...

Beyonce, Kings of Leon win key Grammys

LOS ANGELES--R&B star Beyonce picked up five Grammy awards on Sunday, including the important song of the year award...

Bob Marley's spirit lives on at Grammys

LOS ANGELES--Bob Marley has been dead for 28 years, but his legacy lives on at the Grammys.

  Three of his sons...

Bigelow wins Directors top award for the Hurt Locker

LOS ANGELES--Kathryn Bigelow became the first woman to win the best director award from the Directors Guild of...

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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...