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IDB looking for region’s most innovative start-ups

IDBWASHINGTON DC--The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has launched a competition to select start-ups from Latin America and the Caribbean that will participate in the “Demand Solutions: Ideas for Improving Lives in Cities” conference later this year.

As part of the two-day conference which begins on September 29 in Washington DC, selected start-ups will have access to a series of...

Caribbean tourism records 17th straight quarter of growth

growNEW YORK, United States--Caribbean Tourism Organisation (CTO) chairman Richard Sealy says the Caribbean has “bolted...

Fakes worth US $60 million seized in operations across Americas & Caribbean, including Curaçao

fakeLYON, France--Car parts, fuel, food, detergent, cigars, shampoo and steel were among fake goods worth nearly US $60...

Tributes pour in following death of Dominica’s sixth president

tribROSEAU, Dominica--Dominica’s sixth president Dr. Nicholas Liverpool has died.

The 80-year-old passed away Monday...

Citizens of five Caribbean countries to get visa-free travel to Schengen area

EUROPE--Nationals of Dominica, Grenada, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines and Trinidad & Tobago no longer...

Rains flood Guyana capital, threaten three more days

GEORGETOWN, Guyana--Twenty-four hours of heavy rainfall resulted in extensive flooding in the capital and surrounding...

Education the way forward

univBRIDGETOWN, Barbados--Economic growth must be the top priority for the Caribbean and in order for the islands in the...

Barbados tourism sector records double-digit growth, breaks record

barbBRIDGETOWN, Barbados--Barbados’ tourism sector broke a 25-year record during the first quarter of 2015 to reach...

Haiti: US $50M for better access to clean water and sanitation in cholera hot spots

haitiWASHINGTON, DC--About 300,000 people from Haiti's cholera-affected rural areas and small towns will benefit from...

China bets on strategic ties with Latin America & the Caribbean

chinaSANTIAGO, Chile--China's Premier Li Keqiang has reaffirmed his country's commitment to working with the region, and a...

Suriname's Bouterse on track for second presidential term

desiSuriname's President Desi Bouterse (C) of the ruling National Democratic Party and his wife Ingrid are mobbed by...

Celebrity Cruises to increase number of overnight port stays in Caribbean

cruisBRIDGETOWN, Barbados--Selected regional destinations are expected to benefit from a decision by Celebrity Cruises to...

Suriname to the polls today, Monday

polls2Roadside campaigning

 

By Marvin Hokstam

 

PARAMARIBO--Political parties in Suriname held their final...

CWC set to introduce post-hurricane drones

droneBRIDGETOWN, Barbados--With a week to go before the June 1 official start of the Atlantic hurricane season, Cable...

Quake jolts Trinidad 2nd time this week; also felt in Grenada

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad--A second earthquake in three days jolted Trinidad and Tobago Thursday.

The quake, which...

Personal story reflects questionable Haitian immigration policy in Turks and Caicos

PROVIDENCIALES, TCI--In mid-May, a young Haitian woman and her ten-year-old daughter found that, after five years of...

Dominican Republic migrants rescued by US Coast Guard off grossly overloaded vessel

domMIAMI, USA--The US Coast Guard rescued 117 Dominicanos migrants east of the Dominican Republic on Wednesday...

Lung cancer vaccine developed by Cuba heads to United States

lungNEW YORK, USA--Cuba has attracted worldwide medical attention for developing and manufacturing a breakthrough lung...

Norwegian Dawn Cruise Ship Aground in Bermuda

shipHAMILTON, Bermuda--The Norwegian Dawn cruise ship with more than 3,700 people on board ran aground in Bermuda Tuesday...

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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...