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Two Cubans lose bids to become first opponents elected to office

cubaHAVANA, Cuba--Two Cuban dissidents on Sunday lost attempts to become the first openly declared political opponents to win election in Cuba since the 1959 revolution, each failing in races for Havana municipal assemblies.

Hildebrando Chaviano, 65, and Yuniel Lopez, 26, both said they had fallen behind by insurmountable margins and had no hope of winning.

The two were among of 27,379 candidates...

Former US President Jimmy Carter to head observer team to Guyana polls

jimmyGEORGETOWN, Guyana--Former United States President Jimmy Carter will lead an observer mission to monitor the May 11...

Caribbean and Latin America improve climate for infrastructure investment PPPs

develPUNTA DEL ESTE, Uruguay--The environment for private investment in infrastructure through public-private partnerships...

Geothermal development surveys begin in St. Lucia

geoCASTRIES, St Lucia--The Ministry of Sustainable Development recently completed the first leg of aerial and ground...

Flight from Britain forced to land in Bermuda after crew threatened

airHAMILTON, Bermuda--Two British men were left scrambling for cash to avoid going to jail after each was fined US...

Trinidad mother of four killed in freak accident

crashPORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad--A 39-year-old mother of four was killed after a vehicle crashed through the wall of her home...

Suriname Jamaican teen ISIS recruit traveling to Turkey

isisPARAMARIBO--A 16-year-old boy from Jamaica was refused passage through Suriname on Saturday morning, when Immigration...

ACP countries alarmed at collapse in sugar prices

SugarBRUSSELS, Belgium--African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) sugar suppliers have expressed concern with the sharp decline...

NOAA marine scientists to explore Caribbean sea

seaBRIDGETOWN, Barbados--Scientists from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in the United States...

Jamaica says ‘We’re ready’ to President Barack Obama

readyKINGSTON, Jamaica--Roads were paved, beautification of the main thoroughfares completed, security heightened and even...

Six dead in Haiti following heavy rains, severe flooding

floodPORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti--At least six people have died and several thousand homes are flooded as Haiti's rainy season...

2 dead in suspected murder suicide on cruise ship in PR

murdSAN JUAN, Puerto Rico--Investigations are being conducted into a suspected case of murder suicide after an...

Trinidad & Tobago, Cuba to develop multi-destination tourism packages

multiPORT OF SPAIN--Trinidad and Tobago says it has signed a cooperation agreement with Cuba that will allow for the...

Martelly sends condolences to Haitian church members following deadly crash

deadPORT AU PRINCE, Haiti--President Michel Martelly has expressed condolences to the members of the Haitian Assembly of...

Traditional herbal remedies used to treat chikungunya in Antigua

chikST JOHN'S, Antigua--Last summer Sira Berzas (38) from Antigua and Barbuda was struck down with chikungunya, the...

Antigua Prime Minister calls ‘plans’ for new airline to compete against LIAT ‘treason’

airST. JOHN'S, Antigua--Regional airline LIAT said Monday that it had taken note of the statements made by Prime...

Senior tourism official ‘embarrassed’ over long delay in airport opening

airpoKINGSTOWN, St. Vincent--Tourism Authority Chief Executive Officer Glen Beache says changing dates for the completion...

‘Exciting times’ for Suzuki Caribbean

suzuBRIDGETOWN, Barbados--Two new one-make circuit racing championships that look set to revolutionise regional motor...

EU, Cuba to speed up talks to normalise ties

cubaHAVANA, Cuba--The European Union (EU) says it has agreed with Cuba to expedite the pace of normalising ties with the...

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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...