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Bouterse sworn in for second term as Suriname’s president

swornPARAMARIBO--President Desi Bouterse was sworn in for a second term in office on Wednesday. Shortly after accepting the presidential sash from National Assembly chair Jennifer Geerlings-Simons, the president swore in his fifteen-man team of Ministers. “For the first time in our political history, the people of Suriname have given Government to a political belief that considers ethnicity as a...

Haitian officials mostly satisfied with conduct of Sunday’s poll

haitiPORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti--Haitian government officials and election authorities expressed satisfaction on Sunday with...

More illegal Haitian and Cuban immigrants apprehended at sea

immiNASSAU, Bahamas--Law enforcement authorities in The Bahamas have held yet another group of Haitians trying to get...

Senate gives green light for economic citizenship programme in St. Lucia

citizCASTRIES, St. Lucia--St. Lucia is set to become the fifth Eastern Caribbean nation to introduce a Citizenship by...

IDB grants Jamaica US $130M loan for economic growth programme

loanKINGSTON, Jamaica--The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) approved a US $130-million loan to Jamaica on Wednesday...

Former Trinidad Cabinet minister calls on PM to step aside until cleared in probes

probePORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad--A former minister who now leads the regional chapter of the Global Organisation of...

Jamaica expanding cassava industry with Colombian help

cassKINGSTON, Jamaica--Government is moving to expand the cassava industry through partnerships with the private sector...

Work to begin on geothermal plant in Dominica this year

ROSEAU, Dominica--Dominica is nearing the end of negotiations with French investors to start building the islands...

Trinidadians feel 4.6-magnitude quake as it shakes parts of country

quakePORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad--The seismic activity in the region continues, with Trinidad and Tobago experiencing a...

Suriname bank with half billion US dollars in assets acquired by Trinidad’s Republic Bank

rbcPORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad--Republic Bank Limited has welcomed a new territory into the fold of the expanding financial...

Caricom, Vatican establish diplomatic relations; Haiti-DR issue already raised

VatiGEORGETOWN, Guyana--There is now, for the first time ever, a Vatican Ambassador to the Caribbean Community Caricom...

One of most rare seabirds rediscovered in Dominica 150 years after last seen

rareROSEAU, Dominica--More than 150 years after it was believed to have been wiped out in Dominica, the rare 968...

Man shot by friends who mistake him for animal

shotPARAMARIBO--Police have arrested two men for illegal gun possession and use on Tuesday, July 27, after one of them...

Caribbean on high alert against bird flu

birdsBRIDGETOWN--Veterinary officers and stakeholders in the poultry sector in the Caribbean are on high alert and...

One escapee murdered, surviving one surrenders

surrenPORT OF SPAIN--The hunt for two of the prisoners who broke out of prison last Friday ended Sunday, with one murdered...

St. Lucia to make incentives available to offshore educational institutions

incenCASTRIES, St. Lucia--The St. Lucia government has taken a step to make incentives available to offshore educational...

Activity continues at Kick ’em Jenny, authorities say there is no major threat

kickPORT OF SPAIN--An orange alert remains in place as elevated activity at underwater volcano Kick ‘em Jenny...

9 grants awarded for research at UG

grantsGEORGETOWN, Guyana--Nine grants have been awarded to faculty members of the University of Guyana (UG) who are looking...

Orange Alert - elevated at 'Kick 'em Jenny' in Grenada

ST GEORGE’S, Grenada (CMC)--An increase in seismic activities at the submarine volcano "Kick ‘m Jenny" on...

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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...