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50 years of cutting cane may not be enough to keep Dominican Republic from deporting Haitians

haitiSANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic--When André Pérez first left Haiti for the Dominican Republic in 1964, his new employer gave him a machete, a gallon of water and a bag. The 14-year-old boy went to work cutting cane, one of the most gruelling jobs the hemisphere offers, and one that is intimately tied to the advent of racial slavery his birth country had rebelled against in the 18th century...

One dead in freak storm

storm-2PARAMARIBO--One man died Sunday morning, when a tree fell on top of his car during a freak storm. The storm that was...

Barbados govt defends tax on sweet drinks

sodaBRIDGETOWN, Barbados--A week-and-a-half after announcing a ten per cent tax on carbonated soft drinks, juice drinks...

Water every 3rd day for Puerto Ricans as drought approaches historic levels

drougSAN JUAN, Puerto Rico--Amid one of the worst droughts in Puerto Rico's history, the government has ramped up drinking...

ExxonMobil to continue exploring in Guyana waters despite Venezuela claim

exxoGEORGETOWN, Guyana--Don't expect Guyana to stop its offshore oil exploration because Venezuela is claiming...

Caricom urged to speak out for Haitians facing deportation in DR

haitiSANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic--Outrage is growing over the Dominican Republic's move to deport hundreds of...

Russia to help Jamaica agriculture and possibly import meat and crops

RussKINGSTON, Jamaica--Russia has promised to help Jamaica restore its mined-out bauxite lands to full agricultural...

Teachers reject new pay offer

teachKINGSTON, Jamaica--Despite an increased offer late Friday night from the Government, public school teachers voted...

Wal-Mart evades taxes through offshore companies registered in various countries including Curaçao

WalmARKANSAS, US--Wal-Mart Stores Inc. owns more than US $76 billion of assets through a web of units in offshore tax...

EU blacklists 14 Caribbean countries as among world’s worst tax havens

listBRIDGETOWN, Barbados--Fourteen Caribbean countries are among thirty territories blacklisted by the European Union...

Warner unravels

jackPORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad--Hard on the heels of his bizarre voluntary admission that he conspired to conceal the...

Fake goods seized in Trinidad, Cuba and Curaçao in massive operation

fakeLYON, France--Fake electrical goods in Trinidad and Tobago, fake brand-name cigars in Cuba, and t-shirts and jeans in...

Trinidad PM dismisses Warner’s claim that ganja was found at her house

mariPORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad--Another allegation by Jack Warner – this time that marijuana was found at the home of...

Toute Bagai pushing Caribbean exports

tout025PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad--The Caribbean Export OUTLOOK, the flagship publication of the Caribbean Export Development...

Denmark spends millions of kroner on Caribbean cruises for young criminals

rehabCOPENHAGEN, Denmark--In a move that appears worthy of inclusion in Ripley's Believe It Or Not, Danish municipalities...

British comedian buys time on Trinidad television to urge Warner to rat out FIFA

comedPORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad--British comedian John Oliver, the host of the HBO series "Last Week Tonight," purchased time...

NASA responds to predictions of catastrophic asteroid impact and tsunami near Puerto Rico

asterLONDON, England--End-of-time predictors have claimed that a massive asteroid hurtling towards Earth will destroy...

Caribbean at risk of not meeting goal of reducing deaths from NCDs

ncdsBRIDGETOWN, Barbados--Based on current trends, and despite measures implemented to reduce the impact of...

JetBlue Airways employee drowns in Tobago after jumping off boat

drownSCARBOROUGH, Tobago--A 48-year-old Jet Blue Airways employee drowned over the weekend in Tobago after jumping off a...

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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...