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Subaru suppliers have been told to treat workers fairly

subaruTOKYO--Fuji Heavy Industries, the parent company of automaker Subaru, has told its network of suppliers that it expects them to treat workers fairly and to uphold "human rights and international standards of behavior."
  "Fuji Heavy Industries does not condone the exploitation of any class of worker, either in its own operations or within its supply chain," the company said in a statement...

Greece may seek up to 24 billion euros

greeceATHENS--Greece may seek 24 billion euros in a first tranche of bailout aid from international lenders in August to...

Pacific Rim free trade talks fall short of deal

tradetppLAHAINA, Hawaii--Pacific Rim trade ministers failed to clinch a deal on Friday to free up trade between a dozen...

Apple, BMW in courtship with an eye on car collaboration

bmwFRANKFURT/SAN FRANCISCO--BMW and Apple may rekindle a courtship put on hold after an exploratory visit by executives...

In rural China, shoppers go online - with a little help

ecommerceTONGLU, China--Cheng Yonghao left his village in central Henan province almost 20 years ago, not expecting to return...

Sultans of shrink pack more chips into smart wearables

chipsTAIPEI--The latest chapter in the miniaturisation of increasingly smart consumer electronics lies in the hands of...

Venezuela troops occupy Polar food distribution warehouses

polarCARACAS--Venezuelan troops occupied a Caracas warehouse complex used by local food giant Empresas Polar and Nestle to...

Euro zone's inflation-less recovery gains traction

spaineconomyBERLIN--Confidence in the euro zone economy hit a four-year high in July and the European Central Bank said recovery...

Tourism boom drives Japan to convert offices into hotels

japanhotelTOKYO--Record tourists to Japan are stretching the ability of hotels to accommodate them in a sector constrained by...

Hollande gambles on jobs growth for 2nd term bid

hollandePARIS--French President Francois Hollande, who has long pledged only run for a second term in office if unemployment...

China shares fall again as Beijing scrambles to calm stock markets

chinamarketsSHANGHAI--Chinese shares fell on Tuesday, as Beijing scrambled once again to prop up a stock market whose wild...

Nigeria tech enclave springs up in Lagos suburb

yabaLAGOS--At first glance, Yaba is like many other parts of Nigeria's sprawling commercial capital: a cacophony of car...

Offshore wind power gets foothold in US with Rhode Island project

windfarmNEW SHOREHAM, Rhode Island--Rhode Island's Deepwater Wind began installing the foundations for North America's first...

Puerto Rico tourism industry lags rivals, offers little relief from debt crisis

normandieSAN JUAN--Puerto Rico may sport palm trees, pristine beaches and glorious weather but its tourism industry is losing...

Nigeria's president plans to split state oil company into two entities

nigeriaoilABUJA--Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari plans to split the state-owned Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation...

Trans-Pacific trade negotiators face high-wire act in Hawaii

milkWASHINGTON--Pacific Rim officials meet in Hawaii this week for talks that could make or break an ambitious trade deal...

Boeing looks at pricey titanium in bid to stem 787 losses

boeingSEATTLE--Boeing Co, which loses about $23 million on every 787 Dreamliner passenger jet that leaves the factory, is...

Spain job insecurities mar labour rebound

spaineconomyMADRID--Eric Martin, a freelance property agent, also drives trucks and sometimes moonlights as a football referee...

GM’s earnings more than doubles on US truck demand; shares jump

gmDETROIT--General Motors Co shares surged in premarket trading Thursday after the automaker reported adjusted net...

Iran deal offers faint hope for Iranian-American banking woes

irannuclearNEW YORK--The Iran nuclear pact could eventually help thousands of Iranian-Americans who have struggled with red...

Plant milkers seek molecules for medicines and make-up

plantmilkingLARONXE, France--A quiet village in eastern France is home to an unusual greenhouse.
  Farmers at the site in...

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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...