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Suriname to the polls today, Monday

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By Marvin Hokstam


PARAMARIBO--Political parties in Suriname held their final rallies on Saturday night, ahead of the general elections on Monday, May 25. As things were left on the eve of the voting, President Desi Bouterse’s National Democratic Party (NDP) appears dead straight opposite the six opposition parties that formed the V7 coalition.


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...

Cuba finally accepts citizens held at sea by US Coast Guard

cubaHAVANA, Cuba--Dozens of Cuban migrants who were stuck on a United States Coast Guard ship after being detained at...

Gun charge against Buju Banton dropped in deal with prosecutors

bujuFLORIDA, United States--Jailed Jamaican reggae star Buju Banton will be out of prison in less than four years, after...

Trinidadians promised TT $100 houses under People’s Partnership government

kamlaPORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad--People who have been living in Housing Development Corporation (HDC) units for over thirty...

Concerns voiced over UN Haiti mission budget cuts

haitiNEW YORK, USA--As Haiti approaches presidential and municipal elections, adequate international support was needed to...

France to modernise Haiti’s education system

PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti--French President François Hollande has promised to finance a large-scale education programme...

Hollande promises to pay 'moral debt' to former colony Haiti

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti--French President Francois Hollande pledged to pay back a "moral debt" to Haiti during a visit...

Violence erupts during wait for Guyana election results

GEORGETOWN, Guyana--Following unrest in the capital after voting closed Monday, the Guyana Elections Commission GECOM...

Antigua govt responds to bank strike threat

ST. JOHN'S, Antigua--Government has accused one of the country's largest trade unions of trying to deliberately...

Environmentalists want probe into ‘hate rallies’

NASSAU, The Bahamas--More than two months after filing an official complaint about a series of hostile and...

Two cancer centres coming to Jamaica

KINGSTON, Jamaica--Government is investing US $14.5 million to set up two cancer treatment centres equipped with...

Courts treats mothers to special dinner for its 50th anniversary

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados--It was a night to remember as Courts honoured mothers in grand style, with a gourmet...

lottery scammer convicted in US

NORTH DAKOTA, United States--A Jamaican who helped to swindle middle-age and elderly people out of more than $5...

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AUC honours Best with transformational award
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MAHO--St. Maarten Inspector General Dr. Earl Best was one of several persons to receive the... Read more...
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Fate of domestic surveillance program uncertain after vote
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WASHINGTON--The U.S. Senate blocked a measure to extend spy agencies' bulk collection of Americans'... Read more...
Obama reaffirms commitment to Israel security to American Jews
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Middle East business leaders meet in shadow of ISIS
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DEAD SEA, Jordan--Islamic State militants were not invited to a conference of several hundred... Read more...
Education, St. Maarten’s primary emergency
Sunday, 24 May 2015
Dear Editor, Allow me to first of all inform you that I am not an educator nor do I pretend to have... Read more...
Happy showering
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Dear Queenie, Bwahahahahahahahahaha! Thanks for the LOL! Because of you I spilled coffee on my... Read more...
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Sunday, 24 May 2015
BELVEDERE— Learning Unlimited Hotshots won the age Seven and Under Champions in the 23rd edition... Read more...
Nevis lifts third Masters Cup
Sunday, 24 May 2015
CUL DE SAC—Nevis Masters Cricket Team lifted its third consecutive Leeward Island Masters... Read more...
Sweden's Zelmerlow wins Eurovision Song Contest
Monday, 25 May 2015
VIENNA--Sweden's Mans Zelmerlow won the final of the Eurovision Song Contest in Vienna on Sunday,... Read more...
France wins big, Italy, Blanchett lose out in Cannes
Monday, 25 May 2015
CANNES, France--French film "Dheepan" won the top Palme d'Or prize for director Jacques Audiard at... Read more...
Wednesday, 20 May 2015
Hans Minnaert: The creative force behind Forget the Popcorn Social media has been abuzz lately with... Read more...
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Wednesday, 20 May 2015
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Notices May 25
Monday, 25 May 2015
Summer Camp Skills Educational Summer Camp is registering children ages 3 to 18 for its Summer... Read more...
Notices May 22
Thursday, 21 May 2015
Friday May 22 FREE BIRD WALK Organised by Environmental Protection in the Caribbean (EPIC) and... Read more...