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In chokehold death, NY police tactics clash with moves to mend relations

chokeNEW YORK- - When Bill Bratton returned in January for a second stint as New York City's police commissioner, he often invoked two priorities - to mend relations with black and Latino citizens and to keep serious crime down with the same methods he used in the 1990s.
  Just months into the job, those two missions appear to have clashed violently in the death of Eric Garner outside a Staten...

Emaciated children in South Sudan point to looming famine

LEER, South Sudan--A surge in the number of emaciated children arriving at a feeding centre in Leer, a muddy...

Sierra Leone religious leaders slam handling of Ebola crisis

FREETOWN--Religious leaders in Sierra Leone have criticised the government's handling of an Ebola outbreak that has...

Bodies, black boxes handed over from Ukraine crash site

DONETSK, Ukraine--The remains of some of the nearly 300 victims of the Malaysia Airlines plane downed over Ukraine...

Russia challenges accusations that Ukraine rebels shot down airliner

MOSCOW--Russia's Defence Ministry on Monday challenged accusations pro-Russian rebels were to blame for shooting down...

Russia challenges accusations that Ukraine rebels shot down airliner

MOSCOW--Russia's Defence Ministry on Monday challenged accusations pro-Russian rebels were to blame for shooting down...

Friend of accused Boston bomber found guilty of obstructing justice

BOSTON--A U.S. jury on Monday found a friend of the accused Boston Marathon bomber guilty of obstructing the...

Obama: Biden would make 'superb' president

WASHINGTON--President Barack Obama said Joe Biden would make a "superb" president, but questioned whether his vice...

Crews make progress in calming massive wildfire

wildfireSEATTLE--A massive wildfire raging east of Washington state's Cascade Mountains showed some sign of calming Sunday...

Fishermen tangle lines in US battle over popular snapper

snapperHOUSTON--Weekend sportfisherman Charlie Caplinger says he can hardly drop a line in the Gulf of Mexico without...

Scammers target families of illegal child immigrants

SAN ANTONIO--U.S. officials warned on Sunday that scammers are attempting to prey on the families of some of the tens...

After US deportation, a Honduran mother and daughter's uncertain fate

hondurasTEGUCIGALPA--When 9-year-old Genesis stepped off a plane in Honduras after being deported from the United States, she...

Americans step up deportation of Central American child migrants

SAN PEDRO SULA, Honduras--More than 40 Central American children were expelled from the United States on flights to...

US senators to GM: Why wasn't top lawyer fired?

gmrecallWASHINGTON--U.S. senators on Thursday demanded to know why General Motors Co did not fire its top lawyer after it was...

Couple conserves amid drought, could face fine for brown lawn

LOS ANGELES--A Southern California couple who scaled back watering their lawn amid the state's ongoing drought...

Florida judge strikes down voter-approved same-sex marriage ban

MIAMI--A county judge in Florida struck down on Thursday the state's gay marriage ban, the latest in a string of...

CDC director pressed over dangerous pattern of lapses

anthraxWASHINGTON--U.S. lawmakers on Wednesday faulted a "dangerous pattern" of safety lapses at government laboratories...

US hits top firms with toughest Russia sanctions

obamaWASHINGTON--President Barack Obama imposed the biggest package of U.S. economic sanctions yet on Russia on Wednesday...

Kerry, Hagel to visit India to push strategic ties

WASHINGTON--America's top diplomat and the head of its Defense Department will visit India in coming weeks seeking to...

Washington: deportation of Honduran children a warning to illegal migrants

hondurasWASHINGTON/TEGUCIGALPA--The White House said on Tuesday that Central Americans trying to cross the U.S. border should...

CBO forecasts 2039 public debt at 106 percent of GDP

WASHINGTON--U.S. public debt remains on an unsustainable path and will reach 106 percent of economic output in 25...

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Clive Richardson promoted to Chief of Fire Department
Wednesday, 23 July 2014
CAY HILL--Clive Richardson (42) was sworn in as the new chief of the Fire Department on Thursday.... Read more...
SZV opens Inspection Department, to crack down on delinquent businesses
Wednesday, 23 July 2014
~ Step up premium collection ~ PHILIPSBURG--Social and Health Care Insurance SZV has opened its... Read more...
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Paramaribo retains spot on World Heritage Site List
Tuesday, 22 July 2014
PARAMARIBO--Suriname is retaining its spot on the World Heritage Site list of the United Nations... Read more...
Police kill man dousing station with gasoline
Monday, 21 July 2014
PARAMARIBO--A police officer shot and killed a man on Sunday morning, who reportedly was pouring... Read more...
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In chokehold death, NY police tactics clash with moves to mend relations
Tuesday, 22 July 2014
NEW YORK- - When Bill Bratton returned in January for a second stint as New York City's police... Read more...
Emaciated children in South Sudan point to looming famine
Monday, 21 July 2014
LEER, South Sudan--A surge in the number of emaciated children arriving at a feeding centre in... Read more...
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Suicide attack escalates Libya violence, oil output slips
Tuesday, 22 July 2014
BENGHAZI, Libya- - A twin suicide bombing at a Libyan army base in Benghazi killed at least four... Read more...
Gaza death toll tops 500, US steps up ceasefire efforts
Monday, 21 July 2014
GAZA/JERUSALEM--The United States, alarmed by escalating civilian bloodshed in an Israeli offensive... Read more...
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McDonald's CEO: 'deceived' by audit of China meat plant
Tuesday, 22 July 2014
CHINA- McDonald's Corp feels "a bit deceived" by the audit it received for Shanghai Husi Food Co... Read more...
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Yum and McDonald's apologize as new China food scandal hits
Monday, 21 July 2014
SHANGHAI/LOS ANGELES--Yum Brands Inc and McDonald's Corp are facing a new food safety scare in... Read more...
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Sustainability & the economy
Tuesday, 22 July 2014
Dear Editor, Lately, the terms economic diversification and sustainable development seem to have... Read more...
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Santa’s helper
Tuesday, 22 July 2014
Dear Queenie, As long as you are on the subject of Christmastime, what do you tell a child who is... Read more...
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Rogers's switch in focus pays off with stage win
Tuesday, 22 July 2014
BAGNERES DE LUCHON, France-- Michael Rogers abandoned his dream of winning a grand tour to target... Read more...
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Avenir Sportif Club's Sareena Carti
Monday, 21 July 2014
Avenir Sportif Club's Sareena Carti (Seen on left with Dutchside Prime Minister Sarah... Read more...
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Douglas, Keaton get second chance at love in 'And So It Goes'
Tuesday, 22 July 2014
NEW YORK- - Michael Douglas is more accustomed to playing dashing leading men and corporate types,... Read more...
Robert Downey Jr top earning actor
Monday, 21 July 2014
NEW YORK--Robert Downey Jr, the star of Disney's Marvel superhero film franchises "Iron Man," and... Read more...
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Dine - 3 Amigos
Wednesday, 23 July 2014
~ Light-hearted fun/ fare ~ We needed a break from all the fix-it house chores that seem to... Read more...
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Win a Trip
Wednesday, 23 July 2014
...... to see Eminem and Rihanna live ~ By listening to X104.3fm ~ If you're an Eminem and Rihanna... Read more...
Editorial - The fewer the better
Tuesday, 22 July 2014
Curaçao has decided to give owners of illegal firearms the opportunity to hand these in without... Read more...
Better late than never
Monday, 21 July 2014
The Democratic Party (DP) now says it favours dollarisation (see related article). The announcement... Read more...
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Wednesday July. 23, 2014
Wednesday, 23 July 2014
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Tuesday July 22, 2014
Tuesday, 22 July 2014
Notices July 23
Tuesday, 22 July 2014
Referee/Judge Clinic Bose Promotion along with the St. Maarten Boxing Association will be hosting a... Read more...
Notices July 10
Wednesday, 09 July 2014
Referee/Judge Clinic Bose Promotion along with the St. Maarten Boxing Association will be hosting a... Read more...