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BlackBerry unveils new mid-market smartphone

blackberryBARCELONA/TORONTO--BlackBerry unveiled a new mid-market smartphone on Tuesday dubbed the BlackBerry Leap that is set to replace the Z3 device launched a year ago, in a move to woo buyers in certain emerging markets where BlackBerry still has a fairly large client base.
  The Waterloo, Ontario-based company said the phone, unveiled at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, would...

Costly shift to new credit cards won't fix security issues

creditcardCHICAGO--New technology about to be deployed by credit card companies will require U.S. consumers to carry a new kind...

Nasdaq hits highest level since 2000

nasdaqNEW YORK--The Nasdaq on Monday closed above 5,000 for the first time since the year 2000 dot-com bubble as tech...

Erdogan to talk to central bank governor, warns against treason

erdoganISTANBUL--Defending high interest rates is tantamount to treason, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan warned at the...

Samsung unveils sleek new Galaxy S6 phones

samsungSEOUL/BARCELONA--Samsung Electronics Co Ltd unveiled its latest Galaxy S smartphones featuring a slim body made from...

Venezuela swaps oil to import Nicaraguan coffee beans

beansNEW YORK/MANAGUA--Venezuela, once a proud exporter of premium coffee, has been reduced to swapping crude oil for...

India finds itself in "sweet spot" of lower deficits, more growth

indiaNEW DELHI--India can increase investment to drive economic growth without borrowing more, a key government report...

Bombardier's CSeries 300 jet takes to skies, outlook cloudy

bombardierTORONTO--Bombardier Inc launched a test flight of its CS300 jet on Friday, the larger version of its new CSeries...

AB InBev hikes dividend, plans $1 bln share buyback

beerLEUVEN, Belgium--Anheuser-Busch InBev , the world's largest brewer, announced a sharply higher dividend and a...

India aims to invest $137 bln in railways in next five years

railwaysNEW DELHI--India's government unveiled plans on Thursday to invest $137 billion in its decrepit rail network over the...

Brazil truckers strike drags on as government talks stall

strikeSAO PAULO--Truckers who blocked roads in 10 Brazilian states in an eighth day of protests struggled to find a...

China drops leading tech brands for state purchases

appleBEIJING--China has dropped some of the world's leading technology brands from its approved state purchase lists...

Yellen flags rate hikes on meeting-by-meeting basis

yellenWASHINGTON--The Federal Reserve is preparing to consider interest rate hikes "on a meeting-by-meeting basis," Fed...

Spain PM hails economic upturn in pitch to voters

spainMADRID--Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy announced new social welfare support on Tuesday and touted his...

Brazil edges closer to recession

brazilBRASILIA--Brazilian states and cities are scrambling to raise taxes and cut spending after years of excesses, nudging...

Cuban cigar maker eyes 25-30% of US market if embargo lifted

cigarHAVANA--Cuban cigar-maker Habanos S.A. expects to immediately gain 25 to 30 percent of the U.S. premium cigar market...

Kalashnikov turns sights back on military markets

kalashnikovABU DHABI--Russian firearms maker Kalashnikov Concern aims to concentrate on its markets in the Middle East and...

Greece readies EU reform promises

ATHENS--Greece's government prepared reform measures on Sunday to secure a financial lifeline from the euro zone, but...

Greece, euro zone agree four-month loan extension

greeceBRUSSELS--Euro zone finance ministers agreed in principle on Friday to extend Greece's financial rescue by four...

Nasdaq nears all-time highs as US exuberance yields to reason

NEW YORK--As the technology-heavy Nasdaq Composite Index closes in on the all-time high it reached in March 2000...

Wal-Mart, under pressure, boosts minimum US wage to $9 an hour

walmartNEW YORK--Wal-Mart Stores Inc said it would raise entry-level wages to $9 an hour, a 24 percent increase from the...

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Haitian community tries to help undocumented friend go home
Wednesday, 04 March 2015
COLE BAY--The Haitian community is joining hands to help a fellow community member who has fallen... Read more...
MPs call for clarity on taxi, bus permits
Wednesday, 04 March 2015
PHILIPSBURG--Government is called on to make the register of bus, taxi and tour-bus permits public... Read more...
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Guyana exploration revives Venezuela border dispute
Tuesday, 03 March 2015
GEORGETOWN, Guyana--The recent announcement that ExxonMobil's Deepwater Champion oil exploration... Read more...
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Conservation drones for Suriname forestry service
Monday, 02 March 2015
PARAMARIBO--The forestry service LBB since last week Thursday has two drones at its disposal to... Read more...
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Federal agents raid suspected maternity hotels in California
Tuesday, 03 March 2015
LOS ANGELES--Federal agents raided about 20 Southern California locations on Tuesday suspected of... Read more...
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Democrats scramble to defend Hillary Clinton over email flap
Tuesday, 03 March 2015
WASHINGTON--Democrats scrambled on Tuesday to contain the fallout for Hillary Clinton, their... Read more...
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Netanyahu draws clear rebuke from Obama over Iran speech
Tuesday, 03 March 2015
WASHINGTON--Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned the United States on Tuesday that it... Read more...
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Western leaders hint at more Russian sanctions over Ukraine
Tuesday, 03 March 2015
WASHINGTON--U.S. President Barack Obama and European leaders on Tuesday warned Russia that they... Read more...
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BlackBerry unveils new mid-market smartphone
Wednesday, 04 March 2015
BARCELONA/TORONTO--BlackBerry unveiled a new mid-market smartphone on Tuesday dubbed the BlackBerry... Read more...
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Costly shift to new credit cards won't fix security issues
Wednesday, 04 March 2015
CHICAGO--New technology about to be deployed by credit card companies will require U.S. consumers... Read more...
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Unpaid advice for my wife and Mark Mingo
Tuesday, 03 March 2015
Dear Editor, The reader will of course wonder what my wife and Mark Mingo have in common. Well,... Read more...
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Undecided
Tuesday, 03 March 2015
Dear Queenie, My ex-wife is getting married and I received an invitation to the wedding. Our... Read more...
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St. Maarten’s Morton steers Adele to victory
Tuesday, 03 March 2015
ANTIGUA- St. Maarten's top off-shore sailor and veteran racer Shag Morton of FKG Rigging steered... Read more...
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Southhampton wins, as Sunderland draws
Tuesday, 03 March 2015
LONDON-- Sadio Mane struck late to rejuvenate Southampton's fading battle for Champions League... Read more...
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Film on 2012 Delhi gang rape stokes debate on male mindset
Wednesday, 04 March 2015
NEW DELHI--A new documentary based on the fatal gang rape of a woman in New Delhi in 2012... Read more...
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Italian activist writer's trial tests freedom of expression
Wednesday, 04 March 2015
OME--When he lent his support to a fight against a high-speed train line through the mountains... Read more...
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Plans for a Community Garden taking shape in Indigo Bay
Friday, 27 February 2015
By Lisa Davis-Burnett When land is at a premium, economic considerations tend to dominate.... Read more...
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Tonight’s the Night!
Friday, 27 February 2015
~ Karibbean Jazz Summit at Port de Plaisance ~   Come out to the tent at Port de Plaisanceat... Read more...
Editorial - Reassuring
Tuesday, 03 March 2015
That Arke will be flying to Princess Juliana International Airport SXM twice weekly from Schiphol... Read more...
Editorial - My way or no way
Monday, 02 March 2015
Parliament's Permanent Committee for Inter-Parliamentary Affairs and Kingdom Relations hastily... Read more...
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Notices March 4
Tuesday, 03 March 2015
Schools Registration Hillside Christian Schools in St. Peters and Cay Hill is registering students... Read more...
Notices March 3
Monday, 02 March 2015
Book Launch Julio R. Romney invites the general public to the release of his book: "St. Maarten:... Read more...