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'The time to act is now;' end children's suffering in Iraq and across the Middle East – UNICEF

July 22, 2017 No comments

'The time to act is now;' end children's suffering in Iraq and across the Middle East – UNICEF

INTERNATIONAL, 22 July 2017 – Calling for “immediate care and protection” for children caught up in violence in Iraq's war torn Mosul and other Middle East conflicts, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) today warned that the lives and futures of some 27 million across the region and parts of Africa are at risk. “The worst of the violence in Mosul may be over but for too many children in Mosul and in the region, “extreme suffering continues,” said, Geert Cappelaere, UNICEF Regional Director for the Middle East and North Africa. As for recently-liberated Mosul, he said that children in shock continue to be found, some reportedly among the debris or hidden in tunnels. Some have lost their families while fleeing to...

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Guterres 'strongly condemns' stabbing attack that left three Israelis dead in West Bank

July 22, 2017 No comments

Guterres 'strongly condemns' stabbing attack that left three Israelis dead in West Bank

INTERNATIONAL, 22 July 2017 – United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has strongly condemned yesterday evening's stabbing attack by a Palestinian perpetrator, which resulted in the death of three members of an Israeli family in the Halamish settlement in the occupied West Bank. “He conveys his condolences to the bereaved and wishes a speedy recovery to those injured,” according to a statement issued by the UN chief's Deputy Spokesman, Farhan Haq. Furth to the statement, Mr. Guterres again called on all to refrain from any actions or words that could further escalate an already volatile situation.

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Guterres 'strongly condemns' stabbing attack that left three Israelis dead in West Bank

July 22, 2017 No comments

Guterres 'strongly condemns' stabbing attack that left three Israelis dead in West Bank

INTERNATIONAL, 22 July 2017 – United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has strongly condemned yesterday evening's stabbing attack by a Palestinian perpetrator, which resulted in the death of three members of an Israeli family in the Halamish settlement in the occupied West Bank. “He conveys his condolences to the bereaved and wishes a speedy recovery to those injured,” according to a statement issued by the UN chief's Deputy Spokesman, Farhan Haq. Furth to the statement, Mr. Guterres again called on all to refrain from any actions or words that could further escalate an already volatile situation.

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In DR Congo, UN aid chief says world must 'not let down' millions of people in need

July 21, 2017 No comments

In DR Congo, UN aid chief says world must 'not let down' millions of people in need

INTERNATIONAL, 21 July 2017 – Wrapping up a four-day mission to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the United Nations humanitarian chief today urged the world “not to forget the DRC,” and called for scaled-up relief funding to help millions of people suffering from violence, diseases, and malnutrition. “I urge and encourage the international community not to let down the millions of people in need in the DRC. How many more clues do we need to step up? ” said UN Emergency Relief Coordinator Stephen O'Brien in a press release on the visit. Some 3.8 million people are now displaced within the DRC. An appeal for $748 million launched earlier this year has so far received less than 25 per cent...

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UN chief concerned about unfolding violence in Jerusalem's Old City

July 21, 2017 No comments

UN chief concerned about unfolding violence in Jerusalem's Old City

INTERNATIONAL, 21 July 2017 – United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today expressed concern about the situation in the Old City of Jerusalem, which has been the scene of escalating violence in recent days. In a statement, his spokesperson said that the Secretary-General “deeply deplores the death of three Palestinians in clashes today with the Israeli security forces and calls for these incidents to be fully investigated.” He urged the Israeli and Palestinian leaders to refrain from actions that could further escalate the situation. In today's statement, Mr. Guterres also called all political, religious and community leaders to help reduce tension. “The Secretary-General reiterates that the sanctity of religious sites should be respected as places for reflection, not violence,” the spokesperson said.

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Minister of TEATT Arrindell-Doncher returns with delegation from Caribbean Telecom Conference

Minister of TEATT Arrindell-Doncher returns with delegation from Caribbean Telecom…

PHILIPSBURG - Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Telecommunication and Transportation...

July 23, 2017 No comments

Independence for St. Martin Foundation Welcomes Statements by Dutch legislators

Independence for St. Martin Foundation Welcomes Statements by Dutch legislators

GREAT BAY - The Independence For St. Martin Foundation has...

July 23, 2017 No comments

SXM Weekly News gauges tourist/resident opinion on Beacon Hill road closure proposal

SXM Weekly News gauges tourist/resident opinion on Beacon Hill road…

BEACON HILL – SXM Weekly News by Electronic Online Publisher...

July 23, 2017 No comments

Police department very busy over the weekend. Responds to seven fights

Police department very busy over the weekend. Responds to seven…

PHILIPSBURG - The Police Department has been quite busy over...

July 23, 2017 No comments

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Kerai Kreative Style & Food, Fashion & Beauty Expo Host Girls Trip Movie Premiere

July 23, 2017

Kerai Kreative Style & Food, Fashion & Beauty Expo Host Girls Trip Movie Premiere

PHILIPSBURG - The long-awaited Summer release of Girls Trip is finally here. A film that is very rel...

MINISTRY OF JUSTICE GENERAL WEAPONS AUTHORIZATION

July 23, 2017

MINISTRY OF JUSTICE GENERAL WEAPONS AUTHORIZATION

PHILIPSBURG - The Minister of Justice herewith makes the following announcement: At the time, the Mi...

BASKETS FOR FIRE VICTIMS

July 23, 2017

BASKETS FOR FIRE VICTIMS

SIMPSON BAY - Due to the generosity of Mid Isle Rotarians, the Club members were able to shop and fi...

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PPA Leader Arrindell calls for immediate Government attention to flood prone areas

July 23, 2017 No comments

PPA Leader Arrindell calls for immediate Government attention to flood prone areas

PHILIPSBURG - Gracita Arrindell, Leader of the People’s Progressive Alliance (PPA) stated in a press release on Sunday: “There’s a popular Dutch saying that goes as follows; ‘Als het kalf verdonken is...

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Pre-Storm/Hurricane Preparations for Simpson Bay/Causeway Bridges for 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season

July 23, 2017 No comments

Pre-Storm/Hurricane Preparations for Simpson Bay/Causeway Bridges for 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season

SIMPSON BAY – Port St. Maarten would like to remind boat owners and mariners with respect to its protocols for pre-storm/hurricane preparations for the Simpson Bay and Causeway Bridges in connection w...

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Passenger tax - a tax on all their dreams

July 23, 2017 No comments

Passenger tax - a tax on all their dreams

SINT MAARTEN/COMMENTARY - What the Caribbean region needs is so simple: rapid, reliable mobility at reasonable rates. What makes it so difficult? It is almost as short and simple to explain. There are...

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First half of 2017 ranks 2nd hottest globally, behind 2016

July 22, 2017 No comments

First half of 2017 ranks 2nd hottest globally, behind 2016

SINT MAARTEN/CARIBBEAN - The first half of 2017 was the second warmest on record for Earth, only behind last year. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced Tuesday Earth’s averag...

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Frontier Airlines adds routes to Puerto Rico from Atlanta and Miami

July 23, 2017

Frontier Airlines adds routes to Puerto Rico from Atlanta and Miami

SINT MAARTEN/SAN JUAN – As of October 5, Frontier Airlines will expand its operations in Puerto Rico...

Forecasters upgrade hurricane season to 15 named storms. Four down 11 to go

July 22, 2017

Forecasters upgrade hurricane season to 15 named storms. Four down 11 to go

SINT MAARTEN/CARIBBEAN - Colorado State University (CSU) now expects a total of 15 named storms and ...

CBS: Seven out of ten Caribbean Dutch employed

July 21, 2017

CBS: Seven out of ten Caribbean Dutch employed

SABA/ST. EUSTATIUS - In 2016, 69 percent of the Caribbean Netherlands’ labour force (the population ...

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Rotterdam port may miss the boat in new trade with China

July 21, 2017 No comments

Rotterdam port may miss the boat in new trade with China

SINT MAARTEN/THE NETHERLANDS – Rotterdam port authority, backed by the Dutch government, must invest much more in logistics to and from China and the rest of southest Asia. Otherwise, Europe’s larges...

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Don’t eat garden veg, toxicologist tells Chemours plant locals

July 21, 2017 No comments

Don’t eat garden veg, toxicologist tells Chemours plant locals

SINT MAARTEN/THE NETHERLANDS – People living near the Chemours chemical factory in Dordrecht have been advised not to eat fruit or vegetables from their own gardens because the ground may be polluted,...

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TelEm Group carrying out maintenance works in Madame Estate area Tuesday

July 23, 2017

TelEm Group carrying out maintenance works in Madame Estate area Tuesday

POND ISLAND - TelEm Group technicians will be carrying out important maintenance works to a company ...

Territory Must Reinvent to Stem Slumping Arrivals. Sint Maarten looked at as a successful cruise port example

July 23, 2017

Territory Must Reinvent to Stem Slumping Arrivals. Sint Maarten looked at as a successful cruise port example

SINT MAARTEN/ST. THOMAS - At a town hall last Thursday on the island of St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Isla...

Disruptive Digital Economies and the Future of the Digital Economy Engage delegates

July 21, 2017

Disruptive Digital Economies and the Future of the Digital Economy Engage delegates

SINT MAARTEN/DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - Another interesting and informative day of discussion at CANTO 201...

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Tortola vs St Kitts in Battle of the Fittest Tournament - St. Maarten

July 23, 2017 No comments

Tortola vs St Kitts in Battle of the Fittest Tournament - St. Maarten

SINT MAARTEN/TORTOLA - The Virgin Islands (Tortola) is represented in the Battle of the Fittest Basketball Tournament in Dutch St Maarten, with some eleven players and they have won all games played s...

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Weather Forecast: Monday to Wednesday

July 23, 2017 No comments

Weather Forecast: Monday to Wednesday

PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST FOR ST. MAARTEN DATE ISSUED: Sunday, July 23, 2017 @ 18:00 LST (22:00 UTC) VALID UNTIL: Monday evening (18:00 LST) July 24, 2017 WEATHER:  Tonight through Monday evening: F...

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