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At Security Council, UN chief urges cooperation to tackle security challenges in Mediterranean

November 18, 2017 No comments

At Security Council, UN chief urges cooperation to tackle security challenges in Mediterranean

INTERNATIONAL, 17 November 2017 – The Mediterranean – a confluence of civilizations, cultures, religions, trade and migration – is facing multiple security challenges, such as terrorism, illicit trade in narcotics, environmental degradation and forced displacement, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said Friday. “The Mediterranean is a global junction of mutually enriching cultures, societies and economies. Yet violence and hatred are threatening that dynamism, to the detriment of the entire world,” Mr. Guterres told a meeting of the UN Security Council chaired by Angelino Alfano, the Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of Italy, which holds the 15-member body's presidency this month. Challenges facing the region include illicit trade in narcotics, weapons and petroleum products, large movements of refugees and migrants, regrettably managed by human...

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In major new report, UN environment chief urges ambitious action to save planet from 'pollution menace'

November 18, 2017 No comments

In major new report, UN environment chief urges ambitious action to save planet from 'pollution menace'

INTERNATIONAL, 17 November 2017 – Every part of the planet and every person is affected by pollution – the world's largest killer – and while solutions are within reach, new policies, enhanced public and private sector leadership, redirected investments and massive funding are all desperately needed, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has said. Pollution has significant negative impacts on human health and ecosystems, according to UNEP's most comprehensive assessment ever, which urges political leadership at all levels, high-level champions and commitments to achieve a pollution-free planet. The 2017 Executive Director's Report: Towards a Pollution-Free Planet, presented Thursday by UNEP Executive Director Erik Solheim, analyzes impacts on human health and ecosystems brought on by air, land, freshwater, marine, chemical and waste pollution. “It provides...

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UN agencies rush in medical supplies for thousands wounded in Iran-Iraq earthquake

November 17, 2017 No comments

UN agencies rush in medical supplies for thousands wounded in Iran-Iraq earthquake

INTERNATIONAL, 17 November 2017 – United Nations agencies have delivered medical supplies to the areas of Iran and Iraq struck by a devastating earthquake, and are urging vigilance against the possible outbreaks of infectious and waterborne diseases. The World Health Organization (WHO) has airlifted trauma kits and medical supplies to Iran to support treatment for thousands of people injured as a result of the 12 November quake. “Additional trauma kits are available in WHO's emergency logistical centre in Dubai and will be delivered as needed to health facilities reporting shortages,” said Michel Thieren, WHO Regional Emergency Director. “While there is no direct link between earthquakes and disease outbreaks, close monitoring for cases of infectious diseases, especially waterborne diseases, is also required,” he added. The supplies,...

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With UN support, more countries confronting threat of drug-resistant 'superbugs'

November 17, 2017 No comments

With UN support, more countries confronting threat of drug-resistant 'superbugs'

INTERNATIONAL, 17 November 2017 – Efforts to stem the spread of antimicrobial resistant pathogens on farms and in food systems are gaining strength, thanks to strong backing by governments and technical support from the United Nations to boost national capacities, the Organization's food security and health agencies reported Friday. According to the first annual survey conducted by FAO (the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN), WHO (World Health Organization) and a global intergovernmental body on animal health (World Organization for Animal Health), more than 6.5 billion people – over 90 per cent of the world's population – now live in country that has in place, or is developing a national action plan on antimicrobial resistance (AMR). “Nearly all of these plans cover both...

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UN-led ministerial conference in Moscow agrees universal commitment to end tuberculosis

November 17, 2017 No comments

UN-led ministerial conference in Moscow agrees universal commitment to end tuberculosis

INTERNATIONAL, 17 November 2017 – On Friday, 75 ministers announced a landmark agreement to take urgent action to end tuberculosis (TB) by 2030 at the conclusion of a World Health Organization (WHO) conference in Moscow, Russia, on eradicating the world's deadliest infectious disease. “Today marks a critical landmark in the fight to end TB,” said WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, at the closing of the first WHO Global Ministerial Conference on Ending Tuberculosis in the Sustainable Development Era, held in Moscow. “It signals a long overdue global commitment to stop the death and suffering caused by this ancient killer,” he added. Together with UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed and Mr. Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Russian President Vladimir Putin opened the Conference on 16 November. The gathering brought together...

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Friday was Alcohol Reduction Day

Friday was Alcohol Reduction Day

GREAT BAY, (DCOMM) – Friday, November 17 marked the 2nd...

November 17, 2017 No comments

Governor receives formation progress report. Screening of candidate ministers started

Governor receives formation progress report. Screening of candidate ministers started

HARBOUR VIEW – On Friday, November 17, 2017, His Excellency...

November 17, 2017 No comments

Doncher appoints local professionals to first full board of Tourism Authority

Doncher appoints local professionals to first full board of Tourism…

POND ISLAND - Minister of Tourism and Economic Affairs Mellissa...

November 16, 2017 No comments

Brother shoots other brother in the face on Thursday morning

Brother shoots other brother in the face on Thursday morning

REWARD - Detectives are presently investigating a shooting involving two...

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Building materials and durable goods for Saba have arrived

November 17, 2017

Building materials and durable goods for Saba have arrived

SABA - During the course of last week and this week two flat racks of building material and one cont...

St. Maarten Academy Graduation Rehearsals Begin

November 17, 2017

St. Maarten Academy Graduation Rehearsals Begin

CUL DE SAC - The Management of St. Maarten Academy would like to inform all students who will be gra...

Ministry of VROMI to initiate Roof Repair Program

November 16, 2017

Ministry of VROMI to initiate Roof Repair Program

POND ISLAND - The Ministry of VROMI will be initiating a roof repair program throughout several dist...

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Zwarte Piet supporters close motorway to stop demo as Sinterklaas arrives

November 18, 2017 No comments

Zwarte Piet supporters close motorway to stop demo as Sinterklaas arrives

SINT MAARTEN/THE NETHERLANDS – A group of pro-Zwarte Piet campaigners blocked the A7 motorway for a time on Saturday morning, halting two buses taking anti-Zwarte Piet campaigners to the Frisian town ...

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HYUNDAI AND SHELL WORKING TOGETHER WITH MOTORWORLD CONTRIBUTE $150,000 IN RELIEF SUPPORT TO ISLAND COMMUNITIES

November 17, 2017 No comments

HYUNDAI AND SHELL WORKING TOGETHER WITH MOTORWORLD CONTRIBUTE $150,000 IN RELIEF SUPPORT TO ISLAND COMMUNITIES

COLE BAY - Hyundai Motor Corporation (HMC) and Shell working together with Motorworld, have pledged $150,000 in post-hurricane relief support to St. Maarten/St. Martin, and the surrounding region. HMC...

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Bonn: UN conference closes with renewed urgency for greater ambition to tackle climate change

November 17, 2017 No comments

Bonn: UN conference closes with renewed urgency for greater ambition to tackle climate change

INTERNATIONAL/CARIBBEAN, 17 November 2017 – The United Nations Climate Conference (COP23) wrapped up on Friday in Bonn, Germany, with delegations expressing a renewed sense of urgency and a need for g...

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A TIME 4 A CHANGE

November 16, 2017 No comments

A TIME 4 A CHANGE

SINT MAARTEN/COMMENTARY - Recently, the Caretaker Prime Minister decided to play tit for tat with the Parliament and invoked Article 59 of our constitution to dissolve Parliament and call new election...

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Be aware of Trucks with Ministry VROMI sign on the windshield

November 16, 2017

Be aware of Trucks with Ministry VROMI sign on the windshield

POND ISLAND - The Ministry of VROMI would like inform the general public that trucks with a VROMI si...

UTS Saturday openings continue

November 16, 2017

UTS Saturday openings continue

PHILIPSBURG - UTS will continue to open its doors on Saturdays for the upcoming three weeks. This af...

MP Wescot says signing of border control agreement egoistic. Awaiting Integrity Chamber Ordinance

November 16, 2017

MP Wescot says signing of border control agreement egoistic. Awaiting Integrity Chamber Ordinance

PHILIPSBURG – “The signing of the border control agreement reveals an egoistic and self-serving figh...

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Many Dutch children still don’t eat enough fruit and vegetables: report

November 17, 2017 No comments

Many Dutch children still don’t eat enough fruit and vegetables: report

SINT MAARTEN/THE NETHERLANDS – Although Dutch children are eating more fruit and vegetables than they used to five years ago, many still don’t eat the recommended amount, according to a new report by ...

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Loosdrecht road racer jailed for four years for role in fatal crash

November 17, 2017 No comments

Loosdrecht road racer jailed for four years for role in fatal crash

SINT MAARTEN/THE NETHERLANDS – A father and son who took part in an impromptu road race through a Dutch village which left a 19-year-old woman dead have been found guilty of causing her death by reckl...

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Eight arrested in Amsterdam in joint Dutch Irish drugs crackdown

November 18, 2017

Eight arrested in Amsterdam in joint Dutch Irish drugs crackdown

SINT MAARTEN/THE NETHERLANDS – A joint campaign between Dutch and Irish police has resulted in the a...

VanEps Kunneman VanDoorne celebrates eightieth anniversary

November 17, 2017

VanEps Kunneman VanDoorne celebrates eightieth anniversary

SINT MAARTEN/CURACAO - To celebrate the 80th anniversary of VanEps Kunneman VanDoorne, the firm laun...

Dutch State secretary Knops visits St. Maarten, St. Eustatius and Saba

November 16, 2017

Dutch State secretary Knops visits St. Maarten, St. Eustatius and Saba

SABA/ST. EUSTATIUS - State secretary Knops (Interior and Kingdom Relations) is visiting the three Wi...

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IBM, Packet Clearing House and Global Cybersecurity Alliance launch Quad9 with strong presence in Africa and the Caribbean

November 17, 2017 No comments

IBM, Packet Clearing House and Global Cybersecurity Alliance launch Quad9 with strong presence in Africa and the Caribbean

NEW YORK — Hard as you try to protect your privacy and stay safe online, certain major Internet industry players routinely collect and store your personally identifiable information and resell it whol...

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Weather Forecast: Saturday to Monday

November 17, 2017 No comments

Weather Forecast: Saturday to Monday

PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST FOR ST. MAARTEN DATE ISSUED: Friday, November 17, 2017 @ 18:00 LST (22:00 UTC) VALID UNTIL: Saturday evening (18:00 LST) November 18, 2017 WEATHER: Tonight through Saturday...

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