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‘World has failed’ victims of genocide too often: Guterres

December 09, 2019 No comments

‘World has failed’ victims of genocide too often: Guterres

INTERNATIONAL, 9 December 2019, Human Rights - Too often, “the world has failed” populations under threat of genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes and ethnic cleansing, Secretary-General António Guterres said in his message for the International Day of Commemoration and Dignity of the Victims of Genocide on Monday. Marking the day at a round table event, Chef de Cabinet Maria Luiza Viotti spoke on behalf of the UN chief, saying that, genocide remains “a scourge…causing great suffering”.  “On this day we remember and pay tribute to the victims of the horrendous crime of genocide” she stated, encouraging all to reflect on what can be done to uphold the responsibilities set out in the Genocide Convention. She maintained that the devastating impact on the victims, communities and society...

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UN Assembly calls on all States to observe Olympic Truce throughout Tokyo Summer Games

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UN Assembly calls on all States to observe Olympic Truce throughout Tokyo Summer Games

INTERNATIONAL, 9 December 2019, SDGs - The General Assembly on Monday urged United Nations Member States to observe the Olympic Truce – the ancient Greek tradition calling for the cessation of hostilities before, during and after the Games – in the context of next year’s Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo, Japan. The symbolic Truce would start one week before the XXXII Olympiad, set for 24 July to 9 August 2020, and the XVI Paralympic Game, to be held from 25 August to 6 September 2020.     Adopting a consensus resolution, the 193-Member Assembly underlined the importance of cooperating to “collectively implement the values of the Olympic truce around the world,” and agreed to “cooperate with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the International Paralympic Committee in their efforts to use sport...

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COP25: Global investors urge countries to meet climate action goals

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COP25: Global investors urge countries to meet climate action goals

INTERNATIONAL, 9 December 2019, Climate Change - More than 630 investors who collectively manage over $37 trillion in assets are calling on governments across the world to step up action to address climate change and achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement.  Their call to action came in a statement signed on Monday in Madrid, where countries are attending the UN COP25 conference to strengthen implementation of the 2015 treaty which seeks to limit global temperature rise to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels.    “The global shift to clean energy is underway, but much more needs to be done by governments to accelerate the low carbon transition and to improve the resilience of our economy, society and the financial system to climate risks,” the investors wrote.  The Global Investor Statement to Governments on Climate Change urges action that includes phasing out thermal coal power,...

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Human Rights Day celebrates ‘tremendous activism’ of the world’s young people

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Human Rights Day celebrates ‘tremendous activism’ of the world’s young people

INTERNATIONAL, 9 December 2019, Human Rights - The United Nations is highlighting the role of young people in leading the way to a better future for all people for this year’s observance of Human Rights Day, celebrated on Tuesday.  They are the ones who are “bringing human rights to life”, as UN Secretary-General António Guterres stated in his message for the day. “Globally, young people are marching, organizing, and speaking out: For the right to a healthy environment, for the equal rights of women and girls, to participate in decision-making, and to express their opinions freely”, he said.  “They are marching for their right to a future of peace, justice and equal opportunities.”   Human Rights Day commemorates the 10 December 1948 adoption by the UN General Assembly of the landmark Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which proclaims the inalienable rights of...

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UN chief urges emergency fund support as one of the ‘most effective investments’ in humanitarian action

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UN chief urges emergency fund support as one of the ‘most effective investments’ in humanitarian action

INTERNATIONAL, 9 December 2019, Humanitarian Aid - The UN’s Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF), is “one of the most effective investments you can make in humanitarian action”, Secretary-General, António Guterres told a high-level pledging event at UN Headquarters in New York on Monday. “It is the only global emergency fund that is fast, predictable and flexible enough to reach tens of millions of people each year”, according to the UN chief, who maintained that the fund supports a “well-coordinated global humanitarian response system with an enormous network of partners to help the most vulnerable”.    Since its creation 13 years ago, the fund has allocated over $6 billion to support life-saving assistance in 104 countries, protecting millions of people, sometimes within hours of the onset of an emergency. Mr....

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Government and World Bank Sign US$72 million Grant Agreement for Reconstruction of Airport

Government and World Bank Sign US$72 million Grant Agreement for…

SINT MAARTEN/WASHINGTON - The World Bank and the Government of...

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Rotary Club, Ace, and Kooyman Assisting the Dr. J Foundation Shelter Residents

Rotary Club, Ace, and Kooyman Assisting the Dr. J Foundation…

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - The Rotary Club of Sint Maarten...

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NA MP Emmanuel plans to tackle the issue of Roof Repair

NA MP Emmanuel plans to tackle the issue of Roof…

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) – National Alliance (NA) Member of Parliament...

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Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs gives Keynote address at CDEMA

Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs gives Keynote address at CDEMA

SINT MAARTEN (MAHO) – In the morning of December 6...

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SCDF announce registration figures for Carnival 2020

December 09, 2019

SCDF announce registration figures for Carnival 2020

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - The St. Maarten Carnival Development Foundation (SCDF) on Monday announ...

Grisha: Van Raak Should Stop Meddling in our Elections

December 08, 2019

Grisha: Van Raak Should Stop Meddling in our Elections

SINT MAARTEN (GREAT BAY) - “If Antonius Adrianus Gerardus Maria "Ronald" van Raak so loves St. Maart...

Brison: UP is committed to providing 1,000 homes over a four-year term

December 08, 2019

Brison: UP is committed to providing 1,000 homes over a four-year term

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - Leader of the United People (UP) party MP Rolando Brison has laid out h...

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Cupecoy Sunset Toastmasters Club to host Table Topics-a-Thon with Political Candidates on Thursday

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Cupecoy Sunset Toastmasters Club to host Table Topics-a-Thon with Political Candidates on Thursday

SINT MAARTEN (CUPECOY) - On Thursday 12th December 2019, Cupecoy Sunset Toastmasters Club will host an extraordinary Table Topics-a-Thon meeting entitled, “Christmas with the Candidates” for political...

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BEYOND Kultura closes off STORY READING FOR CHILDREN Program with a Certificates Ceremony

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BEYOND Kultura closes off STORY READING FOR CHILDREN Program with a Certificates Ceremony

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - The Beyond Kultura Events Foundation (BKE) has closed off its STORY READING part of the Storytelling & Reading-EXPRESSIONS Program, with a Certificates Ceremony last Sunda...

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COCI Board President Ortega congratulates new board members on Election

December 08, 2019 No comments

COCI Board President Ortega congratulates new board members on Election

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) – The new members of the Board of Directors of the St Maarten Chamber of Commerce & Industry (COCI) elected by the business community on Friday have a very important role to...

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Party for Progress kicks off series of ‘PFP town hall meetings’

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Party for Progress kicks off series of ‘PFP town hall meetings’

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - Party for Progress (PFP) kicked off a series of town hall meetings last week with two community meetings in South Reward and Belvedere, respectively. Each community was in...

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P.P.A. attracts full house in first Town Hall meeting

December 08, 2019

P.P.A. attracts full house in first Town Hall meeting

SINT MAARTEN (DUTCH QUARTER) - The People’s Progressive Alliance (P.P.A.) hosted a full house at its...

USP: Unity and Strength is what will move the country forward

December 08, 2019

USP: Unity and Strength is what will move the country forward

SINT MAARTEN (ST. PETERS) - The United St. Maarten Party (US Party) held its second public meeting i...

Marva Sam-Arrindell. Serving others has been her life’s work

December 08, 2019

Marva Sam-Arrindell. Serving others has been her life’s work

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - Marva was born in Aruba to a diverse family with roots throughout the D...

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Couple arrested following domestic dispute

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Couple arrested following domestic dispute

SINT MAARTEN (EBENEZER) - The police dispatch center received a call about a fight that was taking place in Ebenezer area early Sunday morning December the 8th 2019, police said in a statement on Mond...

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Three arrested for falsified passports

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Three arrested for falsified passports

SINT MAARTEN (SIMPSON BAY-AIRPORT) - On Friday, December 6th and 7th 2019 arrests were made by officers at the PJIA Airport by Immigration & Border Control officer of three persons who were in possess...

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Police Force Celebrates Chief Inspector R.V Henson’s 44-Years of Selfless Dedication

December 09, 2019

Police Force Celebrates Chief Inspector R.V Henson’s 44-Years of Selfless Dedication

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - The Sint Maarten Police Force (KPSM) proudly celebrated the retirement ...

Dates set for the stamping of documents for Vehicle Exports

December 09, 2019

Dates set for the stamping of documents for Vehicle Exports

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - The KPSM (Sint Maarten Police Force) Traffic Department would like to w...

Law Enforcement Council gives update on status of recommendations

December 09, 2019

Law Enforcement Council gives update on status of recommendations

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) – Three of the seven recommendations that the Law Enforcement Council mad...

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TelEm Group to carry out major data capacity upgrade starting Tuesday

December 09, 2019 No comments

TelEm Group to carry out major data capacity upgrade starting Tuesday

SINT MAARTEN (POND ISLAND) – TelEm Group’s Engineers and Technicians will be carrying out important data expansion works to the company’s broadband networks during the course of the week and say custo...

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Weather Forecast: Tuesday to Thursday

December 09, 2019 No comments

Weather Forecast: Tuesday to Thursday

PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST FOR ST. MAARTEN DATE ISSUED: Monday, December 09, 2019 @ 18:00 LST (22:00 UTC) VALID UNTIL: Tuesday evening (18:00 LST) December 10, 2019    WEATHER:  Tonight through Tuesd...

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