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‘Defining moment’ in Afghanistan requires leaders to work together, top UN official tells Security Council

March 31, 2020 No comments

‘Defining moment’ in Afghanistan requires leaders to work together, top UN official tells Security Council

INTERNATIONAL, 31 March 2020, Peace and Security - With the COVID-19 pandemic as a backdrop, political parties in Afghanistan are being urged to prioritize national interests and come together for peace talks with the Taliban, the UN Deputy Special Representative for the country told a videoconference meeting with Security Council members on Tuesday. Ingrid Hayden, also Officer-in-Charge at the UN mission in the country, UNAMA, reported that despite international engagement, President Ashraf Ghani and rival Abdullah Abdullah remain at loggerheads over the outcome of the presidential election held in September. #Afghanistan is reaching a defining moment. Can its leaders rally together & engage Taliban to achieve peace? The choice is made stark by all-enveloping #COVID19 threat, said UNAMA’s OIC Ingrid Hayden briefing @UN Security Council...

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Economic sanctions should be lifted to prevent hunger crises in countries hit by COVID-19 – UN rights expert

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Economic sanctions should be lifted to prevent hunger crises in countries hit by COVID-19 – UN rights expert

INTERNATIONAL, 31 March 2020, Human Rights - As the world exhibits new bonds of solidarity in response to the coronavirus pandemic, it is a matter of “humanitarian and practical urgency to lift unilateral economic sanctions immediately,” to prevent hunger crises in pandemic-hit countries, a UN human rights expert, said on Tuesday.   The continued imposition of such measures on Syria, Venezuela, Iran, Cuba and Zimbabwe in particular, severely undermines the fundamental right to sufficient and adequate food,Hilal Elver, the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food, stressed. History has shown that unilateral economic sanctions generally have dramatic and detrimental impacts on economic, social and cultural rights, she recalled. “As a result, the wellbeing of the civilian populations becomes severely compromised.” Coronavirus Portal & News Updates Readers can find information...

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UN launches COVID-19 plan that could ‘defeat the virus and build a better world’

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UN launches COVID-19 plan that could ‘defeat the virus and build a better world’

INTERNATIONAL, 31 March 2020, Health - The UN chief launched on Tuesday a new plan to counter the potentially devasting socio-economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, calling on everyone to “act together to lessen the blow to people”. Watch live as @antonioguterres launches report on the socio-economic impacts of #COVID19. https://www.pscp.tv/w/cVIPCzU1MDE5NTN8MU1ZR05rTHB3Z1JKdzt03kopmq-5CTI9rWjzWBJ1YB3XXNV46ZPtnT9dhQSY?t=4m2s … div class="tcu-imageWrapper tcu-image-1245018897142755335 js-cspForcedStyle" data-style="background-image: url( UN Web TV @UNWebTV Responding to the socio-economic impacts of COVID-19 | Launching of the report by UN chief (31 March 2020). pscp.tv “The new coronavirus disease is attacking societies at their core, claiming lives and people’s livelihoods”, said Secretary-General António Guterres, pointing out that the potential longer-term effects on the global economy and individual countries are “dire”. The new report, Shared responsibility, global solidarity: Responding to the socio-economic describes the speed and scale of...

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Coronavirus poses latest threat to battered health system in DR Congo

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Coronavirus poses latest threat to battered health system in DR Congo

INTERNATIONAL, 31 March 2020, Health - The looming threat of the new coronavirus disease COVID-19 is just the latest challenge to the beleaguered health care system in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), which is struggling with deadly measles and cholera epidemics that have killed thousands of children over the past year, the UN children’s fund (UNICEF) said on Tuesday. As the DRC has also been battling an Ebola outbreak in the volatile eastern region, UNICEF fears mounting cases of COVID-19 will further strain the public health system in a country that is among the most at risk in Africa. “Coronavirus will most likely divert the available national health capacity and resources, and leave millions of children affected by measles, malaria, polio and many other killer diseases,” said...

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FROM THE FIELD: Humanitarians on the frontline in COVID-19 fight

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FROM THE FIELD: Humanitarians on the frontline in COVID-19 fight

INTERNATIONAL, 31 March 2020, Health - Humanitarian workers in developing countries are on the front lines and taking “urgent action” in the fight against the spread of the deadly new coronavirus, COVID-19, according to the United Nations. Children at a primary school in Jordan take part in a handwashing demonstration., by ©UNICEF/Jordi Matas The UN’s humanitarian office, OCHA, says health systems of the world’s poorest nations are expected to be put under enormous pressure if the virus takes hold. Most countries have now reported at least one case. OCHA says many of the world’s most vulnerable people do not have access to clean water and soap to wash their hands, one of the most effective ways to ensure against infection. Last week the UN launched a US$2 billion...

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French Saint-Martin COVID-19 Cases Increase by Three to 21 Cases

French Saint-Martin COVID-19 Cases Increase by Three to 21 Cases

SAINT-MARTIN (MARIGOT) – The Prefecture of Saint-Barths and Saint-Martin gave...

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SMMC reminds public of no photo, no video policy

SMMC reminds public of no photo, no video policy

SINT MAARTEN (CAY HILL) - In an effort to ensure...

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Jacobs updates on social distancing, border controls, and business regulation clarification

Jacobs updates on social distancing, border controls, and business regulation…

SINT MAARTEN (POND ISLAND) – The Prime Minister Hon. Silveria...

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2nd COVID-19 death confirmed of an 80-year old man on French Saint-Martin

2nd COVID-19 death confirmed of an 80-year old man on…

SAINT-MARTIN (MARIGOT) - Another death has been confirmed by the...

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CIBC FIRSTCARIBBEAN DONATES USD$250,000 TO REGIONAL COVID – 19 FIGHT

March 31, 2020

CIBC FIRSTCARIBBEAN DONATES USD$250,000 TO REGIONAL COVID – 19 FIGHT

SINT MAARTEN/BARBADOS – Regional bank CIBC FirstCaribbean is moving to assist countries across the r...

Two men fined for not adhering to COVID-19 measures

March 30, 2020

Two men fined for not adhering to COVID-19 measures

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - On Monday morning March 30th about 03.00 am the patrol saw two young me...

In Cases of Abuse and Mistreatment Reach Out for HELP

March 30, 2020

In Cases of Abuse and Mistreatment Reach Out for HELP

GREAT BAY, Sint Maarten (DCOMM) – The world is currently facing a health pandemic resulting from the...

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TelEm Group suspends home installations and repairs as of March 31

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TelEm Group suspends home installations and repairs as of March 31

SINT MAARTEN (POND ISLAND) - TelEm Group Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Mr. Kendall Dupersoy, has assured company technicians and engineers working in the field that their decision not to enter a home...

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Stakeholders agree on strict guidelines in Statia’s oil storage sector

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Stakeholders agree on strict guidelines in Statia’s oil storage sector

SINT EUSTATIUS - Following intensive consultations between the Executive Council of St. Eustatius, GTI (former NUSTAR), Public Health Department (GGD), Harbour authority, Dutch Shipping Inspector and ...

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Public Entity of St. Eustatius appoints strategic communications advisor

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Public Entity of St. Eustatius appoints strategic communications advisor

SINT EUSTATIUS - Starting last Friday March 27th, the Public Entity of St. Eustatius has strengthened its team of Bureau Administrative Support with strategic communication advisor Lennard Nijenhuis. ...

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The Netherlands extends anti-corona measures to April 28, at least

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The Netherlands extends anti-corona measures to April 28, at least

SINT MAARTEN/THE NETHERLANDS – Special measures to stop the spread of coronavirus in the Netherlands are to be extended until April 28 at least, prime minister Mark Rutte told a press conference on Tu...

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Over 580 companies participate in SHTA COVID-19 economic impact survey

March 30, 2020

Over 580 companies participate in SHTA COVID-19 economic impact survey

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - Over 580 companies, approximately 20% of the total count of operational...

Routine foot patrol leads to arrest of two suspects after break-in at boardwalk minimarket

March 30, 2020

Routine foot patrol leads to arrest of two suspects after break-in at boardwalk minimarket

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - The police arrested two men breaking into a minimarket on the boardwalk...

Governor’s Youth Awards for Excellence postponed

March 30, 2020

Governor’s Youth Awards for Excellence postponed

SINT MAARTEN (HARBOUR VIEW) – As a result of the impact of the COVID-19 on everyday life and work it...

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Closure VROMI Departments

March 30, 2020

Closure VROMI Departments

SINT MAARTEN (POND ISLAND) - In an effort to prevent the continuous spread of the COVID-19 virus, an...

Extension on the filing of tax returns

March 30, 2020

Extension on the filing of tax returns

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - The Inspectorate of Taxes, hereby informs the general public that due t...

Public Prosecutor’s Office receiving visitors on appointment

March 30, 2020

Public Prosecutor’s Office receiving visitors on appointment

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - As a preventive measure against COVID-19, starting today, March 30th, 2...

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Tax Services/Customs CN exempts from ABB on the import of personal protective equipment

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Tax Services/Customs CN exempts from ABB on the import of personal protective equipment

SABA/SINT EUSTATIUS - The corona virus poses major challenges for citizens and companies. Customs Caribbean Netherlands (CN) also sees that many want to contribute to the fight against the virus. For...

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Emergency regulation of Dutch Ministry SZW launches today for business communities

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Emergency regulation of Dutch Ministry SZW launches today for business communities

SABA/SINT EUSTATIUS - The consequences of the measures in connection with the coronavirus are profound for many companies. The RCN unit of Social Affairs and Employment (Sociale Zaken en Werkgelegenhe...

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Two Virtual Plenary Public sessions of Parliament set for Wednesday. First session to examine credentials of new MPs and the Second session about the Airport

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Two Virtual Plenary Public sessions of Parliament set for Wednesday. First session to examine credentials of new MPs and the Second session about the Airport

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – The House of Parliament will sit in a Virtual Plenary Public session on Wednesday, April 1, 2020. The Public meeting is scheduled for 11.15 hrs. The agenda point is: Exam...

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Weather Forecast: Wednesday to Friday

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Weather Forecast: Wednesday to Friday

PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST FOR ST. MAARTEN DATE ISSUED: Tuesday, March 31, 2020 @ 18:00 LST (22:00 UTC) VALID UNTIL: Wednesday evening (18:00 LST) April 01, 2020    WEATHER:  Tonight through Wednesda...

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