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UN Genocide adviser welcomes historic conviction of former Khmer Rouge leaders

November 16, 2018 No comments

UN Genocide adviser welcomes historic conviction of former Khmer Rouge leaders

INTERNATIONAL, 16 November 2018, Law and Crime Prevention - Friday’s historic conviction of two former Khmer Rouge leaders in Cambodia on genocide charges has been welcomed by the United Nations Special Adviser on the issue. In a statement, Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide, Adama Dieng, described the conviction by a UN-backed international tribunal in Cambodia as “a good day for justice”, adding that “it demonstrates that justice will prevail, and that impunity should never be accepted for genocide and other atrocity crimes.” Nyon Chea, now 92, who was deputy leader during the brutal extremist regime of Pol Pot, and former head of state Khieu Samphan, 87, were charged with exterminating Cham Muslim and ethnic Vietnamese communities, between April 1975 and January 1979. It demonstrates...

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Artificial Intelligence raises ethical, policy challenges – UN expert

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Artificial Intelligence raises ethical, policy challenges – UN expert

INTERNATIONAL, 16 November 2018, Economic Development - Digital solutions are transforming lives: Think of robots that help the elderly, a mobile phone app that identifies crop pests, or surgical robots in hospitals. These advances are all due to Artificial Intelligence and an extraordinary new era of machine learning. While these bring tremendous benefits, AI also raises concerns, ranging from security, to human rights abuses. Speaking in Paris last weekend, Secretary-General Antonio Guterres praised AI but cautioned that “technology should empower not overpower us” and that the world needs to set policies that contain unintended consequences or malicious use of frontier technologies. So what is AI? UN News asked Eleonore Pauwels, Research Fellow on Emerging Cybertechnologies at United Nations University (UNU), about AI – what it is, how it...

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YouTube stars get creative at UN, to promote tolerance

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YouTube stars get creative at UN, to promote tolerance

INTERNATIONAL, 16 November 2018, Peace and Security - Ending intolerance means eliminating one of humanity’s “dark spots,” said Sukhdeep Singh Bhogal, better known as YouTube hip-hop artist and musician, L-FRESH THE LION, in an interview with UN News on Friday, the International Day for Tolerance. He and four other YouTube content providers from India, Germany, Canada and Sudan - who have millions of followers between them - are part of the YouTube Creators for Change initiative, which spotlights inspirational creators who use the platform to foster productive conversations around tough global issues. The five screened samples of their videos, and performed at an educational event in observance of the International Day, marked each 16 November, at UN Headquarters in New York. The UN General Assembly proclaimed the International...

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South Sudan’s women caught up in ‘futile man’s war’ UN gender equality chief

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South Sudan’s women caught up in ‘futile man’s war’ UN gender equality chief

INTERNATIONAL, 16 November 2018, Peace and Security - The women of South Sudan are leading calls for political and militia leaders to honour the recent revitalized peace agreement, and end what they regard as a “futile man’s war”, the head of the UN gender equality agency, UN Women, told the Security Council on Friday. Executive Director, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, told the 15-member Council that following September’s agreement between President Salva Kiir and his rival Riek Machar, who is due to be reinstated as Vice President, fighting was continuing. She said “leaders of warring factions and armed parties” needed to tell their followers about the agreement, as women themselves are “anxious for progress” and “forging ahead with reconciliation, even though between themselves as women, they had no...

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Brexit poses ‘particular risk’ to British people in poverty: UN independent expert

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Brexit poses ‘particular risk’ to British people in poverty: UN independent expert

INTERNATIONAL, 16 November 2018, Economic Development - Brexit – the United Kingdom’s impending exit from the European Union – will drive more UK citizens into poverty unless the Government takes action to shield the most vulnerable, warned Philip Alston, the UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, in a damning statement released on Friday. The UN envoy’s comments came at the end of a 12-day visit to the UK, which saw him travel to nine cities across the country, meeting members of civil society, front line workers, and officials from a range of political parties in local, devolved and UK Governments. He spoke to people directly affected by poverty, including some who depend of food banks and charities for the next meal,...

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Minister Johnson congratulates Winair on acquisition of fourth aircraft for high season

Minister Johnson congratulates Winair on acquisition of fourth aircraft for…

SINT MAARTEN (POND ISLAND) - This week Windward Islands Airways...

November 16, 2018 No comments

French St. Martin officials meet with Prime Minister Romeo-Marlin on cooperation

French St. Martin officials meet with Prime Minister Romeo-Marlin on…

SINT MAARTEN (POND ISLAND) - On Monday November 12th, Prime...

November 16, 2018 No comments

Youth program comes to a close. SFC looks back on a successful program

Youth program comes to a close. SFC looks back on…

SINT MAARTEN/CURACAO – ‘Samenwerkende Fondsen Cariben’ (‘Cooperating Foundation for the...

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Fifty season passes up for grabs for Carnival-50

Fifty season passes up for grabs for Carnival-50

SINT MAARTEN (POND ISLAND) - The Golden Box has been...

November 15, 2018 No comments

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Richard Hazel wins SHTA VISIT Magazine Cover Photo Contest

November 16, 2018

Richard Hazel wins SHTA VISIT Magazine Cover Photo Contest

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - The Sint Maarten Hospitality and Trade Association announced the winner...

Minister Giterson returns from attending Geospatial Forum in Mexico

November 15, 2018

Minister Giterson returns from attending Geospatial Forum in Mexico

SINT MAARTEN (POND ISLAND) - Minister of Public Housing, Spatial Planning, Environment and Infrastru...

November 14 Marks World Diabetes Day. The Family and Diabetes

November 14, 2018

November 14 Marks World Diabetes Day. The Family and Diabetes

SINT MAARTEN (GREAT BAY, DCOMM) – November 14 is World Diabetes Day (WDD).  Collective Prevention Se...

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Barker arrested by police for peddling souvenirs to tourists. Barker partner also arrested for trying to steal evidence

November 16, 2018 No comments

Barker arrested by police for peddling souvenirs to tourists. Barker partner also arrested for trying to steal evidence

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - On Thursday, November 15th at approximately 03.15 p.m. a female identified with initials D.P.G. was arrested by the police bike-patrol in the vicinity of Burger Madness on...

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S.I.R. says Thank You!

November 16, 2018 No comments

S.I.R. says Thank You!

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) – Producers of the popular TV Show: St. Maarten in Retrospect (S.I.R.) would like to sincerely thank the hundreds of persons that made the 18th annual celebration of culture...

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Police want access to refugee fingerprints to aid crime fighting

November 16, 2018 No comments

Police want access to refugee fingerprints to aid crime fighting

SINT MAARTEN/THE NETHERLANDS – Dutch police are calling for easier access to the data base of fingerprints belonging to refugees and undocumented migrants in order to solve more crimes. John Riemen, ...

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Tasers should be standard equipment in emergencies, police say

November 16, 2018 No comments

Tasers should be standard equipment in emergencies, police say

SINT MAARTEN/THE NETHERLANDS – Electric shock weapons such as tasers should become part of the equipment used by police officers on emergency service duty, police officials have recommended to the jus...

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Independence is Pro-St. Martin. Period

November 16, 2018

Independence is Pro-St. Martin. Period

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) – COMMENTARY - One day in 1982, I wrote an essay entitled “Waarom St. Maa...

TelEm Group getting all ‘Wacky’ for Nov. 23 Blowout Promotion

November 15, 2018

TelEm Group getting all ‘Wacky’ for Nov. 23 Blowout Promotion

SINT MAARTEN (POND ISLAND) - TelEm Group’s Marketing & Sales team are getting all “Wacky” again with...

Four Sint Maarten NGOs make it to ‘Apples of Orange’ semi-finals, St. Maarten AIDS Foundation on to Finals

November 14, 2018

Four Sint Maarten NGOs make it to ‘Apples of Orange’ semi-finals, St. Maarten AIDS Foundation on to Finals

SINT MAARTEN/CURACAO - Every year the Oranje Fonds, from the Netherlands, hosts the ‘Appeltjes van O...

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Two hand grenades made safe outside cafe in central Almere

November 16, 2018 No comments

Two hand grenades made safe outside cafe in central Almere

SINT MAARTEN/THE NETHERLANDS – Parts of central Almere were sealed off on Thursday morning as police explosives experts made safe two hand grenades which had been left on the Grote Markt. One handgre...

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Dutch foundation, not Belgian, sent cash to Germany’s AfD

November 16, 2018 No comments

Dutch foundation, not Belgian, sent cash to Germany’s AfD

SINT MAARTEN/THE NETHERLANDS – A Dutch foundation named Stichting Identiteit Europa is now thought to be one of the foreign charities which sent money to German far-right party AfD, the leader of whic...

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The Rotary Club of St. Maarten-Mid Isle Aid the Community Outreach Mentorship Empowerment Center

November 16, 2018

The Rotary Club of St. Maarten-Mid Isle Aid the Community Outreach Mentorship Empowerment Center

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - For Valentine 2018 The Rotary Club of St. Maarten-Mid Isle were able to...

Concrete agreements made during Central Dialogue

November 15, 2018

Concrete agreements made during Central Dialogue

BONAIRE - Today (November 15th) the Public Entity Bonaire, employees (USIBO), employers (BBE, BONHAT...

Plenary Public session of Parliament regarding the police department and prison

November 15, 2018

Plenary Public session of Parliament regarding the police department and prison

PHILIPSBURG – The House of Parliament will sit in an Urgent Plenary Public meeting on Friday, Novemb...

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Leo Club hosts talent show for Sister Basilia Center Clients

November 16, 2018 No comments

Leo Club hosts talent show for Sister Basilia Center Clients

SINT MAARTEN (ST. JOHN’S ESTATE) - The St. Maarten Alpha Leo Club hosted their Annual talent show with the clients of the Sister Basilia Center on Friday November 2nd at the St. Maarten home, the Alph...

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Weather Forecast: Saturday to Monday

November 16, 2018 No comments

Weather Forecast: Saturday to Monday

PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST FOR ST. MAARTEN DATE ISSUED: Friday, November 16, 2018 @ 18:00 LST (22:00 UTC) VALID UNTIL: Saturday evening (18:00 LST) November 17, 2018 …A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN...

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