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Energy of African youth ‘propelling’ new development era as UN ties bear fruit

May 25, 2019 No comments

Energy of African youth ‘propelling’ new development era as UN ties bear fruit

INTERNATIONAL, 24 May 2019, Economic Development - The “boundless energy and optimism” of young Africans is propelling the continent into a new era of sustainable development, alongside new partnerships between the UN and African Union. That’s according to UN Secretary-General António Guterres, in his message on Saturday to mark international Africa Day. Earlier this year, the UN chief was in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa, where he spent time with schoolgirls from 34 different African nations, who were learning to code. “They were not only developing their skills; they were challenging gender stereotypes and embracing the inclusive digital technology that will be critical to take the continent towards a low carbon, climate resilient future”, he said. “The boundless energy and optimism of Africa’s young people are propelling the...

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‘Huge’ stakes, ‘daunting’ job to tackle gender-based violence, UNICEF chief tells ground-breaking conference

May 24, 2019 No comments

‘Huge’ stakes, ‘daunting’ job to tackle gender-based violence, UNICEF chief tells ground-breaking conference

INTERNATIONAL, 24 May 2019, Women - One-in-three girls or women will experience physical or sexual violence in her lifetime, and “the risk multiplies” during a conflict or natural disaster, the Executive Director of UNICEF told delegates attending the first-ever “Ending Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV) in Humanitarian Crises Conference” on Friday, in the Norwegian capital, Oslo. In a ground-breaking collaboration, the Governments of Norway, Iraq, Somalia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) together with UN agencies and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is taking on the global SGBV challenge. The conference yielded a total of $363 million in pledges from 21 countries for 2019, 2020 and beyond, including $226.2 million to be spent on priorities this year alone. The devastating violence is not inevitable and those...

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UN honours peacekeepers who ‘paid the ultimate price’, for the sake of others

May 24, 2019 No comments

UN honours peacekeepers who ‘paid the ultimate price’, for the sake of others

INTERNATIONAL, 24 May 2019, Peace and Security - Ever since the UN deployed the first of its 72 peacekeeping missions back in 1948, more than 3,800 peacekeepers have lost their lives, Secretary-General António Guterres said on Friday, at a wreath laying ceremony in honour of those “brave men and women” who serve. Speaking of “the true cost of peacekeeping”, the UN chief called for a moment of silence for those who “paid the ultimate price” to protect others and “to give war-torn countries a chance for peace and hope”. The pursuit of peace and progress, with its trials and its errors, its successes and its setbacks, can never be relaxed and never abandoned –Secretary-General Hammarskjöld “Today, in 14 missions around the world, our peacekeepers serve heroically to preserve...

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He died so I could live: UN peacekeeper pays tribute to fallen colleague

May 24, 2019 No comments

He died so I could live: UN peacekeeper pays tribute to fallen colleague

INTERNATIONAL, 24 May 2019, Peace and Security - But for the selfless bravery of the UN ‘blue helmet’ who dragged him to safety during a firefight against Congolese militiamen, it is unlikely that Corporal Ali Khamis Omary would be alive to tell the tale. The man who saved him, Malawian peacekeeper Chancy Chitete, was not so lucky. On Friday, Private Chitete’s brave and selfless action was commemorated at a ceremony held at UN headquarters in New York, when his family received the “Captain Mbaye Diagne Medal for Exceptional Courage,” the UN’s highest peacekeeping award, on his behalf. Speaking exclusively to UN News’s Stella Vuzo on Friday, Tanzanian UN peacekeeper Corporal Omary recalled the deadly outcome of November 14, 2018. Along with Private Chitete, and...

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Around 600,000 Afghan children face death through malnutrition without emergency funds: UNICEF

May 24, 2019 No comments

Around 600,000 Afghan children face death through malnutrition without emergency funds: UNICEF

INTERNATIONAL, 24 May 2019, Humanitarian Aid - In Afghanistan, children suffering from the most serious form of malnutrition may die, unless $7 million in funding is found within weeks, UNICEF said on Friday. Speaking in Geneva, UN Children’s Fund spokesperson Christophe Boulierac, likened the humanitarian situation in the war-torn country to “one of the worst disasters on earth”. And he warned that increased violence and last year’s severe drought have left hundreds of thousands of under-fives, critically vulnerable in the west and north of the country. “There are two million children in the country which suffer from acute malnutrition, among them 600,000 children that suffer from severe acute malnutrition,” he said. “A child that suffers from acute severe malnutrition is a child that needs urgent...

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Minister Plenipotentiary Cabinet Staff takes part in Media Workshop

Minister Plenipotentiary Cabinet Staff takes part in Media Workshop

GREAT BAY, (DCOMM) – The Minister Plenipotentiary and her staff...

May 24, 2019 No comments

Gambling Regulator Clark and Detective/State Trooper Hanich to speaker at 4th AML & Gaming Forum

Gambling Regulator Clark and Detective/State Trooper Hanich to speaker at…

SINT MAARTEN (POND ISLAND) – The 4th Dutch Caribbean AML...

May 24, 2019 No comments

General Audit Chamber 2018 Annual Report Now Available Online for Public Review

General Audit Chamber 2018 Annual Report Now Available Online for…

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - The General Audit Chamber issued its...

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Caribsky partners continue alliance discussions

Caribsky partners continue alliance discussions

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - The Caribsky alliance members met in...

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MP Mercelina pays a courtesy visit to the Minister Plenipotentiary of Sint Maarten and her Cabinet

May 24, 2019

MP Mercelina pays a courtesy visit to the Minister Plenipotentiary of Sint Maarten and her Cabinet

GREAT BAY, (DCOMM) – Member of Parliament (MP) L.F.E. Mercelina, during a private visit to the Nethe...

CPS surveillance system continues to monitor for diphtheria. Free Vaccination Outreach this Saturday for 0-17-year olds

May 24, 2019

CPS surveillance system continues to monitor for diphtheria. Free Vaccination Outreach this Saturday for 0-17-year olds

GREAT BAY, (DCOMM) – The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) in a recent epidemiological alert t...

COCA-COLA “RECYCLE TO WIN” CAMPAIGN EXTENDED

May 24, 2019

COCA-COLA “RECYCLE TO WIN” CAMPAIGN EXTENDED

SINT MAARTEN (CAY HILL) - Since March 9th, every Saturday, empty cans were brought to the Coca-Cola ...

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Minister De Weever: Commends Police & Participants in Cops & Kids Programme

May 24, 2019 No comments

Minister De Weever: Commends Police & Participants in Cops & Kids Programme

SINT MAARTEN (POND ISLAND) – The Sint Maarten Police Force (KPSM) concluded its Cops & Kids programme which is part of their year plan with sports day activities that concluded at the John Cooper/Jose...

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29-Year old Suspect in Cost Pro robbery arrested after lead from French authorities

May 24, 2019 No comments

29-Year old Suspect in Cost Pro robbery arrested after lead from French authorities

MADAME ESTATE - On Wednesday 22nd May the KPSM (Sint Maarten Police Force) police arrested one suspect who was involved in the armed robbery of Cost Pro supermarket, it was announced on Friday afterno...

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Be The Change Fd. Thanks Donors for their Support

May 24, 2019 No comments

Be The Change Fd. Thanks Donors for their Support

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - Local advocacy group and promoter of non-profit causes in St. Maarten, Be The Change Foundation annually executes their "Spotlight Project of The Month Program" whereby th...

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Rotary Club of St. Martin Sunrise inducts new members: Amanda Wever and Glenda Shillingford

May 23, 2019 No comments

Rotary Club of St. Martin Sunrise inducts new members: Amanda Wever and Glenda Shillingford

SINT MAARTEN (GREAT BAY) - Amanda Wever and Glenda Shillingford were officially inducted as the newest members of the Rotary Club of St. Martin Sunrise. Amanda Wever wife of 44 years and counting of M...

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NA: Tax Law Meeting stalled due to boycott and Lack of Interest of the Coalition

May 24, 2019

NA: Tax Law Meeting stalled due to boycott and Lack of Interest of the Coalition

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - The Minister of Finance, Perry Geerlings, was present in the house of P...

Thursday Morning Robbery at Mr. K Supermarket Under Investigation

May 24, 2019

Thursday Morning Robbery at Mr. K Supermarket Under Investigation

PHILIPSBURG - The investigating officers of KPSM (Sint Maarten Police Force) are currently busy inve...

Hurricane Pass Application Process Starts May 24

May 23, 2019

Hurricane Pass Application Process Starts May 24

GREAT BAY, (DCOMM) – The application process for the annual Hurricane Passes for the 2019 Atlantic H...

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MHF staff attend lecture on “Addiction and the Brain” at A.U.C.

May 24, 2019 No comments

MHF staff attend lecture on “Addiction and the Brain” at A.U.C.

SINT MAARTEN (CUPECOY) - On May 23rd the Mental Health Foundation (MHF) staff attended a public lecture on Addiction and the Brain given by Dr. Carmen S. Maldonado- Vlaar, professor of neuroscience at...

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Alice Walker “reading” Plastered in Pretty by N.C. Marks

May 23, 2019 No comments

Alice Walker “reading” Plastered in Pretty by N.C. Marks

SINT MAARTEN (GREAT Bay) - “I’m reading Pretty and I’m loving it. It’s fresh, you are writing for these times. I also like the fact that you spoke in your language,” said acclaimed USA author Alice Wa...

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Generation New Status STM band performs at AUC Commencement in Miami

May 24, 2019

Generation New Status STM band performs at AUC Commencement in Miami

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - Thirteen band members of the Generation New Status STM Band along with ...

Tamara Groeneveldt “literary ambassador” at St. Martin Book Fair 2019

May 24, 2019

Tamara Groeneveldt “literary ambassador” at St. Martin Book Fair 2019

SINT MAARTEN (GREAT BAY) - Tamara Groeneveldt leads the list of St. Martin writers and workshop lead...

Rotary Club Mid Isle Assist Dow’s Musical Foundation

May 24, 2019

Rotary Club Mid Isle Assist Dow’s Musical Foundation

SINT MAARTEN (SIMPSON BAY) - The Ebony Steel Orchestra under the management of Dow’s Musical Foundat...

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TelEm Group Simpson Bay Branch moving to new location

May 24, 2019 No comments

TelEm Group Simpson Bay Branch moving to new location

POND ISLAND/SIMPSON BAY - TelEm Group’s Simpson Bay Branch will be moving from its old location on the Airport Road in Simpson Bay, to a swanky new building across the street, this weekend. All week,...

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Weather Forecast: Sunday to Tuesday

May 25, 2019 No comments

Weather Forecast: Sunday to Tuesday

PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST FOR ST. MAARTEN DATE ISSUED: Saturday, May 25, 2019 @ 18:00 LST (22:00 UTC) VALID UNTIL: Sunday evening (18:00 LST) May 26, 2019   WEATHER:   Tonight through Sunday evenin...

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