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Global solution to COVID-19 in sight, ‘we sink or we swim together’ – WHO chief

September 21, 2020 No comments

Global solution to COVID-19 in sight, ‘we sink or we swim together’ – WHO chief

INTERNATIONAL, 21 September 2020, Health - COVID-19 is an “unprecedented global crisis that demands an unprecedented global response”, the chief of the UN health agency said on Monday, unveiling a plan to have two billion doses of coronavirus vaccine available by the end of 2021.  Roughly 64 per cent of the global population lives in a nation that has either committed to, or is eligible to join, the coronavirus Vaccines Global Access Facility, or COVAX, which enables participating Governments to spread the risk and costs of vaccine development and provide their populations with early access to vaccines.  Working together through the COVAX Facility “is not charity, it’s in every country’s best interest. We sink or we swim together”, said Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, head of the World Health Organization (WHO). ‘Vaccine...

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One million people share hopes and fears for future with the UN

September 21, 2020 No comments

One million people share hopes and fears for future with the UN

INTERNATIONAL, 21 September 2020, UN Affairs - The results are in from a massive, unprecedented crowd-sourcing survey of international opinion, launched in January 2020 to mark the 75th anniversary of the United Nations. Participants from all walks of life, women, men, girls and boys in developed and developing countries were encouraged to share their hopes and fears for the future and how the UN can help to bring about change.  No matter where they came from, their background, age or gender, participants in the exercise were, the UN has said, “remarkably unified” in their vision of the future.  Here are five key findings from the report published by the UN UNICEF/Geoffrey Buta A young girl in Ghana washes her hands before returning to class after recess. 1)...

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The world must not be ‘neutral’ on enforced disappearances

September 21, 2020 No comments

The world must not be ‘neutral’ on enforced disappearances

INTERNATIONAL, 21 September 2020, Human Rights - The international community “should not be neutral” on enforced disappearance, independent UN human rights experts said on Monday, calling for countries to strengthen cooperation in investigating and prosecuting perpetrators.  “Impunity is a distinctive trait of most enforced disappearances, and it has a multiplying effect, generating additional suffering and anguish for the victims and their families”, Luciano Hazan, the Chair of the Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances told the Human Rights Council in Geneva.  On behalf of the five-member team, he presented a thematic report on the standards and public policies needed for effective investigation of these cases.  “States must also guarantee the autonomy and independence of the authorities charged with the criminal investigation and prosecution, including of the judicial authorities”, upheld the Chair.   Coronavirus multiplier  The Covid-19 pandemic has not only created new contexts for such disappearances, but also for how States respond, Mr. Hazan pointed out.  The measures used to...

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DPRK nuclear activities still ‘cause for serious concern’, says UN atomic energy chief

September 21, 2020 No comments

DPRK nuclear activities still ‘cause for serious concern’, says UN atomic energy chief

INTERNATIONAL, 21 September 2020, Peace and Security - Nuclear activities in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) “remain a cause for serious concern”, the head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said in Vienna on Monday.  IAEA chief Rafael Mariano Grossi, addressed Member States who are this week attending the agency’s annual General Conference through a combination of in-person and virtual participation.  “The DPRK’s nuclear activities remain a cause for serious concern. The continuation of the country’s nuclear programme is a clear violation of relevant UN Security Council resolutions and is deeply regrettable”, he said.  Intensifying readiness for verification  The IAEA continues to monitor the nuclear programme in the DPRK, also known as North Korea, using open source information including satellite imagery.  Mr. Grossi said the agency is “intensifying...

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Stand together and build a just world, UN chief says in message for International Day of Peace

September 21, 2020 No comments

Stand together and build a just world, UN chief says in message for International Day of Peace

INTERNATIONAL, 21 September 2020, Peace and Security - Even amid the upheaval of the COVID-19 pandemic, people everywhere must continue to make peace a priority, the UN Secretary-General said on Monday.  António Guterres made the appeal in his message to mark the International Day of Peace, observed annually on 21 September.  He described the deadly virus as a “common enemy” that is causing immense suffering, destroying livelihoods and exacerbating already formidable peace and security challenges.   “In these days of physical distancing, we may not be able to stand next to one another. But we must still stand together for peace.   And, together, I know we can — and will — build a more just, sustainable and equitable world”, he said.  The UN General Assembly established the International...

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Sint Maarten Lions Club re-launch District Signs

Sint Maarten Lions Club re-launch District Signs

SINT MAARTEN (MADAME ESTATE) - The President and various members...

September 22, 2020 No comments

Rotary Sunset to Host Virtual Reading Slumber Fun

Rotary Sunset to Host Virtual Reading Slumber Fun

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - On Friday September 25th, 2020, the...

September 22, 2020 No comments

SZV announces application open for July Business Payroll Support

SZV announces application open for July Business Payroll Support

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) – The SZV announced on Monday that...

September 21, 2020 No comments

UPDATE: Missing 13-Year old Teenage girl Returns Home

UPDATE: Missing 13-Year old Teenage girl Returns Home

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - (UPDATE) Members of the Sint Maarten...

September 21, 2020 No comments

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Rotary’s “Help St. Maarten Children Receive Online Education” Initiative Supported by CIBC FirstCaribbean

September 22, 2020

Rotary’s “Help St. Maarten Children Receive Online Education” Initiative Supported by CIBC FirstCaribbean

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - More children on St. Maarten will now have access to online education a...

Cabinet of Justice Staff Member Recovering from COVID-19 at Home

September 22, 2020

Cabinet of Justice Staff Member Recovering from COVID-19 at Home

SINT MAARTEN (POND ISLAND) - On Monday, September 21st, 2020, a staff member of the Cabinet of Justi...

Seven new Positive COVID-19 Cases. 17 Persons Recover. 66 Active cases remain

September 21, 2020

Seven new Positive COVID-19 Cases. 17 Persons Recover. 66 Active cases remain

SINT MAARTEN (POND ISLAND) - As of September 21st, there were seven (7) persons who tested positive ...

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The Rotary Club of Sint Maarten’s Interact Club of Learning Unlimited Donates Tablets to School Children in Need

September 22, 2020 No comments

The Rotary Club of Sint Maarten’s Interact Club of Learning Unlimited Donates Tablets to School Children in Need

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - The majority of school children on St. Maarten are attending school online due to the effects of Covid-19. However, many students do not have access to the online classes ...

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SMCC: US$77 million of ENNIA Premium moneys disappeared in the Mullet Bay ruins?

September 21, 2020 No comments

SMCC: US$77 million of ENNIA Premium moneys disappeared in the Mullet Bay ruins?

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - The Sint Maarten Consumers Coalition (SMCC) in a recent statement said that in the Vigilante newspaper in Curacao of Tuesday September 15, 2020, on page 7, one could read ...

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Rutte tells football fans: ‘Keep your mouth shut when you’re at the game’

September 21, 2020 No comments

Rutte tells football fans: ‘Keep your mouth shut when you’re at the game’

SINT MAARTEN/THE NETHERLANDS – Prime minister Mark Rutte has told football fans to ‘keep their mouths shut’ at matches after supporters at several weekend games ignored the ban on chanting. The Eredi...

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Positive coronavirus tests hit 2,223 in 24 hours, setting new record

September 21, 2020 No comments

Positive coronavirus tests hit 2,223 in 24 hours, setting new record

SINT MAARTEN/THE NETHERLANDS – The number of newly reported coronavirus cases in the Netherlands reached 2,223 in the 24 hours to Monday morning, according to new figures from the public health instit...

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SMCC - The new normal: why handling of requests take much longer than before?

September 21, 2020

SMCC - The new normal: why handling of requests take much longer than before?

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) – The Sint Maarten Consumers Coalition (SMCC) stated in a statement that ...

NAGICO Insurances grants one-year rent free accommodation to ACE Foundation

September 21, 2020

NAGICO Insurances grants one-year rent free accommodation to ACE Foundation

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - NAGICO Insurances has granted another one-year rent free accommodation ...

Minister Doran announces commencement of car wreck cleanup

September 20, 2020

Minister Doran announces commencement of car wreck cleanup

SINT MAARTEN (POND ISLAND) - The Minister of Public Housing, Spatial Planning, Environment & Infrast...

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Free, Fun Activities for the Caribbean Show How Birds Connect Our World

September 22, 2020

Free, Fun Activities for the Caribbean Show How Birds Connect Our World

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - The Caribbean is celebrating World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD) this fall!...

Workshop on “Applying to Schools in the Netherlands” to be held on Sept. 24

September 21, 2020

Workshop on “Applying to Schools in the Netherlands” to be held on Sept. 24

SINT MAARTEN (POND ISLAND) – Student Support Services Division (SSSD) of the Ministry of Education, ...

Conferences will change and opportunities for the Caribbean

September 20, 2020

Conferences will change and opportunities for the Caribbean

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - “Under the current circumstances, conferences will change. We have seen...

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ING embroiled in Russian money laundering network: Investico

September 21, 2020 No comments

ING embroiled in Russian money laundering network: Investico

SINT MAARTEN/THE NETHERLANDS – An ING subsidiary in Poland has for years helped its clients to move large amounts of money out of Russia, the FD, Trouw and investigative journalism platform Investico ...

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‘Burka ban’ has led to upsurge in attacks on Muslim women – report

September 21, 2020 No comments

‘Burka ban’ has led to upsurge in attacks on Muslim women – report

SINT MAARTEN/THE NETHERLANDS – The so-called ‘burka ban’ has led to a wave of physical and verbal abuse against Muslims, according to an organisation petitioning for its abolition. The Report Islamop...

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Central Committee meeting of Parliament about advice regarding the Permanent and Ad hoc Committees of Parliament & Parlatino

September 21, 2020 No comments

Central Committee meeting of Parliament about advice regarding the Permanent and Ad hoc Committees of Parliament & Parlatino

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – The House of Parliament will sit in a Central Committee meeting on, Tuesday, September 22, 2020. The Central Committee meeting is scheduled for 11.00 hrs., the meeting wil...

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Weather Forecast: Tuesday to Thursday

September 21, 2020 No comments

Weather Forecast: Tuesday to Thursday

PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST FOR ST. MAARTEN  DATE ISSUED: Monday, September 21, 2020 @ 18:00 LST (22:00 UTC)   VALID UNTIL: Tuesday evening (18:00 LST) September 22, 2020      ...SMALL CRAFT AND HIGH ...

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