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Countries urged to ‘dig deep’ and support Afghanistan in aftermath of deadly earthquake

June 26, 2022 No comments

Countries urged to ‘dig deep’ and support Afghanistan in aftermath of deadly earthquake

INTERNATIONAL, 26 June 2022, Humanitarian Aid - The top UN official in Afghanistan appealed on Sunday for greater international support for the country, following a one-day visit to communities hit hard by the devastating earthquake on Wednesday. “Yesterday’s visit reaffirmed to me both the extreme suffering of people in Afghanistan and their tremendous resolve in the face of great adversity,” said Dr. Ramiz Alakbarov, Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Humanitarian Coordinator for Afghanistan. The UN and partners have developed a three-month emergency appeal, included within their humanitarian plan for Afghanistan this year, to respond to the catastrophe. Step up aid The goal is to scale up and expedite the delivery of humanitarian and resilience assistance to nearly 362,000 people in the two provinces, Paktika and Khost, that were most affected.  “Notwithstanding...

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Youth are the generation that will help save our ocean and our future, says UN chief

June 26, 2022 No comments

Youth are the generation that will help save our ocean and our future, says UN chief

INTERNATIONAL, 26 June 2022, Climate and Environment - The world must do more to stop the dramatic decline in ocean health, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said on Sunday, urging young people gathered in Carcavelos, Portugal, for a UN Youth and Innovation Forum to step up because his generation’s leaders had moved far too slow. The two-day event brought together hundreds of youth from some 165 countries with a shared goal: protecting the Ocean.   Speaking in front of 100 youth advocates who gathered to inspire, amplify, and accelerate youth action for our ocean, Mr. Guterres reiterated the need to rescue the planet.    At Carcavelos beach, on the edge of the ocean near the centre of his home city, Lisbon, the Secretary-General apologized on behalf of his generation for the state...

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First Person: The Barbadian entrepreneur turning sargassum into money

June 26, 2022 No comments

First Person: The Barbadian entrepreneur turning sargassum into money

INTERNATIONAL, 26 June 2022, Climate and Environment - Sargassum seaweed has been blighting many of the beaches on Barbados for several years. Joshua Forte, a local entrepreneur, is convinced that it can be turned into a valuable commodity, and turned into highly effective, organic compost. In 2014, Mr. Forte started Red Diamond Compost, a biotech business that focuses on research, development, and commercialization of organic and biologic soil treatment and crop protection solutions made primarily organic environmental hazards, such as sargassum seaweed. Joshua Forte, founder and CEO of Red Diamond, a company in Barbados making organic compost from sargassum seaweed., by Red Diamond Mr. Forte is recognized as a national and regional expert in the field of climate-smart environmental management. “I started getting interested in organic...

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Monkeypox not presently a global public health emergency: WHO

June 26, 2022 No comments

Monkeypox not presently a global public health emergency: WHO

25 June 2022, Health - The monkeypox outbreak does not currently constitute a global public health concern, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Saturday, though “intense response efforts” are needed to control further spread. The announcement comes two days after WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreysus convened an Emergency Committee on the disease, under the International Health Regulations (IHR), to address the rising caseload. “The WHO Director-General concurs with the advice offered by the IHR Emergency Committee regarding the multi-country monkeypox outbreak and, at present, does not determine that the event constitutes a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC),” the UN agency said in a statement. The PHEIC declaration is the highest level of global alert, which currently applies only to the COVID-19 pandemic and polio. Monkeypox, a rare viral disease, occurs...

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Seafarers' Day honours maritime journeys and voyages

June 25, 2022 No comments

Seafarers' Day honours maritime journeys and voyages

INTERNATIONAL, 25 June 2022, SDGs - The United Nations has underlined its support for the men and women working at sea, whose immeasurable contributions help to keep global trade moving. Secretary-General António Guterres highlighted both their critical role, as well as the challenges they face, In his message to mark the Day of the Seafarer on Saturday. “The world counts on seafarers,” he said. “Ships transport a remarkable 90 per cent of the world’s commodities — from grains and energy, to consumer goods and much more. Without ships and the women and men who work on them, economies would stall and people would starve.”  Pandemic challenges However, seafarers have faced immense challenges stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic. The UN chief listed some of these issues, which include contracts extended long beyond their expiry dates and...

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Islandpreneur Virtual Summit focuses on the Future of Islands on Jul 1

Islandpreneur Virtual Summit focuses on the Future of Islands on…

SINT MAARTEN (GREAT BAY) - Islandpreneur Live 2022 commences on...

June 26, 2022 No comments

Chris tells government to stop using suffering and Parliament as a crutch

Chris tells government to stop using suffering and Parliament as…

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - Independent Member of Parliament Christophe Emmanuel...

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Rotary Sunset Donates Hygiene Kits To PWAS

Rotary Sunset Donates Hygiene Kits To PWAS

SINT MAARTEN (BELVEDERE) - In an effort to promote proper...

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Public Prosecutor’s Office submits GEBE hack report to Government

Public Prosecutor’s Office submits GEBE hack report to Government

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - The Prosecutor’s Office OM SXM, together...

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CPS COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic Open June 30. Three days Available for Vaccines in the First Week of July

June 26, 2022

CPS COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic Open June 30. Three days Available for Vaccines in the First Week of July

SINT MAARTEN (GREAT BAY, (DCOMM) – The Collective Prevention Services (CPS), would like to inform th...

Dr. Nilda Arduin: Consider this: Doing the math (1)

June 26, 2022

Dr. Nilda Arduin: Consider this: Doing the math (1)

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - (This article is the first in a series of essays written by Dr. Nilda A...

Murder investigation launched into death of 86-Year-Old woman

June 26, 2022

Murder investigation launched into death of 86-Year-Old woman

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - The Police Force of Sint Maarten KPSM and the Prosecutor’s Office OM SX...

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Update livestream link to Governor’s Symposium 2022

June 26, 2022 No comments

Update livestream link to Governor’s Symposium 2022

SINT MAARTEN (HARBOUR VIEW) - On Monday June 27, 2022, the ninth edition of the annual Governor’s Symposium will take place at the American University of the Caribbean (AUC) at Cupecoy. The 2022 Gover...

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Detectives of the S.U.R are busy investigating several armed robberies at small grocery stores

June 26, 2022 No comments

Detectives of the S.U.R are busy investigating several armed robberies at small grocery stores

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - The detectives of the Special Unit Robberies (S.U.R.) have been kept busy investigating several armed robberies. In the last few weeks, there has been a noticeable increas...

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Dutch ministers condemn Roe v Wade decision, say safe abortion is a right

June 26, 2022 No comments

Dutch ministers condemn Roe v Wade decision, say safe abortion is a right

SINT MAARTEN/THE NETHERLANDS – Dutch ministers and activists have joined the condemnation of America’s supreme court judges who on Friday overturned a key decision which gave women all over the US the...

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Schiphol to offer fewer flights from 2023 as ministers get tough on noise, pollution

June 25, 2022 No comments

Schiphol to offer fewer flights from 2023 as ministers get tough on noise, pollution

SINT MAARTEN/THE NETHERLANDS – Schiphol airport will be able to offer no more than 440,000 take off and landing slots per year from November 2023, infrastructure minister Mark Harbers confirmed on Fri...

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CBCS meets with stakeholders in Sint Maarten. Start of follow-up financial stability meetings

June 24, 2022

CBCS meets with stakeholders in Sint Maarten. Start of follow-up financial stability meetings

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) – Following the publication of the CBCS’ Financial Stability Report (FSR)...

STATIA INCREASES SURVEILLANCE FOR SIGNS OF MONKEYPOX

June 23, 2022

STATIA INCREASES SURVEILLANCE FOR SIGNS OF MONKEYPOX

SINT EUSTATIUS (ORANJESTAD) - The Public Health Department in Statia is increasing surveillance for ...

Motorworld partners for 2nd Annual Islandpreneur Awards

June 23, 2022

Motorworld partners for 2nd Annual Islandpreneur Awards

SINT MAARTEN (GREAT BAY) - On June 30, 2022, organizers of Islandpreneur Live will host its second a...

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Cft about Bonaire: “Now is the time to act”

June 26, 2022

Cft about Bonaire: “Now is the time to act”

BONAIRE (KRALENDIJK) - Bonaire wants to achieve an unqualified auditor's report on the 2022 annual a...

Dominican Republic to Host the 2022 FCCA Cruise Conference

June 25, 2022

Dominican Republic to Host the 2022 FCCA Cruise Conference

SINT MAARTEN/MIRAMAR, FLORIDA - Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA) is pleased to announce t...

ACM sets maximum rates for the distribution of electricity in the Caribbean Netherlands

June 24, 2022

ACM sets maximum rates for the distribution of electricity in the Caribbean Netherlands

SABA/SINT EUSTATIUS - The Netherlands Authority for Consumers and Markets [Autoriteit Consument en M...

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Banning tourists from cannabis cafes will cut back on crime: Halsema

June 25, 2022 No comments

Banning tourists from cannabis cafes will cut back on crime: Halsema

SINT MAARTEN/THE NETHERLANDS – Amsterdam’s cannabis cafes are often intertwined with serious crime and play a serious role in money laundering, the capital’s mayor Femke Halsema has told councillors, ...

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SMYC 2021 – 2022 Sailing School Season concluded with Diploma Ceremony for 70 students

June 25, 2022 No comments

SMYC 2021 – 2022 Sailing School Season concluded with Diploma Ceremony for 70 students

SINT MAARTEN (SIMPSON BAY) - The Sint Maarten Yacht Club’s (SMYC) Sailing School offers after school sailing lessons from September – June, each year and this year’s season was concluded with a diplom...

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ODM advises residents to monitor media for Waste Haulage Company Schedules for Pre-Hurricane Clean-Up

June 26, 2022 No comments

ODM advises residents to monitor media for Waste Haulage Company Schedules for Pre-Hurricane Clean-Up

SINT MAARTEN (GREAT BAY, (DCOMM) – The Office of Disaster Management (ODM) is calling on residents to monitor the print media (Daily Herald) for the pre-hurricane clean-up schedules of Waste Haulage C...

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Weather Forecast: Monday to Wednesday

June 26, 2022 No comments

Weather Forecast: Monday to Wednesday

PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST FOR ST. MAARTEN  DATE ISSUED: Sunday, June 26, 2022 @ 18:00 LST (22:00 UTC)   VALID UNTIL: Monday evening (18:00 LST) June 27, 2022  ….A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT FO...

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