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UN chief calls for ‘green and clean’ development in message for Africa Industrialization Day

November 20, 2019 No comments

UN chief calls for ‘green and clean’ development in message for Africa Industrialization Day

INTERNATIONAL, 20 November 2019, Economic Development - As African countries gear up to implement an historic free trade agreement, the UN Secretary-General is urging leaders to pursue economic growth that benefits both people and the planet.   António Guterres made the appeal in his message for Africa Industrialization Day, observed annually on 20 November. The UN chief said industrial development is “of critical importance” for sustained and inclusive economic growth in African countries. While manufacturing on the continent has been growing faster than the world average, he said it will need to speed up. Launched last year, the African Continental Free Trade Agreement is expected to usher in a market of least $3 trillion and a consumer base of more than one billion. At the same time, the manufacturing...

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US pardons for accused war criminals, contrary to international law: UN rights office

November 19, 2019 No comments

US pardons for accused war criminals, contrary to international law: UN rights office

INTERNATIONAL, 19 November 2019, Human Rights - A presidential pardon for two United States soldiers accused of war crimes, and a sentence reduction for a third, “run against the letter and the spirit of international law which requires accountability for such violations”, the United Nations human rights wing said on Tuesday. “While pardons exist in international law, and can properly address issues of injustice or unfairness”, Rupert Colville, Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), told reporters at a regular press briefing in Geneva that these cases showed no circumstances to suggest anything other than “simply voiding the otherwise proper process of law in the cases”. “These pardons send a disturbing signal to military forces all around the world”, he added. The accused According to news reports, Lieutenant Clint Lorance was tried and convicted for ordering the...

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‘Three-country crisis’ across central Sahel puts whole generation at risk, warns UN food agency

November 19, 2019 No comments

‘Three-country crisis’ across central Sahel puts whole generation at risk, warns UN food agency

INTERNATIONAL, 19 November 2019, Humanitarian Aid - Violent attacks by extremists “almost every day” in the Sahel nations of Mali, Niger and Burkina Faso have displaced nearly one million people and caused emergency levels of malnutrition, UN humanitarians have said. Warning of an impending humanitarian crisis, the World Food Programme (WFP) on Tuesday said that if nothing is done to tackle hunger in the region, a whole generation could be at risk.   A third of Burkina Faso now a conflict zone Burkina Faso is worst hit, with one-third of the country now a conflict zone. On Monday, just over the border in eastern Mali, more than 20 soldiers were killed in an attack on their patrol by militants, the latest in a series of deadly attacks linked to...

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UN ‘regrets’ new US position on legality of Israeli settlements

November 19, 2019 No comments

UN ‘regrets’ new US position on legality of Israeli settlements

INTERNATIONAL, 19 November 2019, Peace and Security - The longstanding position of the UN regarding Israeli settlements in Occupied Palestinian Territory – that they are in breach of international law – is unchanged, Spokesperson Stéphane Dujarric said during a press briefing on Tuesday in New York, reacting to the policy reversal announced by the United States. Mr. Dujarric added that the UN “very much regrets” the announcement of the new US position on Monday and remains “committed to a two-State solution based on the relevant UN resolutions”. Earlier on Tuesday, at a press briefing in Geneva, Spokesperson for the Office of the High Commissioner of Human Rights (OHCHR), Rupert Colville, told reporters that a change in the policy position of one Member State does...

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Reconciliation helps ‘repair fractures’, enable lasting peace, Security Council hears

November 19, 2019 No comments

Reconciliation helps ‘repair fractures’, enable lasting peace, Security Council hears

INTERNATIONAL, 19 November 2019, Peace and Security - The UN Security Council this Tuesday has been debating what one activist labeled “the toughest and arguably most important part of the peace-building cycle”: reconciliation. As UN Secretary-General António Guterres told the gathering, reconciliation processes have played a crucial role in resolving ethnic, religious and political differences in places such as Cambodia, Rwanda, and Northern Ireland, enabling periods of sustained peace. “Reconciliation helps to repair fractures caused by an absence of trust between state and people, when institutions and individuals acknowledge their role in past crimes, and both victims and perpetrators muster the courage to face the truth. It is a process through which societies can move from a divided past to a shared future,” he said. Inclusion comes...

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Current & Prospective Parents of Y2X members Invited to Orientation Meeting

Current & Prospective Parents of Y2X members Invited to Orientation…

SINT MAARTEN (ST. PETERS) - With increasing violence in our...

November 20, 2019 No comments

New interim cabinet sworn-in

New interim cabinet sworn-in

SINT MAARTEN (HARBOUR VIEW) – On Tuesday morning, members of...

November 19, 2019 No comments

Four new classrooms ready for SMVTS says Smith

Four new classrooms ready for SMVTS says Smith

SINT MAARTEN (CUL DE SAC) - The Sint Maarten Vocational...

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SMCP MP CLAUDE “CHACHO” PETERSON RESIGNS AS MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT

SMCP MP CLAUDE “CHACHO” PETERSON RESIGNS AS MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT

SINT MAARTEN (SIMPSON BAY) - On Monday, November 18, 2019,...

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Workshop for supervisors, team leaders

November 19, 2019

Workshop for supervisors, team leaders

SABA--Supervisors and team leaders of the Public Entity Saba this week are taking part in a two-day ...

Four-Country Consultation Education, Culture and Science takes place

November 19, 2019

Four-Country Consultation Education, Culture and Science takes place

SINT MAARTEN/KINGDOM - The Ministers of Education, Culture and Science of the Kingdom held a ministe...

Omar Ottley contesting elections with UP as #3

November 18, 2019

Omar Ottley contesting elections with UP as #3

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - Well known Civil Engineer Omar Ottley announced on Monday that he will ...

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Options discussed to further progress Saba recycling process

November 19, 2019 No comments

Options discussed to further progress Saba recycling process

SABA - Officials of the Public Entity Saba on Friday, November 15 met with representatives of the United States, Boca Raton firm Cadwell Inc., to discuss the options of the Saba recycling program and ...

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Stony Coral Tissue Loss Disease Management Update for the Dutch Caribbean

November 18, 2019 No comments

Stony Coral Tissue Loss Disease Management Update for the Dutch Caribbean

SINT MAARTEN/BONAIRE - Since 2014, a new coral disease has been spreading through the reefs of the Caribbean. Known as Stony Coral Tissue Loss Disease (SCTLD), this disease appears to be fast spreadin...

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Child Protection Board on working visit to the Caribbean Netherlands

November 18, 2019 No comments

Child Protection Board on working visit to the Caribbean Netherlands

BONAIRE - At the invitation of the Guardianship Council Dutch Caribbean, the Child Protection Board (RvdK) is on working visit on Bonaire from November 18th to November 22nd. The working visit will fo...

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SXM has many heroes. Your efforts are clearly noticed by WINAIR and the people

November 18, 2019 No comments

SXM has many heroes. Your efforts are clearly noticed by WINAIR and the people

SINT MAARTEN/COMMENTARY – By Michael Cleaver) - I recently traveled via PJIAE as I often do and will endeavor to share some details of this trip, before that I would like to preface some important fac...

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Geerlings signs ministerial decree to pay out an advance to members of the Police Force

November 19, 2019

Geerlings signs ministerial decree to pay out an advance to members of the Police Force

SINT MAARTEN (POND ISLAND) – Caretaker Minister of Justice Hon. Perry Geerlings signed a ministerial...

MP Jacobs submits law amendment to Budget 2019 as last act of Parliament

November 19, 2019

MP Jacobs submits law amendment to Budget 2019 as last act of Parliament

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - On Monday, November 18, 2019, Member of Parliament (MP) and Leader of t...

Chamber calls on Entrepreneurs to Register for November 21 Grow Your Business Workshop

November 18, 2019

Chamber calls on Entrepreneurs to Register for November 21 Grow Your Business Workshop

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) – The St. Maarten Chamber of Commerce & Industry (COCI) is inviting membe...

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Operations cancelled as hospital workers go on strike for a better pay deal

November 19, 2019 No comments

Operations cancelled as hospital workers go on strike for a better pay deal

SINT MAARTEN/THE NETHERLANDS – Hundreds of operations will be cancelled on Wednesday as nurses and hospital staff take part in the first ever national hospital strike. Emergency operations will still...

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Strong support for euthanasia, majority back help for people ‘tired of life’

November 19, 2019 No comments

Strong support for euthanasia, majority back help for people ‘tired of life’

SINT MAARTEN/THE NETHERLANDS – A narrow majority of the Dutch support the introduction of assisted suicide for people who feel their life is at an end, even though they are physically healthy, accordi...

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CARIBBEAN AIRLINES CARGO INTRODUCES EXTRA CAPACITY FOR CHRISTMAS PEAK

November 19, 2019

CARIBBEAN AIRLINES CARGO INTRODUCES EXTRA CAPACITY FOR CHRISTMAS PEAK

SINT MAARTEN/TRINIDAD - Caribbean Airlines Cargo announces that extra freighter services will be add...

Tenders launched for the clean-up of the Simpson Bay Lagoon

November 19, 2019

Tenders launched for the clean-up of the Simpson Bay Lagoon

SINT MAARTEN (SIMPSON BAY LAGOON) - The National Recovery Program Bureau (NRPB) has launched a tende...

Jetair Caribbean received its Air Operating Certificate today

November 19, 2019

Jetair Caribbean received its Air Operating Certificate today

SINT MAARTEN/CURACAO - After months of working on the necessary papers in collaboration with the Cur...

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DCOMM Postulation Video available online for Public Viewing

November 19, 2019 No comments

DCOMM Postulation Video available online for Public Viewing

GREAT BAY, Sint Maarten (DCOMM) – Various political parties will submit their lists on Thursday, November 20 to the Central Voting Bureau between 9.00am to 4.00pm. Chairman of the Central Voting Bure...

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Weather Forecast: Wednesday to Friday

November 19, 2019 No comments

Weather Forecast: Wednesday to Friday

PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST FOR ST. MAARTEN DATE ISSUED: Tuesday, November 19, 2019 @ 18:00 LST (22:00 UTC) VALID UNTIL: Wednesday evening (18:00 LST) November 20, 2019    WEATHER:  Tonight through We...

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