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‘Deliberate starvation’ tactics used in South Sudan could be a war crime

February 20, 2020 No comments

‘Deliberate starvation’ tactics used in South Sudan could be a war crime

INTERNATIONAL, 20 February 2020, Human Rights - The people of South Sudan have been “deliberately starved” in different parts of the country for ethnic and political reasons, and sexual violence against women and men as a weapon of war is ongoing, UN investigators said on Thursday.  The three-member commission,appointed by the UN Human Rights Council,also said South Sudan’s political elites are ‘oblivious’ to the suffering of civilians. They warned of intercommunal conflict and terrible rights violations “in large swathes of territory”, as a new deadline approaches the formation of a unity Government after years of conflict. Basis for a war crime “The fact of destruction of crops or taking away the possibility of getting access to water through boreholes and so on, that can constitute the war crime of starvation, because your intention is to starve the...

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On World Social Justice Day, the UN labour agency  says ‘put people and planet first'

February 20, 2020 No comments

On World Social Justice Day, the UN labour agency says ‘put people and planet first'

INTERNATIONAL, 20 February 2020, Human Rights - Reduce inequality around the world, the United Nations labour agency urged on Thursday, World Social Justice Day. The gap between the rich and the poor is larger than previously thought. Globally, the poorest 20 per cent of any given country needs an average of more than 11 years to earn what the richest earns in one, according to the International Labor Organization (ILO). And in lower-income countries, the situation is even worse. According to ILO, someone in the poorest 20 per cent of the population needs over 26 years to earn what the richest 20 per cent does in one. This is because in lower-income countries, the rich earn a much larger share of income than in the rest of...

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Haitian leaders urged to end political impasse

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Haitian leaders urged to end political impasse

INTERNATIONAL, 20 February 2020, Peace and Security - Leaders in Haiti must step up and end the political impasse between President Jovenel Moïse and a surging opposition movement that has paralyzed the island nation since July 2018, the top UN official there said on Thursday in a briefing to the UN Security Council in New York. UN Special Representative Helen La Lime updated ambassadors on latest developments in the prolonged divide which has left Haiti without a functioning government, deflated the economy, and fueled insecurity.  “Haiti is about to enter in its second year with a caretaker government, its economy is forecast to sink deeper into recession, and 4.6 million of its citizens are now estimated to require humanitarian assistance,” she said, speaking via videoconference from the capital, Port-au-Prince.  “To avoid a greater deterioration, Haitian leaders need to rise to...

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Central African Republic: Security Council reflects on peace deal anniversary

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Central African Republic: Security Council reflects on peace deal anniversary

INTERNATIONAL, 20 February 2020, Peace and Security - One year after the signing of a peace deal in the Central African Republic (CAR), State authority is being extended throughout the country, violence against civilians has decreased, and an inclusive Government remains in place, the UN Security Council heard on Thursday.  Ambassadors were briefed by Mankeur Ndiaye, UN Special Representative for the country, who presented the latest report of the Secretary-General focusing on progress and challenges since the authorities and 14 armed groups signed the Political Agreement for Peace and Reconciliation last February in the capital, Bangui.    It was negotiated under the auspices of the African Union (AU), which had brought the sides together for 10 days of talks in Khartoum.  “Progress has also been made in establishing special joint security units, as provided for by the peace agreement,” said Mr. Ndiaye, before listing further achievements including in demobilization, fighting impunity...

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Simple urine test could improve early detection of bladder cancer – WHO study

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Simple urine test could improve early detection of bladder cancer – WHO study

INTERNATIONAL, 20 February 2020, Health - A new study conducted by researchers from the United Nations health agency revealed that bladder cancer mutations can be detected in urine up to 10 years before clinically diagnosing the disease. The test is based on detecting mutations in the telomerase reverse transcriptase (TERT) gene – a crucial element for cancer genesis and progression – the most common mutations in bladder cancer, according to the report conducted by the UN World Health Organization’s (WHO) International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) and international partners. The new evidence is detailed in an article published by The Lancet, which highlights the potential of early detection. “A simple urine test has recently been developed, and these new results are another exciting step towards the validation of...

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Jeffrey Ziolhowski wins brand New 2020 Hyundai I10

Jeffrey Ziolhowski wins brand New 2020 Hyundai I10

SINT MAARTEN (CAY HILL) - Presidente Beer and CC1 St....

February 21, 2020 No comments

SCDF to present ‘Sons d’Amour’ Zouk concert for Carnival 2020

SCDF to present ‘Sons d’Amour’ Zouk concert for Carnival 2020

SINT MAARTEN (POND ISLAND) - The St. Maarten Carnival Development...

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TelEm Group’s TV15 to air Caribbean’s premier Soca festival event Friday

TelEm Group’s TV15 to air Caribbean’s premier Soca festival event…

SINT MAARTEN (POND ISLAND) – St. Maarten’s local Cable TV...

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Cft says Sint Maarten needs to make steady progress in various areas

Cft says Sint Maarten needs to make steady progress in…

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - The Board of financial supervision Curaçao...

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“FEEL LIKE HOME” AT CIBC FIRSTCARIBBEAN MORTGAGE FAIR

February 21, 2020

“FEEL LIKE HOME” AT CIBC FIRSTCARIBBEAN MORTGAGE FAIR

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) – “Feel Like Home” at CIBC FirstCaribbean Mortgage Fair, this Saturday Fe...

Rotary Sunset and Rotary Sunrise host Joint Meeting

February 20, 2020

Rotary Sunset and Rotary Sunrise host Joint Meeting

SINT MAARTEN (COLE BAY) - On Monday February 10th, the Rotary Club of St. Martin Sunset and the Rota...

Two separate early morning shootings leaves one dead

February 20, 2020

Two separate early morning shootings leaves one dead

SINT MAARTEN (MIDDLE REGION) - The Sint Maarten Police Force had a busy start to Thursday morning, w...

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CPS calls on Community to LIKE CARPHA Facebook Page to Catapult Sint Maarten into Winning Regional Mosquito Awareness Competition

February 20, 2020 No comments

CPS calls on Community to LIKE CARPHA Facebook Page to Catapult Sint Maarten into Winning Regional Mosquito Awareness Competition

GREAT BAY, Sint Maarten (DCOMM) – Student Erolene Mingo’s poster that was submitted to the Caribbean Mosquito Awareness (CMAW) Competition 2019, has qualified the Sint Maarten Academy (P.S.V.E.) Schoo...

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PDG donates work shoes to three Sundial Hospitality students who will participate in SKILLS Finals

February 20, 2020 No comments

PDG donates work shoes to three Sundial Hospitality students who will participate in SKILLS Finals

SINT MAARTEN (COLE BAY) - Jahmarly Lake, Samir Stokkels and Gweldo Fontaine, three hospitality exam students from Sundial School, signed up last minute for the Regional SKILLS Competition SXM, Saba an...

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Dozens of pregnant women disappear from Dutch refugee centres

February 20, 2020 No comments

Dozens of pregnant women disappear from Dutch refugee centres

SINT MAARTEN/THE NETHERLANDS – At least 25 pregnant women from different African countries disappeared from Dutch refugee centres in November and December, according to radio current affairs show Argo...

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Prime Minister Jacobs meets with CCSU on Pension Reform legislation & Function Book of the Fire Dept.

February 20, 2020 No comments

Prime Minister Jacobs meets with CCSU on Pension Reform legislation & Function Book of the Fire Dept.

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) —Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs in her capacity as Minister of General Affairs, met with the Members of the Committee of Civil Servants Unions (CCSU) on Friday, February 7th...

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Youth Parliament 2020 Inauguration on February 25

February 20, 2020

Youth Parliament 2020 Inauguration on February 25

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - The Sint Maarten Youth Parliament is scheduled to install their 8th coh...

The Sint Maarten Yacht Club organizes a special Pub Quiz night at the Heineken Regatta Village on 3 March

February 19, 2020

The Sint Maarten Yacht Club organizes a special Pub Quiz night at the Heineken Regatta Village on 3 March

SINT MAARTEN (COLE BAY) - On Tuesday 3 March The Sint Maarten Yacht Club is hosting a special editio...

Descriptive detail of suspect leads to swift arrest of machete wielding robber

February 19, 2020

Descriptive detail of suspect leads to swift arrest of machete wielding robber

SINT MAARTEN (COLE BAY) - The Special Robbery Unit is currently investigating an armed robbery that ...

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Stop 15-year-olds delivering meals, labour inspectors say

February 20, 2020 No comments

Stop 15-year-olds delivering meals, labour inspectors say

SINT MAARTEN/THE NETHERLANDS – Social affairs ministry inspectors have urged the government to ban the under-16s from delivering meals for snack bars and restaurants because the rules are being widely...

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Slightly more Dutch women are working full-time, men are working a little less

February 20, 2020 No comments

Slightly more Dutch women are working full-time, men are working a little less

SINT MAARTEN/THE NETHERLANDS – There has been a marginal increase in the number of women in the Netherlands working full time, national statistics agency CBS said on Thursday. In 2016, 25% of women w...

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Taskforce formed to tackle forensic care concerns

February 20, 2020

Taskforce formed to tackle forensic care concerns

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - Key partners tackling forensic care on Sint Maarten, recently sent a le...

Erasmus+ Funded Climate Movement Youth Exchange

February 19, 2020

Erasmus+ Funded Climate Movement Youth Exchange

SINT MAARTEN (ST. PETERS) - The St. Maarten Youth Council Association is inviting all young people b...

PFP, UD and USP Factions Request Reconvening of Public Meeting about CFATF

February 19, 2020

PFP, UD and USP Factions Request Reconvening of Public Meeting about CFATF

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) – The members of Parliament (MPs) of the Party for Progress (PFP), United...

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Plenary Public session of Parliament about the current screening of Candidates ministers scheduled for Friday

February 20, 2020 No comments

Plenary Public session of Parliament about the current screening of Candidates ministers scheduled for Friday

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – The House of Parliament will sit in a Plenary Public session on Friday, February 21, 2020. The Public meeting is scheduled for 14.00 hrs. in the General Assembly Chamber o...

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Weather Forecast: Friday to Sunday

February 20, 2020 No comments

Weather Forecast: Friday to Sunday

PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST FOR ST. MAARTEN DATE ISSUED: Thursday, February 20, 2020 @ 18:00 LST (22:00 UTC) VALID UNTIL: Friday evening (18:00 LST) February 21, 2020    …A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAIN...

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