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World’s 1.8 billion youth must ‘have a say in the future of the planet’

September 20, 2019 No comments

World’s 1.8 billion youth must ‘have a say in the future of the planet’

INTERNATIONAL, 20 September 2019, Climate Change - It is “crucial” that the world’s 1.8 billion young people have a say in the fight against climate change and ultimately “the future of the planet” according to the UN Youth Envoy Jayathma Wickramanayake. Young activists, innovators, entrepreneurs and change-makers are due to gather at UN headquarters in New York at the Youth Climate Summit on Saturday 21 September to put pressure on global leaders to take action to prevent climate change. Ms. Wickramanayake will be there, and UN News asked her why young people are so important to the climate action debate. UN Secretary General’s Envoy on Youth, Jayathma Wickramanayake, speaking to some of the members of the 4th Batch of Trainees following their Graduation Ceremony in Chamen, Gambia. 5...

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INTERVIEW: Guterres urges world leaders to ‘do what is necessary’ for peace and the planet

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INTERVIEW: Guterres urges world leaders to ‘do what is necessary’ for peace and the planet

INTERNATIONAL, 20 September 2019, SDGs - As global leaders prepare to convene in New York next week to debate the best way forward for the planet, Secretary-General António Guterres  is urging them to “do what is necessary” to ensure that “we are able to solve the dramatic problems we face.”  The UN chief is urging Member States to bring “concrete plans” to the 74th session of the General Assembly, in hopes of bolstering the Paris Agreement on climate change, and the ambitious goals that are the bedrock of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.   In a special interview for UN News conducted this week by newly-appointed head of Global Communications, Melissa Fleming, Mr. Guterres lamented that “we are not on track” to meet a 2030 deadline in many aspects, highlighting that the first-ever SDG summit on 24 and 25 September, will inject more momentum.    The UN chief told Ms. Fleming that “more and more of the crises...

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Climate emergency ‘a new danger’ to peace, youth activists hear ahead of World Day

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Climate emergency ‘a new danger’ to peace, youth activists hear ahead of World Day

INTERNATIONAL, 20 September 2019, Peace and Security - Among the efforts to build a sustainably peaceful world, “urgent climate action is needed” to curb environmental threats to all our well-being and security, the Secretary-General told the annual peace gathering in New York on Friday, addressing a largely youthful crowd.   Each 21 September, the General Assembly-mandated International Day of Peace is observed, devoted to “strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples”, with this year’s theme spotlighting climate action as key to that aim.   “Today peace faces a new danger: the climate emergency, which threatens our security, our livelihoods and our lives”, Secretary-General António Guterres said in his message. Speaking to some 700 high school and college student leaders, he explained that peace “is not only about peace among people, but peace between people and the planet”, lamenting that “we have been at...

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‘Collective’ erosion of two-State solution, continues unabated: Mladenov

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‘Collective’ erosion of two-State solution, continues unabated: Mladenov

INTERNATIONAL, 20 September 2019, Peace and Security - The “steady deterioration” of chances that a lasting peace can be negotiated between Israel and Palestine as two States live side by side, reflects a “collective failure” of leadership across the region and the world. “There is no other viable solution to end the conflict”, Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, Nickolay Mladenov, told the Security Council on Friday. “Those who continue to support a two-State outcome must acknowledge that derailing that prospect, means that Palestinians and Israelis are facing a grim future of perpetual occupation, endless violence and threats to international stability”, he said. Earlier, he began his briefing said that the sides remained far apart, and most of the 2016 Council resolution, known as 2334, remained to be implemented: “developments...

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UN staff support youth-driven global action on climate crisis

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UN staff support youth-driven global action on climate crisis

INTERNATIONAL, 20 September 2019, Climate Change - Staff at UN Headquarters in New York joined untold numbers of students, scientists, organized labour, and everyday people worldwide, who took to the streets on Friday, demanding action to address climate change. The global climate strike was inspired by weekly demonstrations held by the Swedish teen activist Greta Thunberg, and UN workers gathered in front of the Secretariat to show support for the Secretary-General’s efforts to bring about a greener future for all people. Ms. Thunberg is attending the schoolchildren-led march in New York, but millions of people of all ages have already joined children across the world in demonstrations, from the south Pacific region, to the west coast of the United States. UN chief António Guterres told...

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KOOYMAN JOINS MAN UP CHECK UP PROSTATE CANCER AWARENESS CAMPAIGN

KOOYMAN JOINS MAN UP CHECK UP PROSTATE CANCER AWARENESS CAMPAIGN

SINT MAARTEN (CAY HILL) - The Positive and Elektralyets Foundation...

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Nature Foundation Announces Participants for Youth Environmental Exchange

Nature Foundation Announces Participants for Youth Environmental Exchange

SINT MAARTEN (COLE BAY) - The Nature Foundation St Maarten...

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Minister Geerlings signs settlement agreement with TelEm

Minister Geerlings signs settlement agreement with TelEm

SINT MAARTEN (POND ISLAND) – On Wednesday September 11 the...

September 19, 2019 No comments

Sarah awaiting the views of the Court, the Bar Association, and the Public Prosecutor

Sarah awaiting the views of the Court, the Bar Association,…

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) – President of Parliament Hon. Sarah Wescot...

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St. Maarten Tourism Bureau in search of website developers

September 20, 2019

St. Maarten Tourism Bureau in search of website developers

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - The St. Maarten Tourism Bureau is requesting proposals from agencies wi...

NA MP Doran: Council of Ministers openly declared "Incompetent"

September 19, 2019

NA MP Doran: Council of Ministers openly declared "Incompetent"

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) – “Recently, it has been brought to the attention of the citizens of St. ...

No Kidding with our Kids Foundation Receives Projector from CIBC FirstCaribbean

September 19, 2019

No Kidding with our Kids Foundation Receives Projector from CIBC FirstCaribbean

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - “Guiding and shaping the youth of today into the leaders of tomorrow” i...

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CARIBBEAN AIRLINES SUPPORTS HER EXCELLENCY’S ‘KIND SOLES PROJECT’

September 20, 2019 No comments

CARIBBEAN AIRLINES SUPPORTS HER EXCELLENCY’S ‘KIND SOLES PROJECT’

SINT MAARTEN/TRINIDAD - Caribbean Airlines continued its partnership with Guyana’s First Lady, Her Excellency, Mrs. Sandra Granger, to transport ‘Shoe that Grows’, in support of the First Lady’s Kind ...

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Dutch State Secretary Knops visits the Caribbean. Meets with Sint Maarten Parliament on Wednesday

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Dutch State Secretary Knops visits the Caribbean. Meets with Sint Maarten Parliament on Wednesday

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) – Dutch State Secretary R.W. Knops (Interior and Kingdom Relations) will pay a working visit to St. Eustatius, Saba and St. Maarten from Sunday, September 22nd till Wednesda...

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Former Dutch prof footballer Kelvin Maynard shot dead in Amsterdam

September 19, 2019 No comments

Former Dutch prof footballer Kelvin Maynard shot dead in Amsterdam

SINT MAARTEN/THE NETHERLANDS – The man shot dead by two men on a motorbike in Amsterdam’s Zuidoost district on Wednesday night was a former professional footballer who spent time playing in Britain an...

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The Hague gets tough on ‘thick skulled waste louts’

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The Hague gets tough on ‘thick skulled waste louts’

SINT MAARTEN/THE NETHERLANDS – The Hague is going to stop collecting large items of waste left out illegally in the street in an effort to raise awareness, the Volkskrant reports. The move is part of...

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Breast Exam & Health Screening scheduled for September 21 Cancelled

September 20, 2019

Breast Exam & Health Screening scheduled for September 21 Cancelled

GREAT BAY, Sint Maarten (DCOMM) – The free breast exam and health screening activity that was schedu...

Winair Public Travel Advisory: Flight Cancellations due to Jerry

September 19, 2019

Winair Public Travel Advisory: Flight Cancellations due to Jerry

SINT MAARTEN (SIMPSON BAY-AIRPORT) – Winair’s flight schedule will be affected due to the impending ...

BTC, SFC, Business community help reopen Cay Bay daycare

September 19, 2019

BTC, SFC, Business community help reopen Cay Bay daycare

SINT MAARTEN (CAY BAY) – A joint initiative of Be The Change Foundation, Terre Plurielle Foundation ...

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Security beefed up for gangland killing legal team after lawyer is murdered

September 19, 2019 No comments

Security beefed up for gangland killing legal team after lawyer is murdered

SINT MAARTEN/THE NETHERLANDS – Justice minister Ferd Grapperhaus is to meet public prosecution department officials and lawyers’ representatives on Thursday morning to discuss yesterday’s ‘unprecedent...

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Beating organised crime is complex but the fight will be won: Dutch PM

September 19, 2019 No comments

Beating organised crime is complex but the fight will be won: Dutch PM

SINT MAARTEN/THE NETHERLANDS – The battle against organised crime is complicated but will ultimately be won, prime minister Mark Rutte told parliament on Thursday. Speaking during two days of debate ...

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WIB Branches Close at 2.00PM on Friday

September 20, 2019

WIB Branches Close at 2.00PM on Friday

PHILIPSBURG - All Windward Island Bank (WIB) branches will close at 2.00pm on Friday, September 20 w...

SZV OFFICES AND PHONE LINES WILL BE CLOSED AT 2:00PM

September 20, 2019

SZV OFFICES AND PHONE LINES WILL BE CLOSED AT 2:00PM

PHILIPSBURG - Due to impending weather conditions, SZV offices and phone lines will be closed today ...

Johnson talks marketing/cooperation with the Netherlands Tourism Bureau

September 20, 2019

Johnson talks marketing/cooperation with the Netherlands Tourism Bureau

SINT MAARTEN/THE NETHERLANDS - The Honorable Stuart Johnson, Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, ...

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Chamber of Commerce & Industry: Closure due to hurricane Jerry

September 20, 2019 No comments

Chamber of Commerce & Industry: Closure due to hurricane Jerry

PHILIPSBURG - To whom it may concern, The St. Maarten Chamber of Commerce & Industry would like to inform the general public that due to the passing of hurricane Jerry; we will be closing our office t...

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Weather Forecast: Saturday to Monday

September 20, 2019 No comments

Weather Forecast: Saturday to Monday

PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST FOR ST. MAARTEN DATE ISSUED: Friday, September 20, 2019 @ 18:00 LST (22:00 UTC)VALID UNTIL: Saturday evening (18:00 LST) September 21, 2019 …A TROPICAL STORM WATCH REMAIN...

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