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Nations must ‘act together, urgently and with solidarity’ to end crisis of food insecurity

May 18, 2022 No comments

Nations must ‘act together, urgently and with solidarity’ to end crisis of food insecurity

INTERNATIONAL, 18 May 2022, Economic Development - Hunger levels around the world are at “a new high”, the UN chief said on Wednesday, in a call to action to fight the current surge in global food insecurity. During a ministerial meeting on global hunger taking pace at UN Headquarters in New York, Secretary-General António Guterres said the number of severely food insecure people had doubled in just two years – from 135 million pre-pandemic to 276 million today, with more than half a million experiencing famine conditions – an increase of more than 500 per cent since 2016. “These frightening figures are inextricably linked with conflict, as both cause, and effect,” he %20%20@iomchief%20%20and%20the%20review%20forum%20on%20international%20migration%20will%20host%20a%20policy%20debate%20on%20gcm%20implementation./">said. “If we do not feed people, we feed conflict”. Hunger triggers The climate emergency is another...

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Americas: Rising COVID-19 caseload should be a ‘wake-up call’

May 18, 2022 No comments

Americas: Rising COVID-19 caseload should be a ‘wake-up call’

INTERNATIONAL, 18 May 2022, Health - COVID-19 rates are on the rise in the Americas, where new infections and fatalities have been steadily increasing over the past four weeks, the regional office of the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday.  More than 918,000 cases were recorded last week, a 27.2 per cent increase over the previous week, and over 3,500 deaths, latest information from the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) has revealed.  Eighteen nations saw spikes in hospitalizations, while admissions to intensive care rose in 13 countries and territories.  “The rise in cases should serve as a wake-up call. When people get sick, hospitals get overwhelmed, health systems are challenged, and the number of deaths rise,” said Dr. Carissa Etienne, the PAHO Director, speaking during her weekly media briefing. Regional round-up  North...

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‘Lifeline’ of renewable energy can steer world out of climate crisis: UN chief

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‘Lifeline’ of renewable energy can steer world out of climate crisis: UN chief

INTERNATIONAL, 18 May 2022, Climate and Environment - Greenhouse gas concentrations, sea level rises, ocean heat levels and acidification, all set new records during 2021, while some glaciers reached the point of no return, according to the latest flagship report from the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), published on Wednesday. The State of the Climate 2021 indicates that extreme weather – the day-to-day face of climate change – wreaked a heavy toll of human lives, triggered shocks for food and water security, and led to hundreds of billions of dollars in economic losses last year. The report, which describes yet more clear signs that human activity is causing harm on a planetary scale - to our land, ocean and atmosphere - also confirms that the past...

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Global economic growth downgraded due to spillover from Ukraine war

May 18, 2022 No comments

Global economic growth downgraded due to spillover from Ukraine war

INTERNATIONAL, 18 May 2022, Economic Development - The global economy is expected to grow by only 3.1 per cent this year, down from the 4.0 per cent projected in January, largely derailed by the war in Ukraine, according to the UN’s latest World Economic Situation and Prospects (WESP) report, launched on Wednesday.  The mid-year forecast reveals how the conflict has upended the fragile economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, sparking a humanitarian crisis in Europe, surging food and commodity prices, and exacerbating inflationary pressures.  Global inflation is also set to reach 6.7 per cent this year, or twice the average of 2.9 per cent during the period from 2010 to 2020, with sharp rises in food and energy prices.    Quick action crucial: Guterres  “The war in Ukraine – in all its...

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UN marks first ever international day spotlighting women working in the maritime industry

May 18, 2022 No comments

UN marks first ever international day spotlighting women working in the maritime industry

INTERNATIONAL, 18 May 2022, Women - The first ever International Day for Women in Maritime kicked off its inaugural celebration on Wednesday with a seminar to “take stock and identify areas where improvement is needed”, the top UN official representing seafarers said. “Women account for just 20 per cent of the workforce in the maritime authorities of Member States and 29 percent…across subsectors in the maritime industry,” International Maritime Organization (IMO) chief Kitack Lim told the virtual Symposium on Training-Visibility-Recognition: Supporting a barrier-free working environment for Women in Maritime. Noting that these numbers are “significantly higher than those at sea, where women make up as little as two per cent of the workforce,” he added, “we can and must do better”. Gender inclusivity commitment The day intends to celebrate and promote the...

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SHTA: Occupancy Rates Show Strengthening of Marketing Budget Needed

SHTA: Occupancy Rates Show Strengthening of Marketing Budget Needed

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - Though signs of recovery from the...

May 18, 2022 No comments

PSG CEO Gumbs: Corporate Governance Core Principle for Long-term Sustainable Success

PSG CEO Gumbs: Corporate Governance Core Principle for Long-term Sustainable…

PORT ST. MAARTEN – A number of senior and mid-level...

May 18, 2022 No comments

Nature Foundation Organized Two Free Coral Education Snorkels

Nature Foundation Organized Two Free Coral Education Snorkels

SINT MAARTEN (COLE BAY) - Last weekend the Nature Foundation...

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Ministry VROMI & Finance Job Mixer a Success. 300+ Attend

Ministry VROMI & Finance Job Mixer a Success. 300+ Attend

SINT MAARTEN (GREAT BAY, (DCOMM) – The Minister of Public...

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WITU & CUT holds Capacity Building Training

May 18, 2022

WITU & CUT holds Capacity Building Training

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - The Windward Islands Teachers Union (WITU) in collaboration with the Ca...

28 Children in Foster Care Participate in Activity Program

May 18, 2022

28 Children in Foster Care Participate in Activity Program

SINT MAARTEN (CAY HILL) - On Monday May 16th, 2022, children in the foster care system in Sint Maart...

Remaining Law Enforcement regulations and Decrees being fast-tracked

May 17, 2022

Remaining Law Enforcement regulations and Decrees being fast-tracked

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - The Honorable Minister of Justice Anna E. Richardson with Union represe...

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Reckless driver involved in a collision on Arlet Peters road

May 17, 2022 No comments

Reckless driver involved in a collision on Arlet Peters road

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - Personnel from the KPSM Police Traffic Department are currently carrying out an investigation into an accident that took place on Arlet Peters Road on Tuesday, May 17, 202...

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Prime Minister Jacobs: St. Maarten will maintain an environment where Rotary Clubs can positively impact lives

May 17, 2022 No comments

Prime Minister Jacobs: St. Maarten will maintain an environment where Rotary Clubs can positively impact lives

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - St. Maarten had the prestigious honor to be chosen by Rotary District 7020 to host their 2022 Conference for the Rotarians of the District from May 9 until May 14. The Hon...

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EPIC cleanup event for World Biodiversity Day

May 17, 2022 No comments

EPIC cleanup event for World Biodiversity Day

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - On May 22, from 7 am to 8:30 am, Environmental Protection in the Caribbean Sint Maarten (EPIC) is hosting a cleanup at Cay Hill, starting at The Colosseum Gym. The cleanup...

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Police warns about circulating misinformation – fake news

May 17, 2022 No comments

Police warns about circulating misinformation – fake news

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - The Police Force of Sint Maarten KPSM warns the public about sharing/distributing unverified information via social media and other avenues. This warning comes after a voi...

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WITU submits a petition for payment of Vacation Allowance 2022

May 17, 2022

WITU submits a petition for payment of Vacation Allowance 2022

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - President of the Windward Islands Teachers Union (WITU) Stuart Johnson ...

Holland House Beach Hotel wins prestigious 2022 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Award

May 17, 2022

Holland House Beach Hotel wins prestigious 2022 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Award

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - One of Sint Maarten’s finest beach hotels, “Holland House”, has been ag...

ODM advises residents to start preparing for 2022 Atlantic hurricane season

May 17, 2022

ODM advises residents to start preparing for 2022 Atlantic hurricane season

SINT MAARTEN (GREAT BAY, (DCOMM) – The Office of Disaster Management which falls under the Fire Depa...

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Saba works on Water Vision

May 18, 2022

Saba works on Water Vision

SABA (THE BOTTOM) - With the input of local stakeholders and the assistance of Dutch water operators...

Medication administration training for Daycare staff

May 18, 2022

Medication administration training for Daycare staff

SABA (THE BOTTOM) - Eight staff members of the Laura Linzey Daycare Center took part in a basic medi...

UPDATED: Police investigation continues into Back Street Shooting

May 17, 2022

UPDATED: Police investigation continues into Back Street Shooting

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - A young man with the initials B.C. was found shot dead in a car in the ...

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Mark Rutte deleted text messages from his old Nokia daily: VK

May 18, 2022 No comments

Mark Rutte deleted text messages from his old Nokia daily: VK

SINT MAARTEN/THE NETHERLANDS – Prime minister Mark Rutte has for years deleted text messages from his phone, after first sending those he considered relevant to civil servants, the Volkskrant reported...

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€15.5 billion in government spending is ‘not properly accounted for’

May 18, 2022 No comments

€15.5 billion in government spending is ‘not properly accounted for’

SINT MAARTEN/THE NETHERLANDS – Some €15.5 billion in government spending last year cannot be properly accounted for, amounting to a ‘worrying’ 5% of the total budget, the national audit office said on...

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ZJCN, SMMC, SEHCF and Saba Cares join forces during Medical Referrals seminar

May 18, 2022 No comments

ZJCN, SMMC, SEHCF and Saba Cares join forces during Medical Referrals seminar

SINT EUSTATIUS (ORANJESTAD) - In order to address the challenges with medical referrals for the residents of Saba and Sint Eustatius and also the general sentiment among residents of Saba and Sint Eus...

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Weather Forecast: Thursday to Saturday

May 18, 2022 No comments

Weather Forecast: Thursday to Saturday

PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST FOR ST. MAARTEN  DATE ISSUED: Wednesday, May 18, 2022 @ 18:00 LST (22:00 UTC)   VALID UNTIL: Thursday evening (18:00 LST) May 19, 2022  WEATHER:      Tonight through Thursd...

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