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Urgent need for ‘immediate’ solutions to combat drug-resistant infections, warns WHO

January 17, 2020 No comments

Urgent need for ‘immediate’ solutions to combat drug-resistant infections, warns WHO

INTERNATIONAL, 17 January 2020, Health - Drug-resistant infections are on the rise as private investment in new antibiotic development declines, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday. Two new WHO reports reveal that while some 50 new antibiotics and 10 biologics are under development, only 32 of the total target WHO-priority pathogens and the majority have very limited benefits when compared to existing antibiotics. “Never has the threat of antimicrobial resistance been more immediate and the need for solutions more urgent”, said WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. The reports also found that antibiotics research and development is primarily driven by small or medium-sized enterprises, as large pharmaceutical companies continue to exit the field. “Numerous initiatives are underway to reduce resistance, but we also need countries and the pharmaceutical industry to step...

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Haiti earthquake victims honoured at UN, with pledge to safeguard the nation’s future

January 17, 2020 No comments

Haiti earthquake victims honoured at UN, with pledge to safeguard the nation’s future

INTERNATIONAL, 17 January 2020, Peace and Security - More than 200,000 Haitians who perished in the devastating earthquake which struck the island nation ten years ago, were honoured in a solemn ceremony of remembrance at UN Headquarters in New York on Friday, along with 102 staffers who died – the single greatest loss of life in the Organization’s history.  Haitians had been starting a new year with optimism, recalled UN Secretary-General António Guterres at the wreath-laying, but “in a few seconds, their hopes turned to dust.”  “I will never forget the shock and sadness across the world and throughout the United Nations as the scale of the tragedy became clear”, he added.  Although 12 January 2010, was one of the darkest days in its history, Haiti “drew on the...

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Libya: ‘Dire and untenable’ situation for tens of thousands of children in unrelenting conflict

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Libya: ‘Dire and untenable’ situation for tens of thousands of children in unrelenting conflict

INTERNATIONAL, 17 January 2020, Peace and Security - The world should not accept the “dire and untenable” situation facing children in wartorn Libya the head of the UN Children’s Fund, UNICEF, said on Friday. “Children in Libya, including refugee and migrant children, continue to suffer grievously amidst the violence and chaos unleashed by the country’s longstanding civil war”, Executive Director Henrietta Fore said in a statement.  Since last April, when renewed hostilities broke out on the outskirts of the capital Tripoli, and western Libya, conditions for thousands of children and civilians deteriorated, with indiscriminate attacks in populated areas that have caused hundreds of deaths. div class="tcu-imageWrapper tcu-image-1218134162361790465 js-cspForcedStyle" data-style="background-image: url(https://pbs.twimg.com/card_img/1216768351621480450/pxa58x5X?format=jpg&name=600x314); background-size: cover;"> Libya: Tens of thousands of children at risk amidst violence and chaos of unrelenting conflict UNICEF has...

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Tackling femicide in Argentina: a UN Resident Coordinator blog

January 17, 2020 No comments

Tackling femicide in Argentina: a UN Resident Coordinator blog

INTERNATIONAL, 17 January 2020, Women - Tackling violence against women is crucial to realizing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In January, the United Nations launched a Decade of Action to support meeting the 17 goals by 2030.  In this blog, UN News has invited Roberto Valent, the UN Resident Coordinator in Argentina to highlight what efforts are being taken in the South American country to reduce the rate of femicide or the murder of women.   Natalia Bandiera was 42 years old and lived in the city of Necochea, in Buenos Aires province, on the Atlantic coast of the South American country. She was recently killed by her partner, who shot her four times at close range and then barricaded himself in their house. A week earlier Natalia had...

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Syrian conflict has ‘erased’ children’s dreams: new UN report

January 16, 2020 No comments

Syrian conflict has ‘erased’ children’s dreams: new UN report

INTERNATIONAL, 16 January 2020, Human Rights - Nearly nine years of conflict in Syria have robbed boys and girls of their childhood and subjected them to “unabated violations of their rights”, including being killed, maimed, displaced, forced to fight or subjected to torture, rape and sexual slavery.  The findings come in the latest report by the UN Commission of Inquiry on Syria, released on Thursday.  “I am appalled by the flagrant disregard for the laws of war and the Convention on the Rights of the Child by all parties involved in the conflict”, said Commission chair Paulo Sérgio Pinheiro.   “While the Government of the Syrian Arab Republic has the primary responsibility for the protection of boys and girls in the country, all of the actors in this conflict must do more to protect children and preserve the country’s future generation.”   Dreams erased  The...

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SCDF introduces contestants Junior Carnival queen Pageant

SCDF introduces contestants Junior Carnival queen Pageant

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - The St. Maarten Carnival Development Foundation...

January 17, 2020 No comments

Whitbread sailor in the lead for 40th edition of the St Maarten Heineken Regatta

Whitbread sailor in the lead for 40th edition of the…

SINT MAARTEN (SIMPSON BAY) - The Sint Maarten Yacht Club...

January 17, 2020 No comments

Altercation over rental deposit leads to fistfight and arrest

Altercation over rental deposit leads to fistfight and arrest

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - The police patrol arrested the man...

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Governor Holiday concludes consultations and appoints Jacobs as Formateur

Governor Holiday concludes consultations and appoints Jacobs as Formateur

SINT MAARTEN (HARBOUR VIEW) - The Governor of Sint Maarten,...

January 16, 2020 No comments

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Director-General Ministry I&W visits Saba, impressed by progress

January 17, 2020

Director-General Ministry I&W visits Saba, impressed by progress

SABA - Director-General Mobility of the Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management (I&W) Kees v...

Jetair to start scheduled service on the St. Maarten-Curacao route February 2

January 16, 2020

Jetair to start scheduled service on the St. Maarten-Curacao route February 2

SINT MAARTEN (SIMPSON BAY-AIRPORT) - Jetair has received its permit from the Sint Maarten authoritie...

No Devaluation of Guilder. Increase in license fee will make imports more expensive

January 16, 2020

No Devaluation of Guilder. Increase in license fee will make imports more expensive

SINT MAARTEN/CURACAO - The statement made by the Curaçao Business Association (VBC) in their press r...

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20th ANNUAL GET UP STAND UP FESTIVAL RETURNS WITH THEIR VIBE, SPIRIT, AND CELEBRATION OF ONENESS ON FEBRUARY 8

January 18, 2020 No comments

20th ANNUAL GET UP STAND UP FESTIVAL RETURNS WITH THEIR VIBE, SPIRIT, AND CELEBRATION OF ONENESS ON FEBRUARY 8

SINT MAARTEN (GREAT BAY) - Get Up Stand Up Festival fuses food, arts and reggae to raise awareness about social justice and equality on Saturday, February 8th, 2020 with a tribute to the honorable Rob...

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Scooter rider loses control and collides with vehicle receiving head injuries and body contusions. Wasn’t wearing a helmet

January 17, 2020 No comments

Scooter rider loses control and collides with vehicle receiving head injuries and body contusions. Wasn’t wearing a helmet

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - The traffic department of Sint Maarten is presently investigating a traffic accident involving a vehicle and scooter. The incident took place on Thursday midday January 16...

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The 5th International Health and Wellness Tourism Congress set for Oct. 21st to 23rd in Santo Domingo

January 17, 2020 No comments

The 5th International Health and Wellness Tourism Congress set for Oct. 21st to 23rd in Santo Domingo

SINT MAARTEN/DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - Mr. Alejandro Cambiaso M.D., president of the Dominican Health Tourism Association (ADTS for its acronym in Spanish), and Mrs. Amelia Reyes Mora, president of AF Comu...

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Dutch farm exports reach record levels, boosted by re-exports, higher prices

January 17, 2020 No comments

Dutch farm exports reach record levels, boosted by re-exports, higher prices

SINT MAARTEN/THE NETHERLANDS – Dutch farm-related exports continue to rise, but most of the 2019 increase is due to higher prices rather than volumes and re-exports account for a large chunk, accordin...

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Grandmaster Flash to light up the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta

January 16, 2020

Grandmaster Flash to light up the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta

SINT MAARTEN (SIMPSON BAY) - Organizers of the 40th St. Maarten Heineken Regatta are proud to announ...

St. Maarten present at the annual Dutch Holiday Fair ‘Vakantiebeurs’

January 16, 2020

St. Maarten present at the annual Dutch Holiday Fair ‘Vakantiebeurs’

SINT MAARTEN/THE NETHERLANDS - Destination St. Maarten is currently being represented alongside Sain...

Sarah: Looking forward to hear the EOC recommendations on earthquake preparations

January 16, 2020

Sarah: Looking forward to hear the EOC recommendations on earthquake preparations

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) – “Recent reports from the region regarding earthquakes and elevated seis...

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MPs told off for using mobile phone during debates

January 17, 2020 No comments

MPs told off for using mobile phone during debates

SINT MAARTEN/THE NETHERLANDS – MPs looking at their mobile phones during debates is the number one complaint received by the chairwoman of the Dutch lower chamber Khadija Arib, public broadcaster NOS ...

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Cold case calendar goes to psychiatric prisons this year

January 17, 2020 No comments

Cold case calendar goes to psychiatric prisons this year

SINT MAARTEN/THE NETHERLANDS – A new Dutch police calendar listing 52 unsolved crimes will now be distributed in psychiatric prison institutes, according to the NOS broadcaster. The calendar of ‘cold...

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Plenary Public meeting of Parliament about Question hour related to the sale of UTS

January 18, 2020

Plenary Public meeting of Parliament about Question hour related to the sale of UTS

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – The House of Parliament will sit in a Plenary Public session on Monday, ...

D-Boat drifts away in Simpson Bay due to bad weather

January 16, 2020

D-Boat drifts away in Simpson Bay due to bad weather

SINT MAARTEN (SIMPSON BAY) - Last Sunday it was reported to JRCC by the police dispatch center that ...

CPS: Prevent mosquito breeding sites due to recent rainfall events. Prevention is the Cure

January 16, 2020

CPS: Prevent mosquito breeding sites due to recent rainfall events. Prevention is the Cure

GREAT BAY, Sint Maarten (DCOMM) – The Collective Preventive Services (CPS), a government department ...

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Crispeen Trail works completed

January 17, 2020 No comments

Crispeen Trail works completed

SABA - Much-needed renovation works on the Crispeen hiking trail, the track that connects The Bottom and St. John’s, were completed late last year, and the trail is now back in use. The Crispeen Trai...

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Weather Forecast: Saturday to Monday

January 17, 2020 No comments

Weather Forecast: Saturday to Monday

PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST FOR ST. MAARTEN DATE ISSUED: Friday, January 17, 2020 @ 18:00 LST (22:00 UTC)VALID UNTIL: Saturday evening (18:00 LST) January 18, 2020    WEATHER:  Tonight through Saturday...

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