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Minimal risk of monkeypox transmission in UK following confirmed case

May 16, 2022 No comments

Minimal risk of monkeypox transmission in UK following confirmed case

INTERNATIONAL, 16 May 2022, Health - Risk of monkeypox transmission in the United Kingdom is minimal following a confirmed case of the rare and sometimes fatal animal-bourne disease, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday.  On 7 May, UK health authorities notified WHO of the confirmed case in an individual who had recently returned to the country from Nigeria.  Monkeypox is a viral disease that occurs primarily in tropical rainforest areas of Central and West Africa.  It is occasionally exported to other regions.  Modes of transmission  The monkeypox virus is mostly transmitted to people from wild animals such as rodents and primates, though human-to-human transmission also occurs.    The disease typically presents with fever, rash and swollen lymph nodes.  Contact with live and dead animals - for example through hunting and consumption of...

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First Person: I am a woman, a refugee, ‘I am who I am’

May 16, 2022 No comments

First Person: I am a woman, a refugee, ‘I am who I am’

INTERNATIONAL, 16 May 2022, Human Rights - The UN migration agency, IOM, is running migrant centres across six provinces in Turkey as part of its refugee response, which provide migrants, refugees, and host community members, with education, social services, law, vocational guidance, and community support. One of those who has benefited from the centres is Leyla Al Darazi, originally from Lebanon, who although born male, has identified as female since a young age. To coincide with the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia, marked on 17 May, Leyla told her story to Begum Basaran, a communications assistant with IOM Turkey.  “What makes people flee their homes? People flee from war, hunger, violence, extreme poverty, and even adventure or love. I left Lebanon. I was in real danger of being killed because I was born into the wrong body, and wanted to talk about it.   When I was nine,...

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Ukraine: Support for war crimes investigations ‘of paramount importance’

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Ukraine: Support for war crimes investigations ‘of paramount importance’

INTERNATIONAL, 16 May 2022, Human Rights - Investigators probing allegations of war crimes in the Ukraine conflict must work closely together and in compliance with international standards of forensic best practice, the UN expert on extrajudicial, summary, or arbitrary executions said on Monday.  Special Rapporteur Morris Tidball-Binz called on the international community to step up support for Ukraine’s own investigations, and welcomed progress made so far by the Office of the Prosecutor General in ensuring perpetrators are brought to justice.  He also commended the international community’s swift mobilization in establishing mechanisms and initiatives to collect, document and preserve evidence of violations of human rights and international humanitarian law, including unlawful killings, committed during the Russian invasion of the country.  Respect national ownership  Mr. Tidball-Binz said these mechanisms can play a key role in...

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WHO ‘concerned’ over COVID-19 outbreak in DPR Korea, reiterates full support

May 16, 2022 No comments

WHO ‘concerned’ over COVID-19 outbreak in DPR Korea, reiterates full support

INTERNATIONAL, 16 May 2022, Health - The World Health Organization (WHO) on Monday expressed concern over the current COVID-19 outbreak in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), where no public vaccination programme has been put in place, reiterating its commitment to support the country response to the pandemic. In a statement, WHO took note of the “deaths and large number of people with fever” as reported by the official news agency KCNA, for DPRK - commonly known as North Korea - but said they are still awaiting information from the International Health Regulations national focal point, concerning the extent and severity of the first officially recorded outbreak. “We stand committed to assist our member country, as needed, by providing technical support to scale up testing, strengthen case management,...

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Return of commercial flights from Yemeni capital after 6 years, an ‘important’ step

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Return of commercial flights from Yemeni capital after 6 years, an ‘important’ step

INTERNATIONAL, 16 May 2022, Peace and Security - The UN Special Envoy for Yemen, on Monday welcomed the resumption of commercial flights from the capital city’s main airport after six years, as a potential game changer for citizens needing lifesaving medical treatment. Hans Grundberg noted that the first flight to leave the Houthi-controlled airport in Sana’a - since not long after fighting intensified between the rebel forces there and the Saudi-backed coalition supporting the internationally-recognized Government – had been a key part of the Truce agreement last month. The flight took off just after 9AM local time, heading for Amman, Jordan, carrying 130 Yemeni passengers. In his statement, Mr. Grundberg expressed his gratitude to the Jordanian Government for their invaluable support, “and for the constructive cooperation by...

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Royal Caribbean Group to Finance the Reconstruction of Philipsburg Marketplace

Royal Caribbean Group to Finance the Reconstruction of Philipsburg Marketplace

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - The Ministry of Tourism, Economic Affairs,...

May 16, 2022 No comments

Minister Doran Reappoints Nature Foundation as Ecosystem Authority

Minister Doran Reappoints Nature Foundation as Ecosystem Authority

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - On May 13th, the Minister of...

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LU overall winner of the 5th Annual Domino’s Interschool Dinghy Sailing Championship 2022

LU overall winner of the 5th Annual Domino’s Interschool Dinghy…

SINT MAARTEN (SIMPSON BAY) - The 5th edition of the Domino’s...

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GRACITA CALLS FOR COMMON SENSE APPROACH OVER ELUSIVE COHO COMMON GOALS’ POLICY

GRACITA CALLS FOR COMMON SENSE APPROACH OVER ELUSIVE COHO COMMON…

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - Gracita Arrindell, Leader of the People’s...

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39.3 grams marijuana intercepted at airport. Four arrested

May 17, 2022

39.3 grams marijuana intercepted at airport. Four arrested

SINT MAARTEN (SIMPSON BAY-AIRPORT) - The Alpha Team has intercepted three suitcases containing some ...

Brug concerned about the use of illegal substances amongst our children not being effectively addressed

May 16, 2022

Brug concerned about the use of illegal substances amongst our children not being effectively addressed

SINT MAARTEN (COMMENTARY – By Richinel Brug) - Parents, educators, and concerned citizens have been ...

GAC: The allocation of Road tax

May 16, 2022

GAC: The allocation of Road tax

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - The General Audit Chamber (GAC) submitted its report entitled “Audit in...

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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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Ombudsman attends IOI Board of Directors meeting

May 16, 2022 No comments

Ombudsman attends IOI Board of Directors meeting

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - The Ombudsman of Sint Maarten, Ms. Gwendolien Mossel, recently attended the International Ombudsman Institute’s (IOI) Board of Directors meeting, which was held from May 1...

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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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International Family Day 2022

May 16, 2022 No comments

International Family Day 2022

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - Family is the foundation and bedrock of human civilization. What affects the family has a trickling effect on society and the reverse is true, be negative or positive. Giv...

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Hurricane Pass Application Process Starts. Deadline is June 17

May 16, 2022

Hurricane Pass Application Process Starts. Deadline is June 17

SINT MAARTEN (GREAT BAY, (DCOMM) – The application process for the annual Hurricane Passes for the 2...

BTP commemorates World Telecom Day 2022 Message

May 16, 2022

BTP commemorates World Telecom Day 2022 Message

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - May 17th marks the day on which the global telecommunications industry ...

FYI Foundation Launches Logo and Poetry Contest

May 16, 2022

FYI Foundation Launches Logo and Poetry Contest

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - The Funtopia Youth Initiative (FYI) Foundation is in preparations for M...

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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 ...

Saba Island Council attends course in Bonaire

May 17, 2022

Saba Island Council attends course in Bonaire

SABA (THE BOTTOM) - Members of the Saba Island Council left for Bonaire on Monday, May 16. The main ...

Distribution Unspoiled Teens magazine

May 17, 2022

Distribution Unspoiled Teens magazine

SABA (THE BOTTOM) - This week the Public Health Department started with the distribution of The Unsp...

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SUR investigating several armed robberies. Calls on Businesses to Take Measures

May 15, 2022 No comments

SUR investigating several armed robberies. Calls on Businesses to Take Measures

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - The detectives of the Special Unit Robberies (S.U.R.) have been kept busy investigating several robberies that have been reported over the past couple of weeks. Seeing th...

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Suspect arrested for drug smuggling by the ALPHA team

May 15, 2022 No comments

Suspect arrested for drug smuggling by the ALPHA team

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - On May 11, 2022, the Alpha Team, in connection with an ongoing investigation, arrested a male with the initials C.L.B. (51) for being involved with a drug smuggling offens...

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IND CN organizes document control training

May 17, 2022 No comments

IND CN organizes document control training

BONAIRE (KRALENDIJK) - This week, the Immigration and Naturalization Service Caribbean Netherlands (CN) (IND CN) is organizing a training course Document Control 1 (DOC1) for its own employees and for...

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Weather Forecast: Tuesday to Thursday

May 16, 2022 No comments

Weather Forecast: Tuesday to Thursday

PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST FOR ST. MAARTEN  DATE ISSUED: Monday, May 16, 2022 @ 18:00 LST (22:00 UTC)   VALID UNTIL: Tuesday evening (18:00 LST) May 17, 2022  WEATHER:      Tonight through Tuesday ev...

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