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Innovation key to a fairer world for persons with disabilities: UN Chief

December 03, 2022 No comments

Innovation key to a fairer world for persons with disabilities: UN Chief

INTERNATIONAL, 3 December 2022, Human Rights - Marking this year’s International Day of Persons with Disabilities, which falls on Saturday, António Guterres, the UN Secretary-General, called for transformative, innovative solutions, in a world confronted by crises which disproportionally affect persons with disabilities. In his message, Mr. Guterres noted that greater public-private sector collaboration is needed, in order to develop strategies that benefit persons with disabilities, who should also be involved in their development. The UN chief pointed to the UN’s internal efforts to make the Organization more accessible to persons with disabilities, describing the United Nations Disability Inclusion Strategy as a road map to achieving this aim. “From headquarters to the field”, he said, “we are working to assess, address and promote digital accessibility and lead by example...

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Many persons with disabilities face premature death due to health inequities

December 02, 2022 No comments

Many persons with disabilities face premature death due to health inequities

INTERNATIONAL, 2 December 2022, Health - Persons with disabilities face a risk of dying up to 20 years earlier than other sections of society, according to a new report issued by the World Health Organization on Friday. “Many persons with disabilities die earlier, some up to 20 years earlier, and more are at risk - double the risk - of developing a range of health conditions compared to the general population,” said Darryl Barrett, WHO’s Technical Lead for Sensory Functions, Disability and Rehabilitation, briefing reporters in Geneva. The Global report on health equity, published just ahead of the International Day for Persons with Disabilities, demonstrates that while some progress has been made in recent years, systemic and persistent health inequities continue, and many persons with disabilities face an increased risk of developing chronic...

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Ukraine rights probe condemns 'multiplying' impact of war on children

December 02, 2022 No comments

Ukraine rights probe condemns 'multiplying' impact of war on children

INTERNATIONAL, 2 December 2022, Peace and Security - A top UN Human Rights Council-appointed probe into potential rights abuses linked to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, outlined on Friday the “devastating” impact of the war on the country’s children. After its latest official visit to the country, the Commission of Inquiry on Ukraine expressed deep concern that threats to the rights and lives of youngsters were “constantly multiplying”. Schools have been destroyed or demolished after nine months of war, while ensuring access to education has also proved very difficult in areas where Russian troops have withdrawn, such as Kharkiv and Kherson, the commissioners said. Energy crimes focus The fact-finding mission’s three Commissioners also explained that they had “devoted significant attention” to the destruction of civilian infrastructure in Ukraine – in particular, its...

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UN health agency outlines ‘clear direction’ for reducing online violence against children

December 02, 2022 No comments

UN health agency outlines ‘clear direction’ for reducing online violence against children

INTERNATIONAL, 2 December 2022, Peace and Security - The World Health Organization (WHO) published a report on Friday aimed at helping stakeholders worldwide end the growing scourge of violence online against children.   In its new report, What works to prevent online violence against children, WHO focuses on ways of curbing the grooming of youngsters via the Internet, sexual image abuse - and cyber aggression and harassment in the form of cyberbullying, cyberstalking, hacking and identity theft.  What works also showcases strategies and best practices to better protect children.  “Our children spend more and more time online; as such, it is our duty to make the online environment safe”, noted Etienne Krug, Director of the WHO Department of Social Determinants of Health.   Collective action essential  The report highlights the importance of implementing educational programmes directed at children...

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Myanmar: Secretive military courts sentence scores of people to death

December 02, 2022 No comments

Myanmar: Secretive military courts sentence scores of people to death

INTERNATIONAL, 2 December 2022, Human Rights - Since last year’s military coup in Myanmar, military courts have sentenced more than 130 people to death behind closed doors, the UN human rights chief said on Friday, following the latest convictions announced this week.  “The military continues to hold proceedings in secretive courts in violation of basic principles of fair trial and contrary to core judicial guarantees of independence and impartiality”, Volker Türk added, calling for the suspension of all executions and a return to a moratorium on death penalty.  Dealing out death   On Wednesday, a military court sentenced at least seven university students to death.   “Military courts have consistently failed to uphold any degree of transparency contrary to the most basic due process or fair trial guarantees”, underscored Mr....

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Walter Plantz Square Bust Restored

Walter Plantz Square Bust Restored

PORT ST. MAARTEN – Port St. Maarten Group (PSG) held...

December 02, 2022 No comments

Integrity Chamber Initiates Investigation into N.V. G.E.B.E.

Integrity Chamber Initiates Investigation into N.V. G.E.B.E.

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - The Integrity Chamber has decided to...

December 02, 2022 No comments

Disaster Coordinator Thankful as 2022 Atlantic Hurricane Season Comes to an End

Disaster Coordinator Thankful as 2022 Atlantic Hurricane Season Comes to…

SINT MAARTEN (GREAT BAY, (DCOMM) – The 2022 Atlantic hurricane...

December 01, 2022 No comments

Proceeds from Brown Pelican Sport Awards 2022 donated to Soualiga Youth Basketball Association

Proceeds from Brown Pelican Sport Awards 2022 donated to Soualiga…

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - The Minister of Education, Culture, Youth...

December 01, 2022 No comments

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23rd Annual Thanksgiving Service to be held on Sunday. Theme “Come together with Hearts Full of Thanksgiving”

December 01, 2022

23rd Annual Thanksgiving Service to be held on Sunday. Theme “Come together with Hearts Full of Thanksgiving”

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) – On December 4th the 23rd Annual Thanksgiving Service will be held on th...

Launch of the Sint Maarten Pelican Project by EPIC

November 30, 2022

Launch of the Sint Maarten Pelican Project by EPIC

SINT MAARTEN (PELICAN) - A new project implemented by Environmental Protection in the Caribbean (EPI...

Christmas is coming to WPS on Sunday. You’re invited to the 7th Annual Lighting of the Tree

November 30, 2022

Christmas is coming to WPS on Sunday. You’re invited to the 7th Annual Lighting of the Tree

PORT ST. MAARTEN – Mark your calendar and get the family ready because Christmas is coming to Philip...

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DCNA AND FPNA ORGANISE MARINE MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP IN ARUBA

December 01, 2022 No comments

DCNA AND FPNA ORGANISE MARINE MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP IN ARUBA

SINT MAARTEN/BONAIRE - From the 21st to the 23rd of November 2022, the Dutch Caribbean Nature Alliance (DCNA) together with Fundacion Parke Nacional Aruba (FPNA) hosted a workshop on Marine Management...

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Sint Maarten Library Entrepreneurs' Christmas Market. Entrepreneurs Secure Your Spot by December 8

November 30, 2022 No comments

Sint Maarten Library Entrepreneurs' Christmas Market. Entrepreneurs Secure Your Spot by December 8

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - On Saturday, November 17, 2022, the Sint Maarten Library will host an entrepreneurs' Christmas market. The market will be held in the parking lot of the former library bui...

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Situation facing migrant workers ‘not worthy of NL’, minister says

December 03, 2022 No comments

Situation facing migrant workers ‘not worthy of NL’, minister says

SINT MAARTEN/THE NETHERLANDS – Social affairs minister Karien van Gennip has pledged to take action to improve the housing and working conditions of people coming to the Netherlands from the rest of t...

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Deposits on cans delayed after all, April 1 new introduction date

December 02, 2022 No comments

Deposits on cans delayed after all, April 1 new introduction date

SINT MAARTEN/THE NETHERLANDS – Cans used for soft drinks and beer will carry a deposit of 15 cents from April, not January as planned, the country’s highest administrative court said on Friday afterno...

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Act Now by Keeping Mosquitoes from Breeding

December 01, 2022

Act Now by Keeping Mosquitoes from Breeding

SINT MAARTEN (GREAT BAY, DCOMM) – In order to keep mosquito-borne diseases at bay, Collective Preven...

Most meat from cattle grazing in flood pains too high in dioxins

December 01, 2022

Most meat from cattle grazing in flood pains too high in dioxins

SINT MAARTEN/THE NETHERLANDS – Most meat from cattle living on Dutch river flood plains is too high ...

82 people walk free because of justice ministry capacity problems

December 01, 2022

82 people walk free because of justice ministry capacity problems

SINT MAARTEN/THE NETHERLANDS – Capacity problems at the public prosecution office in Noord Holland m...

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Netherlands 3-1 USA: Dumfries shines in clinical win for Oranje

December 03, 2022

Netherlands 3-1 USA: Dumfries shines in clinical win for Oranje

SINT MAARTEN/THE NETHERLANDS – The Netherlands survived a second-half scare by the United States to ...

Saba Sports Policy 2022-2025 Presented

December 01, 2022

Saba Sports Policy 2022-2025 Presented

SABA (THE BOTTOM) - The Public Entity Saba recently presented its 2022-2025 Sports Policy. The inten...

Second edition Saba Wahoo Food Fest

December 01, 2022

Second edition Saba Wahoo Food Fest

SABA (THE BOTTOM) - Four restaurants on Saba will be participating in the second edition of Wahoo Fo...

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Schengen: Dutch poised to say no to Bulgaria, yes to Romania

December 03, 2022 No comments

Schengen: Dutch poised to say no to Bulgaria, yes to Romania

SINT MAARTEN/THE NETHERLANDS – The Netherlands will support Romania and Croatia’s accession to the Schengen zone at next week’s meeting in Brussels but will say no to Bulgaria, ministers decided at Fr...

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FvD data leak leaves 93,000 members and former members exposed

December 02, 2022 No comments

FvD data leak leaves 93,000 members and former members exposed

SINT MAARTEN/THE NETHERLANDS – An IT failure in the app launched last weekend by far-right party Forum voor Democratie has placed the names, addresses and bank account numbers of all 93,000 current an...

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Robbie's Lottery Results for Friday, December 2, 2022 at 9:00 PM & 3:00 PM

December 02, 2022 No comments

Robbie's Lottery Results for Friday, December 2, 2022 at 9:00 PM & 3:00 PM

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - Winning...It's easy! Every day is a new chance to win. Various lottery games, cash prices, numerous retailers located all over Curaçao and great winning probabilities. Ro...

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Weather Forecast: Saturday to Monday

December 02, 2022 No comments

Weather Forecast: Saturday to Monday

PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST FOR ST. MAARTEN  DATE ISSUED: Friday, December 02, 2022 @ 18:00 LST (22:00 UTC)   VALID UNTIL: Saturday evening (18:00 LST) December 03, 2022  WEATHER:      Tonight through...

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