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New UN high-profile panel set to take on noncommunicable diseases, cause of seven in 10 deaths globally

February 16, 2018 No comments

New UN high-profile panel set to take on noncommunicable diseases, cause of seven in 10 deaths globally

INTERNATIONAL, 16 February 2018 - Bold, innovative solutions are now on the table to accelerate the prevention and control of deadly noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) – such as heart and lung disease, cancers and diabetes – as a new United Nations health agency high-level commission gets set to begin its work. “NCDs are the world’s leading avoidable killers, but the world is not doing enough to prevent and control them,” said Tabaré Vázquez, President of Uruguay and co-chair of the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Independent Global High-level Commission on NCDs. “We have to ask ourselves if we want to condemn future generations from dying too young, and living lives of ill health and lost opportunity. The answer clearly is ‘no.’ But there is so much...

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Efficient national tax systems critical for sustainable development and inclusive growth, urge UN, partners

February 16, 2018 No comments

Efficient national tax systems critical for sustainable development and inclusive growth, urge UN, partners

INTERNATIONAL, 16 February 2018 - Countries need to strengthen the effectiveness of their tax regimes to unleash much-needed domestic resources to ensure the realization of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), as well as the promotion of inclusive economic growth, United Nations and as key international economic and financial organizations have urged. At a three-day conference, from 14-16 February, held at UN Headquarters, in New York, under the theme of taxation and SDGs, the United Nations, World Bank, International Monetary Fund (IMF), and Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) also urged support for developing countries to address tax transparency and base erosion and profit shifting, including on treaties. “I call upon the international community to establish effective mechanisms to combat tax evasion, money...

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In crisis-torn eastern DR Congo, UN food relief agency expands operations to stem hunger

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In crisis-torn eastern DR Congo, UN food relief agency expands operations to stem hunger

INTERNATIONAL, 16 February 2018 - Escalating violence, daunting logistical challenges and insufficient funding have prompted the United Nations food relief agency to broaden its emergency operation in the war-ravaged Kasai region in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). To prevent famine in the Kasai region, the World Food Programme (WFP) is stepping-up cash distributions to the most vulnerable, and specialist support to check acute malnutrition in women and young children. “The nutrition and cash programmes are life-saving, and must quickly expand,” Claude Jibidar, WFP’s Representative in DRC, said Friday. Since last week’s cash initiative launch – a cost-efficient alternative to in-kind support that allows beneficiaries to buy what they want in recovering local markets – 38,000 people have each received the equivalent of $15...

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Service and Sacrifice: Honouring Nigeria’s contribution to UN peacekeeping

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Service and Sacrifice: Honouring Nigeria’s contribution to UN peacekeeping

INTERNATIONAL, 16 February 2018 - Since the 1960s, Nigeria has been a major contributor of troops and police to United Nations peace operations, having served in dozens of missions. Most recently, Nigerian troops were the military backbone of the UN Mission in Liberia (UNMIL), from 2003-2018, helping to restore security throughout a country that had undergone a brutal civil war. In January 2018, Liberians and the international community watched the first democratic transfer of power in the country in decades – thanks in no small part to Nigeria and other troop and police contributing countries. Liberia’s new President, George Weah, recently commended UNMIL for its longstanding support to peace and stability, saying: “The Liberian people will forever remain grateful to you for your...

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UN rights chief urges Iran to halt executions of juveniles on death row

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UN rights chief urges Iran to halt executions of juveniles on death row

INTERNATIONAL, 16 February 2018 - Expressing concern over a “surge” in the number of juvenile offenders being executed in Iran, the United Nations top human rights official called on the country to abide by its obligations under international law and immediately halt all executions of people sentenced to death for crimes committed when they were under the age of eighteen. “The execution of juvenile offenders is unequivocally prohibited under international law, regardless of the circumstances and nature of the crime committed,” the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, said in a news release Friday. “The imposition of the death penalty on people who committed crimes when they were under 18 is in clear violation of Iran’s obligations under two international treaties...

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Minister Ferrier and State Secretary Knops sign 50 Million Guilder liquidity support loan

Minister Ferrier and State Secretary Knops sign 50 Million Guilder…

SINT MAARTEN/THE NETHERLANDS – On Friday afternoon in The Hague...

February 16, 2018 No comments

Complimentary Heineken-70’s BAG for all competitors of the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta

Complimentary Heineken-70’s BAG for all competitors of the St. Maarten…

SINT MAARTEN (SIMPSON BAY) - The organizers of the St....

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Prime Minister Romeo-Marlin and Minister Ferrier hold successful consultation with Dutch Prime Minister Rutte

Prime Minister Romeo-Marlin and Minister Ferrier hold successful consultation with…

SINT MAARTEN/THE NETHERLANDS – “It was a great meeting,” were...

February 15, 2018 No comments

VSA TO DISTRIBUTE WATER SURVIVAL KITS DONATED BY ROTARY

VSA TO DISTRIBUTE WATER SURVIVAL KITS DONATED BY ROTARY

SINT MAARTEN (POND ISLAND) - The Department of Labor and...

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Detention extended for MP F.G.R. and businessman J.H.B. by eight days

February 16, 2018

Detention extended for MP F.G.R. and businessman J.H.B. by eight days

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) – The Public Prosecution Service announced on Friday, February 16, that t...

PAID TRAINING OPPORTUNITY FOR PERSONS INTERESTED IN HOSPITALITY WORK

February 15, 2018

PAID TRAINING OPPORTUNITY FOR PERSONS INTERESTED IN HOSPITALITY WORK

SINT MAARTEN (POND ISLAND) - Post hurricane Irma and Maria, Government continues to seek out ways to...

FRANKIE SAYS: “WE HAVE DONE IT BEFORE AND WE WILL DO IT AGAIN”

February 15, 2018

FRANKIE SAYS: “WE HAVE DONE IT BEFORE AND WE WILL DO IT AGAIN”

PHILIPSBURG - “Lots has been said in the last couple of months, but the sole reason for our motion o...

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Sint Maarten Students in Holland  meet with Prime Minister Romeo-Marlin and Minister Ferrier

February 16, 2018 No comments

Sint Maarten Students in Holland meet with Prime Minister Romeo-Marlin and Minister Ferrier

SINT MAARTEN/THE NETHERLANDS - On Friday evening a group of Sint Maarten students including youngsters that evacuated from Sint Maarten after the passing of Hurricane Irma, were invited to come to the...

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Clara Reyes newly appointed head of Culture

February 15, 2018 No comments

Clara Reyes newly appointed head of Culture

SINT MAARTEN (POND ISLAND) - Minister of Education, Culture, Youth & Sport Jorien Wuite announces the appointment of Clara Reyes as new Head of the Department of Culture. Clara fills the vacancy left ...

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Internet entrepreneurship centre to hold its first event in the Caribbean

February 15, 2018 No comments

Internet entrepreneurship centre to hold its first event in the Caribbean

SINT MAARTEN/TRINIDAD & TOBAGO - A new initiative is being launched this month to help Caribbean professionals get more out of the digital space. The Virtual DNS Entrepreneurship Center of the Caribb...

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St. Maarten, St Croix moving forward with airport reconstruction efforts

February 15, 2018 No comments

St. Maarten, St Croix moving forward with airport reconstruction efforts

SINT MAARTEN/COMMENTARY - Nearly six months after parts of the Caribbean were ravaged by Hurricanes Irma & Maria the situation remains far from normal. Or perhaps it should simply be accepted that the...

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Improvement needed at Crime Prevention Fund says General Audit Chamber

February 16, 2018

Improvement needed at Crime Prevention Fund says General Audit Chamber

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - On February 12, 2018, the General Audit Chamber submitted its report: ‘...

Prime Minister Romeo-Marlin has confidence in legal process

February 15, 2018

Prime Minister Romeo-Marlin has confidence in legal process

SINT MAARTEN/THE NETHERLANDS - The news of the arrest of Member of Parliament Frans Richardson has t...

THE ROLE OF THE MINISTER IN LABOR DISPUTES

February 15, 2018

THE ROLE OF THE MINISTER IN LABOR DISPUTES

SINT MAARTEN (POND ISLAND) - With the economy of St. Maarten being faced with the Post-Irma effects,...

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Qredits is offering 2% microloans to new and existing entrepreneurs

February 15, 2018 No comments

Qredits is offering 2% microloans to new and existing entrepreneurs

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - Qredits is now providing microloans to entrepreneurs on St. Maarten, Saba and St. Eustatius, with an interest rate of only 2%.  The Qredits office, located in Miss Lalie C...

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SXM Airport Stresses Island and Hub Partners Are Open for Business at Routes Americas in Ecuador

February 15, 2018 No comments

SXM Airport Stresses Island and Hub Partners Are Open for Business at Routes Americas in Ecuador

SINT MAARTEN/ECUADOR - “Still Connecting the Caribbean to the Globe,” is the theme of the Princess Juliana International Airport, SXM, at the 11th Annual Routes Americas conference which is being held...

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Island Governor Franco meets Statia Reconstruction Team

February 16, 2018

Island Governor Franco meets Statia Reconstruction Team

ST. EUSTATIUS - On Thursday February 15th, Mr. Mike Franco, Island Governor, met with management of ...

Community Councils, Businesses, Organizations and Interested Persons Invited to a Meeting about Mosquito Prevention Measures

February 15, 2018

Community Councils, Businesses, Organizations and Interested Persons Invited to a Meeting about Mosquito Prevention Measures

GREAT BAY, (DCOMM) – Interested persons, business owners, community councils/leaders, institutions a...

New CLA for Central Government workers Caribbean Netherlands

February 15, 2018

New CLA for Central Government workers Caribbean Netherlands

SABA/ST. EUSTATIUS - On November 30th and December 1st ,2017 the employment conditions negotiations ...

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Malaria: PAHO urges Member States to remain vigilant

February 15, 2018 No comments

Malaria: PAHO urges Member States to remain vigilant

GREAT BAY, (DCOMM) – The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) reported in a recent epidemiological report about malaria in the Americas, PAHO takes note that following a continued decrease in the n...

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Weather Forecast: Saturday to Monday

February 16, 2018 No comments

Weather Forecast: Saturday to Monday

PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST FOR ST. MAARTEN DATE ISSUED: Friday, February 16, 2018 @ 18:00 LST (22:00 UTC) VALID UNTIL: Saturday evening (18:00 LST) February 17, 2018   WEATHER:  Tonight through Satu...

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