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Human Rights Day: UN officials pledge to advance human dignity, equality and rights

December 11, 2017 No comments

Human Rights Day: UN officials pledge to advance human dignity, equality and rights

INTERNATIONAL, 11 December 2017 – Top United Nations officials on Monday urged everyone to raise their voices and stand up for the rights of others, while celebrating the launch of a year-long campaign on the 70th anniversary of the Universal Decalration of Human Rights during a special event at UN Headquarters in New York. “Over seven decades, this mighty document has helped to profoundly change our world,” said Secretary-General António Guterres on Monday, at an event to commemorate Human Rights Day, observerd annually on 10 December. “[The Universal Declaration of Human Rights] establishes the equality and dignity of every human being. It stipulates that every government has a duty to enable all people to enjoy their inalienable rights and freedoms. And it establishes that these rights are...

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UN honours 14 peacekeepers killed in eastern DR Congo

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UN honours 14 peacekeepers killed in eastern DR Congo

INTERNATIONAL, 11 December 2017 – The United Nations mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) on Monday paid tribute to the Tanzanian peacekeepers killed on 7 December in the worst attack on UN 'blue helmets' in recent history. At the ceremony in the north-east city of Beni, the Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General in the DRC, David Gressly, encouraged the mission's military, police and civilian staff to continue their efforts to implement the operation's mandate, including the protection of civilians. “We are determined to continue our work,” the Deputy Special Representative stressed. “What is important now is to stay engaged [...] to protect civilians, especially towards Kamango,” Mr. Gressly told UN Radio Okapi referring to the road which passes by one of...

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Security tensions may have deepened rights violations in DPRK, Security Council told

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Security tensions may have deepened rights violations in DPRK, Security Council told

INTERNATIONAL, 11 December 2017 – People’s rights are reportedly violated in “almost every aspect” of their lives in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), the United Nations human rights chief warned Monday, stressing that security tensions on the Korean Peninsula should not negate concerns about the situation of ordinary people there. “I regret that it is impossible for me to point to any significant improvement in the human rights situation […] Indeed, security tensions seem to have deepened the extremely serious human rights violations endured by the DPRK’s 25 million people,” UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein told the Security Council via video link from Paris. He said that while his Office (OHCHR) struggles to paint the...

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Lift in global economy prompts opportunities to tackle deep-rooted development issues – UN

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Lift in global economy prompts opportunities to tackle deep-rooted development issues – UN

INTERNATIONAL, 11 December 2017 – A three per cent upturn in the global economy has paved the way to readjust policy towards longer-term issues, such as addressing climate change, tackling existing inequalities and removing institutional obstacles to development, according to a new United Nations report on global economic prospects. Launched in New York on Monday, among other things, the World Economic Situation and Prospects (WESP ) 2018 offers policy imperatives that include tackling inequality and delinking economic growth from environmental degradation. “The World Economic Situation and Prospects 2018 demonstrates that current macroeconomic conditions offer policy-makers greater scope to address some of the deep-rooted issues that continue to hamper progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals,” stated UN Secretary-General António Guterres in the Foreword. According to the report,...

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On International Day, UN agency urges greater investment for sustainable agriculture in mountains

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On International Day, UN agency urges greater investment for sustainable agriculture in mountains

INTERNATIONAL, 11 December 2017 – On International Mountain Day, the United Nations food security agency has called for greater focus on sustainable agriculture in highland regions around the globe to better respond to climate change impacts and migration challenges. “Investing in sustainable agriculture in mountain regions is central to the response to climate and migration challenges as it promotes the adaptation to and mitigation of climate change and reduces other root causes of migration such as rural poverty and food insecurity,” said Maria Helena Semedo, the Deputy Director-General at the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), in a news release marking the International Day. Across the world, some one billion mountain people – about 13 percent of the global population – are increasingly being impacted...

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Sarah extends invitation to Canadian Envirogreen Energy Company to explain the company’s plans for landfill

Sarah extends invitation to Canadian Envirogreen Energy Company to explain…

PHILIPSBURG - Back in July of this year, the Minister...

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TelEm Group kicking off 12-Days-of-Christmas Promo Wednesday

TelEm Group kicking off 12-Days-of-Christmas Promo Wednesday

POND ISLAND - Double data packages, specials on mobile devices,...

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Azamara Cruise Line Confirms Port Calls for the Season. Three ships in port on Boxing Day

Azamara Cruise Line Confirms Port Calls for the Season. Three…

PORT ST. MAARTEN – Due to the continuous efforts of...

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Formation process of new Government extended to December 15

Formation process of new Government extended to December 15

HARBOUR VIEW – On Saturday, December 09, 2017, the Governor...

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Successful #SXMStrong Art Auction raises  15,000 Guilders plus for Primary Schools

December 12, 2017

Successful #SXMStrong Art Auction raises 15,000 Guilders plus for Primary Schools

POND ISLAND - The Ministry of Education, Culture, Youth and Sport, held an Art Auction on Saturday e...

Armed robbery in Philipsburg

December 11, 2017

Armed robbery in Philipsburg

PHILIPSBURG - On Friday December 08th at approximately 3.15 p.m. a police patrol was sent to Union C...

SXM Airport Opens Communications Center

December 11, 2017

SXM Airport Opens Communications Center

SIMPSON BAY – The Princess Juliana International Airport (SXM) has opened its Communications Center ...

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Weekend traffic controls lead to 80 vehicles controlled and five arrests

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Weekend traffic controls lead to 80 vehicles controlled and five arrests

PHILIPSBURG - During the weekend police held various traffic controls at different locations on the island. A total of 80 vehicles were controlled, 29 of which tint had to be removed from the windows,...

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ST. MAARTEN LIONS CLUB TURNS 47

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ST. MAARTEN LIONS CLUB TURNS 47

SUCKER GARDEN - On Tuesday December 12th, 2017 the St. Maarten Lions Club will celebrate its’ 47th anniversary. The Club was founded on December 12th, 1970. The 22 charter members of the club were Be...

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A STABLE GOVERNMENT WILL BE A PRIORITY FOR SMCP

December 10, 2017 No comments

A STABLE GOVERNMENT WILL BE A PRIORITY FOR SMCP

SINT MAARTEN/COMMENTARY - Last year September, the St. Maarten Christian Party (SMCP) contested the elections and received 848 votes. We were close to winning one seat but in elections close if not en...

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Caribbean female leadership needed

December 10, 2017 No comments

Caribbean female leadership needed

SINT MAARTEN/COMMENTARY - Would female leadership change the Caribbean? Most likely it will! It is all about the characteristics of how the members of the male and female gender have a different way o...

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Health is a fundamental human right. PAHO advances public health in the Americas

December 11, 2017

Health is a fundamental human right. PAHO advances public health in the Americas

GREAT BAY, (DCOMM) – “The enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of health is one of the funda...

Basic quality for four education streams Scholengemeenschap Bonaire

December 11, 2017

Basic quality for four education streams Scholengemeenschap Bonaire

BONAIRE - The sections PrO, MAVO, HAVO en VWO of Scholengemeenschap Bonaire (SGB) have met the basic...

Man seriously ill-treated with metal pipe over parking spot

December 11, 2017

Man seriously ill-treated with metal pipe over parking spot

COLE BAY - Detectives are presently investigating the ill-treatment of a man with initials P.S.A. wh...

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Police arrest murder suspect in 25-year-old cold case breakthrough

December 11, 2017 No comments

Police arrest murder suspect in 25-year-old cold case breakthrough

SINT MAARTEN/THE NETHERLANDS – Police have arrested a man in connection with the rape and murder of a young woman 25 years ago after taking DNA samples from more than 100 men. The breakthrough in the...

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The Netherlands has lowest rate of teenage mothers in the EU

December 11, 2017 No comments

The Netherlands has lowest rate of teenage mothers in the EU

SINT MAARTEN/THE NETHERLANDS – The Netherlands has the lowest rate of teenage motherhood in the entire EU, the national statistics office CBS said on Monday. In total, 1,492 girls below the age of 21 ...

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Permanent Committee of Kingdom Affairs and Inter-Parliamentary Relations scheduled to meet on appointments

December 11, 2017

Permanent Committee of Kingdom Affairs and Inter-Parliamentary Relations scheduled to meet on appointments

PHILIPSBURG – The Permanent Committee of Kingdom Affairs and Inter-Parliamentary Relations (CKAIR), ...

Central Committee meeting reconvenes on status update of Government’s finances

December 11, 2017

Central Committee meeting reconvenes on status update of Government’s finances

PHILIPSBURG – The Central Committee will reconvene in an urgent session on December 12, 2017. The u...

Registration Drive for SXM Strong Christmas Parade 2017

December 10, 2017

Registration Drive for SXM Strong Christmas Parade 2017

POND ISLAND - The Ministry of Education, Culture, Youth and Sport is holding a three day registratio...

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Continuation of Central Committee meeting with USM Board on Tuesday morning

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Continuation of Central Committee meeting with USM Board on Tuesday morning

PHILIPSBURG – The House of Parliament will sit in a Central Committee meeting on Tuesday, December 12. USM Board members will be present. The continuation of the urgent Central Committee meeting whic...

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Weather Forecast: Tuesday to Thursday

December 11, 2017 No comments

Weather Forecast: Tuesday to Thursday

PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST FOR ST. MAARTEN DATE ISSUED: Monday, December 11, 2017 @ 18:00 LST (22:00 UTC) VALID UNTIL: Tuesday evening (18:00 LST) December 12, 2017 WEATHER:  Tonight: Fair to par...

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