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Change attitudes for future generations of women in tech, UN urges

April 25, 2019 No comments

Change attitudes for future generations of women in tech, UN urges

INTERNATIONAL, 25 April 2019, Women - When women and girls are empowered with technology, the whole world benefits. That’s one key message from the International Day for girls in the field of information and communications technology, or ICT, marked on Thursday.  Celebrated every year on the fourth Thursday of April, the Day is an initiative of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) and aims to encourage and empower girls and young women to consider entering the growing field of ICT,​ enabling both girls and technology companies to reap the benefits of greater female participation in the sector.  Recalling the energy and dedication he saw for himself from those taking part in the African Girls Can Code Initiative, earlier this year in Addis Ababa, UN chief António Guterres, tweeted that “such inspiring programmes not only develop skills, they also challenge stereotypes that limit girls’ ambitions and dreams”.   This year, falling on 25 April, and with main celebrations...

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‘Zero malaria starts with me’ UN health agency urges grassroots responsibility on World Day

April 25, 2019 No comments

‘Zero malaria starts with me’ UN health agency urges grassroots responsibility on World Day

INTERNATIONAL, 25 April 2019, Health - After more than a decade of steady advances in fighting malaria, progress has leveled off, which is why this World Malaria Day, the World Health Organization (WHO) is supporting a grassroots campaign to emphasize country ownership and community empowerment to improve malaria prevention and care. “Every two minutes a child dies from this preventable and treatable disease”, said WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. Every two minutes a child dies from this preventable and treatable disease – WHO chief Malaria is a life-threatening disease caused by parasites that are transmitted to people through the bites of infected female mosquitoes. According to the UN health agency’s latest World Malaria Report, the estimated number of malaria cases remained virtually unchanged from 2015 to 2017. Moreover, there are approximately 219 million cases...

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Aid preparations gear up as Mozambique braces for second massive storm

April 25, 2019 No comments

Aid preparations gear up as Mozambique braces for second massive storm

INTERNATIONAL, 25 April 2019, Humanitarian Aid - Emergency measures are being stepped up by the UN and partners in northern Mozambique, amid fears that another devastating tropical storm could batter coastal areas on Thursday evening, weeks after Cyclone Idai claimed hundreds of lives and flooded vast swathes of the south of the country. “We are expecting that heavy rain will provoke flash floods and landslides impacting the north-eastern provinces of Cabo Delgado and Nampula,” Word Food Programme (WFP)  spokesperson Herve Verhoosel said. “Another storm would be an additional blow for the people of Mozambique and further complicate the response in all areas.” Confirming that the agency is “closely” watching the approaching weather system in the north and helping provincial authorities to prepare for the worst,...

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Vaccinations create ‘umbrella of immunity’ against global measles outbreaks, says UNICEF

April 24, 2019 No comments

Vaccinations create ‘umbrella of immunity’ against global measles outbreaks, says UNICEF

INTERNATIONAL, 24 April 2019, Health - Between 2010 and 2017, an average of 21.1 million children missed their first dose of the measles vaccine, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) revealed on Wednesday, stressing its importance to creating “an umbrella of immunity for everyone.”  According to UNICEF, widening pockets of unvaccinated children have created a pathway to the measles outbreaks currently spreading around the world.   “The ground for the global measles outbreaks we are witnessing today was laid years ago,” said Henrietta Fore, UNICEF Executive Director.  During the first three months of 2019, more than 110,000 measles cases were reported worldwide, representing a near 300 per cent jump from the same period last year. And in 2017, measles cost some 110,000 people, mostly children, their lives,...

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‘You can and should do more’ to include people with disabilities, wheelchair-bound Syrian advocate tells Security Council in searing speech

April 24, 2019 No comments

‘You can and should do more’ to include people with disabilities, wheelchair-bound Syrian advocate tells Security Council in searing speech

INTERNATIONAL, 24 April 2019, Peace and Security - The UN Security Council was told on Wednesday that people with disabilities “can’t wait any longer” for more of a say in how the world’s top diplomatic forum for peace and security, factors their needs into its work.  The polite but passionate plea came from 20-year-old wheelchair-bound Syrian refugee, Nujeen Mustafa, who briefed members in a soft but commanding voice, on the acute vulnerabilities of people with disabilities in conflict, describing how once war began in her home city of Aleppo, she lived with the intense fear that she would be responsible for her own family dying in an airstrike.  “Every day, buildings in our neighbourhood were bombed, leaving people trapped beneath the ruins. Every day, I feared that I could be...

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Rotary Sunset Initiates Breakfast Program

Rotary Sunset Initiates Breakfast Program

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - In recognition of Maternal and Child...

April 25, 2019 No comments

SMMC medical specialists attend Quality and Safety seminar

SMMC medical specialists attend Quality and Safety seminar

SINT MAARTEN (CAY HILL) - St. Maarten Medical Center (SMMC)...

April 25, 2019 No comments

Minister Johnson welcomes FAM Trip from Holland

Minister Johnson welcomes FAM Trip from Holland

SINT MAARTEN (SIMPSON BAY-AIRPORT) - Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs,...

April 24, 2019 No comments

MINISTRY WAITING FOR SVOBE TO SUBSTANTIATE CLAIM FOR MORE SUBSIDY

MINISTRY WAITING FOR SVOBE TO SUBSTANTIATE CLAIM FOR MORE SUBSIDY

SINT MAARTEN (POND ISLAND) – Minister of Education Wycliffe Smith...

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Carnival 2019: Help prevent mosquito-borne diseases. Wear light colored clothing/use mosquito repellent

April 25, 2019

Carnival 2019: Help prevent mosquito-borne diseases. Wear light colored clothing/use mosquito repellent

GREAT BAY, (DCOMM) – The Collective Preventive Services (CPS), a government department under the Min...

Ombudsman concludes Systemic Investigation regarding Procurement Policy at Airport

April 25, 2019

Ombudsman concludes Systemic Investigation regarding Procurement Policy at Airport

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - Ombudsman Gwendolien Mossel recently concluded the systemic investigati...

Gasoline and Diesel Prices to be adjusted on Friday

April 24, 2019

Gasoline and Diesel Prices to be adjusted on Friday

PHILIPSBURG – On Friday, April 26, fuel pump prices will be adjusted for gasoline and diesel.  The ...

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CPS: Protected Together #Vaccineswork

April 25, 2019 No comments

CPS: Protected Together #Vaccineswork

GREAT BAY, (DCOMM) – From April 24 to 30, is World Immunization Week, with the aim to promote the use of vaccines to protect people of all ages against disease. The Collective Prevention Services (CP...

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Police informs about Carnival 50 Jouvert Jump-up route and provides safety tips

April 25, 2019 No comments

Police informs about Carnival 50 Jouvert Jump-up route and provides safety tips

PHILIPSBURG - In connection with the upcoming 50th Sint Maarten Carnival Anniversary Jouvert Jump up which is scheduled to take place on Saturday April 27th, 2019 the Police Department is making the f...

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More online child sex abuse hosted in the Netherlands: research

April 24, 2019 No comments

More online child sex abuse hosted in the Netherlands: research

SINT MAARTEN/THE NETHERLANDS – Almost half the images and videos featuring the sexual abuse of children found by a British research group were hosted in the Netherlands, the organisation said on Wedne...

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Police bodycam experiments a success, 2,000 mini cameras on order

April 24, 2019 No comments

Police bodycam experiments a success, 2,000 mini cameras on order

SINT MAARTEN/THE NETHERLANDS – The use of bodycams has led to less aggression against the police and more officers are to be equipped with the mini cameras while patrolling the streets, Dutch police s...

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Nature Foundation Examines the Single-use Plastic Usage in Carnival Village

April 25, 2019

Nature Foundation Examines the Single-use Plastic Usage in Carnival Village

SINT MAARTEN (COLE BAY) - On Tuesday afternoon, the Nature Foundation staff investigated the usage o...

Dr. Pedro Delgado Joins AUC Leadership Team

April 25, 2019

Dr. Pedro Delgado Joins AUC Leadership Team

SINT MAARTEN (CUPECOY) – American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine (AUC) is pleased to...

Key to Freedom clients participate in Tzu Chi Volunteer Training Program

April 24, 2019

Key to Freedom clients participate in Tzu Chi Volunteer Training Program

SINT MAARTEN (CUL DE SAC) - Volunteers from the St. Maarten Tzu Chi Foundation took time out of thei...

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Armed robbery suspect involved in gas station robbery arrested

April 25, 2019 No comments

Armed robbery suspect involved in gas station robbery arrested

COLE BAY - On Wednesday, April 24th at approximately 4.00 a.m., a male suspect identified with initials with initials F.J.C. was arrested by police in connection with the ongoing armed robbery investi...

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Nature Foundation Issues Tips on How Community Can Safeguard Against Issues Posed by Monkeys

April 25, 2019 No comments

Nature Foundation Issues Tips on How Community Can Safeguard Against Issues Posed by Monkeys

SINT MAARTEN (COLE BAY) - The St. Maarten Nature Foundation has been handling many requests on what people can do to keep monkeys off of their property. With the insistent dry weather, the Nature Foun...

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Library Hosted a Successful Story Time Easter Egg Hunt

April 25, 2019

Library Hosted a Successful Story Time Easter Egg Hunt

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - On Wednesday, April 17th, 2019, it was a fun and crowded house when the...

Seven Member U.S. Congressional Delegation Visits Curacao

April 24, 2019

Seven Member U.S. Congressional Delegation Visits Curacao

SINT MAARTEN/CURACAO - A bipartisan delegation of seven members of the United States House of Repres...

Female arrested after Ill-treatment with a weapon

April 24, 2019

Female arrested after Ill-treatment with a weapon

PHILIPSBURG - A female suspect identified with initials S.A.L. was arrested on Tuesday April 23rd su...

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Dutch State Secretary Harbers to visit Bonaire

April 25, 2019 No comments

Dutch State Secretary Harbers to visit Bonaire

BONAIRE - The Dutch State Secretary of Justice and Security, Mark Harbers will pay a working visit to Bonaire on April 29th, 2019. During this visit the state secretary will have meetings with, among...

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Weather Forecast: Friday to Sunday

April 25, 2019 No comments

Weather Forecast: Friday to Sunday

PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST FOR ST. MAARTEN DATE ISSUED:  Thursday, April 25, 2019 @ 18:00 LST (22:00 UTC) VALID UNTIL:  Friday evening (18:00 LST) April 26, 2019   WEATHER:   Tonight through Friday ...

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