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Bolivia crisis: UN chief sends envoy to support peace, amidst renewed clashes

November 14, 2019 No comments

Bolivia crisis: UN chief sends envoy to support peace, amidst renewed clashes

INTERNATIONAL, 14 November 2019, Peace and Security - UN chief António Guterres announced on Thursday that he had appointed a Personal Envoy who would be travelling to Bolivia later in the day, to offer support to national leaders, following the departure of former president, Evo Morales.  “The Secretary-General remains deeply concerned about the developments in Bolivia”, his Spokesperson Stéphane Dujarric told reporters in New York. “He reiterates his appeal to all Bolivians to refrain from violence and exercise utmost restraint”, he added, referring to the rising incidents of violence following weeks of protest which began over disputed presidential election results.  Opposition Senator, Jeanine Añez, assumed the presidency on an interim basis on Tuesday, and has promised to hold elections soon, according to news reports. The deputy Senate leader was third in line to become interim leader, but supporters of Mr. Morales took to the streets amidst violent clashes with security...

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Renewal of cross-border aid operation critical to northern Syria: UN relief chief

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Renewal of cross-border aid operation critical to northern Syria: UN relief chief

INTERNATIONAL, 14 November 2019, Peace and Security - The top UN humanitarian official was in the Security Council on Wednesday to appeal for the renewal of an operation that delivers life-saving food and other aid relief to some four million civilians in northern Syria. The mandate of the cross-border mechanism operating from Turkey will expire in January. “Without the cross-border operation, we would see an immediate end of aid supporting millions of civilians,” Mark Lowcock, the UN Under Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, told the Council. “That would cause a rapid increase in hunger and disease. A lot more people would flood across the borders, making an existing  crisis even worse in the region.” Rising humanitarian needs The cross-border operation was mandated under UN Security Council Resolution 2165...

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UN mosquito sterilization technology set for global testing, in battle against malaria, dengue

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UN mosquito sterilization technology set for global testing, in battle against malaria, dengue

INTERNATIONAL, 14 November 2019, Health - With more than half the world now at risk from mosquito-transmitted dengue fever, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), the UN has taken the lead on a global effort to eradicate the disease – and many others – by measuring the impact of releasing millions of sterilized pests across several continents, it announced on Thursday. Using a process known as Sterile Insect Technique (SIT) – developed decades ago to target crop-eating insects in the United States – UN researchers have spent the last 10 years adapting it to mosquitoes. Working with the World Health Organization’s (WHO) tropical diseases programme,  they have now drawn up guidelines for nations wanting to tackle disease outbreaks transmitted by the winged insects.   “Countries have...

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UN agency sounds alarm: Dwindling agrobiodiversity ‘severe threat’ to food security

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UN agency sounds alarm: Dwindling agrobiodiversity ‘severe threat’ to food security

INTERNATIONAL, 14 November 2019, Climate Change - To help ensure the most-consumed foods don’t disappear in the face of the climate crisis, farmers must cultivate crops able to resist environmental shocks and other stresses, the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) highlighted in a new set of conservation guidelines published on Thursday. The Voluntary Guidelines for the Conservation and Sustainable Use of Farmers Varieties, spotlights the need for food systems to be sustainable, but the lack of variety and increasing uniformity of crops may render them unsuitable for the changing conditions under which they grow. “It is worrisome that humans rely on only three crops - maize, wheat and rice - for 51 per cent of all plant-based food”, Assistant Director-General of the Agriculture and...

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Revealed: danger and squalor for cleaners who remove human waste by hand

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Revealed: danger and squalor for cleaners who remove human waste by hand

INTERNATIONAL, 14 November 2019, Health - The plight of sanitation workers in the developing world should be addressed urgently, the UN said on Thursday, warning that their rights, health and dignity are at risk. Highlighting the dangers for the millions of people who clean toilets, sewers and septic tanks, ahead of World Toilet Day next Tuesday, the World Health Organization (WHO) insisted that while the workforce performs an essential public service, their own health is compromised and they are often shunned. “Workers often come into direct contact with human waste, working with no equipment or protection to remove it by hand, which expose them to a long list of health hazards and diseases”, WHO said in a statement accompanying a new report. “It is only when those...

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Nature Foundation Junior Rangers Experienced Informative Nature Exchange in Bonaire

Nature Foundation Junior Rangers Experienced Informative Nature Exchange in Bonaire

SINT MAARTEN (COLE BAY) - The Nature Foundation Junior Rangers...

November 15, 2019 No comments

UP Board/ leader congratulate party founder on his acquittal

UP Board/ leader congratulate party founder on his acquittal

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) —The Board and Leadership of the United...

November 14, 2019 No comments

Lyndon Lewis, Richard Patrick to run with UP in Parliamentary elections

Lyndon Lewis, Richard Patrick to run with UP in Parliamentary…

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - Police Inspector Lyndon Lewis and business...

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47 applications filed with Schadefonds CN

47 applications filed with Schadefonds CN

SABA/ST. EUSTATIUS - Since April 1st, 2019, victims of violent...

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Minister Johnson elated with Heyliger's acquittal

November 14, 2019

Minister Johnson elated with Heyliger's acquittal

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) — The Honorable Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transportation and...

Da’ Manual Sint Maarten Legislative Process: The making of a law Simplified is out

November 14, 2019

Da’ Manual Sint Maarten Legislative Process: The making of a law Simplified is out

SINT MAARTEN (GREAT BAY) - Continuing efforts to raise the awareness and educate the general public ...

Sint Maarten hosts AWOK meeting

November 14, 2019

Sint Maarten hosts AWOK meeting

GREAT BAY, Sint Maarten (DCOMM) – On November 13th and 14th the annual AWOK (Ambtelijk Wetgevingsove...

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PPA WELCOMES NEW PARTY PRESIDENT. HEALTHY POLITICAL AMBITION MUST BE NURTURED

November 14, 2019 No comments

PPA WELCOMES NEW PARTY PRESIDENT. HEALTHY POLITICAL AMBITION MUST BE NURTURED

SINT MAARTEN (GREAT BAY) – Leader of the People’s Progressive Alliance (PPA) Gracita Arrindell said on Thursday in a statement: “We are pleased to announce the appointment of Mrs. Leandra Cijntje- Les...

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St.  Maarten Academy PSVE Hosts Successful Open House

November 14, 2019 No comments

St. Maarten Academy PSVE Hosts Successful Open House

SINT MAARTEN (CUL DE SAC) - The St. Maarten Academy P.S.V.E campus hosted its Open House on November 7th, 2019 from 8:00am - 12:30 pm. There was a total of 11 schools which participated with extremely...

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Minister to publish pension plan next week, most funds will avoid cuts

November 14, 2019 No comments

Minister to publish pension plan next week, most funds will avoid cuts

SINT MAARTEN/THE NETHERLANDS – Social affairs minister Wouter Koolmees will tell MPs next week what he intends to do to help pension funds avoid reducing pension payouts next year, sources have told t...

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Woman armed with hammer and knife and shot by police has died

November 14, 2019 No comments

Woman armed with hammer and knife and shot by police has died

SINT MAARTEN/THE NETHERLANDS – The woman shot by police in Alkmaar on Wednesday after she charged at them with a knife and a hammer has died of her injuries in hospital. The 48-year-old woman had bee...

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Special Unit Robbery arrests a male suspect in several robberies

November 13, 2019

Special Unit Robbery arrests a male suspect in several robberies

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - The Special Unit Robbery (SUR) made an arrest of a male suspect with th...

COCI: Reminds Registrants to Update Information, Pay Annual Outstanding Fees & Utilize Customer Friendly Enhanced Services

November 13, 2019

COCI: Reminds Registrants to Update Information, Pay Annual Outstanding Fees & Utilize Customer Friendly Enhanced Services

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) – St. Maarten Chamber of Commerce & Industry (COCI) is reminding the busi...

Nature Foundation is Providing Presentations about Plastics and the Environment to Schools

November 13, 2019

Nature Foundation is Providing Presentations about Plastics and the Environment to Schools

SINT MAARTEN (COLE BAY) - In the coming months, the Nature Foundation St Maarten will conduct intera...

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Dutch seaweed-based fuel powers car to 80 kph in Danish trial

November 14, 2019 No comments

Dutch seaweed-based fuel powers car to 80 kph in Danish trial

SINT MAARTEN/THE NETHERLANDS – Researchers in Denmark have achieved speeds of up to 80 kph using a car powered by Dutch biofuel made from seaweed. The seaweed fuel was produced by scientists at the T...

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The Hague anti-Piet demonstration can go ahead, councillors say

November 14, 2019 No comments

The Hague anti-Piet demonstration can go ahead, councillors say

SINT MAARTEN/THE NETHERLANDS – Campaigners opposed to the use of blackface in the annual Sinterklaas celebrations can go ahead and demonstrate during Saturday’s parade in The Hague, councillors have a...

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Minister Johnson provides tents for Philipsburg Market Place vendors

November 15, 2019

Minister Johnson provides tents for Philipsburg Market Place vendors

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - The Honorable Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transport and Tele...

“Future” To be theme of upcoming Crystal Pineapple Awards Edition

November 14, 2019

“Future” To be theme of upcoming Crystal Pineapple Awards Edition

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - The theme chosen for the 12th Crystal Pineapple Awards will be “Future”...

Accident on Marigot hill road. Driver suffers minor injuries

November 14, 2019

Accident on Marigot hill road. Driver suffers minor injuries

SINT MAARTEN (ST. PETERS) - The lady with the Initials B.Y suffered some minor injuries during a car...

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Caribbean Toastmasters organizes three-day event

November 14, 2019 No comments

Caribbean Toastmasters organizes three-day event

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - This three-day event will start Friday 15, November at 7 pm and is open to the public with a spectacular feat of international speakers and Caribbean Toastmaster speakers,...

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Weather Forecast: Friday to Sunday

November 14, 2019 No comments

Weather Forecast: Friday to Sunday

PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST FOR ST. MAARTEN DATE ISSUED: Thursday, November 14, 2019 @ 18:00 LST (22:00 UTC) VALID UNTIL: Friday evening (18:00 LST) November 15, 2019    WEATHER:  Tonight through Frid...

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