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WHO supports measles campaign targeting millions of children in northern Nigeria

November 17, 2019 No comments

WHO supports measles campaign targeting millions of children in northern Nigeria

INTERNATIONAL, 17 November 2019, Health - More than 28 million children in northern Nigeria will be protected against measles and meningitis through an immunization campaign by the authorities alongside international partners, including the World Health Organization (WHO). The campaign got underway on Saturday and is being implemented by the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) and WHO, with the support of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance. Despite the availability of a vaccine, measles continues to be a leading killer of children globally, according to WHO. "The measles vaccine remains the most cost effective preventive measure against measles and WHO is committed to supporting the Nigerian government in reaching every eligible child in the country with the needed vaccines irrespective of their location," said Dr Fiona Braka, the UN...

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UN calls for action to tackle ‘ubiquitous but invisible’ global road safety crisis

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UN calls for action to tackle ‘ubiquitous but invisible’ global road safety crisis

INTERNATIONAL, 17 November 2019, SDGs - Saving lives by improving road safety is “one of the many objectives of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development”, the United Nations chief said in his message for the global day set aside for remembering the victims of traffick accidents. Noting that more than 1.3 million people die in road accidents every year, Secretary-General António Guterres pointed out that more young people between the ages of 15 and 29 die from road crashes annually than from HIV/AIDS, malaria, tuberculosis or homicide. World Health Organization (WHO) Facts on road traffic injuries “The World Day of Remembrance of Road Traffic Victims is an opportunity to reflect on how we can save millions of lives,” he said. And since 2015, his Special Envoy on Road Safety, Jean Todt, has worked to mobilize political commitment, raise awareness...

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UN film festival encourages young people to promote peace, dialogue and empathy

November 16, 2019 No comments

UN film festival encourages young people to promote peace, dialogue and empathy

INTERNATIONAL, 16 November 2019, Migrants and Refugees - Demonstrating empathy, humour and intelligence, a group of young film-makers have been recognized for their short videos, which tackle the weighty issues of discrimination, intolerance and misogyny in a creative and entertaining way, at a ceremony held at UN Headquarters. The PLURAL+ Youth Video Festival, held on Wednesday, is a joint initiative by the International Organization for Migration (IOM), and UN Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) and, which, over the last 11 years, has become an important global platform for youth media, with screenings held around the world. The top prizes (International Jury Awards) went to the Spanish makers of “Seeking Refuge”, which follows the story of a young refugee girl as she tries to adapt to life in...

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Repression, use of force risk worsening Bolivia crisis: UN human rights chief

November 16, 2019 No comments

Repression, use of force risk worsening Bolivia crisis: UN human rights chief

INTERNATIONAL, 16 November 2019, Human Rights - The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights is urging authorities in Bolivia to ensure security forces comply with international standards on the use of force following the deaths of at least five protestors on Friday. The South American country has plunged into political chaos following the resignation last week of President Evo Morales, with at least 17 people killed in demonstrations since then.   Michelle Bachelet, the UN rights chief, said while earlier deaths mostly resulted from clashes between rival protestors, the latest incidents appear to be due to the disproportionate use of force by the army and police. With the country divided, she fears the situation could worsen. "I am really concerned that the situation in Bolivia could spin...

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Over 1 million health consultations provided in Yemen in 2019: UN migration agency

November 15, 2019 No comments

Over 1 million health consultations provided in Yemen in 2019: UN migration agency

INTERNATIONAL, 15 November 2019, Health - Since the beginning of the year, the UN Migration Agency has carried out over one million health consultations for displaced and conflict-affected Yemenis and migrants struggling to reach the help they need, the organization announced on Friday. Yemen’s public sector has been pushed to “a breaking point”, as the country enters its fifth year of conflict, prompting the closure of half of the country’s health facilities. As of 11 September, 1,095,072 health consultations were provided by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) as part of its emergency lifesaving services and support to the health sector to ensure it continues to operate in the war-battered country. Over 19,000 people received psychosocial counselling, 113,000 others received reproductive health consultations, and more than 71,000 were...

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Grisha Heyliger to run as #4 on UP Party-list

Grisha Heyliger to run as #4 on UP Party-list

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - Grisha Heyliger, the wife of former...

November 17, 2019 No comments

MP Brison, Mercelina, elected leader, deputy leader at UP party congress

MP Brison, Mercelina, elected leader, deputy leader at UP party…

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - Member of Parliament Rolando Brison was...

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Wuite delivers National Statement to 40th Session of UNESCO General Conference

Wuite delivers National Statement to 40th Session of UNESCO General…

GREAT BAY, Sint Maarten (DCOMM) – On November 14, 2019,...

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MPs Doran and Irion to become Ministers. New Government on Tuesday. MP Jacobs to be Prime Minister

MPs Doran and Irion to become Ministers. New Government on…

SINT MAARTEN (HARBOUR VIEW) - On Saturday evening, November 16,...

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Omar Ottley contesting elections with UP as #3

November 18, 2019

Omar Ottley contesting elections with UP as #3

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - Well known Civil Engineer Omar Ottley announced on Monday that he will ...

Wever turns on Traffic lights on Sunday

November 17, 2019

Wever turns on Traffic lights on Sunday

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) —The familiar red, green and orange lights giving instructions to motoris...

PWR AGENCY HOSTS ONLINE COURSE & MIXER FOR ENTRPERENEURS

November 17, 2019

PWR AGENCY HOSTS ONLINE COURSE & MIXER FOR ENTRPERENEURS

SINT MAARTEN (GREAT BAY) - From November 18 – 24, 2019, more than 10 million people from more than 1...

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Two new KPSM officers sworn-in at the detectives and border control

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Two new KPSM officers sworn-in at the detectives and border control

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - On Friday afternoon November the 15th 2019, Acting Minister of Justice the Hon. Perry Geelings, sworn in two new members of the Sint Maarten Police Force (KPSM), police sa...

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21 police cadets commence with basic training

November 17, 2019 No comments

21 police cadets commence with basic training

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - The Acting Minister of Justice, Hon. Perry Geelings opened the Basic Police Training “BPO” class of new police recruits on Friday morning November 15th, 2019, the police a...

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SXM has many heroes. Your efforts are clearly noticed by WINAIR and the people

November 18, 2019 No comments

SXM has many heroes. Your efforts are clearly noticed by WINAIR and the people

SINT MAARTEN/COMMENTARY – By Michael Cleaver) - I recently traveled via PJIAE as I often do and will endeavor to share some details of this trip, before that I would like to preface some important fac...

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Merciful Mothers and Gregorian Reggae on St. Tosia

November 15, 2019 No comments

Merciful Mothers and Gregorian Reggae on St. Tosia

SINT MAARTEN (COMMENTARY - by Cdr. Bud Slabbaert) - St.Tosia has a well-functioning health care system. The modern 75-bed fully equipped hospital of the island belongs to the Hospice of St.Tosia which...

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Traffic controls lead to two arrests

November 18, 2019

Traffic controls lead to two arrests

SINT MAARTEN (COLE BAY) - The police stopped and controlled a number of vehicles and issued fines du...

CERTIFICATION OF HONOR for LOEKIE MORALES

November 17, 2019

CERTIFICATION OF HONOR for LOEKIE MORALES

SINT MAARTEN/CURACAO - Loekie Morales has received a certificate of honor, for ‘GREAT WORKS’ done fo...

Police seeks community assistance to locate suspect in armed robberies

November 17, 2019

Police seeks community assistance to locate suspect in armed robberies

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - In connection with the ongoing investigation into two supermarket armed...

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Stalker who murdered school girl faces 20 years in jail, psychiatric prison

November 15, 2019 No comments

Stalker who murdered school girl faces 20 years in jail, psychiatric prison

SINT MAARTEN/THE NETHERLANDS – The man who murdered a 16-year-old girl in the bike sheds next to her school after stalking her for months should be jailed for 20 years, followed by psychiatric prison,...

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Eindhoven station arrestee is wanted in shooting investigation

November 15, 2019 No comments

Eindhoven station arrestee is wanted in shooting investigation

SINT MAARTEN/THE NETHERLANDS – The man arrested by heavily-armed police on a train waiting in Eindhoven station on Thursday evening is wanted in connection with a shooting in Dordrecht on October 18, ...

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CONDUCTOR’S WORKSHOP FOR NIA’S NATIONAL YOUTH ORCHESTRA

November 17, 2019

CONDUCTOR’S WORKSHOP FOR NIA’S NATIONAL YOUTH ORCHESTRA

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - The National Institute of Arts’ program “Music Brings People Together” ...

US Ambassador Pete Hoekstra visits Saba

November 17, 2019

US Ambassador Pete Hoekstra visits Saba

SABA - United States Ambassador to the Netherlands Mr. Pete Hoekstra visited Saba on Thursday, Novem...

Loekie Morales a Dutch Caribbean author participates in BNK’s Children Book Week

November 16, 2019

Loekie Morales a Dutch Caribbean author participates in BNK’s Children Book Week

SINT MAARTEN/CURACAO - Last week Friday, the children book week in Curaçao came to a closure. Loekie...

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Suspect in scooter theft apprehended after restaurant burglary

November 18, 2019 No comments

Suspect in scooter theft apprehended after restaurant burglary

SINT MAARTEN (PELICAN KEY) - In the ongoing investigation into a scooter theft that took place on the 09th of November 2019, in the Pelican Key area, the police arrested the second suspect with the in...

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Weather Forecast: Monday to Wednesday

November 17, 2019 No comments

Weather Forecast: Monday to Wednesday

PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST FOR ST. MAARTEN DATE ISSUED: Sunday, November 17, 2019 @ 18:00 LST (22:00 UTC) VALID UNTIL: Monday evening (18:00 LST) November 18, 2019    WEATHER:  Tonight through Monday...

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