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Relentless sequence of disasters in Asia-Pacific ‘sign of things to come’, cautions UN regional body

August 22, 2019 No comments

Relentless sequence of disasters in Asia-Pacific ‘sign of things to come’, cautions UN regional body

INTERNATIONAL, 22 August 2019, Economic Development - Changing patterns and worsening impacts of natural disasters in Asia and the Pacific, coupled with environmental degradation and climate change, are not only making efforts to predict such catastrophes more difficult, but are also a “sign of things to come”, the United Nations development arm in the region has warned. Issued on Thursday by the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), the Asia-Pacific Disaster Report 2019 revealed that the annual economic losses due to disasters cost the region nearly $675 billion, about 2.4 per cent its gross domestic product. In addition to the impact of disasters on human lives, the economic losses also threaten to reverse hard-won development across the Asia-Pacific region. According to Armida Alisjahbana,...

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Microplastic pollution is everywhere, but not necessarily a risk to human health

August 22, 2019 No comments

Microplastic pollution is everywhere, but not necessarily a risk to human health

INTERNATIONAL, 21 August 2019, Health - Tiny plastic particles known as microplastics are “everywhere – including in our drinking-water”, but they are not necessarily a risk to human health, UN experts said on Thursday. In its first summary of the latest research into the impact of the tiny plastic pollutants on humans, the World Health Organization (WHO) said that they have been found in marine settings, waste and fresh water, food, the air and drinking-water, both bottled and from a tap. Frequently, microplastics are defined as less than five millimetres long, according to WHO. Its report notes that the particles most commonly found in drinking-water are plastic bottle fragments. “Based on the limited information we have, microplastics in drinking water don’t appear to pose a health...

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CARIBBEAN AIRLINES DOMESTIC OPERATIONS JULY 2019

August 21, 2019 No comments

CARIBBEAN AIRLINES DOMESTIC OPERATIONS JULY 2019

SINT MAARTEN/TRINIDAD - Caribbean Airlines advises that for the period July 01-31, 2019, the airline operated 1,579 flights, provided 109,515 seats and carried 99,787 passengers, on the domestic air bridge between Trinidad and Tobago. The actual statistics for the domestic operations for January – July 2019 are as follows: ACTUAL DOMESTIC OPERATIONS JANUARY – JULY 2019 The airline is scheduled to provide 260,188 seats for the months of September, October and November. SCHEDULED DOMESTIC OPERATIONS FOR SEPTEMBER - NOVEMBER 2019 MONTH SCHEDULED NO. OF SEATS September 89,692 October 86,608 November 83,888 TOTAL 260,188 Caribbean Airlines closely manages the air bridge and adjusts its schedule as required, to facilitate inter-island travelers.

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CARIBBEAN AIRLINES TO LAUNCH SERVICE BETWEEN KINGSTON, JAMAICA AND GRAND CAYMAN FROM OCTOBER 29

August 21, 2019 No comments

CARIBBEAN AIRLINES TO LAUNCH SERVICE BETWEEN KINGSTON, JAMAICA AND GRAND CAYMAN FROM OCTOBER 29

SINT MAARTEN/TRINIDAD - Caribbean Airlines announces the start of service between Kingston, Jamaica and Grand Cayman, from October 29, 2019. The flights will operate twice weekly to Grand Cayman from Norman Manley International Airport, Kingston, Jamaica each Tuesday and Saturday. Now business, leisure and other travellers can easily connect to Grand Cayman from many of our other destinations including Trinidad, Barbados and St Maarten via Kingston; to enjoy all the country offers. The flight schedule is as follows: CARIBBEAN AIRLINES FLIGHT SCHEDULE BETWEEN KINGSTON, JAMAICA AND GRAND CAYMAN FLIGHT FREQUENCY ORIGIN DESTINATION DEPART ARRIVE BW 005 TUESDAY KINGSTON GRAND CAYMAN 11:25 A.M. 12:35 P.M. BW 004 TUESDAY GRAND CAYMAN KINGSTON 1:30 P.M. 2:35 P.M. BW 009 SATURDAY KINGSTON GRAND CAYMAN 9:40 A.M....

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Somalia security remains a concern, head of UN Mission warns Security Council

August 21, 2019 No comments

Somalia security remains a concern, head of UN Mission warns Security Council

INTERNATIONAL, 21 August 2019, Peace and Security - Despite “encouraging” developments, insecurity across Somalia remains a serious concern, James Swan, head of the UN Mission in Somalia (UNSOM), warned the Security Council, in his first briefing to the world body since taking office. Mr. Swan noted the effectiveness of the collaboration between the UN and international partners, and the Somali Security Forces working with the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), which has seen areas near the capital Mogadishu taken back from terror group al-Shabab, and stabilized. However, Mr. Swan noted that terrorism remains a threat to progress, citing the deadly al-Shabab attack on the offices of the mayor of Mogadishu in July, which killed and injured several Government officials. Lookahead to 2020 elections Looking ahead to the...

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Tito’s Vodka donates $1500 to Be The Change Foundation for drinks sold during SXM Festival

Tito’s Vodka donates $1500 to Be The Change Foundation for…

SINT MAARTEN (CAY HILL) – As part of their ongoing...

August 22, 2019 No comments

Act. Minister of Public Health Romeo Marlin visits dialysis department at SMMC

Act. Minister of Public Health Romeo Marlin visits dialysis department…

SINT MAARTEN (CAY HILL) – On Friday August 16th, Prime...

August 21, 2019 No comments

Deedee Johnson joins the Cabinet of the Minister Plenipotentiary to Research Grant Systems

Deedee Johnson joins the Cabinet of the Minister Plenipotentiary to…

GREAT BAY, (DCOMM) – The Cabinet of the Minister Plenipotentiary...

August 21, 2019 No comments

CBCS Acting President Traa Calls for More Attention to the Supply Side of the Economy

CBCS Acting President Traa Calls for More Attention to the…

SINT MAARTEN/CURACAO - During the Wednesday luncheon of the Curaçao...

August 21, 2019 No comments

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Kenty Lichtenberg off to Aruba for Curvy Weekend Seminar

August 22, 2019

Kenty Lichtenberg off to Aruba for Curvy Weekend Seminar

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - Ms. Kenty Lichtenberg, Sint Maarten’s first and still only Plus Size Bl...

SLS Lab extend courtesies to  Act. Minister of Public Health Romeo Marlin

August 21, 2019

SLS Lab extend courtesies to Act. Minister of Public Health Romeo Marlin

SINT MAARTEN (CAY HILL) – On Monday August 18th, Sint Maarten Laboratory Services (SLS) welcomed Leo...

Main suspect of several armed robberies of businesses and people arrested

August 21, 2019

Main suspect of several armed robberies of businesses and people arrested

SINT MAARTEN (SINT PETERS) - In connection with several ongoing investigations of armed robberies at...

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Flowers and bright colours at princess Christina’s funeral

August 22, 2019 No comments

Flowers and bright colours at princess Christina’s funeral

SINT MAARTEN/THE NETHERLANDS – The funeral and cremation of Dutch princess Christina is taking place at the Noordeinde palace in The Hague on Thursday, in an informal ceremony witnessed by family and ...

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VROMI Ministry surprises Minister Giterson with farewell and pre-birthday gift

August 21, 2019 No comments

VROMI Ministry surprises Minister Giterson with farewell and pre-birthday gift

SINT MAARTEN (POND ISLAND) - It was a bittersweet afternoon at the Government Administration Building as Civil Servants within the Ministry of VROMI said farewell to their Minister Miklos Giterson on ...

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Minister goes to Thailand in coffee shop owner jail case

August 21, 2019 No comments

Minister goes to Thailand in coffee shop owner jail case

SINT MAARTEN/THE NETHERLANDS – Justice minister Ferd Grapperhaus is travelling to Thailand this week for talks on the possible repatriation of a Brabant coffee shop owner who was sentenced to 103 year...

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What’s cooking? Gas is on its way out in Dutch kitchens

August 21, 2019 No comments

What’s cooking? Gas is on its way out in Dutch kitchens

SINT MAARTEN/THE NETHERLANDS – The transition away from using gas at home may not yet be fully underway, but the sale of gas cookers is plunging, according to research by environmental lobby group Nat...

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Worldwide enthusiasm about Caribbean Foiling Championships

August 22, 2019

Worldwide enthusiasm about Caribbean Foiling Championships

SAINT MARTIN (ORIENT BAY) - After the revelation of the first Caribbean Foiling Championships which ...

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August 22, 2019

SER Media Disclaimer

SINT MAARTEN (HARBOR VIEW) - In light of recent publications in printed and online media sites, the ...

Chamber organizers Grow Your Business Workshop Series. Sign-up for August 29 Workshop

August 21, 2019

Chamber organizers Grow Your Business Workshop Series. Sign-up for August 29 Workshop

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) – The St. Maarten Chamber of Commerce & Industry (COCI) has rolled out an...

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Father and son arrested in mail order ecstasy investigation

August 21, 2019 No comments

Father and son arrested in mail order ecstasy investigation

SINT MAARTEN/THE NETHERLANDS – Gelderland police have arrested a father and son team who had set up a business sending ecstasy pills abroad. The 63-year-old man and his 39-year-old son had a supply of...

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Police shoot dead three dogs who attacked woman in her home

August 21, 2019 No comments

Police shoot dead three dogs who attacked woman in her home

SINT MAARTEN/THE NETHERLANDS – Police have shot dead three dogs after they attacked the woman who was looking after them, leaving her seriously injured in the hallway of the Rotterdam home where she l...

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Pre-order your copy ‘Love is Forever’ by August 26

August 22, 2019

Pre-order your copy ‘Love is Forever’ by August 26

PHILIPSBURG - Persons interested in pre-ordering Love is Forever..., the true tale of the love and r...

Ministry TEATT host destination Marketing Strategy Sharing Meeting

August 21, 2019

Ministry TEATT host destination Marketing Strategy Sharing Meeting

SINT MAARTEN (POND ISLAND) – Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transportation, and Telecommunic...

Statia completes first of two large retention infiltration ponds

August 21, 2019

Statia completes first of two large retention infiltration ponds

SINT EUSTATIUS - The Public Entity St. Eustatius has completed the first of two large retention pond...

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Bloodthirsty computer games played in high security prison wing

August 21, 2019 No comments

Bloodthirsty computer games played in high security prison wing

SINT MAARTEN/THE NETHERLANDS – Prisoners at the high security terrorism wing of Vught jail have been playing violent first-person shooter games in their cells, the Telegraaf said on Wednesday. The ga...

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Weather Forecast: Thursday to Saturday

August 21, 2019 No comments

Weather Forecast: Thursday to Saturday

PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST FOR ST. MAARTEN DATE ISSUED: Wednesday, August 21, 2019 @ 18:00 LST (22:00 UTC) VALID UNTIL: Thursday evening (18:00 LST) August 22, 2019 WEATHER:   Tonight: Partly cloudy,...

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