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Convention on worst forms of child labour receives universal ratification

August 04, 2020 No comments

Convention on worst forms of child labour receives universal ratification

INTERNATIONAL, 4 August 2020, Law and Crime Prevention - All 187 countries that are members of the UN International Labour Organization (ILO) have now ratified a convention to protect children from the worst forms of child labour, including slavery, prostitution and trafficking. Formally known as Convention No. 182, the treaty, adopted two decades ago, achieved universal ratification on Tuesday, making it the most rapidly ratified Convention in the UN agency’s 101-year history. “Universal ratification of Convention 182 is an historic first that means that all children now have legal protection against the worst forms of child labour,” said ILO Director-General Guy Ryder. “It reflects a global commitment that the worst forms of child labour, such as slavery, sexual exploitation, the use of children in armed conflict or other illicit...

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‘Heed the calls’ for ceasefire in north-western Syria – UN

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‘Heed the calls’ for ceasefire in north-western Syria – UN

INTERNATIONAL, 4 August 2020, Peace and Security - The United Nations expressed concern on Tuesday for the safety and protection of more than four million civilians in north-western Syria, which has been hit with aerial bombardments over the past few days. Speaking at a virtual press briefing, Deputy Spokesperson Farhan Haq told journalists that in the wake of reports of air attacks and shelling over the past few days, 2.7 million people have been internally displaced. “Yesterday”, he said, “local sources reported airstrikes impacting three communities in Idlib governorate as well as one community in northern Latakia governorate”.   As a result of the air raids, three people were reportedly killed and seven injured in Bennsh, in Idlib governorate. “The UN calls on all parties to heed the...

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Breastfeeding link to COVID-19 is negligible, says World Health Organization

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Breastfeeding link to COVID-19 is negligible, says World Health Organization

INTERNATIONAL, 4 August 2020, Health - The risk of COVID-19 infection from breastfeeding is negligible and has never been documented, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday, in a call for greater support for the practice.  The appeal, during World Breastfeeding Week, comes as WHO warned that not using mother’s milk is linked to 820,000 child deaths a year, at a cost to the global economy of $300 billion. “WHO has been very clear in its recommendations to say absolutely breastfeeding should continue,” said Dr. Laurence Grummer-Strawn, head of the World Health Organization’s Food and Nutrition Action in Health Systems unit. “We have never documented, anywhere around the world, any (COVID-19) transmission through breastmilk.”  No substitute Exclusive breastfeeding for six months has many benefits for the infant and mother which far outweigh any risk...

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UN chief outlines ‘bold steps’ for education in the face of COVID-19 disruption

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UN chief outlines ‘bold steps’ for education in the face of COVID-19 disruption

INTERNATIONAL, 4 August 2020, Culture and Education - The COVID-19 pandemic has created the largest disruption to education in history and prolonged school closures could further entrench inequalities in access to learning, the UN Secretary-General said on Tuesday, underlining the need for “bold steps” to address the crisis. Describing education as “the key to personal development and the future of societies”, António Guterres issued recommendations to get children back in the classroom in a policy brief launched alongside a new global campaign called Save our Future. “As the world faces unsustainable levels of inequality, we need education – the great equalizer – more than ever,” he said in a video message. “We must take bold steps now, to create inclusive, resilient, quality education systems fit for the future.” COVID-19 and the...

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Philippines: UN and partners launch major COVID-19 response plan to aid 5.4 million

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Philippines: UN and partners launch major COVID-19 response plan to aid 5.4 million

INTERNATIONAL, 4 August 2020, Humanitarian Aid - Prioritizing the safety and well-being of women and girls, the UN and partners launched on Tuesday a COVID-19 humanitarian response plan to assist some 5.4 million of the poorest and most marginalized people in the Philippines.  According to the UN, the Humanitarian Country Team, the COVID-19 Response Plan aims to provide "critical health interventions and multi-sectoral humanitarian assistance" to those in epidemic hotspots and will be the largest response since 2013, when Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda ravaged the country and claimed  some 7,800 lives. “The pandemic is challenging the capacity of response of any single country in the world”, said Gustavo Gonzalez, UN Resident Coordinator and Humanitarian Coordinator in the Philippines. “Our role is to make best use of our global knowledge and resources...

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Nine students learn the basics of sail making

Nine students learn the basics of sail making

SINT MAARTEN (COLE BAY) - St. Maarten Sails & Canvas...

August 04, 2020 No comments

70 Confirmed COVID-19 Cases as Numbers Continue to climb

70 Confirmed COVID-19 Cases as Numbers Continue to climb

SINT MAARTEN (POND ISLAND) - As of August 3rd, at...

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FINANCE & SZV TO HOLD ZOOM MEETING ABOUT BUSINESS PAYROLL SUPPORT

FINANCE & SZV TO HOLD ZOOM MEETING ABOUT BUSINESS PAYROLL…

SINT MAARTEN (POND ISLAND) - The Ministry of Finance, in...

August 03, 2020 No comments

Saba prepares phased implementation single-use plastics ban

Saba prepares phased implementation single-use plastics ban

SABA—The Public Entity Saba is preparing the phased implementation of...

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Motor Vehicle Tax Stickers Ready for Pick-up

August 04, 2020

Motor Vehicle Tax Stickers Ready for Pick-up

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - Due to the delay in manufacturing and delivery of the 2020 plates along...

Community assistance requested in a criminal investigation

August 03, 2020

Community assistance requested in a criminal investigation

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - In a previously posted press release issued by the Sint Maarten Police ...

USM Prepares for Another Online Semester

August 03, 2020

USM Prepares for Another Online Semester

SINT MAARTEN (POND ISLAND) - Considering the recent spike in COVID-19 cases island-wide, the Univers...

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Suspect arrested for a spree of robberies in the Cole Bay area

August 03, 2020 No comments

Suspect arrested for a spree of robberies in the Cole Bay area

SINT MAARTEN (COLE BAY) - The Detectives of Sint Maarten Police Force (KPSM) arrested a man with the initials N.J.T., on July 31st for his alleged involvement in a spree of armed robberies that have b...

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Minister of Justice provides an Update on the Status of the Police Force Function Books

August 02, 2020 No comments

Minister of Justice provides an Update on the Status of the Police Force Function Books

SINT MAARTEN (POND ISLAND) – Minister of Justice Anna Richardson, updates on the status of the function books to keep all stakeholders informed. A letter has been sent to the Council of Advice request...

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102 people who flew to Schiphol and Eindhoven test positive for coronavirus

August 03, 2020 No comments

102 people who flew to Schiphol and Eindhoven test positive for coronavirus

SINT MAARTEN/THE NETHERLANDS – Officials identified 76 passengers who traveled to Schiphol airport but were later found to be carrying coronavirus in June and July, the Parool newspaper said on Monday...

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KLM to cut workforce by up to 5,000 as passenger numbers plunge 95%

July 31, 2020 No comments

KLM to cut workforce by up to 5,000 as passenger numbers plunge 95%

SINT MAARTEN/THE NETHERLANDS – KLM is to cut its workforce by between 4,500 and 5,000 full time jobs in the coming years as income plummets due to the coronavirus crisis, the Dutch flag carrier said o...

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Condolences to the family and friends of the late R.A.M. Sorton

August 03, 2020

Condolences to the family and friends of the late R.A.M. Sorton

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - In connection with passing of our former colleague and friend, Inspecto...

MP Wescot-Williams: “St. Maarten/St. Martin’s border closure has taken on a European context and should be elevated to a Kingdom level”

August 02, 2020

MP Wescot-Williams: “St. Maarten/St. Martin’s border closure has taken on a European context and should be elevated to a Kingdom…

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) – Leader of the United Democrats (UD) Member of Parliament (MP) MP Sarah ...

Minister Doran: Proposal for the reinstatement of article 28a unanimously approved by Parliament

August 02, 2020

Minister Doran: Proposal for the reinstatement of article 28a unanimously approved by Parliament

SINT MAARTEN (POND ISLAND) - On Friday, July 31st the House of Parliament unanimously approved the p...

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National Development Vision Zoom Meeting set for Tuesday

August 03, 2020

National Development Vision Zoom Meeting set for Tuesday

SINT MAARTEN (POND ISLAND) – The department of the Interior and Kingdom Relations (BAK) kicks off it...

Saba to explore feasibility of wind energy

August 03, 2020

Saba to explore feasibility of wind energy

SABA (THE BOTTOM) - The Public Entity Saba, the Saba Electric Company (SEC) and the Ministry of Econ...

Free Bird Coloring Book Offers Virtual Tour of the Caribbean

August 03, 2020

Free Bird Coloring Book Offers Virtual Tour of the Caribbean

SAINT-MARTIN (FRENCH QUARTER) - There are almost 200 birds that live only in the Caribbean. Some liv...

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Jobs market discrimination a major issue, but many employers don’t see it

August 04, 2020 No comments

Jobs market discrimination a major issue, but many employers don’t see it

SINT MAARTEN/THE NETHERLANDS – Age, sex and racial discrimination remain a major issue in the Dutch labour market, according to a survey of 2,100 people carried out on behalf of Intermediair magazine ...

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Coronavirus cases almost double to 2,588 in a week, wide regional variations

August 04, 2020 No comments

Coronavirus cases almost double to 2,588 in a week, wide regional variations

SINT MAARTEN/THE NETHERLANDS – The number of people testing positive for coronavirus reached 2,588 in the past week, almost double the previous week’s total, although there are very wide regional vari...

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Continuation urgent Plenary Session of Parliament about the Ministry of VSA Guidelines for reopening the destination to international travelers

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Continuation urgent Plenary Session of Parliament about the Ministry of VSA Guidelines for reopening the destination to international travelers

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten - The House of Parliament will sit in a Plenary Public Session on Wednesday. The Public meeting which was adjourned on Wednesday, June 30, 2020 will be reconvened on Wednesd...

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Weather Forecast: Wednesday to Friday

August 04, 2020 No comments

Weather Forecast: Wednesday to Friday

PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST FOR ST. MAARTEN  DATE ISSUED: Tuesday, August 04, 2020 @ 18:00 LST (22:00 UTC)   VALID UNTIL: Wednesday evening (18:00 LST) August 05, 2020        WEATHER:      Tonight: P...

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