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First Person: Hawaii’s ‘silver tsunami’: the challenge of caring for kupuna elders

March 29, 2020 No comments

First Person: Hawaii’s ‘silver tsunami’: the challenge of caring for kupuna elders

INTERNATIONAL, 29 March 2020, Health - The International Labour Organization (ILO) marked its centenary in 2019 and as part of the commemoration launched a photography project called “Dignity at Work: The American Experience” to document the working life of people across the United States. UN News joined the ILO on a visit to the US state of Hawaii.  Diane Paloma is the CEO of Lunalilo Home and the King William Charles Lunalilo Trust which cares for elderly people in Honolulu, the capital of the US state of Hawaii. Some 80 residents and day-care clients are looked after at Lunalilo, which was established in 1883 following a bequest by King William Charles Lunalilo, the first of a long line of Hawaiian kings to be...

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First Person: False promises in Mauritania

March 28, 2020 No comments

First Person: False promises in Mauritania

INTERNATIONAL, 28 March 2020, Migrants and Refugees - Women and girls face particular challenges as migrants, whatever their reason for leaving their country of origin. UN agencies are learning more about these difficulties, and how to address them. Mauritania, where the job market has been tight in recent years, has seen many people fall prey to the patter of so-called hiring agents, who sell false promises of lucrative job opportunities abroad, and charge a hefty price for their services. Mouna*, a mother in her thirties, fell into this trap. A hiring agency told her that they had secured a secretary position for her at the ministry of foreign affairs, in one of the Gulf nations, with a $400 dollar per month salary. However, when she...

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COVID-19: UN donates quarter of a million face masks to NYC health workers

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COVID-19: UN donates quarter of a million face masks to NYC health workers

INTERNATIONAL, 28 March 2020, Health - On behalf of the city, the Mayor of New York, Bill de Blasio, was on hand to receive 250,000 face masks donated by the UN on Saturday, destined for health workers in the metropolis that is home to the Organization’s Headquarters. Coronavirus Portal & News Updates Readers can find information and guidance on the outbreak of the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) from the UN, World Health Organization and UN agencies here.For daily news updates from UN News, click here. In a statement, Mr. Guterres said that the face masks stored in United Nations facilities, werer part of UN stocks, deemed surplus to requirements. The UN chief praised medical professionals in New York City who, he said, have been working “courageously, selflessly,...

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COVID-19: UN envoy hails strong Israel-Palestine cooperation

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COVID-19: UN envoy hails strong Israel-Palestine cooperation

INTERNATIONAL, 28 March 2020, Health - Nickolay Mladenov, the UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, has praised the coordination between the Israeli and Palestine authorities in reacting to the COVID-19 pandemic. Mr. Mladenov’s comments were made during a telephone conversation with the other members of the Middle East Quartet, a body set up to mediate the Israeli-Palestinian peace process. It is made up of representatives of the European Union, Russia, the USA, and the United Nations.  Coronavirus Portal & News Updates Readers can find information and guidance on the outbreak of the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) from the UN, World Health Organization and UN agencies here.For daily news updates from UN News, click here. During the call, which took place on Thursday, Mr. Mladenov...

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First Person: Heartbreak and hope – one doctor’s story from China’s coronavirus ground zero

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First Person: Heartbreak and hope – one doctor’s story from China’s coronavirus ground zero

INTERNATIONAL, 28 March 2020, Health - Xiang Lu is one of the thousands of Chinese doctors who was dispatched to fight the COVID-19 outbreak in the hardest-hit province of Hubei, as it reached its peak. When UN News spoke to him on 23 March, he said that the situation is vastly improved and he may, at last, be able to return home. Since the original outbreak of the coronavirus in Hubei, China, at the end of January, 346 medical teams, from 29 Provinces in China, have been sent to Hubei to save lives, aiding local medical teams. The hospital that Xiang oversees, the Yifu Affiliated Hospital of Nanjing Medical University, got notification to go on the mission, on 24 January, just before Chinese New Year, the...

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Curfew from 8.00PM to 6.00AM. Travel document required to move around. Ban on alcohol

Curfew from 8.00PM to 6.00AM. Travel document required to move…

SINT MAARTEN (POND ISLAND) – The Hon. Prime Minister and...

March 29, 2020 No comments

61-year old dies in Saint-Martin of COVID-19. Confirmed cases climb to 18

61-year old dies in Saint-Martin of COVID-19. Confirmed cases climb…

SAINT-MARTIN (MARIGOT) - The Prefecture of Saint-Barths and Saint Martin,...

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Governor Holiday tells new Government there is a United Sense of Urgency

Governor Holiday tells new Government there is a United Sense…

SINT MAARTEN (HARBOUR VIEW) – On Saturday morning March 28,...

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Prime Minister Jacobs meets with public health officials as COVID-19 confirmed cases climbs to six

Prime Minister Jacobs meets with public health officials as COVID-19…

SINT MAARTEN (POND ISLAND) – On Saturday evening March 28,...

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Gross official reserves and import coverage decline

March 29, 2020

Gross official reserves and import coverage decline

SINT MAARTEN/CURACAO - “Gross official reserves dropped by NAf.197.8 million during the third quarte...

President Gibbs presents plan to prevent business closure and to protect jobs

March 28, 2020

President Gibbs presents plan to prevent business closure and to protect jobs

SAINT-MARTIN (MARIGOT) – President of the Collectivite of French Saint-Martin Daniel Gibbs on Saturd...

Miami Patient, Additional Restrictions Coming, Rumours and Scam Artists

March 27, 2020

Miami Patient, Additional Restrictions Coming, Rumours and Scam Artists

SINT MAARTEN (POND ISLAND) – Hon. Prime Minister and Chair of the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) ...

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Economy expands in 3rd Q 2019. Economic performance diverges in monetary union

March 29, 2020 No comments

Economy expands in 3rd Q 2019. Economic performance diverges in monetary union

SINT MAARTEN/CURACAO - Economic performance continued to diverge in the monetary union between Curaçao and Sint Maarten during the third quarter of 2019, according to estimates of the Central Bank of ...

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Police cautions community to be alert due to an increase in armed robberies of scooters and Robberies committed using a scooter

March 27, 2020 No comments

Police cautions community to be alert due to an increase in armed robberies of scooters and Robberies committed using a scooter

SINT MAARTEN (ST. PETERS) - The Special Unit Robbery is investigating an armed robbery with a firearm that took place on Grapefruit road in St. Peters, police said on Friday in a statement. On the sc...

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International students worried over study delays and visas

March 29, 2020 No comments

International students worried over study delays and visas

SINT MAARTEN/THE NETHERLANDS – Dutch international education bureau Nuffic and Dutch universities are in talks with the immigration service and the relevant ministries to solve problems encountered by...

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PPA LEADER ARRINDELL: STIMULUS PACKAGE MUST S-T-I-M-U-L-A-T-E

March 28, 2020 No comments

PPA LEADER ARRINDELL: STIMULUS PACKAGE MUST S-T-I-M-U-L-A-T-E

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) – Leader of the People’s Progressive Alliance (PPA) Gracita Arrindell in a press statement on Friday evening said: “March month COVID-19 madness is almost behind us. Ahead h...

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Inspectorate Ministry VSA recommends all open buffets and self-service condiments be terminated during COVID-19 crisis

March 28, 2020

Inspectorate Ministry VSA recommends all open buffets and self-service condiments be terminated during COVID-19 crisis

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - The Food Safety Division of the Inspectorate of Public Health, Social D...

Food Safety Division continues to observe food safety violations during COVID-19 pandemic

March 28, 2020

Food Safety Division continues to observe food safety violations during COVID-19 pandemic

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - The Food Safety Division of the Inspectorate of Public Health, Social D...

Joint French and Dutch side border controls start, One person arrested

March 27, 2020

Joint French and Dutch side border controls start, One person arrested

SINT MAARTEN (COLE BAY) - On Friday morning March 27th, 2020 around 08.00 am the Sint Maarten Police...

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UPDATED: Young driver loses control of vehicle dies in accident

March 29, 2020

UPDATED: Young driver loses control of vehicle dies in accident

SINT MAARTEN (COLE BAY) – The police in a brief report on Sunday morning stated that a young person ...

MP Marten-Heyliger: communication, cohesion is lacking. Stimulus package not discussed

March 28, 2020

MP Marten-Heyliger: communication, cohesion is lacking. Stimulus package not discussed

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - Parliamentary Faction Leader of the United People (UP) party MP Grisha ...

WIB to Reopen Illidge Road Branch as of Monday

March 28, 2020

WIB to Reopen Illidge Road Branch as of Monday

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) – The Windward Islands Bank (WIB) will reopen its Illidge road branch as ...

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Government widens company support package, coalition parties urge help for newspapers

March 29, 2020 No comments

Government widens company support package, coalition parties urge help for newspapers

SINT MAARTEN/THE NETHERLANDS – The government has agreed to widen its emergency aid scheme for shops and cafes to include retail outlets which are open but which have seen customer numbers plummet bec...

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Dutch positive tests top 10,000; unsafe face masks recalled from hospitals

March 29, 2020 No comments

Dutch positive tests top 10,000; unsafe face masks recalled from hospitals

SINT MAARTEN/THE NETHERLANDS – The Dutch death toll from coronavirus rose by 132 to 771 overnight, the RIVM public health institute said in its Sunday update. At the same time, the number of hospital ...

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Police hunt missing father after four are found dead in Brabant home

March 29, 2020 No comments

Police hunt missing father after four are found dead in Brabant home

SINT MAARTEN/THE NETHERLANDS – Dutch police are trying to trace the father of a family found dead in their home in Etten-Leur in Noord-Brabant province on Saturday evening after a tip-off. A woman, g...

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Weather Forecast: Monday to Wednesday

March 29, 2020 No comments

Weather Forecast: Monday to Wednesday

PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST FOR ST. MAARTEN DATE ISSUED: Sunday, March 29, 2020 @ 18:00 LST (22:00 UTC) VALID UNTIL: Monday evening (18:00 LST) March 30, 2020    WEATHER:  Tonight through Monday e...

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