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The more you learn, the more you earn: education and poverty alleviation in Thailand

April 10, 2021 No comments

The more you learn, the more you earn: education and poverty alleviation in Thailand

INTERNATIONAL, 10 April 2021, Culture and Education - A good education is often seen as a route out of poverty, but many disadvantaged children are unable to finish school. In Thailand, a project involving the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, UNESCO, is linking academic achievement to cash rewards, providing tangible benefits to marginalized families, and helping kids to stay in school. Chaisri Taya, a teacher in the mountainous north-west province of Mae Hong Son, is a testament to the power of education. Born stateless, he completed a bachelor’s degree and obtained Thai citizenship. He has since become a role model in his community, sharing his experience with children and youth in a language they can relate to. UNESCO/Pornpilin Smithveja Chaisri Taya is teaching children...

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UN rights office urges protection, investigation, after latest clashes in West Darfur

April 09, 2021 No comments

UN rights office urges protection, investigation, after latest clashes in West Darfur

INTERNATIONAL, 9 April 2021, Human Rights - The UN human rights office, OHCHR, has urged authorities in Sudan to protect citizens “without discrimination” in the wake of the latest resurgence of deadly violence in West Darfur.  Clashes between Masalit and Arab communities in Al Geneina, which erupted last weekend, have killed nearly 90 people and injured more than 190 others, Spokesperson Marta Hurtado reported on Friday.  She said the situation was reminiscent of previous violence in late 2019 and this past January, and that similarly, the authorities failed to stop the fighting despite the presence of security forces in the town.  Obligation to disarm  “We urge the authorities to fully uphold their role to protect the population without discrimination.  In this regard, we call on the...

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Low-income countries have received just 0.2 per cent of all COVID-19 shots given

April 09, 2021 No comments

Low-income countries have received just 0.2 per cent of all COVID-19 shots given

INTERNATIONAL, 9 April 2021, Health - The vast majority of COVID-19 vaccines administered have so far gone to wealthy nations, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported on Friday.  Although more than 700 million vaccine doses have been administered globally, richer countries have received more than 87 per cent, and low-income countries just 0.2 per cent.  “There remains a shocking imbalance in the global distribution of vaccines”, said WHO chief Tedros Adhanonom Ghebreyesus, speaking during the agency’s regular briefing from Geneva.    “On average in high-income countries, almost one in four people has received a vaccine. In low-income countries, it’s one in more than 500.  Let me repeat that: one in four versus one in 500.”  Bilateral deals hurt COVAX  The global solidarity initiative, COVAX, has also experienced a shortage of vaccines....

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Without access to vaccines, COVID will continue widening inequality everywhere

April 09, 2021 No comments

Without access to vaccines, COVID will continue widening inequality everywhere

INTERNATIONAL, 9 April 2021, Economic Development - The COVID-19 pandemic has caused unprecedented public health, economic and social crises, threatening the lives and livelihoods of millions and exacerbating inequalities throughout the world, the World Bank said at the COVID-19: Vaccines for Developing Countries event on Friday.  “Without access to vaccines, the gap will widen further”, warned the UN multi-faceted agency, calling for “strong partnership and cooperation at the national, regional and global levels”.   Debt inequality  World Bank President David R. Malpass, pointed out that inequality runs deep, encompassing not only vaccinations but also median income, interest rate differentials, bankruptcy processes and access to credit – all of which put poorer countries at a stark disadvantage.  Fully recognizing “the debt problem facing the poorer countries”, he updated the event on his recent...

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UN chief welcomes IMF and World Bank measures to address COVID-related debt crisis

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UN chief welcomes IMF and World Bank measures to address COVID-related debt crisis

INTERNATIONAL, 9 April 2021, SDGs - The UN Secretary-General on Friday welcomed steps announced by the International Monetary and Finance Committee (IMFC) and the World Bank Group Development Committee, to address debt crises and other financial distress to economies arising from the COVID-19 pandemic, “as a sign of hope and renewed multilateralism.” In a statement issued via his Spokesperson, António Guterres said developing economies had struggled to secure enough financial resources to cope with the onset of the coronavirus crisis, “let alone to recover from it.” Since the beginning of the crisis, the Secretary-General has called for liquidity, the statement continued, through a large issuance of Special Drawing Rights (SDRs) – an instrument created by the International Monetary Fund to help supplement cash reserves - for those most in need,...

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Government of Sint Maarten stands in solidarity with the people of Saint Vincent & the Grenadines

Government of Sint Maarten stands in solidarity with the people…

SINT MAARTEN (POND ISLAND) - The Government of Sint Maarten...

April 09, 2021 No comments

R4CR funds infrastructure of Playground in Middle Region

R4CR funds infrastructure of Playground in Middle Region

SINT MAARTEN (MIDDLE REGION) - The construction of a Multi-Functional...

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A HISTORICAL MOMENT FOR ST. MARTIN’S MOKO JUMBIE CULTURE

A HISTORICAL MOMENT FOR ST. MARTIN’S MOKO JUMBIE CULTURE

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - The Soualiga Capoeira group were the...

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MP Ottley calls on Sint Maarten to pray for St. Vincent and the Grenadines

MP Ottley calls on Sint Maarten to pray for St.…

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - La Soufriere volcano in St. Vincent has...

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MP Buncamper suggests stiffer penalties for convicted sexual abusers

April 09, 2021

MP Buncamper suggests stiffer penalties for convicted sexual abusers

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - With the surfacing of yet another case of alleged sexual abuse of minor...

Port St. Maarten and RCG Officials reaffirms potential strategic initiatives

April 09, 2021

Port St. Maarten and RCG Officials reaffirms potential strategic initiatives

PORT ST. MAARTEN – Port St. Maarten Management met with Royal Caribbean Group (RCG) executives this ...

Open your Heart, open your Mouth. Episode 7 this Saturday

April 09, 2021

Open your Heart, open your Mouth. Episode 7 this Saturday

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - Episode 6 of the Back Box Series curated by Naomi Janelle “Open you Hea...

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MP George Pantophlet: To Shut down or not to Shut down

April 09, 2021 No comments

MP George Pantophlet: To Shut down or not to Shut down

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) – Member of the Parliament of Sint Maarten (MP) George Pantophlet said in a press statement on Thursday: “Recently, I have taken note of some developments on St. Maarten. Th...

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Seven New Positive COVID-19 cases on Friday, 39 Active Cases. 70 Persons in Isolation/Quarantine

April 09, 2021 No comments

Seven New Positive COVID-19 cases on Friday, 39 Active Cases. 70 Persons in Isolation/Quarantine

SINT MAARTEN (POND ISLAND) - As of April 9th, there were seven (7) persons who tested positive for COVID-19; however, one (1) person has recovered; bringing the total active cases to thirty-nine (39)....

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Organized confusion the at the people’s expense

April 08, 2021 No comments

Organized confusion the at the people’s expense

SINT MAARTEN (COMMENTARY – By Cecil Nicholas) - Dear editor, In the midst of the high level of confusion around the play on words like “trajectory”, the constant repositioning of this governing coalit...

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Removal of Vessels from Oyster Pond Lagoon

April 08, 2021 No comments

Removal of Vessels from Oyster Pond Lagoon

SINT MAARTEN (GREAT BAY, (DCOMM) – The Minister of Public Housing, Spatial Planning, Environment, and Infrastructure (Ministry of VROMI), as the legally assigned custodian of the Oyster Pond Lagoon, w...

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R4CR Quick Win Round 2 off to a Flying Start. 23 Proposals Received

April 08, 2021

R4CR Quick Win Round 2 off to a Flying Start. 23 Proposals Received

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - The Resources For Community Resilience (R4CR) program closed the reques...

MP Wescot-Williams wants guarantees from Govt for the Uninterrupted Continuation of the Airport Reconstruction

April 08, 2021

MP Wescot-Williams wants guarantees from Govt for the Uninterrupted Continuation of the Airport Reconstruction

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) – Member of Parliament (MP) Sarah Wescot-Williams: “I want hard guarantee...

MP Duncan Inquires about Impact of COVID-19 on Mental Healthcare and Social Services

April 08, 2021

MP Duncan Inquires about Impact of COVID-19 on Mental Healthcare and Social Services

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - Member of Parliament (MP) Solange Ludmila Duncan sent a letter to the M...

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Construction greenhouse for senior citizens completed

April 09, 2021

Construction greenhouse for senior citizens completed

SABA (THE BOTTOM) - The construction of a new greenhouse adjacent to the hospital in The Bottom has ...

Week-long Shark Research to be Conducted in St. Maarten Waters

April 08, 2021

Week-long Shark Research to be Conducted in St. Maarten Waters

SINT MAARTEN (COLE BAY) - During the week of April 11, 2021, members from the Nature Foundation St. ...

Assistance for Saba’s goat owners

April 08, 2021

Assistance for Saba’s goat owners

SABA (THE BOTTOM) - The Public Entity Saba is cognizant of the challenges that owners of free-roamin...

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Dutch royals express deepest sympathy at death of ‘lively’ prince Philip

April 09, 2021 No comments

Dutch royals express deepest sympathy at death of ‘lively’ prince Philip

SINT MAARTEN/THE NETHERLANDS – The Dutch royal family have expressed their deep sadness at the news of the death of Britain’s prince Philip, two months ahead of his 100th birthday. The prince, who ma...

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Confusion and questions after Dutch stop using AstraZeneca vaccine on under 60s

April 09, 2021 No comments

Confusion and questions after Dutch stop using AstraZeneca vaccine on under 60s

SINT MAARTEN/THE NETHERLANDS – The government’s decision to stop using the AstraZeneca vaccine on people under the age of 60 because of the very minor risk of rare blood clots has led to confusion and...

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SZV urges compliance - businesses have to pay premiums or make contact

April 09, 2021 No comments

SZV urges compliance - businesses have to pay premiums or make contact

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - Social and health Insurance provider SZV has seen a drop of some NAf 4 million per month in premiums since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic in March 2020. This constitut...

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Weather Forecast: Saturday to Monday

April 09, 2021 No comments

Weather Forecast: Saturday to Monday

PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST FOR ST. MAARTEN  DATE ISSUED: Friday, April 09, 2021 @ 18:00 LST (22:00 UTC)   VALID UNTIL: Saturday evening (18:00 LST) April 10, 2021  WEATHER:      Tonight through Satur...

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