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‘I am alive, but I feel like I am dead’: a migrant grieves the drowning of 3 children

May 09, 2021 No comments

‘I am alive, but I feel like I am dead’: a migrant grieves the drowning of 3 children

INTERNATIONAL, 9 May 2021, Migrants and Refugees - Misrah, an undocumented migrant worker, and her family, left their home in Ethiopia hoping for a better life. Instead, her three children are now dead, drowned during a perilous sea crossing across the Gulf of Aden, when the overloaded boat smuggling them into the country capsized. Misrah lost three children who drowned when the boat they were travelling in capsized in the Gulf of Aden., by © IOM 2021/Hawa Diallo “I have lost everything,” says Misrah, as she struggles to recount the most traumatic of events, witnessing the deaths of her three children. The 27-year-old Ethiopian woman, her husband and children – Aziza, five; Rachar, three; and Ikram, two – and at least 55 other migrants and refugees...

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Kabul school bombing condemned by senior UN officials

May 08, 2021 No comments

Kabul school bombing condemned by senior UN officials

INTERNATIONAL, 8 May 2021, Peace and Security - Saturday’s deadly bombing outside a high school in Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan, has been condemned by leading UN officials. The attack led to the deaths of at least 30 people, including several schoolchildren. Most of the casualties are reported to be girls, who were leaving the building at the end of the school day. According to media reports, the city was full of shoppers, ahead of the Eid-al-Fitr celebrations. Henrietta Fore, the Executive Director of the UN Children’s Fund, UNICEF, reacted in a press statement. "UNICEF strongly condemns the horrific attack earlier today near the Sayed Ul-Shuhada high school, in Kabul, Afghanistan", said Ms. Fore. "The attack claimed the lives of dozens of schoolchildren, mostly girls, and...

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The United Nations remembers the dead of WWII

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The United Nations remembers the dead of WWII

INTERNATIONAL, 8 May 2021, Peace and Security - The Second World War had a profound impact on the international community, and established the conditions for the creation of the United Nations. This weekend marks the official remembrance of the tens of millions of civilians and soldiers who died during the conflict. In total, about 40 million civilians, and some 20 million soldiers, almost half of them Russians, lost their lives in the war between 1939 and 1945. On 8 and 9 May, the UN invites its 193 member countries, non-governmental organizations, and individuals, to pay tribute to the victims of the conflict. The date of 8 May was chosen because it is the day the Nazi forces in Germany surrendered in 1945 but, recognizing that UN...

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What can the UN do to support India through its deadly COVID-19 surge?

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What can the UN do to support India through its deadly COVID-19 surge?

INTERNATIONAL, 8 May 2021, Health - The UN is at the forefront of efforts to help India extricate itself from the almost unimaginable scale of suffering its citizens are undergoing, as a result of a devastating wave of COVID-19 infections. Earlier this week, UN News spoke to the country chiefs based in India, for the World Health Organization (WHO) and the UN Children’s Fund, to get their take on the crisis. Here are some key excerpts from the interviews. 'We gave the virus a chance' Dr. Roderico H. Ofrin, WHO representative to India: It is important to remember that, by early February of this year, the economy and social activities reopened. We also saw that people were not behaving in a way that was appropriate to slowing COVID-19, and...

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Stop evictions in East Jerusalem neighbourhood immediately, UN rights office urges Israel

May 07, 2021 No comments

Stop evictions in East Jerusalem neighbourhood immediately, UN rights office urges Israel

INTERNATIONAL, 7 May 2021, Human Rights - The UN’s human rights office (OHCHR), on Friday, called on Israel to immediately halt all forced evictions, including those in the Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood of East Jerusalem, as well as to exercise maximum restraint in the use of force while ensuring safety and security there. Eight Palestinian refugee families residing in Sheikh Jarrah are facing forced eviction due to a legal challenge by the Nahalat Shimon settler organization, with the risk “imminent” for four of the families, according to the office. OHCHR spokesperson Rupert Colville said that the evictions, if ordered and implemented, would violate Israel’s obligations under international law. “Given the disturbing scenes in Sheikh Jarrah over the past few days, we wish to emphasize that East Jerusalem remains part of the...

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US$2800+ Donated to the Diabetes Foundation St. Maarten

US$2800+ Donated to the Diabetes Foundation St. Maarten

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) – On May 6th, 2021, the Rotary...

May 08, 2021 No comments

Sint Maarten requests follow up on loan agreement for liquidity support

Sint Maarten requests follow up on loan agreement for liquidity…

SINT MAARTEN (POND ISLAND) - Prime Minister Silveria E. Jacobs...

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Minister Ottley: My mission is for us to restore faith in our Health Facility

Minister Ottley: My mission is for us to restore faith…

SINT MAARTEN (POND ISLAND) - On Wednesday May 5th the...

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USLAUNDRY staff receive information about COVID-19 vaccine

USLAUNDRY staff receive information about COVID-19 vaccine

SINT MAARTEN (COLE BAY) - This week, USLAUNDRY collaborated with...

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Emmanuel: Schiphol agreement should not be extended after two years of no progress

May 07, 2021

Emmanuel: Schiphol agreement should not be extended after two years of no progress

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - Independent Member of Parliament (MP) Christophe Emmanuel on Thursday c...

15 KPSM officers graduate, class of 2015 (BPO-2)

May 07, 2021

15 KPSM officers graduate, class of 2015 (BPO-2)

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - On Friday, May 7, 2021, 15 police officers from the Class of 2015 atten...

Rollocks releases book on Colonialism, Greed and Corruption

May 07, 2021

Rollocks releases book on Colonialism, Greed and Corruption

SINT MAARTEN (POND ISLAND) - Local science teacher and Political Consultant Julian Rollocks delivere...

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Four Recoveries and One New Positive COVID-19 case on Saturday. 30 Active Cases. 64 in Home Isolation/Quarantine

May 08, 2021 No comments

Four Recoveries and One New Positive COVID-19 case on Saturday. 30 Active Cases. 64 in Home Isolation/Quarantine

SINT MAARTEN (POND ISLAND) - As of May 8th, there was one (1) person who tested positive for COVID-19; however, four (4) persons have recovered; bringing the total active cases to thirty (30). The tot...

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Motorworld Supports Hott Spurs in the 2021 Sint Maarten Football Federation Youth League

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Motorworld Supports Hott Spurs in the 2021 Sint Maarten Football Federation Youth League

SINT MAARTEN (COLE BAY) - Hott Spurs is a local football club that was established in 2010. At the moment, it comprises of 8 youth teams with boys and girls ranging from 5 – 16 years of age. The immen...

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SOUTH REWARD HOOPS & BEATS EXPO CONSIDERED A GREAT SUCCESS

May 07, 2021 No comments

SOUTH REWARD HOOPS & BEATS EXPO CONSIDERED A GREAT SUCCESS

SINT MAARTEN (SOUTH REWARD) - The St. Maarten National Basketball Association (SXMNBA) and Faceoff Studioz on April 25th, 2021 decided to collaborate and form Hoops & Beats Expo in which they provide ...

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NV GEBE receives 50 Laptop Computers. Donates to Educational System

May 07, 2021 No comments

NV GEBE receives 50 Laptop Computers. Donates to Educational System

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - NV GEBE announced that the last leg of the laptop donation is now complete with the remaining 50 laptops received from supplier.  The laptops were turned over to the Honor...

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SXM BJJ Brazilian Jiu Jitsu martial artists school holds successful summer graduation

May 07, 2021

SXM BJJ Brazilian Jiu Jitsu martial artists school holds successful summer graduation

SINT MAARTEN (COLE BAY) - Brazilian Jiu Jitsu on St Maarten reached another milestone this week. Coa...

Three suspects arrested for drugs smuggling

May 07, 2021

Three suspects arrested for drugs smuggling

SINT MAARTEN (POINT BLANCHE) - Three suspects were arrested for drug possession by the Alpha Team at...

Guests announced for the COVID-19 Vaccination Panel Discussion for May 11th

May 06, 2021

Guests announced for the COVID-19 Vaccination Panel Discussion for May 11th

SINT MAARTEN (GREAT BAY, (DCOMM) – Do you have questions or concerns about the COVID-19 vaccination,...

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Terence Jandroep CRA CQA explains income controversy in St. Maarten

May 08, 2021

Terence Jandroep CRA CQA explains income controversy in St. Maarten

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - Our team detected a very extraordinary condition between Tax Inspectora...

Statia signs performance agreement  with Diker Sports Training Academy

May 07, 2021

Statia signs performance agreement with Diker Sports Training Academy

SINT EUSTATIUS (ORANJESTAD) - The Public Entity St. Eustatius signed a performance agreement with Di...

“Applying for a U.S. Student Visa or Canadian Study Permit” workshop scheduled for May 25

May 07, 2021

“Applying for a U.S. Student Visa or Canadian Study Permit” workshop scheduled for May 25

SINT MAARTEN (POND ISLAND) - An informative workshop entitled “Applying for a U.S. Student Visa or C...

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Downward trend in positive tests slows, vaccinations near 6 million

May 07, 2021 No comments

Downward trend in positive tests slows, vaccinations near 6 million

SINT MAARTEN/THE NETHERLANDS – A total of 7,575 confirmed coronavirus cases were reported to public health institute RIVM on Friday. That is 758 more than on Thursday although the general trend is sti...

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Pregnant women should be a vaccination priority: research

May 07, 2021 No comments

Pregnant women should be a vaccination priority: research

SINT MAARTEN/THE NETHERLANDS – Pregnant women have a higher risk of ending up in intensive care with serious complications as a result of a coronavirus infection, research by the Netherlands Obstetric...

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Sing, fly, soar like a bird at Little Bay Pond this Sunday

May 08, 2021 No comments

Sing, fly, soar like a bird at Little Bay Pond this Sunday

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - On Sunday 9th May, EPIC is hosting an event at Little Bay Pond to celebrate World Migratory Bird day.  The event starts with a cleanup around the Pond from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m...

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Weather Forecast: Sunday to Tuesday

May 08, 2021 No comments

Weather Forecast: Sunday to Tuesday

PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST FOR ST. MAARTEN  DATE ISSUED: Saturday, May 08, 2021 @ 18:00 LST (22:00 UTC)   VALID UNTIL: Sunday evening (18:00 LST) May 09, 2021  WEATHER:      Tonight: Partly cloudy an...

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