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Ukraine: Heading into winter without heat or water, needs in Mykolaiv are 'critical’

November 28, 2022 No comments

Ukraine: Heading into winter without heat or water, needs in Mykolaiv are 'critical’

INTERNATIONAL, 28 November 2022, Humanitarian Aid - In the south of Ukraine, people have no water, electricity or heat, and food is scarce, the UN Spokesperson said on Monday.  Updating journalists at a regular press briefing, Stéphane Dujarric recounted Humanitarian Coordinator Denise Brown’s visit over the weekend to Kherson and Mykolaiv where she assessed the humanitarian situation, met with authorities, and monitored the response provided by aid organizations.   She observed that although humanitarians are delivering vital aid, “the needs are immense”.   Making a difference  Ms. Brown saw first-hand how since the Government retook control of Kherson, supplies provided by the UN and partners have made a difference in the lives of people, the UN Spokesperson said.  “We expect that, with support of the authorities, we will be able to cover...

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Israeli-Palestinian conflict nearing ‘boiling point’, UN envoy warns

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Israeli-Palestinian conflict nearing ‘boiling point’, UN envoy warns

INTERNATIONAL, 28 November 2022, Peace and Security - Conflict between Israelis and Palestinians “is again reaching a boiling point”, the UN Middle East envoy told the Security Council on Monday, warning of escalating violence amid a stalled peace process.  Special Coordinator Tor Wennesland called for stronger international commitment towards the two-State solution and outlined potential ways to move forward.   He reported that high levels of violence in the occupied West Bank and Israel in recent months has resulted in grave suffering.  This included attacks against civilians from both sides, increased use of arms, and settler-related violence.  Surge in violence  “After decades of persistent violence, illegal settlement expansion, dormant negotiations and deepening occupation, the conflict is again reaching a boiling point,” he said.  Last week, two Israelis were killed, and more than...

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Three years of flatlined progress on HIV treatment and prevention affect 2.7 million youth

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Three years of flatlined progress on HIV treatment and prevention affect 2.7 million youth

INTERNATIONAL, 28 November 2022, Health - Some 110,00 youth under age 19 died last year from AIDS-related causes, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on Friday, noting that coupled with 310,000 newly infected, the total number of young people living with HIV stands at 2.7 million.  Three years of flatlined progress on HIV treatment and prevention affect 2.7 million youth   Some 110,00 youth under age 19 died last year from AIDS-related causes, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on Friday, noting that coupled with 310,000 newly infected, the total number of young people living with HIV stands at 2.7 million.  Ahead of World AIDS Day on Thursday, UNICEF warned in its latest global snapshot on children, HIV and AIDS that progress in HIV prevention and treatment has nearly...

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‘We cannot give up’ on the millions suffering in drought-stricken Horn of Africa, urges WFP official

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‘We cannot give up’ on the millions suffering in drought-stricken Horn of Africa, urges WFP official

INTERNATIONAL, 28 November 2022, Humanitarian Aid - Millions of people in the Horn of Africa – a region at the intersection of some of the worst impacts of climate change, recurring humanitarian crises and insecurity – are facing the driest conditions in four decades along with extreme food shortages. The top UN World Food Programme (WFP) official in the region, Michael Dunford, is warning that the situation there is likely to get worse before it improves. In an interview with UN News, Mr. Dunford said: “Unfortunately, we have not yet seen the worst of this crisis. If you think 2022 is bad, beware of what is coming in 2023. What that means, is that we need to continue to engage. We cannot give up on...

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‘Critical opportunity’ to protect against biological warfare, countries hear

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‘Critical opportunity’ to protect against biological warfare, countries hear

INTERNATIONAL, 28 November 2022, Peace and Security - The international community should push ahead with stalled plans to prevent biological weapons from being developed in the wake of COVID-19, the UN’s top disarmament official insisted on Monday.  In a speech to the Biological Weapons Convention, Izumi Nakamitsu explained that the issue of verifying whether biological toxins are being made has been deadlocked for 20 years.  “While bringing biosafety and biosecurity to a much higher prominence, the pandemic also demonstrated the disruption that could be caused if biological agents were to be used in a deliberate manner as weapons of war or terror,” Ms. Nakamitsu said.  Biosafety first  Novel ideas need to be found to leverage “the tools of modern science to develop a politically acceptable verification protocol”, the UN disarmament...

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KIDZ AT SEA SXM COASTAL CLEANUP PROJECT COLLECTS TOTAL OF 1071 LBS OF MARINE DEBRIS

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R4CR invests in governance training for Non-Profit organizations

R4CR invests in governance training for Non-Profit organizations

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - Resources for Community Resilience (R4CR) organized...

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MP Sarah Wescot-Williams says Body Searches “sad and unacceptable”

MP Sarah Wescot-Williams says Body Searches “sad and unacceptable”

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) – Member of Parliament (MP) Sarah Wescot-Williams...

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Residents and businesses next to the landfill in the process of being relocated

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APS launches digital pension portal ‘My APS’. Personal pension information accessible safely online

November 29, 2022

APS launches digital pension portal ‘My APS’. Personal pension information accessible safely online

SINT MAARTEN (CAY HILL) - Algemeen Pensioenfonds Sint Maarten (APS) launched My APS - a new digital ...

James Ellsmoor (Island Innovations) Confirmed as Keynote SMILE 2023

November 29, 2022

James Ellsmoor (Island Innovations) Confirmed as Keynote SMILE 2023

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - James Ellsmoor of Island Innovations will be one of next year’s keynote...

In response to the monetary tightening on the international financial markets CBCS further increases the pledging rate

November 28, 2022

In response to the monetary tightening on the international financial markets CBCS further increases the pledging rate

SINT MAARTEN/CURACAO – The Centrale Bank van Curaçao en Sint Maarten (CBCS) will tighten its monetar...

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11 Mentors and 10 Foster Parents complete STAP Training. Successful Awareness Campaign “Be The Village Foster A Child” books Results!

November 29, 2022 No comments

11 Mentors and 10 Foster Parents complete STAP Training. Successful Awareness Campaign “Be The Village Foster A Child” books Results!

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - On October 6th, 2022, graduates were told that they will not be sent on this journey alone. “You will have the support of Foster Families Central who provides guidance and...

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40+ Registered for First Annual Senior Padel Tennis Tour of the Americas

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40+ Registered for First Annual Senior Padel Tennis Tour of the Americas

SINT MAARTEN (BELAIR) - SXM Padel Club and the International Senior Padel Tour of the Americas are delighted to report that over 40 teams have registered for the First Annual Senior Padel Tennis Tour ...

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Concordia Cup 2022 – Saint Martin retains cup

November 28, 2022 No comments

Concordia Cup 2022 – Saint Martin retains cup

SINT MAARTEN (MULLET BAY) - The annual event of the Concordia Cup golf tournament was held over the weekend of November 13th and 14th. Started in 2005, this tournament is based on golf’s “Ryder Cup“an...

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COMMERCIAL/BUSINESS CUSTOMERS WITH PAST-DUE ACCOUNTS

November 28, 2022 No comments

COMMERCIAL/BUSINESS CUSTOMERS WITH PAST-DUE ACCOUNTS

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - NV GEBE has worked tirelessly to consistently provide all customers, including commercial/business customers, with electricity and water services, despite the ransomware a...

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Minister of Justice Richardson pays work visit to INTERPOL Headquarters

November 28, 2022

Minister of Justice Richardson pays work visit to INTERPOL Headquarters

FRANCE (LYON) - On Wednesday, November 16, 2022, the Honorable Minister of Justice Anna E. Richardso...

ST. MAARTEN LIONS HELP TO DECORATE THE ELDERLY CARE CENTER

November 28, 2022

ST. MAARTEN LIONS HELP TO DECORATE THE ELDERLY CARE CENTER

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - It is that special time of the year again when members of the Sint Maar...

SER welcomes judgment in the appeal case between ECSM and the Government

November 27, 2022

SER welcomes judgment in the appeal case between ECSM and the Government

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) – The Social Economic Council (SER) is very pleased with the court ruling...

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November 29, 2022

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SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - Spot the cars and the Fun Team at the roadshow this Wednesday November ...

Minimum wage and social benefit changes in CN as of the 1st of January 2023

November 28, 2022

Minimum wage and social benefit changes in CN as of the 1st of January 2023

SABA/SINT EUSTATIUS - As of the 1st of January 2023, the minimum wage and all benefits in the Caribb...

Dutch apology for slavery already mired in controversy

November 28, 2022

Dutch apology for slavery already mired in controversy

SINT MAARTEN/THE NETHERLANDS – The cabinet’s lack of communication about what exactly will happen on...

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GCG EMPOWERS SABA LAURA LINZEY DAYCARE PROFESSIONALS

November 28, 2022 No comments

GCG EMPOWERS SABA LAURA LINZEY DAYCARE PROFESSIONALS

SINT MAARTEN (LITTLE BAY) - Gittens Consultancy Group (GCG) formerly Training Professionals International Firm, (TPI) Kicked Off the Public Entity of Saba Laura Linzey Day Care Team Building Retreat, ...

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Subsidy for support Caribbean students and starters on the labour market

November 28, 2022 No comments

Subsidy for support Caribbean students and starters on the labour market

SABA/SINT EUSTATIUS - The WeConnect Foundation will receive an annual subsidy until 2027, for the support of Caribbean students and starters on the labour market. In 2023, it concerns an amount of abo...

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Public meeting of Parliament regarding the appointment of a Chairperson and Vice Chairperson of Parliament and presentation and discussion on a proposal for a caucus for female Members of Parliament

November 29, 2022 No comments

Public meeting of Parliament regarding the appointment of a Chairperson and Vice Chairperson of Parliament and presentation and discussion on a proposal for a caucus for female Members of Parliament

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - The House of Parliament will sit in a Public meeting on Wednesday, November 30, 2022. The Public meeting is scheduled for 14.00 hrs. in the General Assembly Chamber of th...

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Weather Forecast: Tuesday to Thursday

November 28, 2022 No comments

Weather Forecast: Tuesday to Thursday

PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST FOR ST. MAARTEN  DATE ISSUED: Monday, November 28, 2022 @ 18:00 LST (22:00 UTC)   VALID UNTIL: Tuesday evening (18:00 LST) November 29, 2022  …SMALL CRAFT & HIGH SURF ADVISO...

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