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Governor’s Youth Awards for Excellence Program 2020 .

Harbour View:--- Due to COVID-19 the Governor’s Youth Awards for Excellence 2020 was postponed. Today the Governor of Sint Maarten, His Excellency drs. E.B. Holiday announced that the Governor’s Youth Awards for Excellence Ceremony will take place on Friday, December 4, 2020, taking COVID-19 health protocols into account.
Governor Holiday considers it important and as a result, encourages young people to develop the qualities required to take an active and constructive role in Sint Maarten. The Governor believes that cultivating an attitude of excellence is instrumental in developing such qualities. The Governor’s Youth Award for Excellence Program has as a result been designed to recognize youths, ages 13 through 19, who have performed above and beyond and excelled in specific fields in our community. The categories for which young persons will be recognized are:
1. Education –Youth Award for Excellence in Academics
2. Sports – Youth Award for Excellence in Sports
3. Arts – Youth Award for Excellence in Arts
4. Environmental protection – Youth Award for Excellence in Environment Protection
5. Community service – Youth Award for Excellence in Community Service

The Governor’s Youth Award for Excellence will be awarded to youths who have attained a level of excellence in the selected fields greater than that achieved by others or whose performance has been so exceptional that these achievements have identified this youth as being clearly outstanding from others. Selected nominees will be invited for the Awards Ceremony. Winners will receive their Youth Award for Excellence on December 4, 2020.
We encourage educational institutions, sports organizations, creative industries, environmental organizations, youth organizations, faith-based organizations, service clubs, community organizations, or others who know a young person who deserves to be recognized for their outstanding achievements are requested to submit nominations using the nomination forms. Nominations must contain details and examples with supporting documentation of the achievements and activities of the nominated youth as well as evidence of compliance with eligibility, general and specific criteria established in the award guidelines. Winners are selected based on a recommendation by the evaluation committee. The evaluation committee is comprised of the following multi-disciplinary panel of professionals: Mrs. Oldine Bryson-Pantophlet (Chairperson), Ms. Cassandra Janssen (Secretary), Dr. Rolinda Carter, Mr. Maikel Cornet, Ms. Clara Reyes, Mr. Rueben Thompson, and Mrs. Fabiana Vanterpool-Arnell.
Persons and organizations are requested to submit typed nominations electronically via the nomination form no later than 11:59 p.m. on November 16, 2020. The Nominations received prior to the postponement of March 30, 2020, will be taken under consideration. For further details on the nomination process please see the Governor of Sint Maarten website or contact the Cabinet of the Governor of Sint Maarten via email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Responses to questions will be provided via the Governor’s website.

Why St. Maarten is still a colony of The Netherlands?

PHILIPSBURG:--- In 1946, the Netherlands' three colonies were Indonesia, Surinam, and the former Netherlands Antilles. In 1946, under the United Nations Resolution 66 (I)
(UN Resolution 66 (I) all three aforementioned Dutch colonies were listed as Non-Self-Governing Territories. The only way to be OFFICIALLY removed from said list of 1946 is through a United Nations Resolution.

Indonesia was officially removed from the list of Non-Self-Governing Territories on the 28th of September, 1950 through United Nations Resolution 491 (V)

The only way to be OFFICIALLY removed from said list of 1946 is through a United Nations Resolution.

Suriname became independent on November 25th,1975, and was officially removed from the list of Non-Self-Governing Territories on December 1st, 1975 through United Nations Resolution 382.

The only way to be OFFICIALLY removed from said list of 1946 is through a United Nations Resolution.

The Dutch claim that the former Netherland Antilles has been fully decolonized and are no longer Non-Self-Governing Territories.
Where is the United Nations Resolution that officially removed the former Netherlands Antilles from the list of Non-Self-Governing Territories under Resolution 66 (I) of 1946? Answer? It does not exist.

The only way to be OFFICIALLY removed from said list of 1946 is through a United Nations Resolution.

There is a falsely held notion that UN Resolution 945X (UN Resolution 945X) of December 15th, 1955 removed the former Netherlands Antilles from the list of Non-Self-Governing Territories, but this is absolutely not true.

(In subsequent press releases, Pro Soualiga will explain how United Nations Resolution 945X, the Kingdom Charter, United Nations Charter Chapter XI / Article 73, and the full measure of self-government are all related. Additionally, Pro Soualiga will also explain why the Rijskwet and the Caribbean Reform Entity (CHE) are unlawful due to their conflict with the full measure of self-government.)

Curacao’s Parliament passed motion to head to United Nations General Assembly.

WILLEMSTAD:---The Parliament of Curacao passed a motion on October 9th endorsing the Political and Decolonization Committee on its mission to head to the Fourth Committee of the United Nations General Assembly for the protection of the right of self-determination.
Aruba already passed such a motion endorsing the quest taken on by the PRO Soualiga Foundation. So far, the Parliament of St. Maarten has not passed any such motion. However, Pro Soualiga Foundation already took steps to petition the United Nations.
Below is the motion passed by Curacao.




Lower the risk of developing breast cancer.

PHILIPSBURG:--- Breast cancer is one of the leading cancers affecting women. Every October, the nation and countries around the world profile breast cancer during ‘Breast Cancer Awareness Month’ where a wealth of information is shared on how to prevent it and promote the importance of early detection, and at the same time recognize the courage of breast cancer survivors.
The Collective Prevention Service (CPS), an executive agency of the Ministry of Public Health, Social Development and Labour (Ministry VSA), encourages Sint Maarteners to lower the risk of developing breast cancer by following some simple measures such as eating a balanced diet, drinking less alcohol, regular physical activity, maintaining healthy body weight, and having an annual screening for early detection.
CPS encourages businesses to promote awareness amongst their employees by wearing the pink ribbon and sharing pink ribbons with customers and suppliers during the last week of October if you have not already done so from earlier in the month.
According to the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA), breast cancer is the main cause of cancer among Caribbean females, accounting for 14-30 per cent of cancer deaths.
Breast cancer is a malignant tumor that starts in the cells of the breast and can affect both men and women, but it's far more common in women.
Regular health exams and tests can help find problems before they start, and women are encouraged to discuss this with their physician.
The exact causes of breast cancer aren't fully understood, however, there are certain factors known to increase the risk of breast cancer and include: age – the risk increases as you get older; a family history of breast cancer; a previous diagnosis of breast cancer; being overweight or obese; and excessive use of alcohol.

Prefecture Saint Martin condemns unauthorized gatherings this past weekend.

MARIGOT:--- The Préfecture in a press release today states that they were informed that this weekend several unauthorized parties have been held on the beaches of Saint-Martin, so far as to gather more than a hundred people.
These events promote the spread of the COVID-19 outbreak and the emergence of clusters. In the health context we know, the Prefecture reports that these behaviors are dangerous and unheard of among the rest of the population, which is respectful of the barriers in place since the State of Emergency.
Measures taken in metropole (including cover fire) are based on the increase in the number of cases and hospital capacity. In Saint-Martin, the hospital is in tension. The number of hospitalized people are increasing every week, as of October 18, there were still 112 active cases and 12 hospitalized persons, including 6 in CPR at the hospital centers in Guadeloupe and Martinique. Last week 6 people had to be evacuated for a health emergency.
It is important to know that behaviors, such as those experienced this weekend, as they would lead to a deteriorating health situation on the island, and may require more restrictive measures.
The effort demanded by the state (wearing mask, social distancing, respecting barrier gestures, avoiding gatherings of more than 6 people, limiting festive events) is the only way to effectively fight the virus. These measures need to be taken seriously.
The Prefecture calls for everyone's responsibility. The fight against the virus is a common fight in which we are all engaged in the health of our countrymen, the economy of our territory, and the employment of young people.


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