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Montserrat and Curacao commit to new ocean policies

February 28, 2015
Montserrat and Curacao commit to new ocean policies WASHINGTON, USA -- Ocean management in the Caribbean will leap forward this year thanks to new partnerships between the governments of Montserrat and Curacao and the Waitt Institute. These collaborations are the first geographic expansion of the institute’s Blue Halo Initiative.

Dutch ministers to explain relationship between underworld and politics in Curacao, Aruba and St Maarten

February 27, 2015
Dutch ministers to explain relationship between underworld and politics in Curacao, Aruba and St Maarten WILLEMSTAD, Curacao -- The Dutch Ministers of Kingdom Relations Ronald Plasterk and of Justice Ivo Opstelten will have to appear before parliament in March to explain the situation with the Secret Service of Curacao (VDC) and the relationship between the underworld and politics in Curacao...

Former Curacao secret service agent suspended during investigation of security leak

February 25, 2015
Former Curacao secret service agent suspended during investigation of security leak WILLEMSTAD, Curacao -- The government of Curacao has launched an investigation into allegations against Lawrence Pietersz, a former agent of the Curacao Secret Service (VDC), formerly the Security Service Netherlands Antilles (VNA). Last week, Pietersz was discredited after documents were leaked.

Venezuela asks Curacao and Aruba not to let Tucano aircraft land

February 25, 2015
Venezuela asks Curacao and Aruba not to let Tucano aircraft land WILLEMSTAD, Curacao -- Venezuela has asked Aruba and Curacao to refuse aircraft such as the Embraer Tucano on the islands. The president of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro said this in a speech on national television. The reason for this is that Venezuela thinks that this type of aircraft is...

Former Curacao prime minister had a 'mole' in secret service

February 23, 2015
WILLEMSTAD, Curacao -- According to a report by the Persbureau Curaçao (Press Office), former Curacao prime minister Gerrit Schotte had, even before establishing his political party Movementu Futuro Korsou, access to confidential data from the Netherlands Antilles Secret Service.

Letter: Venezuela puts its war planes in airspace over sovereign Caribbean islands

February 23, 2015
Letter: Venezuela puts its war planes in airspace over sovereign Caribbean islands In a speech on national television, Venezuela’s President Maduro reports that the air defence areas of the country have been expanded beyond the Windward Islands all the way up to St Maarten. President Nicolas Maduro, said that his country has the right to defend itself in the skies above the Dutch Antilles.

Curacao MP demands clarification of Venezuela's extension of air defence area

February 21, 2015
Curacao MP demands clarification of Venezuela's extension of air defence area WILLEMSTAD, Curacao -- Alex Rosaria, the leader of PAIS, one of the governing coalition parties in Curacao, has demanded clarification of the statement made by Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro. The president recently said in a nationally televised speech that the country has the right to defend...

Venezuela extends air defence zone beyond Dutch Antilles

February 20, 2015
Venezuela extends air defence zone beyond Dutch Antilles CARACAS, Venezuela -- President of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro, said that his country has the right to defend itself in the skies above the Dutch Antilles, local media reported on Thursday morning. In a speech on national television, the president reports that the air defence areas of the country...

Dutch MP explains how gambling mafia in Curacao paid off secret service

February 20, 2015
Dutch MP explains how gambling mafia in Curacao paid off secret service THE HAGUE, Netherlands -- Dutch MP for the Socialist Party (SP), Ronald van Raak, has issued a statement explaining his recent allegation that the gambling mafia in Curacao managed to pay off the Curacao Secret Service (VDC). Van Raak explained: This week I received documents of...

Curacao's gambling mafia paid off local secret service, says Dutch MP

February 19, 2015
Curacao's gambling mafia paid off local secret service, says Dutch MP THE HAGUE, Netherlands -- Information about the Dutch Secret Service (AIVD) and the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) is probably in the hands of the wrong people, after the gambling mafia in Curacao managed to pay off the Curacao Secret Service (VDC). This is according to the Dutch MP...

Bank leak reveals billions from Caribbean stashed in Switzerland

February 12, 2015
Bank leak reveals billions from Caribbean stashed in Switzerland WASHINGTON, USA -- The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists released a report this week revealing billions of dollars held in nearly 60,000 internal Swiss bank documents from 2006 to 2007 leaked by whistleblower Hervé Falciani, a former employee of HSBC in Switzerland.

Netherlands tightens the noose, says Curacao PM

February 9, 2015
Netherlands tightens the noose, says Curacao PM WILLEMSTAD, Curacao -- The Netherlands is “tightening the noose” with regard to the oversight and control of its overseas territories, Curacao Prime Minister Ivar Ajes told the media, in response to the establishment of an integrity watchdog on St Maarten. The Netherlands wants permanent control over...

Open Letter: Petition for justice for students in Curacao

February 7, 2015
A belated merry Christmas and a prosperous and happy new year to you, your family and governmental department (Yes! I know it’s February, so let me add in a Happy Valentine’s Day as well), wishing you the very best and that you accomplish all your political and personal goals and objectives.

Dutch MP wants investigation into Curacao intelligence service

February 6, 2015
Dutch MP wants investigation into Curacao intelligence service WILLEMSTAD, Curacao -- A member of the Dutch Parliament for the Socialist Party, Ronald van Raak, is getting even more concerned about security in Curacao now that it appears that the dismissal of the former head of the Intelligence Service (VDC), Edsel Gumbs, was unlawful. He wants to know what...

Symposium on social medicine concludes in Curacao

February 4, 2015
Symposium on social medicine concludes in Curacao WILLEMSTAD, Curacao -- A three-day symposium on social medicine in Curacao, Aruba and The Netherlands, sponsored by the Netherlands-Caribbean Foundation for Clinical Higher Education (NASKHO), concluded in Willemstad, Curacao, on Sunday. In an interview with presenter...

Dismissal of Curacao secret service head annulled

February 4, 2015
Dismissal of Curacao secret service head annulled WILLEMSTAD, Curacao -- On Monday, the former head of the Secret Service of Curacao (VDC), Edsel Gumbs was vindicated by a court ruling that he had not been fired based on incompetency or incapacity. Shortly after the first government of the new country of Curacao, headed by former...

Social medicine symposium opens in Curacao

February 2, 2015
Social medicine symposium opens in Curacao WILLEMSTAD, Curacao -- The Social Medicine Symposium 2015, sponsored by the Netherlands-Caribbean Foundation of Clinical Higher Education (NASKHO) opened in Willemstad, Curacao, on Friday, with opening remarks and welcome by NASKHO’s chairman of the board, Erich Van der Hoeven.

Social medicine to be considered and discussed at Curacao symposium

January 31, 2015
Social medicine to be considered and discussed at Curacao symposium WILLEMSTAD, Curacao -- The Netherlands-Caribbean Foundation of Clinical Higher Education (NASKHO) is presenting a three day symposium on social medicine in Curacao, commencing on Friday. According to NASKHO, the symposium has two prime learning objectives.

Meeting of Curacao parliamentary committee called to consider situation in Venezuela

January 30, 2015
Meeting of Curacao parliamentary committee called to consider situation in Venezuela WILLEMSTAD – Member of Parliament for one of the governing coalition parties in Curacao, Alex Rosaria, has submitted a request for a meeting of the standing committee on Kingdom Relations, Inter-Parliamentary relations and External Relations of parliament. Rosaria is vice chairman of this committee.

Is there oil and gas in Curacao territorial waters?

January 29, 2015
Is there oil and gas in Curacao territorial waters? WILLEMSTAD, Curacao -- One of the most discussed topics on the island of Curacao for years now has been the possibility of oil and gas in its territorial waters. This topic was also used by the first prime minster of Curacao after the new constitutional structure of October 10, 2010, to accuse those...

Curacao to host region's leading tourism forum in October

January 24, 2015
Curacao to host region's leading tourism forum in October BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) and the Curacao Tourist Board have announced the dates for the region’s leading tourism forum, the State of the Industry Conference (SOTIC) 2015. Curacao will host SOTIC from 21- 23 October 2015.

Possible Ebola patient denied entry to Curacao

January 21, 2015
Possible Ebola patient denied entry to Curacao WILLEMSTAD, Curacao -- A Dutch man, who may be carrying the Ebola virus and has been living in the United States, is not allowed to travel to Curacao, the Ministry of General Affairs announced on Monday after a meeting between the Council of Ministers and epidemiologist Izzy Gerstenbluth.

New delights await travellers to Curacao

January 21, 2015
New delights await travellers to Curacao WILLEMSTAD, Curacao -- In the lower reaches of the Caribbean, the Dutch island of Curacao sports a healthy tourism economy fueled by a growing mix of cruise passengers and hotel guests. The latest hotel to open is ACOYA Hotel Suites & Villas, located not on a beach, but in a pleasant residential...

Strong indications of natural gas reserves in Curacao territorial waters, says PM

January 17, 2015
Strong indications of natural gas reserves in Curacao territorial waters, says PM WILLEMSTAD, Curacao -- During the weekly press conference of the Council of Ministers, Prime Minister Ivar Asjes emphatically stated that there are strong indications that there are natural gas reserves in Curacao’s territorial waters. Asjes said that his objective is to be very transparent in this matter.

Aruba opposes Curacao's request for visa exemption for Colombians

January 14, 2015
Aruba opposes Curacao's request for visa exemption for Colombians WILLEMSTAD, Curacao -- Aruba has objected to the waiver of the visa requirement for Colombians visiting Curacao, minister of justice, Nelson Navarro, said. Previously, the Netherlands had objected to this petition from Curacao. Such a request by Curacao must first be approved by the Netherlands.

Mechanism to be set up to prevent administrative conflicts with former Netherlands Antilles

January 13, 2015
Mechanism to be set up to prevent administrative conflicts with former Netherlands Antilles WILLEMSTAD, Curacao -- After a week of meetings in Aruba, delegations from the parliaments of the Netherlands, Curacao, Aruba and St Maarten decided last Friday that there needs to be a mechanism by which future disagreements between the countries of the kingdom can be solved.

Netherlands Antilles parliaments to discuss sensitive issues in Aruba this week

January 7, 2015
Netherlands Antilles parliaments to discuss sensitive issues in Aruba this week ORANJESTAD, Aruba -- The political crisis of 2014 is one of the themes that will be discussed this week at the Kingdom Inter-Parliamentary Consultation (IPKO). This consultation, which takes place in Aruba and lasts four days, will have the participation of parliamentarians from the Caribbean countries.

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