The Hague cannot ignore refugees from Venezuela

Refugees

THE HAGUE, WILLEMSTAD – According to the Members of the First Chamber (Senate) of the Dutch Parliament, Tineke Strik and Frits Lintmeijer, it is time that the Netherlands commits itself to the protection of refugees from Venezuela in Curaçao. Many of these refugees leave from the coast town Vela de Coro. They set sail to the island in search of a More...

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Laroque
By Edition On Friday, December 14th, 2018
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Rhuggenaath meets General Secretary CARICOM

WILLEMSTAD - According to Prime Minister Eugene Rhuggenaath yesterday was a historic day for Curacao. More than six years after Curaçao presented itself as an associate member for the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) More...

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By Edition On Thursday, December 13th, 2018
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The Netherlands responsible for human rights

WILLEMSTAD - The Netherlands as the largest country in the Kingdom is responsible for human rights. That is what the UN Committee against Torture says in a report that has just been published. The guarantee function More...

Dutch Parliament
By Edition On Thursday, December 13th, 2018
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Dutch political parties SP and VVD want to talk with local MPs about independent public broadcasting

WILLEMSTAD - The Dutch political parties SP and VVD want to talk to Curaçao MPs in January next year about the possibility for an independent public broadcaster on Curaçao. The parties are concerned that many More...

SDKK-prison
By Edition On Thursday, December 13th, 2018
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Prisoners are fed up; situation is tense

WILLEMSTAD – Guards at the SDKK prison in Curaçao used tear gas early this week to get detainees back into their cell again. About 35 prisoners rebelled because there was no food. They also complained about a More...

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By Edition On Wednesday, December 12th, 2018
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The Netherlands: Europe must take islands into account

THE HAGUE - The Netherlands wants Europe to consider the Caribbean islands at the inauguration of Nicolas Maduro on 10 January. The President of Venezuela will then be sworn in for his second term. Europe wants More...

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By Edition On Wednesday, December 12th, 2018
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Parts of Punda closed this morning due to manifestation

WILLEMSTAD - The police closed parts of Punda this morning for motorized traffic. The closed roads were the entrances to the downtown area. This had to do with a call for a peaceful demonstration by the Forsa Revolushonario More...

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By Edition On Wednesday, December 12th, 2018
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Netherlands seeks better coordination in disasters

THE HAGUE - The Dutch government will engage in talks with Dutch Caribbean countries and the Dutch public entities about strengthening operational coordination in disaster and crisis management on a higher level. Dutch More...

Ieteke-Witteveen
By Edition On Tuesday, December 11th, 2018
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Islands have their own human rights watchdog

WILLEMSTAD - Aruba, Curaçao and Bonaire have their own 'human rights watchdog' since yesterday. The Human Rights Caribbean Foundation. The foundation was created by concerned citizens as a result of the humanitarian More...

Henk Brons
By Edition On Tuesday, December 11th, 2018
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Update: Parliamentary questions Second Chamber about Brons have not been answered yet

THE HAGUE - Minister Kajsa Ollongren and Undersecretary for Kingdom Relations Raymond Knops will not give answers to the House of Representatives Henk Brons for the time being. The former representative of the Netherlands More...