Published On: Tue, Oct 6th, 2015

Prime Minister: “Curaçao well prepared for any eventuality in Venezuela”

WhitemanWILLEMSTAD – Recently the Standing Committee for International Relations of Parliament met with the Prime Minister of Curaçao, Dr. Bernard Whiteman and the multidisciplinary committee, which assist the government on the developments in Venezuela. The situation in the South American country is deteriorating.

The Prime Minister and the multidisciplinary committee, with experts in 24 different areas have notified the members of the parliamentary committee that Curaçao is well prepared for any eventuality in Venezuela.

During the meeting, the experts discussed the economic aspects where they confirmed that Curaçao is already experiencing the effects of a decrease in tourism from Venezuela. The committee also indicated that they do not anticipate any changes and that tourism from Venezuela will not be the same as it was in the first half of this year.

Prime Minister Whiteman informed the standing committee that Curaçao is prepared to deal with refugees who reach the island’s coast if the situation in the South American nation gets worse. “We are ready to handle 250 refugees if it has to come to that,” said the Prime Minister.

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