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By Edition On Saturday, January 20th, 2018

Dutch Defense continues to measure air quality in Curaçao

WILLEMSTAD - The GGD Amsterdam (Public Health Department) continues to measure air quality in, for example, Julianadorp in Curaçao, where many Defense personnel live. This is because of the concern that exists More...

By Edition On Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017

Prime Minister strengthens ties with Ministers of Defense and Foreign Affairs in the Netherlands

THE HAGUE - Prime Minister Rhuggenaath was the guest of the Ministers of Defense and Foreign Affairs on Tuesday, November 21 to consult with his colleagues. Both Minister of Defense and the Minister of Foreign Affairs More...

By Edition On Friday, November 10th, 2017

New station ship arrived this morning in St. Anna Bay

WILLEMSTAD - The new station ship in the Caribbean entered the harbor of Willemstad this morning. The Zr.Ms. Van Speijk of the Royal Navy will be the station ship for the next 4 months. The navy ship sailed the More...

oil refinery
By Edition On Thursday, September 14th, 2017

“Air around oil refinery Isla is not so clean after all”

WILLEMSTAD - The air quality around the oil refinery Isla is not as good as was announced by the Minister of Public Health, Suzanne Camelia-Römer last week. This is according to the environmental organization SMOC. According More...

Defense Dutch Caribbean
By Edition On Thursday, September 7th, 2017

Dutch military in Curaçao ready to assist in St. Maarten

WILLEMSTAD - The Dutch Ministry of Defense says two military aircraft will fly to the Caribbean island of Curaçao on Thursday afternoon loaded with relief supplies and troops to help authorities on former Dutch More...

Defense Dutch Caribbean
By Edition On Tuesday, September 5th, 2017

Hurricane Irma now strongest category, Dutch Government sends help to the Leeward Islands

THE HAGUE - The Caribbean islands of Saint Eustatius, Saba and Sint Maarten will receive assistance from the Dutch Government in preparation for Hurricane Irma. It has become a hurricane of category 5, the strongest More...

By Edition On Monday, September 4th, 2017

Navy ship to remain in the Caribbean

THE HAGUE, WILLEMSTAD - The Dutch government is not in favor of withdrawing its navy ships from the Caribbean part of the Kingdom to stop refugees in the Mediterranean. This is according to the Dutch Minister of More...

By Edition On Thursday, August 24th, 2017

67 militiamen started training

WILLEMSTAD - 67 boys started yesterday's military training for the Curaçao and Aruban Militia. For eleven months, they are trained at Parera's base to work as militiamen in Aruba and Curaçao. After that, they More...

Public Prosecution
By Edition On Friday, August 18th, 2017

OM: 6 firearms seized, action KPC and Defense

WILLEMSTAD - The Curacao Police Department (KPC), with the assistance of Dutch militaries, conducted searches on various addresses and adjacent areas on Thursday, August 17. This investigation is based on information More...

Commander of the Navy
By Edition On Thursday, June 29th, 2017

New Commander for Defense

WILLEMSTAD - Yesterday, Commander Hans Lodder transferred his position as Commander of the Navy in the Caribbean to the Brigadier General of the Navy Peter Jan de Vin. The command transfer took place at the Parera More...