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By Edition On Monday, June 11th, 2018

Armored vehicles in Curaçao not because of concerns about Venezuela

WILLEMSTAD, THE HAGUE - The Dutch Ministry of Defense strongly opposes reports that it has strengthened the military presence in Curaçao because of concerns about the instability of neighboring Venezuela. Commander More...

By Edition On Wednesday, June 6th, 2018

Prime Minister sees no reason for more military capacity because of Venezuela

WILLEMSTAD - The Prime Minister of Curaçao, Eugene Rhuggenaath sees no reason to deploy extra troops and other capacities because of Venezuela. The Prime Minister reacts to the motion of the Second Chamber of the More...

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By Edition On Tuesday, June 5th, 2018

Dutch Parliament wants to strengthen the defense of the Caribbean parts of the Kingdom

THE HAGUE - An overwhelming majority in the Second Chamber of the Dutch Parliament wants Minister Ank Bijleveld of Defense to consult with allies about the strengthening of the military defense of the Caribbean More...

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By Edition On Thursday, May 31st, 2018

Dutch MP: Defense of the ABC islands must be more robust

THE HAGUE - The military defense of the ABC islands must be strengthened. Member of Parliament Isabelle Diks (GroenLinks) has submitted a motion to this end. In a debate with Defense Minister Ank Bijleveld about More...

By Edition On Monday, April 23rd, 2018

Zr. Ms. Holland arrived in the Caribbean

WILLEMSTAD - Zr.Ms. Holland has arrived in the Caribbean. The new station ship will be used for the next 3.5 months to intercept drug transports and to support the Coast Guard. Even before her ceremonial entry, More...

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By Edition On Wednesday, March 21st, 2018

Staff shortages Defense can have consequences for presence in the Caribbean

THE HAGUE, WILLEMSTAD - Staff shortages at Defense can lead to pressure on the strength of the armed forces that are stationed in Curaçao, Aruba and Sint Maarten. Chairman Jean Debie of the trade union for defense More...

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By Edition On Tuesday, March 20th, 2018

Dutch government: “Attention to defense ABC islands”

In the Foreign and Security Strategy, explicit attention is paid to security in the Caribbean parts of the Kingdom. THE HAGUE - “The current crisis in Venezuela, the biggest neighbor of the Kingdom, can lead to More...

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By Edition On Tuesday, March 20th, 2018

Defense protects what is dear to us

WILLEMSTAD - The Ministry of Defense has published a brochure with facts and figures about the armed forces. The overview also lists the Defense components that are stationed in the Caribbean parts of the Kingdom. More...

By Edition On Monday, March 12th, 2018

Minister Bijleveld visits Prime Minister and Minister of Justice

WILLEMSTAD - On Thursday, March 8, 2018, Minister of Defense Ank Bijleveld paid a visit to Premier Eugene Rhuggenaath and Minister of Justice Quincy Girigorie, to be informed about the developments and challenges More...

By Edition On Friday, March 9th, 2018

Bijleveld: no military threat Venezuela

WILLEMSTAD - The Minister of Defense of the Kingdom Ank Bijleveld is worried about the situation in Venezuela, but there is no question of a military threat. She said that yesterday during her visit to Curaçao. However, More...