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Dutch navy
By Edition On Wednesday, March 21st, 2018
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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...

Dutch Parliament
By Edition On Tuesday, March 20th, 2018
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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
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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...

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By Edition On Monday, March 12th, 2018
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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...

Ank-Bijleveld
By Edition On Friday, March 9th, 2018
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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...

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By Edition On Wednesday, March 7th, 2018
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Bijleveld visits Curaçao and Aruba

THE HAGUE - Minister of Defense Ank Bijleveld will visit Curaçao and Aruba this week. For Bijleveld it will be a reunion with the islands. As Undersecretary for the Interior, she was, among other things, responsible More...

oil refinery
By Edition On Saturday, January 20th, 2018
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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...

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By Edition On Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017
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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...

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By Edition On Friday, November 10th, 2017
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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
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“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...