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Dutch navy
By Edition On Wednesday, December 12th, 2018

Faster military assistance on the islands

WILLEMSTAD - Curaçao, Aruba and Sint Maarten can now receive assistance from the Navy even faster if they want to. The previously requested permission via the Governor and The Hague is no longer needed. Applications More...

Dutch Navy Basis
By Edition On Monday, December 10th, 2018

Dutch military officer arrested with drugs

WILLEMSTAD - A 24-year-old Dutch soldier was arrested by a security guard last Saturday night in possession of cocaine. Then he was handed over to the investigating officers of the Royal Netherlands Marechaussee. More...

By Edition On Tuesday, October 31st, 2017

Navy Ship intercepts drug shipment in Caribbean Sea

WILLEMSTAD - The navy ship Zr.Ms. Zealand intercepted 600 kilograms of cocaine in the Caribbean Sea this week. The ship had just left from Curaçao to the Netherlands after a mission of four months as a station More...

Van Putten
By Edition On Wednesday, October 18th, 2017

Sint Eustatius politician apologizes for death threats

ORANJESTAD - Politician Clyde van Putten of St. Eustatius has apologized for the earlier death threats he made to Dutch soldiers. On the local radio, Van Putten said his previous comments were dismissive and that More...

By Edition On Monday, October 16th, 2017

Statian youth: “Clyde van Putten does not speak on behalf of Statia”

ORANJESTAD - The 18-year-old Statian Lenaria Brown has launched a petition against Clyde van Putten's statements. The political leader of PLP in St. Eustatius (Statia) said during a KFO meeting in Curaçao: “When More...

Van Putten
By Edition On Friday, October 13th, 2017

Politician from St. Eustatius: “We will kill Dutch soldiers”

WILLEMSTAD - A Caribbean politician seriously threatened Dutch soldiers. Clyde van Putten, party leader of the PLP on the Dutch island of Sint Eustatius, said in a speech that they would kill and burn the soldiers More...

By Edition On Thursday, September 7th, 2017

Update: Dutch military ready to assist in St. Maarten

THE HAGUE - The Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte says that Category 5 Hurricane Irma was a storm of "epic proportions" when it slammed into the former Dutch colony of Sint Maarten in the Caribbean and is appealing 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...

defence homes
By Edition On Saturday, May 13th, 2017

More Defence homes for sale

THE HAGUE - A new round to sell former houses of the Dutch Defence in Aruba and Curaçao started this week. The Real Estate Department of the Dutch Government, which is in charge of the selling of the homes, had More...

militairy base
By Edition On Wednesday, May 11th, 2016

Three militaries arrested at Mambo

WILLEMSTAD – The police last Sunday arrested three soldiers in connection with use and possession of cocaine. That happened at Mambo Beach. The three were arrested and taken away, but also released again because More...