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By Edition On Friday, April 20th, 2018
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Press release: 75 million guilders Isla is not for the SMOC volunteers

WILLEMSTAD - From news reports from the last days, it seems as if the environmental organization SMOC demands 75 million guilders from Isla and thus endangers the existence of the oil refinery. Those reports are More...

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By Edition On Friday, April 20th, 2018
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It’s SMOC’s fault!

It’s not the first time that the unions were paid and send by Maduro’s Khmer Rouge in their sponsored red PDVSA shirts to demonstrate on the Wilhelmina Square against the seizure of SMOC and the others. I add More...

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By Edition On Wednesday, April 18th, 2018
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Isla trade unions are protesting against lien placed by environmental groups

WILLEMSTAD - The trade unions representing the oil refinery employees have called up their members to protest against the lien placed by the Humanitarian Care Foundation, SMOC and 25 residents this morning on the More...

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By Edition On Tuesday, April 17th, 2018
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Once again environmental groups place a lien on oil refinery

WILLEMSTAD - Humanitarian Care Foundation, Clean Environment Foundation (SMOC) and 25 local residents have once again place a 75 million guilders lien on the oil refinery Isla and the Build Own and Operate (BOO) More...

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By Edition On Thursday, April 5th, 2018
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Smith & Nephew receives the BPM sustainability certification

WILLEMSTAD - On March 29, Smith & Nephew Curacao, the Curaçao branch of the multinational company, received as the second company in Curaçao the "Minimum Sustainability Standards" (MSS) certification during More...

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By Edition On Monday, March 26th, 2018
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Journal of Environmental Protection: Isla, Mortality and SO2

WILLEMSTAD - A few days ago, Pulster et al. published their article “Exposure Assessment of Ambient Sulfur Dioxide Downwind of an Oil Refinery in Curaçao” in the Journal of Environmental Protection. Considering More...

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By Edition On Tuesday, March 13th, 2018
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CARMABI cleans up Sargassum in national park Shete Boka and Christoffel Park

WILLEMSTAD - As recently mentioned in the news, Curacao is also dealing with Sargassum on the North shore of the island. Even though the extent of the situation cannot be compared to the situation in Bonaire, it More...

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By Edition On Friday, March 9th, 2018
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Sargassum also washed up in bays on the northwest coast

WILLEMSTAD - In the bays, especially on the northwest coast of Curaçao, large amounts of sargassum have washed ashore, just like on Bonaire. This is worrying because animals can get entangled in the algae. With More...

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By Edition On Friday, February 23rd, 2018
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Minister Camelia-Römer presents her X-team

WILLEMSTAD - With some delay, Minister Suzy Camelia-Römer of Health, Environment and Nature presented her X-team at a press conference yesterday afternoon. This X-team consists of various stakeholders who have More...

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By Edition On Thursday, January 25th, 2018
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Cruise passengers clean Guana Bay turtle beach

PHILIPSBURG - St. Maarten Nature Foundation teamed up with cruise passengers from Princess Cruise Lines, Fathom Travel and Carib Resorts in cleaning garbage and hurricane debris from Guana Bay Beach, St. Maarten’s More...