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By Edition On Monday, November 12th, 2018
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Venezuelan refugee officer may not be deported for the time being

WILLEMSTAD - Lino Jose Ordoñez Zavala may stay for the time being. But the Venezuelan official who fled to Curaçao in August together with a Venezuelan sergeant and applied for political asylum here has not been More...

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By Edition On Monday, October 22nd, 2018
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Parliamentary questions from SP: Will the Netherlands help Curaçao in the refugee crisis?

THE HAGUE - The Dutch SP party wants to hear from Minister Blok (Foreign Affairs) and Undersecretary Knops (Kingdom Relations) whether the Netherlands is prepared to assist Curaçao in the reception of Venezuelan More...

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By Edition On Tuesday, October 16th, 2018
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Curaçao flooded by refugees: ‘crisis unacceptable’

WILLEMSTAD - Curaçao is currently being flooded with refugees from Venezuela, but there is a total lack of help on the island. "The situation is worrisome and unacceptable," says Tineke Ceelen, director of Refugee More...

Refugees
By Edition On Monday, October 15th, 2018
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Letter to Curaçaoan and Dutch Authorities on Venezuela Asylum Seekers

To Kajsa Ollongren, Minister of the Interior and Kingdom Relation Raymond Knops, State Secretary Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations Stef Blok, Minister of Foreign Affairs of The Kingdom of the Netherlands Quincy More...

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By Edition On Thursday, October 11th, 2018
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Venezuela prisons ‘beyond monstrous’, warns UN

CARACAS - Conditions in Venezuela’s prisons are “beyond monstrous”, the UN human rights office, OHCHR, said yesterday, before calling for an independent and transparent investigation into the death of a leading More...

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By Edition On Thursday, October 11th, 2018
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Knops: Corallo fine will be passed on to St. Maarten

THE HAGUE - Dutch State Secretary of Kingdom Affairs, Raymond Knops is unpleasantly surprised by the ruling in the “Corallo versus the Netherlands” case and said the Dutch government is still studying the ruling. More...

Quincy-Girigorie
By Edition On Monday, October 8th, 2018
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Girigorie: Violation of human rights more in neighboring countries than in Curaçao

WILLEMSTAD - The Minister of Justice Quincy Girigorie disputes that the illegal immigration problem in Curaçao is more complex than on Aruba. During his recent visit to our neighboring island, he and his Aruban More...

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By Edition On Friday, September 14th, 2018
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The Netherlands looks away, and the Venezuelan refugee is the victim

THE HAGUE, WILLEMSTAD - People in need are the victims of a political conflict between the Netherlands and Curaçao, according to Irene Broekhuijse, assistant professor at VU University Amsterdam. The Netherlands More...

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By Edition On Tuesday, September 11th, 2018
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The Netherlands has no legal obligation to intervene in Curaçao

THE HAGUE, WILLEMSTAD - Curaçao itself is responsible for implementing an adequate migration policy, says Undersecretary for Kingdom Relations Raymond Knops today on a critical report from Amnesty International More...

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By Edition On Monday, September 10th, 2018
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Minister of Justice: “Curaçao does not violate human rights”

WILLEMSTAD - Curaçao has since 2012 sheltered almost 8000 Venezuelans who have been eligible for a residence permit. That is 5% of the total population of the island. In addition, it appears (in anticipation of More...