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Public Prosecutor
By Edition On Monday, July 2nd, 2018
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OM demands lower punishments Bandera Grill case

WILLEMSTAD - The Public Prosecution Service has demanded lower sentences in the Banderagrill case. The case is against a couple that is suspected of human trafficking. The couple had Venezuelan ladies working as More...

TIP Report
By Edition On Thursday, June 28th, 2018
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2018 Trafficking in Persons Report; Curaçao keeps Tier 2 ranking

WASHINGTON - Human trafficking, also known as trafficking in persons or modern slavery, is a crime of exploitation in which a trafficker compels an individual into service for commercial sex or labor or both using More...

Court house
By Edition On Monday, May 28th, 2018
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OM demands 15 years against captain

WILLEMSTAD - The Public Prosecution Office (OM) has demanded 15 years of prison against the captain of the boat that hit the cliffs and killed at least five Venezuelans. That incident took place in January this More...

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By Edition On Monday, April 30th, 2018
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350 human trafficking victims rescued across 13 Caribbean, Latin American countries

INTERPOL - According to the British news site BBC, nearly 350 men, women, and children have been rescued by police in 13 Caribbean and South American countries. The human trafficking victims were freed by an Interpol-orchestrated More...

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By Edition On Thursday, April 12th, 2018
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Head of Immigration Service suspected of 9 cases of human trafficking

WILLEMSTAD - The head of the Immigration and Admission organization, Esther Cheri, is suspected of 9 allegations of human trafficking. This became clear during the first pre-trial session of her case. According More...

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By Edition On Thursday, March 8th, 2018
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OM: “Investigation into the phenomenon of sexual exploitation of minors”

WILLEMSTAD - The tackling of trafficking in human beings has been a high priority within the Public Prosecution (OM) Curaçao. Human trafficking is the exploitation of other people usually for the sole purpose of More...

human trafficking
By Edition On Monday, January 22nd, 2018
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Public Prosecution: Increase in human trafficking cases in 2017”

WILLEMSTAD - The human trafficking cases in Curaçao have increased enormously in 2017 in comparison with previous years. In 2015, 4 cases of human trafficking were brought to court. In 2016 two cases and 14 cases More...

Police
By Edition On Thursday, January 18th, 2018
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Dead Venezuelans found on north coast are victims of human trafficking

WILLEMSTAD - The police officers have arrested two Venezuelans suspected of human trafficking. They are suspected of being involved in the crossing of the boat that shipwrecked on the north coast of the island last More...

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By Edition On Thursday, August 10th, 2017
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MP asks questions about illegal prostitution

WILLEMSTAD - The Member of Parliament for PAR, Anna-Maria Pauletta asked the Minister of Justice Quincy Girigorie several questions about the large number of people working as prostitutes outside the brothel Campo More...

human trafficking
By Edition On Wednesday, June 28th, 2017
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US slaps Belize with worst rank in latest Human Trafficking Report

WASHINGTON - The U.S. State Department yesterday slapped the worst tier status on the Central American CARICOM nation of Belize as it released its annual Trafficking in Persons report. Belize is the only Caribbean More...