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By Edition On Monday, April 16th, 2018
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Police and Defense search prison cells

WILLEMSTAD - Police and Defense searched two cell blocks in the SDKK prison last week. The soldiers took part at the request of the Public Prosecution Service. They have a specialized 'search team'. Nine telephones More...

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...

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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 Tuesday, March 13th, 2018
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U.S. sanctions and worries of a coup erode Maduro’s control of Venezuelan military

CARACAS - When military counter-intelligence officers went to Fort Tiuna in Caracas on March 2, they found the Ayala Battalion's Russian-made armored vehicles loaded with ammunition, in violation of regulations. The More...

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By Edition On Tuesday, January 2nd, 2018
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Van Speijk intercepts 1600 kilos of cocaine

WILLEMSTAD - The naval ship Sr. Ms. Van Speijk has intercepted 1600 kilos of cocaine in the Caribbean. The drugs were transported on board a merchant ship that was en route to the Dominican Republic. It was the More...

FOL
By Edition On Tuesday, December 19th, 2017
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PAE awarded CN&GT task order for FOB support in Curaçao and Aruba

ARLINGTON - PAE was recently awarded a $79M task order under the Department of Defense (DoD) Counternarcotics and Global Threats (CN&GT) IDIQ, to provide base operating support for Forward Operating Locations 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...

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By Edition On Thursday, October 26th, 2017
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Dominican Republic hosts 7th Assembly of Caribbean Peoples

SANTO DOMINGO - The 7th Assembly of Caribbean Peoples (ACP) is beginning today in the Dominican Republic, with the participation of delegates from several countries of the region. According to official sources, More...

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By Edition On Wednesday, October 25th, 2017
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Mission accomplished, Army continues to phase out presence

PHILIPSBURG - The Netherlands Army mission to provide assistance to the St. Maarten Police Force to stop looting after Hurricane Irma and to safeguard essential areas on the island is complete and military personnel More...

Soldiers
By Edition On Thursday, October 12th, 2017
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Soldiers return to Curaçao

WILLEMSTAD - Dutch and Curaçao members of the Dutch military stationed in Curaçao returned to Curaçao from St. Maarten on Tuesday. Commander of the Navy in the Caribbean Brigadier Peter Jan de Vin was at Hato More...