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By Edition On Monday, June 11th, 2018
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Armored vehicles in Curaçao not because of concerns about Venezuela

WILLEMSTAD, THE HAGUE - The Dutch Ministry of Defense strongly opposes reports that it has strengthened the military presence in Curaçao because of concerns about the instability of neighboring Venezuela. Commander More...

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By Edition On Thursday, June 7th, 2018
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U.S. Forward Operating Location welcomes new Commander

WILLEMSTAD - Today, Lieutenant Colonel James E. Wells relinquished command of the United States Forward Operating Locations (USFOL) on Curaçao and Aruba to Lieutenant Colonel Joseph T. Clancy III. The Change of More...

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By Edition On Friday, May 4th, 2018
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Dutch Kingdom should show more muscles to Venezuela

THE HAGUE - The Netherlands has to show more muscle to Venezuela, says Rob Verkerk. The retired Brigadier General argues for more navy ships or even a submarine in Curaçao. “You show that you have the potential More...

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By Edition On Monday, April 23rd, 2018
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‘Military adventurism’ real threat for ABC islands

THE HAGUE - 'Military adventurism' poses a real threat to Curaçao, Aruba and Bonaire. The Lieutenant General of the Marines Rob Verkerk warned the Second Chamber of the Dutch Parliament. This is according to a More...

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By Edition On Monday, April 23rd, 2018
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Zr. Ms. Holland arrived in the Caribbean

WILLEMSTAD - Zr.Ms. Holland has arrived in the Caribbean. The new station ship will be used for the next 3.5 months to intercept drug transports and to support the Coast Guard. Even before her ceremonial entry, More...

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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...

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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...