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By Edition On Wednesday, November 16th, 2016

Promoting Caribbean tourism and health in a global market

LONDON - The Caribbean as a tourist destination took centre stage at the World Travel Market, the largest gathering of global tourism stakeholders. Highlighting the work of its tourism and health programme, the More...

By Edition On Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016

Measures against chikungunya came too late

WILLEMSTAD - At the end of July 2014, the month in which the first chikungunya case was confirmed, there were hardly any measures taken against the virus. This is evident from the report by the General Auditor Curaçao More...

Izzy Gerstenbluth
By Edition On Tuesday, November 1st, 2016

This year 820 registered cases of Zika virus

WILLEMSTAD - After the first case of Zika Curaçao was diagnosed in January, the number of confirmed cases has so far risen to 820. This has epidemiologist Izzy Gerstenbluth said recently at a press conference. In More...

oil refinery
By Edition On Monday, October 31st, 2016

Public Health will inspect Schottegat Area

WILLEMSTAD - All the companies in the Schottegat area will still be inspected this year on the emission of polluting and harmful substances. This was announced by the Ministry of Public Health. Among those companies More...

By Edition On Saturday, September 24th, 2016

Serious financial problems Capriles Clinic

WILLEMSTAD - With the intervention of Minister of Public Health Siegfried Victorina, the psychiatric clinic, Capriles, has come into even deeper financial problems. This is according to the director of the clinic, More...

Sint Elizabeth Hospital
By Edition On Monday, August 29th, 2016

Surgeries at hospital halted

WILLEMSTAD - Planned surgeries have been halted at the Sint Elizabeth hospital (Sehos). Due to a shortage of funds, the costs cannot be covered. The management of the hospital indicated that they are in talks with More...

medical tourism
By Edition On Wednesday, July 20th, 2016

GP Tweed has to close his office

WILLEMSTAD – General Practitioner Dr. Tweed has to close his office at Tera Kora. This was determined by the Public Health Inspector. His second practice in the Paradijs neighborhood must be closed too. The More...

oil refinery
By Edition On Wednesday, May 4th, 2016

The government is challenging environmental foundations to take legal action

WILLEMSTAD – According to a press release from the environmental organizations SMOC and SHZC, they are obliged to inform the community that the government does not respect its own environmental regulations. “Again More...

By Edition On Thursday, January 21st, 2016

What you need to know about Zika virus

WILLEMSTAD - Concerns are growing over the mosquito-borne illness known as Zika virus, which has been spreading through the Caribbean, Central and South America and is believed to be linked to a surge in serious More...

By Edition On Wednesday, January 20th, 2016

First-Zika case in Curaçao

WILLEMSTAD - The first Zika-case in Curaçao is a fact. This was reported by the Ministry of Health, Environment and Nature (GMN). This is a person who has recently contracted the virus during a trip abroad. The More...