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By Edition On Saturday, July 29th, 2017
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Curaçao takes into account 500 to 1000 Venezuelan refugees

WILLEMSTAD - The Red Cross, but also the Minister of Justice Quincy Girigorie and Prime Minister Eugene Rhuggenaath are preparing for a flow of refugees from Venezuela, says spokesman Henk Stomp of the Red Cross. Those More...

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By Edition On Friday, July 14th, 2017
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Curaçao takes refugees temporarily

WILLEMSTAD - Curaçao will temporarily grant asylum for political refugees. That is what the Minister of Justice Quincy Girigorie said after a visiting from the UN Refugee Organization UNHCR. Curaçao has not signed More...

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By Edition On Monday, June 19th, 2017
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Refugees turning to Caribbean

PORT OF SPAIN - The Caribbean is fast emerging as an attractive haven for refugees and the region cannot afford to turn a blind eye to the worldwide problem, an official of United Nations High Commission for Refugee More...

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By Edition On Tuesday, May 30th, 2017
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Coast Guard arrests 50 Venezuelans entering the island illegally

WILLEMSTAD – Early this morning the Dutch Caribbean Coast Guard intercepted two go-fasts with approximately 50 Venezuelans who were trying to enter the island illegally. This action took place in the Fuik area, More...

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By Edition On Tuesday, September 13th, 2016
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Almost half of Venezuelans would leave the country if they could, poll finds

CARACAS - Last month 20 Venezuelans were arrested as they were trying to sneak into Curaçao, the island country in the southern Caribbean Sea, using a small boat — just like Cubans rafters do to make their way More...

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By Edition On Tuesday, September 6th, 2016
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Work load Coast Guard increase caused by situation Venezuela

WILLEMSTAD - Venezuela promises to be an important issue in the upcoming debate on the Caribbean Coastguard. According to the Dutch Government, there are very few Venezuelan refugees to the islands. The Coast Guard More...

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By Edition On Monday, June 20th, 2016
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“Venezuelans will flee their country”

WILLEMSTAD - The mayor of Chacao in Venezuela, Ramon Muchacho this weekend warned the Caribbean islands and Colombia for a Venezuelan exodus. He made this statement in the Venezuelan media. This will certainly be More...

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By Edition On Thursday, May 26th, 2016
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“Curaçao certainly not capable of handling 500 refugees”

WILLEMSTAD – During an interview with the Director of the Risk Management and Disaster Administration, who is also the National Disaster Coordinator, Lesley Fer, he indicated that the crisis management plan does More...

Venezuela
By Edition On Thursday, May 19th, 2016
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Dutch MPs concerned about situation in Venezuela

THE HAGUE – The Dutch Members of Parliament are very concerned about the crisis in the largest neighboring country of the Dutch Kingdom, Venezuela. According to the MPs the Dutch government is underestimating More...

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By Edition On Wednesday, May 4th, 2016
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Red Cross: “Curaçao is ready for possible Venezuelan refugees”

WILLEMSTAD – Red Cross Curaçao is prepared for possible Venezuelan refugees. In the case the situation in Venezuela becomes worse, Curaçao could be confronted with people trying to flee from the South American More...