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Sinterklaas
By Edition On Monday, November 20th, 2017
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Sinterklaas is in Curaçao

WILLEMSTAD - In Curaçao the tradition continues. Sinterklaas (or Saint Nicolas) arrived last Saturday, November 18 and was greeted by a cheering crowd. Children from all over the island came to downtown Otrabanda More...

Sinterklaas
By Edition On Wednesday, November 8th, 2017
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Sinterklaas arrives on November 18

WILLEMSTAD - Sinterklaas will arrive in Curaçao on Saturday, November 18th. The good man brings 65 assistance in all the colors of the rainbow. This instead of the traditional black. The arrival is at mid-day in More...

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By Edition On Friday, December 2nd, 2016
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Chocolate letters during Sinterklaas celebration

WILLEMSTAD - If there was ever a time of year to change your name from Ilka to Wilka, it’s before the fifth of December in the Netherlands and also in Curaçao, when Sinterklaas brings presents to children. Why More...

Sinterklaas
By Edition On Monday, November 23rd, 2015
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Sinterklaas is finally here

WILLEMSTAD – After a long wait it was finally the time of the year again. Sinterklaas is here. With beating hearts the children of the island watched Sinterklaas arrive in the harbor last Saturday. Sinterklaas More...

Black Pete
By Edition On Monday, November 16th, 2015
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Protest against Black Pete

WILLEMSTAD - Upon the arrival of Sinterklaas in Curaçao next Saturday Museo Tula (Tula Museum) will protest against this, what they call, racist tradition. This was announced by Stanley Quirindongo on behalf of More...

Sinterklaas
By Edition On Wednesday, November 11th, 2015
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Sinterklaas arrives on November 21 in Curaçao

WILLEMSTAD – It’s that time of the year again. Curaçao is getting ready to receive the holy man, Sinterklaas (Saint Nicolas). Especially the children are excited. If they did behave during the year, they will More...

Mark Rutte
By Edition On Monday, March 31st, 2014
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Rutte says sorry for comments on ‘Zwarte Piet’

THE HAGUE, WILLEMSTAD - Prime Minister Mark Rutte has apologized to Prime Minister Ivar Asjes Curacao for his statements about Zwarte Piet (the Black Pete who assists the traditional Dutch Saint Nicholas). His remark More...

Giovanni Atalita
By Edition On Monday, March 24th, 2014
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Atalita: ‘Asjes should demand an apology from the Dutch Prime Minister Rutte for his racist comment’

WILLEMSTAD - Vice-Chairman of the opposition party MAN, Mr. Giovanni Atalita indicated that the Prime Minister of Curacao, Ivar Asjes, should demand an apology from the Dutch Prime Minister, Mark Rutte for his racist More...

Sinterklaas
By Edition On Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013
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Dutch holiday tradition, criticized as racist

WILLEMSTAD – Foreigners visiting the various countries in the Dutch Kingdom at the end of each year, are often surprised to see that the Dutch version of Santa Claus’ helpers have their faces painted black, More...