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BUILDING BACK BETTER - BARBUDA
By Edition On Tuesday, September 18th, 2018
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UNDP mobilized US$25 million, restored buildings and boosted preparedness in hurricane-affected Caribbean

BRIDGETOWN - The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has helped mobilize US$25 million, supported the revision and use of improved building codes and restored over 800 buildings for the most at-need people More...

Quincy-Girigorie
By Edition On Monday, September 10th, 2018
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Minister of Justice: “Curaçao does not violate human rights”

WILLEMSTAD - Curaçao has since 2012 sheltered almost 8000 Venezuelans who have been eligible for a residence permit. That is 5% of the total population of the island. In addition, it appears (in anticipation of More...

Prison Curacao
By Edition On Monday, August 20th, 2018
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A fleeing Venezuelan sergeant asks for asylum

WILLEMSTAD - A fleeing Venezuelan sergeant is behind bars in the special barracks for illegal aliens of the Curaçao (SDKK) prison. Together with a Venezuelan official who has also fled, he has applied for asylum. In More...

Venezuelan refugees
By Edition On Wednesday, August 15th, 2018
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UN: Estimated 2.3M people have fled Venezuela

UNITED NATIONS - An estimated 2.3 million Venezuelans had fled the crisis-wracked country as of June, mainly to Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Brazil, the United Nations said Tuesday. U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric More...

Refugees_Colombia
By Edition On Monday, July 23rd, 2018
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Venezuelans fleeing to Trinidad expose cracks in island refugee policy

PORT OF SPAIN - Underneath a sign reading “Jesus was a refugee”, a line of Venezuelan asylum seekers 30 people long stretches in front of a Catholic church in Trinidad’s capital, Port of Spain. They have fled More...

betrayal
By Edition On Monday, July 23rd, 2018
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A historic betrayal of the Antillean peoples

Hon. Mr. Eugene Rhuggenaath Prime Minister of Curacao Fort Amsterdam Curacao July 17, 2018 Subject: Meetings with Secretary-General and Security Council of the United Nations- a historic betrayal of the Antillean More...

Premier_UN
By Edition On Thursday, July 12th, 2018
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Prime Minister meets with U.N. Secretary-General

NEW YORK, WILLEMSTAD - Prime Minister of Curaçao Eugene Rhuggenaath had the distinct opportunity and pleasure to meet with the Secretary-General of the United Nations Antonio Guterres. They discussed several topics More...

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By Edition On Wednesday, July 11th, 2018
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Prime Minister Rhuggenaath speaks in the UN Security Council

NEW YORK - Prime Minister Eugene Rhuggenaath today represented the Kingdom of the Netherlands in the debate in the UN Security Council on climate-related security risks. Below his contribution: ,,I am particularly More...

Fort Amsterdam
By Edition On Wednesday, July 11th, 2018
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‘Human rights Dutch Antilles not well protected’

THE HAGUE - Human rights in the six Caribbean islands of the Kingdom do not keep pace with those in the Netherlands. The Netherlands needs to do more to ensure it, according to the Advisory Council on International More...

gutteres
By Edition On Monday, May 7th, 2018
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UN team to investigate T&T complaints in controversy surrounding repatriation of Venezuelans

PORT OF SPAIN - A complaint made by Trinidad and Tobago’s Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley about a locally-based United Nations (UN) official’s “misinformed” comments following the repatriation of 82 Venezuelans More...