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By Edition On Thursday, December 13th, 2018
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Haiti ‘laden with challenges’ but also hope, UN Security Council told

NEW YORK - Haiti is “laden with challenges, but also hope”, the head of the UN mission in the country told the Security Council on Wednesday, against the backdrop of ongoing political unrest in the Caribbean More...

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By Edition On Thursday, December 6th, 2018
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UN seeks $738M to help Venezuela’s neighbors handle migrant flood

GENEVA - The United Nations said on Tuesday it was seeking $738 million in 2019 to help neighboring countries cope with the inflow of millions of Venezuelan refugees and migrants, who have “no prospect for return More...

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By Edition On Monday, November 26th, 2018
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UN Committee concerned about prison, says finances no reason for continued derogation

Poses 180 questions to Kingdom at human rights hearing ~ PHILIPSBURG - The United Nations Committee on Torture stressed its ongoing concerns about the St. Maarten prison system, indicating that while it can appreciate More...

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By Edition On Tuesday, November 20th, 2018
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Immigration Service holds Venezuelan refugee unjustly

WILLEMSTAD - The immigration service is still holding a Venezuelan military in prison, while he should have been freed weeks ago. It concerns the sergeant who arrived on the island with a boat in August and applied More...

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By Edition On Monday, October 15th, 2018
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HRW: The Netherlands must protect Venezuelan refugees

THE HAGUE, WILLEMSTAD - Curaçao is falling short in its policy towards Venezuelan refugees. This is according to human rights organization Human Rights Watch. Due to the severe political and economic crisis in More...

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...

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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...

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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
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...