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Defense Dutch Caribbean
By Edition On Thursday, September 7th, 2017

Dutch military in Curaçao ready to assist in St. Maarten

WILLEMSTAD - The Dutch Ministry of Defense says two military aircraft will fly to the Caribbean island of Curaçao on Thursday afternoon loaded with relief supplies and troops to help authorities on former Dutch More...

Defense Dutch Caribbean
By Edition On Tuesday, September 5th, 2017

Hurricane Irma now strongest category, Dutch Government sends help to the Leeward Islands

THE HAGUE - The Caribbean islands of Saint Eustatius, Saba and Sint Maarten will receive assistance from the Dutch Government in preparation for Hurricane Irma. It has become a hurricane of category 5, the strongest More...

By Edition On Monday, September 4th, 2017

Navy ship to remain in the Caribbean

THE HAGUE, WILLEMSTAD - The Dutch government is not in favor of withdrawing its navy ships from the Caribbean part of the Kingdom to stop refugees in the Mediterranean. This is according to the Dutch Minister of More...

By Edition On Thursday, August 24th, 2017

67 militiamen started training

WILLEMSTAD - 67 boys started yesterday's military training for the Curaçao and Aruban Militia. For eleven months, they are trained at Parera's base to work as militiamen in Aruba and Curaçao. After that, they More...

Public Prosecution
By Edition On Friday, August 18th, 2017

OM: 6 firearms seized, action KPC and Defense

WILLEMSTAD - The Curacao Police Department (KPC), with the assistance of Dutch militaries, conducted searches on various addresses and adjacent areas on Thursday, August 17. This investigation is based on information More...

Commander of the Navy
By Edition On Thursday, June 29th, 2017

New Commander for Defense

WILLEMSTAD - Yesterday, Commander Hans Lodder transferred his position as Commander of the Navy in the Caribbean to the Brigadier General of the Navy Peter Jan de Vin. The command transfer took place at the Parera More...

Oil spill Defense1
By Edition On Monday, June 5th, 2017

Crew Zr. Ms. Van Amstel helps to clean up oil spill in Curaçao

WILLEMSTAD - Over seventy crew members of Zr.Ms. Van Amstel helped clean up the oil spill on the north coast of Curaçao last Saturday. At Wacawa, Boca Ascension and in St. Joris Bay, various teams of the Royal More...

defence homes
By Edition On Saturday, May 13th, 2017

More Defence homes for sale

THE HAGUE - A new round to sell former houses of the Dutch Defence in Aruba and Curaçao started this week. The Real Estate Department of the Dutch Government, which is in charge of the selling of the homes, had More...

By Edition On Tuesday, February 14th, 2017

Military vehicles on the street: ‘clumsy’

WILLEMSTAD - The military vehicles in streets of Willemstad have nothing to do with the political situation on the island. Several newspapers this morning opened their edition with text and photographs of heavily More...

By Edition On Friday, January 13th, 2017

Defense is seeking militiamen

WILLEMSTAD - The Curaçao militia is looking for new blood. Young men with a diploma PSVE or SBO-1 may start in August with a new program. They are then trained as a militiaman in 12 months. Curacao's militia is More...